BEAUTIFUL MODERN HOUSE, LOVELY POOL, ON THE BEACH, WITH STUNNING VIEWS

Tim

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
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BEAUTIFUL MODERN HOUSE, LOVELY POOL, ON THE BEACH, WITH STUNNING VIEWS

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4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, balcony and veranda, spacious accomodation

The house has 4 large air conditioned bedrooms, each with its en-suite bathroom and solar heated water and shower. Each has a balcony, either facing east toward the sea and the sunrise or inland and west to the sunset. The main balcony facing the sea has table and chairs - it's a place for the family to eat breakfast or relax with a drink in the evening. The house sleeps 9/10. The 2 bedrooms facing the sea each have a big double bed and the other bedrooms are a twin and a triple, with another single bed in the study.

The dining room has a large dining table and the lounge area is comfortably furnished with a settee and easy chairs, a TV and DVD player and a variety of board games. The kitchen is large and fully equipped.

There is a lovely swimming pool with a big shallow end for children to play in safely with sunbeds, a table with sunshade and chairs.

There is an Estate Manager, who lives nearby and looks after you completely A maid comes daily to wash clothes and clean.

Let us arrange your Game Park Visits: Kenya is rightly famed for its wildlife National Parks. From the house, suggested visits include :

Tsavo.

Tsavo landscapes are some of the most dramatic in Kenya, the animals are that bit wilder and the parks receive comparatively few visitors.They are about 2.5 hours drive away, off the main Mombasa – Nairobi highway. You see herds of elephants, lions, buffalo, giraffe, leopard, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich, warthogs, antelopes and gazelles. We can arrange day trips or overnight stays in the Park lodges.

Masai Mara

We can arrange for you to fly from nearby Diani Airstrip to the world famous Masai Mara reserve, with its annual wildebeest migration. This typically involves a stay several nights overnight in the park.

Dolphin spotting at Wasini

A trip to Wasini Island – an eco-tourist destination – which is about 90 minutes drive south, involves a day out with a dhow trip to take in dolphin spotting, good coral reef snorkeling & an excellent lunch on one of the small islands.

Enjoy the Sea Life and Watersports: Snorkelling

You can snorkel off the beach or at a number of nearby sites where there is plenty of coral and tropical coral fish.

Scuba Diving

If you are interested in Scuba diving, we work with the best Dive Centres in Diani and can arrange this for you. There are some excellent coral reef dive sites, including an interesting wreck, where you can see turtles, octopus, nudibranchs, anemones and a huge range of fish. You frequently see dolphins on your way out to the dive sites, which sometimes play by the boat as it travels along.

The Scuba centre we use also offers a full range of PADI courses and qualificaton, plus “try dives” for newcomers to the sport.

Deep Sea Fishing

There is deep sea fishing for marlin, sailfish and tuna at Shimoni, which can be arranged with some excellent and very experienced crews.

Water sports

There are jet skis, windsurfing and kite surfing at Diani, which we can arrange for you. This includes courses for those interested but inexperienced.

Sea and bird life: For any interested naturalist, there are a wide range of places to explore. The intertidal lagoon between the beach and the fringing reef at low tide is full of life and worth exploring both at day and at night. Regular sightings include octopus, cuttle fish, tiger, lynx and gold ring cowries, nudibranchs, moray eels, crabs, snake eels, sea hares and varieties of sea urchin. A group of Marine Biologists stay each year, who are building up a guide to the underwater flora and fauna. There are a range of identification books at the house.

There are a mass of wading birds working the intertidal zone at low tide, including sacred ibis, the raucous haddeda ibis, egrets, herons, storks and many smaller birds, They are gradually pushed in toward the beach as the tide comes in, making it easy to get close to them. You may see pied kingfishers fishing at high tide too. In the garden, there are lilac breasted rollers, finches, wagtails and other small birds.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Tim (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Tim

I grew up in Mombasa and went to school in Kenya, then going on to University in the UK and worked there, visiting my parents who were still living in Kenya. I found the beach plot and built the house in 2008/9 and currently split my time between work in the Uk and the house on the beach. I'm a keen amateur marine biologist and photograph and record the varied marine species on the coast, loading them onto the Marine Species section of the house website www.sand-and-shells.com. I have a special week each year when a group of marine biologists stay, diving and walking the intertidal zone, collecting and photographing specimens.

