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Makubwa House, A Classic Lamu House for Rent

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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Makubwa House, A Classic Lamu House for Rent for Your Vacation on the Exotic Island of Lamu This Stately Patrician Home is in the middle of the Lamu Stone Town, a labyrinth of narrow streets just wide enough for two donkeys to pass each other. Lamu Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beach in Shela is 10 minutes away by speedboat. Services of Ali Maulidi the Houseman are included. Ali's apartment is behind two big doors on the same floor as the pool area. He will invite you to go to market with him. Expense for food will usually not exceed $10 a day. He will make you breakfast and an authentic Swahili dinner with freshly squeezed juices every evening. There are two separate bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed and its own air conditioning unit. The other bedroom an AC...Makubwa House, A Classic Lamu House for Rent for Your Vacation on the Exotic Island of Lamu This Stately Patrician Home is in the middle of the Lamu Stone Town, a labyrinth of narrow streets just wide enough for two donkeys to pass each other. Lamu Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beach in Shela is 10 minutes away by speedboat. Services of Ali Maulidi the Houseman are included. Ali's apartment is behind two big doors on the same floor as the pool area. He will invite you to go to market with him. Expense for food will usually not exceed $10 a day. He will make you breakfast and an authentic Swahili dinner with freshly squeezed juices every evening. There are two separate bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed and its own air conditioning unit. The other bedroom an AC unit also........ The guestroom has a queen size bed. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. There are five bathrooms in total. There are two additional single beds for children. And near the swimming pool on the main floor there is a double size bed. If you require additional beds, we can try and arrange for that. Daily rate for the complete house is euro € 200 We will pick you up at the air strip on Manda and bring you to the house. Porter charges also included. We will arrange for wifi in the house at the regular local charge. Daily rate for the complete house is euro € 200 More
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Abdalla A
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:67%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

This house is a stunning piece of history and architecture. If you want to stay in old town and really be IN Lamu, stay here. The manager Bahresh (sp) was extraordinary and the houseman, Ali, is quite a unique character. It is priced very fairly....More

Date of stay: December 2015
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duncanjohnson2014, VR Owner at Makubwa House, A Classic Lamu House for Rent, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2017

The bed in the Master bedroom has been replaced with a new one. the first floor area behind the pool has been fully cleaned.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Local Guides/Maps
Gym
Refrigerator
Porch
Water Views
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
A Winter Sun Getaway
Waterfront
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Shared Yard
Balcony
Linens Provided
Terrace
Toaster
Private Indoor Pool
Deck
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Would you recommend this rental to someone looking for an "authentic" experience?YesNoUnsure
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WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT LAMU. Cast into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya, the island and town of Lamu is heir to a distinctive tradition over a thousand years old. The Swahili culture and style of Lamu are a mix of East African, Omani, Yemeni, Indian, and some Portuguese and Victorian influences. Of all the old Swahili towns of East Africa, Lamu is one of the very few remaining substantially intact. It is the humidity; It is the heat; it is the aroma of the town; the scent of the tropics; the donkeys and their droppings; the bui-bui's of the women; the kanzu's and kikoi's of the men; the intense brilliance of the midday sky, demanding a nap; the glare of the whitewashed stone houses; the strong winds blowing off the ocean, rustling the strands of the makuti roofs, stripping t...
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lamu is a small Isalnd market chemistry first everything can be reached by foot. if you want to go to the beach shela beach can be acces with the boat in 5 to 10 minutes.
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