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The log cabin - 'Kaira Bungo'

  • Come and have fun!
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    Come and have fun!
    Verandah
    Part of garden
    Living area from bedroom
    Sitting area
    Property description
    Gunjur
    |
    Holiday Rental House – 
    2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
    In its lush tropical garden of citrus, mango, banana and flowering shrubs, this unusual house provides a perfect getaway in the African bush. It offers closeness to nature, especially the rich bird life, but also the amenities of a friendly Eco-lodge (Footsteps) a 2 minute walk away. These include an excellent bar and restaurant, fresh water plunge-pool, and friendly, welcoming staff to help with activities and trips. (NOTE: THE LODGE IS CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT FROM MAY - OCT 15 BUT SELF-CATERING IS STILL POSSIBLE AT OUR HOUSE AND A COOK COULD ALSO BE ARRANGED. CONTACT US IF YOU'RE INTERESTED).

    The house is off the beaten track and a world away from 'package holiday land'. Sandy paths lead to the local village in one direction, the sea and its beautiful deserted beaches in t...
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  • Amenities & details
    • Balcony
    • Cooker
    • Dining Seats (4)
    • Double Beds:(2)
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (5)
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Parking
    • Patio
    • Private Garden
    • Refrigerator
    • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
    • Terrace
    • Towels Provided
    • Wi-Fi
    Suitability
    • Wheelchair Access:
      No
    • Elder Access:
      No
    • Pets Allowed:
      No
    • Smoking Allowed:
      No
    • Suitable for Children:
      Yes
    Additional amenities & feature info
    ~ Local hand-made furniture.
    ~ Local hand-printed fabrics.
    ~ Gravity water supply from own water tower (low but adequate pressure).
    ~ Electricity 12v DC and 220v AC via inverter. 3-pin plugs for AC and 12v caravan type connectors for DC. Does not support power hungry equipment (hairdryers, etc) but OK for laptops.
    ~ Simple cooking facilities - 3 x gas hob only.
    ~ Ecological toilet - no flush.
    ~All house linen provided, but please bring your own beach towels.
    ~ An extra bed for a child can be provided for a small charge.

    NB. We have ticked the box which says 'great for kids', which it is, but obviously small children will need close supervision, and the health risk in a tropical area needs to be taken into account when making a decision. Medical facilities are not brilliant and t...
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    Listing #HL249828 by: Holiday Lettings
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  • Property location
    Access
    Car not needed
    How to get there
    Airport: Banjul International Airport (Yundum): 40.0 km
    Flight to Banjul International Airport. We arrange transfers to and from house which are free for stays of a week or more.
    Flights from UK:
    Thomas Cook Airlines (www.thomascookairlines.co.uk): Twice weekly flights from Gatwick and Manchester, Weekly from Birmingham in season (November to end of April).
    Monarch Airlines (www.gambiaflights.co.uk): Year round weekly flights from Gatwick; Twice weekly flights from Gatwick and Manchester in season (November to end of April).
    Gambia Bird now offer twice weekly flights from Gatwick but you cannot book on line.
    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.5 km.
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RachelN18...
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 January 2014 for a stay in November 2013

Our two weeks at Footsteps Eco-Lodge in the village of Gunjur in southern coastal part of The Gambia in West Africa was the best holiday we have ever had. We received a wonderful welcome from owner David White and his friendly team of local employees. Our log cabin was spacious and airy, set in the beautiful gardens tended by Kunjang...

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Jude P
Guisborough, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

Stayed for the Feb half term week with my boys (ages 6 & 13) and my Mum. The house was everything the advert describes - only extra I'd add is that if you like coffee bring some filter coffee with you so that you can make use of the cafetière. We loved being able to use the bikes - through... more

Al_Gale77...
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 23 January 2013 for a stay in December 2011

I stayed at the log cabin with my wife and two children, then just two and ten years old, in December 2011. The log cabin stands in the grounds of Footsteps Eco Lodge in Gunjur. The village of Gunjur is around half an hour away from the bustling tourist location of Banjul. Visitors to Footsteps tend to be semi-independent travellers,... more

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Listed since : Jul 2012
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Calendar Updated: 52 days ago
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