Homely cottage in Cape Town
We're a couple of born & bred Cape Tonians. I (Carmia) work for a Fintech startup, and Roger (my husband) is an entrepreneur who builds products for startups. We love food, wine, socialising, reading - and our pets! While our dog is quite flexible and often comes away with us (or stays with his grandpa) we usually get a sitter a few times a year for our cat, Finch, who I would never want to leave in a cattery. We live in a 120 year old semi-detached cottage, which we're enjoying restoring.
Our Home & Location
We live in a semi-detached cottage in Observatory, a short drive from the City Bowl and situated below Devil's Peak. Observatory, or "Obs", is one of Cape Town's oldest neighbourhoods and is typically described as Cape Town's bohemian neighbourhood. There's an active community of students, artists and, more recently, young professional couples. There are a number of coffeeshops, supermarkets and restaurants within a few blocks of the house, as well as two small parks (one for dogs, one for children).
The house is a 2 bedroom cottage. The second bedroom we use as a study, but it does have sleeper couch. Both rooms have ensuite bathrooms - one with a shower, one with a bath. We then also have an open plan kitchen, living and dining room, with a small courtyard. The house is old (120 years) and while we're slowly restoring it it does come with some quirks, but also beautiful wooden floors, a fireplace and lots of light. We've also recently renovated the bathrooms (most important things first!)....
Our home offers quick access to all of Cape Town's major highways. (These highways then take you to the CBD, mountain, beaches or Cape Winelands - all ranging from a 10-40min drive.) It is also within easy access of the available public transport options, but you'd probably prefer using Uber. Should you need a car we can make one of ours available. If you'd prefer a rental car we do have covered, secure parking, but it is a small space so I'd recommend renting a small hatchback.
For security there is an alarm system with armed response. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Finch just needs to be fed twice a day, and some company. He tends to roam outside during the day, or lie in the garden, but comes in meowing from time to time looking for conversation.
Asjas often goes on holiday with us, but when we do leave him at home he requires two feeds daily as well as a short morning and evening walk. He will follow your movements through the house and take any opportunity to play or cuddle!