Samaki House

  • Sea-views abound and become more panoramic from higher terrace levels. the house also has a unique shaded courtyard garden. the terraces over vantage points for watching both activities on the waterfront and the commerce of the town. They offer excellent locations to take sun-downers or chill out in the hammock and catch the breeze to escape the peak heat of the day.
  • The main roof terrace offers a panoramic view. Its a great space for entertaining, and is complete with bar area and fridge to keep those sundowners cool.
  • The Shaded courtyard garden offers a great place to Breakfast in and peace and shade out of the heat.
  • Accomodation is light and airey and has been designed to catch the breezes.
  • All bathrooms are state of the art with double shower jet heads and glass wash-basins. Hot water is via solar supply.
  • There are spacious lounge areas on two levels in the house offering great relaxation and entertaining areas.
  • Mansion as viewed from the street - watch out for the Donkeys passing by!
  • Treat yourself to a starbath on the enclosed Morrish terrace off the Master Bedroom
  • The Main Dining room seats 10 and has views out to seaward - its open shuttered windows catch the breeze.
  • Description
  • Facilities
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
  • Reviews: 0
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Laundry Facilities*

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.





Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Master BedroomX 1
Includes: Self Catering
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
Sleeps 2 Price:
  • R2,195
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The Twin RoomX 1
Includes: Self Catering
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
Sleeps 2 Price:
  • R823
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The Garden RetreatX 1
Includes: Self Catering
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 Retr ..
Sleeps 2 Price:
  • R823
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The Garden SuiteX 1
Includes: Self Catering
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
Sleeps 2 Price:
  • R823
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Half House Option 1 - Courtyard ClusterX 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 Opti ..
Sleeps 4 Price:
  • R1,317
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Half House Option 2 - Upper UnitX 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 Opti ..
Sleeps 4 Price:
  • R1,646
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Master Bedroom x 1

Includes: Self-catering

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.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only
Beds King beds
Other Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Self-catering
Views Garden

The Twin Room x 1

Includes: Self-catering

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.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom
Beds Twin beds
Other Fan
Views Garden

The Garden Suite x 1

Includes: Self-catering

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.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Queen beds
Other Fan
Views Garden

The Garden Retreat x 1

Includes: Self-catering

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.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Double beds
Other Fan
Views Garden

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.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Queen beds
Other Self-catering, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities
Views Garden

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.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only
Beds King beds
Other Balcony/patio
Views Garden

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