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Forodhani House

Lamu | Kenya

Luxury villa with stunning views of the Indian Ocean, located in Lamu. Excellent choice for families, multi-generation trips and group of friends. If you love nature, white sandy beaches and warm seas - this villa is perfect for that. You will eat well, and always have activities on hand.

Location: The location is truly stunning as the house stands at the very beginning of Shella Beach, with 2 sides on the beach and Indian Ocean – 270° sea-views and Shella village at its back, Peponi Terrace at 100 meters by the beach, and Lamu Old Town at 5-10 min by boat.
How to get here: To get to Lamu, you can fly from Nairobi, Mombasa or Diani. Alternatively, you can drive to Malindi and fly from there to Lamu. It is also possible to visit by land although it is a bumpy seven hour drive from Mombasa and at least four hours from Malindi. At Mokowe jetty a boat will pick you and bring you to Shella.
Structure: Forodhani House has 5 bedrooms (one triple and four double), a pool, a garden, a big main lounge, a dining room, a kitchen, many different terraces and areas to lounge. Enjoy the elegance and authenticity of antique furniture, admire the high carved teak front door, or niches and hand-carved friezes that adorn every room. Woven carpets, old chests, unique items from some of antique dealers in, Mombasa, Nairobi and Lamu, all elegantly furnish a refined interior from where one experiences a very real serenity. Outside in the garden, palm trees, ilangs ylang, frangipani and bougainvillea bring a final touch of vibrant, fluttering, color and fragrance.

Why staying here: In the authentic Swahili style, Forodhani House is one of the most beautiful villas in the Lamu archipelago, masterfully combining modernity and architectural tradition. A large whitewashed building, with a unique location directly on the beach, making it the ideal place for family holidays or with friends as it can accommodate up to 10-13 people. Forodhani House is a beautiful holiday villa, fully serviced with a team of 6 to take care of the guests, among them a good cook, so that you can fully relax! The team do all shopping, cooking, waitering and cleaning. 

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