Waridi was designed and built as an integral part of the village yet is private and peaceful for those who stay there. You will awake every morning to a cacophony of bird song, surrounded by beautiful gardens, abundant wildlife and five minutes from the beach. The house has a full roster of staff: there is Ketana who is the waiter, artist and also in charge of maintenance, Naima the housekeeper and our resident masseuse and beautician and Crispus who is the manager of the house and a first class cook. The fishermen will pop in with fresh fish for supper and the ladies might bring in freshly cut flowers. You will be cocooned in an envelope of peace and tranquillity. The house is entirely self sufficient, the water is from a fresh water well, solar panels provide electricity and solar thermal for hot water. The beach, which is eight miles long, is quiet, breathtakingly beautiful and can be reached either by walking through Shela or scaling the famous sand dunes.
Lots of local restaurants selling local food. The currency is the Kenyan shilling. There is a cash point in the village and a few banks in Lamu town. The only bar in Shela is at Peponis Hotel where they take all major credit cards. You are welcome to bring your own drink to the house or Crispus at the house can buy this for you.
Upon confirming rates and availability, you will receive an electronic invoice and a deposit can then be made by credit card, paypal, m-pesa or bank transfer to confirm your booking. On receipt of your deposit, we will send you a receipt, confirmation - full payment is needed two weeks prior to arrival.