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Self catering apartment with pool, near beaches, excellent location, The Gambia

Bedrooms 1
Space 45 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious open plan one bedroom apartment located close to beach and village

A tropical oasis, this self-catering apartments in The Gambia is set in tropical gardens with a magnificent swimming pool for guests to relax.

The spacious living area includes an open plan kitchen/dining area with well equipped kitchen, gas cooker, oven and fridge. The lounge is comfortably furnished with satellite T.V. The bedroom is spacious, light and airy and the bathroom is fully tiled with a walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet. There are ceiling fans in every room.

There is 24 hour security .

The apartment has its own private rear terrace and garden. The front balcony area overlooks the tropical gardens and swimming pool. The patio doors fully open facing the swimming pool. The swimming pool is set amongst the tropical gardens. Birds of paradise, banana plants,colourful exotic flowers surround you as you swim. Relax under the shaded banta bar or on the sunbeds on the terraced patio that surrounds the swimming pool. Bbq al fresco under the velvet starry skies of Africa.

The Gambia is a paradise for birdwatchers and fishermen.There are more species of birds found here than in any othe country in Africa.

Hire a boat and go deep sea fishing.or fish from the beaches and eat your catch for tea.

More Details

Rosemary Hamblin
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, german, Wolof, Mandinka, Fula
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
8 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Brufut

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The bathroom is fully tiled, with a walk in shower and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
  • The bedroom is very comfortable and spacious with ceiling fan. For families with small children there is also a bed settee which can be used in the parents apartment for the duration of the stay.
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Staff
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Safety deposit boxes are available at 10GBP per week. Wi-fi internet access is also available at 10 GBP per week and lap top computers may be hired on site facilities may vary slightly from apartment to apartment.


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(21 traveller reviews)

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Self catering apartment with pool, near beaches, excellent location, The Gambia
average rating of 4.285714 based on 21 reviews

A little tired now. Nice gardens but properties need updating

  • 2 of 5

Nobody met us on arrival and it was the taxi driver that actually showed us to our accommodation.

Mustafa was polite unlike the frosty demeanour of his wife. I would not return.

The beach was 35 minutes walk and not 10.

The closest place to eat was 20 minutes walk. The closest atm was a 30 minute walk.

Being woke at 6am each morning due to morning prayers through a loudspeaker across the road took its toll on us after 2 weeks of listening to it, it woke us with a start each day and was so loud i thought it was in my room, impossible to sleep through this, though the owners were trying to address this.

We had to buy cleaning products to clean the kitchen area before we could use it.

A complimentary bottle would have been nice on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really am extremely surprised by this review. If we are not there to greet guests on arrival one of the staff will welcome them .I spoke to the staff who said they were welcomed in properly and they couldn't understand this. These staff have worked here for 5 years and are both very cspabel. How could the taxi driver have known where to take them etc???? Despite being told the 10 min way to the beach they did seem unable to follow the instructions so advised them to get a local taxi to take them.The same applied to the local restaurants which are about 5 to 7 mins walk away with the nearest ATM machine also only 15 mins walk.Again we advised them to take local taxis if they walked slowly and the walk too much for them. The problem with the mosque was resolved very quickly.We did apologize and told them that it was being addressed and would be resolved as soon as the local chief had spoken to them.It was solved very quickly and the loudspeaker has been removed altogether.There is no problem st all now. These guests ate in some of the local restaurants and constantly complained about the food and the service I myself and many of the guests have never had complaints with these restaurants so again I could not understand this. There seemed to be difficulties wherever they went whether the beach or the restaurants.They found it very hard to deal with the local people who are always very friendly . We are sorry they did not enjoy their stay in Africa and cannot understand why they did not raise any of these complaints to us during their stay. We always do our best to put right any genuine complaints and most guests are very happy with their stay here as is shown in our reviews. We do have an 85% return rate at Bsnsns Lodge. We always make our guests very welcome. Our cleaners are first class and again have worked here for many years.Why did they not talk to us st the time? I wish these guests wekk in the future but maybe Africa is not the correct choice for their holiday destination.
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Had a great time fantastic value for money.

