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a Little Guesthouse – Home 7582572 Guest house

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 16 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Guest house / 5 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 16

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

ABOUT A LITTLE GUESTHOUSE

ENJOY WELL-DESERVED REST

Situated just off the N1, in Groenvlei/Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein, A Little Guesthouse is an accommodation establishment providing a happy marriage between Platteland & city. Whether traveling for work, pleasure, or both, professionals & families enjoy well-deserved rest when visiting us.

Your hosts, the Van der Merwe family, share your love of travel, homeliness & hospitality. They have carefully selected & integrated certain fruits from their family tree, like the Groenewald business culture **. Returning to South Africa, from Germany, during the 1980s, they decided to raise their children in Bloemfontein, acquiring the land in 1985. A sports bursary attracted them to the City of Roses. A passion for business, combined with the Van der Merwe offspring's nest-leaving, brought the idea: create a home away from home for professionals & families.

BE BLESSED BY THE VELD & FIERY BAINSVLEI SUNSETS

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ABOUT A LITTLE GUESTHOUSE

ENJOY WELL-DESERVED REST

Situated just off the N1, in Groenvlei/Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein, A Little Guesthouse is an accommodation establishment providing a happy marriage between Platteland & city. Whether traveling for work, pleasure, or both, professionals & families enjoy well-deserved rest when visiting us.

Your hosts, the Van der Merwe family, share your love of travel, homeliness & hospitality. They have carefully selected & integrated certain fruits from their family tree, like the Groenewald business culture **. Returning to South Africa, from Germany, during the 1980s, they decided to raise their children in Bloemfontein, acquiring the land in 1985. A sports bursary attracted them to the City of Roses. A passion for business, combined with the Van der Merwe offspring's nest-leaving, brought the idea: create a home away from home for professionals & families.

BE BLESSED BY THE VELD & FIERY BAINSVLEI SUNSETS

Restaurants, pubs, banks, 4 shopping complexes, various garden & lifestyle centres, a hospital, churches, wellness centres & fuel stations with convenience shops, are minutes away. Glide through Bloemfontein to reach the Bram Fischer Airport in less than half an hour, or Tempe airport in 11 minutes, flat.

Same-day laundry services are provided in the area.

A Little Guesthouse's proximity to Nelson Mandela drive provides effortless access to the University of the Free State, the Central University of Technology, schools, the CBD, malls, Naval Hill, hospitals, sports stadia, etcetera.

THE LION ROARS TONIGHT

Guests become family at this 3 Star , 3 Roses, ranked guest house. Birdsong from our large, tranquil garden is interrupted, particularly at nightfall, by lions roaring at a big cat sanctuary nearby.

ABOUT YOUR STAY at A LITTLE GUESTHOUSE

WHERE GUESTS BECOME FAMILY

Enjoy your own access to your self-catering unit, with patio. A Little Guesthouse is situated next to a kopje (hillock), which adds to its rustic atmosphere.

Each unit has an en suite shower room, air-conditioning, gas heater, free WiFi, good quality linen, comfy red blankets, electric blankets, summer fans & towels. Kitchens are equipped with general kitchenware & electric appliances including fridge, stove, microwave, electric frying pan, toaster & kettle.

NOURISH YOUR CREATIVE SOUL

For your convenience we have added to the lounge area a dining table/desk and chairs, comfy lounge chairs, a flat screen TV with 40 selected DSTV channels, including sports channels, KYKNET & movie channels. Self-catering amenities are standard features of all units.

Each unit has secure under cover parking inside the premises & a private patio with braai facilities.

Refer unit-specific descriptions, below, in this respect. Units 1 through 5 pay homage to the ancestral rivers flowing into the Van der Merwes' present day hospitality & business acumen: Groenewald, Aucamp, Jackson (Seeff) & Van der Merwe.

UNIT 1 – GROENEWALD

Honouring the Groenewald lineage: the importance of family & entrepreneurial spirit.

Sleeps 3 adults, double-bed & 3/4 sleeper couch.

UNIT 2 - AUCAMP

The Aucamp tradition contributed a family focus on the importance of education. They say opposites attract, and the Aucamp – Jackson attraction is no exception. National Party support coloured the Aucamp political and world-view.

Sleeps 3 adults, 2 single beds & 3/4 sleeper couch.

UNIT 3 - JACKSON

The Jacksons, having changed their name from Seeff, remained more liberal in their political outlook and staunch South African Party (SAP) supporters.

Ask the owners about a twist in the Jackson tale:

Round table discussions, emphasising business & family – a Jewish tradition. A Jewish family came to South Africa during the 1910s. They changed their name to Jackson, to avoid labeling and persecution as Jews, in South Africa.

Sleeps 3 adults, 2 single beds & 3/4 sleeper couch.

UNIT 4 – SELMA'S REST

Named after an independent, self-driven individualist in the family. A competitive, unpredictable spirit, combined with surprising fun-filled moments and love for horses.

Sleeps 2 adults, king-sized bed, convertible to 2 singles.

UNIT 5 – VAN DER MERWE

Sport and competition have been passions in the Van der Merwe genealogy for at least four generations, and possibly more.

Sleeps 4 adults, double & 2 single beds. An additional bed, added upon request (the unit then sleeps 5).

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BAINSVLEI

Andrew Hudson Bain was a prominent member of Bloemfontein's small population, in the mid to late 1800s. An Englishman from the West Indian Islands, Bain came to South Africa's dry climate for health reasons. He became a big game hunter in central South Africa, acquiring sixteen properties in the newly founded Bloemfontein. He owned eight farms in the greater Bloemfontein, of which he called one Bainʼs Vley, his homestead from 1849 to 1870. Bainsvlei, today.

Location description from owner

The Free State region

Directions to A little Guesthouse

15 Van Blerck Avenue, STERLING, Bainsrif, Groenvlei

Bloemfontein South Africa

(A)From the N1 (south) ± 2.8 km (about 3 minutes’ drive)

1.

Turn left onto the slipway onto R64 (Nelson Mandela drive) 600 m

2.

Turn left onto R64 towards Boshof/Dealesville and continue on the R64 900 m

3. Turn right onto Van Blerck Avenue, STERLING, at the robot 10 m

4. Immediately turn right again and continue onto Van Blerk Avenue, follow the directions as indicated on the blue “A Little Guesthouse” signs.

Destination will be on the right 1.3 km

(B)From the N1 (north), ± 3 km (about 4 minutes’ drive)

1.

Turn left onto the slipway onto R64 (Nelson Mandela drive) 500 m

2.

Turn right onto R64 towar

Bloemfontein

Restaurants, pubs, banks, 4 shopping complexes, various garden & lifestyle centres, a hospital, churches, wellness centres & fuel stations with convenience shops, are minutes away. Glide through Bloemfontein to reach the Bram Fischer Airport in less than half an hour, or Tempe airport in 11 minutes, flat.

Same-day laundry services are provided in the area.

A Little Guesthouse's proximity to Nelson Mandela drive provides effortless access to the University of the Free State, the Central University of Technology, schools, the CBD, malls, Naval Hill, hospitals, sports stadia, etcetera.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 2: 3 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: 3 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 5: Full bed Twin bed
    Beds in other rooms: Twin bed
  • 5 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

No parties are allowed. Quiet times from 09:00 PM to 07:00 AM.

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About the owner

Annalie V
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Calendar last updated::
05 Dec 2016

Languages spoken: English

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