Situated in the beautiful suburb of Karen, Makena’s Place is a charming cottage with gorgeous sprawling gardens. The mature trees and flowering bushes are home to several species of birds that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the veranda.
Makena’s Place is a boutique home with African themes running throughout the house. You will enjoy the art work and unique touches in the living areas and bedrooms.
Makena's Place consists 3 guest rooms.
The Flamingo Room can sleep 2 persons (en suite)
The Gecko Room sleeps 1 person
The Kichana Room sleep 1 person.
Geko and Kichana room share 1 bathroom.
All linen is 100% cotton and pillows and covers are hypoallergenic . All mattresses are high density spring for a comfortable night.
Internet (dongle that is plugged into usb port on a computer) is available and in keeping with the peace and tranquillity ideal of Makena’s place, there is no television in the house.
Makena's Place has one little playful dog, she is an outside dog and doesn't come into the house.
Breakfast is included and delicious home cooked meals are available on request at an additional cost (also depends on if your host is available to cook that evening). If you love coffee, you are in luck as there is an Italian coffee making machine. If you prefer tea, your host will brew you the meanest cuppa – Chai!
Makena’s Place is named after the vivacious 5 year old who will never fail to keep you entertained. Your host and her daughter have their bedrooms in a separate wing of the house to ensure maximum privacy for both guests and permanent residents.
Makena’s Place is a 7 minute walk to the modern Karen shopping centre – historically known as the Karen Dukas - where one can find banks, restaurants, supermarkets and African Curio shops. Only 5 minutes away is the famous Talisman restaurant, situated on the main Ngong Road, which leads to the city of Nairobi.
Karen is home to some of some of Nairobi's best known tourist attractions including the Giraffe Centre, the Karen Blixen Museum, the animal orphanage and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary, to name a few.
I had a wonderful stay at Makena's place. Chichi is a gracefull, helpful, (beautiful) and kind hostess and her daughter Makena is a bundle of energetic delight (if that makes sense?). Together they made my stay convivially homey (does that make sense?). The place is easy to find and right in the middle of Karen.
Stay there. You won't regret it.