Top 10 Cottages For Rent In Naivasha, Kenya - Updated 2024

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The town of Naivasha is located on the shore of a lake that has the exact same name. Hells Gate National Park in this town is where you can enjoy a hike with your friends, while Lake Naivasha is where you would go for a boat ride. When in Naivasha you also have to indulge in some restaurant-hopping by visiting highly rated places such as Carnellys restaurant and Ranch House Bistro for delectable cuisine and breathtaking views. Kids and adults, alike, will enjoy Crescent Island Game Sanctuary with all its adorable animals and guided safaris.

While your visit to Naivasha is sure to be adventurous and fun-filled, the whole experience will feel incomplete if you don’t stay in some of its most lovely cottages that offer majestic views of the lake and greenery. So, check out the top cottages for rent in Naivasha, Kenya.

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Consider visiting Hell's Gate National Park, which features picturesque cliffs, expansive tracks, and majestic rock formations. Situated to the south of Lake Naivasha, the park allows you to explore the surroundings on a bicycle, commonly known as a cycling safari. This stunning and scenic park is also a habitat for diverse wildlife peacefully grazing in the lush green fields.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

1. Luxurious cottage at the edge of Lake Naivasha (from USD 60)

This well-furnished cottage has everything you need, whether the proximity to Lake Naivasha or its top-class amenities. Guests staying at this accommodation can also take advantage of an amazing opportunity at Fisherman’s Camp nearby wherein they can enjoy the stunning views of the lake while having breakfast by paying an additional fee.

This property also boasts a fully equipped kitchen, dedicated workspace and children’s entertainment facilities such as kids’ books and toys. The medical kit and pocket Wi-Fi are also some of the additional facilities available at this cottage.

Stayed at this property?
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
6.45 km (4.1 mi) from Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
91 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was very comfortable and very warm in the cold nights of naivasha
the cottage is so cozy i'll definitely be back for a weekend getaway
fully equiped with everything you need good matress and nice hot shower for the chilly mornings
the cleanliness was superb
the house is clean cosy and very private
very nice place sparkling clean quiet and easily accessible
it’s clean and is just as great as the pictures
the place was sparkling clean very quiet and in a private place
beatrice was also a great host
beatrice is an amazing host
beatrice was a very good host and the place and hospitality was awesome
beatrice is a great host and we had a lovely time at her home
she is a great host and she make sure you are feeling welcomed and comfortable
located in a safe compound with walking access to the lake shore
great location very close to cresent island and hells gate national park
the cottage is very comfy and well located close to fisherman's restaurant where we enjoyed very good food
beatrice's place is spacious and a true definition of a gateway
cozy comfortable secure and quiet
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2. Well-maintained property with minimalistic interiors (from USD 20)

A 10-minute drive from Naivasha town, guests staying at this house can enjoy their vacation by heading into town and exploring some of its well-kept secrets. On days they want to stay back and relax, they can admire the scenic views of Mount Longonot and Lake Naivasha. There is also a 32-inch HDTV available at this location, so can catch up on any digital content that you’ve missed out on to keep yourself entertained even when indoors.

Furthermore, bring your fur babies along on your stay at this beautiful pet-friendly property. The private back garden, fire pit and outdoor seating space make this place the perfect place to relax in the evening with your entire family.

Stayed at this property?
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
6.98 km (4.4 mi) from Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
13 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice place good wifi connection
wifi is very good and reliable
very comfortable quiet and private
the place is awesome quiet and clean
catherine's place is lovely private clean and just the right space for a work stay
the host is always ready to assist the guests
mary the house girl is very friendly helpful and efficient
very nice little house in a safe and quiet property
it's a nice place in a quiet neighbourhood
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3. Charming and cosy cottage with a massive pool

This pet-friendly property is beautifully decorated with just the right balance of colour in its interior. The massive outdoor pool is perfect for a dip to cool off if the temperature gets too high. Moreover, the living area and the bedroom give off a cosy and comfortable vibe ensuring that you will have a relaxed and refreshing time during your stay at this cottage.

