About this listing
This is a room in a 3 bedroom shareflat which has an attached bathroom, shower and bathtub. The views on the river are priceless and the neighbourhood is quiet. As far as Nairobi apartments go, you can't go wrong! Rent includes everything! Even cooking gas, all repairs, lightbulb replacements, linens, full kitchen. Just bring your suitcase, food, drink, toilet paper, detergent and you're good to go!
Your Home in Nairobi! Arcadia Valley C1-1 is a room in a shareflat. This great 3 bedroom flat is homey and very functional with 2 balconies, 2 parking spots, loads of natural light and the ability to leave your balcony doors open and enjoy the river breeze. This room has its own bathroom and shower, is large and bright. There is a shared kitchen, sitting room and dining area. There is also a washer in this flat, something most flats to do offer. Your room has a desk, chair, small sofa, Queen size bed and built in cupboards. You will love it!
Includes highspeed wireless internet, Satellite TV, laundry machine, cleaning lady, all furnishings and anything you'd expect in your home. The flat has 3 bedrooms each with double beds and 2 bathrooms, with showers.
Views out the back balcony of Kirichwa River and Statehouse Gardens, a wonderful pool, great sunny weather and 2 parking spaces.
I live in the same building so you'll be welcomed warmly and I'm available anytime you like. I've been in Kenya for 10 years and can answer any and all questions you may have. I'm like the big sister/daughter/friend you may need to guide you through the ins and outs of Nairobi and Kenya.
We are a fun family in Arcadia Valley and love to meet new people! I'm here to help make your stay in Nairobi pleasant, easy and fun..... Come see what we have for you!
Close to main centres Westlands, Parklands, Lavington, Downtown, Yaya Centre, Junction & Westgate Malls.
Shops are a 5 minute walk away, matatus and taxis available on our street. Our neighbourhood is quiet and leafy, rare for Nairobi!
There is public transport (matatus as well as motorbikes), some people bike around, and you can always take a taxi.
The flat offers all furnishings, linens, a kitted out kitchen, it's like a home away from home. The 3 share everything including cleaning products and detergents. You can agree with the other 2 on how to store food, etc. We provide cooking gas, power, water, wifi, cleaning twice weekly, linens, lightbulb replacement and all repairs, security, parking, and access to common gardens and pool.
Interaction with guests
Myself or someone closeby will be here to greet you when you arrive, hand you your keys and show you around a little bit. We are available on and mobile 24hrs a day. Nairobi is a city where you want 24hr big sister/brother service and we are there for you!
This is a quiet, green neighbourhood tucked away from the bustle but still central. You can do your groceries on foot at Kasuku Centre, or drive to nearby Valley Arcade, Westgate Mall, Sarit Centre, Junction Mall or Yaya Centre to shop. The neighbourhood is very "running" and "exercise" friendly and you can take nice evening walks (before sunset). Kileleshwa is a 10 minute drive to the Downtown, 10minutes from Westlands and 15 minutes from Ngong Road/Kilimani area and Upper Hill areas.
There are matatus (public buses) just closeby (#48 and #46) and taxis can always come to collect you. Your guidelines will suggest reliable taxi services and motorbike taxis (boda boda or pikipiki). When riding on the back of a motorbike ALWAYS wear the helmet and the reflective vest that the driver should give you. It is illegal not to and you will be arrested. Never let anyone from these transport companies into your flat. Nairobi also has Uber, safe and reliable!
Other things to note
Nairobi is a great city but it is also a city of extremes. When you leave the flat or when you go to sleep at night, please remember to lock all doors and grills leading to the outside. Security is key in this city.
There are 2 day guards on patrol until 6pm and 5 night guards and a dog until 6am every day. There is a 24hr electric fence surrounding the compound and a back up alarm system which can be triggered at various points on the compound. There is an intercom system allowing you to call the front gate from your flat.
Kindly never give your keys to anyone else. And if you lose or misplace them, alert us immediately as it is our responsibility to keep you and your safe as much as possible.
Kindly never open the front door to anyone that you do not know, whether they sound nice or not.
The best way to be safe in this city is to be nice to people. So smile at the security guards and be polite, same for cleaning staff. Karma.....when you are liked, you are not a target. Has worked for me since 2005!
- Smoking is allowed on balconies only
- No candles allowed in the flat
- Lightbulbs to be replaced only by us, please...question of power consumption and light fitting breakages
- Due to Nairobi security issues, dinner parties are fine in the flat but no big parties
- Keys to the flat should NEVER be given to anyone, not friends, not security guards, not colleagues
- If keys are lost or misplaced let us know immediately.
- Do not open the front door for anyone that you are not expecting and/or do not know.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
Kenya is my home. Montreal is my heart. Food is my love. I host with my Italian roots, welcoming, warm, no expenses spared....like you're family. And my crazy Quebecois love of life, so your stay with me will most likely include some element of fun!
Meeting new people is like breathing air for me, it inspires me, makes me smile and teaches me to be a better person. The world is there for us to live it and love it, and so why not take the chance and do just that!