Cats and Lemons: We have 4 one bedroom self-catering apartments at our house in Dalsig Stellenbosch. Dalsig is a quiet neighbourhood, about 1.5 km from the town centre and very close to the mountain with lovely hiking and cycling trails.
All apartments have two single beds which can be used as a king size bed in the on suite bedroom, except one of the apartments downstairs which only has a double bed in the bedroom. All the apartments have a double sleeper couch in the living area, as well as a table and chairs and tv. We have only a few channels, but guests are welcome to upgrade to the full package if they want to. The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery. The downstairs apartments have small stoves and the upstairs ones have two plate stoves. An electric frying pan is available. Upstairs apartments have aircon in the bedroom and they also have double sliding doors with lots of light. Downstairs apartments have fans and a small area with a table and chairs to sit outside. Most of our guests stay for 2 - 6 months and it is difficult to let guests chose specific apartments. They are however very similar. On arrival guests will find a few things to assist with the first morning's breakfast, e.g. coffee, tea, milk, sugar, fruit, cereal, etc.
Wifi. Washing machine. Pool There are irons and ironing boards in the apartments. Each apartment is totally private, but we are all on the same premises. Parking is on the driveway with lights and sensor lights at night.
Depending on all of our schedules we normally have a dinner, braai or breakfast for everyone who wants to join about once or twice a month - sometimes more often. A few guests have asked to use our kitchen and then cooked traditional meals from their countries before they left. I am willing to help with transport now and again when I am free.
This is not a 5 star hotel, but hopefully just a nice place where you will feel at home. We have the friendliest golden retriever, Bella, which you may see around, as well as 6 cats, a rabbit and 2 hens. The animals don't normally go into the apartments. No smoking in apartments.
Because this is a quiet neighbourhood and most people come here to study or work, we cannot allow a loud noise here.
I was a teacher and my husband was an accountant. We have two daughters, a golden retriever, a few rescue cats and 2 chickens. We love to walk, spend time outside, read and travel. Through the apartments we meet wonderful people from all over the world. It is not meant to be a full time work and it is not a hotel. I do not employ full time staff and do most things myself. If you want everything perfect and immaculate, then this is not for you. Our family and animals live here. The animals do not go into the apartments unless they follow me when I clean sometimes. I try to provide clean and comfortable accommodation in a quiet residential area.