While we’re away in December, we decided to rent our apartment out on Airbnb. We’ll be away from 23 December to 10 January, but we’ve opened bookings up from the 1st of December. It’s literally the perfect place for a visitor to Cape Town to base themselves. It’s bright and airy, on the ground floor and has two parking bays.
Walking distance to the Woodstock Exchange, Woodstock Foundry and the Old Biscuit Mill. Walking distance to a bus stop and only a R40 (4USD) Uber ride from the centre of town. Surrounded by coffee shops and roasters, restaurants and design and art studios.
The neighbourhood is steeped in history and culture, with splashes of street art on every second wall. It’s exactly the kind of neighbourhood I would have liked to stay in, if I was coming to visit Cape Town.
The house has a queen sized bed, fully equipped kitchen (including a dishwasher, Nutribullet, Nespresso machine, juicer and full sized fridge freezer), bathroom with a double shower, breakfast nook, dining area, office space, Samsung Smart TV with Netflix and uncapped 10MB per second fibre line.
Truth be told, it has everything you could ever want to see in a property. As a tourist, there is nothing better than going on vacation and being able to stay in accommodation that reminds you of home. And if you ask me, nothing will remind you of home as much as this property does. That is the vision I had when I made the decision to put it on Airbnb.
Of course, I also wanted to stay in a home that I loved too. Whilst I think I have already achieved this, I would like to include different types of lighting options, in the form of neon animals, to help bring the space to life a bit more. Depending on your personality, you may find that the overall interior is a bit boring and dull, and a lot of people have told me that neon lighting can make a world of difference, so this could be something that I decide to do once we come back.
For now, it has everything a tourist could want when they have the desire to explore the wonderful place that is Cape Town. Though it is my own place, I couldn’t recommend it enough, especially if you want to feel at home in this amazing South African location.
Book the apartment on Airbnb here.
PS. These pictures were taken by our amazingly talented neighbour and friend, Alex du Toit.