House with large pool in Lamu Town

20% discount

from $240

per night

Response rate

63%

Response time

within a few days

Reviews

4

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The house is a compound of self-contained buildings, offering a maximum of privacy to its guests. The house has several roof terraces, one of which is partially covered by a thatched roof, has a hammock and swinging bed from which you can enjoy a lovely panoramic view of Lamu and the bay.

It is the perfect spot to enjoy your sundowners and at night, to gaze at the spectacular African starry sky. All living areas are open and airy and designed to catch the cooling breezes. One of the courtyards has a jasmine covered pergola and separate grille area for outdoor dining. At night all courtyards are candle lit for a magical effect.

Can comfortably accommodate groups of 4 to 6 people and is ideal for two couples or a single family with children. It has also gained a reputation as a romantic honeymoon retreat.

A spacious dining room is at the center of the house, seating up to 12 people with rugs and antique furnishings, leading to a veranda overlooking the pool. During your stay you will enjoy food by the house's incredibly talented resident chef, Chakhi.

The rental fee includes: (i) an elaborate breakfast for your entire family; (ii) coffee, tea and fresh fruit juices throughout the day; and (iii) laundry services.

Not included are: (i) transport to and from the Manda airstrip, local transport and excursions; (ii) lunch and dinner; and (iii) wine, liquor and sodas. All of these can be arranged for by the staff against reimbursement of expenses.

Situated in the old part of Lamu town, a medina of narrow alleyways where many of the grand old stone houses are located, about ten minutes walk from the historical town center.

Through a beautiful antique front door one enters a true oasis of tranquility and fragrant gardens leading to three separate courtyards filled with tropical trees and plants. One of the courtyards contains the freshwater swimming pool from which fresh air cooled by the water floats through a series of interconnecting rooms and living spaces.

Features

In your room
  • City view
  • Garden view
  • Pool view
  • Shower
  • Hot water
  • Breakfast
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Fan
  • Balcony
  • Veranda
  • Washer
  • Dryer
Around the place
  • Good access roads
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Kitchen
  • Housekeeper
  • Security guard
  • Hot water

Reviews

Accuracy Value Cleanliness Location Service Check-in
Superb!
4 reviews
4.9 4
Mark Kenya
We had a very good time and really appreciate their good service. Our visit was quite enjoyable.
Stayed with host as a family in April 2016
Celia UK
The Pool House is not only a beautifully restored old Lamu House full of charm and delight, it is also very artistically furnished and extremely comfortable. The swimming pool is kept immaculately clean, is the right temperature and very pretty. Stephen and Chakhi who look after the guests are polite, kind, helpful and discreet. Linen and towels were frequently changed, and the house was kept very well swept and cared for. There is a good selection of books on Lamu, on Africa and plenty of books by travel writers. The location is good in that it is in a quiet area slightly away from the busiest streets, but is only a five minute walk from the main busy areas and the water front. The courtyard is leafy and cool and there are plenty of lovely places to sit to read, sleep or dream away from the pool if required. All our meals were without exception delicious, and very nicely presented at table. We were made to feel very welcome and that nothing was too much trouble.. We would have wonderful adventures by day in Lamu and at sea and return to our oasis of cool, calm and tranquility anticipating our lovingly prepared dinner which never disappointed. If I could give more than 5 points for anything I would! All the family agrees. We would love to return one day. PS: The only thing Chakhi and Stephen need is a milk jug! (For hot milk with coffee.. for cold milk with tea etc). We got by with a teacup for a jug! We tried to buy one, visiting no less than 6 hardware stores in town, but we couldn't find one that was nice enough to match the Chinese porcelain.. We promised we will bring one when we return one day! With many thanks to Jan-Hendrik from us all, Celia and Christopher, Edmund and Mildred, Francie and the children.
Stayed with host as a family in February 2016
Anouk Kenya
We had a fantastic stay with no problems really. We really enjoyed the place and the food was superb.
Stayed with host as a small group in January 2016
Andrew Kenya
The house is beautiful, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, and the food was superb. Absolutely lovely, could not recommend more highly. Both Steven and Cheki, the staff, were lovely, warm, conscientious and talented purveyors of food and drinks. They picked us up at the airport, arranged smooth transfers, and were just generally fantastic human beings. My family were visiting me from Canada, and were very impressed. Great spot.
Stayed with host as a family in July 2015
20% discount

from $240

per night

Response rate

63%

Response time

within a few days

Reviews

4

Pinned 12 times
Family Central Unique
  • Pay later available
  • Discounts on 7 nights or more
  • Verified listing
  • Best price guaranteed
Location Pool House, Lamu – Lamu Town
Space offered House
Includes Entire place to yourselves
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2.5
Beds 2 × Queen bed
2 × Single bed
Check in Flexible
Check out Flexible
Meal plans Self catering
Conditions Cancellation

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