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Good day, I’m Andrew

About me

I’ve been using SleepOut since the early days.

Andrew and Cherry Ritchie came on safari to Kenya in 2003, fell in love with the country on arrival and bought Lahai the second day! Within 5 months, Andrew had retired and we were living here, our 2 youngest of 6 children moved from Prep School in south of England to Kenya and we haven't looked back since. Andrew, a retired naval officer, learnt to fly at the coast in 2006, was so impressed as he flew over empty white sands and shimmering Indian Ocean, that he bought 4 acres on the beach.

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8 Guest reviews

Adut Kenya
We had a good stay at the cottages with just a minor problem - we had asked for a baby cot but this wasn't provided to us.
Stayed with host at Old and New Lahai Cottages as a family in December 2015
Fui Kenya
We had an awesome stay. Service was also really great.
Stayed with host at Old and New Lahai Cottages as a big group in June 2015
Eduardo Scotland
No water pressure at the main bathroom shower. No hot water at the shower in the new cabin.
Stayed with host at Beautiful 4 Bedroom House as a small group in April 2013
Peter Kenya
With the cabin being made of wood, fire extinguishers will be necessary. It would have been nice if there was a TV especially because the website claims that there is satellite TV. Pool was very nice and clean. Hosts were very cordial. They could stock some amenities for sale just so that you do not have to carry a small supermarket of goods especially for a longer stay.
Stayed with host at Beautiful 4 Bedroom House as a family in December 2012
Linda UK
Overall the experience was great. The only down side is that one of the third bedrooms was below standards. It had two single beds and the space was kind of crammed. You can also tell that the room was an afterthought in construction of the house. The wall is not all the way up to the ceiling and it is made of cardboard.
Stayed with host at Beautiful 4 Bedroom House as a small group in September 2012
Hellen Kenya
The property was beautiful, the description and the pictures were right on the money. The heated pool and the poolside bar was a favorite with the group, while my favorite was the scenic views from every window, and the little nook outside with a swing bench with a view of the lake... breathtaking. Jane, the caretaker was a huge help made sure that there would definitely be a return trip in the near future.
Stayed with host at Beautiful 4 Bedroom House as a couple in September 2012
Fawzia Kenya
We enjoyed our stay at the cottages. We loved the gardens, grounds, the help of Jane and Peter. Loved sleeping in the room in the attic, with a lovely bath tub. Would recommend it to friends and family. Thanks for arranging everything.
Stayed with host at Beautiful 4 Bedroom House as a family in September 2012
Maureen Kenya
We went for a girls getaway and it went really so well. I'm in shock. The only issue was that the house alarm went off every hour during the night so we called Andrew the host who quickly sorted it out. The service was a 10 out of 5! The staff was great, food was perfect. I travel every month so we will be looking for more recommendations for places to SleepOut in Kenya.
Stayed with host at Exclusive 3 Bedroom Main House as a small group in May 2014