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We are a family run house and all of our family members are involved in providing you a wonderful stay. Our house is located at Shella beach with stunning 270° sea-views. It is a self-catering house, but you have 5 professional, friendly staff, among them an excellent cook.
The house is a large white building, built according to the Swahili architecture. We have furnished the house with authentic and antique furniture from Mombasa, Nairobi and Lamu. You can relax in the garden with its palm trees, ilangs ylang, frangipani and bougainvillea listening to sound of the waves or take a swim in the pool.
We can learn you Swahili cooking, take you on a Dhow trip, or take you on a tour through the Old Town. Swimming, sailing, diving, water skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, fishing ... is also right there, on your doorstep.
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Fantastic place! The food is delicious, the house is tremendous and the staff excellent. The place was so relaxing that we hardly wanted to leave the house! We absolutely want to come back!
*Price per Person per Night (pppn)
Min. Duration: 3 Days
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