Steps leading to kitchen area, storage cupboard and bathroom.The double volume lounge is spacious, featuring a fireplace and comfortable seating.
Sunny 4 roomed cottage, Newlands near UCT [19]

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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4 roomed airy light-filled cottage and parking on-site at the cottage on our secure property. We have lived in this area for 20 years and love its convenience and charm: near to boutique shops, coffee houses and restaurants, WW foods, services. We are 5 mins to Newlands forest, University of Cape Town, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Cavendish Square; and 10 mins to beaches and the city centre. (For games, Newlands Station and rugby and cricket are all very close).

The space

The living room and kitchen are open plan. There is a main double bedroom and second bedroom which has two single beds which can be set up as a king size bed (tell us which you want and if you would prefer to sleep downstairs). Living room and second bedroom have French doors opening onto a private, fenced, outside area with chairs and table and where a laundry with washing machine and dryer are housed. (The trestle table is stored inside.)

Guest access

Secure parking in the property for two cars. There is no height restriction on access to the parking area.

Interaction with guests

We live in the main (separate) house so have no automatic overlap with guests. We leave you to yourselves but are on hand if there are any queries or advice needed.

Other things to note

We are next door to a senior school so at 8am and 3pm when parents drop and collect, it can be busy at our entrance. In all other respects, they are lovely neighbours.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 22 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 27
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 89 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

Please note that the staircase to the upstairs bedroom is quite steep and there is an open fireplace, so that is why no young children. [The downstairs bedroom has 2 single / convertible to a kingsize bed for guests who do not want to sleep upstairs.]

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Our gentle golden retrievers live next door in our garden but may greet you in the driveway.
Some spaces are shared - The driveway has bays for our cars and a guest's car.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 14, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

10 Reviews

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Gerry User Profile
April 2017
Great location for Two Oceans start and walking distance to Foresters Pub! We only really used it as a base for the race. Great hosts and great comms. Only drawback was small bathroom in a bit of an awkward place.
Martin & Jane User Profile
Response from Martin & Jane:
Hi Gerry: we are obsessed with bathrooms having private spaces between the living area and the bathroom so in designing the cottage we thought it better to make the bathroom smaller and have one go through the utility room so that there is not a direct link between bathroom and other rooms. I recall flats from my youth where one sat in a living room and looked at a loo if the bathroom door was open. C'est la vie!
April 2017

Jennifer User Profile
April 2017
A very safe, private spot within walking distance for groceries and restaurants.
Martin & Jane User Profile
Response from Martin & Jane:
Thank you Jennifer: glad you enjoyed it.
April 2017

Wendy User Profile
April 2017
One needs to take note of the stair case when booking. It is easy to look at the photos without actually taking in the dimensions of the staircase. The last 2 stairs are also suddenly much further apart (deeper) than the rest of the staircase. The rail, is just a rail. there is no protection to stop one falling through the gap between the stairs and the rail.
Martin & Jane User Profile
Response from Martin & Jane:
Yes. The stairs were designed as they for aesthetic reasons and were only used by family. Now it is public space we have ordered a second rail for the less agile.
April 2017

Alvaro User Profile
March 2017
Martin and Jane are great hosts, a lovely couple and very very warm in their contact. There is always a lot going in around the house and this made the stay very "homey" and day-to-day. I go for work to CPT and a personal atmosphere is a welcome complement to the daily office routine. The neighbourhood is great !! and there is supermarket and several cafe's and restaurants around the corner. I hope they have room next month when I go back for work.
Martin & Jane User Profile
Response from Martin & Jane:
Gracias Alvaro. Espero que to veo pronto. Book as soon as you know your dates, and if there is a problem of a day or two, we can accommodate in the house, or make some plan... Saludos Martin
March 2017

Gavin User Profile
March 2017
Martin and Jane's place are simply lovely they are the most hospitable friend South Africans I've met in a long time thanks for having me .
Martin & Jane User Profile
Response from Martin & Jane:
Thanks Gavin, hope to see you on your next trip!
March 2017

Nic User Profile
March 2017
Lovely home in a awesome part of Cape Town. Martin and Jane are both fantastic. I will certainly be back.

Jon User Profile
February 2017
Lovely place in residential Newlands. A short walk to shops and the forest, for everything else there's always an Uber 2 minutes away. Great hosts. Responsive on Airbnb and text if need be. 10/10 would stay here again.

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Martin & Jane User Profile

Hi, Martin is a retired mechanical engineer and Jane is a communication consultant and university lecturer. Our four boys once filled this big property but have left, so now we have two cottages to let and enjoy the different guests/tenants who visit. Many we still hear from.

We have extensive knowledge about Cape Town and its surrounds from cultural and arts, and local tradition to food and wine, and sport.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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