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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Douala, Cameroon

Andrea
Updated Jul 12, 2018

Known as Cameroon’s economic and commercial capital, Douala is a city that thrives on activity. Nestled on the banks of the Wouri River, this sprawling city is home to a major international airport as well as Central Africa’s largest port. Comprised of seven districts and around 120 neighborhoods, Douala’s more than three million residents benefit from its status as one of the country’s primary export hubs. Today, the city is brimming with the rugged charm of street life, colonial-era architecture, and the many delights of modernity brought by endless commercial establishments.

Whether you want to discover the liveliness of the Akwa district, stroll around the Boulevard de la Liberté, sunbathe at the beach in Limbe or simply immerse in the local way of life, here are 10 Airbnb vacation rentals to check out in Douala.

1. Cozy studio in a spacious villa (from USD 24)

Douala may be a bustling city, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in breathing spaces. This spacious villa, located in a cozy neighborhood, is a nice oasis amidst the many establishments that populate the city. It contains an air-conditioned studio with one bed which can accommodate up to two people. Guests can make use of the bathtub, kitchen, and laundry facilities. Breakfast is served every morning, and you can even have it on the terrace if you want to take in the fresh air and surrounding greenery. Also, if you are seeking more information about local life, you can even have dinner with the hosts themselves. Lastly, if you would like to venture beyond the streets of Douala, you can even request for your own vehicle with a driver or ask for help in planning your excursion.

Studio ORNY au Cameroun/Douala
6 reviews
Entire villa 1 bed 2 guests

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2. Modern villa near the Douala city center (from USD 100)

This house includes a living room, dining area, and fully equipped open kitchen. Up to four guests can make use of two king beds, laundry facilities, and free parking on the premises. Pets are also allowed on the property. If you want to try local cuisine, but you’re not exactly the culinary type, a full-time cook can be requested to prepare meals for you. Nearby downtown Douala is a vibrant area filled with upscale restaurants, shopping centers, lounges, bakeries, grocery stores, and banks. Only a few steps away from it is Bonapriso, a quiet neighborhood where this villa is located. Spacious, secure and decked in modern decor, this two-bedroom property is a great place to stay in while traversing the streets of the city.

Dicka Properties:The hidden treasure in Bonapriso.
3 reviews
Entire townhouse 2 beds 4 guests

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3. Modern apartment in a safe neighborhood near Douala downtown (from USD 50)

Located in the district of Akwa, the lively downtown scene is not difficult to reach from this property. Aside from being very accessible to taxis and motorbikes, the two-bedroom apartment also has a large garage which can fit two vehicles. If you don’t have a vehicle, but would still like to travel in comfort, a car rental service can be requested. The modern apartment is air-conditioned and can accommodate up to four people. Guests are offered one queen bed, one double bed, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and laundry facilities. The neighborhood is quite secure, assuring guests that traveling around the area will be both safe and fun.

Douala Bercy
Entire apartment 2 beds 4 guests

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4. Sleek apartment with a pool (from USD 86)

Sleek and modern, this apartment is one way to experience Douala in style. Located in a friendly neighborhood near a bank, this two-bedroom property is a nice hideaway from all the downtown activity. The air-conditioned apartment is spacious and decked in minimalist yet trendy decor that evokes an air of elegance. Up to four guests can utilize the two king beds, two bathrooms, a kitchen, laundry facilities, and the free parking on the premises. Best of all, on the rooftop, there is a pool where guests can relax and cool off from the Cameroon heat.

Appartement chic avec piscine à bali
Entire serviced apartment 2 beds 6 guests

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5. Apartment in a safe and trendy neighborhood five minutes from the airport (from USD 108)

Bonapriso is a chic and secure neighborhood surrounded by greenery. This property, comprised of five apartments, makes sure that guests make the best of their stay in the peaceful area. Located around five minutes from the airport, the property is near many ATMs, pharmacies, and supermarkets. If you want to check out the local arts scene, there is a local art market a few steps away.

Guests are provided with an air-conditioned apartment with bright and cozy interiors. Guests can make use of one bed, a bathroom, a kitchen, free parking on the premises, and laundry facilities. There is also a large pool perfect for cooling down and doing some laps.

Le charme de Bonapriso chez Minarow Center
Entire apartment 1 bed 6 guests

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6. Studio apartment in a quiet area (from USD 16)

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Decked in pink and green, this quirky little apartment provides quality comfort for those on a budget. Nestled in a quiet area, the upstairs studio apartment contains a kitchen, a bathroom, and a double bed perfect for two people. Breakfast is also served every morning so you can fully prepare for both long trips and spontaneous excursions.

Maison de Joyce
Entire apartment 1 bed 2 guests

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7. Spacious apartment near restaurants and the city center (from USD 119)

Located in a residential area near the city center, this apartment has the guests’ need for comfort and practicality in mind. The three-bedroom apartment, aside from being near supermarkets, is only a few steps away from restaurants where guests can discover the delights of local cuisine. The apartment has spacious and bright interiors, providing the entire property with a warm and inviting ambiance. Up to six guests can use the three beds, three bathrooms, a kitchen, laundry facilities, and free parking on the premises. Outside, there is a lounge area where guests can take in the fresh air and have spirited conversations with friends.

Belle maison , une petite oase bien equipee
Entire apartment 3 beds 6 guests

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8. Homey apartment near the main road (from USD 21)

This two-bedroom apartment, located 20 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the main road, is one that still provides comfort and hospitality despite its simplicity. The homey apartment contains one large living room, one kitchen, and two private bathrooms. Up to four guests can make use of four beds, laundry facilities, and free parking on the premises. If you’re raring to explore what Douala has to offer, you have a lot of options for public transport as well as your own two feet. The local way of life can be just as interesting and enriching as Douala itself.

Appartement meublé pour Vacances à Nyalla Parisso
Private room 4 beds 4 guests

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9. Apartment with a pool and balcony (from USD 43)

Douala has an exhilarating local scene, but staying in a haven blanketed by nature can make a trip even better. This one-bedroom apartment, located in a quiet residential area, is easily accessible via public transport. Aside from supermarkets and banks, the property is also near a market where guests can check out local crafts and produce. The air-conditioned apartment contains a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom, a couch, and a double bed perfect for two people. Guests will have access to a pool as well as free parking on the premises. If you want to get some fresh air, there is a balcony overlooking the area where you can admire the surrounding greenery.

Appartement meublé de 2 pièces, idéalement situé
Entire apartment 1 bed 2 guests

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10. Spacious apartment with a living room and balcony (from USD 81)

Located near the town hall of Bonamoussadi, this secure two-bedroom apartment is great for checking out Douala life outside the city center. The air-conditioned apartment, which can be accessed via elevator, contains a kitchen, a living room, two bathrooms, and two beds perfect for four people. Guests can make use of laundry facilities and free parking on the premises. If you have a pet, you can also bring them along. There is also a balcony outside where you can relax while thinking about what to eat and where to go.

Appartement meublé Douala Bonamoussadi
Private room 2 beds 4 guests

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Explore the lively streets of Douala

Douala’s vibrancy is not limited to the shops and restaurants that line its streets. Within its many neighborhoods, one can also have enriching experiences while learning about local culture. Whether you choose to stay in a family home or a sleek modern apartment, there are plenty of places in Douala where its colorful spirit thrives.

This article was originally published on Jan 22, 2018

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