I stayed at Nicki's parents' Constantia Cottage for 2.5 months in the winter season. I was a recent college graduate living with my boyfriend in the AirBnB. I was interning in Hout Bay and found the cottage to be a great location to everything.
-Going into Hout Bay took 20 minutes in the mornings and around 30 minutes during the afternoons
-the Cottage is around 4 minutes away from the main shopping center, grocery stores, restaurants, and gym (which was SUCH A HUGE PLUS!)
-there are a lot of Ubers in the area, so commuting to different areas is no problem at all!
-the cottage is located in a very safe neighborhood! There is a gate for entrance
-the cottage also has its own security alarm system that you can set when you leave
-there is a neighborhood guard that patrols the street at night in his car. Once, a friend came to visit us in the evening. The patrol immediately drove near our friend to ensure our safety
-there are also beams that may be set at night
-this was the perfect size for my boyfriend and me! We had enough space in the kitchen area to store all of our groceries
-There is also a beautiful patio that overlooks the garden. We enjoyed sipping our morning tea with Table Mountain in the background!
-the freezer is a bit small and there isn't an exhaust hood, so smoke may accumulate if you're cooking a large meal
-tons of closet space
-the bed is also very comfy. We were warm during the winter
Hosts & Staff:
-Esther, the cleaning staff member, is great! She is caring, friendly, and polite!
-The gardener was also friendly
-Nicki was a great host! We would primarily communicate through her if we had any issues or concerns with our living arrangement. She responds promptly and is always willing to help.
-Carol and Stuart, the owners of the cottage, are sweet and caring! They are very friendly and frequently asked if we needed anything (i.e. they replaced the heater gas when it became empty). They definitely gave us tons of privacy and space to live comfortably and peacefully.
-Bobby and Mila, the fluffy poodles, were also a pleasure to see and interact with on a weekly basis!
Overall, this is a great place to stay at. We felt right at home and enjoyed every second! I would definitely come back again. Thank you for everything, Carol and Stuart!