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Comfy, quiet and sunny flat close to the hustle and bustle of Cape Town.

The flat is fully equipped with everything you'll need during your stay.

The space

The block has a big garden and outdoor barbecue (or as us South Africans like to say, "braai") area.

Wooden parquet floors run throughout the apartment. We have very eclectic taste and have furnished the flat with vintage finds mixed with modern pieces and plants, plants, plants :) It really is a "home" with photographs of friends and family dotted all over.

The kitchen if fully equipped with most gadgets and gizmo's if you love food and cooking. We enjoy buying our groceries at the organic market every Saturday and Louise is always experimenting with new dishes.

The lounge is light and bright with 2 comfy couches and big wooden dining table. The lounge leads onto the balcony where Lou likes to garden and we sit in the sun and eat breakfast. We have a TV and Netflix :)

The bathroom has a spacious shower and a vintage ball and claw bath if you need to relax and wind down after a full day of sight seeing.

Guest access

Everywhere except our bedroom.

Interaction with guests

Schalk is 23 and a professional comedian and actor. He was Trevor Noah's opening act for his last sold out run at the Monte Casino Teatro before Trevor left to host The Daily Show in the States. He often has comedy gigs in the evenings, and you're obviously more than welcome to come along and discover Cape Town's flourishing comedy scene. Even though Schalk is a comedian, he's not constantly cracking lame jokes all the time. We know better than anyone that there's nothing worse than pretending to laugh at a joke you don't think is funny. So rest assured, we'll keep those awkward moments to a minimum.

Louise is 31 and a local clothing designer / entrepreneur. She works from home but is out and about a lot.

Yes, yes we know there is an 8 year age gap between us, but Louise is a super fun and young 31 year old, and Schalk is a very mature 23 year old. We like to think we meet somewhere in the middle at 27.

We love our home and enjoy watching movies and cooking together (we say "together", but Schalk is no Master Chef. He does know how to fry and egg at least, and makes a mean cup of coffee. Louise cooks like a pro and makes delicious dishes. She loves to try new recipes.

We are very social and love being out and about in our beautiful city. We are MORE than happy to direct our guests to where the coolest little spots are, as well as the "touristy" stuff.

Guests are obviously also more than welcome to keep to themselves, whichever they prefer.

We are a very friendly and open minded couple, except when it comes to Crocs. Being a tourist is no excuse for ugly footwear. Just kidding. Like we said, friendly and open minded.

Come and stay and find out :)

Other things to note

Guests can smoke on the balcony only.

Towels and Linens: Please be respectful of bed sheets and towels. Makeup/foundation, face medications/creams, and tanning products will stain and/or bleach linens/towels. Please be sure to remove products before using the towels or getting into the bed. Please avoid using regular hand/bath towels with all skin products. Guests are not to wash laundry belonging to the flat in order to hide stains as this can sometimes "set" the stain. Housekeeping will wash all laundry. Unsalvageable linens/bath towels will be charged to the guest.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room

Amenities
Smoking allowed
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Hangers

Prices
Extra people $14 CAD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $24 CAD
Security Deposit $240 CAD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 couches

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

We keep the noise down after 11pm, as the apartment is on the 1st floor, so there are people below and above us. All the neighbours are friendly and respectful of each other. We also like to respect each other in the flat, if someone is having a nap, we keep it down. Schalk and I both work bizarre hours so sometimes we have to nap in the day and then stay up late.

Our cleaning lady, Lydia, comes every Tuesday. It's best to be out and about because she is incredibly thorough. She will happily do any laundry you have (machine and hand wash) and we change all linen regularly. She always appreciates a little tip :)

We keep our food separate from guests.

No strangers brought back to the flat please. We collect beautiful things and we'd like them to stay in the flat ;)

We recycle and compost and we also have a worm farm. Guests must stick to the specific bins.

We like to keep the flat neat and tidy so guests are expected to clean up after themselves.

We ask guests to respect the common space in the lounge. For example, no 'hanky panky' on the couch please. You have a lovely bedroom and queen sized bed for that!

Towels and Linens: Please be respectful of bed sheets and towels. Makeup/foundation, face medications/creams, and tanning products will stain and/or bleach linens/towels. Please be sure to remove products before using the towels or getting into the bed. Please avoid using regular hand/bath towels with all skin products. Guests are not to wash laundry belonging to the flat in order to hide stains as this can sometimes "set" the stain. Housekeeping will wash all laundry. Unsalvageable linens/bath towels will be charged to the guest.

