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Makena's Place Karen FLAMINGO ROOM
Makena's Place Karen FLAMINGO ROOM

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Flamingo Room is one of the 3 rooms in Makena's Place. To book the single rooms (Makena's Place - Gecko & Kichana) or all 3 rooms (Makena's Place - Entire House) please search for them under those titles.

The space

Situated in the beautiful suburb of Karen, Makena’s Place is a charming cottage with gorgeous sprawling gardens. The mature trees and flowering bushes are home to several species of birds that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the veranda.

Makena’s Place is a boutique home with African themes running throughout the house. You will enjoy the art work and unique touches in the living areas and bedrooms.

Makena's Place consists 3 guest rooms:

The Flamingo Room which sleeps 2 persons (double bed en suite) - $65/night single occupancy or + $15 double occupancy
The Gecko Room sleeps 1 person - $55/night
The Kichana Room sleep 1 person - $55/night
Gecko and Kichana room share 1 bathroom.

Please note that this page gives you the booking price for only the Flamingo Room. If you require all 3 rooms (whole house) or only the single rooms (Gecko & Kichana) You will need to book from those respective pages on this site.

All linen is 100% cotton and pillows and covers are hypoallergenic . All mattresses are high density spring for a comfortable night.

Internet (dongle that is plugged into usb port on a computer) is available and in keeping with the peace and tranquillity ideal of Makena’s place, there is no television in the house.

Makena's Place has one little playful dog, she is an outside dog and doesn't come into the house.

Breakfast is included and delicious home cooked meals are available on request at an additional cost (also depends on if your host is available to cook that evening). If you love coffee, you are in luck as there is an Italian coffee making machine. If you prefer tea, your host will brew you the meanest cuppa – Chai!

Makena’s Place is named after the vivacious 7 year old who will never fail to keep you entertained. Your host and her daughter have their bedrooms in a separate wing of the house to ensure maximum privacy for both guests and permanent residents.

Makena’s Place is a 7 minute walk to the modern Karen shopping centre – historically known as the Karen Dukas - where one can find banks, restaurants, supermarkets and African Curio shops. Only 5 minutes away is the famous Talisman restaurant, situated on the main Ngong Road, which leads to the city of Nairobi.

Karen is home to some of some of Nairobi's best known tourist attractions including the Giraffe Centre, the Karen Blixen Museum, the animal orphanage and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary, to name a few.

Guest access

Washing Machine, Fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine.
Living areas and Garden.

Interaction with guests

It depends on my work schedule. Sometimes I hardly get to see my guests if I am on a shoot, other times I am home the whole day. On Most evening though, I will be home.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 15 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

No Smoking inside the house
No pets allowed
No additional guests for the night
No loud music
If rainy season, please leave shoes outside
Please inform me if you will have visitors coming during the day



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

1 night minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Jason User Profile
February 2017
In the bustle and general craziness of Nairobi, Makenas Place is a clean, quiet, tropical sanctuary to relax and unwind! The home has a warm, classy, and relaxed feel. The grounds are full of trees and bushes with welcoming open spaces and a covered patio on the back of the house. This is a solidly fenced and gated compound - safe! Chichi is a great host, and her staff are friendly and hard working. My girlfriend and I loved our stay and are planning to come again! Thank you Chichi and Crew!

Peter User Profile
February 2017
I enjoyed my stay at Makena's. Chichi was a great host and her house is well positioned in the suburb of Karen. I look forward to staying at Makena's again in the near future.

Rodolfo User Profile
August 2016
Was my second time in Makenas place. Chichi is a great host. Clean place. Nice restaurants around. Highly recommended place.

Pete User Profile
April 2016
Great place, clean, neat,. tidy, and a great host. we will be back

Rodolfo User Profile
February 2016
Makenas place is unique and wonderful place for experience the way of living in Kenya. Very clean and comfortable house, close to restaurants and very good location, good Wifi. You feel truly at home, nice gardens, nice deck. The best of all is Chichi hospitality and the right attitude to make feel all her guest at home i for any type of visitors ( local our foreigners ). You get just one room with bathroom, but you get access to gardens, deck, living room and kitchen. If you like running also has some very nice trials around. Ironing available. Great breakfast. For sure I will recommend and will be my first option for a future booking in Kenya.

Jay User Profile
December 2015
We had an amazing experience here, Makena's place is immaculate and well designed. Chichi is a really brilliant host, great fun and makes you feel welcome and comfortable. You don't go hungry or thirsty thanks to a full fridge, complete with a nice bottle of white! It's our first airbnb experience and pleased to say that this was the best place we stayed in Kenya!! Fully recommended.

John User Profile
December 2015
Chichi was a wonderful host and I could not have asked for a better and more welcoming experience. Her place is located in a great area and it is easy to commute to a number of sites. She was very helpful and I highly recommend that you stay at her place if you are planning to visit Nairobi.

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Nairobi, KenyaJoined in January 2013
Chichi User Profile

I am a performing artiste and a TV set designer. I am a mother of a 5 year old girl. I am a Christian and I love life.

My favourite travel destination Diani Beach (Kenyan coast)... I have lived in Sydney and I loved it, I love Paris too!

I am a gracious host and I enjoy meeting new people. I am however not overly chatty, so I will give you your space; as I enjoy mine. Unfortunately, if I am on a tv shoot I tend to work very long hours and so you will hardly see me. I do however have my house maid who lives with me and she will be the one to welcome you, make sure you are comfortable and make your breakfasts.

I like to read, I am not big on tv, we do not even have one in the house. I love music, long walks, gardens and nature and a good glass of wine :-)

I believe, life is what you make it. It is a choice.

Languages: English
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