Lamu Holiday Homes

Fishbone House

Bedrooms: 4 double
Bathrooms: 4
Persons: 2 – 8
Features: Outdoor dining with stunning courtyard, rooftop lounging

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ornamentIn the heart of Shela Village, very close to Jaha House, stands Fishbone House. Shela is one of the loveliest small villages of Africa’s East Coast. Fishbone is located a few minutes off the seven mile stretch of Shela beach and the renowned Peponi Hotel. A few footsteps from the house take you down to fishermen beach where the ancient dhow building is still active. The cosy four-bedroom house is ideal for two couples or a group up to 8 persons.

Fishbone House is a newly built rental home which will become a Shela landmark soon. The whole house is covered by coral stones. It features the beautiful Swahili architecture with its minimalistic elements of design and is decorated with some unique pieces of nature like whale bones & drift wood and artefacts such as paintings and assemblages or rudders of old dhows. All fabrics are tailored from used stone washed sail clothes which give a nonchalant touch to cushions and covers.

The House

The house has a small courtyard with palm trees and white sandy ground. Covered by shady palm leaves during daytime and moon-lighted at night, the courtyard of Fishbone House is a magic place in this spiritual Lamu world.

The dining looks onto the courtyard and features a large table that takes 8 or more guests. Additional dining table on the roof top. The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, fridge/freezer and all necessary kitchen utensils.

On first and second floor there are two bedrooms bedroom on each floor both featured with ensuite bathrooms. The bedrooms are furnished with Lamu four poster beds, reading lights, mosquito nets, dressing tables and ceiling fans. All bathrooms are adapted to please the savour of upmarket travellers.
All the rooms are built with the magnificient details of Swahili architecture like stucco borders, Mangati hardwood beams with carvings, wonderful Boriti mangrove beam ceilings and in-wall niches known as Vidakas.

On the Makuti rooftop there are spacious areas with matresses and cushions as a lounging where you can gaze out at the sea, the surroundings or the starry night sky.

Rental Rates

Rates are for the whole house per night and depend on the number of guests. Don’t hesitate to ask for customized quotation.
2 – 8 persons on self catering basis in a fully staffed house.

Low Rate (Minimum 3 nights)
1st of May – 30th of June 
€ 150,00 per night
Mid Rate (Minimum 3 nights)
11th of Jan – 30th of April
1st of Sept – 19th of Dec
€ 180,00 per night
Summer Rate (Minimum 3 nights)
1st of July – 31st of Aug
€ 200,00 per night
Xmas/New Year Rate (Minimum 14 nights)          
20th of Dec – 10th of Jan
€ 300,00 per night


Guests: Max. total 8 in Fishbone House.

Additional beds: On request.

Transfer: One Manda airstrip return transfer by boat is included in the rental.

Payment policy: 25% of the total rent quoted is required to confirm a booking. 75% balance to be cleared 40 days before arrival in Lamu.

Cancellation: Cancellation fees are 30% up to 40 days before arrival, 70% up to 20 days before arrival and 100% after 20 days before arrival.

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