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Bislet House Shela

Entire house hosted by Caroline
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
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Bilset House consists of a typical Lamu-style spacious main house and an adjacent studio, surrounded by a beautiful, large garden.
Staff included are a chef and a housekeeper. Located approximately 10 meters from the seafront with the beach about 10 minutes walk along the seafront or through the village.

The space
The house ground level offers a lovely verandah, a large sitting room, a bathroom/shower and a kitchen.

On the second floor there are two bedrooms, the master bedroom and a second bedroom, divided by a bathroom/shower. Both bedrooms open up to a spacious balcony which oversees the garden.

The third floor, with its “Makuti” thatched rooftop is a beautiful lounging area, offering a magnificent panoramic view of the ocean.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Waterfront
Kitchen
Pets allowed
Washer
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Luggage drop-off allowed
Refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Shela, Lamu, Kenya

Lamu town is a living throwback to the Swahili culture that once dominated the entire Indian Ocean coast. The winding streets, carved woods and traditional houses evoke the everyday sights and sounds of another age, and Lamu’s World Heritage listing is entirely justified, recognised by as the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa.

Shela Village is less than an hour’s stroll from Lamu Town but very different. The only thing you're dodging down the narrow lanes are donkeys and bare-footed kids.

A tangle of narrow sandy lanes, tall stone houses, some smaller thatched dwellings, mosques, ruins and a spacious square fringed by a few market stalls, small shops and a telephone booth.

Hosted by Caroline

Joined in March 2014
    I LOVE my life. I LOVE my communities. I LOVE my jobs, mostly in hospitality. I LOVE my planet, and wish to preserve and conserve wherever and whenever possible. I'm creative, spontaneous and funky, and am open to learning or teaching whatever I can, whenever I can. I LOVE a good laugh.
    I LOVE my life. I LOVE my communities. I LOVE my jobs, mostly in hospitality. I LOVE my planet, and wish to preserve and conserve wherever and whenever possible. I'm creative, spon…
    Co-hosts
    • Jake
    During your stay
    The staff at the house will be there to help, someone maybe staying in the studio.
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      Things to know

      House rules
      Check-in: Flexible
      Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
      Self check-in with building staff
      No parties or events
      Pets are allowed
      Smoking is allowed
      Health & safety
      Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
      Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
      Smoke alarm not reported Show more
      Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $126
      Cancellation policy