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Luxury Beachfront Holiday House, Pool Garden All Sea Views, Forodhani House Lamu

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Forodhani House, on Shela Beach, in Lamu island, beautiful kenyan coast

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Last updated: 05/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Built in authentic Swahili style, exquisitely finished and furnished, Forodhani House sleeps comfortably 10 to 13 people, in 5 ensuite bedrooms (3 double and 2 triple), all with stunning sea-views.
With lots of different areas to take it easy in (near the pool, in main lounge, garden, dining room, or on barazza beds/seats, shaded or not, at ground, 1st or 2nd floors, in little lounge bar, or on top top terrace), it is really the ideal place to spend holidays on the beach with family or friends (10 adults or 3 families), be lulled by the lapping waves and cooled by the gentle sea breeze which is so refreshing at these latitudes.
Here you will be able to relax (4 staff, among them a very good cook, to pamper you), enjoy the pristine white sand beach and its activities (sailing, swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing…), discover Lamu Old Town and Shela (the rich Swahili culture and its welcoming atmosphere)... take the most of Nature, which is truly at its best... and have fun too !


Forodhani house is white, with round or Arabic arches which frame sea views, sky at day or night, and sails sliding silently. Palm trees, ylang-ylang’s, frangipanes, bougainvilleas add some colors and scents.
And from Forodhani House, because of its particular location, the show is always there : you are having breakfast and you happen suddenly to see school of sardines jumping, trying to escape barracudas, or dolphins swimming up the Channel, or a friends’ dhow sliding from one arch to the other, or a fishermen boat coming from the open seas with load of tunas.
It’s both relaxing and so interesting !
We'll take great care of you ! Enjoy a really fantastic time !

Lots of points of interests around our/your Holiday Home.
To name but a few, all are in our 'welcome book' at home for you of course, but some also here below to give you an idea of what could be your daily cool routine here :

- Shela Marine Watersports : Dhow Sailing With Experienced Captains, Snorkeling or scuba diving in Indian Ocean on Coral Reefs, colorful fishes all around you, Swimming with Dolphins, yes, truly, and what I recommend strongly also is a/many Sunset Cruise(s), Always magic !

- Babu British : Guided Tours With Knowledgeable Native Tour Guides : The Old Town of Lamu is a Unesco World Heritage Site and a must-visit, walk through the streets of Lamu and have a look at these beautiful pieces of ancient Swahili architecture, art, and more. Also explore Takwa Ruins, the remains of an ancient Swahili Settlement.

- Join the Yoga Sessions during your holidays in Shela Village at Fatuma’s Tower (5pm) or at Banana House (9am) daily. They also regularly organize Yoga Retreats and Workshops. Back to the Living !

- Peponi Hotel Restaurant : 100 meters from Forodhani House, on the beach. Simply one of the best dining in East Africa ! A very cool place and terrace for a drink too. Love it !

- Aman Shop : Beautiful clothes, jewelery and leather work ! Aman recreates and adapts styles in pure cotton and silk for the modern consumer who seeks a similar aesthetic, at the same time looks for ease, comfort and pleasure. Don’t miss it ! It's in Shela Village.

- Gallery Baraka : A very fine collection of African arts and crafts, interesting masks, statues, pieces of furnitures from all Africa, Lamu Old Town. Kate the owner is lovely and knows so much about all Africa and Lamu of course too.

- Ali Lamu and My Eye Gallery : Beautiful Art and Paintings Collection, in Shela Village, also lovely bags, decoration ideas.... all done by fishermen with recycled tangas. Unique !

- Kijani Restaurant : The kitchen offers all types of fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns fresh from the sea, along with meat and fresh vegetables, together with African and Italian specialties. On Shela seaside too.

- Lamu House Restaurant : A nice terrace overlooking the Harbour of Lamu Old Town, with a nice menu combining the delights from the sea, prepared with a European touch while respecting the Swahili kitchen. Frank and Marianne run the Lamu House Beach Club on Manda Island, just in front of Forodhani House, across the Channel, a cool and lounge place to spend the afternoon, have lunch on mattresses on the beach.

And some words now about how to get to Forodhani House and Lamu...

- Lamu/Manda Airport : It is possible to fly to Lamu from Nairobi (both Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport), Mombasa, or Malindi. There are several daily flights (Air Kenya, Safarilink or Fly 540) but note that the flights get booked well in advance - even out of season if you are unlucky. Planes land on Manda Island just across from Lamu town and Shela. Nassir, our Laleti Boat captain, will come and pick you up there to drive you home.

- Tawacal Buses : There are several buses also going up from Mombasa and Nairobi. The trips are a neat experience if you don’t mind the lack of luxury. There are several departures from both Malindi and Mombasa every day. The bus routes end in Mokowe, which is a few kilometers from Lamu Island. We can arrange your picking up there also to drive you by boat to Lamu and your holiday home.

