Amazing Airbnbs to book for a staycation


If you can, nothing is stopping you from enjoying a staycation away from home


Let’s start with the definition of a staycation. A staycation is a holiday spent in one’s own country rather than abroad or by visiting local attractions and going back home at the end of the day. The term staycation has become even more popular in 2020 owing to COVID-19 and the travel restrictions that came with it.

As we continue to remain cautious about travel, staycations are an amazing option if you do not want to travel. If you’re lucky enough to work from home, then they are also a change of scenery for a work-from-home week.

Here are some Airbnb options to consider for a staycation.

Lamanis Haven, Kakamega


Why we love it: The entire bungalow sits on a big property and it comes at a very reasonable price.

Sleeps: 9

Space: Entire House

Price: KSh. 2,200 per night

Container Cottage, Karen


Why we love it: It is a novelty property that it is tiny, cosy and well-designed. It also sits on a serene property away from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi.

Sleeps: 4

Space: Entire home

Price: KSh. 4,500 per night

River Cottage, Naro Moru


Why we love it: If you’re looking for a place to relax this is the best option. The property has access to a river and has a tennis court.

Sleeps 2

Space: Entire Cottage

Price: KSh. 5,000 per night

Ole Samara private suite, Nanyuki


Why we love it: This cosy private suite has all the trappings of a modern farmhouse with an amazing view overlooking a river.

Sleeps: 2

Space: Entire Guest House

Price: KSh. 7,000 per night

Stylish garden and Hobby farm, Naivasha


Why we love it: This quaint amazingly designed house comes with a chef upon request.

Sleeps: 7

Space: Entire House

Price: KSh. 9,064

Lucita Farm House, Naivasha


Why we love it: You get an entire compound with a swimming pool, a tennis court and two horses to yourself.

Sleeps: 10

Space: Entire House 

Price: KSh. 33,200

Champagne Ridge, Kajiado


Why we love it: Modern finishings and design in a house in the middle of Kajiado that comes with breakfast and a wine selection. 

Sleeps: 8

Space: Entire House

Price: KSh. 20,000

Floating house, Kilifi


Why we love it: You get to sleep and wake up in the ocean.

Sleeps: 6

Space: Entire boat

Price: KSh. 8,200



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