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KENYAN FAMILY VILLA WITH BEAUTIFUL POOL, PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS, STUNNING VIEWS.

Lissa Ruben

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, italian, Swahili
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lissa Ruben

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Speaks: english, italian, Swahili
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KENYAN FAMILY VILLA WITH BEAUTIFUL POOL, PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS, STUNNING VIEWS.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Kenya Coast Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms

Welcome to Himaya House. Situated on a coral buff overlooking Silversands Beach, Malindi, the views are stunning. There are two magnificent Baobab trees which give a very special feeling to the property. There is a short path down to the beach - only accessed through a carved wooden door - giving you complete privacy and exclusivity.

The house is spacious and cool with a north or south monsoon blowing most of the year. The main house has a large living area plus veranda with the Master Bedroom up above.

All rooms have a spectacular view. Two of the bedrooms are in a separate unit with steps down to the swimming pool.

The Master bedroom is up above the main living area and has its own entrance.

The Kenya coast has a North and South Monsoon.

The winds blow from the North from around end of November through to April/May and then change to the South.

This obviously brings changes on the beach,

In the North Monsoon the sea weed is blown down towards the house and there for the beach is not a complete stretch of white sand.

There are always areas that are clear and where you can swim.

It is absolutely not a problem but I would like you to know the photographs are taken in the South Monsoon.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Lissa Ruben (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, italian, Swahili

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467033
+254 -(0)722 702351
Kenya Coast Kenya
5

Our expectations were exceeded on many levels!

  • 5 of 5
We selected the Himaya House after doing over a month's worth of research on the Internet. We felt quite confident that we could expect a safe, clean, comfortable, well maintained home with a pool and a great beach location where we could spend sixteen nights.

We did not, however, anticipate that our expectations would be exceeded on so many levels.

The house is in perfect repair, fully equipped with modern, properly functioning appliances, wonderfully furnished and tastefully decorated.

Sammy, the resort-trained chef served up one amazing dish after another, Silas made sure the home remained in tip top shape, Mapinga made sure the pool was always clean and garden green and lush. Kombe did our laundry and ironing and Charles the professionally trained security guard assured us our safety.

Lissa (pronounced Lisa) went above and beyond to make sure that every aspect of our stay was perfect. She found out ahead of time what our food preferences and tastes were and did some pre-shopping so that we wouldn't have to worry about getting groceries for a few days. Throughout our stay she would pop in every once in a while to ask if we needed anything further.

Lissa also arranged for a car rental at an excellent price and helped us organize a boat excursion. She keeps a comprehensive list of meals (appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts) that Sammy has aced, just to give us some ideas (although by no means does the list limit our options).

She also keeps an immensely helpful directory of where the best restaurants, attractions and shopping spots are as well as contact names, numbers and directions to other services that may be required.

We quickly grew attached to Lissa and invited her to join us for supper more than once. She is a kind hearted, gracious woman and as it turns out, an accomplished author as well. As someone who played an important role in the establishment of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (elephant orphanage), she has some fascinating stories to tell.

We loved every minute of our stay at Himaya House and we found Malindi to be a most peaceful, safe and vibrant town.

When we return to Kenya we will plan our trip around the availability of Himaya House.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467033
+254 -(0)722 702351
Kenya Coast Kenya
5

Beautiful house, fantastic view and super friendly

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 5 days in this lovely house. The house has a perfect location on a coral rock. That both give the house and the garden/pool a fantastic view over the ocean but also a natural “protection” from the beach boys.
The villa itself is beautiful, well maintained and very clean. All the rooms are hugs and from everywhere in the house you have a fantastic view.

The owner Lissa is extremely helpful. Airkenya Express changed our flight time last minute and because we didn’t get that information we didn’t catch our flight. But Lissa called the airline office and convinced them to put us on another flight. What a service 

Lissa also did all the food shopping for us, so we didn’t have to go to the town but could stay and relax at the pool.

The staff in the villa is super friendly. Sammy the chef is amazing. He cooked delicious food for us 3 times a day. We didn’t even try some of the restaurants in Malindi as Sammy’s food was so delicious. There is also a pool boy that clean the pool 2-3 times a day, a friendly guy that did all our dirty laundry from the safari and a security guy that look after the house as night.
The house give you the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday.

