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Watamu, Coast Fabulous Robinson Crusoe House, Fully Staffed

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Last updated: 03/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Hi, thanks for looking! We've organised our swaps for most of 2014, and are expecting twins in a few weeks, so won't be able to do much travelling for a bit... We do rent Kanani House out, fully staffed, either as a whole house or per room on a B&B basis. Or we could do points swaps, or maybe swap for places close to the UK.

We built Kanani house in 2006 as a private retreat and small guest house, with massive attention to environmental sensitivity. Oli trained as an architect, Sasha is a biologist by training, and we're both designers who fell in love with the Kenya coast. It's built set back from a shallow cliff above the Indian Ocean, giving amazing views and sea breezes. Inspired by the upcountry safari lodges, we wanted to create a property more like an African village than a traditional western house. Each bedroom is a private cottage in the 5 acre walled garden, with en suite bathroom and small private terrace. Bedrooms are screened for privacy, but otherwise open to take advantage of the sea breezes. The large central living and dining room has plenty of space for relaxing, including our gorgeous swing beds. The 10m infinity pool is fed from a semi saline well, so has the minimum of chemicals and sparkling cool water. There's access to a little beach at low tide through our tunnel, or the nearest public beach is less than a 10 minute walk away.

Kanani is very easy to get to, being 20 minutes away from Malindi airport, or 90 minutes from Mombasa, our house manager can arrange cabs etc. Our friendly, English speaking staff have been with us for years, including our fabulous chef Elvis - they will be happy to help you arrange any activities, as well as looking after you beautifully. There are also two house stewards, so all the shopping, laundry, cooking etc are taken care of - our guests can relax completely!

In line with the Robinson Crusoe philosophy, it's a totally low tech/no tech house - there's no TV, wifi, or land line, but mobile phones do work, and limited internet access is possible if you need it. Kanani is very private, but there's lots of fun bars and restaurants within easy reach - 5 - 10 minutes by tuk tuk and a few within a short walk. Free wifi is available in most of the local bars. There's loads to do in the local area - dolphin, whale & bird watching, some of the world's best beaches, every conceivable water sport, the beautiful Sokoke Forest, Mida Creek and Gede Ruins are all very nearby, but you have to drag yourself away from the pool first!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

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  • Each bedroom is a private cottage in the 5 acre walled garden, with en suite bathroom and small private terrace. Bedrooms are screened for privacy, but otherwise open to take advantage of the sea breezes....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Vacation Home Cleaner mobile phones There are also two house stewards, so all the shopping, laundry, cooking etc are taken care of - our guests can relax completely! ...moreless

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The large central living and dining room has plenty of space for relaxing, including our gorgeous swing beds....moreless

  • Dining Room

General

  • Living Room

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    10m infinity pool is fed from a semi saline well, so has the minimum of chemicals and sparkling cool water....moreless

 

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£1,320

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Last updated: 03/05/2015
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Location

Buzzy restaurants

Pilli Pan, Mapango

Cool bars

Mawe, Ocean Sports,

Retail therapy

Malindi, local vendors

Bit of culture

Gede ruins, Mida creek

Walks in the park

Walks on the beach, Sokoke Forest

Spot of exercise

Yoga, swimming, diving, snorkelling kite surfing

Day tripping

tsavo national park

 

Manager info


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

 

Photos

  • View of the houses from the pool

    View of the houses from the pool

  • Kanani from the air

    Kanani from the air

  • View from the pool

    View from the pool

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Carmine bee eater

    Carmine bee eater

  • Watermelon salad

    Watermelon salad

  • Shallow areas and shade in the pool for kids

    Shallow areas and shade in the pool for kids

  • View from the tunnel

    View from the tunnel

  • Giant beds!

    Giant beds!

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Low tide, beach through the tunnel

    Low tide, beach through the tunnel

  • Swing bed

    Swing bed

  • Pathway

    Pathway

  • The bathroom

    The bathroom

  • Canoeing in Mida creek

    Canoeing in Mida creek

  • Pathway

    Pathway

  • Massive pool

    Massive pool

£1,320 per week (GBP)
Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
  • Manager indicates their response time is: Within 2 days
  • Calendar last updated: 03/05/2015
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