Fully-furnished serviced rooms in a family home in Morningside Manor, Sandton, with all amenities.
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Your hostess and host are a married couple, Judith Taylor and Rick Raubenheimer, who live on the property at 126 Kelvin Drive (opposite Gary Avenue between Rivonia Road and Bowling Ave). We are conveniently situated for students of the International Hotel School, Regenesys, Varsity College, and Boston College (though not in walking distance), and have easy access to Rivonia and central Sandton. To read more about the house, the property, and the surroundings, click here (new page).
All rooms share the use of the public areas with the owners and the other tenants: These areas include the lounge, dining-room, kitchen, gardens, pond (with fish, but no crabs!) and 250-300m on-property running/hiking trail [video]. The kitchen includes shared use of a refrigerator, freezer, griller, double oven, microwave oven, and gas and electric hobs. The rooms are fully serviced, including cleaning on weekdays, bed linen, duvet, towels, and once-a-week laundry (washing and ironing). Each tenant is to provide his/her own food, cutlery and utensils unless arranged otherwise, and do his/her own cooking and prompt washing-up. For those who don't want to cook, we are in walking distance of numerous restaurants, many of which deliver to the door, as do Uber Eats, Delivery Xtreme and Mr Delivery. There is parking for one car per tenant under trees, behind an automatic security gate. The property has an alarm linked to armed response, a 24-hour security guard directly opposite the entrance, and is on a well-lit busy road. Video Tour of the house.
No VAT is charged on rent. A deposit of two months' rent is required (it may be paid –and returned– over two months).
The property has Wi-Fi, currently free (if used responsibly). Some meals and other facilities are available at an additional cost: Dinner, Breakfast (English or Continental). Computer use 25c/min; Internet access 50c/min; scanning, faxing, and printing: 50c/side (B & W) or R2/side (colour). DStv is available at an extra charge. VAT is added to these services.
Covid-19 Alert: During the pandemic, all residents are requested to sanitise when entering, and to wear face masks in the public areas.
We have obligatory House Rules covering energy conservation, recycling, noise, security, etc. You will enjoy your stay more if you like dogs and cats, as we have several and they are friendly. No pets of your own are allowed except by prior arrangement, and no smoking indoors.
These are all our rooms – some are not available at present:
Furnished Single Bedroom with Bathroom (Room 4) in house [below] – Available Now.
Furnished Double Bedroom (Room 2) in house [below] – Available Now.
Furnished Single Bedroom (Room 3) in house [below] – Available Now.
Something bigger (Possibly Available early 2021): Furnished Cottage/Apartment (or Home-Office) attached to House [link to separate page]
Testimonials (further down the page)
Note: Rental figures below are subject to change without prior notice until a contract is signed and the deposit is paid.
We offer you a lease for a six-month or one year period, renewable. The deposit is two month's rent, repayable within a week of departure. By arrangement, it may be paid (and returned) over 2 months. The Lessee must grant permission for the Lessor to make credit checks on him/her and to report performance to credit bureaux.
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Room 2 is a North-facing fully carpeted medium-sized bedroom (12 m2 in size) with three-door built-in cupboard; furnished with a double bed, chest of drawers, table, dressing-table and stool, chair, mirror, lamp, and 54 cm Samsung flat-screen TV. The full bathroom (bath, shower, basin, toilet) opposite is shared with another room, visitors and office staff.
Rent of R4,500 per month for one person on a 6-month lease, or R6,000 for a couple, includes uncapped Wi-Fi (if used responsibly), TV, rates, water, electricity, and shared use of kitchen, dining room, lounge, patio, garden, lapa and pond. No VAT is charged on rent. A deposit of 2 months' rent is required: It may be paid (and returned) over 2 months.
The solar hot water system is shared with several other people, so we prefer a tenant who showers rather than baths.
With its full-height triple cupboard and double bed (ideal for a couple, or the occasional intimate visitor), this is the most luxurious of the rooms. The north-facing aspect means that it is warm even in winter. The large picture window affords a view of the garden and lets in plenty of light. Facing away from the road, this room is quieter than the south-facing rooms.
Room 4 is a cosy (about 9 m2 in size) fully carpeted south-facing bedroom suitable for one person, with private half-bathroom (shower, basin and toilet), cute bathroom courtyard, and shared use of most of the rest of the house.
Furniture includes a single bed, 54 cm wall-mounted TV, double built-in cupboard, curtains, washstand, heater, chair and desk with lamp. The room is fully serviced, including cleaning on weekdays, bed linen, duvet, towels, and twice-a-week laundry (washing and ironing).
Rent of R4,500 per month for a 6-month lease includes Wi-Fi (if used responsibly), TV, rates, water, electricity, and shared use of kitchen, dining room, lounge, patio, garden, lapa and pond. No VAT is charged on rent. A deposit of two months' rent is required (it may be paid –and returned– over two months).
Your window looks out onto a tropical garden, sometimes with jungle cats sunning themselves (they, at least, think they are panthers!).
