Saba Artist Residency , a place to delink, refresh and relax. The site is located 500m inland in between Lamu and Shela, its a 10 minute walk to the beach. Please bring a hat, closed shoes for the walk and some suncream as it is very hot. The cottage is a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom, completely self contained with a fully equipped kitchen, catering on site is available upon request. The house features a lovely open courtyard which is perfect for entertaining.
“This house is absolutely stunning! Carl (Moran) thought of every possible detail in this rejuvenating oasis on Lamu island. Tucked-in and protected by the rolling dunes on the outskirts of both Shela and Lamu town, it’s a light stroll from your water taxi or boda (passible from Lamu town or Shela when tide is low) to this retreat from the souk in Lamu or your mid-day beach nap in Shela. As a trained architect and furniture designer, Moran’s vision of Lamu and the stunning property he’s designing (a villa is in the works and an artist residency is already open) are truly exquisite. Be sure to stop by his studio and take a dhow ride on Youssef’s Mozambican-wood beaut. Even better is the option to hire Irene, a chef specializing in coastal Swahili cuisine who is a regular cook at a local boutique hotel. Excellent stay!”
The 4 storied Bembea house reflects the fascinating charm of Swahili architecture mixed with electric furnishing and a personal touch of finest style and comfort. It's situated on the edge of the picturesque village Shela, alongside the dunes that fringe the long stretch of Shela Beach. Located only a few steps from the famous Peponi Hotel
“In all aspects Bembea house is exquisite. In terms of location, it is within a stone's throw from anything you might need.. Restaurants, curio shops or the beach. It's also super easy to find in the maze of back alleys that make up Shela. The house itself is a stylish getaway, the absolute epitome of 'Swahili chic', with a curated personal touches. It's filled with beautiful art pieces and every amenity you would ever need. Sammy and Johnson prepared our lovely meals daily (optional) and were always available to give hints and tips to maximize your stay. This place is 100% recommended.”
> lamu island > 2 bedroom apartment. > 2 single beds + 1 double bed > Seaview > close to/ nearby 3 banks, supermarket, restaurants > kitchen, hot shower, housekeeper/cleaner available. > a walk away from historic old town and clean beautiful beach. > Tour guide available on request > free pick and drop from Airstrip >Wifi
“Ivor’s 2 bedroom apartment was very spacious and in an excellent location. The view is spectacular of Lamu/water and excellent sunrises. We stayed 3 nights and wished we stayed longer. When we were there was an excellent breeze from the water that the apartment was very comfortable for temperature. We were picked up at the airport and dropped off at the airport. His staff were great, they were on time and helped us with our bags. Everyone involved was very friendly. We really enjoyed the location as walkable to Shelah beach or you can take a boat. There is a great restaurant a block away called Mangrove … we ate there breakfast and dinner everyday ( say Hi to Janet ! Lots of locals eating at Magroves and local prices ). This apartment is great value. This apartment could fit 6 people if needed. If you have mobility issues it might be difficult to walk up the 3 flights of stairs to the apartment. Ivors was by far the best accommodation we had in Kenya and Tanzania. Hope to return again. Thank you !”