Skip to main navigation, Skip to content

private villas in shela village on lamu island

beach house

Beach House - ocean front villa on Lamu Island

Sleeps: 12 people (up to 14 people possible, surcharge applies)

Bedrooms: 4 doubles, 1 quadruple, pool room for extra guests

Features: swimming pool, roof top & pool bar, acacia shaded terrace, sundowner gazebo

Price range: 1200 - 3000 Dollars

shela house

Shela House - swahili style village House on Lamu Island

Sleeps: 9 people (up to 11 people possible, surcharge applies)

Bedrooms: 3 doubles, 1 adjacent children’s twin, 1 twin, 1 single

Features: 2 roof tops, dining & roof top bars

Price range: 650 - 1500 Dollars

palm house

Palm House - Private Holiday Home in Shela on Lamu Island

Sleeps: 9 people (up to 10 people possible, surcharge applies)

Bedrooms: 3 doubles, 1 triple

Features: panoramic views, roof top dining & bars

Price range: 650 - 1500 Dollars

garden house

Garden House - Private Holiday Home in Shela on Lamu Island

Sleeps: 6 people

Bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 children’s twin

Features: private walled garden, dining & roof top bars

Price range: 350 - 700 Dollars

shela village on lamu island

Shela village is a tangle of narrow sandy lanes, tall stone houses, some smaller thatched dwellings, mosques, ruins and a spacious square ringed with a few market stalls. This is where you will find our four houses.

staff

Our resident manageress will ensure you have everything you need, assist you with menus and also help organise local excursions together will our local meet & greet person.

Each house has a cook, steward, waiter and a shared launderer. Beach House has two cooks, a steward, waiter, pool attendant, launderer and other personnel.

full board

The house cook will do all your catering. He will bake bread, suggest menus and cook excellent international cuisine and Swahili fish dishes. Basic foodstuffs, fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit are available in the local Lamu market, while other supplies are flown down from Nairobi. Fish, lobster, crab and fresh oysters will be sold by our local fishermen at your door or can be ordered.

While your personal laundry is included in the full board price, non alcoholic beverages are not. A limited variety of alcohol is locally available on Lamu.

Wedding receptions and large parties can be catered for on request.

self catering

The house staff are there to ensure you have everything you need, when you
need it. Your cook will keep an account for you in an expenditure book, do
your food shopping with cash funds provided by you and prepare your meals.

Sodas and beer can be bought locally, we recommend you bring your own wine
and spirits. Private laundry service is available against charge.

water

There is a good supply of fresh water from the house well for showers. We have a water purifying plant which supplies clean water to all the kitchens and carafes are supplied in the bathrooms. Commercial bottled water is also available.

mosquito nets

No anti-malaria drugs are 100% effective and we suggest that you should seek professional advice before travel. Protection from being bitten by mosquitoes is the first line of defence against malaria. We provide treated nets on all beds.

linen and laundry

Bed linen, mosquito nets and house towels are supplied. A full laundry service is provided but there are no dry cleaning services available.

telecommunication

The central office has internet, wireless and mobile phone connection. All our properties have Safaricom WiMax internet access.

music

We provide CD Players and a selection of CDs in all houses. You are invited
to bring your own music or your iPod and cable along and plug it in.

check availability or book