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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.
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 and showers are cleaned each day.
There is an outdoor shower and foot bath to use after the beach....moreless
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
Xmas & New Year Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015 7 night min stay
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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.