Brian's Beach House - Downstairs Apt, Shela, Lamu

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Entire rental unit hosted by Charlie

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
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You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
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This spacious & tranquil beach house, is set in a natural garden oasis 10 mins walk to Shela beach. Brian's Beach House is where you can relax away from it all. The house is on a rise just back from the shoreline. It has 2 apartments, upstairs & downstairs, + NEW 'The Boathouse' ~check all listings. The Downstairs Apt has 2 ensuite rooms (King & Singles), opening onto a veranda with the cool breeze and garden views. Full kitchen, living & dining areas, Enjoy this house for a perfect Lamu stay.

The space
Brian's Beach House is perfect for friends & families to share. The Downstairs Apartment has one double room with king-size bed, ensuite and private outdoor shower. The second room has two single beds ensuite. There’s a large living/dining area with kitchenette between the two bedrooms.
Both rooms have mosquito nets and ceiling fans.

*The house can also be booked as the whole house. We also have a new room "The Boathouse" at the end of the garden. Please contact me for options.*

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Public or shared beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed
Refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Lamu, Kenya

Brian's Beach House is on the leafy edge of Shela Village, and Shela is on the edge of what we all love about Lamu, the long beach, 12 kms of beach, skirted by sand dunes and almost deserted. Dhows (sailing boats) are the traditional mode of transport, great for fishing, snorkelling and especially for sailing as the sun sets - this is great fun, pack a few drinks and some snacks. Motorised boats plus windsurfing, kayaking, are available locally. Beach side restaurants and cafes dot the village, and you will find a fantastic bar and restaurant at Peponi Hotel or Kijani House. Try some of the local fare of Mandazi from the morning street side bakeries for breakfast, chai in the afternoon at the cafe on the Sea Souk with a sweet treat of sim sim or labania. Shopping in the village is great, stop by Aman and visit all the other shops in the square. Pack a torch as you might venture out at night and you will need it to get home.

Hosted by Charlie

  1. Joined in June 2013
  • 162 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Born & raised in Kenya, I have been holidaying in Lamu since I was a small boy. My father Brian loved Lamu and bought a beach house in Shela in the sixties. I have recently renovated this beautiful house to share with my family, friends and guests. I live in Sydney with my partner and children and we regularly come back to Kenya for holidays.
Born & raised in Kenya, I have been holidaying in Lamu since I was a small boy. My father Brian loved Lamu and bought a beach house in Shela in the sixties. I have recently renovat…

During your stay

Ali is our housekeeper. He will meet you, show you to the house and keep the apartment organised. He can help with laundry, cooking and shopping (additional charges apply). We will make the bed, raise and lower the mosquito nets, change the towels, we can bring you morning tea on your veranda if you arrange it with him. We can help with arranging airport transfers, excursions, such as sunset dhow-trips etc.
There are food shops in Shela & Lamu town, If you plan to cook your own meals. We offer a 'shopping service' so that you don't have to haggle or have the hassle. Just give him a float, mention what you want and he will source it. He will then keep account of this and let you know if/when he runs out. You may also choose to eat out, there are plenty of options. Or hire a cook, we have a " Chef Service" on a daily rate or by the meal. (It includes the shop for you).
Please consider leaving a tip upon departure commensurate with the help provided.
Note that the food available in Shela is quite limited. You'll find all the basics, tea, coffee, bread, pasta, rice, vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish and seafood in the local shops but we recommend that you bring your own alcohol, bacon, sausages, red meat, butter, cheese, treats or special foods.
Ali is our housekeeper. He will meet you, show you to the house and keep the apartment organised. He can help with laundry, cooking and shopping (additional charges apply). We will…

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House rules

Check-in: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100

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