Mari

Relaxed stay with friendly expats

Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
$35
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Per Month
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About This Listing

We are a friendly expat couple living in Nairobi for 8 years now. Our apartment is in a resort-like compound, very secure, in a great location in upscale Kilimani. There's a gym, pool, 24-hour security, and wifi coverage in most parts of compound.

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We've added a small mirror, a desk calendar, an extra chair cushion, and a side table where you can unpack your luggage.

We've added a small mirror, a desk calendar, an extra chair cushion, and a side table where you can unpack your luggage.


The Space
Bed type: Real Bed
Property type: Apartment
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $15
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Price: $245 /week
Monthly Price: $850 /month
Cancellation: Moderate

Description

House Rules

Availability
2 nights minimum stay
A bottle of our best boiled tap water is always available in your room. :-) Alternatively, you can also buy bottled water from the nearby grocery stores.

A bottle of our best boiled tap water is always available in your room. :-) Alternatively, you can also buy bottled water from the nearby grocery stores.

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March 2015

March 2015

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December 2014

October 2014
Mari
Response from Mari:

We'd love to have you back anytime, Natalie!

And I know, we're really sorry about lack of internet signal in the guest bedroom itself. It's a current limitation of the whole compound-wide internet service which doesn't extend to the back yet. But, we'll explore how we can get around that. :-)

And we have really thought about redecorating the lighting scheme of the guestroom (and the master bedroom too, for that matter) sometime back . We just haven't found something to our taste yet. ;-) Hopefully, that will all change soon (fingers crossed.)

All the best!

October 2014

August 2014
Mari
Response from Mari:

Hi Ghalib!

Many thanks for your very kind words. :-) Much appreciated!

We're glad you liked your stay with us. We enjoyed our conversations too and sharing about each other's work. And it was sweetly nostalgic for me to remember my working visit to Pakistan many years ago.

Ooops, sorry if we seemed to come across as a bit "on edge" and thus making you a little uncomfortable for a while. :-D With our past guests, we normally have had at least a full day's notice before they arrived; thus, we were able to personally make sure the room was in total order. Richard and I were both extremely busy during your two-day stay that we didn't have much time to check on the handiwork of our trusted (and reliable!) lady housekeeper and be more chill. ;-p

We look forward to hosting you again next time you're in the old neighborhood!

Cheers!

August 2014

About the Host, Mari

Mari
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Member since June 2013
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours
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