“The house is exquisite, the staff are attentive and served up delicious meals and made such an effort to ensure we really enjoyed our stay including elaborately decorating the outside dining area on New Year’s Eve! The location was perfect for quick trips to Peponi or the jetty for boat trips. The manager looked after us well ensuring we had everything we wanted.”

Nonnie, Kenya

  • An elegant, sophisticated and expansive private home
  • Lush gardens, dramatic pool, stylish outdoor living spaces
  • Decorated and furnished with taste and imagination throughout
  • Excellent chef, staff and on-site management
  • Accommodates up to 16 guests in 8 double / twin air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Excellent chef, staff and on-site management
  • Rental rates from ksh 60,000 per nights for 8 guests.
  • 5000 sq ft of sophisticated accommodation
  • Beautifully decorated and furnished
  • Filled with Swahili antiques and art
  • Sizeable dining room with balcony
  • Sitting room and viewing room
  • 8 double / twin bedrooms
  • (5 large double bedrooms)
  • (3 smaller double / twin bedrooms)
  • All bedrooms are air-conditioned
  • All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms
  • Multiple verandas and balconies
  • Elevated swimming pool
  • Poolside pergolas
  • Outside dining area
  • Lush walled gardens
  • Numerous outside living & lounging areas
  • Rooftop seaview baraza
  • Wi-fi internet
  • Chef and team of staff
  • Efficient on-site management

Kilamawingu sits less than 50 metres from the seafront in Shela Village, close to the eastern tip of Lamu Island. The island’s main beach is just a minute or two away from the house, as are Peponi Hotel and the other attractions of the village. Lamu Town is two miles north of Shela, and Manda Island and its airport are just a short boat ride away.

Lamu is best accessed by air and there are usually several scheduled flights per day to and from Nairobi. Some flights also arrive or depart via Malindi. Airlines serving Lamu include :-

Flights land at the airport on next door Manda Island. Manda is less than a mile away from Lamu and the boat trip across to Lamu Town or Shela Village takes only a few minutes.

“The house is exquisite, the staff are attentive and served up delicious meals and made such an effort to ensure we really enjoyed our stay including elaborately decorating the outside dining area on New Year’s Eve! The location was perfect for quick trips to Peponi or the jetty for boat trips. The manager looked after us well ensuring we had everything we wanted.”

Nonnie, Kenya

Standard rental rates

  • Up to 8 guests – ksh 60,000 per night
  • Up to 10 guests – ksh 70,000 per night
  • Up to 12 guests – ksh 80,000 per night
  • Up to 14 guests – ksh 90,000 per night
  • Up to 16 guests – ksh 100,000 per night

Minimum stay – 2 nights, minimum stay over Easter – 4 nights

Rentals are on a ‘self catering’ basis including the services of chef and staff

These rates are for residents – for non-resident rates and Christmas & New Year rates please contact us

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