$135 / night
Total guests, Nights

Apendalo-House: Far reaching 360° views – Home 4298124 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Apendalo-House: Far reaching 360° views – Home 4298124

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Apendalo-House is located in 2nd line to the seafront, overlooking the channel between Lamu and Manda Island as well as the buildings around and is within the UNESCO World Heritage Site (the old Lamu). Easy to reach restaurants, shops, the market, boats and beaches.

An attractive and spacious new townhouse, recently built in traditional Lamu style, Apendalo sits just back from the seafront in a quiet area of Lamu Town.

The interiors are roomy and beautifully-finished, and furnished with attractive, newly-built traditional furniture including chairs, tables, sofas, four-poster beds, planters chairs and even a magnificent Zanzibar chest.

The house was built by a highly experienced local contractor and features strong, best-quality mwangati hardwood beams throughout. Thick walls downstairs and open aspects on all sides on the upper floors ensure that the house is particularly cool and breezy throughout.

The accommodation includes a high-ceilinged entrance hall, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, large kitchen (fully equipped) and dining room with terrace, spacious living room with traditional Pili Pili bed and balcony with sea view and the large makuti-thatched rooftop with 360° view with built-in baraza bed.

The house enjoys far-reaching views across both the town and the waterfront, and the open third-floor roof terrace is a lovely, romantic place on which to relax, enjoy the sea breezes and watch the passing parade of dhows in the Lamu Channel.

All beds are provided with a mosquito net and ceiling fan. Sheets and towels are included. (Please bring your own beachtowels)

Airport transfer upon request.

Incl. houekeeper for daily cleaning, support in any way and security. More staff can easely be hired such as a chef cook or childcare.Allocation of beds:

1 double bedroom on 1st floor (size: 180 x 200 cm)

1 double bedroom on 2nd floor (size: 180 x 200 cm)

1 double bed in sitting room on 2nd floor (5 x 6 ft.)

(There is another single bedroom on ground floor.)

If you need a room only (b+b), please do not hesitate to ask for pricing.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
  • 3 Showers


  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

As there are no cars..... you walk, ride a donky or take a boat. Don`t miss a dhow trip!

Interaction with guest

Let me know if you need any kind of information such as: How to get there, places to go, dhow-trips, good restaurants, places of interest......... I will be happy to help you in order to make sure you will never forget your Lamu stay. A true highlight is the Culture Festival held every end of November.


This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Herbert -.

Tourist License

Calendar last updated:
14 Oct 2018
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, German





Very Good
15 reviews

Very Good

“Joyful stay !”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2014

We visited Lamu in September and had a great holiday. Apendalo House was absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed to stay on the roof top terrace, nice views and a good breeze. The "natural air condition… More

Response from the owner Thanks!

“Spacious yet cozy place to relax by the sea”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2013

I have already spread the word about this find! The house is gorgeous with big comfy beds with clean white sheets. The rooftop is the best feature and where we spent most of our time looking out over … More

Response from the owner Dear Danielle, thanks a lot. I am glad you liked it. Please come back whenever you like! Herbert + Katana

“Stone Town comes alive”

Reviewed 30 Dec 2012

The apendalo House is located just off the bustling heart of Lamu's Stone Town. If you are looking for easy access to the towns culture, this is the place. The house itself is a beautiful four st… More

Response from the owner I am very happy about your review, as ist shows you cought the Lamu spirit. Please come back to Apendalo House whenever you like. Herbert

“Great time”

Reviewed 12 Nov 2012

The service provided by the onsite caretaker, Katana, was amazing. He made the entire experience what it was. Katana was friendly, hardworking, dependable, and trustworthy. The home itself was goo… More

Response from the owner There are abt. 35 mosques in Lamu Town and abt. 3000 donkies. Take this "noise" as part of the show! I am glad you liked it.

“relaxing and very interesting”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2012

The services offered by Katana was excellent, he is a very kind, friendly and nice boy. The house was generally good, but the kitchen should be more organized, there is a lack of kitchen utensiles (ov… More

Response from the owner Sorry, a washing machine and an oven has never been offered! How many glasses did you 4 people need? There are water-glasses, juice-glasses and wine-glasses! There is also a sharpening rod,.... Anyway, after all you enjoyed your stay - and thats important to me! Thanks for coming to Apendalo House.

“Perfect place to stay in Lamu”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2012

Apendalo House was exactly what my family and I were looking for in Lamu. Lamu itself is beautiful, friendly, and charming. The house is all of that and more. Katana makes sure everything is perfect f… More

Response from the owner Dear April, thanks a lot. I am happy you have found your home on Lamu Island, "the slow motion island". Please come back to Apendalo House whenever you get "homesick".

“We really enjoyed Lamu--a wonderful experience.”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2011

If you like five star resorts where the local area is just scenery this is not for you. Apendalo house is an opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture. That can include some negatives as well… More

Response from the owner Thank you very much Greg. Katana and I would like to host you and your family again, any time!

“Very involving”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2011

A unic experience very involving. Ther's also the opportunity to have a cooker very convenient from all point of view. I suggest to bring cash with you during your stay in Lamu.

“lively, friendly, colourful and warm!”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2011

Very nice to stay inside Lamu, the house is nice and clean, the attendant Katana was very friendly and helpful. 1 suggestion would be to impregnate the mosquito nets with K-Otrin or equivalent as we w… More


Reviewed 14 Mar 2011

We spent 6 nighsts in apendalo House and it was hard to leave it. It is such a beautiful house,large, nicely furnitured in swah. style.Very good situated, beautiful view from roof top. and a very frie… More

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