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Driftwood Cottage has seen a wide variety of guests staying over,  some young, some very young, some not so young; some four-legged, some from overseas, some on honeymoon; couples, singles and small families - you name it - and people love the peace, tranquillity and quaintness the cottage has to offer. Gumtree Cottage, which has only been running since December 2011, has had a wonderful response from our guests who have enjoyed the huge garden, the privacy, stunning views, quaint decor, quirky sayings and original paintings; everyone has their own reason for wanting to return ...
But don't believe what we say, these are all comments from our visitors' registers - visit us and you'll find them there:


  • What a fantastic, relaxed weekend away! Such a comfortable cottage in a beautiful, tranquil garden. We are sure to be back at some point. Thanks for making us feel at home.
    -  Justin and Lesley, Cape Town

  • Enjoyed the stunning views from the elevated deck. Beautiful garden. We were delighted with Napier and surrounds.
    -  Dawie and Esme, Somerset West

  • Thank you so much, Paul and Linda, for being so caring and helpful. I was comfy and snug!
    -  Jessie, Elgin

  • Wat 'n ongelooflike ervaring! Dit voel soos huis weg van die huis. Paul & Linda you are two beautiful people with such warm hearts. Thanks a million for the stay. Amazed by your creativity. Ons sal definitief die woord versprei van hierdie ongelooflike juweel wat jul het. Baie dankie!
    -  Mari and Junia, Paarl

  • Stunning place with very friendly owners. It will always be special to us - this is where we got engaged!
    -  Belinda and Billy, Cape Town

  • Wonderful! Relaxing. Better equipped than my own home! Really friendly and relaxing hosts. Thanks guys.
    -  Gavin, Cape Town

  • Love your cottage - will come again & ensure family know about you. Super. Thank you.
    -  Carol and Ivan, Wartburg, KZN

  • This was my first solo trip with my four-year-old and two dogs. And what a success; thanks to our tolerant and kind hosts and their wonderful garden! Your cottage was a real home from home and the "princess" was a hit with Rijel. Thanksyou.
    -  Colleen and son Rijel, Cape Town

  • Thank you. Your cottage is beautiful.
    -  Charlene, Cape Town

  • Thanks. We had a great stay. We'll be back.
    -  Nicola and Tony, Cape Town

  • We enjoyed our stay in your cosy cottage. Thank you very much for having us and our dogs.
    -  John and Pam, Linmeyer

  • Thank you very much for the hospitality - we will definitely see you again. Next time Mom and Gran will be joining us! I fell in love with the beauty of Napier and I will never forget this first time here.
    - Marcia and Micaela, Cape Town

  • Very relaxing, comfortable and friendly. Really enjoyed my stay. Thank you so much.
    - Rob, Somerset West

  • Thank you for a very relaxed and peaceful weekend. We LOVE your deck. What a great view of Napier. And thanks for the help with the tow rope :)
    - Jaryd and Jade, Durbanville

  • Beautiful cosy cottage. We loved it here, thank you so much! Great garden for kids ...
    - Karien and Ian, Paarl

  • So glad to have discovered the mystic charm of Driftwood Cottage. Appreciated the attention to detail, especially the milk in the fridge!
    - Sara and Marietha, Stellenbosch

  • Thanks 4 the stay we loved it here. It's nice and calm we might come again.
    - Liamari and mum Janali, Kleinmond
  • A place full of character, a wonderful reunion of old friends, contributed to making it necessary to return!
    - Anne and John , Pietermaritzburg
  • An unexpected, very pleasant (too short) stay. Very little improvement needed - if any?
    - Gerry and Kathy, Wilderness Heights

  • A wonderful experience! Highly impressed by practical and artistic innovations!
    - Marnie and Celia, Edenvale

  • Cosy, atmospheric + a friendly welcome. Much enjoyed your kelims and soft furnishings, as well as the milk in the fridge. Thank you.
    - Linda and Evert, Simons Town

  • Thank you so much, really cosy, relaxed and private - we enjoyed it and will come again!
    - Martine and David

  • Thanks for a peaceful stay in a beautiful place, an art lover's dream!
    - At and Hilda, Lutzville

