Room 2 ONEWAY House Lamu Seaview Rooftop & Pool

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Private room in residential home hosted by Arjun

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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Your Bedroom is situated in ONEWAY House, a beautiful three-story home, located in the heart of the historic Lamu Stone Town. In 2012 the award-winning architect Urku Sanchez transformed a dilapidated ruin into the existing elegant structure. The renovations were carried out with sensitivity to the Swahili architecture and Islamic culture of Lamu. The house has three levels providing various common spaces: Lounges, a pool, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious roof-top terrace.

The space
A Swahili wooden door opens into a small courtyard. A wide stone staircase leads up to the first level. As one comes up the stairs the pool is directly ahead at the top of the stairs. Its cool water is a welcoming sight in the heat and a beautiful contrast to the whitewashed and stone walls. On the first-floor bedroom 1 and 2 are located on each side of a covered traditional veranda style sitting area. A part of the veranda is open next to the pool so one can either sunbathe or sit in the covered area.

Room 2: Your ensuite bedroom hosts a traditional hand-crafted Lamu bed. The room is equipped with two large wooden windows to offer a constant breeze in the coastal climate of Lamu.

A kitchen, dining area, and a guest toilet are also located on the first floor.

The third (top) floor consists of a spacious roof terrace, partially covered by a makuti roof, making it ideal for rain or shine. The spectacular sea view to the front and the Lamu architecture at the back, its spacious sitting space and a bar area makes the rooftop the perfect sundowner spot to relax after a sunny beach day. A quaint open-air toilet is located at the side through a small door.

All the bedrooms, the covered veranda on the first floor and the kitchen are fitted with ceiling fans. The four-poster Swahili beds in all the bedrooms are fitted with mosquito nets and are locally handcrafted pieces of art, allowing an authentic Lamu experience. The traditional architecture of the house offers good wind circulation, essential for Lamu’s warm coastal climate.
Some before and after pictures of this exciting architectural feat can be found on the website of Urku Sanchesz under the project ONEWAY House.

For a small tour of the house check out our Youtube video "ONEWAY House Lamu Tour, Swahili Home with sea view terrace and pool"

For a video of your room specifically please search for "Room 2 ONEWAY House Lamu, Swahili Home with sea view terrace and pool" on Youtube


Things to note:
You are invited to use make use of all common areas, including the lounge, pool, kitchen and dining area on the first floor, as well as the roof-terrace on the third floor. Please be aware that these areas will be shared with other guests. We do also rent the house as a whole (with 4 ensuite bedrooms), therefore please check out our other Airbnb listing in case you would like to enjoy the house by yourself.

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Where you'll sleep

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1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
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Pool
Smoking allowed
Long-term stays allowed
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Where you’ll be

Lamu, Lamu County, Kenya

ONEWAY House is located in the heart of the historical Lamu town, in the second row to the sea. There are many restaurants and historical sites, like the Lamu Fort, the Lamu Museum and the old Lamu market all within walking distance. The house is a two to three-minute walk from the jetty. From the jetty, one can arrange boat tours to various parts of the Lamu archipelago.

Hosted by Arjun

  1. Joined in November 2016
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I have the pleasure to host ONEWAY House, a beautiful three-story home located in the heart of the historic Lamu Stone Town. In 2012 the award-winning architect Urku Sanchez transformed a dilapidated ruin into the now existing elegant structure. The renovations were carried out with sensitivity to the Swahili architecture and Islamic culture of Lamu. With four spacious ensuite bedrooms and various sitting areas, the house can comfortably accommodate up to 10 adults and is ideal for families or groups of friends.
I have the pleasure to host ONEWAY House, a beautiful three-story home located in the heart of the historic Lamu Stone Town. In 2012 the award-winning architect Urku Sanchez transf…

During your stay

The house is kept neat and clean by the soul of the house Paul. If you wish Paul can collect you from the airport and can organise a boat that will take you from Manda, where the airport is located to Lamu. Paul is also a fount of information that will make your trip more comfortable and assure an unforgettable experience. I am located in Nairobi and will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have via phone.
The house is kept neat and clean by the soul of the house Paul. If you wish Paul can collect you from the airport and can organise a boat that will take you from Manda, where the a…

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Checkout: 11:00 am
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Smoking is allowed

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