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Vacation Home Forodhani House
Shela Beach, 80500 Lamu, Kenya –
Excellent location – rated 10/10! (score from 1 reviews)
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Forodhani House is a beautiful beachfront Holiday House situated at the beginning of Shella Beach, the very spot where decades ago a watch-post stood (Forodhani means watch-post in Kiswahili) controlling the to and fro of boats entering and leaving Lamu Island. That’s the first thing which will make your stay here so special : you are on the beach, some meters from Shella Village and Peponi Terrace, with stunning 270° sea-views on Indian Ocean, from Lamu Old Town to Manda and Shella Beach. Here you will relax fully, get lulled by the lapping waves, pamper yourself with good cooking, massages and yoga, enjoy the 12 kms long pristine white sand beach and its activities… sailing, swimming, snorkeling, kite, windsurf, wakeboard or waterski, fishing… you can also explore, discover Lamu Old Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and Shella Village, experience the rich Swahili culture and its very welcoming atmosphere... And take the most of Nature, which is truly at its best. Forodhani House comes with 5 professional, friendly staff, among them an excellent cook. We want to make sure your holidays here are both relaxing and interesting. And a bit magic too!
I am in love with life... I like people very much, also dancing, laughing, sailing, mono-skiing, kite-surfing a bit too now... I am not good at cooking but it's not me who cook at Forodhani House, hopefully Amos is here :-)
My neighbours are one of the main reason why I love Lamu so much, they are my friends and my family.
Languages spoken: English, French, Swahili
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Area Info –
Restaurants & Markets
Bahari, Peponi... many restaurants near Restaurant0.1 miles
Shella Village Shops Supermarket0.1 miles
Peponi Terrace Cafe/Bar0.1 miles
Lamu Old Town Market Market0.6 miles
Indian Ocean at your feet Ocean/Sea0 miles
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Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- High chair
- Dining table
- Coffee machine
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Washing machine
- Wardrobe or closet
- Free toiletries
- Guest bathroom
- Shared bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Blu-ray player
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- iPod dock
- Mosquito net
- Air conditioning
- Clothes rack
- Private entrance
- Interconnecting room(s) available
- Ironing facilities
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Sit back and relax
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- Private pool
- BBQ facilities
Pool and Spa
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor pool (year-round)
- Massage (additional charge)
Food & Drink
- Special diet meals (on request)
- Packed lunches
- Breakfast in the room
- Room service
- Water sports facilities (on site) (additional charge)
- Diving (additional charge)
Services & Extras
- Wake-up service
- Airport shuttle (free)
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- Pool view
- Garden view
- Ocean view
Front Desk Services
- ATM on site
- Baggage storage
- Tour desk
- Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
- Evening entertainment (additional charge)
- Babysitting/Child services (additional charge)
- Daily housekeeping
- Ironing service
- Meeting/Banquet facilities
- Convenience store (on site)
- Shops (on site)
- Gift shop
- Hair/Beauty salon
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Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! One child under 4 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged 100 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Forodhani House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Please inform Forodhani House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.