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.
Even though my friend and I arrived a day late, our experience was very enjoyable. Her apartment was lovely. Great wifi and plenty of space. The bathroom was great as well.
Jacqui arranged for us to be picked up from the airport by a driver. When we arrived at her flat it was exactly as pictured. What the pictures can't do is capture how amazing of a host we would have in Jacqui. She was a wealth of knowledge about the city of Nairobi and her home country of Kenya. Her infectious joy, laughter and positivity made for a hospitality that was top notch. Her dog Prince was even a great addition to the stay. It felt like a home away from home. If you're considering staying in Nairobi and want to feel like you've rented your own flat for a few days/weeks, want a host who avails herself to make sure your stay is nothing short of Amazing, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jacqui's flat. It was beautiful. When we return to Nairobi this is where we'll be staying.
Jacqui welcomed us with open arms. She is a genuinely wonderful host. It was great learning about Nairobi, Kenya, and Africa from her. She even arranged a taxi pickup from the airport and ordered delivery for us (it was much easier this way!). Her dog, Prince, is such a sweetie. Jacqui's place is exactly as pictured and had everything we needed. We couldn't have hoped for a more lovely host. Next time we are in Nairobi, we are definitely staying with her.
If I go to Nairobi again, half of the reason might be Jacqui and her place! Or let's say that this cozy flat is not only her place, also your new home in Nairobi
Jacqui was a wonderful, accommodating host. I really enjoyed getting to meet her and she made me feel very welcome in the apartment. It's a great location and I would highly recommend her place for a new or seasoned traveler to Nairobi.
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!