Rent of R3,500 a month on a 6-month lease includes Wi-Fi (if used responsibly), TV, rates, water, electricity, and shared use of kitchen, dining room, lounge, patio, garden, lapa and pond. No VAT is charged on rent. Two months' rent is required as deposit (it may be paid –and returned– over two months).
This is the most affordable of the rooms and ideal for a student on a limited budget. The desk provides study space and folds closed when not in use, concealing all those unpaid bills, unfinished assignments, unread books, sweet wrappers, and other messy paperwork. The cats in the pictures are, sadly, no longer available at any price, but others come (and go!) at no extra charge.
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During Natalie's entire stay [Jan-Dec 2016], I was well at ease - knowing that she is safe and looked after. I can only give you my sincerest gratitude! May you and yours be truly blessed. Thanking you ever so much!
Joline Daniel-Fourie, 076 336 1290, jotalie7 @ gmail.com (22 November 2016)
I have thoroughly enjoyed being a tenant in your home. You and Judith have been nothing but gracious and I will always appreciate it. Wishing you well.
Kind regards, Amma (29/09/2011)
Just to briefly put on paper my experience in room #3 at the above address
I resided at the above address for just over three months during the course of 2011. My experience was a very good one to say the least. The positioning of the address was very central for me. 12 minutes to work in Wynberg. 126 is only minutes away from all the shops that a bachelor like myself needed on a daily basis (Woollies'; Spar & PnP). Restaurants in the area are fantastic with all the regular restaurant chains also being very close by. Weekends shopping centers to people watch and chill at (Sandton City + Nelson Mandela Square (No need to elaborate here just really awesome everything there; NEW Morningside Shopping Centre (Tasha's & PnP); Gallomanor Shopping Centre (Burger Perfect). The Wedge on Rivonia (Woollies'; Chinese; Food lovers Market). 90 Degrees (Spar; Nando's; Pollpeta very good Italian; Steers)
The home and services for the fantastic prices is perfect. Fully serviced
rooms including washing; ironing; cleaning; electricity & water. Rick and Judith
have been letting rooms out for donkey's years. They have a very good idea of
how it's all done. I was single at the time and it allowed me to rest my head
with none of the everyday effort and expenses of renting or own one own unit
locally. All the people are very accommodating and friendly owners and other
If you are looking at saving some cash every month, whilst in a happy central hassle free environment. Then 126 Kelvin Dr is the place for you. It gave me time to get my things back into prospective. If you want to call me for more comfort please feel free to do so. Happy staying at 126 Kelvin Dr.
Clyde Broskie, 084 225 9335, clydejb @ mweb.co.za (04/11/2011)
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We are 390 m from Rivonia Road, which is a major transport route. The most luxurious transport, the Gautrain bus, runs to the Sandton Gautrain station from the Gallo Manor Terminus opposite Morning Glen Mall, and also along Rivonia Road from Rivonia. Along Rivonia Road also run Joburg Metrobus, PUTCO buses, and minibus taxis. Cross-town taxis travel right past us on Kelvin Drive. We are also well served with Uber, Bolt, and Taxify.
For students of the International Hotel School in Sunninghill, we are a 5 km car trip away (or a minibus taxi ride plus a bit of a walk): Routes here (separate image).
Students at Varsity College in Waterstone Drive are only about 3.1 km away by minibus taxi or bus along Rivonia Road (cost about R7 per trip) plus a 1.5 km walk (Map from Megaplex to Varsity College).
Regenesys Business School in Sandton is 5.4 km south of us, with transport along Rivonia Road, including the Gautrain bus, Metrobus, PUTCO buses, and minibus taxis (Map from Megaplex to Regenesys). We are 390 m from Rivonia Road, which is a major transport route. The the Gautrain bus, runs to the Sandton Gautrain station, a 650 m walk from Regenesys. Along Rivonia Road also run Joburg Metrobus, PUTCO buses, and minibus taxis, with stops outside Sandton City, about 200 m from Regenesys. Fares per trip vary from about R20 for the Gautrain bus down to about R7 for minibus taxis.
The Health and Fitness Professional Association next to Planet Fitness in Rivonia is 2.2 km away –a quick jog if you are fit (which you must be to study there!), or by the Gautrain bus, Metrobus, PUTCO buses, and minibus taxis along Rivonia Road.
For other local amenities, please see out About page.
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The Lessee (the person signing the lease) and/or the Tenant (the person living in the room), as applicable, shall:
Any act or omission of any employee, agent, friend, acquaintance or relative of the Lessee/Tenant or any person invited to the premises by the Lessee/Tenant or by any of these persons, or any person calling at the premises because the Tenant or any of these persons is or may be there, shall have the same effect for all purposes in terms of the lease as if such act or omission were the act or omission of the Tenant.
If the Lessee or Tenant fails to carry out any of their obligations within a reasonable period, the Lessor may do so if appropriate and recover a penalty charge for doing so from the Lessee.
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