Jahazi House is a palatial private beach house located on Kizingoni Beach, Lamu
Jahazi House, is named after the historical large trading dhows that brought Lamu its trading wealth. The property stands right on the edge of the Indian Ocean in a large garden of frangipani, fruit trees and shrubs.
The house is built of coral block, plastered in the local neru finish, tinted a soft ochre-yellow. It is designed along traditional lines around an inner courtyard, which holds a very private swimming pool, cooling the public rooms and bedrooms.
On entry to the house, you can see right through it, across the internal courtyard and pool with its marvellous frangipani tree, into the garden beyond. The entry hall has a baraza area, a large cushioned day sofa and a dining area, leading into the inner courtyard with its beautiful deep clear pool. The first floor has four guest bedrooms, all accessed from the inner courtyard and are furnished with ensuite shower rooms and their own private verandas. There is a covered baraza area behind the pool with sofas for relaxing and which leads through an ancient carved door onto a wooden deck area overlooking the frangipani garden with swing beds for that after lunch snooze.
The roof is one huge terrace, partially covered with makuti to provide a shaded bar, eating and sitting (baraza) area. At the rear of the house overlooking simply everything, is a wonderfully cool and spacious master wing, with its library, bedroom with windows on 3 sides and the 4th overlooking the pool, an ensuite dressing room and a double bathroom area.
The kitchen area is separate from the house and you will be looked after by your own house chef, waiter and room steward.
The House has it's own long boat for excursions or water skiing . Frangipani, jasmine and lime trees have been planted in abundance around the house in the two acre garden.
Master bedroom with dressing room and study, ensuite: 1
Guest double Bedrooms ensuite: 3
Twin bedroom ensuite: 1
Dining areas: 3
Baraza areas: 3
Guest cloakroom: 1
Swinging beds: 2
Pool 32 ft, 8ft 4 ins deep.
Fully-equipped separate kitchen
Large planted garden
Powered by solar panels
Solar hot water
House boat with House Captain