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Family Villa, Stunning Gardens, Private Beach Access, in Marine Park

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Malindi villa description

The house stands in a grove of trees and bougainvillea and frangipani on a coral headland jutting out into the Indian Ocean. Beaches stretch out on either side. It has been a family house for 45 years. It is a combination of old style Swahili house with makooti roofing and Arab influence.
The accommodation is on two levels. It includes 5 double bedrooms, 3 (downstairs) with air conditioning, two upstairs with overhead fans. 3 showers, 1 bath, 4 toilets, sitting room and extensive verandas. There are mosquito nets in all the bedrooms, and a further shower, and foot bath, in the garden. The 3 members of staff, a cook, laundry staff, gardener.The beach below the house is in the KWS Marine Park. The extensive coral reef can be visited, at low tide, in glass bottomed boats that sail from Casurina Point – a short walk down the beach.


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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included
              • Daily Maid Service
              • Private Chef
              • Staff


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


              • All bedrooms are very spacious, with large single beds, often placed together to form large double beds. Roomy cupboard and hanging space. All have large mosquito nets, and have thermos with fresh drinking water placed every evening. The rooms are cleaned everyday, and the beds are turned down each evening and the room sprayed for mosquitoes, by the house staff. The 3 downstairs bedrooms have air-conditioning, the 2 upstairs have overhead fans and own verandas....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • The villa has 3 members of staff, an excellent cook, a housekeeper who is responsible for the cleaning and washing/ironing, and a gardener. Although there are no internet facilities at the house, there are cyber cafes in town. A telephone can be made available on request. A re-charge card is required. These are easily obtainable. Mobile phones are very cheap to purchase with a local number. Re-charge cards are available everywhere. Malindi Airport is 15 minutes away and has 2 flights a day from Nairobi. Mombasa Airport, a 2 hour drive, has multiple flights throughout the day from and to Nairobi....moreless


                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults


                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities


                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Mosquito Magnet
                  • Parking
                  • Security System
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Towels Provided


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Terrace
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Detached


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Xmas & New Year
                          Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay


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                          • Taxes Not included


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                          * The Ritchies will consider special rates if you are only a couple who would like to come, an

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                          Last updated: 12/20/2014
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                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Malindi Airport
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Driftwood Club
                          150 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Likoni Ferry at South Coast
                          6 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Malindi Golf Club
                          110 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Old Man and the Sea
                          20 Metres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Caurina Beach

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          There is easy access to Tsavo National Game Reserve by road from the house. Malindi Township is an interesting mixture of Arab, Swahili and Colonial architecture. It is a busy thriving little town with much to offer in the way of shops, restaurants whose diversity of culinary styles reflect the very cosmopolitan nature of its residents. It radiates out from the old square on one side of which lies Malindi beach and the sea. This beach runs for about 14 km, where the body boarding and surfing can be excellent. Transport is very easy around the town and area by tuk-tuk. alindi.

                          From its airport, some 15 min from the house, are daily flights to and from Nairobi, Mombasa, Lamu, and other destinations. Windsurfing, kite-boarding, reef-walking, deep-sea fishing.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1967

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english, french

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • View of beach from garden

                            View of beach from garden

                          • View east from garden

                            View east from garden

                          • Entrance veranda

                            Entrance veranda

                          • Veranda dining and sitting

                            Veranda dining and sitting

                          • View back to entrance

                            View back to entrance

                          • View east from garden

                            View east from garden

                          • Upstairs bedroom 2 with own veranda

                            Upstairs bedroom 2 with own veranda

                          • Low tide

                            Low tide

                          • Fish arriving with Francis the excellent cook

                            Fish arriving with Francis the excellent cook

                          • Garden with loungers and sea

                            Garden with loungers and sea

                          • Sitting room at night

                            Sitting room at night

                          • Morning fishermen

                            Morning fishermen

                          • View of Ritchie house from garden

                            View of Ritchie house from garden

                          • Entrance to house

                            Entrance to house

                          • Bedroom off entrance veranda

                            Bedroom off entrance veranda

                          • Veranda sitting area

                            Veranda sitting area

                          • View of beach from garden

                            View of beach from garden

                          • Upstairs bedroom 1 with own veranda

                            Upstairs bedroom 1 with own veranda

                          • Shimmer and colour

                            Shimmer and colour

                          • The reef suitable for walking

                            The reef suitable for walking

                          • Low tide view north

                            Low tide view north

                          • House at evening

                            House at evening

                          • Veranda at night

                            Veranda at night

                          • Sunrise


                          £2,500 per week (GBP)

                          5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

                          View calendar: Updated 12/20/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Member since: 2011
                          Speaks: english, french
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
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                          Family villa, stunning gardens, private beach access, in Marine Park

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