When staying at this property do make sure to advantage of the outdoor seating space and fire pit that are available to enjoy a fun evening under the stars, accompanied by gorgeous views.

Stayed at this property?
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
8.04 km (5.0 mi) from Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
9 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 9 Beds 16 Guests 7 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
really nice and clean place
lyn was a great host and her staff were helpful
lynn was a super host and very honest
lynn is a generous host too - i was treated to freshly baked banana cake
on the outside the garden is great and different a nice kind of different
great location spacious compound and lovely hosts
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4. Four-bedroom cottage in a quiet setting (from USD 140)

This cottage is located in a quiet area away from all the hustle and bustle, surrounded by greenery and trees ensuring that you have a relaxing vacation. Guests staying at this cottage can also enjoy a long-term stay here. Besides that, there is a full-sized kitchen available where guests can prepare their favourite meals whenever they crave home-cooked healthy meals.

Moreover, the spacious rooms at this property along with the huge windows light up the entire place and give this place an airy feel. In addition, there is free parking space available at this property.

Stayed at this property?
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
9.25 km (5.8 mi) from Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
27 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we also enjoyed his very comfortable cottage which is in the most convenient location
the house was clean organised and comfortable
the beds were comfortable and bedding clean
marvin the host was great
marvin is a great host
the host was warm and easily reachable on phone
the host is very concerned and communicates very efficiently
he was very accommodating helpful and friendly
very serene location and great value for the price
the house is super beautiful and the location is very convenient
we felt very secure at this place
booking this place was easy
definitely a place to go back to
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5. Guest house with a ping pong table (from USD 300)

The property is located right at the heart of Great Rift Valley. Also, guests staying here have access to the shared pool and tennis court, so they can stay active throughout their vacation. This house offers gorgeous views of Lake Naivasha. The lush garden is the perfect place for your beloved four-legged furbabies. Moreover, for those of you who enjoy sports, there is even a ping pong table available at this property. There is also free parking available for guests bringing along their vehicles here.

Stayed at this property?
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
3.03 km (1.9 mi) from Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
129 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house has all amenities one needs for a comfortable stay
two charming cottages right on the lake with a superb garden including a swimming pool and tennis court
the cottage is a perfect home base that is comfortable and surrounded by beauty
the linens on the beds were the best i’ve found in kenya
the house was clean nicely decorated and had a beautiful lake view
the staff on the farm were very friendly and welcoming
the staff were incredibly helpful and hospitable
victoria is an excellent host and the staff were very nice
victoria is a also a great host and easy to reach
she was very helpful and quick to respond
beautiful location & lovely house
this is an amazing location
this is a great location
the location is very beautiful and convenient close to all attractions in naivasha
we can warmly recommend the location
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6. Fully furnished cottage with rustic interiors (from USD 150)

This one-bedroom rental is located in a quiet neighbourhood and guests staying at this property have access to the full-sized kitchen and a fireplace. The rural location of this property along with the beautiful scenery make it an ideal honeymoon vacation house. There are also activities available nearby that guests staying in this cottage can engage in such as swimming, fishing, golfing, hiking, wildlife viewing, paddle boating, rock climbing and others.

While here, you can cap off your night with a soak in the hot tub under the starry skies, to destress and become ready for the next day’s adventure.

Stayed at this property?
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
16.3 km (10.2 mi) from Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

7. Contemporary cottage with fire pit (from USD 450)

Boasting plenty of outdoor seating space and a fire pit for a bonfire, this stunning cottage is adorned with rustic interiors. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, this place is ideal for large families looking to vacation in the grasslands of Kedong. Offering gorgeous views of Lake Naivasha from throughout the property, this place is a paradise for nature lovers.

Furthermore, guests can also enjoy horse riding sessions for intermediate riders at this property with arrangements made in advance. Other activities such as a guided tour of the ranch, wildlife and bird watching are also available to guests staying at this cottage.

