The cottage has 2 working doors but the first is the only one used. There is an outside table and chairs as well as a drying rack.Queen bed with excellent firm mattress and top quality bed linens
Private cottage, superb beach area

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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A private independent cottage, totally separate from our villa. It is quiet, safe, cozy and very nicely furnished. There is a fully functional kitchen, W/D, & is significantly more comfortable that any hotel at the same price. 7 min walk to beach.

The space

There are cats and a dog (an old whippet) on the property but they are not allowed in the cottage. We also now have a couple of free-range chickens.

Our cottage guest house will offer you a wonderful experience of living in Dubai, even if your time here is brief. Let us take care of you while you enjoy yourselves in this beautiful city. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Dubai but come back to your private cottage at night for a relaxing and comfortable sleep. We are surrounded by embassies so it is very safe here. There is minimal noise from any mosque as they are not close by (except birds, we have lots of beautiful bird noises).

About me:
I am an experienced B&B owner having come from Paris. where I have been running my own catering business as well as a very successful B&B for 5 years. I wanted to recreate what I could here and would love to share our piece of Dubai with you.

Here are some of the items that are in the apartment:
Queen size bed (super comfy!, excellent quality sheets)
Basics like shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, tooth brush/razor available upon request,
Large couch with pull out bed
TV but no cable, Netflix, apple TV, tons of movies on USB sticks.
Fast Internet
Fully stocked kitchen with pans, small oven, mircowave, fridge, grill, Cuisinart coffee maker, table wear, spices, condiments, etc... Whatever isn't there we can provide.
Full size washer and dryer! And we provide laundry soap as well as coffee, tea, spices, sugar, whatever you need.
Dyson vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies if you are staying for an extended period. We can also arrange maid service.

Your stay with us...
You will also hear the lions and tigers roaring in the zoo. They roar in the morning around 7am, mid morning, at dusk and sometimes chimps also holler in response. It is a magical experience to be surrounded by birds chirping each morning, what a great way to wake up!
We are a 7 minute walk away from a beautiful calm and clean beach. We have beach towels for you to use. The beach next to us is free and quiet with beautiful clear water. The beach directly in front is currently closed for construction but walk just to the left 5 minutes and you will arrive at the free beach. Want some waves? Drive 10 minutes down the beach to the Kite Beach which has waves, water sports and public facilities. When you come back to home you can wash off in our outdoor shower area.

There are stores, cafes, restaurants and malls all around. Walking distance to the beautiful and elegant Mercato Mall is under 7 minutes. There are all types of shops and a large grocery store inside. The other direction up the street has casual and elegant restaurants as well as a large choice of cafes, shops and 2 large grocery stores, one of which is Organics. We are close to everything and in a superb location.

Love em! Let me know if you need to bring them and we will welcome them with open arms. Plenty of playmates here. Crying and noise is not a problem here.

Need a taxi or bus? There are plenty just a minutes walk from the villa.
If you have a car you can just park safely on the street; there is plenty of free parking.

Need to know more:
Just contact me. No hard sell on my part. We are either a good fit for you or we aren't. Maybe I can recommend another property, maybe I can just give you some visitors advice. I would be happy to try and help. looking forward to making your stay memorable.

Interaction with guests

I will interact with my guests as much or as little as they like. They can call me when they are here or just come to my villa to ask any questions. I work from home so I am here most mornings. I let the guest take the lead. I also bake a lot and love to bring treats to all my guests if they like it.

Other things to note

If you don't like singing birds don't stay here. The area is very green and it a birds paradise. Our garden is large and kept swept and cleaned. We do have a lazy garden cat who will mostly ignore you and a sweet whippet who is normally inside but she comes out to play sometimes. She is shy (she's a rescue) but will love you if you let her.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

Extra people $28 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $56 NZD
Security Deposit $669 NZD
Weekly Discount: 12%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Just the basics, NO SMOKING at all in the cottage, you can smoke outside if you like. There is a private area in front of the cottage which has a table and chairs. Noise isn't a problem, make as much as you want : )

You come and go as you please and have complete privacy. The cottage allows for complete independence as it is a separate structure away from our home and is like a small house within the garden.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

84 Reviews

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Olivier User Profile
May 2017
It's a wonderful place in a quiet aera. The beach is at 5mn by foot, i'm already impatient to come back in this paradise.

Michael User Profile
May 2017
Home from home

Lachmini User Profile
May 2017
Lovely, private and quite place. I enjoyed staying at the cottage.

Huali User Profile
May 2017
Maureen's cottage was tidy, clean and beautiful. The cottage is located in a very quite area with lots of parking spaces. Shops are only few mins walk from cottage. Maureen provided all the stuff we need during our stay. She also kindly made delicious cakes for us. We enjoyed our holidays in Dubai with the comfortable stay.

Carrie User Profile
April 2017
We were greeted with chocolate chip cookies, and sent off with lemon bundt cake (both homemade and excellent!). What's not to love?? The location is great for walking to the beach, grocery store, shops and restaurants. It was fun being so close to the zoo. Maureen said that the beach closest to the house (closed for construction when we were there) will be open soon, with shops, restaurants, and play areas for kids. We loved it anyway, as the next entrance just a few blocks down is a plain old beach with sand and water. That's our personal preference anyway, but the new place sounds worth checking out when it is open. We would book again if we happen to be back in Dubai.

Stephen User Profile
April 2017
Maureen is a great host, very friendly and welcoming. The cottage is as described, very clean and tidy and her home baked cookies were a nice touch. The location is great for access to the beach and a short taxi ride to most of Dubai's attractions. Thanks Maureen, we look forward to staying with you in the near future.

Christopher User Profile
April 2017
Such a perfect spot for a solo traveler or a couple. The location is ideal as you have easy access to markets and public transportation not to mention your close beach proximity. Maureen is an amazing host that truly goes above and beyond to accommodate. Check-in was a breeze, wi-fi is strong and the kitchen is equipped to allow preparation of your own meals. I cannot recommend this spot highly enough. A gem.

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Dubai, United Arab EmiratesJoined in March 2013
Maureen User Profile

Mom to 4 sweet children. I just moved to Dubai with my family. We came to shake things up a bit and experience life in a different part of the world. We have been living in Paris France for the last 14 years where I worked in IT and then started my own catering company and ran a very successful B&B in Paris.
I am originally from California and my husband is from New York. We speak English, French and are trying to learn Arabic.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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