SECOND HOME: PRIVATE BEACH HOUSE WITH FABULOUS POOL ON MARINE CONSERVANCY

Lyndsey McIntyre

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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SECOND HOME: PRIVATE BEACH HOUSE WITH FABULOUS POOL ON MARINE CONSERVANCY

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Spacious 3 bedroom house (1 family, 1 triple, 1 double, sleeps 9, all en suit

Situated on a cliff at the north end of Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy, the house enjoys lovely views and gentle breezes. Tastefully furnished and comfortable. It has a mature garden and a fun sundowner deck just above the Indian Ocean. There is a gorgeous 12 x 6m infinity pool with a stunning pool house. There is a cook, a housekeeper, a groundsman and Maintenance man. The house has good security. Staff quarters can accommodate one extra if required. Direct beach access at low - mid tide. Steps to beach relatively steep for the elderly/infirm. Beach access at very high tide (for keen body surfers) or for elderly folk unable to manage the steps is only a few hundred metres down the road on the public access route.

The pool and beach: Kuruwitu Beach is one of the last unspoilt beaches on the Kenyan coast. Despite it being blissfully bare of people and beach boys , it is secure as there are 'askari's' patrolling for the marine conservancy. It is also unusually clean as the conservancy oversee the picking up of the debris that is common along most coastlines. The snorkeling metres off the shore is incredible - coral heads mean an abundance of tropical fish, octopus,lobster. There is a glass bottom boat as well as a fishing/dolphin spotting boat for hire. The conservancy also offer guided tours of the reef where there are even more wonderful snorkeling spots.

The infinity pool set in front of the house has a 'baby pool' section. The adjoining pool house is large and comfortable with a bar and drinks fridge as well as a living and dining area, a water feature and sunbeds. The terrace below with plunge pool is not safe for young or unaccompanied children.

The house: The master bedroom has its own sectioned off veranda as well as a nook with a desk and an extra bed. The middle bedroom has a double bed and a sofa bed suitable for a young child. The rear bedroom has 2 single beds and a bunk bed. There is a small TV with a DVD player in this room. There is a selection of kid and adult movies that can be borrowed. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and standing fans in case of preference or power cuts. All bedrooms are ensuite with large bathrooms with showers.

There is wi-fi but guests need to buy airtime from Safaricom and log on to choose a bundle they wish to purchase with the airtime. Safaricom scratch cards are easily available including at the closest villages.

The sitting/dining area is big and very airy with good security wrought iron all around. It is tastefully furnished in a coastal style with wooden overhead fans and 'lamu beds' as sofa's. There is a games chest with scrabble, poker etc.

The kitchen is relatively small compared to the rest of the house and is manned by Reuben who is a competent cook specialising in seafood, curries and swahili style cooking. Pili is the housekeeper and takes care of the laundry and general cleaning.

Activities: If you can bear to drag yourself away from the fabulous pool and beach - the world class Vipingo Ridge golf course (soon to be 36 holes) is less than a 10 minute drive away. The elegant club house has a good restaurant in a beautiful setting. Kilifi which has supermarkets and a bustling little town is a 15 minute drive away to the North. Dhow trips can be taken up the creek here. Diving is available at the famous Mnarani Club. There is also sailing and water-ski-ing available at the picturesque boatyard. Malindi is a 1 hour drive Northwards.

Head 15 minutes south and Mtwapa has several excellent restaurants and tourist activities. The Bamburi Nature trail is 25 minutes from the house as is the Nakumat shopping centre. Nyali is less than 30 minutes away with a cinema, shopping complex, hotels and night clubs. Old town Mombasa (Fort Jesus etc) is approx 40 minutes drive depending on the traffic.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Bliss and tranquility is found here. Thank you for sharing paradise. Reuben and co were fantastic - the food was incredible. We can't wait to return.
Mar 2011
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Lyndsey McIntyre

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We live in Nairobi, Kenya and have spent our lives in this beautiful country. We have been fortunate enough to have travelled widely and also own a small village house in Southern France. We eventually hope to spend half our time there and half our time at the property in Vipingo, which is my favorite place on the Kenyan Coast. I work as a photographer/casting and model agent/lead ladies tours to Morocco and India and also occasionally take on interior design jobs. My husband works with a company that designs and manufactures high end tents for lodges etc.

