One of Kenya’s grandest and most historic houses, elegant and welcoming Deloraine dates back over 100 years and is now available for exclusive-use, fully-catered, owner-hosted stays. The perfect place for gatherings of family and friends, the extensive and beautiful grounds and wealth of fun outdoor activities make it a wonderful destination for children of all ages.
Hippo Point is an escapist’s dream - an exquisite and historic Tudor-style manor house in a sublime and secluded lakeside setting. A stay here is a transporting experience and combines elegant, romantic accommodation and welcoming service with gorgeous scenery and abundant wildlife.
A really delightful 2-bedroom village retreat surrounded by Shela’s largest private garden and enjoying elevated sea views across the dhow harbour, Garden House is often rented with the neighbouring Mama Daktari House and Betty’s Suite – together they can accommodate 10 guests.
A lovely and exotically-decorated house set just back from the Shela seafront and beach, Kiwandani has three double ensuite bedrooms and a spacious courtyard garden and pool. Kiwandini House is often rented with neighbouring Full Moon House – together they can accommodate 12+ guests.
A spacious and imposing 3-bedroom home just steps away from beach and waterfront, with lovely views across the channel to Manda Island plus courtyard garden and swimming pool. Full Moon House is often rented with neighbouring Kiwandini House – together they can accommodate 12+ guests.
A delightful collection of neighbouring and interconnecting houses set close to the seafront in Shela Village. All are historic and charming, furnished with local antiques and built in traditional Swahili style. Each can be rented individually – or together with one or more of the adjoining properties.
A charming and architecturally-appealing place to stay which enjoys far-reaching views from upper terraces and seafront gardens, Mama Daktari House has two double bedrooms and is often rented with the adjoining Betty’s Suite – together the two properties can accommodate 6 guests.
Dzumbe House has been charming, calming and delighting visitors to Diani for nearly 60 years. Spacious, comfortable, owner-managed and a just a stone’s throw from the beautiful unspoilt white sands of Galu Beach, it is a really authentic and relaxing place to stay.
One of Tanzania’s best kept secrets, and one of the most unusual and charming places to stay on the entire East African coast. The Old Boma, a magnificent German fort dating from 1895, has been handsomely restored to create a smart 9-bedroom hotel in a remote, fascinating and little-visited location.
A delightful colonial-era bungalow and guest cottages overlooking Lake Naivasha, Ajabu sits within the private 5,500-acre Loldia Conservancy on the quiet and little-visited North Lake shore. Tranquil, traditional and highly-recommended as the ideal weekend escape from - and antidote to - Nairobi.