The Studio, Lake Naivasha


Entire residential home hosted by Oria

5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Great location
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The Stunning Studio, (built in the 1930s for Oria’s artistic mother, Giselle) is now a much larger water-melon-red house, with a big cedar panelled room. Arriving at the Studio with its own private garden and tall trees, is simply a joy.
The Studio is situated within the beautiful green Wildlife Sanctuary on the northern shores of Lake Naivasha; home to multiple zebras, impala, giraffe, waterbuck, leopard, hyena, hippos, warthogs and other wildlife, plus countless birds.

The space
The main room of the house embraces open plan living. There are two lovely bedrooms, one with a king size bed, and one with a queen size bed plus an extra sofa-bed. A cot is available if needed. The bedrooms lead off from the communal area, with brightly coloured bathrooms on either side. The bedrooms have lovely curtains, covers and plenty of linen, as well as hot water bottles, drinking water, tissues, and insect repellent. The bathrooms are supplied with organic shampoo, conditioner and soaps. There is a wonderful farmhouse kitchen fully stocked with basic larder supplies; fresh milk, tea, coffee, sugar, oils and vinegars, and detergents are also supplied.
The furniture is designed by Oria and made on site with old wood, setting the tone for a very special house.
There is a housekeeper, as well as an askari (night watchman) to look after you throughout your stay. The housekeeper will clean the house daily and is also available to do laundry, please let her know and she will ensure it is all done.
Tips are encouraged, and very much appreciated, so please do leave a token of your enjoyment with the manager or housekeeper. Tips are divided among all the Sanctuary staff at the end of the month.
You can find out more on the estate, the Wildlife Sanctuary and The Studio on the Elephant Watch Portfolio website, here:

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 cot
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya

Oria’s home and estate are located on the northern side of Lake Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya.
The farming and flower-growing neighbourhood is really friendly. Naivasha Town, around 35kms from the estate or a half hour drive, has plenty of shops where you can stock up before arriving at The Studio, or just take advantage of our delicious home made menu and fresh vegetables at Olerai House. We can also provide a skilled cook, at an extra cost to prepare your meals in the comfort of The Studio. Our estate manager is on duty and can be contacted all day, should you need anything.

Hosted by Oria

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During your stay

Oria is based on the farm and spends much of her time there. We have a housekeeper and night watchman, who will provide access to the house, and who will look after your every need. If Oria is staying at the farm you are welcome to join her at Olerai House Lodge or pay a visit to Sirocco Manor House.
Oria is based on the farm and spends much of her time there. We have a housekeeper and night watchman, who will provide access to the house, and who will look after your every need…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 11:00 - 20:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £146

Cancellation policy

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