This holiday beach house is located on the Lamu Archipelago in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. Renovation of the house has been sensitive to its surroundings with a nod to the Arabic influence of the area. Imagine sitting under a palm tree whilst gazing at the colour of the bougainvillea on your right and enjoying the scent of the aromatic ylang ylang across the way.
The house caters for family or friends (up to 12 people) with 5 rooms all with views of the Indian Ocean. A large kitchen on the ground floor and a terrace for dining and of course, the obligatory pool. Four staff members are on hand to pamper you during your stay.
It sounds as though it is catering to travellers in search of an authentic experience; there are no cars in the 17th century town of Lamu (unesco world heritage site), but a maze of alleyways to explore, a fish market to sample local produce and unspoilt white sand beaches for swimming, snorkelling, surfing, fishing, or sailing.
I think it looks like somewhere James Bond might hang out for a few weeks while he recuperates after one of his adventures!
How is that view from those arches? Just heavenly...