Mnarani House, Shela
A really imposing, comfortable and relaxing family house, wonderfully situated in one of the nicest spots in Shela, and with spectacular sea views from its many terraces and verandahs.
Mnarani House was completed in 1990, and designed and built in traditional island style by its English owners. It sits in a charming position beside a small square with a very Mediterranean feel to it – in a quiet and sought-after area of Shela Village just beside the historic Friday Mosque (Mnarani means ‘near the minaret” in Kiswahili) and only moments from the seafront, Peponi Hotel and Shela’s gorgeous beach. The house is completely detached, has very open aspects to all sides and is unusually cool and breezy throughout.
The house has six bedrooms in total – five of which are double rooms with ensuite bathrooms – and three of these have solar-powered hot water showers. The rooms feature ancient carved doors and windows from Pate Island, and the house is filled with attractive traditional Swahili furniture – all of which is included in the sale. On the ground floor there is a walled courtyard garden (complete with its own well and coconut palm) and high-ceilinged reception area, from which two separate staircases lead to the upper floors.
There are five separate seating and lounging areas across the four floors of the house, including a really spacious l-shaped sitting room, dining room and ‘coffee lounge’ running across much of the first floor. The top makuti-thatched roof terrace, complete with baraza seats, bar area and fridge, is a really lovely place to relax and enjoy the house’s commanding, uninterrupted views across the Lamu Channel and Shela skyline to Manda Beach and beyond.
Plot size – tbc
Price - 400,000 Euros
Mnarani House is also available to rent.
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