High ceilinged Bedroom in Victorian Farm-House, 5 minutes from city centre. Suitable for single person/couple. Gorgeous indigenous garden, north facing balcony. Views to Harbour, Mountain & City. Shared facilities: lounge, kitchen, dining & bath room
Gorgeous inner city, urban sanctuary, called The Shrine. It functions as accommodation for both artist retreats-residencies and for professionals requiring quietude for research & creative pursuits. For tourists wanting to scratch the surface and explore culture, art, politics, nature and consciousness - this is the space for you.
Disponible para huéspedes
The Shrine is a large old Victorian Farmhouse (the grand old lady). She is yet to be renovated, and is a unique original in a multi-cultural neighbourhood, thankfully, never subjected to the forced removal policies of the Apartheid regime, and withstanding the pressures of gentrification. Guests have access to the living environment of the farmhouse - and can interact with other guests/artists/residents. There is a Doctor of African Medicine working at the Shrine, open for consultations, healing and treatments.
Atención a los huéspedes
As the host, I am certainly open to interacting with guests in terms of general info & advice, relating to the Shrine Accommodation and the cultural & socio-political and economic life of the city. I am not able to assist with travel arrangements or travel related bookings.
Otros aspectos destacables
Safe, off-street Parking. Close to public transport - My City Bus Routes, Taxis, Buses. Next door to neighbourhood park. There is a cleaning service once a week. The bathroom is simple - a shared bathroom, with a bath, no shower. The shared facilities, lounge, dining room, kitchen and garden are generous and full of aesthetic beauty and charm - makes for good conversations, and provides a trusted mix of privacy & shared living.
The Shrine accommodates maximum five persons (inclusive of Air B&B couples).
We ask that all visitors respect and value the home environment, as it is a unique living space, amidst the busy intensity of city life - it is an urban paradise.
Clean up after yourself always – keeping it clean, keeping it open & creative.
Please to communicate directly, without abrupt confrontation and anger.
There is a strong style aesthetic in the home, honed over the years according to afropolitan traditions. The Shrine is full of valuable and unique objects, furniture, plants and natural beauty – please to respect their material and immaterial value & to enjoy them.
No smoking in the house – only in the north-west Walmer Road garden.
There are three black cats, who live at the Snake Lily Shrine (Isadora, Babulawo and Oya), and a mature dog called Meisie. Please to take care of these cherished animals, together with the smaller creatures such as the birds, lizards, beetles, grubs, worms, wasp and more!
We request that loud music only be played through personal earphones for all residents at the Shrine. Essentially the Shrine is not about loud parties, high decibel music, and ‘scandalous-notorious’ lifestyles. It is about sanctuary and creativity, self development and conscious living.
Be mindful and humble, give others consideration and appreciation, allow for creativity, quietude & privacy; as well as spontaneous co-living and co-operation.
Communicate openly and respectfully.
Live consciously & Dream