“Unforgettable trips start with Airbnb.“, is what you’ll first come across when you visit this site.
Airbnb.com is a hospitality service site that provides visitors with accommodation options for people to either rent or lease short-term abodes including homestays, holiday cottages, apartments, hostels, hotel rooms or beds. The property is not owned by the site but rather by individuals who list theirs on the site. The site therefore operates as a broker that receives percentage service fees with every booking. Currently, statistics show that the site has over 4 million abode listings in over 65,000 cities and in about 191 countries and has since facilitated over 260 million check-ins.
Among the listings you’ll probably find, from Zambia along Rhodes Park’s Lunzua Road, this beautiful 3 bedroom homestay, fully furnished and decorated to the last detail.
To make it stand out from the rest, the dwelling is painted in weatherproof bright Moroccan spice colors of orange and of yellow for the exterior, while between chains and hanging above the front Patio are potted plants of greens and maroons.
The lounge has a brown leather two-seater with scatter cushions, while a plywood exterior trunk case with an aluminium extrusion has been repurposed as a coffee table.
To the side of the room is a mirror hanging on a wall above a stand with a bouquet of flowers lavished on its surface. A portrait painting of an elephant brings a touch of indigeneity to a space that’s meant to accommodate people from all across the world.
Just adjacent to the Lounge is a Dining area complete with a wooden table and suite chairs made from reed, and a brown vanished timber cabinet to display vases, wine glasses, lamps, candles and stands.
The Hallway might actually be an easy favorite because of its semblance to a museum of sorts filled with opulent accessories. In here are a tall mirror framed by black wrought iron bars between two bedroom doors, an oil on canvas painting of an African bull elephant that threatens to charge at the visitor as they draw closer to the toilet door, wooden wall plaques and white towels folded neatly on hooks near the bathroom door.
In the bedroom are beautifully orchestrated fabrics; neatly laid bed linens with cotton pillows and silk curtains, all in earth tones. Perched in the corner of the third bedroom is a brown study table and a white wooden chair.
On the rear Patio are poolside chairs, reed chairs and a glass table against a background of a view to a beautiful herb garden.
It’s really the little accent pieces which bring together in full circle the dwelling, and the paintings, the reed bulb holders, and the towel hooks pinned onto bedroom doors do just that.