About the property
- Bungalow2690 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 nights
Houses in Takaungu, Kilifi District, North Coast, Kenya - Very Private, Seconds to the Beach, not a Beach Boy in Sight
Takaungu Private House is a low rambling colonial house and sports a large sitting/dining room, huge verandas set around the small swimming pool and three double rooms. The Master bedroom (ensuite) is located inside the house. The twin bedroom (ensuite) and double bedroom (separate bathroom) are set on the left hand side of the house (courtyard style)
All three bedrooms look on to the swimming pool and the sea beyond. Sea views for all! Just a few moments from bed to sea.
All rooms have fans. There is no air conditioning but a prevailing gentle sea breeze will have you drifting off happily to sleep. Freezers, fridges and a well equipped kitchen, plus a bevy of fantastic staff to take care of you are provided.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- English, Swahili
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 8, 2017
About Philip Mason
Why Philip Mason chose Kilifi
Home away from home
What makes this Bungalow unique
Ultimate 'home by the sea"
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Coast/Beach: One minute walk to the beach. You couldnt get closer! The small beach of pristine white sand is coved in and protected by two headlands at each end. Walk round these headlands at low tide to explore the creek to the left and miles and miles of rock pools and more little beaches to the left. Great goggling most of the year. The beach itself is wonderful - there are no other houses that share the beach and although small, offers privacy. No beach boys here! Travel: Fly 540 flies into Vipingo Ridge Golf Course, three times a week and building frequency as the traffic picks up and it will only take you a 20 mins drive to reach Takaungu properties. Great for golfers too - fly in, play a round and come home to Taku! Alternatively, Kenya Airways, Fly 540 and Air Kenya airlines fly into Malindi (1.15 hrs drive) or Mombasa (1.15 hrs drive). Distances: Takaungu Village (where you can buy all basic provisions, except for alcohol and coffee!) is five minute drive away. Kilifi, the nearest town has all normal supplies and is a 20 minute drive away. Visit the local boatyard and have lunch overlooking the creek and yachts. Really good food. Mnarani Club close by offers the entire range of water sport facilities, including sailing and diving. Watamu, an hour up the road offers much the same including big game fishing. Further Details: Banks - Barclays and KCB cashpoints in Kilifi. Tuskys Supermarket, just opened in Kilifi will cover most of your shopping requirements. Takaungu houses are self catering so buy your provisions at Tuskys before you come down. After the initial shop, you can really live off the village and Bakari, the headman at Taku, will pop down to the village to get basic provisions. The village is strictly muslim, so does not sell alcohol or luxury items, or meat. Fishermen will bring fresh fish up to the house in season, but have a back up of chicken or steak just in case. Bakari is on hand to guide your shopping requirements, but suffice to say you wont have to trek into Kilifi very often. Located in the heart of the tiny Takaungu Village, do visit the leather shop! Run by Amanda, a fantastic array of leather goods (including beaded belts, shoes and handbags) is on hand for a touch of retail therapy. Most water sports can be found in Kilifi, including deep sea fishing (enquire at Kilifi Boatyard, Bakari will give you directions!). Swing by the farm shop on the way to pick up fresh farm produce. Mnarani Club offers diving, watersking, laser sailing and windsurfing, amongst others. Watamu is located an hour up the road and places of interest along the way include the amazing Sokoki Forest, home to the rare Sokoki cat and elephants, the Gedi ruins, and lots of good beach shopping for kangas (sirongs) and curios as well as a few very good seafood restaurants. Malindi, another 20 mins north is great for shopping too in the town and is host to a myriad of hotels and restaurants. Che Chale (another forty mins on from malindi, north east) is one of the best kite surfing spots in the world. Mombasa, heading south out of Takaungu, an hour away offers a great variety of shopping, hotels, watersports and restaurants. It is also host to a great nature trail (ex Bamburi Cement, turned green and lucious) and water slides at Pirates and Mamba Village Crocodile farm.
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Booking Notes: To book either house please e mail stating Dates and no of people (adults and children). 70% deposit to secure booking (non refundable if cancellation is received within two weeks of entry date). Balance due four days prior to entry date. Changeover Day: Please arrive any time after 11.00 (flexible, confirm with us before you go down). Check out no later than 10.00 please.