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

Lissa Ruben

Speaks italian, english, Swahili
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lissa Ruben

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

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Lissa Ruben

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks italian, english, Swahili
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467033
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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.
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  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
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+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: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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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

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
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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

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
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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

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
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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

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely fantastic!! After staying more than 5 years in Kenya, Himaya House is one of the best beach houses we have ever visited.
What a view, the location is beautiful, on top of a cliff, direct access to the wonderful beach and close to all the attractions in Watamu/Malindi area.

The house is cozy, clean and welcoming! Staff is absolutely amazing and the idea of having a 2 page menu where you can put together breakfast, lunch and dinner works excellent.

We enjoyed every minute of our stay and big thanks to staff and Lissa for making our holiday so wonderful. We will be back!!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Map

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

Other Activities: Yoga classes on request

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Availability & Rates

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Kenya Coast Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
£180
£1,300
 
 
High Season
Jul 23 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£250
£1,500
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
£180
£1,300
 
 
Low Season
Sep 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
£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:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
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:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Large Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
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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