My mother in law invested in this property some 16 years ago. She passed it on to her three children some years later and my husband and I bought out his siblings about 3 years ago and consequently invested more in the property, designing and building the pool, installing air conditioning etc. We will continue to upgrade and improve the house as funds allow. The house is in such a unique position, the beach so unspoiled and the development of the marine park has made it wonderfully unique.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Second Home: Private beach house with fabulous pool on Marine Conservancy
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Second Home: Private beach house with fabulous pool on Marine Conservancy
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Kenya Coast Kenya
5

House and crew 10 points out of 10 !!

  • 5 of 5
Wenn man Mombasa mit seiner Hektik und den Strand mit seinem Rummel kennt, dann weiss man dieses Paradies zu schätzen. Erholung pur! Und immer umsorgt von drei Hausgeistern, die einem von morgens bis abends jeden Wunsch von den Lippen ablesen. Ein einsamer Strand - unter der Woche waren wir die einzigen Schwimmer. Wer Ruhe sucht, keine Disco braucht und sich ein wenig für die Menschen in Kenia interessiert, der findet keinen schönere und bessere Bleibe.
Vielen Dank an Reuben, Pili und Emanuel.

Die Organisation durch Lyndsey war ebenfalls perfekt. Sie setzt sich sehr dafür ein, dass wirklich alles optimal abläuft - keine Selbstverständlichkeit in diesem Land. Da ist man eben nicht nur zahlender Mieter.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Second Home: Private beach house with fabulous pool on Marine Conservancy
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+254 (0)722 705145
Kenya Coast Kenya
5

The place to stay in Vipingo!

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful and comfortable house with gorgeous infinity pool and access to the beach. The owner was helpful and the staff very friendly. Fresh fish and seafood delivered to your doorstep and easy to travel to other beaches in the area. Would definitively recommend!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Second Home: Private beach house with fabulous pool on Marine Conservancy
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Kenya Coast Kenya
4

An idyllic spot, perfect for a relaxing holiday.

  • 4 of 5
A lovely big house with all sorts of excellent facilities (including snorkels), very clean & well maintained. Owner very helpful, and staff wonderful. Hire car very useful - 20 minutes to excellent Tuskys Supermarket in Kilifi.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Second Home: Private beach house with fabulous pool on Marine Conservancy
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Kenya Coast Kenya
4

Home Away from Home

  • 4 of 5
This was my second time to stay at Neem Tree. I thought the first time we went there the place was awesome but the second time round our stay was JUST out of this world.

Oooh Reuben, Pili and Emmanuel there are awesome as always.. bless them.

Thank you... we shall be back a third time and that is for sure.

You just have to visit and experience then you will understand what i'm talking about.

Jackie
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Second Home: Private beach house with fabulous pool on Marine Conservancy
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5

Perfect, quiet hideaway with hospitable staff!

  • 5 of 5
We spent 18 days at the villa so we had enough time to get to know not only the house, but also the wonderful staff (Reuben, Pili and Emmanuel), the surroundings (the reef, beaches, villages etc.) and local people. It was a wonderful holiday, both to adults and kids (3 and 1 y.o.). Swimming pool is amazing, with water in just the right temperature (and I mean warm), salty, very clean. The garden is large and mature, beautiful even during rain. The sandy beach (just a few steps right from the stairs leading to the reef) was always empty. We liked all the people that appeared almost at once to offer us fish (in-cre-di-bly fresh and delicious), prawns, lobsters, oranges, pineapples, coconuts etc. - they were very friendly, open to suggestions and never ever crossed the thin line between selling and harrassing tourists. People in the nearby villages are cordial and welcoming, we took wonderful and very intimate photos and after a few days we almost felt part of the community. Vipingo is also a very good location to go on a 2-3 day safari to Tsavo East, it takes ca. 4 hours to get there. To the very special character of this place contribute also the cheerful and very hospitable staff. Reuben was eager to teach us suahili cooking (and we loved it), Pili got us tons of excellent cardamon from a village (to make mahamri at home), Emmanuel even cleaned our car before our safari. It was a pleasure to be with them, we felt safe, relaxed and at home all the time. In general, it is good to be in a new place, but within a settled social network in which everything works just fine - the car hire service is reliable, the suppliers are friendly etc. It is a must to visit Kuruwitu reef sanctuary (just a few minutes away) and go on a glass bottom boat trip at least once to see the Discovery Channel alive and to support the community. Snorkelling is mandatory, too. To sum up -we enjoyed our stay very much, we learnt a lot, we loved the food, the house, the pool, the ocean, even the weather was perfect (though it was rainy season it rained mainly at night and those few showers we had during the day were spectacular, refreshing, with great light and even rainbows above the ocean). Our daughter (3 years old) burst into tears each time we mentioned going back home and declared she was staying in Africa, in this house. So we made certain promises and we take them seriously:).Thank you Lyndsey, thank you Reuben, Pili and Emmanuel.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Second Home: Private beach house with fabulous pool on Marine Conservancy
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5

