Rambling Colonial Cottage

Rambling Colonial Cottage


Dec 2011

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
5 Bathrooms

About our home

Our house is an old colonial cottage that has been enlarged several times to now include 4 bedrooms (all ensuite), a cozy den/TV room, separate living and dining rooms each with a large woodburning fireplace, and a large terrace overlooking the pool and garden. The huge garden is a kids paradise with trees for climbing, a trampoline (including safety net) and friendly monkeys who drop in for a visit every few days. Our full-time housekeeper is also a wonderful cook and another house girl sees to all the cleaning and laundry. There are also 2 gardeners and a guard at night. One 4-wheel drive (and a driver for a fee) suitable for further excursions can be included in the swap. On the outskirts of Nairobi, our home is in one of the prettiest and safest areas in the country. We are minutes to shopping, restaurants, and the National Museum. Further afield, but still easy day trips are the Nairobi National Park for game drives, the giraffe centre, and white water rafting in the shadow of Mount Kenya. We also have another house in the Canadian Rockies. A log home on 8 acres and minutes from a wonderful ski resort, it is currently being renovated and will be available for swap from March 2013. We are open to non-simultaneous swaps for either house.


Leslie's reviews

As a host (1)

More about us

  1. We are a Canadian/Australian family living in Kenya for the past 4 years.

  2. Tim runs an advertising and media company and Leslie does interior design.

  3. We have two daughters, 12 and 10.

Swap availability

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
River Cafe
Cool bars
The Nest at The Tribe, a Conde Nast Hot Hotel
Cozy cafés
Art Cafe
Retail therapy
Spinners Web
Bit of culture
National Museum of Kenya
Walks in the park
Sigura or Karura Forests
Spot of exercise
Biking or riding in the forests
Day tripping
30 minutes to the edge of the Great Rift Valley with spectacular views. Game drives in Nairobi National Park. Feed the giraffes in Karen.

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