A place where you can enjoy the comforts of home and still feel like you are on holiday at the same time is a home away from home. A magical place like this house in Naivasha where at the crack of dawn, the sun welcomes itself slowly into your bedroom, one of the 6 double ensuite bedrooms in the house. You get out of bed, walk over to the balcony and take in the spectacular views of Lake Naivasha and the hills surrounding from your lavish home.
You walk down the stairs of your beautifully designed and furnished home to the horse-shoe shaped entertainment kitchen and fix yourself a cup of coffee. As the steam rises from your cup to your face, you close your eyes and inhale deeply the smell of freshly brewed coffee.
Suddenly the sound of banging pots and pans brings your thoughts back to your surroundings. It’s the domestic staff making breakfast for the family from the heavy-duty kitchen. After popping in, to say a quick good morning and asking them to also fix you a nice bowl of salad at lunchtime with the fresh vegetables from the veg patch, you make your way to the sofa in the living room where you finish enjoying your cup of coffee.
The large living room is open plan with a dining area and a bar. “Do I read a chapter on my current novel or go for a swim?” You ask yourself after realizing you’ve been sitting in the living room lost in thought for a while after taking your last sip. You finally decide to go swimming dashing back upstairs to change. On your way down, the sunlight peering through the balcony door from the upstairs study room catches your attention.
You open the living room door that leads onto the shaded verandah and look out on to your 25-acre property which is based at the foothills of Kenya’s dormant Mt. Longonot. It really is a beautiful home.
A memory pops into your mind of the last time your friend Vicky and her family visited. You did spend quite a bit of time sitting out here on the verandah chatting and even had a bonfire at night at the large fire pit.
Past the beautifully kept garden, you can see the watering hole frequented by zebras, giraffes, impalas and other wildlife. To get to the swimming pool, you walk past the fully functioning private tented camp that comprises of two tents.
You know a huge part of this home was the previous owner’s love for horses which have been an integral theme in the design and layout; so much so that the property comes with a beautiful training arena, watering trough and 10 beautifully built stables, making daily horse rides in this beautiful scenery a dream. “I’ll ask the fam if they want to go riding later in the afternoon, ” you think to yourself.
“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Anthony Robbins