Perfect place to stay on holiday

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful house with a magnificent view. Staff did all they could to make us feel at home. Rueben is a fantastic cook, Pilli took care of the house and our laundry, Emanuel showed us his village and let us meet his family.
We enjoyed the pool with the view on the ocean with the cleanest beach we ever saw. We made amazing snorkling trips in the marine conservancy, just in front of the house. The only disadvantage is the distance to the shops, but the staff was very helpful.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Delighted you enjoyed it so much. For anyone wanting to book the house, I do try to help as much as possible with shopping advice to avoid having to do more than the one stock up that can hopefully be done on the way in from the airport (there is even a 24 hour supermarket that can be visited). It does of course depend on the length of the stay as even with plenty of fridge and freezer space there is only so long vegetables will last! Or in the owners case - the wine!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Moi International Airport, Mombasa
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Mombasa Station
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
beach
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Vipingo Ridge Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Vipingo Ridge
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Vipingo Ridge Clubhouse
Car: recommended

Located 40 min north of historic Mombasa, the house has direct access on to the beautiful, safe and unspoilt shoreline of the Kiruwitu Marine Conservancy which offers fantastic swimming and snorkelling. The Conservancy offers: boat rides to spot dolphins or go fishing outside the reef/glass bottom boat/guided walks to the reef.

Fishermen bring freshly caught seafood to the door. Vipingo Village stocks basic household items (7 min drive). Vipingo Ridge (10 minutes) has a stunning clubhouse with a restaurant on its world class golf course. Mtwapa Creek and Nyali Beach (30-35 min) both offer good restaurants, night life, scuba diving, medical centres, supermarkets, water sports and alternative entertainment such as the Bamburi Nature trail, a water park, a cinema complex and a casino. Kilifi Creek (15 min) has deep sea fishing, deep sea diving, sailing, water-ski-ing, dhow sundowner cruises and The Boatyard is a popular place for lunch. However, once at Neem Tree its unlikely you will want to go anywhere.

Other Activities: Snorkelling, glass bottom boat trips, sundowner dhow trips, reef walks and snorkeling

Golf: The world class 18 hole (soon to become 36 holes) Vipingo Ridge Golf Course is less than a 10 minute drive away. The course was designed by David Jones and boasts a 5 star club house open to the public. Temporary membership with golf clubs is available at very competitive prices.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Kenya Coast House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
£240
 
 
low season
Sep 3 2014 - Oct 17 2014
1 night minimum stay
£200
 
 
high
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 26 2014
4 night minimum stay
£240
 
 
low season
Oct 27 2014 - Dec 5 2014
1 night minimum stay
£200
 
 
high season
Dec 6 2014 - Dec 12 2014
4 night minimum stay
£240
 
 
Peak season
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
£300
 
 
Low Season
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 13 2015
1 night minimum stay
£200
£1,400
 
 
High Season
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 23 2015
4 night minimum stay
£240
£1,680
 
 
Low Season
Feb 24 2015 - Mar 28 2015
1 night minimum stay
£200
£1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes We require a deposit of 25% to secure the booking.
Balance to be paid a minimum of 4 weeks before occupation.
Check out by 10.00 am
Check in 2.00 pm
Unless by prior arrangement. We will be flexible where possible.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kenya Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Security System
  • Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Telescope
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Paper Towels
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Laundry Soap
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 single beds and one bunk bed
  • There are 2 sofa beds in the sitting room. We have additional nets so if you have extra guests (maximum 2) and they are prepared to 'rough it' this will be considered, though generally speaking this is suitable only for extra children or teens. There is an additional charge for this.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • caves
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
Notes:
The steps down to the beach could be difficult for elderly (although my 82 year old father in law manages fine) or people with mobility problems but the pool should be easy enough to use. We advise against children under 8 being allowed on the lower pool deck unless strictly supervised as there is a drop off into cacti. Care must be taken on the ocean side deck for children or inebriated adults! There is good mobile network. There is a small selection of DVD's on site. The rear triple bedroom and middle bedroom are air-conditioned, the master bedroom has ceiling fans and one standing fan.
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