10 Guests, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Beds, 5 Bathrooms
Jahazi House, named after the historical sailing dhows that brought Lamu its trading wealth, stands right on the edge of the Indian Ocean on Kizingoni beach in a large garden of frangipani, fruit trees and shrubs. From the expansive, first floor makuti-covered veranda you can watch the dhows come and go, collecting sand and delivering fish. The house is designed along traditional lines around an inner courtyard, which holds a very private swimming pool, cooling the public rooms and bedrooms.
The four ground-floor guest bedrooms are all accessed from the inner courtyard and are stylishly furnished with ensuite shower rooms and their own private verandas. The verandas feature writing desks, occasional tables, chairs and a traditional Lamu day bed. There is a covered baraza area behind the pool that can also be used for sleeping. It leads through an ancient carved door onto a wooden deck with two swinging beds overlooking the garden.
The roof is one huge terrace, partially covered with makuti to provide a shaded bar, eating and sitting area. Here, overlooking simply everything, including the beach and sea views, is a wonderfully cool and spacious primary bedroom wing, with its private library and bedroom, ensuite dressing room and bathroom area.
Frangipani, jasmine and lime trees have been planted in abundance around the house, which comes fully staffed with a cook, room/table steward, laundress, boat captain and gardener.
Shela and Lamu towns are a 20 minute boat ride away. Kilindini, our private 38 ft Dhow, is available to hire for sundowners, beach lunches or day trips and can be arranged through our butler.
Jahazi house is a self-catered property. There is a chef who will prepare your meals but food will be at an additional cost.
- Air conditioner
- Beach Front
- Housekeeper Included
Kizongoni Beach , Lamu, Kenya - Jahazi House is a 20 minute boat ride from Manda Airport
Resident/non resident, child & seasonal rates apply. Please enquire for applicable rates for your dates. Proof of residency will be required. 100% payment is due at time of booking
50% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 30 days before arrival or earlier. 0% refundable if cancelled after.
Check in: 11:00 AM. Check out: 02:00 PM