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Your cocy Bedroom overlooks the beautiful garden and swimming pool. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and the smells of a mouth watering breakfast. Cafe's, restaurants, convenience stores and banking facilities within walking distance
Symi and Ava's (the one who types is the one listed first...) loving home can be your base camp to see South Africa, or if you have to brave the city for a business meeting. True South African hospitality will make you feel right at home – walk in the beautiful garden, play with the dogs, indulge the cats, cook in the kitchen , enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, put your feet up, and relax.
You will see us around during the day and night, as the house is also our creative space. Home to a working office where we run our businesses.
We are hardworking folk, we are unpretentious, fun loving and warm - what you see is what you get kind of folk. If you are the same, we will get along like a house on fire!
What we offer:
We offer guests accommodation in our home, this is the place where we live, love and work, and we are proud of our house and the way we live our lives.
Please note that if you do not like animals, want hotel style accommodation with private bathroom, en suite amenities etc, this is not for you.
Nestled in one of Johannesburg’s older suburbs, Linden, the area is safe and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You will find Small, intimate restaurants that will leave your mouth watering without killing your budget, walking distance from the house, as well as a shopping center, auto banks, butcheries, cheese shop, chemist, post office, and bottle store.
We're close to Cresta Center, and Sandton City - which is accessible via Gautrain (yayyy!! ) from Oliver Tambo International Airport (where you'll be landing if you're coming into this country from anywhere interesting).
Other attractions include Mandela Square [ sporting not only the famous statue, but also a smorgasbord of fantastic restaurants, and theater ], The Cradle of Humankind and the wonder Caves [ for the more adventurous of traveler ], lions, rhinos and other game farms [ where you can play with some local wildlife and get your picture taken ] and more. .. We will provide you with route maps, information, suggestions and the number of the local taxi and touring companies.
Eating in - Our food is home made and lovingly prepared. We serve Breakfast, as well as Dinner upon request. You can ask our guests, the definitely NEVER go hungry!
Price per person:
Breakfast @ R100 include :Toast,butter & Homemade Jam; Coffee or Tea, Eggs and Bacon, Seasonal Fruit
Dinner options available @ R100.00
(you eat what we eat)
If you have special dietary requirements we will be able to cater for you as long as you give us all the information - SQ
Please book 1 day in advance, so that we have time to prepare your feast.
Connecting to the outside world:
There is Wireless internet through-out the house, is as fast as it gets in South Africa, and if you don’t download things you shouldn't, it’s free.
We will do your washing @ R60 per load - no Ironing. South Africa is hot, and your clothes will be dry in no time.
The Bedroom is standard South African size, and looks out over the huge garden, and sleeps up to two people - there is big cupboard for your clothes and necessities, plugs for your chargers [ Just remember your universal adapters ], as well as a Desk to work at. We Provide you with clean linen as well as towels.
You are welcome to prepare your own meals and snacks. You may put your groceries in the cupboard and the fridge. All we ask is that you clean up after yourself. Ava might ask you to show her how to cook something traditional.
What makes our place unique?
I think it's the fact that we are just ordinary people. We work, we play, we love and we laugh. The house is homely and warm, the garden is huge and tranquil, and the animals friendly, just like us.
We love meeting people from across the globe and making new friends, so come and stay with us for a while… you might never want to leave.
Nothing is off limits except for our office and bedroom.
We share meals and the rest of the house with our guests, who are encouraged to frolic in the pool, Relax in the garden, work out in the Dance studio etc.
Interazione con gli ospiti
We live and work from home and are always around.
We love to spend time with our guests during the evening, and when work allows, we are always keen to chill out and banter during the daytime as well.
Altre cose da evidenziare
We cannot accommodate more than two people at a time.
No Smoking inside the house, if outside, not near open windows/rooms
Do not throw cigarette Butts in the garden, it makes the birds choke
No abuse of alcohol / drugs
Be kind to the animals, they are part of our family
Keep your space clean and tidy, including the bathroom and other areas of the house if you use it eg Kitchen
Enjoy your stay, relax, have fun
Cancella la prenotazione fino a 7 giorni prima del viaggio per ottenere un rimborso del 50%. Puoi cancellare la prenotazione anche entro 7 giorni dal tuo arrivo, ma non riceverai alcun rimborso.
Hi folks, we are Ava & Symi.
We've been married since 2009 - YES, it's legal in South Africa ;), are in our early 40's, have been lucky to travel a little bit, meet a whole bunch of awesome, crazy, wonderful people around the globe, and have fun in their kitchens.
We love being spontaneous and going on wild adventures, have hilarious 'International cook offs' and, we plan to have a truck load more...
We love good books, and you will find some very interesting reads in the Library, our music selection ranges from classical and opera to hard rock, and local music, depending on the mood and cooking that’s happening. Food and gardening go hand in hand for us, and we produce a lot of our own vegetables and also fruit in season.
What do we do besides loving life?
AVA – I started dancing at the age of 4, and I am still going strong. I am a Professional Egyptian Oriental Master teacher, Mentor, Choreographer, Performer and dance enthusiast - My dance studio is located at our home in Linden, Johannesburg, South Africa, but I am fortunate to travel and teach all over the world, meeting great dancers and making wonderful friends.
SYMI - I am a Business and Life Coach, Business consultant and Trainer, as well as an awesome Web Designer, Reiki healer, Bread baker, and very talented, and published, poetess/writer - I am also Ava's number 1 fan!
We are enthusiastic about life, and each other. We love to have fun, cook and work in our garden, and to spend time with our friends. Our animals [ 3 lovely dogs and three very opinionated cats ] are our children, and we simply cannot do without GREAT South African cheeses and wines [ we definitely produce the best wines on the planet! ]
Our motto is to literally get the tequila and the salt out when life hands us a lemon - life is too short to
1/ stuff a mushroom, or
2/ to go sit in a corner and blame everything and everyone for being miserable.
We believe that to love and appreciate your good fortune an blessings will bring more wonderful things into existence.
As your host, you will be treated as one of the family and will be welcomed with a big smile and even bigger hug - YES, we are friendly, open and warm people.
Mi Casa es su Casa [ I hope I spelled it right - 'Ava' ].