Jahazi House Lamu which stands right on the edge of the Indian Ocean in a large garden of frangipani, fruit trees and shrubs is named after the historical large trading dhows that brought Lamu its trading wealth.
From the expansive first floor makuti-covered veranda you can easily view the dhows as they sail. Jahazi House is built of coral block which are plastered in the local neru finish and tinted with a soft ochre-yellow.
Jahazi House is designed along traditional lines around an inner courtyard which holds a very private swimming pool, cooling the public rooms and bedrooms.
The house can be accessed though daily scheduled flights between Nairobi and Lamu in which the flight takes between 1hr 40mins and 2hrs depending on the aircraft. Meet and greet at Manda Airport before being transferred using a speed boat to the house. Kizingoni Beach is a twenty minute boat trip through the mangrove fringed channel.
The four guest bedrooms are all accessed from the inner courtyard and are simply furnished with ensuite shower rooms and their own private verandas. The verandas have a writing desk, occasional table, chairs and a traditional Lamu day bed. There is a covered baraza area behind the pool that can also be used for sleeping.
The roof is one huge terrace, partially covered with makuti to provide a shaded bar, eating and sitting area.
The kitchen is separate and holds the water tanks and solar panels on the upper roof, plus staff rooms, washrooms and storerooms.
- Double Bedrooms ensuite: 4
- Twin bedrooms ensuite: 1
- Dining areas: 3
- Baraza areas: 3
- Guest cloakroom: 1
- Massage table
- Swinging beds: 2
- Pool 10m
- Fully-equipped separate kitchen
- Large planted garden
- Laundry room
- Beach shower
- Solar hot water
- Powered by wind turbine and solar panels