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263 Situated on the edge of Shela Village, alongside the dunes that fringe the long stretch of Shela beach, Garden House stands on the corner of a small walled garden and is screened by large Neem trees full of birds. The house has a ground floor dining room and seating area; a double bedroom and a children's twin on the first floor. Sleeping 6 in total, the top floor hosts the master bedroom with a shaded rooftop baraza and glorious open terrace with sun beds. WHYWE LIKE IT Lamu is an idyllic retreat steeped in history, and you really sense it in Garden House. As you dine in the garden, shaded by twenty palm trees, you can imagine the great lateen-rigged dhows sailing in from Arabia and India, buying and selling ivory and spices to the neighbouring islands. Kenya, Lamu Island Garden House LAMU ISLAND KENYA BEST TIME TO GO January to March, August to December HOWTOGETTHERE Nearest International Airport: Lamu Airstrip Transfer: transfer to the house by boat Duration: 15 to 30 minutes Transfer Vehicle: speed boat or motorized dhow SAFARIS Walking, canoe/ boat, camel or donkey. The wildlife viewing we offer is centred on the water; our guests can enjoy sunset cruises or snorkeling around our fantastic reef, as well as donkey and camel rides around the island where cars are still prohibited WILDLIFEYOUMAY SEE Dolphins at Kinyika Rock where a 10 metre deep reef is rich with coral fish. While walking on Manda Island: weavers, sunbirds, bee- eaters, king fishers, barbets and many more LOCALACTIVITIES Catch fresh fish from a local sailing dhow Go windsurfing, bodysurfing, waterskiing Explore Lamu old town's narrow streets Enjoy yoga and massage FACILITIES Bar, library, mobile phone access, laundry, internet access, room service, electricity, ceiling fans, massage ACCOMMODATION Total 3 rooms in stone ( under thatch), all en suite UNIQUEACCOMMODATION INFO Room 1: Kids twin bedroom on the 1st floor with Swahili style four- poster beds Room 2: Double bedroom on 1st floor Room 3: Master bedroom on the 2nd floor WHYWE LIKE THE ROOMS The rooms give such a feeling of peace, they are a real haven and utterly private and removed from the bustle of the waterfront village. The décor is light, bright and fresh, and all are surrounded by many types of lush green trees; it is the epitome of tranquility. BOOKING INFO Reservations Manager: Angelika Schuetz Reservations Hotline: + 44 ( 0) 844 544 0028 Email: gardenhouse@ miradatravelgroup. com Tel: + 254 ( 0) 42 633419 Fax: + 254 ( 0) 42 633226 SEASON Low Season: April – June, September – November High Season: July – August, December Standard Season: January – April, November – December CANCELLATION POLICY 25% up to 40, 75% up to 21 and 100% after 21 days before arrival MANAGEMENT Name: Angelika Schuetz Tel: + 254 ( 0) 42 633419 Email: info@ shelahouse. com 26 Lamu Island

237 Garden House The palm garden of Garden House Master bedroom on the second floor Sunbeds in front of master bedroom BEACH HOUESWIMMING POOL PALM HOUSE SHELA HOUSE GARDEN HOUSE PEPONI HOTEL VILLAGE VILLAGE BEACH PAYMENT Bank transfer AVERAGESTAY 3- 7 nights House Prices PN: Between US$ 275 and US$ 620 Note the above quote is per house, per night The house sleeps 6 FB rate per adult: EUR50; per child: EUR25 per day AWARDS & ACCOLADES The Resident ( May- June 2002) ' A lofty, cool pad with spectacular sea views – one of the most blissful places in the world.' ATG Client ( Spring/ Summer 2002) Bill: ' The best holiday we were EVER on and good value for money' The Times Online ( May 2008) ' Behind the beach, hidden in the huddled village, you step from dusty alleys into the shady courtyards and elegant interiors of three handsome old Swahili mansions – Shela House, Palm House and the smaller Garden House.' Kenya