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Located in Bloubergstrand, Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House features panoramic views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and Table Bay. The guest house features a gym, sauna, steam room and outdoor infinity pool. Each room at Gull on the Bay is equipped with a flat-screen TV with internet-streamed movie channels. They each boast a balcony with a seating area, and a private bathroom with a bath, shower and double vanity. Extras include free toiletries, a hairdryer, complimentary mini bar and a safe for valuables. Guests can enjoy a drink at the guest bar, read a book in the guest library or enjoy a meal in the dining room. Gull on the Bay also offers free use of bicycles. The V&A Waterfront is 12 mi from Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House, while Cape Town International Airport is 20 mi away from the property.

This is our guests' favorite part of Bloubergstrand, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 14, 2016

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Bloubergstrand, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 king bed
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Bloubergstrand
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Hiren
    Mr. Brian is the owner and host for this property. He welcomed us personally with kindness and generosity. He offered us delicious breakfast made by himself. He even offered us the bigger and better room than what we booked. He is great guy. It...
  • Vanessa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Extremely well maintained property and amazingly hospitable host. Breakfast made to order was delicious, and the honesty bar was fully stocked.
  • Sedwin
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    the host was friendly and the food was excellent. Our room was perfect, spacious with a perfect view of the mountain and ocean. I am definitely planning to return.
  • Victoria
    The place is beautiful. With only 5 rooms, everything had a wonderful touch. The views were spectacular. Brian was such a lovely host and made sure we felt welcome.
  • Steve
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Brian was an amazing host. The breakfasts were tasty and freshly prepared. The gym was well equipped and the views from the Mountain Suite were mind blowing - best view of Table Mountain.
  • Adriaan
    Clean and tidy. wonderful rooms! host is amazing! Beds are great!
  • Mc
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Gull on the Bay Boutique is a stunning place. The comfort and tranquility was exceptional. Our host, Brian, is an amazing person who genuinely shows interest in his guests and goes out of his way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Brian...
  • Drago
    Without exaggerating, this is one of my best experiences. The place is immaculate and the views amazing. The owner is amazing and so helpful. If you are looking for something special. That's your place!
  • Rose
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Brian went the extra mile to make sure our team was comfortable and cared for so very well. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable and immaculate. The views are amazing! While it is not designed to be a conference location, it worked perfectly for...
  • Ibraheem
    Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
    Great views, best breakfast ever with an awesome smile from the guest, good talks and feels cozy and friendly.

Property questions and answers
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  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    September to April is the best time
    Answered on 3 October 2019
  • Hi there do suites have braaing facilities

    Dear Guest Yes I have a portable braai that can be used at a minimal charge. Later in the year I will be building a Guest Boma that can be enjoyed ..
    Answered on 4 May 2021
  • Hi Do you have a Microwave or Oven in any of your rooms?

    Dear Guest thank you. Gull on the Bay is a Boutique Guest House with luxury Suites and hence we are not self catering - We do not allow any food prep..
    Answered on 9 December 2020
  • is our own alcohol allowed to be brought in and are we allowed to bring our own takeaways ?

    Hi thank you for your question. I have an honesty bar for my Guests that is fully stocked, so prefer Guests to support this. Takeaways can be ordere..
    Answered on 4 May 2021
  • Hello , is your wifi strong/ stable if i have to work on one of the days whilst there? Also - is there is heating in the room or electric blankets?

    Dear Guest Yes my Wifi is very good. I have a high rating from my Guests and I also run netflix in the rooms off it. It works very wel. Warmest r..
    Answered on 25 April 2021
  • My flight gets in at 22h30, how much would it cost to organise a transfer from the airport to the guest house?

    Gull on the Bay is home to VVV Private Chauffeur, as your Host I am a licensed Transport Operator so we offer Luxury transfers at an affordable rate b..
    Answered on 18 January 2022
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Hosted by Brian Barnes

Host Review Score

Brian Barnes
Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House has been designed Architecturally as a Guest House. This three storey home thus boasts many guest public areas where you can relax in total privacy. The home has a full guest gym, sauna and steam room, a guest library situated on the 3rd floor outside the Guest suites, a rim flow infinity pool with a wood and marble sun tanning deck. The home is situated on the hill above Bloubergstrand beach and every Suite and Guest public area has absolutely breath-taking views of the ocean, Table Mountain, Robben Island and surrounds.
Your hosts Brian and Nicole Barnes are passionate about people and about hospitality. The building and developing of Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House has been a 12 year project for Brian and he is delighted to share his beautiful home on the beachfront with future Guests. Brian left his corporate career after a very successful 23 year career to pursue his dream of owning and running an up market and Boutique Guest house. Brian pursued studies in Accounting and Engineering but from a young age he had a love for hospitality and a yearning to enter the Hospitality Industry and in 2016 an opportunity arose for Brian to finally move into hospitality full time. Both Brian and Nicole love road running and are members of the local West Coast Running Club and other hobbies include playing in an orchestra, reading and spending quality camp outs and fun time with their twin daughters.
The neighbourhood in which Gull on the Bay is situated is peaceful and quiet and is a wonderful place to visit for a short stay or extended holiday. The neighbourhood is on the beach front and hence Gull on the Bay is just 300 m from the beach and restaurants. You can spend time going for walks, cycling, running, bathing and eating out. A truly wonderful place!
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English

Area info *

Amenities of Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.9

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Airport shuttle
  • BBQ facilities
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Landmark view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Cycling
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Infinity pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fitness
  • Steam room
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

House rules

Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


From 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Cash Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House is 1.5 miles from the center of Bloubergstrand. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • American

  • The prices at Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Fitness
    • Walking tours
    • Beach
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Swimming pool
    • Steam room

  • Room options at Gull on the Bay Boutique Guest House include:

    • Twin/Double