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SHUWARI House, in the core of Lamu

Lamu, Kenya
Entire house hosted by Joe
10 guests4 bedrooms5 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
A small, modest, simple but tidy,pleasant & comfortable house. A typical Swahili house: one large room, double row of beam, 4 alcoves and the master bedroom, inside. Suitable for 5to7 guests Ngema, in attendance, keeps & cleans the house. He can cook & do the laundry (private arrangement).

The space
You can find huge, magnificent, luxuriously renovated houses in Lamu or Shela. SHUWARI is simple and modest. Only one ground floor and roof terrace, but cosy. A small but lush garden. No breathtaking view, but the breeze cools the roof top terrace and makes it a nice place to rest or chill.
You could hope being near the beach. But after dawn, you can easily walk to the sea front, walk along the busy streets, mingle with the very friendly Lamu people. Enjoy sophisticated of (delicious) local Swahili food.
SHUWARI allows you to enjoy the whole of Lamu life.

Guest access
Shuwari is at a few hundred meters from the jetty, in a quiet area of Lamu town.
The beach starts from Shela, 3 km from the town. A nice 20mn walk along the sea shore. But you can also take a boat, many are available.
I also own a sailing dhow, ZEITUN. On request, Captain Shee can take you to a fishing trip, or sunset sailing, or to visit places like Takwa ruins, Matondoni or Manda Toto. Or more special programs.

Other things to note
On request, a bed for a young child can be made available.
A small, modest, simple but tidy,pleasant & comfortable house. A typical Swahili house: one large room, double row of beam, 4 alcoves and the master bedroom, inside. Suitable for 5to7 guests Ngema, in attendance, keeps & cleans the house. He can cook & do the laundry (private arrangement).

The space
You can find huge, magnificent, luxuriously renovated houses in Lamu or Shela. SHUWARI is simp…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Essentials
Building staff
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.17 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
4.17 (6 reviews)

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Location

Lamu, Kenya

As a house in town, Shuwari is ideally situated.
Right in the middle of Mkomani, the old Stone Town where most houses made in coral stones date back to XVIIIthe Century,
The area is much more quiet than the busy and popular Langoni area, or the sea front. It is a mixture of posh renovated mansions, houses of local people, guest houses, gardens.. You find shops nearby, From a distance, the muezzin of a dozen of mosks mingle their calls to prayer, but none next door.
But within minutes, you are shopping in the main street or bargaining your dhow trip with the beach boys in front of Hapa Hapa.
As a house in town, Shuwari is ideally situated.
Right in the middle of Mkomani, the old Stone Town where most houses made in coral stones date back to XVIIIthe Century,
The area is much more quiet t…

Hosted by Joe

Joined in November 2013
  • 6 Reviews
You are welcome to LAMU, Come feel out of the world. I've been coming since 70s and it is still as wonderful. Lamu can absorb the latest modernity and keep its ageless charming flavour. People here enjoy life. Come and enjoy beauty Luxury, peace and pleasure..
You are welcome to LAMU, Come feel out of the world. I've been coming since 70s and it is still as wonderful. Lamu can absorb the latest modernity and keep its ageless charming fla…
During your stay
I wont be around during your stay.
But Ngema will take a good care of you. He's been working in SHUWARI for many year, He learnt with my wife how to cook delicious food, how to find for you good fish or sea food in the market. Talk with him, he will just be happy to please you.
I wont be around during your stay.
But Ngema will take a good care of you. He's been working in SHUWARI for many year, He learnt with my wife how to cook delicious food, how t…
  • Languages: English, Français
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 1:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported Learn more
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $120