Bembea House is situated on the edge of the picturesque fishermen’s village of Shela, alongside the dunes that fringe the long stretch of Shela beach. Located only a few footsteps from the famous Peponi Hotel, Bembea House offers a holiday that brings you into close touch with Africa where you can have a unique experience of this very special island. The house sleeps 2 to 4 people in two double bedrooms. Our staff is very committed, always willing to please the guests.
The four-storied house reflects the fascinating charm of traditional Swahili architecture mixed with eclectic furnishing and a personal touch of finest style and comfort. The whole house is equipped with unique pieces of tribal art.
The entrance hall, decorated with seashells in the beautiful niches, has three large stone benches, perfect for sitting and relaxing. The staircase leads to the fully equipped kitchen with taps that provide purified water, sanitized for drinking and cooking. The kitchen has a dining area and while you cook, your friends and family can sit there, watch and help. Through the kitchen windows you can gaze at the birds in the palm trees and enjoy the view of the sand dunes.
On the second floor there are two double bedrooms. The rooms are furnished with Lamu four poster beds, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and dressing tables. The ensuite bathrooms have hot water showers. On the ground floor, there is an additional third bedroom.
The third floor has a spacious dining area and an adjacent living room. Here you can relax on cozy couches, a small library and music station are there for your entertainment. Please bring along your iPod and you will fully enjoy this luxurious house.
Lastly, they have a magnificent rooftop with a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean and Shela Village. While relaxing in the baraza lounging area or sunbathing on the comfortable sun beds you can feel the cool breeze from the dunes. It is a fantastic place to watch the moon rise.
Rental Rates 2012
2012 Rates for the whole house per night.
2–4 persons on self catering basis in a fully staffed house.
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Low Rate (Minimum 3 nights)
€ 195,00 per night
Mid Rate (Minimum 3 nights)
€ 230,00 per night
Summer Rate (Minimum 3 nights)
€ 250,00 per night
Xmas/New Year Rate (Minimum 14 nights)
€ 395,00 per night
Additional Guests: Additional guests at an extra charge, max total 6 in Bembea House.
Transfer: One Manda airstrip return transfer by boat is included in the rental.
Payment policy: 25% of the total rent quoted is required to confirm a booking. 75% balance to be cleared 40 days before arrival in Lamu.
Cancellation: Cancellation fees are 30% up to 40 days before arrival,
70% up to 20 days before arrival and 100% after 20 days before arrival.
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Owner: Herbert Menzer
Kenya: +254 723043754
Netherlands: +31 6 1502 8046
Germany: +49 172 4562122