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Shamba Viking when approaching the main gate to the north - house appears large, but it is long and narrow to let breeze through. Large roof volume with air outlets help cooling.The main house on stilts. From left to right: Deck, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, bedroom and deck.
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The Cool Eco Lodge

The Cool Eco Lodge

6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths

The lodge is architect and interior decorator designed to be comparatively cool. It offers tree foliage for privacy and beautiful vistas, not least at sunset. Enjoy comfort for two to six, midway between Lamu Town and Shela Village - Indian Ocean is 400m near by foot path for quick boat trip to Town, Shela and beach.


Laptop friendly workspace
Changing table

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 2PM

53 Reviews

Emerald User Profile
December 2017
The host canceled this reservation 26 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Carlo User Profile
November 2017
Amazing place that fits the description well (except, maybe, for the distances to Lamu-town or Shela, which are a little longer than the estimates given); cool and 'eco' indeed! Hamisi, the caretaker, is a jewel indeed! For us, our stay of almost 6 weeks was a good experience.
José User Profile
October 2017
Nice place with a very kind host! If you want to be in a local environment having close the village, you are in the right place!
Kc User Profile
August 2017
Loved this place because it is an escape from the heat of Lamu. Although a bit of a hike which can be tough in mid day, the home is lovely, charming and unique. The owner obviously loves Lamu and has created a home. This is a nice place for a restful getaway.
Hannah User Profile
July 2017
Lovely! Away from the town (so be ok with a little walk each day!) and in a beautiful spot. Felt very much away from it all and relaxed - spent hours reading books in very comfy serene surroundings in he mornings, afternoons, evenings. Easy to get to both Lamu and Shela.
Justine User Profile
July 2017
Nils's place is set in a beautiful, tranquil area, within easy walking distance of Shela, Lamu Town and water taxis to both. It is looked after by Hamisi, a wonderful and caring guide, who is also an excellent cook. He cooked us the best fish on the island. If you are lucky eno…
Jake User Profile
July 2017
Secluded, one-of-a-kind, great value.

Hosted by Nils

Stockholm, SwedenJoined in March 2013
Nils User Profile
53 Reviews
With extended African professional and social experience - ranging from that inherent in urban policy, planning and design to architecture, interior and product design - my family and I have a base in East Africa, on Lamu Island, Kenya. After a captivating visit to Lamu in t…
Languages: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Français, Norsk, Svenska
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