- Villa2583 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 23, 2018
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We loved everything about our homeaway home! The house was comfortable and exactly as described.
We had a very relaxing 8 days at Diani Beach. The house was fabulous. Lucy cooked amazing food. What a treat to have such a great cook there all day to prepare our meals. She gave us great suggestions on different meals and cooked some amazing meals for us that we came up with. There is a massage house on the property that we made use of regularly. Paulina is a very good masseuse that helped my back feel so much better.
The staff was so helpful and caring and wanted to make sure our stay was perfect. The Maasai guys did a great job at the gate and always had huge smiles. Our group of 6 would highly recommend this home for families, groups and friends as a perfect getaway. When we did venture out for a meal, we ate at the cave restaurant, 40 thieves (which are both right there) and had some great Italian food just a quick tuk tuk ride away.
We want to thank all the wonderful staff at Marula park for the great stay!
Property lovely along with staff who took great care of us all and made us feel very welcome. Really didn't know what to expect on arrival but was so much better than even advertised! Can't wait to return! Area very friendly beach boys not too intrusive. Safari and snorkelling with DM tours worth every penny. A really unspoilt part of the world 👍
We stayed in the Villa Sarabi for four nights over Christmas and it was absolutely amazing! It was wonderful having a/c in the bedrooms. In addition to keeping us cool enough to sleep soundly it also blocked out road noise.
Everyone at Marula Park was very friendly, helpful and accommodating, from the gate keeper, the housekeeper, the gardener to the chef! Being a short walk (approx 5 minutes) to the beach was a bonus.
Having a chef made our stay very affordable. All we had to do was buy ingredients and leave the rest to her. Thank you Lucy! We loved your cooking and we will be back for more!!!
We loved everything so much we decided to stay here whenever in Diani.
Clean, comfortable, friendly staff, close to beach and store.
Great place to relax and enjoy family, sun and beach. Would stay again.
After spending a busy week in Nairobi, we came to relax in Diani. We found the home to be very clean and comfortable (A/C worked great for the bedrooms!). The property is beautiful and secure. The gorgeous beach is a short walk down the drive and the home is convenient to the nearby grocery store. I highly recommend bringing or renting some snorkel gear for the beach, as we saw many ocean creatures that we have not had the opportunity to see close up before. Word to the wise: If you buy or rent anything at the beach, bargain, bargain, bargain. We were able to take camel rides on the beach for $400 shillings pp. Other than some pesky "beach boys" that are rather annoying, the local people here are kind and we felt comfortable as tourists.
We especially loved Lucy, our chef for the week! She prepared a shopping list for us based on our preferences and she did a great job catering to our large group. In addition, she cooked some local dishes and arranged for the local fisherman to bring us freshly caught red snapper for the grill. She really stands out to us as another great reason to recommend the house to other guests. She was also able to arrange for someone to come to the house for massage services and they have a small building on the property specifically for that purpose.
We would recommend stopping by "Stilts Diani Beach" at 7 pm which is across the street from the entrance to Ali Barbour's restaurant (also a nice experience). Here, the "Bush Babies" come to feed on a few bananas when they wake up each evening before they scatter away back in the Jungle at night. We also discovered half priced pizza night at the Swahili Beach Resort (across from Nakumatt Grocery) on Friday evenings. It is a beautiful resort that is nice to see and the pizza was great.
Getting around in town is easy, just walk outside the property and a Tuk Tuk will pick up three people for $30 shillings each one way. Just be firm with the price, as they will not offer change if you don't act like you know the local prices. I hope this review is helpful, as these are things I wanted to know before coming!
There is only one small thing I might suggest, that there be some water available to guests when they arrive and some very basic cooking necessities be provided (such as salt and pepper, oil, and other items that are not expensive or easily perishable).
One final thought. Don't even think about taking the bus from Nairobi. Fly directly to Ukunda. It's worth it!
A piece of paradise in Kenya
We were a group of 5. We had been on a mission trip inner country. We stayed our final 3 days in Kenya here, on the coast. We appreciated several things, that are usually considered common, but not after being in remote villages. We were thankful for running water, not to mention that the water was a hot shower!!! We were refreshed by the air conditioning in each bedroom. We were thankful for 4 separate bedrooms with a private toilet for each. A few bonuses were blow dryers, refrigerator in kitchen, microwave!!! We bought food at a nearby Nakumatt. However, our evening meals we took at the restaurant directly by the Villa (within an easy walking distance), called Forty Thieves. Excellent food!! We swam in the Indian Ocean, again, walking distance, but, watch out for black sea urchins!!! Good thing we had a doctor friend there!!!! My husband still has a slight showing of the fifteen pricks to the bottom of his foot. I would recommend this place to anyone!! The only thing that should be considered is the drive down from Mombasa. With the ferry, time can be tricky...allow enough if you are catching flights!! It took about an hour and a half, we were told by the driver that we hired that was good, it can take longer waiting on ferry. But, ultimately, no complaints there, just consider it. As it turned out, we were very thankful not to be near the city hustle/hassle of Mombasa. If your driver is unaware of the location, just tell him at the Forty Thieves, the gate is directly there at the entrance, Marula Park, see sign.
The three houses are located in a 5500 m² big tropical garden with a large pool in the middle, a second pool for children (partly shallow and partly deep), pathways all around, a covered sit out with grill, a massage pavilion and a pond with fish and waterfalls. The Marula Park is located right in the middle of Diani Beach Road, close to the new Baharini shopping centre. From here, everything is easy to reach. Directly behind us is the diving club and the most beautiful beach bar. The incredibly white powder-fine sand beach is 200 metres from the house. From the airport we can pick you up, it is about 45 km away. You'll need 1 to 1 1/2 hours for the trip, but you already have your first sightseeing and travel by ferry. So you are all set upon arrival at the house already for Kenya. Then you can explore the house and the tropical garden with monkeys. Get pampered by our staff and enjoy your well-deserved vacation! Wi-Fi is free. Each house has books, CDs and DVDs and Villa Sarabi has the Wii gaming console. Other activities: Camel riding, safari tours, snorkelling, jet skiing, kite surfing, deep sea fishing Golf: The beautiful and well-maintained Leisure Lodge Golf Club is at most 10 minutes away.