  • 5 of 5

The pool and gardens are great, just what you need to cool down on those hot days.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will return in the very near future.

Thank you Rosemary and Mustafa, see you soon

  • Review Submitted: 09/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

I would like to start by saying that i have stayed here 3 times now and to me this place feels like home.

Rose and Mustafa are so accomodating that i couldnt ask for more. There are many great things about this place.... The gorgeous deep pool, the staff, private garden area at back of the apartments, kitchen facilites and fridge (i especially like this part because it enables me to get african ingredients from local markets not far away and experiment cooking, something i cant do at many other places) Its bright clean and airy and i guarantee this is perfect for any length stay in gambia. Here you can have the choice to be quiet and private or to join in with other members staying there. Rose and Mustafa went out of their way to make all of my stays there really enjoyable. My Partner and i will always go back to the same place.

Brooke Allman-Camara

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful sunny garden full of trees and bird life

  • 5 of 5

Informal compound with 6 one bed en suite open plan lounge and kitchen.Friendly management husband and wife team , gambian and british.24 hour security with own safe , wifi and sat. tv.This is all set in an african village , but with european comforts . The pool was a welcome relief on hot days and the beach a 15 min. walk away.The main Senegambia area with restaurants and bars is only a 15 min taxi away.Coming here makes you realise the rat race we are caught up in , in the first world.

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and tranquil.

  • 5 of 5

Have been to Banana Lodge on many occasions and love every minute there. Beautiful gardens lovely setting and lots of birds very peaceful. Our apartment has always been spotless, basic accommodation but everything you need. Very friendly staff always there to help. Lovely swimming pool too. A little gem.

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2013
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Banana Lodge-

  • 5 of 5

After searching many websites for private accommodation in The Gambia i finally decided that Banana Lodge ticked all the boxes for me.The website was very precise you knew what to expect when you arrived and the price you would be paying. When i walked through the gates after a long tiring journey i was blown away. It was arriving at an oasis so green, with a lovely blue pool. All the trees and plants i had seenhad grown threefold. Mango tress, banana plants, trees, bushes and plants and a beautiful burgonvilla and hibiscus. The hosts were very welcoming. The apartment was lovely high ceilings with fans and hot water. The big plus was a 5ft bed with a proper english style mattress white sheets and no smelly pillows. I met some some lovely people in the lodge and everyone i spoke to had the same positive opinion as me. All said they would come again and many had stayed several times before. I think to think that Rosemary has become a new friend to me and i know i will return. Linda Reed Great Dunmow Essex

  • Review Submitted: 25/11/2013
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Banjul International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Courtyard
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Located on the outskirts of a traditional African village, Brufut, one minute from the main coastal highway, with wonderful unspoilt beaches close by, this private apartment with pool offers the perfect setting for exploring the Gambia.

15 minutes drive to the airport, 7 min drive to Senegambia , and 4 min drive to the Sheraton Hotel, the apartments are perfectly located for everything. International restaurants, bars, European supermarkets are within easy walking distance. The bustling shops and markets of Brufut and Brusubi are fascinating to explore.All the main tourist attractions are within easy reach:-

The capital city of Banjul, the crocodile pool of Bakau, Senengambia ,the fishing villages of Tanji and Brufut, the lazy villages of Kartong, where time goes back 100 years are all within easy reach.Go and explore and then relax in a hammock by the pool as the sun goes down.

The beautiful beaches are out of this world and within easy walking distance of the apartment..We welcome gap year students and are very happy to arrange voluntary work placements dor all ages iworking in local schools, hotels,and other charitable organizations especially during the green summer period.We jave had many successful placements.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Brufut

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
3 May 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Wi-fi is available at £10 per week.
Xmas weeks from 22nd December to January 2nd 25 pounds extra charge per week.
Safety deposit boxes are available at a small extra charge.

Maid service and local cooking at a small extra charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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