The lovely home is named for its stunning view of Karura Forest, which is one of the best in the city. Its layout is designed to take full advange of the gorgeous vista, with two outdoor spaces facing the beautiful leafy view. The large elevated patio features a swing seat and an outdoor sofa set that is perfect for sunny Nairobi days. The living room opens onto a small balcony furnished with a bench, a lovely spot for your morning coffee or evening sundowner.

The living and dining areas both benefit from large, forest-facing windows that offer plenty of natural light. Tree Tops boasts a well appointed kitchen with a serving hatch for easy access to the dining area. Handwoven kilim rugs anchor the room with beautiful style and warmth. The living area earns a luxurious ambiance with a velvet sofa and winged armchair, perfectly positioned to enjoy the fireplace and large Smart TV.

The ensuite master bedroom boasts a gorgeous oversized Lamu bed placed centrally, letting you wake up each day facing the beautiful view of morning breaking over the forest. The master bedroom is connected to an office cum dressing room through its ensuite bathroom. The home’s second bedroom is also ensuite and features a double bed, with ample natural light from a large facing window.

Tree Tops is located in the heart of Westlands, making it convenient for work commutes within the neighbourhood, to the CBD, and to the UN and Gigiri, for which your trip will run against traffic. There are three shopping centres in the area: Westgate Mall, Diamond Plaza and Sarit Centre. Visit Westgate and Sarit Centre for your grocery needs, at Shoprite and Carrefour, respectively, and head to The Corner Shop at Diamond Plaza for fresh produce.

There are plenty of activities in the area, including a cinema at Westgate, and the Africa Yoga Project and a climbing wall at Diamond Plaza. For fitness lovers, there are several nearby gyms, including the gym at Sankara Hotel and Arena Fitness Centre at Sarit Centre. Tree Tops is just down the road from the Thigiri Lane gate of Karura Forest and a short drive from the forest’s main gate. Visit Nairobi National Museum for rotating exhibitions in its art gallery.

Westlands is the heart of Nairobi’s nightlife, so there is no shortage of nearby bars and restaurants. There are two Artcaffes in the area – at The Oval and Westgate – and you can enjoy a lovely al fresco meal at About Thyme. Furusato offers excellent Japanese cuisine, while Haandi and Open House are two of the most popular Indian restaurants in the city. For a fine dining experience, book a table a Sankara Hotel’s Graze Steak House. Sankara also offers a gorgeous Rooftop Bar and Champagne Lounge, while just around the corner you can find Gypsy’s and The Alchemist, two popular bars with local and expat crowds alike.

Rental of this charming home includes electricity, internet, satellite television and back up power. Our trusted housekeeper Rachel splits her day between the Tree Tops and the Hydrangea House – our other property in the Cosy Cottages collection – doing your washing up, laundry, ironing and general housekeeping. Maarifa Homes provides for all gardening and security, which includes a perimeter wall, electric fence and an evening dog patrol around the spacious compound. There is also back up power. In addition to the home itself, there is a large lockable garage which can be used for storage, staff quarter or as a hobby room, and a laundry area with a washing machine for your convenience.

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