Stopover Guest House – Shela Village

The Guest House is situated directly on the sea front in Shela Village overlooking the dhow harbour. The property is newly renovated and locally-owned. There are 6 self-contained rooms in total, 2 on the second floor with a large balcony, and 3 on the first floor, and a lovely penthouse on the rooftop. Rooms are clean, simply furnished with fans and mosquito nets, and have good views of the sea and plenty of sea breeze. The bathrooms now have hot water. On the ground floor is a local café/restaurant serving Swahili dishes, fresh juices, soft drinks and seafood, and a little shop. No alcohol is available, the owner of the guest house is a local Muslim and very hospitable and welcoming. Shela beach is just a short walk along the sea front from the guest house, and Lamu town is 3 kilometres away, or a 15 minute boat ride. This property is ideal for those looking for affordable, budget accommodation, its main advantage is the fantastic sea view.