The house is situated right on Galu beach (30m from the water-line), with a fantastic view of the beach and the Indian Ocean. Its a 2 story 240m2 house on a 11,000m2 plot of land with a very nice front garden and Swimming pool. On the same plot there are 2 other stand alone houses.
The house was built in late 2004 and has been furnished with Swahili furniture from Lamu and Zanzibar. It is set in lush tropical gardens with green lawns and palms trees. The property is fully walled and very secure with its own private gate opening directly onto one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa. Downstairs there's a large dining room where 10 people can eat in comfort. A large, airy lounge opens onto the veranda - - ideal for relaxing during the heat of the day.
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with shower and toilets. The top terrace has a Lamu bed and deck chairs, ideal for reading or simply admiring the incredible view of the ocean.
Things to do: •Water sports: H2O Extreme offers; kite surfing (by an IKO certified kite instructor), Windsurfing (lessons and rentals), Kayaks, Boogie Boards and Skim boards.
•Diving: Diving the Crab, offers PADI open-water courses and reef trips. Most dive sites are under 29m.
•Golf: 18 hole golf course situated at Leisure Lodge (a 15 minute car ride from the house). Its open to non guests for $30 per day, and clubs and caddies can be hired for $20 for 18 holes.
•Deep sea Fishing: Pemba Channel is famous for deep-sea fishing, and holds 70% of the country’s marlin fishing records. Boats cost $450 for 9 hours (valid for up to 4 fishermen)
•Snorkeling: The reef in front of the house is ideal for snorkel ling.
•Camel rides: Are available on the beach in front of the house for about $5 an hour
•Colobus Trust: Guided walks to see the Colobus monkeys in their natural habitat. (5 minute car drive from the house).
Entertainment: ·Restaurants: You can find several good restaurants along the beach, including Italian, Seafood, Indian, African and Chinese restaurants.
·Forty Thieves Beach Bar: The best beach bar, open till the last guest leaves. Fantastic view. Nomads and Leopard Beach hotel also have a nice Beach bar atmosphere in the evenings.
·Casino: Leisure Lodge hotel has a small Casino if you feel lucky.
Weather: Hot and humid year round. The cooler months are June – August, and the warmer months are between December and March. Maximum Temperatures vary between 36 – 28 centigrade between summer and winter. In the evening in winter the temperature does not usually drop below 20. The sea temperature varies between 29 – 24 between summer and winter. The rainy season is usually around the month of May and November.
This property is a private holiday home for the family, so it has a personal feel to it. It is our little paradise, as its location and situation is ideal for realxing vacations.
We have stayed here many times and it is our favourite place to escape to (from the UK) and relax. The house is beautiful and the lovely gardens and pool are well maintained. The permanent staff are fantastic and have become friends over the years. Although the interior of the house is lovely, we always eat outside on the veranda and enjoy the cooling breeze late into the night.
We have stayed here at many different times of year. The only time that the rain has been a problem was in May, when we had 3 or 4 days of bad weather.
We highly recommend the house.
we have had a lovely and very relaxing stay at this place wich breaths a very warm atmosphere. The luxury of having your own cook and housekeeping makes your feeling of holliday complete. The house is very clean and we also felt very save. Our teenage children could very well walk alone on the beach to the kitesurfclub with free WIFI, just tell the beachboys to leave them alone! Our children aslo played football with the local children at the beach which was a lot of fun. We will definitly come again
I would highly recommend this property, very friendly staff and family friendly.
Abbiamo passato 15 giorni indimenticabili in questa splendida villa in riva al mare, coccolati dalla gentilissima Emy e dai piatti preparati dal cuoco in maniera eccellente. Abbiamo comprato il pesce fresco e le aragoste direttamente dai pescatori che venivano a casa ad un prezzo irrisorio.Siamo stati assistiti per qualsiasi nostra esigenza dal papà del proprietario sempre disponibile.
Peccato che quest'anno le nostre ferie non sia compatibili con le condizioni meteo per il Kenya, ma l'anno prossimo torneremo sicuramente.
Grazie ad Eno, Sergio, Emy e tutto lo staff!!!!
Galu Kinondo beach is located on Kenya’s South coast, just after Diani beach. Perfect empty white and natural tropical beaches, palm trees and coral reefs are what Galu is known for. This 10km stretch of beach has often been described as the most beautiful beach in Africa.
Only 50 minutes from Moi International airport, Mombasa, which offers daily flights to Europe and with only a 1 to 2 hour time difference with Western Europe, this place is a perfect paradise escape all year.
Apart from great beaches with warm temperatures all year (sea temperature vary between 30 & 24 degrees centigrade between summer and winter), Kenya is unique as it also offers incredible safari’s only a 3 hour car drive from the Indian Ocean, which allows you to personalize your vacation to your taste (adventurous to totally laid back).
When you awake to the noise of monkeys jumping in the trees, you really feel like you have hit the end of the world on Galu beach.
Other Activities: Kite Surfing
Rates are all inclusive. No extra charge.
Rates are inclusive of House Maid and Cook.
The house is self-catering (no drinks or food included in the rate)
20% Deposit upon confirmation of booking
Total balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
Up to 8 weeks, no cancellation charge
4-8 weeks: 50% of rate refunded
2-4 weeks: 25% of rate refunded
Less than 2 weeks: no refund