Jasmine House – Shela Village

This charming house is located in the centre of Shela Village, a few minutes walk through the village to the beach, and has been recently renovated to have 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms all replastered in neru style with hot water. The master bedroom is en-suite, has a king-size bed and it’s own sitting area and terrace. The first floor bedroom at the top of the stairs is a twin room and shares the newly plastered bathroom (with shower and bathtub) with the new first floor bedroom, with raised walls, louvered windows and a high buriti ceiling supporting a rooftop terrace that is accessed by a bridge from the master bedroom stairs. The bedroom has a double bed and benches that are suitable for kids to sleep on. The annex wing now has two bedrooms.The downstairs bedroom, accommodates a double bed and has a huge bathroom and separate w.c. This room has new windows opened up to make it much lighter and better ventilated. The upstairs annex room is also a double room and is complemented by a newly renovated neru plastered bathroom and private terrace overlooking the pool garden. The kitchen has also been replastered in the neru style with new work surfaces, recessed alcoves, niches and windows opened up for light and ventilation. It has been refitted with an additional gas/electric oven, two new fridges (in addition to the existing fridge which will be, cutlery and glassware have been replaced to a high standard for ten people (with extra in case of guests’ guests!) and there are also unbreakable plates and “glass”ware for kids, picnics and pool use. The old sitting room has been opened up and adjoins a new terrace area next to the dining room which will be a comfortable cushioned area for breakfast and drinks. New soft furnishings have been introduced throughout in simple cotton whites and colours that will complement the ‘Swahili-Maroq’ mood of the place. All mattresses are new, pillows replaced with a choice of polyester or duck down and bed linen is 200thread per inch Egyptian cotton percale. In its new configuration Jasmine can accommodate 10 adults in 1 King, 3 Double and 2 twin beds, and in addition there are extra mosquito nets, pillows and sheets to allow for half a dozen kids to sleep on the cushioned cement couches of the master, first floor and upper annex bedrooms and the pool garden barazza, though we would not recommend exceeding ten adults and four children purely due to overcrowding and bathroom facilities. Jasmine House has a lovely garden with shaded sitting areas and a small plunge pool.