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One Way House, Lamu, 8 guests

Oneway House epitomises the sensational Lamu Culture and Swahili architectural style. Set in the middle of Stone town on 4 levels, Oneway house is the perfect option if your looking to take in the culture and heritage of this glorious part of the Kenyan Coast.

The ground floor has a lovely courtyard with a staircase leading to the 1st floor. On the first floor you have a stunning private swimming pool and bedroom 1 and 2 on each side of the swimming pool. The other 2 bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor. Bedroom 3 has a lounge attached to it and can be turned into a room for 2 little ones, with mosquito nets and is the perfect family room. Bedrooms 3 and 4 have a veranda each, so you can enjoy the view (bedroom 3 and 4 have gorgeous views of Lamu town and lovely sea breezes. All the bedrooms also come with mosquito nets and ceiling fans.The 3rd story is the chillout area of the house, partially covered by a makuti roof with the most glorious views of the ocean.

There is a lush seating area and bar up here and an open-air loo to one side (entirely private ?). Oneway comes with a full contingent of staff,but no chef. All the basics are at the house, all you need to do is bring your food and drink and good times, also there is free WIFI on the rooftop so if you have that urgent Zoom call to do or that email to do, its happy days.

A visit to Lamu, on the Northern part of the Kenyan Coast, is one of the best experiences the country has to offer. Landing at the airstrip on the mainland you take a boat taxi over to the island and experience Swahili culture like nowhere on earth. The island is steeped in Swahili history – spices, slaves and sultans – and the global connections this ancient trading hub has shaped. Transport on the narrow lanes is by donkey, or by boat around the island. Whether you want to stay in Lamu or Shela town and get swept away on culture and history or escape down to near-deserted Kizingoni beach and unbelievable skies and water sports, Lamu is the place and we have a house for you. Add to your experience by going go deep-sea fishing off Lamu, or venture to Kiwayu. We can also set up overnight dhow experiences, sleeping on the deck of the traditional Arabian ship in decedent comfort and watching the night sky as you fall asleep…. Lamu really is incredible.




Low Season 7th Jan – 14th Dec: USD 295

High Season 15th Dec – 6th Jan USD 420

To make your trip that much easier, we would love to help out with getting your food and drinks bought and sent to the house before you get there.

Get in touch and we can get that sorted for you. We can do all the shopping for you, provide full receipts and will sort out the transporting of the goods to you (at a charge that will change according to the region). Let us know in the comment section or contact us at

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