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Pool & Terrace

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Situated in the residential district of Kololi on the Atlantic coast of The Gambia, Leander House Villa sleeps up to 5 people. It offers comfortable self-catering accommodation with full cleaning and laundry service and the option of Gambian specialities freshly cooked for you in the evening.

The villa provides modern bedroom, bathroom and kitchen facilities and a fantastic pool and terrace.

Whether you arrange your own travel to The Gambia or let us organise your whole holiday, you can be assured of a warm welcome and excellent service from our live-in staff.

We offer:

• Linen service

• Catering to suit your needs

• Full air-conditioning

• Well equipped kitchen

• Satellite TV & DVD Player

• Swimming Pool

• Local driver, airport transfers

• On site staff and security

• Wifi

• Back up generator to guarantee power 24hrs a day

Our housekeeper lives in the villa and is available to cook meals and provide clean linen as required. She also has great local knowledge of the area and so can help arrange transport and excursions.

Sole occupancy can be arranged at Leander. Please email for price details.

NEW ONE BEDROOM FLATS AND SHOP PREMISES ALSO AVAILABLE FOR LONG TERM LET IN THE AREA. PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS.

The Gambia is known as the "smiling coast". Its miles of golden sand on its Atlantic Coast and hospitable people make it a relaxing place for a sunshine holiday. It is also a birdwatcher's paradise - The Gambia has more bird life per acre than any other country. Bijilo forest near the coast offers easy birdwatching opportunities. Alternatively you can take an adventure up-country away from the tourist trails. We can help you arrange a visit.

The Gambia vibrates with local atmosphere. Ladies wearing swathes of fabric dyed in bright primary colours walk along the roadside balancing heavy containers of water on their heads. Boys sit next to wheelbarrows of oranges carefully removing the peel in strips, fishermen haul their catches up the beach and craftsmen deftly weave bamboo into baskets, shapes forming while you watch. Delicious seasonal produce is available from the fruit and vegetable markets and roadside stalls and freshly-squeezed juice is sold on the beach for the equivalent of 50 pence. A range of restaurants offer local and international cuisine to suit all tastes and budgets and those who like shopping can browse through drums, pictures, leather shoes, necklaces, clothes and basketware. You might even chose to take home a kora, the Gambian stringed instrument.

High season is between October and May when the days are hot and nights are pleasant. A bonus when travelling from the UK is that the flight is only five hours and The Gambia lies in the same time zone.

Escaping to The Gambia to enjoy winter sun, delicious fresh food and a relaxed atmosphere is highly recommended.

Beach

Most people come to The Gambia to enjoy the sun, sea and sand. The beach by the Senegambia hotel is only about half a mile walk from Mango Trees.

One of our favourite places to relax on the beach is at Ley Bato, a guesthouse and restaurant where you are welcome to spend the day. It's a secluded area of beach with soft sand and very comfortable hammocks. We can recommend the juice sold on the beach and an excellent basket maker works nearby.

Wildlife

If you want to see some wildlife there are some interesting excursions within a short distance of Mango Trees. Abdu Rahman is always a good and reliable guide.

Bijilo Forest Park - next to the Kololi Beach Club hotel. This is a very pleasant place for a walk under huge trees full of birds and monkeys.

Kachikally Crocodile Pool - tucked inside the fascinating backstreets of Baku. The pool is considered sacred by the locals, its waters allegedly having healing properties. Huge crocodiles doze around it, some of which you can touch under supervision if interested - we were assured they'd had breakfast and lunch so weren't hungry!

River Adventures

Lamin Lodge - a day trip involving a river trip on a dug out canoe through the mangrove swamps and lunch at the lodge.

The Gambia is a thin country following the banks of the River Gambia. We can help arrange fascinating adventures up-country away from the tourist trail for those who wish to explore beyond the beach.

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Senegambia 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Banjul Region

The Gambia is known as the "smiling coast". Its miles of golden sand on its Atlantic Coast and hospitable people make it a relaxing place for a sunshine holiday. It is also a birdwatcher's paradise - The Gambia has more bird life per acre than any other country. Bijilo forest near the coast offers easy birdwatching opportunities. Alternatively you can take an adventure up-country away from the tourist trails. We can help you arrange a visit.

The Gambia vibrates with local atmosphere. Ladies wearing swathes of fabric dyed in bright primary colours walk along the roadside balancing heavy containers of water on their heads. Boys sit next to wheelbarrows of oranges carefully removing the peel in strips, fishermen haul their catches up the beach and craftsmen deftly weave bamboo into baskets, shapes forming while you watch. Delicious seasonal produce is available from the fruit and vegetable markets and roadside stalls and freshly-squeezed juice is sold on the beach for the equivalent of 50 pence. A range of restaurants offer local and international cuisine to suit all tastes and budgets and those who like shopping can browse through drums, pictures, leather shoes, necklaces, clothes and basketware. You might even chose to take home a kora, the Gambian stringed instrument.

High season is between October and May when the days are hot and nights are pleasant. A bonus when travelling from the UK is that the flight is only five hours and The Gambia lies in the same time zone.

Escaping to The Gambia to enjoy winter sun, delicious fresh food and a relaxed atmosphere is highly recommended.

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LOCAL TRAVEL

For local travel we recommend Abdu Rahman who has worked with the owners and staff of Mango Trees for fifteen years. Abdu speaks excellent English and is a knowledgeable, reliable guide as well as taxi driver.

Abdu has two vehicles, an estate car licensed for four passengers and a people carrier licensed for eight passengers.

Airport transfers can be pre-booked and Abdu will greet you at the airport.

Abdu has a wide knowledge of Gambian birds and is a great guide for a trip to Bijilo Forest, Lamin Lodge or for longer adventures up-country. He is also a very sensitive and helpful shopping guide should you wish to venture into the main bazaar in Banjul. He is also available to take you to bars and restaurants in the evenings and his venue recommendations can be very helpful. He can be contacted on +220 779 4697

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Getting to the Gambia from the UK is very easy, with direct flights from London Gatwick as well as Bristol, East Midlands and Manchester using charter carriers such as Monach and FirstChoice. We are an agent for a number of airlines and can assist with booking your travel, offering very competitive rates. Please email us to ask for a fully inclusive quote.

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22 Jan 2014

4/5

"geweldig huis om vakantie te vieren"

Dit huis is zeker de moeite waard om vakantie in te vieren. Mooi, ruim huis met 4 slaapkamers en 2 badkamers, keuken, woonkamer en mooie tuin rondom met zwembad. Er wordt elke dag gepoetst en gewassen… More

Thanks for the review! The English translation is: This home is definitely worth it to spend your holiday. Beautiful, spacious house with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room and lovely garden with swimming pool. It is cleaned every day and washed by two dear sisters, there is a gardener and Joseph lives on the premises and is also the caretaker. Together they ensure that everything is to your liking. We'll definitely go back sometime!

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James F.

  • 1 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:29 Jul 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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  • French
  • Russian

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