A luxury yet classic and traditional house sleeping 10 guest

A luxury yet classic and traditional house sleeping 10 guest



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Sep 2013

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
6 Bathrooms

About our home

This is a magical house, a unique oasis of calm, set in the heart of Shela village in Lamu, Kenya.

Waridi House was designed and built as an integral part of the village yet is private and peaceful for those who stay there. This is a place full of tranquillity, beauty and peace. You will awake every morning to a cacophony of bird song, surrounded by beautiful gardens, abundant wildlife and five minutes walk from the beach.

The house has five bedrooms, and a full roster of staff: there is Ketana who is the waiter, artist and also in charge of maintenance, Naima the housekeeper and our resident masseuse and beautician and Crispus who is the manager of the house and a first class cook.

The local fish is fresh and abundant and extremely reasonably priced. Trips to the local hotel, Peponi and boat rides to Manda restaurants are perfect to enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the crystal clear water.


More about us

  1. I currently live and work in Notting Hill, London but also own a unique countryside cottage in Bath (also available for home swap) and a tranquil beach retreat on the island of Lamu, Kenya.

  2. I have two adult daughters who love to travel and we are all interested in experiencing new locations around the world as well as returning to well loved favourites such as Ibiza, LA, Mexico, Greece and the Caribbean.

  3. My properties reflect my travels around the world and my diverse experience of and interest in other cultures

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Peponis, Rachels Bar, Lamu Hotel Manda Bar
Cool bars
Peponis, Rachels Bar, Lamu Hotel Manda Bar
Cozy cafés
Peponis, Rachels Bar, Lamu Hotel Manda Bar
Retail therapy
Small independent artisan shops
Bit of culture
It is a world heritage site
Walks in the park
Turtle watching, sailing, 8 mile beach walks
Spot of exercise
Swimming, beach walks, Kite surfing
Day tripping
Fishing trips, sailing, snorkelling, Manda Island

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