Tim purchased this villa in 2008

Why Tim chose Kenya Coast

Growing up on the Kenya coast, I'd always wanted to have a house of my own on the beach. I spent a lot of time snorkelling off Shelley beach as a kid, so knew it well. I also wanted a place away from the hotels and the persistent annoyance of the beach boys that haunt the resort areas. This big plot on the beach was ideal and I built the house 2 stories high to give fantastic views across the Indian Ocean. It is built with a really big veranda and balcony, so you can be outside, but in the welcome shade, while catching the cooling breeze off the sea.

What makes this villa unique

Lovely house, peaceful and beautiful location, close to Mombasa.

Why HomeAway

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Beautiful modern house, lovely pool, on the beach, with stunning views
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Beautiful modern house, lovely pool, on the beach, with stunning views
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Kenya Coast Kenya
5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5
I have just returned from a fantastic stay at this villa. The location is perfect. We swam in the sea and at low tide we were able to wander out to the reef through the rock pools. We also enjoyed some lovely walks along the beach where the local people were welcoming and friendly.

The villa itself is really tasteful and stylish. The staff were always helpful. Omar, the night –security man, was smiling and friendly. Norah made sure everything was spotlessly clean and tidy – and she set our beds each night so that mosquito nets were properly in place. Fatih is very well connected and accompanied us on a fantastic two day safari, which included a journey miles away from other visitors where we had great up-close experiences of crocodiles and hippos.

This villa is perfect if you are looking for an elegant, peaceful and secure base from which to embrace the African experience. The garden and swimming pool are wonderful for chilling out and the position right on the beach offers wonderful views as the tide ebbs and flows.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Beautiful modern house, lovely pool, on the beach, with stunning views
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Kenya Coast Kenya
Luton, UK
5

Fabulous Holiday - to be recommended

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful house in a fantastic spot. The photographs on the web site are totally honest, if anything a little modest. All four bedrooms are large, clean and the beds are really comfortable. Each has an en-suite, and everything was kept spotless by Nora on a daily basis. Also each room opened onto a balcony – the one at the front was ideal for eating breakfast looking out to see, while the rear balcony enabled us to catch the last few rays in the west before the sun set.
We were greeted at the airport, and the welcome from Fatih and Norah when we arrived at the villa was really warm – with coconuts provided for us to drink and a demonstration from a local lad to show us how he climbed one of the many coconut trees to harvest the nuts. We were then able to take advantage of the lovely pool – which was big enough to have a good swim and deep enough for teenagers to practise their bombing techniques!
Downstairs is very spacious too, and we had plenty of room to spread ourselves out both inside and out. And the availability of the internet through a lap top, flat screen tv with DVD player (and a variety of DVDs), shelves full of books and a few board games meant that there was plenty to keep us entertained evening on the wettest of evenings.
The kitchen has everything you need, and the cupboards contain a range of oils, spices, and other ingredients that made my kitchen at home look sparse. There were also essentials provided to “get us started” such as milk and butter and a few Tusker Beers.
Fatih looked after us well and was on hand to answer any questions or sort anything at all out for us. He’s also great for local knowledge and help with shopping.
The house is situated on the edge of a fairly undeveloped village by the Likoni Ferry. Although the queues for the ferry can be quite long and daunting, there were times when the trip into Mombasa didn’t take long. The drive to Diani beach took about 40 – 45 minutes – depending on the traffic at Likoni , but it was nice to spend some time at the beach resorts – especially for snorkelling. However, if you want to spend time “far from the madding crowd” the house is ideal. Walk though the gate at the bottom of the garden and you’re on the beach. I would recommend that you hire a car for ease of getting around.

