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Jasmine House

Located in: Kenya - Lamu Island

Located in Shela Village, Lamu Island. Kenya Coast. Jasmine House is a private home available for rental inclusive of staff, utilities and airport transfers. A few minutes walk from the sea with a private garden and plunge pool it is the ideal destination

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General facilities
Airport Transfers
Babysitting/Child Services
Ironing Service
Pets Allowed
Swimming Pool
Wake-up Service
Room facilities
Balcony or Terrace
Cot /Crib Available
Laundry Service
Private Bathroom
Sea View
Tea/Coffee Making
Child policy
Kids of all ages welcome. Please be aware there is a plunge pool and we urge you to be extra vigilant with children in and around the pool.
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Contact details
Jake da Motta
Jasmine House
Cellphone: +260211213841
Int Cellphone: +260977897779


The house has 5 (five) bedrooms and 4 (four) bathrooms all plastered in the neru style and with hot water, (by no means a given in Lamu). The master bedroom is en suite and has a king-size bed and private sitting area and terrace. The first floor bedroom at the top of the stairs is a twin room as and shares the bathroom (with shower and bathtub) with the a second doouble bedroom which also has couches suitable as kids beds. This room with its raised walls, louvered windows and a high boriti ceiling supports a rooftop terrace that is accessed by a bridge from the master bedroom stairs. Perfect for sundowners!

The annex wing has two bedrooms. The downstairs bedroom, accommodates a double bed and has a huge bathroom and separate w.c. This room is is the most suitable for anyone who prefers not to tackle too many stairs. The upstairs annex room is also a double room and is again complemented by a newly renovated neru plastered bathroom and private terrace overlooking the pool garden.

The kitchen is plastered in the neru style with new work surfaces, recessed alcoves, niches and windows opened up for light and ventilation. In 2005 it was refitted with an additional gas/electric oven, two new fridges (in addition to the existing fridge which has been kept for drinks in the pool garden) a deep fat fryer and all new appliances, pots, pans and utensils. Crockery, cutlery and glassware have been replaced to a high standard for ten people (with extra in case of guests' guests!) and there are also unbreakable plates and picnicware for kids, outings and pool use.

The sitting room has been opened up and adjoins a new terrace area next to the dining room which combines a comfortable cushioned area for breakfast and drinks. New soft furnishings throughout are of simple cotton whites and colours that complement the 'Swahili-Maroq' mood of the house. All mattresses are new (July 2005), and pillows replaced with a choice of polyester or duck down. The bed linen is 200 thread per inch Egyptian cotton percale.

In its new configuration Jasmine House can accommodate 10 adults in 1 King, 3 Double and 2 twin beds, and in addition there are extra mosquito nets, pillows and sheets to allow for kids to sleep on the cushioned cement couches of the master, first floor and upper annex bedrooms and the pool garden barazza, though we would not recommend exceeding ten adults and four children purely due to overcrowding and bathroom facilities.

Jasmine House has three excellent staff. Richard the chef and house manager will cater to all your culinary needs. Vitalis the waiter and barman will assist and Katana the housekeeper will tidy the rooms and take care of your laundry. For larger groups we bring in more help and can arrange child care too!

We have outfitted the house with all new equipment from the furniture, mattresses, bed linen and soft furnishings to cutlery, crockery and kitchenware. There is plenty of glassware in the house and there are unbreakable "glasses" for use around the pool area. There's also lots of plastic ware for the kids to use and an extra refrigerator in the Pool garden for drinks.

How To Find Us

International Flight to Nairobi, Kenya. Domestic Flight to Lamu. Or Via Mombasa or Malindi.


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Pricing Details


16 December - 7 January

14 March - 31 March

7 July - 2 September

1 April - 6 July


Guideline Rates




Rate is for whole house.

Last minute Rates may be available.

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