Spacious combination of Western and Kenyan Styles

Spacious combination of Western and Kenyan Styles




Aug 2013

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6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
4 Bathrooms

About our home

This Norweigan mission house is on a large and secure compound in Karen, Kenya, a suburb of Nairobi, just a few miles from the entrance to Nairobi Game Park, Karen Blixen House, the Giraffe Center, the Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri Bead Factory, Bomas of Kenya, and the Galleria Mall. Within 6 miles are Karen Crossroads, The Carnivore Restaurant, Wilson Airport (direct access to game parks across the country), The Osteria Restaurant, and The Talisman Restaurant. The main house has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a nursery (with pack-and-play, gliding rocker, and changing station), a living room, dining room, and a playroom (designed for children ages 1 to 6). There are two more living areas: a single bedroom room with attached bathroom outside (domestic servant's quarters) plus a second small apartment with kitchenette, sitting room, bedroom, and bathroom (a second domestic servant's quarters). The lot is open and spacious with mature trees providing shade. Notice in the "Features" that we don't have Cable TV (and in fact, we don't have a TV at all) but we do have high-speed internet access (fiber to the router) and no data caps so you can download or stream legal movies or youtube to your heart's content. There is a guesthouse 200 yards away further down our drive with a swimming pool for your friends on holiday.


More about us

  1. We're missionaries with the Lutheran Church who take holiday (a few weeks) or home-service in the USA (June and July) once a year

  2. We have three young boys ages 5, 3, and 1.

  3. We have family in Milwaukee (WI), Huntsville (AL), Rupert (ID), Trinidad (CA), and Seward (NE) - so we'd love to swap for those locations.

Swap availability

Open to offers
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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
The Osteria, Talisman, Karen Blixen Restaurant, Carnivore
Cool bars
Que Pasa, Karen Blixen Bar
Cozy cafés
Artcafe, Java House, Karen Blixen Restauran
Retail therapy
Nakumatt, Mr. Price, Galleria Mall, Kazuri Beads, Kamili Fabrics
Bit of culture
Bomas of Kenya - the ultimate sample of Kenya culture
Walks in the park
Nairobi National Game Park
Day tripping
Lake Naivasha, Nairobi National Game Park,

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