About This Listing
#10 Bonny & Clyde is situated in the upmarket, historical Karen area of Nairobi, 30 Km from JKI Airport; 15 km from Wilson Airport and 10 kilometres from the city centre. A 7 year old house with a splendid garden, views (from upstairs) to Lenana Forest and the famous Ngong Hills.
The studio apartment – attached to the main house but has own private entrance. It comprises of a living room, kitchenette, a lovely en suite bedroom (with mosquito net) overlooking the back garden and guest bathroom (also with shower)
There are 2 bedrooms in the main house (sleep a 2 each) that can be rented out (at a separate fee) in addition to the studio in the case of a group /family of up to 6.
Residents of the studio can connect to the internet 24/7 via wireless access.
Local , satellite television (available at an extra cost of $100 pm) and DVDs are available for your entertainment.
The house is serviced by a standby generator (very important with the frequent power cuts)
Ample parking, 24 hour security with pleasant English speaking staff available.
Residents can enjoy the tranquility of the studio and the garden, and all the variety of activities (cultural, animal parks, malls, restaurants...) that the neigbhour hood offers.
Public transport is a 15 min walk away.
Taxi & car hire contacts at the airport and locally available
Laundry facilities available and cleaning is inc.
A forex bureaux, shopping facilities and public transport are within a 10-minute walking distance.
Sporting facilities, historical, natural, and cultural places, such as the famous Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, Bomas of Kenya and many more, are found nearby to keep you engaged.
Arnie and I love to entertain and keep our "new" house warm with the laughter of friends, and friends of friends...!!!
Karibuni sana to "Bonnie & Clyde"
The garden, gazebo, out door wood Pizza Oven and gas BBQ (provide own firewood and gas)
Interaction with Guests
I am always happy to chit chat with guests, cook a meal for them, invite them to our home made a pizza or BBQs afternoons with our friends…or leave guests to their own activities.
The variety of restaurants, pubs,gyms, spas, golf courses and historical cultural attractions as well as the vibrancy and cosmopolitan mix of the people in Karen makes it a great place for a visitor.
A visit to the Giraffe Centre as well as the Safari walk at the Kenya wild Life Services are lovely experiences. A walk down Kenya's colonial History is made possible through a visit to the famous Karen Blixen Museum and a visit up the Ngong Hills to the burial site of her lover Denis Finch Hutton.
The closest public transport is about 15mins walk away... Otherwise taxis locally are well priced @ 3 us dollars one way.
Do not Walk after dark! All possible caution must be taken when it comes to security.
Other Things to Note
Great walks and jogging around the area.
Cleaning,change of bedsheets & towels once a week, inc in the rate.
Personal Laundry at an extra charge
Visitors of guests are welcome, but do let us know.
Be aware of dogs on the compound
No smoking inside the house...but plenty of space to smoke outside!
Great place, just as it is in the pictures. Thanks so much for everything Kaye, it was lovely to meet you. I hope to see you all again in the future.
We only stayed in the studio a few nites but it had everything we needed, comfortable bed for my sister and I, two bathrooms and a self-sufficient kitchenette. As with the main house (where I stayed nearly 3 months) the garden is heavenly and the location ideal, highly recommended as a good getaway from the city center in Nairobi. And Kaye and Arnie did everything to make our stay comfy:)
I stayed with Kaye and Arnie for an extended period of time. I used the studio as my base for going out to do wildlife photography. I wanted somewhere quiet with an area to relax outdoors. Also security was important. I got all of those here. The whole environment was restful and secure. The dogs were no problem and ignored me most of the time as if I belonged there. But if any stranger went past the gate they were very vocal. On a couple of occasions I needed to see a doctor for minor reasons and Kaye was gracious enough to take me. Both she and Arnie were always willing to help even if it was just to answer a question. There is a café/restaurant 15 mins walk up the road which is very nice and quiet and has tasty food. There are offices for scanning/printing there also. Kaye has very good wifi in the studio. The studio itself is self contained. The little township of Karen is a delight and the people are friendly. It's only a few mins in a taxi and I used the company that comes to Kaye's house. You can get anything you need there and the supermarket is very well stocked. There are also two other food supply shops . Que Pasa is a nice café in Karen and is frequented by tourists. There is an ATM right outside the supermarket and another next to Que Pasa...plus a forex. Fresh fruit and flowers are in the market area along with lots of souvenirs. Staying at Kaye's provided me with everything I needed with the added bonus of a beautiful garden with gazebo for relaxing or sun chairs for sunning. Arnie is a dab hand at cooking pizzas in his outdoor oven too. The staff are a delight and I always got a cheery Jambo through the window each morning. I handed my laundry in to be washed each week and it always came back ironed and neatly folded. I don't even do that at home! All in all, a very pleasurable experience. Thanks Kaye and Arnie.
The stay in de studio of Kaye was wonderfull. It was a very clean studio. Kaye was very nice and did everything to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Also her servants were very friendly and always greeted us with a smile. So I could definitely recommend a stay here!
We had a great stay at kaye's Bonny and Clyde studio. It' s located in a safe area, within Karen, not far from restaurants and supermarkets and quite close to Wilson airport and Nairobi national park. Kaye helped us a lot by giving great advice about Nairobi and referring us to a good and flexible driver, to make all our travel plans possible. The studio is spacious and comfortable and provides privacy. The surroundings are quiet and green. I would definitely recommend staying with her!
We have had a wonderful time in Kaye's Studio in Karen. Kaye and her staff are really helpful and accomodating. The place is almost new and in very good condition. The studio is cleaned every couple of days upon request and private laundry service is offered be done for a small fee.
Internet is fast and in case blackout of electricity, the backup generator is started automatically.
The garden is open for us to use and for the rest we have all the freedom we wish for ourselves.
I love staying at kaye's. This is the second time I have. Before I used to stay at the InterContinental and the Country Lodge. But Kaye's is much better. The rooms are spacious and quiet. A small kitchen is provided, perfect for breakfast. The last time I was by myself. This time I stayed there with three family members. She gave us kitchen privileges for breakfast, which was terrific. The house is in Karen and extremely convenient. The area can't be beat for either work or tourism...the elephant orphanage and giraffe park are close by. So are many of Nairobi's best restaurants. It's a rare gem in a big city---staying in a luxurious, spacious home with a warm feeling and close to everything. A real value, considering the city's rising costs.
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About the Host, Kaye
Right now I am studying Psychology in Johannesburg, so will not always meet my guests....in person...
My sister is always at hand to welcome you and help you with your needs.
Love to meet new people, learn new languages and travel. Between Arnie and I, we must have covered all the continents, except Australia....next destination
We are passionate about our golf, hiking, good food and our dogs!!!!
We love to have friends over and are quite famous for our BBQs....any excuse for a party with friends and family.
Life is best lived outdoors and with friends!