About House of House
House of House is a unique guesthouse situated in Stellenbosch, offering accommodation of unparalleled style and quality in the heart of the Cape Winelands. We are dedicated to the art of living, creating a beautiful and comfortable environment for our guests.
We offer five suites; a two-bedroom self-catering unit sleeping four, ideal for families or groups travelling together, our fabulous honeymoon suite, perfect for your wedding night or couples seeking a romantic getaway, two self-catering units sleeping two and one standard suite, also sleeping two. All units have air-conditioners, TV’s, en-suite bathrooms, separate entrances and secure on-site parking. We have decorated every unit with a distinct ambience and character to give guests an experience as far removed from the impersonal assembly-line quality of large hotel franchises as possible.
Named for the lively and bustling informal settlement north of Stellenbosch, the Kayamandi Suite offers a uniquely African experience, with decor inspired by the eclectic and improvised feeling of informal housing. This Suite offers a fully equipped kitchenette, air-conditioning, a queen-sized bed with 205 thread-count cotton percale linen, a flat-screen TV with a selection of DStv channels, wireless internet reception and a beautiful private garden.
Featured art: African craft-market objets d’art; found-object sculpture by Dirkie Uys; spray-painted mural on corrugated iron by John House; and paintings by John House.
The decor of this suite is inspired by the meeting of European and African culture and celebrates the energy and vibrancy that results from any such cross-pollination. This results in extensive use of lively patterns, bright colours and unusual juxtaposition of objects. The suite offers a fully equipped kitchenette, air-conditioning, 205 thread-count cotton percale linen, a flat-screen TV with a selection of DStv channels, wireless internet reception and a private veranda facing our herb-garden.
Featured art: photographs by John House custom-framed in a re-purposed suitcase.
Our sumptuous Honeymoon Suite offers a decadently sensual space, ideal for your wedding night or the perfect romantic getaway. The open-plan shower and Jacuzzi bath invites you to indulge in your passionate side, while the enclosed garden guarantees complete privacy. The central inspiration for the decor in the Honeymoon Suite is playing contrasting textures against each other, creating a sensual feast of raw brick, bare cement, textured wood and various metals against a backdrop of warm, wine-red walls.
The suite comes equipped with mini-bar, tea and coffee station, air-conditioning, a fireplace, a queen-sized bed with 205 thread-count cotton percale linen, a flat-screen TV with a selection of DStv channels and wireless internet reception.
Featured art: photograph by Jac Kritzinger and paintings by John House.
A cosy and comfortable retreat, the Mirror Room is the ideal no-mess, no-fuss solution for business travellers or a perfect base from which to explore the bustling night-life the Cape Winelands has to offer. The decor has a retro, jewel-box feeling to it, with walls painted in bold vertical gold, black and green stripes and a multitude of mirrors in antique frames creating dazzling reflected perspectives.
The suite comes equipped with mini-bar, tea and coffee station, air-conditioning, a queen-sized bed with 205 thread-count cotton percale linen, a flat-screen TV with a selection of DStv channels, wireless internet reception and a great private balcony offering a stunning view of the Stellenbosch Mountains.
Featured art: a hand-made, wrought-iron candelabra by Andrew Lord and mirror installation by John House.
This spacious two-bedroom, self-catering unit sleeps four - a queen-sized bed in the main room and two single beds (that can be combined into a double bed) in the second room - and is ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together.
Both the bedrooms have air-conditioning, 205 thread-count cotton percale linen and wireless internet reception. Downstairs there is an open-plan lounge and dining room and a fully fitted kitchenette with everything needed to cook and serve a meal for four. The lounge has a flat-screen TV with a selection of DStv channels.
Featured art: photographs by Jac Kritzinger; a hand-made, wrought-iron candelabra by Andrew Lord; a post-card found-object installation by John House; repeat-prints of pilchard can-labels (a la Andy Warhol) by John House; and a sculpture by John House.
A full breakfast is served daily in our dining room. Guests are started off with a fresh fruit salad and coffee or tea, after which they are served a cooked breakfast. All produce is seasonal and sourced locally, as well as using herbs from our own garden. We also take into consideration special dietary requirements, and will gladly cater for such individuals.
The house also has a bar with TV where we screen all major sporting events, a swimming pool with outdoor Jacuzzi and spacious outdoor entertainment area where guests can savour the beautiful South African climate.
The house is also a functional art gallery, constantly evolving as we acquire new pieces. If our guests see something they desire to take home with them, they are free to purchase it. We will arrange for shipping to any destination in the world.
Last, but not least, we are strongly committed to being as eco-friendly as we can, by composting, recycling, rain-water harvesting and using green gardening practices. This is rooted in a firm belief that we are all custodians of the Earth, entrusted with a responsibility to future generations to ensure they inherit a planet with clean air, drinkable water and a healthy eco-system.