Come enjoy our beautiful home with us :)


Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Christopher User Profile
May 2017
All around great experience, recommended. Louise is very welcoming and offers a lot of local insight into where to go, what to see, and especially where to eat. The apartment is walking distance to a small shopping mall for all the basics you need, there is public transport nearby, and getting an Uber to the main nightlife streets is easy and very affordable from the location.

Martín User ProfileMartín is a superhost.
April 2017
Our stay at Louise's was perfect! She wasn´t to receive us, but his friend Tsepo was a perfect host and very friendly. The location is very good and it's easy to get an Uber. Its 5 min walking from shopping where you can get everithing that you need. The apartment is sunny, very cozy and beautifully decorated. The bed its veery confortable wau!. Louise was always available by wapp to save any query or question. We really had a wonderful time at Louise´s apart!!. We definitely highly recomend it!!

Davinia User Profile
April 2017
My stay at Louise's was perfect! The location is convenient and it's easy to get an Uber or walk to interesting places. The apartment itself is beautifully decorated and comfortable, and the bed is possibly the greatest bed I have ever slept on. Louise was a wonderful host, she took me to a great place for dinner on my first night and it was great to chat with her about South Africa and travels! Her guide book is extremely helpful and I had great experiences with all the recommendations I tried. Louise was always available and helpful with everything I needed, and she very kindly accommodated my time for checking in. I really had a wonderful time here and would recommend anyone to stay here if you get the chance!

Irene User Profile
March 2017
Perfect place to stay in Cape Town if you like a quiet place to stay but close to the centre. Louise is a great host, she helps you whenever you need something and has an ear for you :) If she is not at home, there is always a way to communicate, in my case it was Wats App. The flat is exact as on the pictures, such a very nice and lovely place. The information you need are so clear and helpful. Definitely an accommodation to come back. I can warmly recommend!

Claudia User Profile
February 2017
Louise's flat is so beautiful and I really loved the eclectic, colorful interiors. The room is spacious, very bright and has a stunning view over the City Bowl. Oranjezicht is a lively, lovely neighbourhood at the base of Tabel Mountain – perfect for morning hikes and a short uber away from town (you can walk, of course, if you're rather the wanderluster kinda person as I am). What shall I say, just perfect! I was warmly welcomed by Louise and her boyfriend Schalk, who immeditely made me feel home and didn't hesitate to share their recommendations with me. We got on so well and quickly became friends, simply had an amazing time together: went clubbing, saw Schalk performing, had lovely evenings with delish dinners and wine.... Thanks for such a wonderful stay, you cutie-pies! You surely are one of the reasons why I fell in love with Cape Town <3

Öznur&Cemal User Profile
January 2017
Communication with Louise was very easy and smooth. When we arrived home she was not at home but her brother came and let us leave the luggages and showed everything that we needed at home. So we had no problem. Location of flat was very central. The flat is clean and tidy. Thanks Louise!

Robert User Profile
December 2016
Louise was a great host in a lovely flat in CPT. Very helpful with any issues and provide great local advise for place to see and experience. Very socialable and friendly she really added something to my trip

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Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.

Louise is 32 and a local clothing designer / entrepreneur / wardrobe stylist. She works from home but is out and about a lot.

Schalk, Lou's boyfriend, is a 24 year old professional comedian, actor and Afrikaner. He was Trevor Noah's opening act for his last sold out run at the Monte Casino Teatro before Trevor left to host The Daily Show in the States. Schalk often has comedy gigs in the evenings and works on acting projects during the day. He has an apartment in Greenpoint but is in and out often.

Yes, yes we know there is an 8 year age gap between us, but Louise is a super fun and young 32 year old, and Schalk is a very mature 24 year old. We like to think we meet somewhere in the middle at 28.

We love hanging out at the apartment and enjoy watching movies and cooking together (we say "together", but Schalk is no Master Chef). He does know how to fry an egg at least, and he makes a mean cup of coffee. Louise loves to cook and is always experimenting.

We are very social and love being out and about in our beautiful city. We enjoy trying new restaurants, running on the promenade or mountain and watching live music.

We are a very friendly and liberal couple, except when it comes to Crocs. Being a tourist is no excuse for ugly footwear. Just kidding. Like we said, friendly and liberal.

Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

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