Located on the shores of East Africa, in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Kenya in Lamu is a town; an island, and an archipelago.
In Lamu, time seems to have stopped somewhere in the 18th or 19th century, and life is still much what it used to be at the time of the Sultanates of Pate and Zanzibar. Alternating endless beaches and mysterious mangroves, old historical buildings and untouched nature, fishing trips and barbecue, Lamu has much to offer for any all holiday.
Lamu Town is a small port, separated from Manda Island by a channel. Small beaches can be found on the channel (300m from the house). Beaches facing the open sea are past Shela (20-min walk, 5-min boat), or across the channel at Manda Beach (10 min boat).
The house is located between Lamu Town and Shela village, in a 1/4 acre secluded garden, remote and peaceful, 200 metres from the sea. It has 200 square meters, three bedrooms, two terraces, living room, equipped kitchen and toilet/bathroom. The house can comfortably sleep 6 people. Spare mattresses in the attic, terraces and balconies, not to mention tents in the garden, have in the past allowed catering for more than 12 people.
Ben, the manager, will greet you at the airport / bus-stop, and assist you with all your needs and desires (even the most incongruous) during your stay, while young George, the night watchman, will entertain you with local stories during your sun-downer or if sleep escapes you. Boat trip (sailing or motor boat), treks, city-tours, on-site Swahili cook, can be arranged on request.
|Location||Lamu-Island Villa – Lamu Town|
|Includes||Entire place to yourselves|
Moderate: 50% refund up until 8 days prior to check-in, except fees.
a) Cancellations made between 0 and 7 full days prior to local check-in time, or no show, guests will be charged 70% of total booking value.
b) Cancellations made between 8 and 29 full days prior to local check-in time, guests will be charged 50% of total booking value.
c) Cancellations made 30 or more full days prior to local check-in time, guests will receive a full refund of their deposit, except fees.
d) In the event of a premature departure or cancellation, the nights not spent 24 hours thereafter are 50% refunded, except fees.