Legassi Gardens Apartments and Vegan cafe is in Pokuase, which is a lively part of Accra, with lots of local shopping, bars and 'hangouts' called 'spots', and convenient for getting around town.
We have views of the Kwabenya hills, and benefit from the local 'forest reserve' at Pokuase, giving us cooler than central Accra temperatures, reasonable rain fall, and at least the feeling that we have 'cleaner' air!
Ideal for the adventurous tourist, intern, volunteer or avid business person looking to tap into the heartbeat of local life. Pokuase is an area where you can just jump on a trotro and blend in. We are around 10 minutes from St Johns, Achimota, close to the shopping and bars of Kwabenya, around ACP area, 20 minutes from Accra Mall or the new West Hills Mall, by car.
We are uniquely placed just on the outskirts of Accra, on a hill just off the Achimota (N6) motorway in a quiet hillside residential area, just up from the lively retail shopping zones in and around Pokuase. We are also accessible from either ACP or Pokuase Junction, and enjoy fast road links to different parts of central Accra.
The apartments are set in over 1 acre of trees, flowers and some pretty weeds...
Our apartments are completely self-contained with 2 reasonable sized bedrooms, set in our garden compound, with table tennis, an on-site Convenience Store and Vegan Cafe.
Each apartment accommodates up to four persons, with big discounts for long stay students or volunteers. There is a special discount rate for single occupants, and they can enjoy the luxury of having a spare bedroom for use as an office/study/ or recording studio (as in the case of at least one previous guest).
Payments are made only monthly in advance. This arrangement is based on trust, and has worked well so far. This suits working guests, students on a monthly allowance, or retired guests on a pension.
The apartments are regularly refurbished (usually after each long stay occupant), tiled throughout, and tastefully furnished with local furniture-fabrics-art work.
The kitchen has a table top cooker, fridge and cooking pots and utensils
The sitting room has seating for at least 4 persons, with dining facilities, television and fans
The bedrooms have either a double bed, single beds or bunk beds, wardrobe and drawers, with fan
The bathroom has a shower, toilet and face basin
The patio overlooks the garden and cafe, with seating and small table, and a shoe rack; and there is a private door for entrance into your apartment.
We have international guests from all over Europe, USA and beyond, visiting Ghana for a range of reasons (study, work, romance) all mixing in an Afrohemian atmosphere!
Live-in staff are on-site to provide security and assistance whenever needed.
We are also just over a 'flower wall' and see to your maintenance needs, help you make arrangements as requested, answer any pressing questions, or are available for a chat from time to time.
The rent (always negotiable) is inclusive of your bills:
-electricity, water, gas
-cleaning, washing, gardening, security (although 'tipping' is standard)
-full maintenance services
-off street parking
-backup generator, which we put on when light is off
-our own bore hole water source with a filtration system, so that water can be pumped straight into your tank to avoid water shortages in your apartment
Tours and special services
On request, we help to organize tours for guests, either with our local escort or with registered tour guides, knowledgeable about the history, culture and spiritual life of the country. From our location you can take day tours to many different areas, including Aburi, Koforidua, Nsawam, Tema, Cape Coast and more. We also arrange volunteer packages for interested guests with local charities and organisations.
Legassi Gardens gives you a base from which it is easy to move around, if you want to travel and see the sites of Ghana or even the sub-region. We can offer special 'low occupancy' rates for travelers who intend to spend only a few nights per week at the apartment.
For business travelers, we can provide additional services that make your stay with us effective and convenient for business purposes, including arranging a car, secretarial services, an interpreter, and general business pointers. Not to mention, an early breakfast.