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Kiboko Nyumba - Spacious Villa With Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa in Watamu, Kenya - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Kiboko Nyumba, or "Hippo House" is an impressive, newly built, Swahili style house set over 3 floors. There are 4 spacious en-suite bedrooms, a large open plan living area with 52" plasma TV, satellite channels and Wi-Fi connectivity. There is a downstairs shower room and a fully fitted kitchen. Outside there is a dining area, a professional table tennis table and large private swimming pool. The vast roof terrace has ample seating and enjoys another bar, ideal for relaxing and watching the sun go down. The house is a 10 minute stroll from the white sands of the Watamu marine reserve where you can go kite surfing, snorkelling or scuba diving amongst the coral, or enjoy some of the best deep sea fishing in the world. Other local attractions include Watamu Turtle Watch, Gede ruins, Bio-Ken snake farm and the Arabuko-Sakoke nature reserve. Tsavo East, Kenya's largest game park, is just a 2 hours drive away.

Property Manager
Jenny Fortune
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

About Jenny Fortune

My wife Jenny and I have been happily married for nearly 30 years. We live in England and have 4 wonderful children.

Jenny Fortune purchased this villa in 2014

Why Jenny Fortune chose Watamu

We fell in love with Watamu and the people after a special anniversary holiday several years ago. We now have the most wonderful local Kenyan friends who have made us feel like family. Each visit feels like going home. 2 years ago we decided to build an eco friendly house in this fabulous location. Kiboko Nyumba was completed in November 2014 and is the realisation of our dream. Watamu is filled with great holiday experiences from scuba diving and deep sea fishing to bird watching and mini safaris in the Arabuko Sokoke National Park. Whether you are looking for action filled adventures or lazy relaxing sundowners on the tranquil waters of Mida Creek Watamu, is the ideal place for you.

What makes this villa unique

Kiboko Nyumba is a unique property enjoying a quiet, secluded location while being only minutes from the local village of Watamu and the beautiful white, sandy beaches.

Allan, our experienced chef and his team will be on hand to provide daily cleaning and laundry as well as cooking and serving all of your meals. They will also do whatever they can to make sure your holiday is as amazing as possible.

As well as a night time askari the house is surrounded by a security fence which is monitored by G4S.


Watamu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with a shower and toilet. The master bedroom has twin sinks and a large shower. Ground floor shower room with toilet and shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large bedroom with en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Large bedroom with en suite - sleeps 4 people
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Bedroom with en suite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 + 2 babies (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with emperor sized bed - top floor. Bedroom 2 with 2 double beds - first floor. Bedroom 3 with emperor sized bed - first floor. Bedroom 4 with emperor sized bed - first floor. All beds have large mosquito nets. There are also 2 cots.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Notes on accommodation: Kiboko Nyumba is a newly built Swahili styled villa with 4 en-suite bedrooms. It has a large fully equipped modern kitchen and adjoining utility room. The open plan living areas on both the ground and top floors have areas for relaxing and eating, both featuring bars with refrigerators. The water is fully heated by solar panals and has a large emergency back up generator ensuring power is always available. The house is fully alarmed and has G4S security around the clock. Outside: Set in 1 acre of tropical gardens with fruit trees and many palm trees. It has a large 10m x 8m private swimming pool and a makuti roofed seating area next to the pool along with sun loungers. There is a makuti covered verandah which wraps around 2 sides of the house with dining and seating areas, a professional table tennis table and a dart board. Utility Room: Freezer, washing machine, water purifier, double sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linens are included. Kiboko Nyumba is taken care of by 4 members of staff. Allan, our experienced chef/house manager, Karisa, our house keeper, Zaheri, our gardener and a night time askari. The house is cleaned daily. Other: All the windows are unglazed to take advantage of the sea breeze and all rooms have ceiling fans. The verandahs double up as outdoor living areas, perfect for chilling out. There is cell phone and internet reception at the house.


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The house is a 10 minute stroll from the white sands of the Watamu marine reserve where you can go kite surfing, snorkelling or scuba diving amongst the coral, or enjoy some of the best deep sea fishing in the world.


The nearest airport is Malindi which is a 20 minute drive from Watamu. It is served by connecting flights from Nairobi by Kenya Airways and Fly 540.

The international airport at Mombasa is 2 hours from Watamu.

We can arrange pick up by car from either Mombasa or Malindi airports


The village of Watamu is 4km away.

Other local attractions include Watamu Turtle Watch which is a 5 minutes walk from the house, Gede ruins - 8km, Bio-Ken snake farm - 5km and the Arabuko-Sakoke nature reserve - a 15 minute drive.

Tsavo East, Kenya's largest game park, is just a 2 hours drive away.

Further Details:

Watamu has a wide selection of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets. Visiters can stop at one of the many roadside stalls and sample the local Kenyan delicacies.

Watamu has 4 banks with ATM and 2 small supermarkets.

The bustling town of Malindi is a 20 minute car ride away and has a larger selection of shops and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% non refundable deposit due on booking
Balance due 8 weeks before

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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