A lovely spot and ideal for one or two couples looking for a romantic hideaway and at a price that makes it more affordable than a hotel. The house has been lovingly built with great attention to artisanal skills and traditional detail.
Situated in a very peaceful corner of Shela village next to sand dunes covered in bush and close to the ruins of an old mosque now a place were only monkeys play. The bird life is great, and occasionally a shy bush buck is seen picking a discrete path through the dense dune vegetation.
On the first floor there is a large airy double bedroom with a balcony and seating and extra barazas for sleeping. From here there are great peaceful views of the dunes and bush and the Friday Mosque. On this level there is a bathroom and spacious landing with balcony window.
A further flight of stairs leads to the second floor and another large airy bedroom with balcony and more dune views, a bathroom and landing with balcony window overlooking village. Simply but elegantly furnished with traditional kikoy and woven fabrics accented with richer textiles here and there, the rooms are all light and full of sunshine, but shuttered for shady afternoon siestas.
There is a last flight of stairs to the roof top with its comfortable sofas, 'veg out' barazas and hammocks, the open plan dining area and a small kitchen. You will spend much of every day in this penthouse haven in the gentle breeze, involving yourself in the politics of the birds feeding in the foliage nearby or the daily debate on whether to take the scenic route to the beach or the one which goes via the bar at Peponi. A knock on the front door below will require a peep over the wall to check if the fishermen have appeared with the promised oysters.
|Location||Mtende House – Shela Village|
|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.