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Bay Leaf Cottage

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Bay Leaf Cottage

4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
Hot tubThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

Bay Leaf Cottage is located in the trendy suburb of Observatory, Cape Town. ”Obs”, as it is known to residents, is renowned for it’s Victorian architecture, eateries, pubs, shops, theatres and clubs on the popular Lower Main Road strip and is well located with quick and easy access to the tourist attractions of Cape Town.

Self catering, it is equipped with a bathroom with cast iron Victorian bath and shower (in addition to the hot and cold shower in the private courtyard). The sunny, private courtyard has barbecue/braai facilities and a comfortable table and chairs for outdoor dining. Off-street parking for a medium-sized car, e.g. Toyota Verso, is provided behind an automated gate. Satellite TV and WiFi included.


Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Cable TV

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance


31 Reviews

Amy User Profile
July 2017
I booked Gwen's place for two college students who were working on a short term project at UCT. Location was perfect-- central enough for restaurants, public transit, etc... but safe and secure. Gwen was a wonderful host next door. Students were happy and place was great. Will b…
Gwendoline User Profile
Response from Gwendoline:
It was a pleasure Amy! They were perfect guests.
July 2017
Libby And Jim User Profile
Libby And Jim
February 2017
Our first AirBNB experience was a huge success thanks to Gwen and the Bay Leaf Cottage. Gwen has thought of everything for a comfortable stay, from the thoroughly equipped kitchen, to high quality linens, beach towels, a cooler, and little things you might need. The cottage is ve…
Lauren User Profile
September 2016
Gwen was a great host! The place was an amazing place to stay and in a great area!
Shauna User Profile
May 2016
The listing is exactly as described, very secure 2-bedroom ranch-style house. Gwen welcomed us on our arrival and left us some basic groceries, a bottle of wine, and hair care products which was much appreciated! We stayed for about 4 weeks and it was an effortless stay. The kitc…
Judyie User Profile
January 2016
This was my second stay at Bay Leaf Cottage and once again it was a truly lovely visit. With hot summer weather the courtyard is such a pleasure. Thanks Gwen for your gracious hospitality!
Jeff User Profile
November 2015
Bay Leaf Cottage was very clean, quiet and perfect for the three of us. We used the full kitchen for breakfast, but ate out our other meals. The beds were very comfortable. I loved the outdoor shower in the private back patio area. Gwen provided us some goodies, including a bottl…
Judyie User Profile
August 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed my extended stay at Bay Leaf Cottage. It’s a cozy space with charming décor and is conveniently located in Observatory close to shops, cafés and public transport. Gwen is a lovely host living next door with her family and even with such close proximity she co…

Hosted by Gwendoline

Cape Town, South AfricaJoined in September 2012
Gwendoline User Profile
31 Reviews
Hi, I am a born and bred Capetonian and have lived in Observatory for 30 years. I am in love with the area, it’s vibe and the people. Traveling, meeting new people and interacting with different people is what I enjoy the most.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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