A well lit airy room, with an en-suite bathroom, in a spacious, secure and conveniently located family home. Furnished with a double bed, wardrobe, work desk, full length mirror and bedside table, its decor reflects the Sierra Leonean/Danish heritage of the hosts. Easy access to Freetown or the beaches of the peninsula.
Our light and spacious family home is surrounded by avocado, breadfruit, mango and banana trees. Inside contemprorary furnishings and Danish designer pieces mingle with African art and artifacts, creating a warm and comfortable environment. A large veranda, looking out over Lumley beach, is the perfect place for watching the sun set over the Atlantic.
Guests will have access to most of the house, which is arranged over three floors with a large living/dining space, IKEA equipped kitchen and lounge opening on to a large veranda with views over Lumley Beach.
Interaction with guests
The hosts live in the house, but travel regularly. When in-country they can answer questions on Sierra Leone or Freetown, recommend beaches, bars and restaurants and assist with car hire.
Other things to note
The compound (but not the house) is shared with two Freetown Terriers, ostensibly to provide security, but in reality family pets.
First time visitors to Sierra Leone should be aware that the supply of electricity is erratic (often non-existent) throughout most of the country. We run a generator from (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) at night, and (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) in the morning, when the grid fails us.
The absence of constant electricity means that hot water is the exception, rather than the norm, in Sierra Leone. We do not have a hot water system, but boil water for bathing if necessary.
Smoking is not allowed in the house and loud music or other noise is frowned upon. Guests are welcome, but in moderate numbers and no parties.
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A biracial 'Baby Boomer', father to a 'Millenial' & two 'Generation Alpha's', living as an 'expat' and married to foreigner, I'm no fan of lazy categorisation. An international upbringing and family explains my interest in travel, while a preference for depth over breadth spurs my appreciation of Airbnb.