About This Listing
My place (and soon to be your home) is in one of the best locations in Nairobi.
Quiet neighborhood, 2 minutes walk to Nairobi Arboretum park, safest area as it is across the road from State House and a 10 minute walk to the city center.
Free WiFi included.
Cozy apartment, tastefully furnished to make you feel at home. Your room is private and lockable. You'll have free high speed wireless internet and a mobile phone with a pre-paid local card as an option.
The apartment is surrounded by a large garden with beautifully aged, protective trees. It is on a private road with minimal traffic that leads to the park where you can enjoy walks, runs, quiet time, monkey sightings or just discover the park.
In contrast to the quiet neighborhood, the city center and main business district is a 10 minute walk away. Here, you will get what you need from banks, ATM services, forex bureaus, supermarkets and other shopping areas, chemists, travel agents and airlines, bus and train services, restaurants, bars, cafés, offices, 3D movie theater, schools e.t.c. Every Saturday the Maasai Market ( for Kenyan curios and artifacts) comes to the city center. Here you will have a plenty of options for gifts and souvenirs as well as traditional clothing.
The heavily guarded State House (the President's residence) is across the road which makes this a well secured area. You couldn't have asked to be in a better neighborhood.
You will have access to the living and dinning areas, kitchen and bathroom. These are shared areas within the house. The only area not accessible to you will be my bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to offer advice and recommendations on things to do and see in Nairobi and generally Kenya.
Areas around: The Nairobi Arboretum park, National Museums of Kenya, City Center, Westlands by night and day, State House area, Nairobi city view point and Uhuru national park.
If you will not have a chance to go on safari, visit the Nairobi National Park for the game drive. It is a 20 minute drive away and you will see lions, elephants, rhinos, zebra, antelopes, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, hyenas, warthogs, many more animals and more monkeys.
It takes 35 minutes from the airport except during heavy traffic hours. Major shopping malls and hospitals are a short drive away. I can arrange a taxi pick-up for you from the airport at $32 and you can use your local mobile to call a taxi whenever you require.
Public transport is available in the city center, a 10 minute walk away. However, you may call a taxi (contacts which I can provide) or a motor-taxi.
Free ample parking is available.
Other Things to Note
I have a Mini Pinscher pet dog who lives with me. He is well behaved, calm and makes for good company if you wish.
Free cleaning services are available if you stay 7 days and longer or at a moderate extra charge if less than this period.
I am a regular visitor to Nairobi and can affirm that the flat is in a great location. Especially important for me are the security of the area and a quiet location. This location met both criteria and for most visitors to Nairobi will be well located as it is quite central.
In addition, Jacqui is a most gracious hostess and super helpful.
I stayed at Jacqui's place for four nights between a work travel and tourism tour and enjoyed my stay there very much. Jacqui has been a great host, providing lots of information about what to do and drivers numbers to get around Nairobi. She has been very friendly and nice to chat with. I always felt free to use the kitchen and move around in her place. The location is quite awesome, if you like nature, which I do. Her dog is very cute and friendly too. It really felt like having a home in Nairobi. I would come back another time!
Jacquis place was the ideal place for me. It was clean and tidy and only about 15 minutes to the city. I did not meet Jacqui but was meet by her cleaner as she was away on business. She provided me with a phone to call her if required and she contacted me to see if every thing was OK. Thanks Jacquis
Jacqui is the most kind and friendly host we could have asked for on arrival in Nairobi! Her place is cosy and comfortable, in a safe area as described. Jacqui and her dog prince made our stay so much fun, she even helped organize tours for us.
We are already counting down the days to staying with her again. Would definitely recommend!!
Jacquie's house was perfectly beautiful, and her attention to detail and consideration was evident at every turn. She was out of town when I arrived, which gave opportunity to just relax and get some alone time (hammock on a balcony, anyone?) Unfortunate, though, once I met her, because she is so charming and warm that I would have gladly spent more time with her! She has recommendations for everything, and you will leave her house with much more information than you had at arrival (even if she is not home: she has typed up some tips, etc, and leaves guidebooks and maps on the bedside table. Not to mention a local cell phone to borrow!) Her neighborhood is lovely, and the jaunt to the neighboring arboretum is a perfect way to spend some hours. I also had an easy time finding groceries in walking distance.
I contacted Jacqui based on a (glowing!) recommendation from a friend who had previously stayed with her.
Unfortunately, Jacqui wasn't in Nairobi for my stay so I wasn't abe to meet her. However, she was very flexible when I contacted her about my booking and she let me stay in her place despite her being away. She arranged for the keys to be available when I arrived and left a manual of useful information (including local reliable taxi drivers). She also left a phone with a local sim for my use.
Jacqui's flat is really lovely and the location very good. The room is perhaps a bit small for two people but the flat is open and has a balcony and outdoor space.
Even though Jacqui was away she kept in contact with me to ensure I had arrived ok etc. She also provided me with tourist information that I asked about.
A really great host, flat and location.