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Beautiful Modern House, Lovely Pool, on the Beach, with Stunning Views

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mombasa villa description

The house has 4 large air conditioned bedrooms, each with its en-suite bathroom and solar heated water and shower. Each has a balcony, either facing east toward the sea and the sunrise or inland and west to the sunset. The main balcony facing the sea has table and chairs - it's a place for the family to eat breakfast or relax with a drink in the evening. The house sleeps 9/10. The 2 bedrooms facing the sea each have a big double bed and the other bedrooms are a twin and a triple, with another single bed in the study.

The dining room has a large dining table and the lounge area is comfortably furnished with a settee and easy chairs, a TV and DVD player and a variety of board games. The kitchen is large and fully equipped.

There is a lovely swimming pool with a big shallow end for children to play in safely with sunbeds, a table with sunshade and chairs.

There is an Estate Manager, who lives nearby and looks after you completely A maid comes daily to wash clothes and clean.


Let us arrange your Game Park Visits: Kenya is rightly famed for its wildlife National Parks. From the house, suggested visits include :

Tsavo.
Tsavo landscapes are some of the most dramatic in Kenya, the animals are that bit wilder and the parks receive comparatively few visitors.They are about 2.5 hours drive away, off the main Mombasa – Nairobi highway. You see herds of elephants, lions, buffalo, giraffe, leopard, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich, warthogs, antelopes and gazelles. We can arrange day trips or overnight stays in the Park lodges.

Masai Mara
We can arrange for you to fly from nearby Diani Airstrip to the world famous Masai Mara reserve, with its annual wildebeest migration. This typically involves a stay several nights overnight in the park.

Dolphin spotting at Wasini
A trip to Wasini Island – an eco-tourist destination – which is about 90 minutes drive south, involves a day out with a dhow trip to take in dolphin spotting, good coral reef snorkeling & an excellent lunch on one of the small islands.

Enjoy the Sea Life and Watersports: Snorkelling
You can snorkel off the beach or at a number of nearby sites where there is plenty of coral and tropical coral fish.

Scuba Diving
If you are interested in Scuba diving, we work with the best Dive Centres in Diani and can arrange this for you. There are some excellent coral reef dive sites, including an interesting wreck, where you can see turtles, octopus, nudibranchs, anemones and a huge range of fish. You frequently see dolphins on your way out to the dive sites, which sometimes play by the boat as it travels along.

The Scuba centre we use also offers a full range of PADI courses and qualificaton, plus “try dives” for newcomers to the sport.

Deep Sea Fishing
There is deep sea fishing for marlin, sailfish and tuna at Shimoni, which can be arranged with some excellent and very experienced crews.

Water sports
There are jet skis, windsurfing and kite surfing at Diani, which we can arrange for you. This includes courses for those interested but inexperienced.

Sea and bird life: For any interested naturalist, there are a wide range of places to explore. The intertidal lagoon between the beach and the fringing reef at low tide is full of life and worth exploring both at day and at night. Regular sightings include octopus, cuttle fish, tiger, lynx and gold ring cowries, nudibranchs, moray eels, crabs, snake eels, sea hares and varieties of sea urchin. A group of Marine Biologists stay each year, who are building up a guide to the underwater flora and fauna. There are a range of identification books at the house.

There are a mass of wading birds working the intertidal zone at low tide, including sacred ibis, the raucous haddeda ibis, egrets, herons, storks and many smaller birds, They are gradually pushed in toward the beach as the tide comes in, making it easy to get close to them. You may see pied kingfishers fishing at high tide too. In the garden, there are lilac breasted rollers, finches, wagtails and other small birds.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 400 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Private Chef
          • Housekeeper
          • Car Optional
          • Staff
          • Daily Maid Service
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Ensuite bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Ensuite bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

            Ensuite bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            Ensuite bathroom...moreless

          • Study : 1 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • The bedrooms are spacious, with high vaulted ceilings and an ensuite bathroom. Each one has a shared balcony, either facing east toward the sea and the sunrise - or inland and west toward the sunset. All bedrooms have a ceiling fan and are also air conditioned - but I usually sleep with just the breeze from the sea and the sounds of the wind in the coconut palms and the low rumble of the surf on the offshore reef. The beds are made from local mvule hardwood and are '4 poster' to carry the mosquito net that then drops down vertically. Each bedroom also has extensive built in wardrobes made from cedar wood. There is also a single bed downstairs in the study, with mosquito net and fan....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

            Bedroom 1 ensuite...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

            Bedroom 2 ensuite...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Bedroom 3 ensuite...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Bedroom 4 ensuite...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet

            Downstairs toilet...moreless

          • The bathrooms are all modern, with Italian tiled floors and walls. The showers are all pumped and the water is soft rain water from our own catchment and the hot is solar heated. There is a large bathroom cabinet with mirrored door above the basin in each and an electric shaver point....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Video Library
          • Radio
          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Games
          • Television

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Bay/Sound
          • Caves
          • Museums

          Leisure Activities

          • Scenic Drives
          • Eco Tourism
          • Sight Seeing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Whale Watching

          local services and businesses

          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital

          Location Type

              • Beach

              sports and adventure activities

              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • PC
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Security System
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Computer Available
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Safe
                  • Sunbed

