Quince Cottage


Entire guesthouse hosted by Sue

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Sue is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
90% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.


Every booking includes free protection from Host cancellations, listing inaccuracies, and other issues like trouble checking in.
Cruising the Comrades, dipping the 'Duzi, Midmar'ing the Mile, Meandering the Midlands, Mandela'ing the Marathon, Royal'ing the Show, Biking the Mountain, or just passing through? Start, or end, (or both) your 'Maritzburg mission, in the quiet Quince Cottage, a renovated stable built in 1897, bordering the KZN National Botanical Garden. Humble, 'shabby-chic', in a beautiful, indigenous, leafy surround.

The space
This is a space in which you can breathe out, at the end of whatever kind of day you've had...

Complementary tea, filter/instant coffee, and milk are provided. DIY breakfast includes fruit, muesli and yoghurt as well as eggs and toast.

The cottage has two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen sized bed and the second bedroom, two single beds. There is ample cupboard space in both. All linen and towels are provided.

The little bathroom has a toilet, basin and a bath with an overhead shower. Guests also have the use of the adjacent annex with a shower and toilet. Soap and toilet paper are provided.

The kitchen has all the basic necessities for cooking. The dining area is open plan to the kitchen and the lounge which has access into the garden through french doors.

There are garden chairs so guests can relax and enjoy the bird life in the private garden. A fire basket and a Weber are available on request for barbecues.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Shared pool
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

Select check-in date

Add your travel dates for exact pricing

4.95 out of 5 stars from 259 reviews


Where you’ll be

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Parking is off-street, behind automated driveway gates, and under a carport.

The property is next to the Botanical Gardens so despite being 5- 10 minutes from the city center one can feel as if one is in the country.

We are 15 minutes (or within 5.5km) from many schools including Epworth, Maritzburg College and Girl's High, St Johns and Saint Charles College.

My favorite restaurants in the neighborhood include Sagewood cafe, Essence, and Quincy's Cafe and Restaurant.

There is a lovely farmers' market on Saturday mornings at the Botanical gardens where you can get good coffee and pancakes and a large variety of home grown produce.

Hosted by Sue

  1. Joined in May 2017
  • 259 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

I will have my phone on me at all times. Please do not hesitate to call for assistance. I will also usually be available in person at our house next to the cottage.

Sue is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Smoke alarm not reported Show more

Cancellation policy