Coastal Swahilli House, Shela

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Lamu is unique and fascinating, in fact the oldest city in East Africa. The fact of having been the first port of call flourishing East-Africa and colonized by diverse cultures, it has marked its traditional Swahili style resulting in a unique and personal Arabic culture.

Lamu Island is accessed via plane from Nairobi, landing in a nice airport on the island of Manda. After a short boat ride you get off the town of Lamu, capital of the island, which offers the most interesting cultural choice. To stay and enjoy the beaches and the relaxation it is advisable to move to the village of Shela, just 10 min. boat and 45 min. walk while enjoying a nice walk to the sea.

The house is situated on Shela Village, a traditional coastal Swahilli House made of lime and coral. The full house has 5 double bedrooms offering the most relaxing swahili stay along the beach. The 4 bedrooms are spread over 3 floors each with a separate living area. The master suite with beautiful views over the sea of Lamu, occupies the entire top floor, covered only by a cane roof, and has an open terrace for unforgettable dinner under the stars.

Welcome the passage of time and enjoy the luxury of the simple and the natural in an authentic and unique paradise. Please respect the local culture and customs.

The house cooks, Frederic and James, considered two of the best on the island, will prepare whenever you wish, delicious local fresh produce market.

Activities; Wandering around the narrow streets looking buildings with local materials, lime, coral and wood carvings, take a ginseng tea on their roofs turned into terraces, stroll through the markets (especially interesting the meat), visiting mosques and museums, shopping crafts, go fishing dhow, yoga or just lie on the sand dunes of a beach break to sunset, hearing the call to prayer and letting time pass while we prepare the most delicious crab imaginable ... are some of the options offered.

La Joya House accommodates maximum of 10 people. Its a 5 Double Bed Room House with a pent house at the roof top where you can view the sea. A place where you can enjoy having your dinner under the stars. The house has a kitchen at the ground floor and the 1st floor.

We have full time staffs.House keeper and a cook. Their duties is to make sure that our guest are well treated and happy.

The House is few meters from the sea. We organize boat trips for our guest like visiting the Takwa ruins, sunset, snorkeling and visiting the rest part of lamu. There is shops around and restaurants.

Features

In your room
  • Ocean view
  • City view
  • Garden view
  • Shower
  • Hot water
  • Kitchenette
  • Balcony
  • Veranda
Around the place
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry service
  • Towel and linen service
  • Cook
  • Kitchen
  • Hot water

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Natalia Kenya
We had to do a bit of walking as it is far, but that's a Lamu thing. Can't complain. We had a very good stay. Esther, the manager, was nice and very helpful.
Stayed with host at Penthouse in Shela as a couple in November 2015

from $243

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Location La Joya House – Shela Village
Space offered House
Includes Entire place to yourselves
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
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Meal plans Self catering
Conditions Cancellation

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