Your outside pool area
I’M Original Beautiful Retro Home
Hosted by Ingrid
Ingrid is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Welcome to your beautiful Melville retro boutique home. It has two large unique private suites, Bamboo and Nguni, each with their own peaceful inside and outside spaces, with lovely shared living areas including bar, kitchen and sparkling pool. It’s luxurious, spacious, very comfortable, calming, beautifully decorated and has everything you need, including a sauna and fibre wifi, there’s even a massage chair to sooth you after a day’s trek around our city!

The space

The Bamboo Suite is the biggest and has a king size bamboo bed, jacuzzi, work area and lounge overlooking your own outside area. You'll love it!

Our lovely Nguni Suite is a beautiful large bedroom, with traditional pressed ceilings and original parquet flooring with its own completely private bathroom and patio overlooking your private, exquisite garden area.

Both lovely spaces to work or relax.

If you want to immerse yourself in a safe, creative, comfortable and peaceful environment, with the fastest fiber Internet connection in Jozi, you have found the right place! We know that you will find this slice of paradise as original, inspiring and relaxing as we do, only minutes away from the centre of Jozi.

The house is on a friendly and safe compound with a beautiful pool, in the real Melville, where you have the historic UNESCO Melville Koppies on your doorstep to wonder and view Jozi's famed skyline. It offers a perfect space to chill and enjoy a lock up and go life style, while being only a few minutes walk from the famous, funky 7th Street. Two additional Airbnb Apartments are on the property. They are completely separate from you, unless of course you want to engage around the pool!

Guest access

The house has its own parking and own entrance for total privacy.

Interaction with guests

Our home is now next door. However, we do hope to host you for at least one sundowner in our unique Roman Conversation pit with windows gazing beneath the pool. We are of course totally cool if you want to keep yourself to yourself and just chill.

Other things to note

Your own peaceful inside and outside spaces, with shared living areas, bar, kitchen, log fire and sparkling pool. There’s even a massage chair to sooth you after a day’s trek around our city!

Breakfast not included, but we do have some treats in your room, as well as coffee and tea.

Catherine will come and clean every 5 days unless you have a "do no disturb" sign on your door.

You also have an amazing pool, sauna and a conversation pit that looks into the pool that you share with two additional Airbnb Apartment guests on the property. They are completely separate from you, unless you want to engage around the pool.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Wireless Internet

Extra people $37 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $28 NZD
Security Deposit $235 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

You must love beauty, peace, people and especially creatives, and treasure and respect them all.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Dazon Dixon User Profile
October 2017
Ingrid is a most incredible host, and her home is a lovely place to retreat at the end of a long day. I not only have found a perfect home away from home, but a really good friend as well. I look forward to more time and adventures in the future! I loved the location, the warm and serene environment of the house and property. Ingrid's home has a zen personality and is welcoming to all who enter. The amenities and furnishings are exactly as described, and the price is reasonable for the comfort and conveniences Ingrid affords her guests. After many, many visits to Johannesburg, I have finally found the perfect place to call home.
Ingrid User Profile
Response from Ingrid:
Thank you for the wonderful review. So look forward to your return to your home away from home ... and the feeling/s is/are 100% mutual :-)
October 2017

Peter Manasa User Profile
August 2017
A must for those who want to experience a quiet & relaxing time in busy Johannesburg!

Pernille User Profile
June 2017
Lovely place to stay - highly recommended!!

Rob User Profile
May 2017
Perfectly located for pubs and restaurants of Melville. Easy access to freeways. Lovely spacious home with great facilities and off street parking.
Ingrid User Profile
Response from Ingrid:
Thanks so much Rob. Hope to see you again.
May 2017

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Johannesburg, South AfricaJoined in July 2014
Ingrid User Profile

I am a filmmaker and a journalist with a passion for storytelling, beauty, people and creativity. Your hosts when you stay include myself, Catherine and Astrid.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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