Dhow House Shela Beach Lamu
Dhow House sits less than 50 metres from the seafront in Shela Village, near a traditional dhow-building workshop and close to the eastern tip of Lamu Island. Set in a mature, tropical garden, a two-minute leisurely beach stroll will take you to the beautiful white, sandy beaches. Close to all the fantastic beachfront restaurants, shops and streets of Shela.
The house is easily accessible, scheduled flights from Nairobi, Malindi or Mombasa fly into Manda Airstrip, the Dhow House team will meet you and a short boat transfer takes you directly to the house. This gorgeous, spacious home sits in a glorious private garden surrounded by high white walls.
The venue is 15 minutes’ walk away from Tawasal. 18th Century Swahili House Museum is accessible within 5 minutes’ walk. Bush Gardens and Stopover, serving different delicacies, are about 800 feet away.
Dhow House Shela Beach Lamu consists of the Main House(5 doubles en-suite) & the Garden Family House(2 doubles sharing a bathroom). The house is an ensemble of white turrets, terraces, and polished stone floors, giving it a stylishly modern yet elegant al fresco feel. With stunning 360 views, located directly on the beach, it is simply perfect.
Its luxurious swimming pool and beach access allow you to experience the Island’s magic and at the same time enjoy exclusivity and comfort. The house sleeps 14, in the main house and Garden Suite.
Surrounded by frangipani-scented gardens, an infinity-edged pool, and a sleek, open-plan entertaining space, with a sunken living area and a slick white bar. Dhow House comes fully staffed with a manager, Chef, Stewards in the dining room, housekeepers, boat captain, and pool/ gardener.
A rare combination of pool, gardens, and beach access, Dhow House offers the best of both worlds for a beach villa escape in Lamu. Complete privacy, with 6 staff to host you and make your stay perfect and stress-free!
Activities available include; swimming at Shela beach, dhow trips, snorkeling, cultural visits, and lazing about the pool.
Dhow House Shela Beach Lamu Non-Resident Accommodation Rates
Dhow House Shela Beach Lamu Non-Resident Accommodation Rates;
Accommodation and full breakfast + Transfer boat for arrivals and departures to and from Manda + Fully staffed house, chef, drinking water, WI-FI, limited laundry
Main House With the
5th Jan 2024
|28th Feb 2024||4,050 US Dollars|
|1st Mar 2024||31st Jul 2024||
2,250 US Dollars
1st Aug 2024
|31st Aug 2024||3,150 US Dollars|
|1st Sep 2024||15th Dec 2024||
2,250 US Dollars
16th Dec 2024
|23rd Dec 2024||4,050 US Dollars|
|24th Dec 2024||4th Jan 2025||
4,950 US Dollars
* Dhow trips
* Speedboat hire all day – 500 US Dollars plus fuel Massages
* Minimum 3 nights stay (excluding 24th December – 4th January)
* Extra meals – 40 US Dollars per meal per person and includes 2 bottles of wine for the table
* Any extra boat transfers/casual boat trips to and from Manda and its environment per boat per trip
Dhow House Shela Beach Lamu Resident Accommodation Rates
Dhow House Shela Beach Lamu Resident Accommodation Rates;
Accommodation on Self Catering Basis: Main House – 5 bedrooms en-suite (10 people), 2 bedrooms – sharing a bathroom (4 people) Minimum 3 nights stay (excluding 24th December – 4th January). Minimum 5 nights stay in August. Fully staffed house, chef, drinking water, WI- FI
|Dates To||Main House per night
(10 people maximum)
Main House With the Garden family suite per night (4 people maximum)
5th Jan 2024
|14th Dec 2024||1,200 US Dollars||
1,500 US Dollars
* Proof of Kenyan Residency is required
* Speed boat hire all day – 500 US Dollars plus fuel
* You are welcome to bring your own alcohol and soft drinks
* Casual boat transfers to and from Manda and environs – 3,000 Kenya Shillings per boat
* Self-catering – Guests are welcome to bring their own food that will be prepared by the in-house chef
* Extra meals – 40 US Dollars per person per meal with 2 complimentary bottles of wine for the table
Accommodation Rates Exclude;
* Boat Transfers
* Alcoholic drinks
* All Meals and beverages
* Flying Doctor’s Coverage
* Breakfast and other meals
* Massages, Yoga classes, Dhow trips