Palm House

This stunning Swahili style house for nine to ten (9 to 10) people is designed around an open courtyard with a tall central Pemba Island palm tree. The living and dining areas look onto the courtyard and another small tropical side garden with a royal palm and white thunbergia.

It is spacious, yet compact with two doubles and one triple bedroom on the first floor, all ensuite with private balconies. The second floor with an open terrace and three sun beds, leads to a small covered baraza area in front of the fourth bedroom. This master bedroom has a Lamu four-poster bed and balconies on two sides.

Like all the Shela houses, there is a panoramic view from the covered rooftop, with a bar, sun beds and baraza lounging area. The house is a two minute long walk away from the seafront and a five minute walk away from Shela beach.

4 rooms en-suite (2 Double 1 twin 1 Master Bedroom).All rooms are en-suite with private balconies apart from the Master bedroom that has two balconies. ROOM AMENITIES: You can sleep out under the stars on their rooftop terraces to awake to the sound of cats in the alley and the sun rising over the port. The rooms are spacious and the overall feel of the houses more in-tune with the towns Afro-arab past.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Dhows make regular stops to Shela so it is easy to ride into Lamu or you can walk the shore path and take in the scenery.
Self-catering facility allows clients to supply funds to the house cook, the cooks then do all the shopping and cooking. Menus can be requested and discussed.
  • Bar
  • Sunbeds
  • baraza lounging area
  • Dhow trips 
  • Snorkelling 
  • Fishing - crew will grill the fish for your lunch! 
  • Windsurf, bodysurf, sail and water-ski

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