If you require peace and tranquility, to live amidst a beautiful natural environment AND have all the benefits of the big city right on your doorstep then this is the place for you. The Lodge set atop a mountain overlooking the city of Accra. in the morning, peep through your curtains at the lush mountain landscape. After breakfast on the terrace watching the sun rise over the hills, catch a taxi or trotro from right outside the house for the short commute to the city centre, with the heat, bustle and fumes of Accra. In the evening, as your vehicle ascends the steep mountain slope, feel the air freshen and cool as your reach the summit, admiring the twinkling lights of the big city below. This is life in Aburi, fast becoming known as the 'Beverley Hills of Accra'. This is a 'Back to Nature' kind of place and there is no generator nor air-conditioning. However there are solar lights available for when there are power cuts and due to the high elevation of the property is is often quite cool, especially at night so air-con is not really necessary. There are ceiling fans in each room. Please be aware that Ghana is currently experiencing a power crisis and there are frequent power cuts. This can also affect water flow ( only when the power if off) and the pressure of the water may not be strong. You may sometimes prefer to take an 'African bucket shower' when the pressure is low. However, Aburi area tends to experience less power outages than the city centre.
There are 2 apartments almost identical but one is smaller than the other and does not have an additional breakfast room. In the first apartment there are two large double bedrooms and one large bathroom. A huge kitchen and adjoining breakfast room. The living room and dining area are also huge and on one side is flanked by french doors leading out to an enormous terrace from where you can sit back and admire the breathtaking views below you. There is also a private terrace adjoining the main bedroom. There is a inner courtyard garden at the property , with coconut trees and other plants, so views of nature and trees can be seen from all over the apartment. Each apartment is completely self-contained with its own private gardens for you to enjoy.
One advantage of the cool micro-climate at Aburi is that the area has very few mosquitoes and is thus much healthier environment that at lower elevations in central Accra.
In the second apartment the kitchen is smaller and the bedrooms do not have another terrace adjoined. It does however have the 'grand front entrance' and an extra guest toilet.
There is a security and watchman available 24 hours and housekeeper /maid service if needed. However if you need this service payment must be negotiated directly with the staff at the property.
From all over the apartment there are Breathtaking views over the city of Accra and nearby mountains. Next door , just a few minutes walk from the lodge is an exquisite hotel with a mountaintop infinity pool from which there are also spectacular views, There are a few hotels and restaurants within walking distance, two with swimming pools from which you can negotiate weekly or monthly fees for use of the pool. Aburi Botanical gardens is just 5 minutes drive away as are some spectacular waterfalls to which you can hike.
There is a mountain bike and hiking company within 5 minutes drive from which you can arrange tailor made hikes or biking in the nearby mountains and villages.There are many small shops where you can buy essentials and lots of fresh fruit and vegetable stall right outside the house.
The garden is full of fruit trees, tangerine, lemon , lime, guava. advocate. banana, plantain, pineapple plants, which you are free to pick in season. Lots and lots of papaya trees dot the lush gardens. Accra is just a short 20 minute drive away and the house is next to public transport and taxi services. We can arrange to meet and pick you up at the airport which is just a short ride away. Longer stays can be arranged at a reduced cost.. Enjoy being near the big city of Accra but enjoy the peace and tranquility of this mountaintop retreat with wonderful vistas and great dining and touring opportunities....Read more
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