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Beautiful private house situated on one of Africa's most beautiful beaches,

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + 1 seperate toilet downstairs. Can sleep 8.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Eno Polo
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2017

What makes this house unique

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.


Diani Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Terrace Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms with shower and toilets, plus an extra toilet downstairs. 2 bedrooms have a double bed + in suite bathrooms. 2 bedrooms have two single beds. All beds have mosquito nets and every window of the house has mosquito netting. Hot water is through a solar system. There is no air conditioning, but there are fans in every room, and being so close to the beach there is usually a constant sea breeze in the evening
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is the perfect place to go on holiday with your family or with a group of friends. With a full time cook and maid, you get the same service as in a hotel but you decide the pace and timetable. You will wake up to a prepared breakfast of tropical fruits, eggs, coffee/tea, etc, and while you are eating your mango watching the fishermen coming back from sea, the maid is cleaning the rooms/bathrooms and making the beds. You then decide the menu for the day (fish, crab, shrimp, lobster, etc) and the cook will buy the catch of the day on the beach in front of the house, and at €1.20 the kilo of fresh fish or €6 the kilo of shrimp, you are in for a good diet of seafood. The rest of the day can then be spend laying around on the beach or on the terrace, swimming, jogging or taking part in some water sport activities such as Diving, Deep sea fishing, Kite surfing, Windsurfing. Please be aware that the house is situated on a plot that has 3 very friendly (and child friendly) dogs.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Beautiful private house situated on one of Africa's most beautiful beaches,
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A lovely quiet spot for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the smaller house at the back of the property and really enjoyed our stay.

The gardens are beautiful with lots of birds, butterflies and Sykes and Colobus monkeys in the trees next to the house. The big, black male was very tame and ate fruit from the children's, hands.

It was very hot over Easter and we were grateful for the fans in each bedroom.

All the staff were really nice and Emmy and Fanis did much of our shopping at the local shops and were happy to book taxis and tuck-tucks for us.

On the beach outside the gate is a fish store for local fishermen and also a nice beach bar and cafe.

We walked up the beach to Sails for wi-fi and ate most nights at Lymingtons Restaurant which was next to the beach. We thoroughly recommend this restaurant, especially before 6pm when you can eat from the lunch or evening menu.

We all loved the three dogs and even found two tortoises in the garden.

The beach and pool were great and the property had good outdoor seating areas on the terrace.

We would recommend this place to anyone who liked a quiet holiday at a good price.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our favourite place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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a lovely spot at Dianibeach with great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property, very friendly staff and family friendly.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Splendida Villa in riva al mare

  • 5 of 5

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!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Mombasa International Airport
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Mombasa Central Station
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Galu Beach
Car: not necessary

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 & Availability

Diani Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid season
Jan 15 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid season
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
high season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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