Bush Willow - dappled light in a hidden glade.


Entire cottage hosted by Anselm

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Anselm is a Superhost
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Free cancellation before Oct 18.


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Idyllic new bedsit, en-suite bathroom built about an indigenous African Bushwillow tree (Combretum Molle). 5 minute walk from Anselm's Kitengela Hot Glass studio, the iconic Kenyan recycled glass blowers famed for their vibrant chunky artistic glass pieces.

Complete with twittering hoopoes, killer fire for Nairobi nights, wifi, electric fence, backup inverter & generator, two verandas, drinkable borehole water, mature garden & trees.

In the Nairobi metro area 45 minutes from Karen/Nbi center

The space
With a high roof and two verandahs, air scrubbed clean over hundreds of kilometers of the Kitengela plains this privately owned new build will allow you to find peace in the wild.

Take a deep breath.

Listen to lion and hyena calling at night. Zebra chattering. Allow the serenity of the adjacent Nairobi National Park and Silole Sanctuary to permeate your being.

Close proximity to and the possibility of strolling down to visit one of the quirkiest art glass studios on the planet (Kitengela Hot Glass) makes this super special. Their café serves superlative homemade icecream and fine coffee - watch as the glassblowers ply their craft under a glittering planetarium dome.

Or, stay at your new home, hang out on the verandahs - or nap on the comfy sofa in the mini living room to the sound of avian life in the glade, the cicadas and quiet buzz of rural tranquility.

In the evenings snuggle round the roaring fire after eating a meal - this time prepped in the well appointed open plan kitchen - with all the necessities (gas stove, microwave, kettle, Dualit toaster, Smeg dishwasher, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, glasses, mugs, oil and condiments) to reheat your takeaway or cook from scratch. We do not have a resident chef but we do have a number of one who can come and cook for you. There are also plenty of lovely takeaway delivery options available - check the house manual for more info on that. There’s a big fridge that should be ample for your food storage needs.

The borehole water is tested and safe to drink - perfectly potable and no microplastics.

As we are living in a beautiful quiet residential area no parties are allowed (also per airbnb rules) and no loud music.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
City skyline view
Wifi – 10 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
Free washer – In unit
Private patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

7 nights in Nairobi

Oct 23, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars from 38 reviews


Where you’ll be

Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Walking distance to the neighboring iconic Kitengela Hot Glass studios to watch glassblowing. Drink fine coffee in the the Glasstronomique Café, have a pizza and treat yourself to the best homemade icecream you will taste this side of the equator.

Beautiful natural environs for walking, jogging, hiking and gorge exploration, if you can tear yourself away from the comfort of your verandah.

We are opposite the Silole Sanctuary, and are a stones throw from Masai Lodge. The local township Tuala/Oloosirkon has Cityview bar & eatery for good nyama choma and Janets homemade freerange pork sausages. A hike will get you to Ololo Lodge, and Emakoko is a 15 min drive.

Hosted by Anselm

  1. Joined in August 2014
  • 147 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Glassmaker from Kenya - occasional globetrotter. Loving sharing our spaces - we’ve imbued them with good energy.


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During your stay

Phone or text 6am to 8pm unless there’s an emergency.

Anselm is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Security camera/recording device Show more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy