Makubwa House, A Classic Lamu House for Rent

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
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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 ...Read more


Makubwa House, A Classic Lamu House for Rent
Lamu, Kenya

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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 the stone houses of their lime-whitewash and ruining your CD-player; the Portuguese cannons on the waterfront; the absence of cars; the narrowness of the streets which shades the heat and barely allows two donkeys to pass each other; the majestic architecture of the galleries and harem rooms of the patrician Stone Houses; the mix of Arabic, Indian and African tongues and cultures, lovingly called Swahili

More About This Location

Warm winter getaways, Waterfront


Last updated on December 10, 2014
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  • Fitness Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Towels Provided
  • A/C or climate control
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
Pool / Spa
  • Private indoor pool
Property Features
  • Waterfront
  • Ocean or water views
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Stove or Oven
  • Toaster
  • Deck
  • Garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Porch
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Pet friendly - yes
  • Smoking allowed - ask
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - no
  • Wheelchair accessible - no

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