  • Sad to be leaving - we had such a peaceful and relaxing stay. Shanti had great fun as always!
    - Carl and Anita (and cat Shanti), Cape Town

  • Thanx so much for the lovely stay and making the dogs so welcome!
    - Yvonne and Gustav, Cape Town

  • Un posto incantevolte in un ludeo incantato: sento i grilli cantano, la luce delle stelle mi abbagliano nella notte. L'aria è fresca, di un cane abbaiare mi riporta alla realtà. C'è ancora speranza di vivere bene.
    - Andrea (Italy) and Connie (Cape Town)

  • Thanks Paul and Linda, you have created a marvellous haven!
    - Steve and Karen, Cape Town

  • Paul and Linda, we really enjoyed our stay. You have a lovely place! We felt very relaxed and at home. We hope to see you again ... we would love to have stayed longer, but if you never leave, you'll never be able to return! Thanks!!
    - Craig and Carlyn, Cape Town
  • Very, very relazing. Could have stayed much, much longer.
    - Richard and Mary, UK

  • Great cottage. Most enjoyable stay! Thank you.
    - Ralph and Gloria, Kommetjie

  • Every now and then you find a real gem - this is one of them! A great place to spend our 29th anniversary.
    - Tim and Ali, Cape Town

  • It was more than words can describe - we have definitely found our home
    away from home. See you soon!! Thanks a million.
    - Warren, Melindie and Miley, Kimberley

  • Once again we had a very enjoyable weekend - thanks for the great
    hospitality Linda and Paul!
    - Peter and Colleen, Bettys Bay

    Thank you again for this lovely place. It is magical and healing!
    - Keith and Celeste (and Jonty and Jelli), Cape Town

  • Thank you for a lovely, relaxing stay! I'm sure we'll be back soon, especially as we can brnig Honey and Jake. :) Thank you Linda and Paul.
    - Thinus and Nicky, Cape Town

  • Great accommodation, beautiful location - many thanks.
    - Rob and Debbie, Ferndale

  • We really had a lovely time here. We love the vibe and Annabel had a ball!!
    - Adriaan and Fiona, (and Boston terrier puppy), Noordhoek

  • I could not have thought of any other place I would rather have been this weekend to see in my 37th year. It's lovely - don't/wouldn't change a thing. Thank you. :)
    - Nicola, Cape Town

  • What a wonderful vacation, thank you for your hospitality. May the year ahead be filled with love, joy and laughter. :) 
    - Ricardo and, Michelle (and four doggies), Cape Town

  • Such a beautiful cottage and town - you are fantastic hosts and we will see you again in April. Thank you for everything ... :)
    - Lisa and Justin, Cape Town

  • What a beautiful place to stay, it was GREAT. Thanks :)
    - Rudolf and Talia, Cape Town

  • We love it! Our second time and definitely not our last!! Thank you for
    accommodating us.
    - Gareth and Terri, Cape Town

  • We had a great time. We enjoyed the attention to detail in the cottage and the high level of service and accommodation. We'll be back!!
    - Lance and Estelle, Cape Town

  • What a wonderful place to stay! I'll come back anytime - if you'll have me. Thanks so much.
    - Jane, Johannesburg
    (You'll always be welcome - lovely to have met you! - Linda and Paul)

  • Absolutely lovely. Thank you for all the extras. Will definitely be back.
    - Johan, Madri and three kids, Bettys Bay

  • Love the decor! Amazing cottage!!! Will definitely be back and refer friends and family. Love the privacy. Thanks a million!!
    - Kashiefa and Reza, Cape Town

  • Amazing, wonderful, character, charming! Than you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us!
    - Gareth, Leah and Elroy, Cape Town

  • Absolutely amazing setting, beautiful garden. Crazy about the cottage!
    Cannot wait to come back!
    PS: Eternally thankful for your assistance with my bluebottle sting.
    - Sabeegah and partner, Cape Town

  • Enjoyed our stay! Very personal. Thank you!
    - Tertia and mum Tertia, Cape Town

