Bislet House Shela with Cook

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Entire residential home hosted by Arjun

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Bilset House consists of a typical Lamu-style spacious main house and an adjacent studio, surrounded by a beautiful, large garden.
Staff included are a chef and a housekeeper. Located approximately 10 meters from the seafront with the beach about 10 minutes walk along the seafront or through the village.

The space
The house ground level offers a lovely verandah, a large sitting room, a bathroom/shower and a kitchen.

On the second floor there are two bedrooms, the master bedroom and a second bedroom, divided by a bathroom/shower. Both bedrooms open up to a spacious balcony which oversees the garden.

The third floor, with its “Makuti” thatched rooftop is a beautiful lounging area, offering a magnificent panoramic view of the ocean.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

What this place offers

Public or shared beach access
Kitchen
Washer
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Luggage dropoff allowed
Refrigerator
Smoking allowed
Long term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Shela, Lamu, Kenya

Lamu town is a living throwback to the Swahili culture that once dominated the entire Indian Ocean coast. The winding streets, carved woods and traditional houses evoke the everyday sights and sounds of another age, and Lamu’s World Heritage listing is entirely justified, recognised by as the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa.

Shela Village where you will be staying is less than an hour’s stroll from Lamu Town but very different. The only thing you're dodging down the narrow lanes are donkeys and bare-footed kids.

A tangle of narrow sandy lanes, tall stone houses, some smaller thatched dwellings, mosques, ruins and a spacious square fringed by a few market stalls, small shops and a telephone booth.

Hosted by Arjun

  1. Joined in November 2016
  • 37 Reviews
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I have the pleasure to host ONEWAY House, a beautiful three-story home located in the heart of the historic Lamu Stone Town. In 2012 the award-winning architect Urku Sanchez transformed a dilapidated ruin into the now existing elegant structure. The renovations were carried out with sensitivity to the Swahili architecture and Islamic culture of Lamu. With four spacious ensuite bedrooms and various sitting areas, the house can comfortably accommodate up to 10 adults and is ideal for families or groups of friends.
I have the pleasure to host ONEWAY House, a beautiful three-story home located in the heart of the historic Lamu Stone Town. In 2012 the award-winning architect Urku Sanchez transf…

Co-hosts

  • Jake

During your stay

The staff at the house will be there to help, someone maybe staying in the studio.

Arjun is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Deutsch
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 1:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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