Samaki House

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Description

Samaki House a 300yr Old Swahili Mansion is a unique experience in the heart of the old town overlooking the waterfront. The property has wonderful Boriti Poled ceilings, traditional Lamu decorations and arabesque plasterwork niches, Inset tiled work and beautiful roof terraces. This 380 sqm Arab traders Mansion is furnished with antiques and artefacts, and presents the ideal place to observe the rich Swahili culture of this unique setting. Its architecture and layout offer a unique exotic experience in luxury and comfort to its privileged guests.

Lamu is essentially a car free zone where transportation is by foot power, Donkey or sail power and life takes on another more humane pace. Enjoy the terraces of the shaded courtyard garden and profit from the fruits of the Guava and Star fruit trees when in season. Two staff ensures that you have everything you need. A sailing Dhow or motorboat can be arranged from the harbour for you for a daily trip to Shela Beach, which is a 15 minutes boat ride away from Lamu town.

The property is fully equipped to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. All rooms have traditional ceiling fans. A laundry service is provided by the staff, you get all the comforts of staying in a hotel whilst enjoying the space and privacy of your own home in Lamu. There is Rooftop bar complete with fridge, fully equipped terraces for breakfasting or sun-dowers, a chilled mineral water system, and an extensive range of cookbooks to select menus from. Hot water is provided by Solar panels and the House is equipped with an electrical inverter system to minimize power-outs. There are spacious living and entertaining areas which are all comfortably furnished. The dining room overlooks the seafront and comfortably seats ten.

  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Laundry Facilities*

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.
ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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The master bedroom suite at first floor level it offers extremely spacious accommodation with large screened private terrace with star bath perfect for honeymooners. There is a King-size carved Lamu style four poster bed complete with drapes and netting. There is a separate dressing area and a sunken sitting area which overlooks the garden. The bedroom is also equipped with a double shower and an extremely spacious bathroom.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only Beds King beds Other Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Self-catering Views Garden
 
Master Bedroom
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The Twin Room>X 1
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The Twin Room - Furnished with two separate twin carved lamu style beds with its own sitting and dressing area overlooking the garden. This is perfect for children being on the same level as the master facilities.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom Beds Twin beds Other Fan Views Garden
 
The Twin Room
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The Garden retreat - This accommodation enjoys its own large separate shaded terrace and accessed by separate stairs and overlooking the court yard garden makes it more of a private enclave. It has a double carved Lamu Bed which has drapes and netting, and separate en-suite facilities.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite Beds Double beds Other Fan Views Garden
 
The Garden Retreat
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The Garden Suite>X 1
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The Garden Suite - A spacious ground floor suite opening directly onto the garden which has a Queen sized carved Lamu bed with netting and drapes and a separate dressing area and en-suite.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite Beds Queen beds Other Fan Views Garden
 
The Garden Suite
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Half House Option 1 - Courtyard Cluster>X 1
Includes: Self Catering
The spacious Garden suites, one with a private first floor terrace, are combined with the covered courtyard dining terrace, and profit from sole use of the attractive shaded walled garden and our private lounge and library to form a separate unit.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite Beds Queen beds Other Self-catering, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities Views Garden
 
Half House Option 1 - Courtyar...
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Half House Option 2 - Upper Unit>X 1
Includes: Self Catering
The second unit is formed from the upper floors of the property consisting of the Honeymoon suite with its private pool terrace, the Twin room, the upper floor terraces, two extremely spacious reception rooms, and the rooftop entertainment space offering a panorama of the town and the waterfront.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only Beds King beds Other Balcony/patio Views Garden
 
Half House Option 2 - Upper Un...
Sleeps 4 Price:
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Samaki House is 4.3km from the centre of Lamu Island , the nearest airport 1.9km (Manda Airstrip).

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