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.
Jacqui must be the nicest, warmest and kindest host there is. She waited for us upon arrival after midnight and she was never more than a phone call or text away whenever we needed something. She became flexible to our plans and offered to take us around with her to her gym and pool on the day her space lost power due to a major rain storm which brought down the electricity lines in her neighborhood.
Her apartment is truly in a safe location across the street from the Presidential residence and a mere 15 minute walk to the city center. Her place was absolutely beautifully decorated, reflecting her own personal travels and taste with a balcony on the front side facing the compound so that you could look out and enjoy a nice breeze. Her kitchen is stocked with all you could need to make your stay as personal as you need it to be. We felt very safe with the security at her apartment and were able to walk out and around whenever we wanted.
I would definitely recommend staying with Jacqui if you want to be close to Nairobi city centre, avoid the infamous traffic and want to be in an area where you'll feel like you actually living in Nairobi. Jacqui is also well traveled, so she knows a lot about other East African countries in addition to offering insight into excursions to do while in Kenya. Over all I highly recommend Jacqui's place for a couple or a single person. I would definitely stay here next time I travel to Nairobi! Thank you Jacqui for making our time in Nairobi wonderful!
My wife and I recently stayed with Jacqui on our 100 day journey from Cairo to Cape Town and her place felt like a home away from home. She was a wonderful host who took care of everything from arranging transport, providing us with a mobile phone and recommending tours and places to eat. Since this was our first Air BnB experience we were a little uncertain about what to expect. Based on our experience with Jacqui, we will definitely be using Air BnB again! I highly recommend a trip with Lion on his motorcycle tour of Nairobi that Jacqui will happily arrange for you.
Es gibt nur wenige Unterkünfte und Gastgeber, die aus der Masse herausragen. Dies ist eine. Jacqui ist eine außergewöhnliche Gastgeberin, freundlich, hilfsbereit und mit einem optimal ruhig gelegenen Haus in der Nähe des Zentrums von Nairobi.
Sie hat meiner Frau und mir ein Taxi vom Flughafen und BodaBodas für unsere Besucher vermittelt. Wir haben die gemeinsame Zeit, die Nutzung der Küche und Ihr Vertrauen genossen. Wenn Du nach Nairobi kommst - wohne bei Jacqui!
Jacqui was a great host, she made us feel most welcome. Accommodations were very nice with a balcony overlooking a lovely yard. She had a cell phone we could use and an extensive list of people for transport and sightseeing. The building has a manned gate so we felt secure and comfortable. Her sweet dog Prince was quite charming as well!
It was absolutely lovely to stay at Jacqui's place! A cozy place in a prefect location - close to the city centre yet in a quiet part of town. But most of all: Jacqui is a great person to get to know and a great host! She was very kind and helpful (organizing transport, giving tips where to go etc) and she made me feel very welcome. When coming back after a long day of work, it truly felt like coming back home :D.
A room in a lovely and secure flat in a quiet area just a stones throw from the Arboretum park.
Jacqui was a lovely, welcoming and helpful. It was a pleasure to stay with her.
Jacqui is probably the friendliest host I've ever stayed with -- she's just excellent! The apartment is beautiful and is in a nice, safe location.
Jacqui makes an effort to make her guests feel welcome, complete with all the information you could possibly need for your stay in Nairobi.
I couldn't recommend her highly enough!