  • Home from (farm days) home! Awesome! 
    - Rene (Nigel) and Jan (USA)

  • Short but lovely. :-)
    - Cheryl and Mike, Cape Town

  • You must be so proud of what you have achieved on this piece of land - absolutely stunning! Thanks for your welcoming vibe in all aspects - particularly the doggies!
    - Steph and John, Cape Town

  • What a perfect place - we will be back! Our cat Shanti will miss your lovely garden!. Thank you for your hospitality.
    - Carl and Anita, Cape Town

  • It was fab, sorry it was so short.
    - Linda (with Yorkie Gina), Gordon's Bay

  • Very nice. Will be back, and also recommend to friends and family.
    - Danie and Linda, Heidelberg

  • Thank you!
    - Jara and Jitka, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Thank you for the coffee plunger and  reading light - and thank you for your help. Great time.
    - Maud (2nd visit), Hout Bay

  • Thanks again for an amazing weekend! Really love this place! Thanks for being such great hosts.
    - Keith and Celeste (and puppies), Melkbosstrand

  • Thanks you for a wonderful stay and a beautiful, quiet cottage, magnificent garden and hospitable hosts. It was the romantic, quiet break we needed!
    - Gareth and Terri, Cape Town

  • Love your cottage. Enjoyed all my visits.
    - Thelma (3 visits) and Alf, ex-Johannesburg, now Napier
  • Lovely place - I have stolen several of your brilliant design ideas.
    Three wishes for the cottage: reading lamp, coffee plunger, compost crock.
    - Garth and Maud, Paarl and Hout Bay
    (Thanks for the suggestions Garth. - Linda and Paul)

  • Very relaxing, our second time and we'll be back. The garden is fabulous and the hospitality great. Love it, thanks.
    - Faan and Annetjie, Cape Town

  • I really love the knickknacks; and the ingenious ways to save space! Well done on an excellently turned out cottage.
    - Cate and Brett, Cape Town

  • It was truly the most amazing and wonderful weekend away we have had so far and you will definitely see us again!.
    - Keith and Celeste (and puppies), Melkbosstrand

  • It was so good the first time, we came back - and enjoyed it thoroughly once again! Lovely cottage, lovely hosts. Perfect! Thank you for making it so special.
    - Colleen and Peter, Bettys Bay

  • You have an amazing place. It was lovely. Thank you for the privilege of making use of it.
    - Corrie and Suzette, Cape Town

  • Fantastic holiday cottage, very comfortable and suited our needs. Thank you very much for your advice on things to do..
    - Fiona, Ray, Emma and Duncan, Barkly East

  • Beautiful cottage, lovely garden, we enjoyed our stay - thank you very much.  PS: Pascals is an excellent restaurant.
    - Bill, Susan and Andrea, Citrusdal

  • We felt very @ home. Enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of the cozy cottage. Thank you very much for the coffee, tea and rusks. We'll enjoy the sugar sticks!
    - Naomi and Clifford, Cape Town

  • Fabulous cottage! Lots of character! PS: Needs a tin opener!!
    - Lara-Lize and David, Hout Bay
    (Oops! Sorry guys, we borrowed it and forgot to return! - Linda and Paul)

  • Great! Will come again..
    - Ruan and Cecile, Cape Town

  • Clean and comfortable.
    - C & A Robertson, Port Elizabeth

  • Awesome stay! Great cottage, comfortable, slept like babies. Hosts were fantastic. The location is perfect too - you can leave your car and walk around town.
    - Susan and Dean, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Had a wonderful and relaxing few days in this divine little cottage. And what warm, friendly, helpful and accommodating hosts! Truly wonderful! Thank you very much!
    - Peter and Colleen, Bettys Bay

  • I loved the single space cottage - decor fitted my personality. If I had a home like this I'd be the happiest person alive.
     - Adrienne, Pretoria

  • Lovely cottage. Thank you! We really enjoyed ourselves, slept well and are incredibly relaxed!
     - Dominic and Leesa, Cape Town

  • Fantastic! Relaxing! Beautiful!!
    - Naline, Bev, Erik and Tiaan, Cape Town

  • Marvellous place; attention to detail; lots of creativity poured into this spot; hope to be back soon.
    - Jacqui and Damon, Cape Town

