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Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya - Updated 2020

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Nairobi is the capital of Kenya, and Westlands is one of its up and coming neighbourhood. Here, you can find many embassies and administrative offices. You’re lucky that most of the buildings have a 24-hour security, so you’ll never have to worry about feeling unsafe. Throughout the area, you’ll find casinos (like Casino FlaminGo) and spas, including Revitalize Wellness Centre and Kempinski Spa. The area is close to the Masai Mara reservation, and is a great starting point for safari trips. Interested in visiting Westlands, and perhaps check out other neighbourhoods? Read on, and check out some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in town!

1. A spacious apartment with a gym (from USD 54)

If you are looking to spend unforgettable days while on a vacation in Nairobi, this apartment is the answer. Featuring one bedroom and one modern bathroom, the apartment is ideal for solo travelers or couples. As a guest, you are also free to use the kitchen and the gym that can be found on the rooftop.

Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
47 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

2. Cozy and spacious one-bedroom apartment in Nairobi (from USD 25)

This light and airy apartment is located in a great location. It is within easy access to both central Nairobi and the Westlands. There’s a small sitting area, with an additional table and a chair where you can sit and work at. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, with everything you may need to enjoy your stay. There’s a cleaner who comes to the property twice a week, and for a small fee, you can have your laundry and ironing done. There are high-speed wifi, fresh sheets, and towels ready upon your arrival.

Cosy and spacious 1 bedroom Apartment
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
58 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

3. Family apartment in Nairobi Riverside Drive (from USD 46)

There’s room for four guests in this property that is situated in a convenient and safe location. For your safety, there are 24-hour security guards stationed outside the property. The apartment is close to the Nairobi town centre, as well as the popular Westlands area. There are two bedrooms on the property - one is furnished with a double bed and has an ensuite, while the other has two single beds. There’s also a separate family bathroom. The path outside the property is well-lit and is great for a jog. The hosts resides nearby and are more than happy to meet up for a coffee or meal and give you some advice about the area.

2 Rooms in Apartment Riverside Drive Nairobi.
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
14 reviews
Private room in apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

4. Master Ensuite Bedroom in Nairobi Riverside Drive (from USD 26)

This is the other bedroom available that is offered on the same property as listed above (listing #4). It is possible to rent the two together; otherwise, this room alone is the perfect place for a couple to stay. You have your own master bedroom with an ensuite, and only have to share the living room and kitchen with whoever’s in the other two bedrooms. There are bus services from outside the property, departing every two minutes - taking you to the town center. As well as having 24-hour security, there are many embassies that line this street, making it safer, and also more culturally diverse. The hosts can also help you organize a safari or Masai Mara trip.

Master Ensuite Room in Nairobi Riverside Drive
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
37 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

5. Private room in a three-bedroom house with a backyard (from USD 30)

The hosts have opened up their home, and you’ll be staying in one of the bedrooms within their three bedroom house. The house is within a secure compound, and you have the added bonus of fruit trees in the garden, that you can pick some fruit off. The room is fully furnished with everything you may need to enjoy your stay. You have access to the kitchen and living room, and the hosts will even cook some meals for you, on request. There’s also free parking on site.

A home under the sun
Nairobi, Kenya
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

6. A bright and warm condominium (from USD 90)

Have a relaxed stay at this bright and warm condominium that is perfect for four people. Facilities you can enjoy include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and a washing machine. If you need access to the internet, you can access the wireless internet for free. The condominium is within a quick drive to Nairobi National Museum and John Michuki Memorial Park.

Sohail Regency, along Rhapta Road
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
21 reviews
Entire condominium 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

7. A modern apartment in the heart of Westlands (from USD 53)

Set in a strategic location, where you will be surrounded by restaurants, malls and shops, this modern apartment offers one bedroom and one bathroom that comes with a huge walk-in shower for two people. The living area is equipped with a large sofa for you to snuggle in the afternoon and recharge your energy. What’s more, there are two French balconies on which you can enjoy different views of the city during the day and at night.

Fine living Yellow-Elegant 1bd in Westlands
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
47 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

8. New and affordable studio close to local amenities (from USD 49)

This great studio is situated in a perfect location. It is close to the local malls, museums, and public transport links. The hosts have decorated the house with a rustic feel, although it has all the modern amenities. You’re also lucky enough to have a balcony with amazing views over the city. You have twenty-four-hour access to the apartment, and it’s watched by armed guards, so you never have to feel unsafe. The house is also close to an African Market. There’s also free parking on site as well.

Safari Home 1 bdrm apartment - affordable
Westlands, Nairobi County, Kenya
79 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

9. Westlands penthouse-size apartment

If you want to enjoy a little bit of luxury during your stay, this place is perfect for you. You have your own private room within the host’s apartment. The house is in a great location, walking distance to all the amenities you may need, as well as some great restaurants. The apartment has 24-hour security and there’s also a gym and pool within the building. The host splits their time between Nairobi and Dubai, so they may not always be present during your stay. Nonetheless, they are easily contactable should there be any issues.

Westlands, Nairobi.. Penthouse Size Apartment
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. Cosy, furnished apartment

The hosts have only recently renovated this property and added it to Airbnb. There’s room for three guests, spread over two bedrooms. Guest will share the large living area and the kitchen, where you can prepare meals. The main bedroom is large and spacious, and the second room can be used for anything from a spare bedroom to a storage room, depending on your needs. There’s even a small balcony, with views over the local area. The whole complex is secured, and you can catch public transport from right in front of the gate. There are a handful of cafes and restaurants all within walking distance of the apartment.

NEW!!! Spacious Entire 1-BR Apartment in Westlands
17 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 3 Guests

11. Self-contained serviced room for rent

The hosts have opened up their house in this listing, with your bedroom inside the host’s house. The room has both air conditioning and heating, perfect for whichever season you’re visiting. There’s also have a washer and dryer that you’re able to use. There’s a double bed in the room, with room for up to two. The property itself has an elevator and a shared pool.

self contained serviced room for rent
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12. Colourful and relaxing home

There’s room for up to five guests in this spacious property. Residing here, you will be within walking distance of the shops, cafes, and restaurants; or only a ten-minute taxi ride from the center of Nairobi. The house is located in Westlands - a bustling suburb with a range of cultures and countries represented. There are two bedrooms in the house - one with a double bed and the other with a single, and an additional sofa bed in the living room. The apartment building may not look the best from the outside, but you’ll be thoroughly surprised by the inside. The hosts are easily contactable should you encounter any issues during your stay.

colourful and relaxing home
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
40 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

13. One-bedroom apartment in Westlands

This one bedroom apartment is located in the Westlands of Nairobi. It’s within walking distance of a number of shopping centers, restaurants, and cafes. The house is also located close to some of the best bars and clubs. You’ll feel safe in this property, as it’s part of a secure compound. The rooms are spacious and fully furnished. You also have on-site parking available for you. The hosts also provide a small breakfast.

One bedroom apartment in Westlands on 3rd floor
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
41 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Get ready for a safari tour!

Throughout Nairobi, you’ll find plenty of tour companies that are ever ready to take you out on a safari tour. Chat with your Airbnb host and they would be able to recommend the best ones for you. Nairobi is also a great starting point to visit the Masai Mara, spend time in their markets, and learn all about their cultures. It’s about a 6-hour drive from Nairobi to Masai Mara, but it’s definitely worth it. Start planning your trip today, and kick-start your itinerary by looking for a great accommodation. Listed are some great accommodations that are both safe and comfortable, located in one of the affluent neighborhoods of Nairobi - Westlands.

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