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Secure Spring Valley house, Greenery all around

Entire house hosted by David
5 guests3 bedrooms3 beds3.5 bathrooms
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Well equipped 3 bedroom split level house in very secure (approved by UN/embassies) gated estate close to Westlands and UN. Guests get entire house . Guests get remote for entrance gate. On site parking and security alarm/backup. Well equipped kitchen, safari style patio overlooking stream. Fast WiFi Broadband, standby power supply (from solar) and water reserve. Good restaurant 5 mins walk away through secure estate.

The space
The house is in a quiet and green area, but just minutes from Westlands and rest of Nairobi. Located in a gated estate, with entry and exit monitored by guards 24/7. The house itself has an automatic gate which guests can open from their car, then drive straight in, further improving personal security, especially at night. There are bright security lights illuminating the back garden and valley area, and these will continue to work even during power cuts thanks to a powerful solar powered back up power supply. The kitchen is well equipped, gas hob, electric oven, large new refrigerator, dishwasher (rare in Nairobi), rice cooker, bread machine, large variety of pots, pans and dishes. There is a separate laundry area with good new washing machine. The house is looked after by a manager/caretaker who lives in his own separate place within the compound. He has excellent english and communication skills and is what Kenyan's call a 'fundi', he can fix almost anything , sort things out and solve problems. Outside there is a covered seating area/table and a barbecue which can be fired up. The house has its own reserve water supply, which can provide all needs for a month if mains water fails. Suitable for guests with children.

Guest access
My family and I are making our space available for about half of the year when we ourselves are not using it. We have tried to separate/move most of our personal stuff, and cupboards for guests are clearly marked. Guests welcome to look at good selection of books and videos etc. The house actually has 4 bedrooms. One of these we use as an office and a store and it is kept locked. Guests have access to an upstairs bedroom, with one king size bed and en-suite shower, a downstairs master bedroom, also with king size bed and bath and shower. The third bedroom is where our 3 year old stays when she is in Nairobi, it is set up for a young child but also has a double bed in it. Then there is a dining area, close to kitchen, a lounge area with TV etc, and balcony overlooking the green valley and swift flowing Getathuru River. The balcony is glass enclosed allowing it to be used at night and in any weather. There are plenty of 'work friendly areas'. Internet is by a fibre optic connection directly in to the house from the street and from JTLFaiba, one of the best providers, typical download speeds of 10mbps. Wi-fi router with reasonable signal in whole house.
Well equipped 3 bedroom split level house in very secure (approved by UN/embassies) gated estate close to Westlands and UN. Guests get entire house . Guests get remote for entrance gate. On site parking and security alarm/backup. Well equipped kitchen, safari style patio overlooking stream. Fast WiFi Broadband, standby power supply (from solar) and water reserve. Good restaurant 5 mins walk away through sec… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 cot

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Nairobi, Kenya

This is a 'mature' low density residential neighbourhood, with an interesting mixture of people living in the houses, many of which are 'owner occupied'. There is probably an equal mix of Kenyan families, largely professional, and expatriates working with the UN, Embassies or development organisations. The FAO Office for Somalia and some of the UN Offices supporting Somalia are actually located within the estate.
This is a 'mature' low density residential neighbourhood, with an interesting mixture of people living in the houses, many of which are 'owner occupied'. There is probably an equal mix of Kenyan families, larg…

Hosted by David

Joined in July 2013
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I worked for the UN for many years in Africa, New York and Geneva and have traveled widely. Presently living in Kenya, UK and sometimes Ireland doing public health consultancy work in Africa and Asia, and, especially when the sun shines, I hang out on the Isle of Wight, close to where I lived as a child and student. Expectations of a place to stay, clean, as described, easy to check in and check out, nobody breathing down our necks. We are not party animals. I am also an Airbnb host, so I can see the relationship from both sides.
I worked for the UN for many years in Africa, New York and Geneva and have traveled widely. Presently living in Kenya, UK and sometimes Ireland doing public health consultancy work…
During your stay
We make the space available when we are not in Nairobi so unlikely that we wll meet, but Martin is on hand and will greet you, make you comfortable, give you the gate remote and keys, help with garbage disposal and can give you any information you may require. Martin is of course initially reachable on his mobile phone.
We make the space available when we are not in Nairobi so unlikely that we wll meet, but Martin is on hand and will greet you, make you comfortable, give you the gate remote and ke…
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