  • Excellent. Very relaxing. Thanks very much.
    - Catherine and Terry, Abingdon, UK

  • Absolutely lovely. We enjoyed being in an environment where so much is hand-crafted and attention is given to beautify every item.
    - Julie and Retha, Cape Town

  • Thank you for a true countryside experience, your friendly service and for creating a beautiful getaway. We will definitely see you again soon.
    - Melissa and Arnold, Somerset West

  • What a lovely place! The cottage is so comfortable and your garden is gorgeous. We feel totally recharged and could not have had a more relaxing week. Will definitely be back!
    - Toni, Gavin and Tanyn, Cramond, KZN
  • A delightful surprise, An oasis of calm and tranquillity amidst a garden of pure pleasure. I had a fabulous, restful holiday. Thank you both so much.
    - Kim, Cork, Ireland

  • Lovely! Very relaxing. Will visit again.
    - Chris and Karen, Hout Bay

  • Everything was perfect. I would recommend this accommodation to all my friends. Keep up the good work!
    - Maudie and Michael, Cape Town and Pretoria

  • What a warm, cosy cottage. Nothing is missing. The hosts are great. Although miles away from our home, we felt at home. Thank you for that.
    - Coralie and Michael, Cagnes sur Mer, France

  • A beautiful place with everything you need. Lovely owners! Thanks!
    - Anlin and Stephen, Cape Town


  • Brilliant - great ambiance.
    - Jill and Audrey, Durban

  • Alle magtig maar dis pragtig!!.
    - Japie and family, Heidelberg
  • Really lovely, comfortable cottage, we enjoyed each day of our stay and look forward to coming back again sometime.
    - Dave and Mum, Plumstead

  • We had a wonderful stay in your homely cottage! Thanks for all the attention to detail and thoughtful touches. 
    - Alan and Petra, Loevenstein

  • Home from home, super chilled and relaxing time. Just what we neded. Thanks very much.
    - Allan and Kati and dachshunds Fudge and Daisy, Cape Town

  • It was wonderful! We love the cottage!
    - Lacy, Great Brak River
  • Had a great time, beautiful cottage filled wiith 'extra' touches (milk in fridge) - lovely - thank you.
    - Erica and Moyra, Cape Town

  • Beautiful setting, beautiful house. Could use some comfier chairs outside and a pond for the hot weather :) Wonderful, beautiful place though, we loved it!
    - Sarel, Jessica, Johanna and Frank, Cape Town and Germany
    (The chairs we've changed, the pond will have to wait a while! - Linda & Paul)

  • We've had a fantastic stay. The dogs enjoyed the big garden. We loved the house - very cosy and rustic; the quaint shower tap :) Thank you Paul and Linda for being so welcoming and friendly. We'll be back!
    - Todd and Judy, Muizenberg

  • Beautiful, inviting cottage. Hammocks and outside shower a great touch. Beautiful paintings; pithy sayings on walls very entertaining. Not much to improve upon :)
    - Petra, Helena and Christa, Cape Town

  • Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gumtree - thank you very much.
    - Mae and Derek, Perthshire, Scotland

  • Lovely place, everything one needs. Was a wonderful stay! Some shade for vehicle would be nice! Thanks for your kindness.
    - Albe, Windhoek
    (With luck by next summer Albe. - Linda & Paul)

  • We had a fantastic time and loved Gumtree. It has everything you need. See you soon!
    - The Cooks, Cape Town

  • Absolutely fantastic. Only thing we would change is the tap in the basin in the  bathroom with the bath - it's too short!
    - Matthew, Candice and Lila, Muizenberg
    (We're working on it!- Linda & Paul)

  • This is a beautiful cottage. We luvit - very cosy and cute! Thanx, we will be back soon!
    - Elsabe and Gerrard, Velddrif

  • We so enjoyed our stay here. One needs about a week to unwind. It's a beautiful cottage, well appointed. We love the paintings, and we think Napier is also delightful.
    - Mick and Wendy, Robertson

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