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Faraha House, Shela Beach, Lamu

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Hamid

Faraha House, Shela Beach, Lamu

Private room in apartment
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Outstanding hospitality
11 recent guests complimented Hamid for outstanding hospitality.

My place is close to Friday Mosque, UNESCO historic sites, the beach and gift shops.. You’ll love my place because of the seafront atmosphere, the privacy, close proximity banks/ATMs, supermarkets, in-house chef and welcoming staff.. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids).

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Breakfast
Essentials
Unavailable: Smoke detector
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Availability

Reviews

84 reviews
Location
4.9
Check-in
4.8
Value
4.6
Communication
4.6
Accuracy
4.6
Cleanliness
4.1
Hiroko User Profile
Hiroko
October 2019
The place is in a great location in Shela. It must be less than a minute walk to the beach and also Peponi Hotel/Restaurant. Nyama, who welcomed us and showed is around was also really great and helpful as needed. We did not meet Hamid but he was attentive as well. The room…
Howard User Profile
Howard
October 2019
This place is very cheap but want other users to know what to expect before booking because the photos make it look nicer than it is. There is NO HOT WATER. This place is not very clean. The mosquito net had stains and holes in it, bathroom and sink were filthy, kitchen utensils…
Daud User Profile
Daud
August 2019
Value for money and enjoyable stay. Amazing food well done by the chef Nyama. Fresh Oyster from Haji and amazing experience.
Бенита User Profile
Бенита
July 2019
TL;DR: Highly recommended! The place was spectacular!!! It was more so because we hadn't really had Shela on our list and so the whole area surprised us pleasantly. We booked same day (within 2 hours of check-in) and had a quick turnaround of directions etc from Hamid. Nyama,…
Alex User Profile
Alex
June 2019
Faraha House has a great view of the ocean and very hospitable staff--Nyama made us feel right at home.
Sheena User Profile
Sheena
June 2019
We enjoyed our five day stay. Never met Hamid but Nyama took great care of us. Great location and value. Only thing is the mosquito netting didn’t really work, lots of mosquitos at night.
Sabrina User Profile
Sabrina
April 2019
Aside from a rocky check-in, this place was great. The views are unbelievable, and the big fan helps keep you cool on warm summer days.

Hosted by Hamid

Lamu, KenyaJoined in November 2016
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84 Reviews
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Interaction with guests
The House keeper will look after you and the house and our Chef will create the most amazing dishes for you. Breakfast is not included in the price, but can be arranged by our house keeper at an extra cost. On average it's about 4 dollars per person.
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 11AM
Check-in
Flexible
Checkout
11AM

House Rules

  • No pets
  • Smoking is allowed
  • Parties and events are allowed

Cancellations