We can warm recommend to stay in this wonderful villa and would love to come back one day.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
business
Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467033
+254 -(0)722 702351
Kenya Coast Kenya
5

Himaya to me must mean 'Heaven on Earth'

Himaya to me must mean 'Heaven on Earth'
  • 5 of 5
HIMAYA is heaven on earth...a stunning location with beautiful views across the indian ocean. The location is perfect with its close proximity to cafe's, restaurants, fun shopping and its accessibility to a lovely beach. Clean and extremely comfortable with wonderful people to take care of you. I would recommend Himaya for a family getaway with it's inviting pool...the rooms have veranda gates which are perfect to keep young children safe. Himaya is truly a special spot...yes, indeed, this place is heaven on earth. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467033
+254 -(0)722 702351
Kenya Coast Kenya
5

Wonderful Place - a piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5
We have been to Himaya with the family several times - and always come back. It is indeed a very special place with beautiful rooms, stunning views, lovely staff and great food. For a relaxing holiday it s a perfect place - a nice and well maintained pool and a direct acess to the beach - but still having privacy, as the house is located on a cliff. The chef is preparing amazing local and international dishes and all the staff are very firendly - the service is really outstanding! The contact with the manager is always good and fast in response.
If you are looking for a very spiecial place for your holiday at the coast - this is it!
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467033
+254 -(0)722 702351
Kenya Coast Kenya
5

Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time at the Himaya house in early November. The house is located above the beach and has a beautiful view from all the bedrooms and from the terrace where we had all our meals. A few steps down and we could enter the beach through our own private door. Our teenagers loved to play in the pool. We were very well looked after by the staff and Sammy the chef prepared delicious meals for us. We had fresh fish, meat and also some more local dishes. Lissa, the owner, arranged for all our transfers, both to and from the airport in Mombasa (2,5 hours) and to and from the local airport in Malindi when we went on our safari. It was easy to get into town by just grabbing a tuk-tuk in the local road behind the garden. We went into town for shopping and sightseeing, but enjoyed most of our meals at the house. My daughter and I went horse-back riding on the beach just north of town a couple of times and we also did some scuba-diving (at one dive center in Malindi and at another one in Watamu). I could not have celebrated my big birthday in a better place! We would love to return!
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467033
+254 -(0)722 702351
Kenya Coast Kenya
5

Truly AMAZING holiday right on the beach.

  • 5 of 5
We (family of 4)stayed for 5 days in this beautiful colonial villa right on the beach,in all privacy due to its elevated location.Arriving after a 3 day safari this proved to be the perfect place to relax,calm down and enjoy the Kenian coast in true luxury.The villa is absolutely fantastic,it has a very spacious feeling due to its big well maintained and beautiful garden(has 2 Baobabs), large swimming pool (kept very clean by the staff) and very spacious bedrooms,living room and dining area/veranda.The views from the garden/pool and from the house on the Indian ocean are stunning.The white and very soft beach is easily accessible from the house via a private entrance,and the sea is perfect for kids to swim in as it is only up to a meter deep for the first 100m.There is an outside shower just as you enter the property on the way back from the beach to wash of the sand and salt.The house is kept very clean at all times by the excellent staff whose presence was never disturbing almost unnoticeable.We never went out eating since Sammy's (the chef) cooking was excellent and had great variety on offer.The staff also took care of booking taxi's,boat to go snorkelling (pick up on the beach just below the house) and any groceries needed.We did a few short trips to Malindi centre which is 10mins with a Tuktuk,to buy some souvenirs,and visited the Gedi ruins which we found quite interesting.There are a few info folders in the villa made by the owner which provide you with all possible information on the neighborhood and on activities that can be planned from here.Do contact the owner if you have any questions about the villa or your booking,she is extremely helpful and friendly.
This villa gave all of us a WAAW feeling every minute of our stay!Its just an unbelievable FANTASTIC place,run by truly friendly people.Thank you Lissa for renting out this wonderful place and thank you to your staff for the 5 star service.We hope to be back soon!
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Malindi Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Driftwood
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Likoni Ferry, South Coast
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Malindi Golf Course
Nearest Train
110 Kilometres
Mombasa
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Mariposa, Baby Marrow
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Silversands
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Yoga classes on request

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Rates & Availability

Kenya Coast Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Mar 15 - Jun 30
3 nights
£160
£900
 
 
Mid Season
Jul 1 - Jul 22
3 nights
£180
£1,300
 
 
High Season
Jul 23 - Aug 31
3 nights
£250
£1,500
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 - Sep 22
3 nights
£180
£1,300
 
 
Low Season
Sep 24 - Nov 30
3 nights
£160
£900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Lissa will consider special rates if you are only a couple who would like to come, and for long stays.

Cancellation Policy:
Once a 30% deposit is made, this is not refundable.
Full payment is expected 2 months prior to arrival.
If the booking is cancelled 6 weeks prior to arrival, there will be no refunds.
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Amenities

Kenya Coast Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 2 single beds on the verandah
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 2 single beds on the verandah
  • The house comfortably sleeps six but two extra children can sleep on the veranda. Maximum eight, including children in the party.
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WiFi is available. A telephone can be made available on request. A re-charge card is required. These are easily obtainable. Mobile phones are very cheap to purchase with a local number and advisable for a long stay. Malindi Airport is 15 minutes away and has 3 airlines flying in from Nairobi daily. Mombasa Airport, a 2 hour drive, has multiple flights throughout the day from and to Nairobi.

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