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KERARAPONY HOME - STAY HOUSE

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

our comfortable family room

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 450 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A HOME-STAY WITH A UNIQUE TOUCH

KERARAPONY HOUSE IS OUR HOME WHICH WE HAVE OPENED UP FOR THOSE SPECIAL GUESTS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR MORE IN THEIR TRAVELS THAN THE REGULAR TOURIST. IF YOU WANT YOUR TRIP TO BE MORE MEMORABLE, INTERACTIVE, PERSONAL, MEANINGFUL AS WELL AS MAKING SENSE, AND SAVING YOU A DIME IN THE PROCESS, IF YOU ARE TIRED OF LONELY HOTEL ROOMS AND THE SAME HOTEL FOOD, IF YOU ARE WILLING TO BE A LITTLE MORE ADVENTUROUS IN 2014, SCRATCH A LITTLE DEEPER AND HAVE A TRUE KENYAN EXPERIENCE HERE.

THE IDEAL GETAWAY

OUR HOME STAY IS IDEAL FOR FAMILY GETAWAYS, AS A BASE FOR YOUR SAFARI IN KENYA, FOR WRITERS AND THOSE SEEKING A PLACE TO MEDITATE, NEWLY WEDS WILL FIND IT QUITE A HAVEN! OR FOR THAT MUCH LONGED FOR HOLIDAY IN KENYA! WE WILL GIVE YOU TIPS AND ADVICE ON THE BEST LOCATIONS SO THAT YOU CAN GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HOLIDAY.THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS SAFE AND IDEAL FOR COUNTRY WALKS AND BIKE RIDING. (MOUNTAIN). THE NGONG HILLS BECKON THOSE WHO LOVE TO TREK...

THE HOUSE IS A 5 BEDROOM VILLA SET IN THE PEACEFUL AND TRANQUIL LOCATION OF NAIROBI CALLED KERARAPON. ITS A BEAUTIFUL AND COOL AREA WITH LOTS OF TREES , IT ENJOYS THE COOL BREEZE FROM THE NEARBY NGONG HILLS. EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ONLY 20 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE CBD, KERARAPON IS A COUNTRY SETTING, WHERE YOU WILL COME ACROSS THE MASAI'S HERDING THEIR FLOCKS IN THE NATURAL GRASSLANDS NEARBY. THE UNSPOILED AREA OF NGONG FOREST ATTRACTS LOTS OF BIRDS WHO WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A WONDERFUL WAKE UP CALL EACH MORNING. IT IS ALSO AN IDEAL LOCATION FROM FROM WHICH TO EXPLORE THE ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENTS WHICH NAIROBI HAS TO OFFER .

THE FIVE BEDROOM , CAN HOLD UP TO 10 PEOPLE . FOUR OF THE FIVE BEDROOMS ARE EN SUITE WITH VERY SPACIOUS BATHROOMS. HOT SHOWERS, FRESH TOWELS, AND TOILETRIES ARE AVAILABLE AS WELL AS MOSQUITO NETS. A WATER DISPENSER IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE HOUSE WILL ASSURE YOU THAT YOU ARE DRINKING CLEAN, SAFE WATER. ALL BEDROOMS CAN BE USED AS DOUBLES OR SINGLES. WE ALSO HAVE A BABY COT AND A HIGH CHAIR FOR THE LITTLE ONE. THE LOUNGE IS LARGE AND COMFORTABLE WITH A FIREPLACE FOR THE COLD EVENINGS AND A SEPARATE DINING ROOM. WE ALSO HAVE A BALCONY WHICH HAS BECOME VERY POPULAR FOR BREAKFAST AS YOU WATCH KERARAPON WAKING UP. WE GUARANTEE YOU YOUR SPACE AS THE HOUSE HAS ITS OWN GATE AND GARDEN WHERE YOU CAN UNWIND AND BASK IN THE AFRICAN SUN.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS.

KERARAPON IS IN THE RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE OF KENYA, WHERE THERE ARE COUNTLESS ATTRACTIONS. YOU CAN MAKE A DAY TRIP TO NAIVASHA'S HELLS GATE PARK, RIDE A BOAT IN LAKE NAIVASHA, GO VIA LONGONOT CRATER MOUNTAIN AND HAVE LUNCH AT THE CRATER LAKE. IF YOU WANT TO GO FURTHER , BOOK A FEW DAYS INTO THE MARA AND EXPERIENCE THE TRUE KENYAN SAFARI, HERE YOU ARE ASSURED OF SEEING A LION, ELEPHANT, RHINO AND OTHER EXOTIC AFRICAN ANIMALS.

THE NEARBY KAREN AREA IS HOME TO MANY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. WE HAVE THE KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM, ANIMAL GAME PARK AND ORPHANAGE, SHELDRICK TRUST SANCTUARY FOR ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS, FEED THE ROTHSCHILD GIRAFFES AT THE GIRAFFE CENTER, BUY GIFTS FROM KAZURI BEADS.

