The Wendy House - Melville Smart Home

Tiny home hosted by Steven

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Fast wifi
At 190 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.


Every booking includes free protection from Host cancellations, listing inaccuracies, and other issues like trouble checking in.
The Wendy House smart home, is clean and simple. It's perfect for short term visitors to Joburg needing a comfortable space to discover Melville and the rest of the city.

In a secluded spot in the garden, The Wendy House is 2 blocks from all the restaurants, bars and shops that Melville is famous for.

"Alexa," your in-room host, will turn the lights on and off, play music, and entertain you.

I also offer meet and greet airport transfers, laundry facilities, superfast Wifi and in-room massage

The space
The Wendy House is all you need for a perfect night or two in Johannesburg. Insulated from the elements, cool in summer, with a wall mounted panel heater and a heated blanket on the bed, it's warm and cozy in winter.

I offer a queen size bed, with luxury linen, ensuite shower room with complimentary toiletries, free tea and real ground coffee, as well as free, blazing fast and unlimited fibre wifi.

And of course, Amazon Echo Dot, "Alexa," to keep you informed and entertained. She'll even turn the lights on and off for you.

Laundry facilities charged at the following extra prices:

R50 per load for access to washing machine, dryer and iron for do it yourself.
R100 per load to be washed, dried and folded for you.
R150 per load to be washed, dried, ironed and folded for you.

In room massage offered for an extra charge by a local massage therapist, Zama Cele of Paradise Beauty Spa. Best to book before you come, but you can try on the night if she's available. Her last appointments are 10PM for the massage to end at 11PM. I can add her charge to your AirBnb bill if you don't have cash on you. Ask me for her contact details.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Fast wifi – 190 Mbps
Free parking on premises
8" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix
Paid washer – In building
Paid dryer – In building
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

7 nights in Johannesburg

Aug 1, 2022 - Aug 8, 2022

4.78 out of 5 stars from 314 reviews


Where you’ll be

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Ranked by Time Out amongst the 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world, Melville is both a bohemian as well as trendy village with many great restaurants, bars and shops. The area is popular among journalists, humanitarian workers, academics, artists, writers and students.

It's ideally located for visiting other nearby tourist attractions such as Gold Reef City, Constitution Hill, Newtown, Maboneneg and Rosebank. It's a stones throw from WITS and UJ Universities and close to Helen Joseph and Charlotte Maxeke hospitals.

Situated 30 minutes from OR Tambo International airport it's the perfect place for a 1 or 2 night layover.

Hosted by Steven

  1. Joined in August 2015
  • 771 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I work in foreign TV news covering the African continent. When I'm not away I love spending time with my two sons or watching live music around Johannesburg. I love cooking and good food.

During your stay

I live on the property and can tell you all about the local restaurants and bars which are just two streets away. Gogo, the house cleaner, lives on the property and is always willing to help too.

Just ask.

But if you don't, we'll assume that you're fine and will leave you well alone during your stay. Please don't be offended, this only means we are respecting your privacy.

As a foreign news journalist I've travelled Africa for the last 25 years, at the drop of a hat, so if there's anything you need to know about where you're coming to, or where you may be headed next in Africa, just ask, I'll share my latest knowledge and contacts with you
I live on the property and can tell you all about the local restaurants and bars which are just two streets away. Gogo, the house cleaner, lives on the property and is always willi…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No smoke alarm
Security camera/recording device Show more
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more

Cancellation policy