This was a really exceptional holiday house and I would strongly recommend it. We stayed with two teenage daughters (14 and 16) who had a great time.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful modern house, lovely pool, on the beach, with stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492505
+44 (0)7789 997115
Kenya Coast Kenya
GB
5

Fantastic Villa!!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed at this villa over Xmas and New Year 2009-10. Very well placed for access from airport. Owner's representative, Fatih, can meet you at airport if required and he is incredibly helpful during your stay. Weather was perfect but can be a little humid as right on the beach. VERY large rooms, incredible view from balcony. Well appointed kitchen. Pool was under construction when we stayed but from photos this looks amazing and ideal for children! It's a very private area and gardens fully enclosed and landscaped.
Great base for trips to Diani or into Mombasa itself or if adventurous there are game parks within couple of hours drive. Try It!! You won't be disappointed!!
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful modern house, lovely pool, on the beach, with stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492505
+44 (0)7789 997115
Kenya Coast Kenya
England
5

Fabulous place

  • 5 of 5
The house is lovely and comfortable and the staff made us very welcome. The photos give a very accurate picture of a very peaceful location with no beach boy hassle. Its easy to get to the resort of Diani with lots of restaurants and shops. Getting to the game park at Tsavo or down to Wasini island is a longer drive but well worth the effort - fabulous close up views of the wildlife. The colour of the lagoon is an ever changing feast for the eyes and there are lovely paointings on the walls. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a place to visit but I think a car is essential
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Mombasa Moi International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Kwetu
Nearest Restaurant
25 Kilometres
Kwetu / Diani
Car: recommended

A beautiful, recently built, modern beach house. The house is situated on a 2 acre plot, fronting a white coral sand beach, surrounded by coconut palms, frangipani trees and bougainvillea. It is about 2 miles south of Mombasa Island, on the Kenya coast, about 45 minutes drive from the airport. The beach is peaceful – there are no big hotels nearby and therefore no beach boys. There is a lovely swimming pool with a big shallow end for children to play in safely.

There are lots of good beachside and other restaurants and bars about 30 minutes drive down the coast at Diani.

There are also good supermarkets just across the ferry on Mombasa Island and at Diani. The staff will buy local fresh fish, fresh fruit and vegetables for you and will also do the supermarket shopping for you.

Local Amenities and Staff

Massage: an experienced masseuse, Helen, comes in by appointment and offers a range of massages, facials, manicures, pedicures etc.

There is an Estate Manager, Debbie, who lives just down the beach. She will arrange anything for you : – from Safaris to Tsavo Game Park or dolphin trips at Wasini Island, to taxis, car hire, reef walks and shopping. She will check regularly with you during the day to see if there is anything you need. She will do her best to see that your every need is met.

A maid comes in each day between 7.30 and 5.00 pm. She cleans the house, does the washing up, services the bedrooms, washes guest’s clothes and towels etc.

There is also a night watchman, Omari, who generally makes sure that all is safe. We are also connected to G4S for additional security.

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Availability & Rates

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
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
 
 
High season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
 
 
Green Season
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
High Season
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 6 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
 
 
High Season
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £150
Notes A deposit of 50% of the total rent is requested at the moment of reservation in order to confirm the booking. The balance left to pay has to be paid 45 days before arrival.

A returnable deposit of 20,000 Kenya shillings (or equivalent in dollars, Euros or pounds) is payable to the manager at the start of the stay to cover breakages and excessive use of electricity (very expensive in Kemya).

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kenya Coast Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Bottled Water
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Bedroom 1 ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Bedroom 2 ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 3 ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 4 ensuite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Downstairs toilet
  • The bathrooms are all modern, with Italian tiled floors and walls. The showers are all pumped and the water is soft rain water from our own catchment and the hot is solar heated. There is a large bathroom cabinet with mirrored door above the basin in each and an electric shaver point.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite bathroom
    Study - 1 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms are spacious, with high vaulted ceilings and an ensuite bathroom. Each one has a shared balcony, either facing east toward the sea and the sunrise - or inland and west toward the sunset. All bedrooms have a ceiling fan and are also air conditioned - but I usually sleep with just the breeze from the sea and the sounds of the wind in the coconut palms and the low rumble of the surf on the offshore reef. The beds are made from local mvule hardwood and are '4 poster' to carry the mosquito net that then drops down vertically. Each bedroom also has extensive built in wardrobes made from cedar wood. There is also a single bed downstairs in the study, with mosquito net and fan.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Housekeeper
  • Car Optional
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
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