Kilamawingu House, Shela Village

An exceptionally charming, spacious and beautifully-furnished family house with swimming pool, set in lovely gardens close to the seafront in Shela village, Kilamawingu is one of the most characterful, luxurious and well-appointed places to stay on the island.

“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

“A Parisian couple fell in love with Lamu in the late 1990s and bought this exceptionally charming house which they then converted into a private holiday home. The almost triangular pool is set in a lush green gardens dotted with vibrant bougainvillea flowers. Renovations have since been made to make the house very child-friendly with guarded staircases, balconies and a wooden-fenced pool. It can accommodate up to 16 guests in 8 characterful double / twin bedrooms spread across several floors with numerous stylish lounging areas. The kitchen makes the best shortbread cake in the area.”

Nomad Magazine

Summary

  • 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.

Detailed Information

  • 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

Location

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.

Visitor’s Book

“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

“A Parisian couple fell in love with Lamu in the late 1990s and bought this exceptionally charming house which they then converted into a private holiday home. The almost triangular pool is set in a lush green gardens dotted with vibrant bougainvillea flowers. Renovations have since been made to make the house very child-friendly with guarded staircases, balconies and a wooden-fenced pool. It can accommodate up to 16 guests in 8 characterful double / twin bedrooms spread across several floors with numerous stylish lounging areas. The kitchen makes the best shortbread cake in the area.”

Nomad Magazine

Rates

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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