Your Own Home in a House

House - Private room · Saint Helen's Lane, Karen, Kenya 00200, Kenya

CREATE YOUR OWN HOME in a private room in Karen, the upscale gated community of Nairobi. When you are here, you are home because you create your own space the way you want.

Your host, Franck
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CREATE YOUR OWN HOME in a private room in Karen, the upscale gated community of Nairobi. When you are here, you are home because you create your own space the way you want.

The Space

LOCATION IS NOT DOWNTOWN NAIROBI..!!! IT IS A SUBURB. A private bedroom with king sized bed and own bathroom in a beautiful, wooded, nature's den surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers, herbs and plenty of sunshine. The house is located in a gated community in Karen, the upscale suburb of Nairobi - 30 minutes from the airport and walking distance to the major road. We are a 20 shilling bus ride to downtown Karen where cool WIFI cafes and restaurants are located. Oh! you can also mingle and bargain Masai craft right at the Karen Square.
Our home comes with high speed internet, DSTV, maid, cell phone and an office space with fireplace for private work. There is plenty of relaxing space; deck, veranda surrounded by flowers, garden and walkways. THERE IS LOTS OF DOG'S BARKING IN THE MORNINGS. Our beautiful and talented house manager, Angela, will assist you throughout your stay. Breakfast is available if you request it. Plenty of linen sheets, towels, fresh flowers in your room and a great host who comes from the land of hospitality are at your disposal.
We have worked hard to remove the "commercial" out of our hospitality. There are no hard negotiations or strict check in or check outs, but you must present yourself as a respectable visitor, business person or tourist. The house has 4 bedrooms but we limit the number of guests to 2 rooms so we can give you special attention. However, ask for more rooms if you have a large entourage.

Guest Access

You have access to TV, internet, kitchen, maid, living room and parking.

Interaction with Guests

You will have access to a maid for your needs but we offer absolute privacy if you so desire. On occasions, if you request (separate charge) you will be treated to gourmet dishes of your choice. Or, simply buy your groceries and the kitchen is all yours.

The Neighborhood

The Ndege gated community is friendly. There is a 24/7 sentry and mobile security on the premises. What we love is the natural environment. Located next door is the Marian-Hill Mission House where you can buy fresh eggs, milk, honey or simply engage the residents in a conversation or basketball game at the yard court.

Getting around

Getting around is simple. You can either walk to the main road and have a 20 to 30 KSH ride to downtown Karen or the Galleria Mall. If you make advance request, we can arrange one of our friendly and smart drivers to take you around.

Other Things to Note

Because we pride ourselves on allowing the guest to be part of the creation of the house, we ask that you send us notice of your interests before you arrive.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $280 /week
Monthly Price: $865 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Check Out: 3:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • What an amazing first Airbnb experience! Franck and Kala are the most incredible hosts—warm, welcoming, knowledgeable about the area, and lovely people to be around. The accommodation was so comfortable as soon as I arrived, making it difficult to want to leave. The area is surrounded by green spaces, close to shopping facilities, and easy airport access.

    July 2014
  • This being our second visit at Franck`s place, does not alter our first review: Very secure/safe compound- situated outside the buzzy city, but close to shopping mall and" must see" tourist sights.
    Very friendly and welcoming host who likes a good discussion!.
    We enjoyed the stay very much and will gladly return on another visit.

    February 2014
  • Location in a very secure compound in the outskirts of Nairobi ( Karen ). Close to everything you need- You don't have to go into town. Fantastic house and garden. We enjoyed the free access to kitchen facilities ( made our own breakfast ).Nice big room, comfortable beds, spacious bathroom.
    Karla and Angela extremely helpful.
    All in all a very pleasant stay and very recommendable.

    February 2014
  • My stay was really great, the house is situated in a safe and beautiful area close to a market and sights like the Karen Blixen museum and Coffeehouse, Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage and the Rothschild Giraffe Centre. Still I would recommend to (email hidden) hire a driver for the stay.
    Franck and Kala are great hosts and everything worked out very well!
    Thank you again, I hope to return soon!

    February 2014
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I live in Westport, CT where I work as a life/public speaking coach. I shuttle between Kenya and the US but there is a wonderful house manager who provides the best guest service when we have guest. My partner, Dr Kala Fleming, and I love to give other travelers the taste of Kenya and other connections that will make your stay comfortable and hitch free. I love gardening, swimming and the outdoors. I love to cook with exotic herbs and veggies imaginable. Oh! and I make good cocktails, too.
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