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This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Located just 30 feet from the Lamu beachfront, Shella white house features a restaurant and a rooftop veranda with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

The rooms all include a balcony with outdoor dining facilities. They also come with a seating area and a refrigerator. Some rooms have an private bathroom, and others have access to a shared bathroom and shower.

Guests can relax on the beach or visit the outdoor swimming pool, which is a 1-minute walk from the property. Sabrina’s Café and Restaurant serves a variety of local dishes as well as fresh bread and muffins.

Shella white house is located in Shela village, just 1.2 mi from Lamu Airport and 1.9 mi from Lamu Old Town.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Shella White House has been welcoming guests since Oct 24, 2013

ATM & Currency Exchange: Need cash? There's an ATM and a currency exchange service at this property.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Halal

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Shella White House

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
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  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Shela Beach

    Shela Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    400 feet from property
  • Manda Beach

    Manda Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    2,450 feet from property
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Host Info

Host Review Score

Friendly staff, flexibility, cleanliness, panoramic view on the terrace and it's very close to the beach (less than a minute walk). Sabrina's café and restaurant is no longer there, but guests can order food from the house and the chef will prepare at any time the guests wish. Those who chose self catering they can also do so. Alternatively guests can be taken to a nearby sister hotel called Jannatan where they can order food, and it is where the swimming is (less than 2 minutes walk)
The beach is just a stone throw fro the house. Boutique shops, food stores and massage place are just outside the house. The famous Peponi Hotel is about 50 meters from Shella White House.
Languages spoken: Arabic,English,Italian,Swahili
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Peponi Hotel
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Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Shella beach
    0 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Shela Beach
    400 feet
  • Manda Beach
    2,450 feet
  • Takwa Beach
    3.1 miles
  • Manda Bay Beach
    6 miles
How to get to Shella White House from Lamu Airport
    Private shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site


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Amenities of Shella White House
  • Towels
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Snorkeling Additional charge
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Fishing Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safe Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Mosquito net
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Italian
  • Swahili
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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Shella White House

  • Room options at Shella White House include:

    • Double
    • Single

  • The prices at Shella White House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Shella White House is from 9:00 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Shella White House by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 30min

  • Shella White House has 1 restaurant:


  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Shella White House (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • Shella White House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Snorkeling
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Shella White House.

  • Shella White House is 2 miles from the center of Lamu.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Guests staying at Shella White House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Halal