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Sunrise Cottage

Entire cottage hosted by Francis
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
Entire home
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Gateway Cottages are clean, safe, affordable, basic and environmental friendly accommodation situated on the Gateway Transformation Campus, Chirombo village, Monkey Bay, Malawi. Follow the M10 from Mangochi to Cape MacClear, and turn right at the turn-off the Cape MacClear at the Engergen Filling station on your left. Turn right on the gravel road into the village towards the Lake. Find our sign board 2 km from the turn off on the left, Gateway Transformation Center/Guesthouse.

The space
The space is unique and can be used by student groups, environmental groups, social upliftment and church groups. Experience Malawi hospitality. We are offering lodging as part of our hospitality courses facilitated at Gateway Transformation Campus which are a Christian training facility for the social upliftment of Malawians, adding to the economic infrastructure of tourism in Malawi. Income generated from this hospitality service will add to our training programme for future development. The guesthouse is the property of the Nkhoma family.

Guest access
Guests have access to two cottages. There is a access road uphill, and safe parking at the cottages. On the premises are the private house of pastor Francis Nkhoma and his wife Mary, and a dormitory house for students; there is Pre-school for toddlers 2-5 years old which are overseen by Joyce. A conference hall is in in the process to be constructed.

Other things to note
Please note that the cottages is located about 500 meter off shore from the Lake shore located on a hill overseeing the Lake. Guests are welcome to walk down to the Lake.
Showers have only cold water, but you can request the host to bring you warm water for washing. Solar heating system will be installed soon.
Please remember to bring mosquito repellent/spray for your rooms.
Gateway Cottages are clean, safe, affordable, basic and environmental friendly accommodation situated on the Gateway Transformation Campus, Chirombo village, Monkey Bay, Malawi. Follow the M10 from Mangochi to Cape MacClear, and turn right at the turn-off the Cape MacClear at the Engergen Filling station on your left. Turn right on the gravel road into the village towards the Lake. Find our sign board 2 km fro… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Building staff
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Private entrance
Hangers
Dedicated workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.50 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Location

Monkey Bay, Southern Region, Malawi

Chirombo village is a traditional African village in the warm heart of Africa. According to a German development volunteer working with the Back to School Foundation, the residents of Monkey Bay are not living at the poverty line, but at the existence line. Houses are simple clay cottages, and few households can afford electricity, as the connection costs alone are three times the average monthly wage.
Chirombo village is a traditional African village in the warm heart of Africa. According to a German development volunteer working with the Back to School Foundation, the residents of Monkey Bay are not livin…

Hosted by Francis

Joined in August 2018
  • 6 Reviews
Co-hosts
  • Francis
During your stay
Francis or Joyce will be welcoming you and is living on the premises, willingly ready to assist the guests with any thing they will need or any question they may ask. Joyce is also overseeing the cottages and she will receive the guests and give them the keys.
Francis or Joyce will be welcoming you and is living on the premises, willingly ready to assist the guests with any thing they will need or any question they may ask. Joyce is a…
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 57%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Cancellation policy