Stayed at this property?
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
3.12 km (2.0 mi) from Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
59 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 5 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds are amazing some small modifications could make the place a real heaven
the rooms are nice especially the outside suite/tent
serene clean quiet and beautiful
the staff were wonderful
great service from the staff
dennis was a wonderful host
the staff was brilliant they were helpful
the staff was fabulous and took care of everything
however i encourage you to do all shopping requirements in town due to the distance from shops
lovely place for a weekend away from the city with friends or family
wonderful place to bring a group for r&r
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8. Spacious home with bright interior (from USD 250)

The Ziwa House, another name for this place, is a luxurious property boasting an indoor fireplace overlooking the lake. With its proximity to Lake Naivasha, guests vacationing at this property can enjoy the serene views of the lake.

Besides that, the living space gives this place a spacious feeling, while the outdoor seating space allows guests to admire and take in the beautiful surroundings and majestic evening sunset views. In addition, the fire pit and barbeque grill make the outdoors the perfect place to hang out and enjoy a fun time with your loved ones.

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Kasarani, Nakuru County, Kenya
14.16 km (8.8 mi) from Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
14 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 5 Beds 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
the house is well maintained and clean
zarina the host was also very kind to ensure our needs were met
kevin and felix were also ver helpful in coordinating our check in meals and all elements of service
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9. Cottage at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort (from USD 160)

Located at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, this cottage offers some beautiful views and quality amenities. The guests staying here can enjoy the lovely garden as well as the wildlife that frequents this area.

Moreover, guests also have access to resort amenities and facilities such as the swimming pool. They can also indulge in the delicious fares that are available at the resort restaurant. The golf course is also accessible for an additional fee.

Stayed at this property?
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
14.91 km (9.3 mi) from Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
117 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 5 Beds 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
just bathrooms need a little repair and improvement
chef david's meals are superb the beds are comfortable and the rooms are very spacious
the house was beautiful clean and well decorated
very friendly staff clean and quiet great place to unwind after a long/busy week in the city
christian's home is beautiful clean and very peaceful
staff is friendly and helpful
beautiful home with kind hosts
christian was really responsive and helpful
our host was helpful and graciously gave us a late check out
christian is a great host
peaceful getaway close to nairobi
a short walk over the golf course to enjoy the swimming pool or dinners at the lodge
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10. Two-bedroom cottage with parking

With views overlooking Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort and Lake Naivasha, guests residing at this cottage are bound to have one of the most memorable vacations. This massive property has an outdoor pool and garden that guests can access as and when they please.

This property has a spacey living area and a fully equipped kitchen to enable guests to prepare a feast for their loved ones. On arrival, guests are also provided with bread rolls, milk, tea and coffee, so that they can start their stay here on a positive note. Additionally, there is parking space available at the property for free.

Stayed at this property?
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
15.67 km (9.8 mi) from Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
82 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the garden the pool and the beautiful views
the houses are stunning and just as described on airbnb we enjoyed the lush gardens and the pool
its well designed and we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable
the compound is clean & secure
the pool was very clean and one would expect an invigorating swim after a hot day
the cottage was spacious and my 2 daughters enjoyed swimming and playing with the 2 cute dogs
the host and staff are delightful
the staff were of great help
the staff was extremely helpful and kind and made us feel at home
the grounds staff are very friendly and accommodating
annalyn for start is a fantastic host
beautiful house and great location
great location - easy walk to the golf course
great golf club in walking distance
awesome place great ambiance good location
amazing location and house with loads of space to relax
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Stay at a cottage for a dream-like vacation in Naivasha

These charming cottages in Naivasha not only boast rustic interiors but also offer guests an experience like none other. The majority of these cottages are in proximity to the lake and thus offer some breathtaking evening views that are nothing short of a dream. So have a wonderful vacation in Naivasha, and book a stay at any of these cottages that we’ve mentioned.

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