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Makayabella Room 1 - door onto beautiful garden.

SuperhostStormsrivier, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Private room in house hosted by Estelle
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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Your accommodation has a Mediterranean look, surrounded by a tree-rich, mostly indigenous garden which was developed organically by me since 2005. The view to the sunny north features Storms River Peak with a strip of Fynbos which consist of small scrubby plants, Erica, Proteas and Restio reeds.
Take a 2 km walk along the old Port Elizabeth road to the cool leafy Plaatbos indigenous forest. You will pass the Segway centre, some eateries, a craft beer brewery and the canopy tour company.

The space
My house is in a large peaceful garden.
Guests are welcome to share the kitchen and lounge where there is a slow combustion stove which my son or I light on cold days.
The Within 1km there are restaurants, a hotel and local brewery, groceries and booking offices for different adventures. The gate to Plaatbos indigenous forest is 2 km away and a short walk through our 'Fynbos' is close to my house.

Guest access
My property is fenced and guests will enter from Fynbos street into the property through a gated entrance for safe parking. The gate is electronically opened and closed. Guests can walk freely in my lovely large garden with winding pathways which lead to a vegetable and herb garden and a chicken enclosure and bee hives on the Eastern side.

Other things to note
Eco-friendly life style:
The garden is large, I protect all wild life in it and I use no insecticides.
Rain water is collected via roof gutters into 3 tanks. A 4th tank holds ground water.
The liquid soaps I provide are eco-friendly.
The toilet paper is made from sugar cane pulp.
I recycle everything:
Glass and recyclable plastics and milk boxes and tins are collected by a company on Fridays.
Compost is made with vegetable peels, cardboard, tissues from kitchen and newspaper on which my chickens have pooped.
Grey water from showers and basins go back into the earth.
Black water from toilets go into 2 underground tanks where beneficial organisms process the contents. Then that water is filtered through a French drain and it goes back into the earth.
Your accommodation has a Mediterranean look, surrounded by a tree-rich, mostly indigenous garden which was developed organically by me since 2005. The view to the sunny north features Storms River Peak with a strip of Fynbos which consist of small scrubby plants, Erica, Proteas and Restio reeds.
Take a 2 km walk along the old Port Elizabeth road to the cool leafy Plaatbos indigenous forest. You will pass the…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating
First aid kit
Essentials
Lock on bedroom door
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Stormsrivier, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Storms River Village is a small village with trees and green street verges and beautiful gardens, a number of tourist adventures and restaurants with delicious craft beer. If you continue along our main street, Darnell street, in a easterly direction you will enter the indigenous forest called Plaatbos, with small streams across the road which enter into the Storms river. These streams become wonderful fast flowing streams when we have a lot of rain. A few kilometers down hill you will arrive at the Storms river and a picnic site and a low cement bridge. There are also many other hikes on narrower tracks which you can take.
Storms River Village is a small village with trees and green street verges and beautiful gardens, a number of tourist adventures and restaurants with delicious craft beer. If you continue along our main street…

Hosted by Estelle

Joined in January 2018
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Hello dear guests, I live in a beautiful part of S.A., close to the Tsitsikamma National Park, the Bungy Jump, the beautiful Afro-montaine forests, 2 ziplines, Segway rides and hiking trails. I'm a grandmother of 4 grandchildren who call me Gogo ( the Xhosa word for grandmother). I am I am a single woman, vegetarian (mostly), a passionate gardener, I love reading and have no TV . Another passion of mine is my ongoing vision to see that everyone in the village recycle their household refuse. I have 2 bedrooms listed, you may share the kitchen and there is a big garden in which you can wander. Come and enjoy all the adventure activities, the peaceful forests and this small village with its green gardens.
Hello dear guests, I live in a beautiful part of S.A., close to the Tsitsikamma National Park, the Bungy Jump, the beautiful Afro-montaine forests, 2 ziplines, Segway rides and hik…
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During your stay
Guests are welcome to contact me or my son via a phone call or can access with a knock on our door as we both live on the property.

I live in the large loft space.

My son Nicholas lives in the his apartment cum studio next to the main house.
Two dogs, Perry and Chooky, and Jean Gray, my son's cat, share the property with us.
Also some chickens and bees in 2 beehives.
Guests are welcome to contact me or my son via a phone call or can access with a knock on our door as we both live on the property.

I live in the large loft space…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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