Thanks for looking us up! IMPORTANT NOTE: Christmas and New Years (Dec 20-Jan 4) is high season for our vacation rental, hence the property may not be available for exchange or points booking during that time, but is available most other times of the year unless marked unavailable on the calendar. Unfortunately we can't accept simultaneous swaps most times unless it falls on one of our dates or destinations below. We are mostly accepting classic swaps at the moment. We trust that you can find dates that would suit you.
We'd love an exchange in Africa for 2022 Christmas or over school break. Countries include South Africa, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Botswana, Malawi, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania , Rwanda for game or nature park locations or homes off the beaten track or near venues popular with holiday makers. You are free to come to our property at any time of the year marked available, hence open to any dates BUT please check the dates we have listed below to see options for when we'd like to travel so that you can determine if we would be a good a good fit for you in terms of exchange if your property would be available on those dates. We are also open to a points swaps if our dates don't match up and if you'd like to rent our property it is also available.
A wonderful African themed cottage, set among leafy gardens and only 300 meters from the pristine clear waters of Galu Kinondo Beach. Set in a private and up market area with good access roads and access to a shopping center only 3 km away.
The cottage is located within a rustic 3-house holiday home in leafy green gardens. The cottage guests will have access to the azure blue pool located at the main house and all this only 300 meters from the beach.
The cottage in total can take upto 6 people, at least 3 of whom must be singles or children who can occupy the shared open plan loft bedroom. Please note that the loft room is not suitable for younger children under 4 years of age.
Please have a look at the "Other things to note" section of this listing below for a more detailed description of the sleeping arrangements.
The cottage is located on the opposite end of the 2/3 acre garden from the main house.
A clear blue swimming pool, gazebo, and fully stocked kitchen, with staff to attend to your needs as desired. Cleaning is inclusive free, we ask that you arrange with the property manager if you'd like cooking, normally, $10 a day for the chef should be adequate.
The entertainment area boasts a large flat screen TV, hours of English movies on a 400GB drive, both recent Hollywood blockbusters and family favorites and classics.
Please note that there is no AC. All rooms have fans and this has served our guests well in the past, paired with the evening sea breeze that is directed indoors by the glass louvres on the windows. The mosquito nets mean you can sleep with windows open and enjoy natural AC from the amazing sea breeze that we get at night from being so close to the beach.
Your booking will refer to both the cottage that spans about 80m2 of living space on 2 floors. This has a kitchenette and if you'd like a chef, they will prepare your meals on site. There is a private outdoor dining and lounging area outside the cottage and the kitchenette is fully equipped.
You have the option to have your meals taken care of by the chef at the rate we provide of $10 a day and you will take care of the cost of groceries. Often guests prefer to have a continental breakfast and eat out for their other meals which we can also facilitate at a cost of $5 a meal cooked for the chef, if you would like breakfast only. Your meals will be had in the pool side gazebo, which shall assign for your own private use. If you would like to have this option please let us know when requesting to book. The funds will be paid on site to the property manager.
Regardless of how many guests you will be, you will have full use of the garden, and of the pool that is adjacent to the main house, the main house may be rented out separately. You may check if either options are available if you would prefer to exchange with them instead or if you have a larger group, just enquire with me.
For entertainment, there is a flat-screen tv with a DVD player and hours of recent blockbuster movies as well as family favorite classics. The beach is only 300 m away where you can access kite-surfing lessons, plan dhow trips, snorkelling and sea-life viewing excursions. We can also connect you with a local day-excursions organiser.
Interaction with guests
The property is managed by a property manager who shall meet you on your arrival and provide the keys, a guide and a property tour. They will be available on a daily basis throughout your stay to answer any queries you may have or to provide useful tips for your activities.
There will be an on site caretaker/gardener, and a housekeeper to do the daily cleaning. You may also request a professional chef at an extra 10 USD a day, paid directly to the property manager if you desire to have them on board.