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I'M Original, Cosy Pool View
I'M Original, Cosy Pool View
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Welcome to your modern, compact and comfortable Melville apartment overlooking a beautiful swimming pool. It is the perfect space to chill and enjoy a lock up and go life style in a friendly and safe compound with a sauna and fibre wifi, only steps away from the historic UNESCO Melville Koppies and funky 7th St. You also have your own patio and private entrance and parking.

The space

It is the real Melville. You have the Koppies on your door to wonder & view Jozi's famed skyline. It is also a space with immense natural light pouring in and replenishing your experience. Also, on your patio you can experience sundowners around our stunning pool.

Guest access

The apartment has its own safe parking and private entrance.

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

For a nominal fee, you can enjoy our amazing sauna. Please note that prior arrangement is required so that we never disturb you.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Extra people $24 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $24 NZD
Security Deposit $142 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
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
2 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Laurent User Profile
November 2017
A very perfect address in Melville. The place is quiet, clean, nice. You can hear the birds singing. Ingrid is super warm and welcoming and the pool is great !!!

Tarafa User Profile
September 2017
Ingrid's place is awesome. Can't wait to come again!

Claudia User Profile
September 2017
I enjoy the privacy and also the silence. Can 't be better for a good sleep after a busy day. I felt at home. A little chilly inside the bathroom, was end of winter and there are only heaters at the bedroom and at the living room .The hot water was not working the day i arrived and i took a good shower in a bathroom next to my room. Ingrid offer other 2 bathrooms in the house. The problem was solved the next day and the shower was working perfectly, really hot and powerful. There were something going on with the energy that was pushing too much the force, i guess, cause the power went off in half of the living room and i had to turned the key on again. After that, everything went fantastic for the rest of my stay. There were little touches and details besides fruits, portions of coffee , tea bags , a map, useful telephone numbers that makes the diference. Ingrid gave some personality to the place , but not excessive. Not far from 7th street, it s a good walk during the day. The best way to get around is Uber, they come super fast and the fares are ok for a few days. During my stay i had no phone number, just wifi . It worked perfectly. Ingrid was great and around by (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), checking if everything was ok. An attentive host and an interesting person to chat. Also there was Catherine helping when Ingrid was not available. Great spot in Melville!
Ingrid User Profile
Response from Ingrid:
Thanks so much Claudia - it was lovely to meet you. We do apologies for the temporary power and water issues. As mentioned, this has never happened, so we are very happy to offer a discount when you return for any inconvenience :-0)
September 2017

Greg User Profile
July 2017
Lovely place, we'd stay here again in Melville

Leith User Profile
May 2017
A lovely place to base yourself when in Johannesburg. Lovely quiet and treed neighborhood, close to the vibey Melville business district. Lovely places to walk close by. Easy access to the business districts of Johannesburg. And Ingrid is a wonderful host who knows exactly how much space to give her hosts.

Renato User Profile
May 2017
Staying at I'm Original was genuinely the best Airbnb experience I've ever had. The place is extremely cozy and the location was perfect for my needs. Uber rides will take you everywhere in no time. Melville is a really nice place and the 7th Street is filled with nice restaurants and shops that must be visited. Ingrid is such a great host. I felt like home from the moment I arrived. Besides recommending the best places around, she has an incredible and inspiring background. Her passion for Africa is seen (and heard) in every story she shared. Looking forward to returning (asap) to I'm Original!
Ingrid User Profile
Response from Ingrid:
Thank you. It was fabulous to meet you. We look forward to your return Renato. Do stay in touch.
May 2017

Frank User Profile
November 2016
I stayed for the second time in this wonderful place and enjoyed it as much as the first time. Excellent place in lovely Melville for a scholar!

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 an hour

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