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Red-brick Path to Front Door Garden-POV Garden Flat
Surf, sea, sailing & birding fun on your doorstep
Surf, sea, sailing & birding fun on your doorstep
3 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Sometimes wet in winter; warm and sunny in summer, our mother city offers night life, clubbing, theatre & restaurants.
The sun-drenched Muizenberg mountains will de-stress and invigorate. Hike through our Zandvlei Nature Reserve and sight a lifer.
Paddle beyond the breakers off our famous Surfer's Corner (offshore winter winds offer the best surfing conditions).
Our back-garden flat will offer you a peaceful, quiet night of dreamland to inspire you to do it all again the next day.

The space

Taringa, the name of our home, abounds with indigenous fauna in the front and back garden.
This attracts all sorts of bird life, from little rooi-bekkies (red beaked finches) to Ha-de-dahs (glossy Ibis).
We have a Cape Robin which nests regularly and an olive thrush who pulls out our beloved earth worms.
All this may be viewed while having your morning coffee.
That's of course, if you sit very quietly.
And, after a fun night out on the town, it's a great time to sit quietly.

Guest access

Enter through a green teak gate, then pass through another wooden gate on the north side of our house down a path (lit automatically by a safety light at night). This path is sheltered by creepers and trees to enter a tree'd back garden and the garden flat you'll be enjoying.
Each day you may wander down to our white sandy beaches, rent a surf board and paddle out to catch a wave. With a winter off-shore north-wester, the best surf is from May to September in Muizenberg.
Why not venture up one of our grand majestic mountains for the best views in the world. Peace and quiet too, away from the madden crowd.
You may just pop into our village and meet some locals over cup of tea and muffin.

Interaction with guests

If you wish I could show you a few sights, that's of course, if I'm 'resting'.
It's a term we actors use when we're not on stage or in front of a camera.
It's also a reason why I can assure access 24/7 for Business Travellers.

Other things to note

Cycling is another pasttime.
Ask me about renting bicycles and my neighbour who conducts tours of various places of interest like Cape Point, Hout Bay, Constantia Nek, even Masiphumelele & Khayalitsha.
I can also point you in the direction of battery assisted cycle rentals where uphill peddalling is a synch. Mountain climbing is also great fun, and, our mountains have caves one called Boomslang runs right through one mountain. As a teenager I used to explore these caves with candles, torches and friends. Mother always had more laundry to do after these adventures.
Surfing, of course, is all year round especially in winter when the offshore wind is blowing, creating perfect surfing conditions. Some excellent surfing schools on our beach front too.
It's turning out to be a late winter for 2017 so the surf is still good even in October

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people $18 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $22 NZD
Security Deposit $162 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $43 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 6PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with doorman

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - We have two adorable medium sized dogs rescued from the streets
Some spaces are shared - Our driveway is shared between you our guests and ourselves
Safety features
First aid kit
1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Anna User Profile
October 2017
Very cozy place to stay! We had only 1 night at the end of our trip, but David made it very special with a perfect recommondation for our last dinner evening. We went to the Bluebird Garage, a brilliant foodmarket just in walking distance - great! The appartement is well equipped and we had a good & quite night. Thanks for having us and we hope to be back one day. All the best :) Anna & Benjamin

Rudi User Profile
August 2017
The host canceled this reservation 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Kate User Profile
July 2017
Clean, basic ,comfortable ,safe, delightful hosts , quiet location walkable to surfers paradise and cool cafes , or quick link to main roads for central Cape Town and tourist spots
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thanks Kate, Simon, Teo and Jack for being such easy going and relaxed guests. It was great having you to stay - you're welcome any time :)
July 2017

Peter User Profile
May 2017
The stay at David's place was super! We joined him to his theater play, which was a very nice experience. The next day we joined David, his wife and son for dinner and wine and learned a lot about south-africa! David was also very helpful with finding surf lessons. And the airbnb house was very well prepared with fruit, water with lemon and cookies. We would highly recommend this place, best airbnb stay for us!
David User Profile
Response from David:
Wow! Thanks very much, Peter.
May 2017

Jordan User Profile
April 2017
We could not have asked for a more unique, quiet, and cozy home. We were warmly welcomed by Davids smiling face upon our arrival! What a great host! There was fresh and cold lemon water waiting in the fridge, rusks and tea on the counter, fresh linen and towels, all the simple necessities you need for cleaning and showering, with a full kitchen. This place was perfect for a quiet get away with friends. I cannot say enough about how satisfied we were with our stay! We recommend to any and everyone!!

Anne User Profile
April 2017
Me and a friend of mine, booked this apartment just one evening before we came, and that was not a problem at all! David responded nearly right away even though it was already quite late! We got a warm welcome, and felt directly at home! What a kind people and really what a nice Afrikan vibe apartment in there nice garden! They made sure we had everything we needed, we could park the car in the driveway and got our own keys for a side entrance ( so you don't bother each other) we could wish for more! So I really recommend this lovey spot and meeting David and his really friendly family!

Laurien User Profile
April 2017
David, You are a great host. We've only been at your house for one day but that is more then enough to see that you are a very warm and gentle host. I can recommend this to everyone who is looking for a cosy bungalow near Muizenberg. Almost forgot to say the dogs are really lovely!! Best, Laurien,Peter and Casper

Cape Town, South AfricaJoined in March 2017
David User Profile

I am a raconteur and an actor.
I share my life with my partner, two children and two dogs.
The book I've just read is Laura Hilderbrand's Unbroken which I have past on to my eighteen year old son. He gave me Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion to read before that. Both books were thought-provoking; one questioning our belief system, the other highlighting the futility of war.
Just started reading Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible.
Another book which I together with my theatre director, Celia Musikanth, have adapted for the stage and is currently on at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre in Cape Town is Love Sex Fleas God, Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad.
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Amidst all the above fun in my life is a collection of Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes lies on a small table in the smallest room (toilet) in our home. Great reading, laughing take on how we live.
So you see live theatre and classical music are pasttimes I enjoy although I sometimes prefer being on stage doing the entertaining.
Mangoes and pawpaws are not my favourite fruits. Bananas, pears and plums are.
I'll tell you more after I've hosted a few guests. Always ready to host with a smile. The three sets of guests already under our wing were a delight and a pleasure. It's been very exciting and excellent fun having them.
Theatre is the best tool for story-telling and once the story has made you laugh and cry it will etch a place in your heart forever.

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

About the home

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This is David’s place.
Margot helps host.

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