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included

                      Kitchen

                      • Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave

                      Outside

                      • Patio
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Binoculars
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Barbecue
                      • Gated Community
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Private Pool

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season
                          Jun 8 - Aug 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,100

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Mid Season
                          Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,000

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          High Season
                          Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,100

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Festive Season
                          Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,700

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          High season
                          Jan 5 - Apr 25, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,100
                          Green Season
                          Apr 26 - Jun 13, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £750
                          High Season
                          Jun 14 - Sep 5, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,100
                          Mid Season
                          Sep 6 - Nov 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,000
                          High Season
                          Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,200
                          Festive Season
                          Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,700

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit £150
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          A deposit of 50% of the total rent is requested at the moment of reservation in order to confirm the booking. The balance left to pay has to be paid 45 days before arrival.

                          A returnable deposit of 20,000 Kenya shillings (or equivalent in dollars, Euros or pounds) is payable to the manager at the start of the stay to cover breakages and excessive use of electricity (very expensive in Kemya).


                          Cancellation policy:

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


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                          Location

                          15 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Mombasa Moi International
                          100 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Kwetu
                          25 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Kwetu / Diani

                          Car: Recommended

                          A beautiful, recently built, modern beach house. The house is situated on a 2 acre plot, fronting a white coral sand beach, surrounded by coconut palms, frangipani trees and bougainvillea. It is about 2 miles south of Mombasa Island, on the Kenya coast, about 45 minutes drive from the airport. The beach is peaceful – there are no big hotels nearby and therefore no beach boys. There is a lovely swimming pool with a big shallow end for children to play in safely.

                          There are lots of good beachside and other restaurants and bars about 30 minutes drive down the coast at Diani.

                          There are also good supermarkets just across the ferry on Mombasa Island and at Diani. The staff will buy local fresh fish, fresh fruit and vegetables for you and will also do the supermarket shopping for you.

                          Local Amenities and Staff

                          Massage: an experienced masseuse, Helen, comes in by appointment and offers a range of massages, facials, manicures, pedicures etc.

                          There is an Estate Manager, Debbie, who lives just down the beach. She will arrange anything for you : – from Safaris to Tsavo Game Park or dolphin trips at Wasini Island, to taxis, car hire, reef walks and shopping. She will check regularly with you during the day to see if there is anything you need. She will do her best to see that your every need is met.

                          A maid comes in each day between 7.30 and 5.00 pm. She cleans the house, does the washing up, services the bedrooms, washes guest’s clothes and towels etc.

                          There is also a night watchman, Omari, who generally makes sure that all is safe. We are also connected to G4S for additional security.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: I grew up in Mombasa and went to school in Kenya, then going on to University in the UK and worked there, visiting my parents who were still living in Kenya. I found the beach plot and built the house in 2008/9 and currently split my time between work in the Uk and the house on the beach. I'm a keen amateur marine biologist and photograph and record the varied marine species on the coast, loading them onto the Marine Species section of the house website www.sand-and-shells.com. I have a special week each year when a group of marine biologists stay, diving and walking the intertidal zone, collecting and photographing specimens.

                          Why the Owner Chose Mombasa:
                          Growing up on the Kenya coast, I'd always wanted to have a house of my own on the beach. I spent a lot of time snorkelling off Shelley beach as a kid, so knew it well. I also wanted a place away from the hotels and the persistent annoyance of the beach boys that haunt the resort areas. This big plot on the beach was ideal and I built the house 2 stories high to give fantastic views across the Indian Ocean. It is built with a really big veranda and balcony, so you can be outside, but in the welcome shade, while catching the cooling breeze off the sea.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          Lovely house, peaceful and beautiful location, close to Mombasa.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • House in the morning sun

                            House in the morning sun

                          • Balcony Upstairs

                            Balcony Upstairs

                          • Dining room

                            Dining room

                          • Sitting room

                            Sitting room

                          • Looking north up the beach

                            Looking north up the beach

                          • Sunset

                            Sunset

                          • Breakfast on the balcony

                            Breakfast on the balcony

                          • Bouganvillea

                            Bouganvillea

                          • Calm dawn reflections

                            Calm dawn reflections

                          • Humpback whale backbone

                            Humpback whale backbone

                          • Elephant family at Tsavo

                            Elephant family at Tsavo

                          • Maasai giraffe Tsavo

                            Maasai giraffe Tsavo

                          • Looking out to sea

                            Looking out to sea

                          • Bedroom 1

                            Bedroom 1

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Dawn light

                            Dawn light

                          • Sea view

                            Sea view

                          • Early Morning reflections in the pool

                            Early Morning reflections in the pool

                          • Beach - tide partly in

                            Beach - tide partly in

                          • Early light

                            Early light

                          • Wading birds by the shore

                            Wading birds by the shore

                          • Humpback whale off Shimoni

                            Humpback whale off Shimoni

                          • Moorish Idols

                            Moorish Idols

                          £750 - £1,700 per week (GBP)
                          4

                          4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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