The Space One spare room in our friendly, family home is available to rent for short or medium term stay. With everything you could need for a comfortable and productive stay, our home is decorated in a modern style, with a hint of traditional chic. Our main selling point is our reliable internet (a real rarity in Freetown) and hot running water. With a spacious balcony overlooking the sea, Lumley and Juba, our place will be the sanctuary you need after a long, interesting day in Freetown.
We are now the very proud parents of a beautiful baby boy who was born in December 2017. Our son is very joyful and sleeps well so we’re confident he won’t disturb guests during the night and will, in the main, be a bundle of smiles during the day. Of course we can’t guarantee that there won’t be the odd tear though!
We also have a beautiful, friendly cat named Beach (rubbish name - long story!) but if you're allergic, we can ensure he doesn't bother you.
We have our other spare room also listed - the other listing has a fan so is a bit cheaper than this room which has AC. Guest Access You are free to use the well-equipped kitchen, fridge and pantry, study, lounge, dinning area and balcony. There is also a semi-automatic washing machine and dryer, or you can ask our cleaning lady to wash your clothes for you at a price to be negotiated with her. There is a bathroom and toilet for guests, which will normally be used just by you. The lounge has a TV with a HDMI cable, which you're welcome to use. Our internet is fast enough to stream films and netflix is available in Sierra Leone. Interaction with Guests We'll mainly be around in the evenings and weekends. If you need help in the evening and we're not there, a man that lives in the compound will be available after 7pm. If you need him before, you can negotiate a small payment for any errands you'd like him to run.
We're a friendly family and enjoy cooking. We often cook too much food so you'd be welcome to join us if you wish, but we wouldn't be at all offended if you chose not to.
You'll be free to make yourself at home and interact with us as much as you wish to. The Neighborhood Our quiet drive is just off a more bustley road, and our little neighbourhood feels like a sanctuary in the middle of busy Freetown. Our neighbours are friendly yet respect privacy and will greet you as you leave in the mornings, and return in the evening. We're situated very close to Lumley police station and have had a security review from a trained ex-British military personnel, so we feel very secure.
We're situated very close to some popular restaurants (The Hub, Swiss Hotel), and are walkable (or cheap taxi-able) distance to supermarkets and the beach. Getting Around A short walk from Babadorie junction, where you can pick up taxis, or motorbike taxis (not recommended for safety reasons), you won't struggle to get around Freetown from our West-central location. Our road is accessible to vehicles, and we're known by some of the more reliable taxi drivers in Freetown - we can give you numbers to ease your movements.
If you can manage the heat, we're walking distance from most amenities you could wish for (shops, restaurants, bars, beaches). We're also situated on the main road out of Freetown/to the beaches on the peninsula, if you take the mountain bypass (which most people do). We'll always be on hand to give advice on getting from A to B. Other Things to Note Freetown does not have service provision all day every day and as such we cannot guarantee 24 hour electricity. Luckily our mains power tends to come every day, about 60-70% of the time, but there is no set routine. At times (though very rarely) our water tank can run dry though we aim to top it up before it does so.
We do have a generator and will put this on between 7-11 pm daily if there is no mains power. You are welcome to buy fuel to use the generator more frequently if you wish to.
Our internet is generally well-functioning though if it stops working, it can take a few days to get it fixed (though normally is fixed within a day) because our service provider is a little slow. However, it is provided via cable and so is not affected by the weather.
Our hot water is provided by a water heater that only runs off the mains power (our generator is not big enough to power it). So if there is no mains power for more than a day, then we won't be able to provide hot water but this is extremely rare. The generator is also not big enough to power the AC, so AC will only work when there is mains power. A fan will be provided when we are running off the generator. ...