Our guests feed-backs are so rewarding and encouraging ; hope sincerely you also would be able to discover this little paradise and see by your own eyes why they are talking about the place so greatly.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 350 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

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  • Bedroom 2: 3 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 6: 1 twin/ single

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  • The 3 single beds in Bedroom 3 can be tight together to make 1 extra large double bed + 1 single Bed The extra large double bed in Bedroom 4 is really extra large : 2,70 m width, it can even suit for 3 kids !! We have 2 baby cots at home and high wooden chairs for babies or small children....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There are 5 staff to do all, take care of you and take care of the house, among them a really great cook who do all shopping and will cook wonderfully for you all. You are here to fully unwind and relax ! Enjoy peaceful and unforgettable holidays right on Shela Lamu Beach, one of the most preserved Coast of Kenya....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 13 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
1 night min stay
€400
€2,400 €8,000
Summer Season
Jul 1 - Sep 4, 2015
1 night min stay
€600
€3,600 €12,000
Xmas-NYear Season
Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
7 night min stay

€8,400 €16,000
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
€500
€3,000 €10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included

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Location

2 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Lamu Manda Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Peponi Terrace
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Mokowe, Kenya Coast
240 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Mombassa, Kenya
100 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Malindi, Kenya
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Peponi Hotel Restaurant
2 Metres
Nearest Beach
Lamu Shela Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Located on Shela Beach, in Lamu, off the East Coast of Kenya, Forodhani House is a beautiful beach front holiday house with truly stunning location and wonderful sea views. It's the perfect setting for relaxing with family or friends on the beach, discovering Lamu Old Town (Unesco World Heritage Site), the rich Swahili culture and its so welcoming, peaceful and magic atmosphere.

The Holiday House itself sits on the beach, at the beginning of the 12km pristine white sand beach of Shela and Lamu, with all comfort, breathtaking sea views and a direct access to the must-seen historical/cultural sites and all activities (visiting, sailing, swimming, snorkeling on coral reefs, wind or kite surfing, water skiing, fishing...).

Lamu Old Town and Shela Village are great for shopping and packed with museums, arts galleries and funny shops. Nature is at its best here (turtles clutch, swimming with dolphins, even whales watching on season).. .and you can have lost of fun too, good spots to have a drink, relax, talk with friendly people, dance if you wish to, on the beach or in 2 or 3 really trendy and cool places around !

There's sincerely a lot to enjoy fully relaxing and unforgettable beach holidays and have a fantastic time !

 

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  • Forodhani House, on Shela Beach, in Lamu island, beautiful kenyan coast

    Forodhani House, on Shela Beach, in Lamu island, beautiful kenyan coast

  • The main lounge, spacy and airy

    The main lounge, spacy and airy

  • Forodhani House, Lamu Beach, Kenya Coast

    Forodhani House, Lamu Beach, Kenya Coast

  • Forodhani House, Pool or Ocean, you choose !

    Forodhani House, Pool or Ocean, you choose !

  • back from a swim in the waves !

    back from a swim in the waves !

  • waterski, monoski or wakeboard ?

    waterski, monoski or wakeboard ?

  • Forodhani House, another bedroom, Lamu, Kenya

    Forodhani House, another bedroom, Lamu, Kenya

  • Forodhani House door, Luxury Beach Holiday Kenya

    Forodhani House door, Luxury Beach Holiday Kenya

  • Forodhani House, Sunset Cruise, Lamu Holidays

    Forodhani House, Sunset Cruise, Lamu Holidays

  • Forodhani House, Kite surf on Lamu Beach, Kenya

    Forodhani House, Kite surf on Lamu Beach, Kenya

  • Shella Beach, Lamu island, Kenya

    Shella Beach, Lamu island, Kenya

  • Lamu smiles :-)))

    Lamu smiles :-)))

  • Forodhani House, Sea Views from Main Lounge, Lamu

    Forodhani House, Sea Views from Main Lounge, Lamu

  • A team of 5 sweet and efficient staff to take care of all (and a good cook !)

    A team of 5 sweet and efficient staff to take care of all (and a good cook !)

  • Forodhani House a Swahili  day bed, Holidays, Kenya Coast

    Forodhani House a Swahili day bed, Holidays, Kenya Coast

  • Forodhani House, one of the 5 bedrooms, Lamu, Kenya

    Forodhani House, one of the 5 bedrooms, Lamu, Kenya

  • Forodhani House, View from dining terrace, Lamu

    Forodhani House, View from dining terrace, Lamu

  • Forodhani House, Dining Terrace, Kenya Coast

    Forodhani House, Dining Terrace, Kenya Coast

  • on the beach... lets relax...

    on the beach... lets relax...

  • relaxing on the terrace

    relaxing on the terrace

  • the House facade

    the House facade

  • from terrace, at sunset

    from terrace, at sunset

  • Forodhani House, Dhow Sailing, magic Lamu, Kenya

    Forodhani House, Dhow Sailing, magic Lamu, Kenya

  • Forodhani House, Lamu Beach Holidays, Kenya Coast

    Forodhani House, Lamu Beach Holidays, Kenya Coast

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Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    13
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 05/02/2015
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