A bigger bright and airy room
Hosted by Sheka
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.


Amenities
Air Conditioning
Free parking on premise
Hangers
Laptop friendly workspace

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £8
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with doorman

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.

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Evelyn User Profile
March 2017
We stayed at Sheka's place for two months and it was wonderful! The house and room is beautifully decorated and a great place to get some work done (especially the veranda!) and to rest after the business of Freetown. Sheka is super helpful in suggesting places to check out closeby and Sulay and Braima, who take care of the house, are immensely helpful for figuring out everything you might need. Overall, we would definitely come back and can highly recommend.

Vanessa User Profile
June 2017
I have stayed at a lot of different places in Freetown, and this is by far my favourite. Beautiful house, great location, wonderful host. Look forward to being back!

Doris User Profile
April 2017
Stayed at Sheka's place for 12 day research visit last week and it was an ideal base for me. Great location for accessing different parts of Freetown, the area has good local grocery shop and a nice 'small town within a city' vibe. The house felt very safe and clean and it is nicely laid out for privacy as well as areas to sit and read. Sheka and family made me feel very welcome and were helpful in orienting me to the city but also left me to just get on with things. A perfect balance. I would hope to stay again if ever back in Freetown.

Anne User Profile
April 2017
Sheka's place is set in a quiet neighborhood. The house doesn't only offer a wonderful sea view but invites to relax and wind down. I loved the warm atmosphere!

Anna User ProfileAnna is a superhost.
April 2017
Its a lovely home, was happy to stay here again.

Manda User ProfileManda is a superhost.
January 2017
Wonderful house with great folks! Hoping to stay again in the future!

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Copenhagen, DenmarkJoined in April 2015
Sheka User ProfileSheka is a superhost.

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.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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