Lamu Holiday Homes

Bedrooms: 4 double
Bathrooms: 4
Persons: 2 – 8
Features: Swimming pool, gourmet kitchen, open terrace with sunbeds

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ornamentAt the northern end of Shela Village where the houses meet the sea and the ancient craft of dhow building is still practiced with bow and drill and traditional hand-tools, stands Jaha House.

Walk up the sandy path from the beach shack at the high tide line and in two minutes you will stand before the door of a beautifully plastered house with the sound of cool splashing water and the scent of delicious herbs and spices cooking filtering from within.

The House

Sleeping from 2 to 8 people in four double bedrooms Jaha (A Gift from Allah) House offers the following:

Ground floor: Main kitchen, swimming pool (4 x 5 mtr with depth of 2,50 mtr) equipped with a counter-current-jet, spacious pool-deck with lounging beds. The walls of this beautiful space are decorated with the beautiful Swahili wall niches and alcoves known as vidaka.

Mezzanine: One bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

First floor: Three bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom. Elegantly decorated with Swahili stucco, dressing tables and reading lights.

Second floor: Next to the large dining table is a lovely gourmet kitchen, equipped to a semi-professional standard where guests with a culinary leaning can supplement the menu with their own creations if they wish or simply mix cocktails to accompany the wonderful food prepared by the staff allowing guests to entertain their friends in total privacy. The whole floor is in a loft style, with a library and scattered Swahili beds. To rent Jaha House means perfect relaxation and day dreaming. Half of the second floor is under a makuti (coconut palm thatch) shelter, offering guests an outdoor/indoor living space.

Third floor: Open terrace with sunbeds and lot's of space under the classic Makuti shelter with comfortable baraza beds for moon-gazing and sunbathing.

Please note:

  • All bathrooms have flush toilets and hot showers finished in Swahili style adapted for European living.
  • All bedrooms provided with mosquito nets and stylish ceiling fans.
  • The views to Lamu channel and the mangroves of Manda Island are gorgeous, the sunrises and sunsets from the roof terrace are un-missable and the ambience of the house will ease your mind and feed your soul.

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 
€ 200,00 per night
Mid Rate (Minimum 3 nights)
11th of Jan – 30th of April
1st of Sept – 19th of Dec
€ 230,00 per night
Summer Rate (Minimum 3 nights)
1st of July – 31st of Aug
€ 250,00 per night
Xmas/New Year Rate (Minimum 14 nights)          
20th of Dec – 10th of Jan
€ 400,00 per night


Guests: Max. total 8 in Jaha 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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