We present our selection of hand-picked Lamu holiday homes. All are very special houses indeed – places we know and love and which we’re happy to recommend to you. At each you are assured of a memorable and relaxing stay in lovely surroundings.

We will be adding further properties in the near future – so if you don’t see exactly the right Lamu getaway at the moment, please contact us for details of other highly recommended rentals.


La Marelle, Manda Beach

A really stylish, original and relaxing colonial-style house, quietly situated on Manda’s secluded beach.

  • Beautifully designed and furnished throughout
  • Direct access to Manda’s lovely and uncrowded beach
  • Shady one-acre gardens with baobab trees
  • Wonderful sea views and sunsets
  • Motor boat and captain available
  • Sleeps 2-6, Standard rate 350 Euros per night

 Further Details

La Marelle Garden

Kizingoni Beach Houses

A collection of luxurious beachfront homes wonderfully situated on the exclusive west coast of the island.

  • Spacious, stylish, secluded and very special indeed
  • Five bedroom suites and large freshwater pools
  • Exceptional cuisine and world-class service
  • Peace, privacy and beautiful deserted beaches
  • Water sports, spa treatments, yoga, dhow sailing, sea fishing, mainland safaris – just some of the many activities on offer

 Further Details

Kizingoni House from the beach
Kuni Jogoo pool Dinner on the Beach Kuni Jogoo Master Bedroom Kaskazi House Hanging Bed Kuni Jogoo Upstairs Dining Room Jahazi House beachfront

Gaba Gaba House, Shela Village

A spectacular, sophisticated and spacious addition to the Shela scene, quietly situated on the edge of the village

  • Lamu meets Morocco in this rich and relaxing new house
  • 3 double bedroom suites, rooftop plunge pool
  • Moorish courtyard with living, dining and entertaining areas
  • Roof terraces, lounging areas and sunset bar with panoramic views
  • Solar hot water, fully equipped office, internet access, air-conditioned master suite, dvd projector, sound systems

 Further Details

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Nyota House

A beautiful new architect-designed Lamu nyumba, Nyota House combines the very best of Lamu design – old and new.

  • 3 double bedrooms with spacious ensuite bathrooms
  • Open, breezy position and wonderful sea views
  • Roomy plunge pool, solar hot-water showers
  • Spacious rooftop kitchen, dining and lounging areas
  • Available to rent from December 2012
  • Sleeps 6+, Standard rate – KSh 20,000 per night

 Further Details

Exterior Ground floor gallery
Living room Master bedroom Garden flamboyance Front door First floor gallery Zidaka cat

Kizingoni Beach Bandas

Remote, romantic and highly relaxing - a collection of charming new cottages at exclusive Kizingoni Beach.

  • Specially designed for couples and honeymooners
  • Rustic chic, exceptional food, world-class service
  • Spectacular elevated freshwater swimming pool
  • Peace, seclusion and beautiful deserted beaches
  • Watersports, massage, sailing, fishing, mainland safaris – all available
  • Standard rate – 360 Euros per night per cottage – full board

 Further Details

Forodhani from the sea Forodhani from the sea
Rustic Banda Kizingoni Beach Boat Hanging Beds Bandas Verandah Beach at Dusk Dining Area Shells Boats at Sunset

Forodhani House, Shela

A spectacular new seafront house in perhaps the best position on the island, Forodhani sets new standards in comfort and style.

  • 5 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • 9 metre (30ft) freshwater Swimming Pool
  • Exceptionally spacious accommodation, wonderful sea views
  • Direct access to Shela beach, waterfront and harbour
  • Less than 100 metres from Peponi Hotel
  • Sleeps 10+, Standard rate - 600 Euros per night

 Further Details

Forodhani from the sea
Forodhani First Floor Covered Terrace Forodhani First Floor Dining Terrace Forodhani Twin Bedroom Forodhani Zidaka Wall Niches Forodhani sea view Forodhani sea view Forodhani dining room Forodhani master bedroom

Ttunu House

A lovely, large and very atmospheric Lamu mansion, peacefully situated in the heart of the historic Old Town

  • 2 double and 2 single bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms
  • Extensive Roof Terraces and Living & Lounging areas
  • Large and beautifully planted walled garden
  • Restored and furnished with taste and charm
  • Historic, characterful, highly recommended
  • Sleeps 6+, Standard Rental Rate 250 Euros per night

 Further Details

Ttunu Rear View First Floor Dining Area
Daka Entrance Porch Ground Floor Entrance Hall Ttunu Garden Upper Terraces Ttunu Bedroom Ttunu Sitting Room Ttunu Master Bedroom Painted Beams - Ground Floor

Maridhiya House

Our lovingly restored 18th Century Swahili house sits in a quiet, elevated position within Lamu’s UNESCO World Heritage Area

  • Recently renovated with great care and attention to detail
  • 2/3 double bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom
  • Two breezy roof terraces with lovely town and sea views
  • Spacious, open plan first floor living and dining room
  • Ideal for a one or two couples or a small family
  • Sleeps 4+, Standard rental rate 150 Euros per night

 Further Details

View from the rooftop Maridhiya kitchen
Maridhiya House from the Rear Rooftop View Ground Floor Gallery Maridhiya Kidaka Maridhiya Dining Area Maridhiya Living Area Double Bedroom Plasterwork and Niches

Zuhura House

A classic Lamu townhouse in the heart of the ancient stone town - beautifully refurbished and full of character, comfort and charm.

  • Spacious master bedroom with sultan-size bed
  • Colourful walled garden with covered dining terrace
  • Roomy second floor makuti-thatched living room
  • Comfortable and welcoming – full of character and history
  • Attentive staff, delicious cooking - and Lamu’s most delightful dog
  • Sleeps 2-4, Standard Rental Rate 150 Euros per night

 Further Details

Exterior Ground floor gallery
Living room Master bedroom Garden flamboyance First floor gallery Front door Zidaka cat Courtyard and stairs Master bedroom

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