We've added a small mirror, a desk calendar, an extra chair cushion, and a side table where you can unpack your luggage.There's plenty of space to be had with a lockable wardrobe and as many hangers as you want. The king-sized bed comes with at least five comfortable pillows and a snug-as-a-bug duvet.
Relaxed stay with friendly expats
Relaxed stay with friendly expats
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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We are a friendly expat couple living in Nairobi for almost 11 years now. Our apartment is in a "resort"-like compound in a great location in Kilimani. The compound has a standby generator, own water borehole, a swimming pool, 24-hour security, green and open spaces, electric security fence, parking, and compound-wide wifi coverage. With the current water rationing and frequent power outages in Nairobi, a standby generator and own water borehole really rate high these days!


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Prices
Extra people $14 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $12
Security Deposit $110
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $23 / night
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House Rules

We don't really have many household rules except those guided by common courtesy and respect, thoughtfulness and good sense:

1) Please, kindly remove your street shoes by the entry hallway and make use of our many house slippers. These are kept clean for each new guest.

2) The security in our compound is good and discourages any unannounced visitors you may wish to invite in our home WITHOUT our knowledge, presence, and consent. This is both for your security and ours. Remember, this is OUR home.

3) Please tidy up after yourself in all common areas like the kitchen, dining and living rooms as well as the bathroom and hall toilet.

4) Should you wish to cook or prepare a snack, we would be happy if you wash up afterwards, including all pots, pans, dishes, and utensils you used and give the stove and countertops a good wipe. :-) This is to discourage pests since we live on the ground floor.

5) Please refrain from eating and/or leaving food crumbs, dirty plates and utensils in your room lest ants and other much less desirable pests pay you a visit.

6) You may smoke outside in our secluded terrace and please remember to properly dispose of your cigarette butts afterwards.

7) Power outages are very common in Nairobi and rates have gone up considerably. All our lights use power-saving bulbs but please turn off main light in your bedroom if you're not there.

We usually turn on the water heater in the morning for some 20 minutes or so before the first person takes a shower. (We have this old-fashioned water heater aka "boiler" instead of "instant shower"). Normally there should be enough hot water for everyone already. Should you wish to shower in the evening after a hot and dusty day, kindly remember to turn off the water heater please after 20 to 30 minutes since it's a real power hog. :-)

8) This is our home too where we also do a lot of work (the downside of laptops and internet connectivity haha) and so the place does get a bit cluttered sometimes with work paraphernalia - papers, books, bags, power cords, etc. Plus the catsies must have their toys... We must all do our very best to tidy up after ourselves. :-)

9) Rule of thumb: Please don't do what you would not want others to do in your own home. :-)

Thank you!

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Cat(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Lucien User Profile
May 2017
I have stayed with Mari and Richard on numerous occasions and that should say it all however to recap, great place close to amenities, very comfortable stay with excellent hosts in a quiet complex.
Mari User ProfileMari is a superhost.
Response from Mari:
:-) We look forward to seeing you again! Nuestra casa es su casa.
May 2017

Lucien User Profile
March 2017
This was my second stay with Richard and Mari and I have already booked to stay again. It is in a great location, walking distance to good retail. The space is quiet, extremely comfortable and the hosts are perfect. It feels like home.
Mari User ProfileMari is a superhost.
Response from Mari:
Thank you, Lu! Always a real pleasure to have you. We miss you already. See you. ^_^
March 2017

Nina User Profile
February 2017
My stay at Mari and Richard's couldn't have been better. You feel instantly at home and the atmosphere is very laid back. They took me to a party with the neighbors my first night, we went to the store, cuddled with the cats and had dinners together. They are so helpful and friendly. Highly recommended!

Lucien User Profile
February 2017
Great stay in Nairobi with hosts that made me feel at home. In fact I miss being there. This location is perfect, quiet yet close to all amenities, as in short walking distance. Secure, quiet and central with great hosts, it doesn't get better than this.
Mari User ProfileMari is a superhost.
Response from Mari:
We loved having you too and we're delighted we've made a great new friend who, within the first 5 minutes of being in our home seemed like welcoming back an old dear friend. See you again soon!
February 2017

Jessica User Profile
January 2017
Mari and Richard's place was the perfect launch pad for our trip to Kenya. We felt immediately at home, and enjoyed some great chats about the country and Nairobi life. The house was clean, safe and spacious, and had everything we needed. The Yaya center is right around the corner, and our hosts provided some great nearby restaurant recommendations for the evenings.
Mari User ProfileMari is a superhost.
Response from Mari:
Thank you for being such great guests and for the shared dinner! We wish you all the very best in your future trips as you travel round the world. You will always be welcome with us here in Nairobi! Merry miaows too from the three catsies! ^_^
January 2017

Jessica User Profile
January 2017
We chose to come back to Mari's place twice, which should speak for itself! We will always choose to stay with her and Richard when we have the chance.
Mari User ProfileMari is a superhost.
Response from Mari:
And we will always welcome you back with pleasure. Best of luck in your future adventures especially in Southeast Asia. Don't forget the pink sand beaches. ;-)
January 2017

Diane User Profile
December 2016
Mari made sure I was comfortable and welcome. She organized a dinner with friends and invited me; it was delightful. The swimming pool was a nice place to relax, and a perfect temperature for swimming. My room was cool, quiet and the bed was perfectly comfortable. I like cats, so three of them were welcome, since they mostly sleep and explore. Another great feature is the location – a 5 to 10 minute walk to Yaya center shops, an excellent new food market, coffee shop, cyber café and my favorite garden restaurant, Habesha ( Ethiopian), less then a kilometer away. Period
Mari User ProfileMari is a superhost.
Response from Mari:
Thanks for choosing us as your host in Nairobi! I very much welcomed the yoga sessions and the conversations. And thank you for the nice Christmas prezzies! I wish you best of luck in your projects in Kenya. And oh, the three catsies say hi!!
December 2016

Nairobi, KenyaJoined in June 2013
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