is Swahili for patience or waiting and enyoying peace!
house is an Arab style building with two open court yards,
pretty arches and two beautiful gardens with our own well water.
There are seven bed rooms and many galleries where to relax in the soft
The house was built about
200 years ago
by Said Bin Sud,
important and wealthy "Liwali", the governor of the Sultan
His family resided here until 1972.
Today Subira House is listed Grade One of houses
subject to preservation by Lamu Conservation.
building is both architecturally and historically of great interest.
Subira House is located behind the Old Fort and Lamu Market, a block
from the seafront.
2001 Lamu Old Town was chosen a
Unesco World Heritage Site.
Small courtyard in the two room flat
with a kitchen and two bathrooms.
We found SUBIRA HOUSE
in 1990 and started restoring it some years later.
Slowly slowly. Pole Pole in Swahili.
On the ground floor the four women's quarters are now
a self contained flat of two bedrooms, two bath rooms, and a kitchen.
There is a pretty open courtyard with stairs leading to the roof -
for watching the stars at night!
Popular place to rent monthly and you cook for yourself.
soon added a first floor with four bedrooms and more galleries
where to relax in the soft and warm winds.
Gallery outside room 4
manage Subira House in an environmental friendly way.
In November this year we acquired a Silver Rating by Ecotourism
selling our quite wellknown Dala-Floda
Inn, the Swedish ecological hotel
and restaurant,- one of the first in Sweden with the environmental
we now manage our Lamu business with equal ecological concern.
Up to now we have restored the building
with all possible awareness on environmental issues.
two spacious Top Top Roof have been added.
Seaview from the breezy tiled roof terace.
blue climber Petrea and Orange Bougainvillea.
You will be well looked after by our reliable
and friendly staff.
Here we are all having a day out at our shamba house (farm house).
Captain Jelani will pick you up at the airport and guide you to the
He is a guide and can arrange your boattrips.
in small garden - our cook is great!
Breakfast first floor terrace
well outside the kitchen
Small garden and the scented garden with real Jasmin, MlanginLangi tree,
Chinese Honeysuckle, Frangipani trees
and Lamu Kilua
give wonderful fragrance at night.
We are Christina
and Paul Aarts, the owners of Subira House since 1990.
from Subira House - theme Slow Food,
made in March 2011 by Ramadhan Khamis
More pictures on FACEBOOK
and on Trip Advisor
Details on our environmental work at Subira House
Download our small Guide " Stay in
Subira House" (Eng)
We are active members of Discover Lamu our tourism association.
have found some other useful links