Baobab Cottage with garden, 5mins walk to beach

Entire residential home hosted by Rama

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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If you are looking for space, peace & tranquillity, you found it!
Hi. My name is Rama, I am from Lamu & together with my friend Stefania we help our friends Gillis and Fiammetta to rent out their lovely cottage on this paradise island. It's a 2 bedroom cottage with big private garden, ideal for 2 couples or a small family, only 5mins walk to the beach.
Transfer from/to airport will be arranged for a small fee (to be paid upon arrival cash). Cleaning and breakfast preparation are included.

The space
Space, peace and tranquillity: that's what makes this place unique! A lovely house with a big garden to enjoy breakfast (you only pay for the shopping, service and preparation are complimentary) in the shade of the majestic baobab that gives name to the cottage. And because it's a new listing and we need reviews, it is also very convenient!!! Did you check the price? For sure much less than what you get, I promise you!
The cottage is located in a very quiet corner of the village of Shela, on Lamu island, just next to the dunes and surrounded by trees, plants and flowers. Here you can for sure find time for yourself and destress.
In the nearby compound the owners have a little studio where guests can do yoga (teacher available upon request) or meditate.
The cottage is on ground and first floor, with kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. There is a spacious and well maintained private garden just in front of the cottage; on the porch you can enjoy your breakfast prepared by the lovely Lilian.
(NOTE: service and preparation of breakfast is included, but you pay for the shopping of whatever you eat. You give Lilian shopping money and tell her what you would like to eat. She’ll do the shopping, prepare breakfast for you, serve it and clean afterward. And will report to you how much she spent; then plan with you the breakfast for the day after.
Upon request you can even hire a cook to prepare lunch and dinner for you, whenever you don't feel like going out or cooking. Or take meals from the nearby supper club/restaurant owned by the same owners.
It's ideal for 2 couples or a small family, and it's only 5 mins walk from the beach.

Hi. My name is Rama, I am from Lamu and together with my friend Stefania from Italy we would like to invite you to stay at this lovely cottage. It is owned by our dear friends Gillis and Fiammetta, who live just next to it and own a guest house right next to it. If you would like to come and invite more friends, just let us know. We can accommodate you all! We’ll make sure you and your group are picked up at the airport and taken to the cottage, you don't worry about your luggage, let us carry it for you. That's how things are done here on the island, no worries, hakuna matata!
(Small fee applies for pick up - paid cash upon arrival).
One of the best kept secrets of Africa, the island of Lamu, and in particular the village of Shela, is THE place to be if you want to relax or walk on the pristine beach, which is reachable within 5 minutes from the cottage.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Shela, Lamu County, Kenya

This quiet corner of Shela Village is just the perfect spot for those who are looking for space, peace and tranquillity. Far from the noise of the village but only 5mins walk from the beach and the famous bar and restaurants of the island, this area is perfect if you want to walk on the nearby dunes or just reach the shops and the rest of the village on foot in a few minutes. Advantage of this area is that you will not be disturbed during the night by the crazy sound of the donkeys ;-) And for the cars... There are no cars on the island!!! Enjoy ;-)

Hosted by Rama

  1. Joined in September 2017
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Hi, I am Rama and I am from the most beautiful place on earth: Lamu Island. If you have never heard of it, please search it online and see what others say about it. Then come to visit us here and experience it yourself! My business partner is Stefania, she is from Italy and lives in Amsterdam. As often as possible she comes to spend her holidays here in East Africa, in Lamu and Zanzibar, especially to escape the winter in Europe. She loves this side of the world as much as I do and is the one who keeps the communication flowing. We opened a little hotel in Nungwi and I manage some properties in Lamu. We are happy to give you a good house or room for your holidays and to show you the good life on these paradise islands. If you need to sit back, relax and enjoy, this is the right place for you. We are going to do our best to give you unforgettable memories of your holidays. We love sailing with the dhow at sunset, walking on the beach, swimming, jogging, exercising and eating fresh and healthy food from the islands, especially fish, crab, shrimps and lobster ;-) If you have any question do not hesitate to contact us, we'll answer for sure! Karibu Sana
Hi, I am Rama and I am from the most beautiful place on earth: Lamu Island. If you have never heard of it, please search it online and see what others say about it. Then come to vi…


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During your stay

You will be picked up at the airport from the staff, brought to the cottage and welcomed there by the staff (small fee to be paid upon arrival). They will welcome you with a fresh fruit juice; anything else you might need during your entire stay, just ask, let the staff pamper you! Stefania and I, together with the owners, will be available when on the island for anything you might need, or via phone/free message when away. The staff is always on site and available in case you need anything. You also have your own gardener taking care of it. So again, Hakuna Matata!
You will be picked up at the airport from the staff, brought to the cottage and welcomed there by the staff (small fee to be paid upon arrival). They will welcome you with a fresh…
  • Languages: Nederlands, English, Italiano, Español
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 12:00 PM
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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