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Situated on the pristine white sands of Bofa Beach, Bulloch House is one of the most unusual houses on the Kenyan coast. Built entirely of local materials – makuti thatch, coral blocks, Lamu floors and doors. There are many substantial wooden pieces, mostly Teak from Indonesia and a locally made Baobab pod chandelier which graces the centre of the house. The house is a real blend of Africa and Asia.




The house comprises 5 double bedrooms all ensuite plus an additional dormitory for extra guests. The master bedroom complex includes its own walled garden where the plunge pool/Yoga garden is located.

The main living area provides beautiful views of the Indian Ocean and the beach. It comprises the dining area, sitting area and the remarkable Amoeba bar (named after the shape of the pool). This area also looks out onto the magnificent shaped pool, which mainly is the centre feature of the front gardens.




To the far right corner of the garden, there is a wooden beach deck looking out over the Indian Ocean, which creates a perfect spot to have a seafood delicious lunch or sundowners as you relax and enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean!

As you go for a beach walk or swimming in the ocean, please feel free to pick a kikapu at the beach gate and help us keep our beach free of plastic. 




The whole property is comprised of lush green tropical gardens full of trees and shrubs, many of which are indigenous and planted to attract birds and insects which benefit the whole compound.


We have been doing a bird count at Bulloch House since 1992 and so far we have managed to record over 200 different species both in the gardens and ocean side over the years. As you enjoy taking nature walks or just relaxing in the property, see if you can spot any birds!


At the entrance to the house, there is an in-house library, feel free to borrow a book and read it over your stay at Bulloch House.



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Situated in its own private compound within the Bulloch House property is Little Bali Bofa, a traditional Limasan hut from Java. It is a traditional single space structure built in Teak from Java Indonesia. The East side is retained as part of the original building and the other sides have been fitted with doors, windows and panels made from Teak and some made locally from cypress wood to complete the wooden picture.

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A separate kitchen fully equipped and an outhouse block comprising a shower, wash area and compost toilet complete the compound.

The gardens comprises both indigenous plants and exotic plants. The Balinese statues that grace the compound all come from Bali same as most of the wooden furniture and pieces located in the hut itself.

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The floors are all old Teak but the center is made with local Mvuli wood. Ceilings and roof are completed in gunny sacking and makuti to keep the natural look.

Access to the beach is only a two-minute walk from the gate of the property. Please liaise with staff if you want to go the beach and they will direct you on how to get there.

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