Traditional swahili character house from the 18th century carefully restored and expanded in 2009. The spacious home is situated in the heart of the historic part of Lamu town at 200m from the sea front. This coral stone house maintains all of its original architecture, using local traditional materials, plastering techniques and decoration. The Lamu Town house still has its original 3-5m ceilings and walls with carved niches, freezes and alcove decorations.
The 4 level-home is the highest private home in the Old Town suiting up to 13 persons with a swimming pool on the ground floor and a 360 degree terrace with panoramic view over the historic town. The third floor terraces and verandas on the upper floors also boast stunning views of the Lamu channel.
The house has 5 ensuite bedrooms with hot water powered by solar pannels and large bathrooms with ceiling fans and complete mosquitos nets. Rooms have handcrafted swahili beds and furniture, made by local artisans, including new mattresses and european linens.
Ideal for several couples and families with bedrooms, kitchens, terraces and cushioned seating areas on 3 different levels for total calm and privacy. During the construction and planning of the house cooling and wind circulation was taken into account and all rooms and bedrooms have at least 2 sides openings to capture the sea brease.
The general decor was inspired by local African and Arabic elements including maps and calligraphy.
The house is self catering but Ngobo, the house-keeper, is available for cooking and shopping. He will keep a record of all expenditures to be settled prior to departure.
A second housekeeper will be included for a minimum of 8 guests in the house.
Meals can be served on the first floor dining room or on the rooftop terrace.
Your stay includes breakfast, laundry and airport transfers.