|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Tiwi House is tucked into a gentle curve of the beach at the north end of Tiwi beach. The property consists of a fully furnished and equipped four-bedroom house, with a swimming pool between verandah and beach. The house has an amazing ocean landscape. We have our own private steps down coral cliffs to a quiet beach. Tiwi House sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms that have their own individual bathrooms with ceiling fans, some air conditioning and a full staff. Holiday letting is all the year round including Easter, Christmas and the New Year. Relax, swim in sea or pool, sunbathe, go sightseeing and shopping in Diani; snorkelling, diving, bird-watching, sailing, water sports and deep sea fishing are all available; a 40 minute drive takes you to the Shimba Hills Game Park and lodge; an hour and a half to Shimoni and the Maritime Park.
We live in England but spend a great deal of our time in Kenya, where we have made friends and enjoy the country. We love Tiwi for the private nature of its beach; the Kisite Marine Park boasts some of the best snorkelling and fun scuba diving there is. Nearby Diani has some very good restaurants. There really is something for everyone here. The area is easily accessible with Ukunda airport less than 35 minutes drive away and 90 minutes to Moi International at Mombasa. The property is absolute barefoot luxury!
Vivi and John Marshall purchased this house in 2008
A unique, comfortable and beautiful house directly on an Indian ocean Beach. The house can manage nine guests at any one time.
Beach Front plus 5 acres of garden and bush.
We had the most wonderful week in this truly beautiful house on Tiwi Beach. Thank you so much for letting us experience your paradise spot.
March - April 2010
Wow - Thank you so much - we have loved every minute of being in your beautiful Tiwi House - it is such a fantastic spot and Joseph and Salim and all the others have looked after us brilliantly; we are all so sad to have to go home and hope we can come back one day!
January - February 2011
Perfection - in every way. We will remember Tiwi House, its gentle staff - the life enhancing view from the terrace.
What an extraordinary stay, in a magical place. To arrive here is in a way to have arrived. We lack for nothing, the soothing pacific waves breaking on the reef, long deep sleeps gave a totally relaxing and refreshing experience. I am recharged!
Thank you very much for letting us stay at Villa Tiwi this xmas season 2015. The villa is just amazing! The owners very always responsive and kind to all questions I had before during and after our stay.
The villa is very well kept and clean. Villa manager Joseph is very kind and helpful and handles all issues with great care. All other staff members very equally great hosts. Bedrooms, bathrooms, living room, all just perfect. The kitchen is very well equiped. We hired at little extra costs a professional cook (George) who was worth every penny. The swimming pool is the center of this place. Very well done! The place is huge so upto nine persons can easily stay at the place (we were six).
The remote location is a great advantage yet a disadvantage at the same time. Very peaceful and quiet. Should you however want to do some shopping or visit a restaurant, you need a car (25 minutes to Diani Beach).
Some other remarks:
- the villa has no A/C (which I would have liked in the bedroom) and no internet/wifi (which I did not miss after all).
- the beach can be easily accessed. The beach is amazingly beautiful. Or rather it could be. Natural and especially man-made debris spoil a great place. Co-operative efforts would greatly upgrade the beach. I would have also liked some possibilities for watersports activities in Tiwi.
- the listing description accurately reflects the place: you get what you see!
This is definitely a place I would return!!
Special interest holidays:
The beach is on your doorstep under one minute away down stone steps cut into the coral cliff. The sand is beautifully white; the sea recedes over the reef at low tide and swimming is gentle.
Mombasa's Moi International Airport is one and a half hour's drive away across the Likoni ferry. The Ukunda airstrip for local flights and private charters is a 30 minutes drive. Car hire is not essential but recommended.
A ten minute drive takes you to Tiwi village for very local small shops and stalls. Diani, a popular European tourist destination is 12 kilometres (25 minutes) drive away to the south. There you will find banks, restaurants, supermarkets, boutiques, bars, discos, casinos, car rental, hospitals, dentists and any number of roadside stalls.
Shimba Hills Game Park and Lodge is 45 minutes drive up into some slightly cooler and less humid hills. The Shimoni/Kisite Marine Park is one and a half hours away to the south. A huge variety of safaris to all the game parks can be arranged at the Diani Safari agents. Almost all will start by collecting you from your door.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
All bookings should be made with the owner. To confirm the rental dates a 50% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking with the balance due 6 weeks before the holiday. In the event of cancellation less than 8 weeks beforehand, the whole amount will be due. We do not provide any form of travel insurance and recommend that you take out your own travel insurance. We can assist you with any bookings - local transfers, safaris, excursions, transport etc. Please contact Owner for payment methods.
A cook can be arranged at the rate of £10 per day. Otherwise, it is self catering although there is a houseman for normal every day cleaning tasks.
This is flexible and dates should be discussed with the owner.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.