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The River Cottage experience

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The River Cottage experience

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Self check-inYou can check in with the doorman.

The River Cottage is situated right next door to Hemingway's Hotel; the lush surroundings, the beautiful river, the tall trees, fire place, outdoor lounge area and cosy decor contrast the noisy hustle and bustle of Nairobi. You’ll love The River Cottage' s unique design, combined with a sense of adventure.


Free parking on premises
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM and check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with building staff


154 Reviews

Rose User Profile
November 2018
A unique property unlike anywhere we've ever stayed - in the best way possible. The outdoor lounge area was a great place to relax with a bottle of wine. Very peaceful, we felt like we were way outside town - but great food and shops were just a short Uber away. If you don't have…
Alessandro User Profile
December 2018
Jonny’s cottage is like taken out from a fairy tale. Perfectly built respecting the surrounding trees and every corner has a special touch. I would like to stay here again whenever I have the chance.
April User Profile
December 2018
I had the pleasure to experience the cottage by myself and was blown away by its rustic beauty. It feels like a home that I aspire to own someday. My most memorable experience was being able to paint (I'm an artist), in the living area with the fire place lit. Hoping to come bac…
Francis User Profile
December 2018
Jonathan came across to me as a thoughtful and conscientious host. He allowed me to modify my booking due to some unforeseen issues on my part. I wholeheartedly endorse Jonathan and hope to visit again soon
Alexandra User Profile
November 2018
If you need a space to recover, rest and heal the soul this is it. It has a yoga studio and is close to great restaurants and Charles the driver, also trained in martial arts, loves to show you around and took me to the best local hangouts. Was such a treat!
Tamika User Profile
November 2018
We had a wonderful stay at Johnathans place. The cottage and grounds are absolutely beautiful. A very romantic little oasis. The wifi was not great but I had a local sim so that wasn't a problem for us.
Tayler User Profile
November 2018
One of the most charming Airbnb’s I’ve ever stayed at! Loved everything about it and the location was just perfect for my stay, so close to everything! And Jonathan was super helpful with finding a driver from the airport as well as our trip to Lamu. Incredible all around!

Hosted by Jonathan

Nairobi, KenyaJoined in June 2016
Jonathan User Profile
173 Reviews
My name is Jonny I teach yoga and martial arts and have a great love of the wilderness.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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About the home
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