JBay Coliving

JBay Coliving

Based on 21 reviews
Price from $749 / month
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About JBay Coliving

JBay Coliving was started by a few surfers who love the waves of JBay. The project aims to prove that a vibrant co-working community can make a big difference in a small town. We have an idea that exciting things happen when diverse skills and experiences from all over the world come together under one roof.

We are entrepreneurs, digital nomads, or people who prefer to get out of the house to work in an inspiring environment. Some of us are travelers, and some of us are from here. We're in JBay because we all share a common mindset that a good balance between work, nature, and outdoor activities is a healthy way to live.

The JBay Coliving team provides the office infrastructure and necessities at the space, but we also lean on members to bring their ideas and good vibes. This is a community project! All rental contributions we receive from members go directly back into improving the space and, hopefully, over time, making JBay a better place to live, work and visit!

JBay Coliving's latest reviews

Clara G Jun 2024 5.00

I had a wonderful month here! Michael, Karin, and Paula are amazing hosts, making sure each guest feels at home. They are always available to give a ride, take you on adventures in the wild, or enjoy a nice brunch. The house is breathtaking, spacious, and boasts a gorgeous ocean view. The rooms are just as stunning. You're only minutes away by foot from a well-known surf spot, perfect for watching surfers with your coffee.

You also have free access to the Green room, a coworking space about 15 minutes by bike from the house. It's a great place where locals and remote workers can work, chat, and even shower after a surf session; there's a beginner/intermediate surf spot right in front of the coworking space, making it ideal to catch some waves between calls.

I really recommend staying here if you love nature and surfing. You'll find a great community and a positive vibe. It's not suited for those who enjoy partying hard, as the area quiets down after 9 PM, but it's perfect for unwinding, surfing, and living a slow life. The surroundings are incredible, with places like the garden road, an elephant park, a game reserve, and more to explore. I also loved the free yoga classes twice a week!

manon May 2024 5.00

In one word: incredible. Staying here, you will not regret it!

I was fortunate enough to stay at this coliving space twice, both for a month. Each experience was nothing short of amazing. The house comes with everything you could possibly need and then some. You'll find the best views, spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms, a clean kitchen, and lovely hosts eager to share insights about the local area. There's even surfboard storage, a coliving space right on the premises, and an office setup that allows you to work alongside locals. They offer free bikes, communal dinners at no extra cost, and you're surrounded by the best people.

A must-see: the sunrise from the sundeck is spectacular.

Oh, and the surfing conditions are great too.

A shoutout to Michael, Karen, Steffi, and Thuba for making my stays memorable.

Tom A Apr 2024 5.00

I loved my time here! ❤️

The house is really spacious and beautifully designed, offering great views of the ocean as you work or chill. There's a big kitchen equipped with everything you might need. Though I didn't use it much since I discovered a local restaurant with a fantastic selection of vegan meals. The garden also offers some herbs and fruits and vegetables to use while cooking. Often, the best part of my day was waking up, drawing the curtains, and soaking in the peaceful energy of the sea and sun from my balcony.

It's a short bike ride to the coliving space if you fancy a change of work scenery and want to meet some more people. A golf course nearby became a regular spot for us, and of course, the beach is just a 5-minute walk away, offering great waves for surfers. I also found a great gym by the coliving space, a Kinotherapist, a Chiropractor, and a nice massage place for those looking to heal injuries and get in shape. 🏄‍♂️💪

Every week, we had a family dinner which was loads of fun, and often there were excursions on the weekend. I used this place as a base to explore the garden route, which is an epic road trip! Also checked out safaris and music festivals, so there's a lot to see and do. But each time I came back, I felt so peaceful, like returning home.

Everything during my stay was included, and there’s no load shedding in the house.

Last but not least, the team here is awesome, friendly, and kind, really making you feel at home.

Highly recommend!

Until the next time. It’s been a jol! 🤙

Sanne W Mar 2024 5.00

I had a great time here. The welcome was warm, and everyone was really kind. It felt like my own home during my month-long stay in the coliving.

Antoine C Mar 2024 5.00

I had an amazing experience working from this coliving space. The staff was incredible, always going above and beyond to ensure our needs were met. The yoga sessions provided a fantastic way to unwind after a busy day. Highly recommend it for anyone looking for a blend of productivity and relaxation.

Ar N Mar 2024 5.00

This coliving is everything you could wish for and more. The design is even more stunning than in the photos, it has all the niceties, and the staff is incredibly friendly. They truly make you feel at home, and it genuinely does feel like it. The rooms have everything you need to relax and are very well thought out. The entire house is incredibly clean. Additionally, there's no loadshedding at all here. Supermarkets, great coffee, and restaurants are within walking distance. And of course, the location itself will give you calm and peace because it's so laid back. But beware: you may never want to leave! I can recommend this coliving without any reservations. Best coliving ever.

Klára Mar 2024 5.00

I have to say, this stay made our amazing trip even better! The house is fantastic, and so are the people there. We would love to return one day, and seeing others come back as well truly speaks volumes.

We enjoyed some dinners together, which were super nice. However, if you're not in the mood for socializing, that's perfectly fine too. With this coliving, there's also free access to a nice coworking space, allowing for a change of scenery for work. The only thing I'd suggest improving are the bikes; some were quite challenging to ride on, but it added a fun workout before morning surf, haha.

There's no power interruption, excellent coffee, a great vibe, and a beautiful and cozy environment. I definitely recommend it!

Victoria J Mar 2024 5.00

I stayed at this coliving space for 2 months and my experience was great. Anis and Colette are very caring and proactive. Even when I had any issues, their resolution was always very quick and attentive. The welcoming environment makes all the difference for long stays. I will always remember my stay fondly and I'm already planning my return.

Anna Z Mar 2024 5.00

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a month and were sad to leave, though with a resolution to come back for a longer time next year.

I really loved every aspect of this coliving space. First and foremost, the wonderful owner and his sister welcoming us so kindly, and making sure everybody has what they need. The house is an absolute gem. It is very spacious and offers lots of areas to work from, to sit together with other residents or just to sit in peace and silence reading a book.

The views from the balcony are stunning, and sometimes you can even see dolphins in the ocean from there. We especially loved the proximity to the beach, which we visited every morning to start our days, and the big kitchen with plenty of space to cook.

The supermarket and some restaurants/coffee spots are within walking distance too, so I don't think it's necessary to have a car, though it would be convenient. There are bikes available as well, which we occasionally made use of. Living here gave us access to the coworking space, where I went for a couple of days during the week and felt very productive working from.

I like the idea of community events for residents to partake in, such as shared meals. One week, a chef came by to cook dinner for us, which was incredibly delicious. Another week, one of the residents volunteered to cook a meal for everyone. Also, there are activities happening on the weekends, that residents are free to join.

I think this is the perfect place if you want a chill coliving experience, where you have plenty of space to do your thing, but also the opportunity to come together with others if you feel like it. It's not overly crowded, which I particularly enjoyed.

We're really looking forward to coming back next year.

Sarah M Feb 2024 5.00

I absolutely loved my experience at this coliving space! The house is incredible and feels even more expansive when you're there in person. It's equipped with everything I could possibly need, making my stay extremely comfortable.

The team overseeing the space is exceptionally kind and always ready to lend a helping hand. Their warmth really contributes to the welcoming atmosphere. One of my favorite experiences was the weekly family dinner where we get to share delicious meals and enjoy each other's company, making it truly feel like a close-knit community.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great atmosphere and an ideal work environment. My time here was thoroughly enjoyable, and it's an experience I'll cherish.

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