Entrance to the main housePet friendly
Sunny Suite with a View at Thaba N'Chu Villa
Sunny Suite with a View at Thaba N'Chu Villa
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

On a quiet hill with a delightful view just north of the Pretoria CBD, enjoy safe surroundings, and be near the freeways.
The suite consists of a sunny twin bedded double room with a nice large bathroom, shared kitchenette and lobby that serves as an office / dining area.

The space

The house lies in a garden with pools and terraces, overlooking wonderful views. The area is safe and private with restaurants and amenities just down the hill.
The room is quite large with a seating area and air conditioning.

Guest access

Access to garden and pool area where there are braai facilities. There is also a wild garden area next to the guest rooms where guests can be completely private.

Interaction with guests

I am mostly around and love interacting with my guests. Please feel free to look me up if you need any information.

Other things to note

I have Japanese Chins, small toy dogs, exceedingly friendly and playful. If that is a problem for you, please reconsider. I try and keep them away from the guests, but they do live here, and they are friendly little souls.
I love animals and the pets are part of the life we live here. I try and keep them in my area but if you do not like animals you will not be happy.
This is a friendly home, NOT a hotel, we offer warmth and friendship.
Handbook and House rules
Wi-Fi: I have metered Wi-Fi and provide Wi-Fi units for the guests for prepaid Wi-Fi and you can top up as much as what you want. Kitchenette: The shared kitchenette has most of the basics. If you need anything else, just tell me, I most likely can provide; my kitchen is fully stocked. Parking: We have plenty parking inside the property. Pool: The pool is fed by rainwater and covered in winter. The Weather and rainfall: South Africa is very dry and the weather rules our lives. Water restrictions and empty dams are a fact of life. Please help us conserve water. The Animals: There are dogs, cats, chickens around and in the bush behind all sorts of critters, even bush babies. This is Africa, in Spring and Summer we have frogs, which I catch and relocate, and they make an almighty noise.


Amenities
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Internet

Prices
Extra people $22 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $38 NZD
Security Deposit $152 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 8AM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM

As if it is your own much loved home. No smoking in the house.
Pets that are small, vaccinated and well behaved are welcomed. Please reconsider if you do not like animals at all.
Please note that you enter and use the premises entirely at your own risk and the owner takes no responsibility for any incidents.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Travelling User Profile
January 2017
Stephanie's place is magic, full of dogs, cats, toads,birds, chickens and life. Your space is separate yet part of this world she has created. She is so helpful yet respectful of your privacy. She will share a glass of wine or a recipe or leave you alone. The rooster crows... early. If it bothers you, she will stick him in a box and let him out at a reasonable time. :) The dogs bark, in South Africa the dogs bark. Hers less than most. I loved being there and felt safe and secure.

Noah User Profile
August 2016
This was truly a home away from home and Stephanie is not only a fantastic host and an interesting person, but has also become a friend.
Stephanie User Profile
Response from Stephanie:
Thank you Noah. Much love to Juno and Mpho. I will be in touch and also look forward to seeing you next year! Love. Stephanie
August 2016

Noah User Profile
July 2016
Stephanie went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and to get me settled. Initially I booked the smaller of the two rooms that make up the suite (the one with two twin beds) but then I moved to the larger of the two rooms because it gets fantastic light and is large and warm. The smaller room would be great for someone who plans to be out doing things most days, but I needed a place that was more of a home office. The larger room turned out to be a fantastic writing retreat space, with a table set up as a desk with a view of the beautiful landscaping out of the floor to ceiling windows. Both rooms of the suite have their own beautiful private bathrooms, each with a large tub. The dogs are a bonus if you love dogs (which I do). Thanks again Stephanie!
Stephanie User Profile
Response from Stephanie:
Thank you so much, Noah. My Japanese Chins mean so much to me. Thank you for understanding.
July 2016

Malika User Profile
October 2015
STEPHANIE IS A GOOD HOST ,I STAYED A MONTH AT HER PLACE ,SHE LET ME FELT HOME FIRST TIME I ARRIVED AND WELCOMED ,THE PLACE WAS MORE THAN I EXPECTED IN VERY GOOD AREA ,EVERYTHING IS AROUND GOOD RESTAURANT AND SHOPS ,SHE HAS REALLY GOOD PLACE AND I LIKED HER PETS SPECIALLY RUSTY ,THEY ARE VERY FRIENDLY,I HAD NICE VIEW FROM MY ROOM I COULDNT ASK FOR MORE ,I HIGHLY RECOMMEND STEPHANIE AS A GOOD HOST AND LOVELY PERSON I HAD A GOOD TIME THERE .

SiSko User Profile
August 2017
Séjour très sympa ! Stéphanie au petit besoin. Les chiens à ne pas manquer

Guido User Profile
November 2015
Freundlich,schnell auf Fragen geantwortet !

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Pretoria, South AfricaJoined in February 2015
Stephanie User Profile

I live on a hill north of the Pretoria city centre and love to share my lovely home with visitors.
I have travelled extensively all over the world, North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia, Israel, Turkey, Iran, India, Kazakhstan, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
I know South Africa very well, and I love it, so I can assist guests with questions and advice.
What place in the world do I like best? Istanbul, Iran, Venice, Prague, South Africa?.. It's difficult to decide.
I worked in IT all my life and now I dabble in Real Estate, the Japanese Chin breeding program, art and what not. It is wonderful to live in this friendly house and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to experience it fully.
The unique Japanese Chins that I breed are a delight; I try to keep them away from the guests, but they are joyful and friendly little souls, so loving animals is a prerequisite for staying here. It is up to you whether you want to see them.
The house and garden adjoins a large open bush area behind. There are bush babies and various other wild animals in the bush, such that I have to lock up my chickens at night.
The garden is large with ponds with fish, and rather noisy toads in summer; I am sometimes forced to relocate the toads to a nearby river.
I have designed an indigenous garden with elements of organic gardening, succulents and Hugelkultur beds, as it is so hot and dry.
I recycle and have compost heaps, which means the property is a bit like a smallholding, NOT a hotel where everything is pristine.
I hope my guests want to experience this piece of Africa that I treasure!

Languages: Deutsch, English
Response rate: 75%
Response time: within a few hours

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