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While champagne flowed, so did the stream of guests who were invited to the grand opening of THE RESIDENCE; the newly built, bespoke 5-star guest house that forms part of Evertsdal Guesthouse collection.

Nestled in leafy, residential area of Evertsdal is a cluster of 6 guesthouses owned by Janet and Henry Du Plessis; The Residence, being the newest of them all.Each one unique and unparalleled in stylish elegance. The charm of chic sophistication is evident in every nook and cranny of this warm and inviting residence, offering supreme service and hospitality.

The Evertsdal Guesthouse collection is centrally located in-between Bellville and Durbanville and offers easy access to Tygervalley Shopping Centre and the Durbanville & Stellenbosch Wine lands.

No stone has been left unturned in the precise attention to detail, offering both character and comfort.

A state of the art Conference Room with the most advanced technology, seats 12 people comfortably. An 8- button keypad (press and hold buttons) wall panel, devised by Alfratron, controls the drop- down screen, projector and amplifier. This literally happens with the touch of a finger.

The room has long window panels, allowing one to peacefully rest one’s eyes on magnificent manicured gardens with a Feng Shui feel of flowing water. Two adjoining rooms interleading from each door of the conference room flow to facilities ideal for refreshment breaks. Both rooms offer a fireplace and adequate display space for eats and drinks. A bar area with a well – designed “under the stairway” cellar displays availability of fine wines. As Durbanville is one of the arteries of the heart of Cape Town’s famous wine routes, one is spoilt for choice and this is evident in the cellar which adds its own charisma to the room. The other adjoining room offers comfortable couches and chairs in which to absorb one’s body and inhale the magnificence of the mansion. Persian carpets cover areas of floor space marking class and distinction.

Chairs and tables flow out onto the deck overlooking the courtyard. Peacefulness punctuates the ambience of this prestigious luxury guesthouse. Coffee machine facilities are on hand. Du Plessis has not overlooked a single detail in the lavish furnishings which are tasteful and elegant. The colours chosen complement each other, offering a sense of warmth and ease of engaging. The flow of the architectural design works beautifully. It lends itself to corporate team building and comfortable conferencing. After a day of exercising one’s mind, the super- sized swimming pool offers refreshing relaxation. Surrounded by tall Palm trees and inviting loungers, it is a haven of harmony.

One is also spoilt for choice when deciding on which restaurant to visit as many are located nearby, be it in the Tygervalley Shopping Mall or the main streets “just around the corner.”
So much more lies at one’s finger tips in this bespoke guesthouse.

The charming choice of light fittings is exquisitely attractive, ranging from lamps to recessed fittings and elaborate chandeliers.

The upstairs bedrooms provide perfect pleasure in terms of pure comfort. Laundry is an additional service offered to guests.

Each bedroom has the best quality beds which invite peaceful sleep and rejuvenation. Mini bars, Flat screen 49” TV’s, air conditioning as well as Wi-Fi are provided in all five bedrooms. Each spacious bedroom has its own ensuite, adequate cupboards and an inbuilt desk to complete the day’s tasks or send correspondence to colleagues, family and friends. A delectable breakfast is part of the perfect package. All furnishings throughout the residence are tastefully coordinated to feed the body and soul. Du Plessis has not compromised on quality in any aspect at all.

The property is secured with electric fencing and is ideal for hosting an intimate occasion, a family holiday or a corporate getaway. In such an environment, productivity and creative juices can only flow freely.

While The Residence raises the bar in the accommodation industry, it is not only a masterpiece of magnificence and a visual delight, it is spotlessly clean, comfortable and versatile in its choice of offerings. One tastes luxury as one steps onto the property.

This new guesthouse, being the baby sister of 5 siblings, is not riding on the success of its family; it has all the ingredients to succeed in its own charming identity.

It was evident that the guests enthused with passionate praise while mingling and simultaneously tantalising their taste buds. One can only compliment and congratulate Du Plessis on her new born and all that went into the conception to ensure that this will not only be an inspirational success story, but that the evidence of her efforts were indicative in the “baby shower” this evening. The Residence is already out of nappies and up and running. There will certainly not be any teething problems. May it deservedly grow from strength to strength.

Bev Moss-Reilly for CPT Bookings Pty Ltd