KAREN AREA IS ALSO HOME TO SEVERAL MODERN MALLS WITH MODERN SHOPS AND MOVIE THEATERS. FURTHERMORE THE ULTRA MODERN KAREN HOSPITAL IS OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY. ALL THESE WITHIN A RADIUS OF 10 MINUTES - 1 HOUR DRIVE.

CHILDREN THEME PARKS SUCH AS RACE TRACK, WATER PARK, CROCODILE FARM,AND AN OSTRICH FARMS ARE WITHIN KAREN AREA TOO. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

WHEN YOU BOOK TO STAY WITH US ,YOU WILL BE IN THE VERY CAPABLE HANDS OF JANE AND CHARLENE, THE VERY WARM AND WELCOMING MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TEAM.WHO WILL SHOW YOU WHAT KENYA IS ALL ABOUT. THEY WILL PREPARE YOU FRESH , HEALTHY AND SUMPTUOUS KENYAN CUISINE, VEGETARIAN AND NON VEGETARIAN.

WE ARE ALSO SURROUNDED BY EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANTS. SOME OF THE RESTAURANTS WE RECOMMEND ARE THE CARNIVORE RESTAURANT, HEMINGWAYS, TALISMAN JAVA COFFEE HOUSE, DORMANS COFFEE HOUSE, KFC, BIG SQUARE, OSTERIA ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND MANY OTHERS. THE KAREN NIGHT LIFE ALSO COMES ALIVE IN PLACES LIKE QUE PASA, THE LEGEND AND CARNIVORE TO NAME BUT A FEW WHERE YOU WILL DANCE TO AUTHENTIC LOCAL MUSIC.

TAKE A FEW DAYS OFF YOUR TRIP TO TOUCH A LIFE!

HAVE YOU EVER TOURED A PLACE AND SAW A GREAT NEED AND WANTED TO DO SOMETHING BUT DIDN'T KNOW WHAT OR HOW TO DO IT? WELL NOW YOU CAN. YOU CAN COMBINE FUN WITH CHARITY AND MAKE YOUR TRIP MORE FULFILLING. YOU MAY WANT TO TAKE A FEW DAYS OFF YOUR BUSY ITINERARY TO GIVE BACK TO THE SOCIETY BY VISITING A CHILDREN'S HOME,ORPHANS HOME , VOLUNTEER YOUR SKILLS FOR A DAY OR TWO OR JUST BY GIVING BOOKS, CLOTHING OR WHATEVER NEED THERE MAY BE. THERE ARE MANY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS IN KENYA THAT WOULD APPRECIATE WHATEVER HELP THEY CAN GET. WE WILL MAKE THE CONTACTS FOR YOU AND SHOULDER ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS , WHEN YOU COME IN AS OUR GUEST. THIS WILL TRULY MAKE YOUR TRIP MUCH MORE FULL-FILLING AND YOU WILL WANT TO COME BACK AGAIN , WHEN YOU SEE HOW FAR A LITTLE HELP CAN GO. MY DAUGHTER AND I WILL POINT YOU TO THE RIGHT AND DESERVING HOMES AND PROJECTS.

WE WILL ALSO FACILITATE ACQUISITION OF LOCAL MOBILE PHONES SO AS TO SAVE YOU HEFTY ROAMING CHARGES AND SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO BRING YOUR VERY EXPENSIVE GADGETS. .

WIFI IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE HOUSE FOR FREE.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach mombasa 450 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi, Nearest railway: n/a
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ

The Nairobi Province region

Situated in the southern outskirts of Nairobi Kerarapon is one of the most beautiful and and desired places in Nairobi. The area is loved for its cool climate, unspoiled Ngong forest, breath taking scenery of Ngong hills , security and quietness as its far from the bustle and hustle of the city noises making it an ideal holiday destination for families and experienced travelers and those looking for peace and quite in a country setting.

Ngong

The area which is surrounded by forests and hills is also known for its popularity with many tourist attractions. Karen/ Kerarapon area is the home of Giraffe center , The animal Orphanage, The Sheldrick Trust an elephant and Rhino sanctuary, the butterfly place, Kazuri beads, Karen Blixen museum and restaurant,. Take an early morning game drive in the Nairobi National Park which is only under an hour away or picnic at the beautiful and green Ngong hills only half and hour away. The famous Carnivore restaurant is in the neighborhood among many other exciting places to visit for adults and children, and of course the area is only 10 minutes away from modern malls and restaurants including Japanese restaurant, Chinese and other international cuisine restaurants. Ten minutes away is also the ultra modern Karen Hospital. come and enjoy the Kenyan hospitality in a local setting and make lasting friendships with local people. the airport is also only 30 minutes away.

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Review 1-6 of 6

7 Sep 2014

5/5

"Beautiful home with super friendly and helpful staff"

My partner and I have just recently returned to Australia from a lovely experience with Jane and her team. Upon our arrival we were greeted at the airport and driven through the busy streets of Nairob… More

Thank you guys for such wonderful reviews, i really do appreciate. we are very committed to making our guests as comfortable and as happy as possible while they are with us.. we will go out of our way to make sure that you enjoy your visit in kenya. we are here for you. thank you again and do come again!

