39 Steyn Street

Getaway (South Africa) - - THE FINAL CUT BARRYDALE -


Teri Lep­pan and Ren En­gel­brecht were away when I vis­ited but clearly they, too, have the hos­pi­tal­ity gene – ‘amaz­ing hosts’; ‘charm­ing, friendly, warm and thought­ful’; ‘noth­ing too much trou­ble’ read the re­views. Their per­fec­tion­ism and decor flair is ev­i­dent the minute you step into the lux­u­ri­ously ap­pointed cot­tage, ad­ja­cent to their house on a large plot on the edge of town. The dou­ble-vol­ume space is filled with light, and com­prises a liv­ing-din­ing-kitchen area, with the bed on a mez­za­nine level. Aside from the taste­ful fur­nish­ings and art, Teri (a film di­rec­tor who has trav­elled ex­ten­sively in Africa, col­lect­ing arte­facts along with sto­ries) and Ren (a rep­utable cook who will, by prior ar­range­ment, serve you a meal on your ter­race or make up a pic­nic bas­ket) have made sure the cot­tage is well equipped for long-stay guests, ideal for those who like to cook. Plenty of fire­wood for the fire­place, a gen­er­ous stoep with braai area, and the pool – a deep and al­lur­ing body of wa­ter – make this level of lux­ury un­heard of for the price.

ROOM TIP If 39 Steyn Street is un­avail­able, Moon Cabin is sim­i­lar – not as lux­u­ri­ous but with a great at­mos­phere, for the same price (see Worth a Look, page 42).

COST R325 pp shar­ing (sleeps two).

CON­TACT 082-566-1163, airbnb.com

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