The SpaceFans all round, a/c all round, generator to run the basics, staff, lots of space.
Staff. There is a basic cook assistant. He can cook basics, but don't ask him to make a lasagne or similar. Salads, breakfasts, rice, chips, roasts, potato bakes, he is fine. Feel free to teach him something new - he is a keen learner.
Also a head of staff who looks after the place, a gardener who assists cleaning inside, and three night watchmen.
Lots of freezer and fridge space, a dedicated drinks only cooler, a water cooler accommodating the 20L containers - please take your own. Braai (barbeque) is available on request.
There is a small sitting pool, smallish single level (1.5m deep) main pool (ONLY LADDER STAIRS), darts, DSTV, board games, beach toys, air conditioning in all bedrooms, all beds have mozzie nets, generator available for power outages (please supply your own diesel in container provided).
In Maldeco nearby, you have access to a general store (Peoples) for last minute items you forgot or have run out of. In the trading centre of Makawa nearby, there is a shop selling imported drinks (ask the staff -they know about it), and on the way to Maldeco there is a filling station.
Nearby is Club Makakola Retreat, offering a par 3 golf course.
If you have a boat, there is a slipway available (reccommend 19ft hulls and under) and the staff know what to do. If you dont know the area, I would recommend taking someone who knows the area with you for your first trip to the Island, there are 2 sets of rocks that are dangerous, on the north east of the island and the south west, this one particularly dangerous as it is in deep water, appears out of nowhere.
Behind the cottage is a nice pub on the hill, great for sunsets or just getting a birds eye view of the area. Also nearby is Sun n Sand resort where there is a wonderful kids play area with rides, jumping castles and a shallow pool area with play slides and misters incorporated. You will have to pay entrance to use the facility. They also do nice take aways if you fancy spoiling yourself, and have ice creams as well for the kids. Guest AccessYou will have access to the whole cottage set out as follows:
Main bedroom - large double bed with en suite bathroom (shower and bath), cupboard space, dressing table, ceiling fan, a/c, space for a baby camp cot or two (supply your own).
Next to the main bedroom is another very small room known as the Kids Bunk room, with 2 bunk beds in, limited cupboard space, but fan and a/c, generally used for kids. Wouldn't recommend adults on the top bunks.
ON the RHS of the main area are three other rooms.
At the far end of the passage is the old main room known as the Blue Room. This has a double bed, ample cupboard space, en suite bathroom (combo bath and shower), ceiling fan and a/c.
Next room is known as the family room/old bunk room. Has a double bed and a bunk bed, cupboard space, fans and a/c. Serviced by passage toilet and separate shower & basin.
Last room in the cottage is the Green Room, small with double bed, ceiling fan and a/c. Also serviced by the passage toilet and shower.
Outside room is large, has a double bed, 2 singles that can be adapted into either single bunk or can add further bunks in there. Has its own bathroom with shower, bath, basin and toilet. Ample cupboard space, ceiling fan and a/c. Not being part of the main cottage it is not connected to the generator. Suited to young families needing the quiet for little ones while main cottage is noisy with older kids. Interaction with GuestsIf the staff there cant sort something out, they will let us know and we can see what we can do to help. The NeighborhoodNearby access to filling station, general store, village market (imported drinks and freezer ice), golf and spa at Makakola retreat, kids entertainment area at Sun n Sand, Pub on the hill for a treat at sunset, about 1 hour from Cape Maclear. Other Things to NoteThis is Africa!! Bring your sunscreen, hats, mosquito repellent, room spray, torches for power cuts and some commons sense.