Dragonfly Cottage


Entire cottage hosted by Alison

  1. 5 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 3 baths
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This 3 bedroom cottage, in Bagamoyo's old town is 5 minutes walk away from the beach. It has high beamed ceilings and is designed around a walled courtyard with a shaded outdoor eating space.

The space
The cottage has two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and one single bedroom with a bathroom next to it and coming off the lounge. There are ceiling fans in every room. There's a cooker, fridge/freezer and a washing machine in the kitchen. The house is in the bustling old town and 5 mins walk from the beach, the market and a few lovely restaurants. It is easy to feel part of the community. Guests are able to park within a walled garden. A night watchman is employed to look after your car and the house.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Luggage dropoff allowed
Children’s books and toys
Dedicated workspace
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
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Where you’ll be

Bagamoyo, Pwani Region, Tanzania

This is a sleepy traditional fishing village, on the Indian Ocean. Within 10 mins of the house you can walk to the bustling fish market; or visit the fort or the historical slave caravan. Poa Poa restaurant, 2 minutes away serves delicious coffee and traditional chapati wraps. Firefly is also 2 minutes away and offers free internet, a pool and children's play area as well as a trendy bar. Nashe's restaurant is similarly 2 mins away and offers, amongst other things, Karioke on a Friday Night. Pizza Fresh, a 10 min walk away makes delicious pizzas which they can deliver as 'take out', Fresh bread is baked and served from the nearby Millenium Hotel. The oldest church in East Africa, and a salt farm are a short 10 mins tuk tuk ride away. A craft market is situated in the old slave market, and the town is brimming with artists, dancers and musicians, as Bagamoyo is the Arts capital of Tanzania. There's a lovely beach at both ends of the Bay - with deck chairs to sit on outside New Bagamoyo Beach Resort or enjoy a wilder feel to the beach infront of the Bagamoyo Country Club. There's lots of shells and when the tide is out, children will enjoy crab hunting or exploring the sand bank. There are many places that hire out bikes and you could take a bike ride to the crocodile farm, Kaole Snake Park and the old ruins 15 mins away. Further afield, Sadani National Park and Kunduchi Beach water slides make for good day trips out. If you like BBQ'd meat then booking a day out at the Mango Farm 'Ndotondoto Pole Pole near the Baobab School. This delicious restaurant not only offers wonderful food, but a lovely landscaped pool and green field for football!

Hosted by Alison

  1. Joined in April 2015
  • 58 Reviews
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  • Superhost
I am an English teacher - so I love reading and going to the theatre. I also love travelling, swimming and photography. I live and work in an international school and have three children: Ella (7 years), Layla (15 years) and Daniel (16 years). My husband, Steve is East African and he looks after 50+ young people in our school boarding house.
I am an English teacher - so I love reading and going to the theatre. I also love travelling, swimming and photography. I live and work in an international school and have three ch…

During your stay

We will call to check everything is alright, when you arrive and can be reached any time, by phone.

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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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