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Modern colonial house in central Livingstone

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Halvor

Modern colonial house in central Livingstone

6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths

Our Norwegian/Zambian family are wishing you welcome to our home in Zambia which is a newly renovated (2017) and modified colonial house from 1908 with design details in wood. This is a private house we live in with a local feel (with all its charm and failures) and not a luxury accommodation (search for the hotels then!). We live very close and attached to the town, but we have a rural feel to our land anyway with a number of fruit trees and some greens. Have a bite - lemons are plenty!

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Essentials
Heating
Laptop friendly workspace
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 9PM and check out out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

8 Reviews

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Barry And Sarah
February 2018
Roomy early 19th century colonial home with many modern updates. Bathrooms were clean and showers were hot. Location was very central. Everything in the listing was accurate. We will definitely stay here next time we visit Livingstone.
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Brock
August 2017
Halvor's place is extremely convenient. It is within walking distance to many excellent shops and restaurants, as well as to a taxi stand. A taxi to the Falls from the house is very affordable. The house itself is clean and spacious. I would highly recommend Halvor's place to gro…
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Wessel
July 2017
Had a comfortable stay. The house is uncluttered and neat in a quiet area. It is walking distance for an ATM and grocery store. Angela and Arnold were helpful and friendly hosts. The only difficulty was the wifi internet connectivity that stopped working on the 2nd night due…
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Response from Halvor:
Great that you had a good time, Wessel. Bad luck with the Zamtel internet this time (normally quite good in fact but Arnold told me about the issues this time). Welcome back at any time and thank you for the recommendation you are giving your friends!
July 2017
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Dempsey
July 2017
Over-priced. Not worth the money they are charging. But first, let's start with the positives. The two Zambian caretakers, Arnold and Angela, were amazing! They went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. The house is in a great location in Livingstone, two blocks from…
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Response from Halvor:
Thank you for your nice feedback of our staff, Dempsey. They deserve it ;-) I am sorry that you did not find the new set of forks and knives from February (all pots and pans are bought then as well). Arnold tells me they are still there. More furniture will come. The pictures tells the full story by now. But we will like to improve ;-)
July 2017
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John
May 2017
Excellent, comfortable and good value. Right in the middle of Livingston and a friendly/welcoming staff. Will be back
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Nadia
June 2017
Overall this was a great place to stay. The house is very spacious and attractive, with interesting period features, and modern kitchen and bathrooms. It's in a very convenient location, just a five minute walk to the centre of town and 10 minute taxi ride from the falls. Communi…
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Response from Halvor:
Thank you very much for your nice feedback, Nadia. We will definitely take notes of your points!
June 2017
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동원
May 2017
We stayed 2 nights in May 2017 *Bad Thing: There are 3 bathrooms but only 1 shower is working. So we shared the bathroom. And the host inform us after payment '1 bathroom is not available for hot water'. The caretaker is not around the daytime so we were opening/closing the gat…
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Response from Halvor:
There are 3 bathrooms in the house. 2 bath rooms worked very well before the guest arrived (worked well for other guests in May) and we notified the guest that the 3rd bathroom did not have a water heater now (new one is coming this week 22 ), but there will still be som warm water in the pipes and two other showers/bathtubs to be used in the house. It was very unfortunate that we did not get any feedback from the guest during the stay that there were issues with the master bathroom shower, so we could have a chance to send in a plummer. The caretaker is working part time (we could have informed better), the house keeper is coming every second day (clearly stated) and there is night guard as well. We do not have a doorman, it is a private house and the guest are getting the keys.
May 2017

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Oslo, NorwayJoined in July 2014
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Reiseglad byråkrat med hus i Zambia og leilighet i Norge. Liker å løpe i naturen og gjerne med kart. Gift med Anawana, zambisk kunstner, og vi har to små barn.
Languages: English, Norsk
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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