About the Homestay
Our homestay is fully furnished based in the leafy suburbs of Runda. It is 4 kilometres to UN, American Embassy. It has 24hrs Security Service, high speed internet service, TV, Housekeeping, Laundry machine etc. The hosts are a well traveled couple both professionals - a medical practitioner and a community development (husband and wife), with adult children who have left the nest. The couple is simply looking for guests who can enjoy the facility, more especially our manicured tropical garden. We pride ourselves to have the best garden around and we are sure this is something that any guest would enjoy. Our morning is often disrupted by all types of birds singing to the different tunes. It is amazing to be surrounded by nature within few Kms from the city centre. Everyone in the compound (including our support staff speak excellent English).
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is 5 km from the United Nations (UN) complex and the new United States embassy. The area is popular with humanitarian workers and diplomats, drawn to the wide, leafy streets lined with impressive houses, all in an acre or more of landscaped gardens. Runda, has large, modern houses on big plots and excellent security, roads and water supplies provided by the privately owned Runda Water Limited. The area also has an active residents’ association (www.rundaestate.com). Nairobi’s most upmarket shopping centre, The Village Market, is just west of the UN complex, boasting a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, a food court, a supermarket and dozens of boutique shops. For a more down-to-earth experience the Movers pub and restaurant further north on Limuru Road serves excellent nyama choma (roasted meat) and beer. Several kindergartens, primary and secondary schools popular with expatriate children including the International School of Kenya (American), the German School and Rosslyn Academy, are located in, or are easily accessible from, these areas. Buses and matatus link Gigiri and Runda with central Nairobi along the principal highway, Limuru Road, but once off into the residential areas public transport is scarce. A taxi to the city centre from the UN complex (7 km) is KSh1000.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Health club
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
This part of the home is stand alone with alot of privacy. It is 4 bedrooms and can be occupied by a group visiting Kenya. Low noise
Smoking is not allowed.
Josphine is a great loving host and a very lovely private home surrounded with natural environment and very secure. Looking back for another visit.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.