Small family house in Shela


Entire residential home hosted by Jonas

  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Kahindi takes care of laundry, shopping, cooking and more. He stays at the ground floor and has been helping out since the house was built.

The space
The main space on the 2nd floor almost always gets some breeze. This is where we spend most of our time, where we eat and relax on sofas or mattresses. This floor has a gate that can be closed for toddler security. Putting a few harder pillows together will also prevent toddlers from trying to get to the rooftop.

The kitchen is just next to the dining area. It has a gas cooker, a fridge/ freezer, blender, toaster and all cooking utensils required.

There is one bedroom on each floor and they are more or less identical. 6x7 feet bed, adjacent bathroom with shower, shelves and hangers.

The main space on the first floor has a desk, two daybeds and an additional smaller bed suitable for older children or an adult.

The rooftop is mainly used for drying of clothes but can also be used for stargazing.

There are plenty of books (most in Swedish, some in English), children's toys and toddlers chair for eating. There is also a toddler bed that can be places under the mosquito net in any of the two bedrooms.

What this place offers

Beach access
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Children’s books and toys
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.84 out of 5 stars from 97 reviews


Where you’ll be

Shela, Lamu County, Kenya

Between Banana House and the Shela dispensary (free consultations and drugs; if needed ) and next door to a small shop with the basics.

Hosted by Jonas

  1. Joined in January 2015
  • 97 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Hi, my name is Jonas and I live in Sweden with my wife and kids after many years in Kenya. I like Kenya, chess, home brewing and computers. I am very easy going and rarely complain. Usually my wife uses her account when we use AirBnB.

During your stay

A housekeeper named Kahindi is available and needs access to the rooms for cleaning and making the bed on a daily basis. Kahindi will wash the dishes, do laundry, shopping and cooking on request; he has more than 20 years cooking experience.

Talk to Kahindi on arrival about meal preferences, shopping and so on. You can either give Kahindi cash for the expected food cost of your stay on arrival and have him write down what he buys or pay Kahindi per meal in advance.

It is also important to talk to Kahindi about your privacy as Kahindi needs access to the house to cook, take away garbage, clean, do the dishes, make the beds and so on but when he does this is up to you.

Kahindi has been with the house since it was built and in Lamu for more than 25 years and will be happy to join you for breakfast or dinner.
A housekeeper named Kahindi is available and needs access to the rooms for cleaning and making the bed on a daily basis. Kahindi will wash the dishes, do laundry, shopping and coo…

Jonas is a Superhost

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  • Languages: English, Deutsch, Svenska
  • 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 parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No smoke alarm
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more

Cancellation policy