Villa in Bijilo, close to Senegambia area. This fully furnished house has four bedrooms, three living rooms and a nice garden with a bantaba to relax.
This well maintained furnished house has a big living room with an adjacent dining room. Also it has a separate study and fitness room.
The house has 4 bedrooms with each an individual bathroom. The big master bedroom has a bathtub and a shower, the other rooms have showers. Each bathroom has an individual 50L water heater.
The kitchen has a built in kitchen unit and a refrigerator. Also it has a separate store of 2x3m. There is an additional fridge from which we can sell you drinks.
The house has verandas on both the first and second floor. This gives the rooms a pleasant temperature. The garden is colourful and well maintained. It has a bantaba to relax after a warm day. It has garden chairs, two sun beds and for some more activity a table tennis.
There is a small guard house which has its own toilet. The house has a 2000L water tank and a generator. The driveway gives place for four cars.
Services we can provide
* Airport pick-up
* A car with a driver
* A baby sit
* A cleaning lady to take daily care of the house
* Washing of clothes
* Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
The house is located less than 1 km from the coastal road, and less than 1.5 km from the sea. Distance to major tourist area Senegambia area is only 2.5 km.
The capital Banjul is at about 15 km distance, while the distance to the airport is about the same.
Coordinates to look for the house in GoogleEarth: 13°25’24.50"N 16°43’16.28"
We found the property is now very dated not as in photos inside and out.The gardens are all overgrown and cant be used also the summer house shown is no longer usable dirty and run down the photos should be changed to show the true state of the property now Feb 2013 the staff and gate man are very nice the property is very large and comfy the gardens need urgent attention so they can be used by the guest its a pity we did want to spend time around the property outdoors and we could not do this .
This villa is well worth a visit as the staff and locals are so helpfull, this villa is ideal for familys as we found out with our 2 kids neil 10 years and rebecca 8 years they had a holiday they will never forget, abraham and lamin the workers were realy great with us all spending time to make sure we were all enjoying our stay ,i would love to return again to this villa having been to gambia 5 times before staying in hotels this tops that total freedom no hastle and mutch more room and space to live in thanks again all
Patrick from South Molton
I have previously stayed in hotels in The Gambia, never again. This villa is excellent value for money. Large & spacious, well maintained and fully equipped.
It is a bit tricky to find at first so i would reccommend an airport pick-up, but once you get your bearings it is very easy. 5 -10 minute walk to the main road and then a 5 minute taxi to Senegambia/Kololi beach. Very conveniently located and without ANY of the hassle that you can find outside the hotels.
Safe and secure. Nothing is too much trouble for the management and security team. You are made to feel very safe and welcome.
Have no hesitation in reccommending this property. I stayed in November 2011, I re-booked for March 2012 the day I returned home. I think that says it all.
michael from Blackburn
had a lovely week at villa bijilo, the house was fantastic and the staff were very friendly and helpful. the area was quiet and very peaceful. we would not hesitate to return in the future, and we would recommend the house to anyone who wanted a relaxing holiday in the beautiful gambia
4 other reviews
Family Van den Herik (Sliedrecht, The Netherlands) stayed almost two weeks in October 2008 in the villa. She wrote: "We really enjoyed it, the watchmen were very nice. They wanted to make our stay as pleasant as possible. We had nice conversations and they took really good care of us, so everything was very positive."
Arturo Landahl from Spain stayed during July and August 2008. He wrote us: "It met more than my expectations. The villa is beautiful, the garden was so pleasant to be in, the guards were the perfect people, always trying to make your life better, always asking what they could do for you, always with a big smile. Not to say about the owner, to whom I commented that the weather was very hot, and he had an air conditioner installed in my room just for me within the next 2 days! I had problems to get a visa extension, and there again was the owner solving the problem, taking care of everything, without me even having to move from the house. The atmosphere was so different from being home, but made you really feel at home, although it might sound like a contradiction. The location is perfect, away from all the hassle, but still very near to Senegambia, the shopping area, the nice beaches. The two months there will be difficult to forget, just as the good food I was given, and, if I again have the chance, I will surely repeat the experience!"
Stichting ConnAct (Den Haag, The Netherlands) stayed one month during the period April/May 2008. Nicoline van Gorkum, Projectcoördinator State of MIC said:"I will speak for all my collegues when I say that our stay in your house was wonderful! The house is very beautiful, and the neighbourhood nice and quiet. The shop was so close, which is also handy, and we got free TV-shows there outside in the nighttime A special compliment for Ibu, because he was doing his job so well, he really welcomed us with so much warmth, and helped us with everything we needed..."
Kenny (Antwerpen, Belgium) spent three weeks in The Gambia during November 2007:"It was our honour to spend 3 weeks in your house and in the company of you and your friends. Thanks again for all the things you did for us (sorry vincent i beat you in the table tennis (joke), taking me to the gym, always be there for us....) Also a big thank you for letting us see and experience the real gambia life, things we normally wouldn't have seen. Everything was perfect. Greetings to you and your family and hope to see you soon. Kenny."