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Casa Ya Ndoto (House of good dreams)- 2 Guestrooms
Casa Ya Ndoto (House of good dreams)- 2 Guestrooms
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 private baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 private baths
You won’t be charged yet

2 communicating bedrooms (also available individually) in guest wing of private residence - formerly a luxury boutique hotel - situated on 5 acres of magnificent land.
The rooms are splendidly furnished and decorated, with spacious en suite bathrooms, and share a large patio overlooking the Ngong hills.
Luscious breakfast, High speed Wifi, cable TV, daily housekeeping service and nightly turndown.
Located in Karen, minutes away from giraffe center, elephant orphanage and Karen Blixen home.

The space

Inviting guests on an exclusive retreat within bustling Nairobi, Casa Ya Ndoto (House of good dreams) is a former luxury boutique hotel in the tranquil suburb of Karen, located on 5 acres of exquisite land with yellow-bark acacias and indigenous trees, a profusion of birdlife, and regular visits by warthogs from the neighboring giraffe center (nothing to worry about, they are used to humans and are not dangerous at all...).

It is now the private residence of a family with two young children that live in the main wing of the house. They have a family cat, a lovely Russian Blue who enjoys polite company, and three goofy dogs who live in a large fenced area, and are only allowed near guests if they are comfortable.

The house has 2 adjacent guestrooms, the Osiris room and the Anubis room, with a connecting door which is locked when there are separate bookings.
Both have spacious en suite bathrooms with shower and bath tub.

The quiet bedrooms blend coziness with aesthetic appeal, displaying hardwood floors, high ceilings, handpicked and beautifully crafted furniture, and a piquant and unique selection of artworks.

Both rooms feature king-size beds (that can be turned into single beds if needed), a ceiling fan, all-around Mosquito curtains, ample space for clothes (wardrobe, drawers, luggage stands), 100% cotton bed and bath linens, a TV set with Cable TV.

The rooms share a large flagstone patio overlooking the Ngong hills, where guests are served a luscious breakfast at the time they like, and where the sunsets offer a daily spectacle.

High speed WiFi is available 24/7, and guests
are welcome to keep food and beverages in the kitchen of the main house.

The accommodation includes daily housekeeping service and nightly turndown by a highly qualified, trustworthy and exceptionally friendly staff.
Security guards are on premise 24/7, complemented by patrols in the neighborhood.

Lunch or dinner can be organized upon request at extra (and very reasonable) charge.

Casa Ya Ndoto is suitable as a stopover in Nairobi before and after safari trips, or for longer stays in the city.

Guest access

While expected to respect the privacy of the residents, guests are welcome to walk around on the property and enjoy the variety of flora and fauna.

Interaction with guests

The owners both work from home (although far away from the guest rooms), and they are available mostly in the early mornings and evenings, unless they travel. Masha and Charles, the housekeepers, are always available to assist with any requests.

Other things to note

40-60 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta Internatonal (depending on traffic)
20-25 minutes from Wilson airport
30-40 minutes from Nairobi CBD (Central Business District)
40-50 minutes from Westlands

Wheelchair accessible

Security Deposit $370 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $311 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Self check-in with doorman

- Please inform the owner if expecting any guests
- Smoking allowed but only outdoors

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

1 Review

Andrea User Profile
October 2017
Mario's place was incredible. It is very close to the Giraffe Center and the Elephant Orphanage. The home is beautiful and even better than the pictures show. The breakfast was amazing on the patio where we were joined by visiting warthogs. They had great suggestions for drivers in the area and restaurants to lunch/dinner. Mario and family were so kind and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. We booked last minute but Mario was so accommodating and easy to communicate with by phone before arrival. We cannot say enough good things about this home and we're so appreciative for our stay there.

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Mario User Profile

(A little bit...) over 40; originally from Napoli (Italy); lived in 4 continents, now hopping between New York and Nairobi. Engineer and Master in Business Administration, executive in a beauty company; love my family, contemporary art, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, my matte black BMW motorbike, and all the people in the world that have an open mind and love to learn about others.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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