About this listing
Spacious quiet 4 bedroom house suitable for families and for entertaining
Serenity House is on Hoima (Namirembe) Road at Naluvule after Nansana.
Large en-suite master bedroom with study, a balcony.
Fully fitted kitchen with all modern appliances
2nd kitchen with wood-fired stove for authentic wood smoked
generator & large rainwater tank for back-up
Big, beautiful compound with several mature fruit trees and a herb garden and space for 5 cars
Car, driver services negotiable
Secure - good perimeter wall
Calm and pleasant ambiance -Countryside feel yet with City convenience!
The double bedroom wing can be let on its own without the master bedroom wing - if there is availability
While at Serenity, Eddie will take you to explore his garden: see his marvel of a freshwater well, sample the chilli peppers and the sugarcane, enjoy the plentiful greens, examine the jackfruit and the avocado trees
Visit Kasubi or Wamala Tombs, go shopping in the shopping centres easily accessed along the Northern Bypass: Game, ShopRite, Garden City.
Matatus and Bodaboda in plenty on the main road only 150metres away.
Many eating places and churches in neighbouring Nansana just down the road. Ask Eddie, he will always have a solution!
HEALTH AND SAFETY
At Serenity, we take the health and safety of our guests seriously. Firstly, although windows and beds have nets, please don't forget your anti-malarial measures. The kitchen has a fire blanket. We have surrounded the house by plants that are said to inhibit mosquitoes. If you notice anything that we have overlooked, please let us know about it - talk about it with Eddie.
Guests have access to the whole house and compound. However, in the interests of all guests, we would request that they ask the caretaker's permission before picking fruit from the compound.
Guests can also access, under supervision from Eddie the caretaker, the gardens outside the compound.
Interaction with guests
Eddie is at the house most days - though unobtrusively, to see that all is well and to open the gate if guests happen to return after 10pm. Please let Eddie know if you are coming home after 10pm so he shuts up the dog before opening the gate - otherwise our lovely dog Muute will dash out in the middle of the night to explore!
The view from the front of the house is wonderful. The scent from the flowers in the compound, particularly at night, is breathtaking. The environment is safe and friendly - with a local neighbourhood watch. It is within less than 20 minutes of the biggest shopping centres and areas of interest - Game, Shoprite, Garden City, Ndere Cultural Centre, Namirembe and Rubaga Cathedrals, Makerere University, Mulago Hospital Kasubi Tombs and Kavumba Recreational Centre - all worthy a visit.
With Nansana supermarkets and markets just ten minutes away.
The Kavumba Recreation Centre has a swimming pool, message, sauna and steam rooms and, most wonderful of all, a large zoo!
The Ndere Troupe just 20 min away down the Northern Bypass is well worthy a visit. Their performances have traditional dances from different parts of Africa; this is always a good evening out and their food is excellent.
You don't need a car to get to town - lots of matatus on the main road and boda-bodas too, Eddi can also drive you around in the 7-seater Toyota Noah or in his 'kangaroo' for a small price.
We can also arrange tours around Uganda, eg a visit to the equator or to a crocodile farm, Murchison Falls in the north or the source of the Nile, whitewater rafting and falls in Jinja, or any other place in Uganda.
Other things to note
Eddie the caretaker, has lived in Kampala since he was a child and has travelled widely throughout Uganda. He also knows the 'ins and outs' of a whole lot of things and is always willing to help you with any issues or queries. Check out what our reviewers have to say about Eddie!
One more thing - despite all our efforts, Uganda is still a third world country with third world issues; therefore we cannot promise to cater for every eventually and may have to ask for your patience and understanding sometimes!
Bills: Please note the quoted price does not include bills. These are water, electricity and gas. You will required to pay a bills deposit of £20 per week for the full duration of your stay. The meter readings will be taken at the start and end of your stay and usage calculated. There could be a refund or you could be asked to top up on your deposit to cover the bills. Prices for electricity are quite high in Uganda so please work with Eddie to keep an eye on the meter and usage.
Eddie, the caretaker, has been found to be one of the greatest assets of Serenity House. He can pick you up from the airport (for a small fee), and answer any questions about Kampala and Uganda: he knows both like the back of his hand. Feel free to ask him to show you shortcuts or to drive you in the car for a small charge.
There is a bountiful supply of fruit within the compound - all we ask is that you enjoy the fruits in the compound responsibly - mindful of other guests who might want to share in the bounty of Serenity.
There is access to the internet and the loan of a laptop for that use, if required.
Enjoy the soft manicured lawns, shady trees. Enjoy the fruit: mangoes, guavas, guanabana, passion fruit, pawpaws, oranges, as well as the herbs from the kitchen garden. Feed the gold fish or visit the fish ponds.
There is space for a party but please let Eddie know if you are planning a party of more than 15 external guests as there will be an extra charge.
Serenity House is also for those looking for peace and quiet and privacy. Have a barbeque or have a cold drink under the umbrellas.
Hi, I live in London and I work for Waltham Forest College. I am originally from Uganda and Serenity House is my dream home but I cannot remain there on holiday forever! The next best thing is to get others to enjoy it!