4 Sep 2014

5/5

"Comfortable accommodation, friendly and helpful owners"

Our stay at Kerarapony House was excellent. The day we arrived, our host Jane picked us up from the airport and drove us to her house. Our stay included breakfast however our hosts were happy to provi… More

Thank you for your kind words. we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed being with us during your stay in Kenya. we exist to make sure that our guests are comfortable and well taken care of while they are in kenya. we feel it is our duty. thank you again and do please come again.
jane

1 Sep 2014

5/5

"Great value, great service, home away from home atmosphere!"

If you are looking for a clean and good value for your money, try this Homestay (Bed and Breakfast home) in Karen, Nairobi.

Once you get away from the main street, you enter in a peaceful Homestay, nested in amongst a beautiful kept garden. We arranged for Jane, the owner of the home, to pick us up from the airport. She met us with a great big smile. Jane is the most soft spoken, gentle host who we liked instantly. It was as if we had known her forever!

The bedrooms were very clean. The beds were very comfortable and there is mosquito netting encasing each bed. You will have no trouble with insects - we didn't see any in our 5 day stay. Each bedroom upstairs (3) came with their own bathrooms which were very clean and included a shower. The host sleeps on the main level to give her guests their privacy.

Meals were delicious. You can just have breakfast (included in the homestay price) or should you want additional meals, mention to Jane and it will be made at a very reasonable price.

Jane offered to chauffeur us around which we took advantage of. She charges minimally for her time, car and gas. She drove us around to the Elephant Sanctuary, the Giraffe Centre where you can have lip action with giraffe (a must see and do when you are in Nairobi), markets, restaurants etc. Should you need suggestions as to travel, she can get the information. For example, we wanted to head to the Diani coast for a few days. Jane worked her magic and away we went (LEOPARD RESORT). Should you want to go on a safari, Jane is the one to ask. Our safari camp was called "DUMA CAMP" in Masai Mara and it was perfect.

We would definitely stay at this Home-Away-From-Home again.

Thanks Jane!

Asante sana for your kind words in your review. i am very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in our house thats why we are here. thank you again. and karibu sana!
jane

24 Mar 2014

5/5

"In one word ? Just Excellent !!"

In my research for a good place to stay for a couple of days in Nairobi (area) I found the Kerarapony home of Jane Swinchatt. Nice pictures on the website. It did all look very well and the price level was fine. So I booked this location for 5 days. Arriving at Nairobi International Airport I was picked up by someone of the home (what a great service !!!). The trip took quite a while (the traffic in Nairobi is crazy at rush hour) but soon we entered a nice, green and quite area named Karen. Short after we did go "of road" up to the actual area were the home is located. Wow, what a nice location. A wonderfull forrested area, lots of flowers and quite. I mean really quite. Fresh air and a beautiful home in a secure and protected area. The rooms are specious and nice. Charlene the daughter of the owner took care of us during our stay. Very nice and friendly. Allways available with good advice. Even more she was the cook at the home and surprised me with a great breakfast every day. Instead of going out for lunch of diner - to be honest not easy, since it is far away from the city or nearby restaurants - we had our diner at the home. The meals were great. Good quality. Well done and prepared at the time we wanted them. What else to say. It was just excellent. Definately I will come back here !! I don't even will check for another location. Why should I ? This was perfect in every detail. Thanks for the great hospitallity. We have become friends in just a few days. Highly recommended !!

i want to personally express my gratitude to you for choosing to stay in our house during your recent vist to Kenya and even more for taking time out of your busy schedule to review our place. We appreciate every kind word but especially your honesty. thank you. It is always our hope that our visitors will be pleased with our services as we enjoy sharing our home and showing our hospitality as well as forging new friendships. We are a growing venture ready to learn and improve ourselves and our services, so next time you visit, our services will be even better. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.
jane

18 Dec 2013

5/5

"It was really a nice place for our short-stay.Quiet,with good privacy neighbourhood."

The place was really nice.The host,picked us at the airport herself.The house we stayed at was nice,spacious,quite environment.We were always treated courteously.The meals were provided,and were delicous at that matter.We always choose our menu for the meals.
I definately look forward to staying there again on my next vacation.

Thank you for choosing to stay in our home during your recent visit to kenya. We are glad that your stay was great enjoyable and met your expectations. We look forward to hosting you again in your next visit.
Jane

7 Dec 2013

4/5

"splendid"

our stay at KERARAPONY was awesome . the host picked us at the airport on time, the meals were delicious and timely. rooms were clean , self contained, and a change of beddings daily.variety modes of transport was availed at an affordable price. the host JANE were kind , and treated us with utmost courtesy. it was a great place other than the proximity to town. would recommend it to other visitors. located in a serene environment, quite and calm.

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our holiday home . we do appreciate that very much. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us for it is our pleasure to show you the Kenyan hospitality. Our desire is to be the holiday home where our guests will always want to come back to.

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