Okay, busted. The only thing here from America is us. Everything else was purchased locally... Regardless,this is a nice, 5 bedroom house, with hot showers, located in Kimihurura. Just 7min from the Kigali city center, 10min from airport, and generally very centrally located. Great porch and great sunset views.
My wife and I love to host and have plenty of extra room for a few guests. We pride ourselves in having a clean and comfortable place.
Guest bedroom, guest bathroom, living room / dining room, kitchen (including dishes, utensils, cookware,etc.), porch / garden
You really can't beat Kimihurura. As Kigali has grown, Kimi is now as central as it gets. You can get to downtown, the airport, or even as far as the MTN center in Nyarutarama all within a 10 minute drive. The neighborhood itself is great. It's less than 5 minute walk from pretty much everything you'd need to keep you satisfied, including restaurants such as Papyrus, Mr. Chips and Lalibella. Mamba Club has great burgers and sand volleyball on the weekends and Hero Shop has excellent 1500rwf smoothies. Also, there is a huge roundabout just up the hill where people go at night to run laps and exercise. Since it's so close to the Ministry of Defense, Kimihurura has historically been the neighborhood of choice for top Rwandan military officials, giving the area excellent security.
Immediate access to moto taxis (It's never taken me more than a minute to find one) and a short walk from a taxi / bus stop. If you want to take a car, we'd suggest giving you the number for a local taxi driver. There is a taxi parking area about a one minute drive from us and they would be able to pick you up to save you the walk.
If you are arriving from the U.S., let us know ahead of time. We'd love to ship you some things to bring in for us. We'd be more than happy to offer you a cash rebate when you arrive.
Jake and Dayton were awesome hosts, super friendly and helpful. They really made me feel welcome in their home. They also have a helper that cleans every day, so it's like having room service!
The neighborhood was lovely and pretty safe. It has a quiet suburban feel to it. There are some restaurants within walking distance but you'd want to take a moto-taxi or cab to most sights/destinations around the city.
Very relaxed, comfortable stay. Made being in Kigali very easy for us, would happily stay there again.
Beautiful home and lovely couple. We only stayed for one night but wish we could have stayed longer. Jake and Dayton are very friendly, warm, easygoing and helpful. Great location with plenty of restaurants nearby. Recommend ! :)
The Stanley's are two of the friendliest and most helpful people we've ever met! Their home is gorgeous and we had a whole section of it to ourselves.
We had a great time with Jake and his wife Dayton. The room is truly cosy and we slept wonderfully in the big bed. The house with the green garden is also an awesome escape - and there are great restaurants, bars and smoothie-places very close by (walking distance). But most importantly Jake and Dayton were so helpful regarding our time in Kigali and further travels. They are amazing hosts!
Great stay - very centrally located, clean, comfortable, secure. Would definitely stay again.