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Two Stylish Property Cottages Set in Kenya's Rift Valley: Paradise

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The cottages, sit in the grounds of Moyo, a beautiful privately owned property, built in 2005 by Chris & Tony Scutt on the beautiful Green Park Golf and Country Club Rift Valley Leisure Comple . Cottage 1 Wageni, sleeps 2 and overlooks the Great Rift Valley and the ever changing,spectacular Lake Naivasha. Cottage 2, Kitanda, sleeps 4 and is the largest of the two cottages. Green Park is a romantic holiday destination, nature lovers, Birdwatchers or a must for golfers. The first cottage, Wageni is a large self-contained suite with its own kitchen and shower room. Cottage 2, Kitanda comprises of a two-bedrooms. This has its own separate kitchenette, shower and private outside areas. Set in thirteen acres of formal gardens, lawned areas and bush and within Green Park, a secure development of 6000 acres known as the stylish Great Rift Valley Golf and Country Club. The club has a fantastic golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts and a children's adventure club,the game roams freely and it is not unusual to see zebra on the lawn. Green Park Golf and Country Club is 15 Kms from Naivasha town centre. The town has a number of banks, a hospital, two good-sized supermarkets, hardware stores, a large arts and craft centre and a number of local kiosks selling fruit and veg. The complex boasts an 18-hole golf course which would sit comfortable in the top 100 in the UK: One difference is that you are likely to see zebra and impala strolling across the fairway. There are never more than an handful of people on the course and it is a truly unique experience. The golf fees/caddy fees are inexpensive and weekly and monthly fees gives unlimited access to the course and other facilities. There is Thursday club night and weekly competitions which give you a chance to meet and play with other residents. There are several other courses in Nairobi, Karen, Windsor and Mthaegia clubs but to name a few. There are about 150 houses on and around the course. Non-golfers are also welcome. There are tennis courts, swimming pools, massage therapies, adventure walks, bird watching tours and horse riding and a camel safari. The cottage 'Wageni' (Guest) are situated about a mile away from the golf course; set back in the bush along with the other local 'bush' dwellers. It is in the grounds of Moyo (Soul), our family home. It is secluded and private. All guests are encouraged to use the many sundowning terraces set in the grounds. this includes a 20' radius circular water tower known as 'Thingera' (Place for wise men).which has breath-taking views of the Rift Valley and Mount Longonot. The sunsets will mesmerize you. There is 24 hour security and you have to obtain a residents pass at the gate entrance. There is a grocery shop and wine store to supply your needs and all supplies can be pre-ordered and delivered to you on your arrival. There are notes in the cottages that will tell you how everything works and relevant numbers should you need them. We have also listed places of interest and nearby restaurants. At any time you can contact the owners Chris & Tony Scutt or Gilly Fraser, a neighbour is has lived in Kenya all her life and acts for us when we are not there. She can arrange golf, horse ridingand other provisions. Gilly owns the wine and local convenience stores and Tom Fraser, Gilly's husband is the Golf Captain. There are two members of staff: David Kimau can cook simple meals (curries, spaghetti and roasts) and is great for organising outdoor barbecues. He will organise the laundry (please provide wash powder) and clean the cottages and make your beds if you require. He speaks good english and is willing and able to help if asked. The groundsman can help you if you want a picnic carried to any of the sundowning terraces or if you need your car washing. Please remember that both members of staff live on-site and if you need them in the evening they are very happy to oblige. At night there is abundant wildlife and it is dangerous to venture out. There may be buffalo, so it is wise to speak with David before hand as he can escort you and will know if any game has been spotted.The plains game can be spotted all around the lake and the places that are a must to visit include: Crater Lake Game Sanctury with its troop of Colobus Monkeys. Here you can see lots of birds, take a drink at the bar or eat on the floating resturant: Chui Lodge Game Sanctury is a very 'chic' lodge that boasts 'filmstar' guests and fabulous sundowner picnics, here you will see leopards rhino and cheetahs. You can take a boat trip on the lake, watch the hippos at play, pass the old colonial 'Gin Palace' , place of the White Mischief fame: Visit Elsemere - the headquarters of Joy Adamson - Elsa the Lion: Hell's Gate game Park also has rhino, an interesting guided walk through the gourge - not for the faint hearted and you can visit a manyatta, home to the masai people. Normally we end our day with a visit to 'Carnelly's', a camp site close to the lake. This is a must. It has good food at good prices and here you can organise your hippo watching safari from here. There are other 'camps' or holiday lodges to visit. There is a yacht club, for sailors or water skying. Mount Longonot too must be explored.
There is lots of things to see, to do and to get involved with or our guests can chill and stay overlooking the great rift valley, play golf, while away the time. Africa welcomes you. Karibu Sana. We hope you enjoy your stay.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • 1. Wageni: 1 king

    This is a deluxe suite...moreless

  • 2. Kitanda: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    This is a separate annexe...moreless

  • Wageni is a one-bedroomed suite which includes a three seater settee, coffee table and two large built in wardrobes: Views of Lake Naivasha can be seen through the windows. It has an another cottage 'Kitanda' attached to it. Both cottages have separate and private entrances; their own furnished patio and barbeque/sundowner area, ensuite shower-rooms and kitchen/diners. Wageni has one bedroom, Kitanda, two bedrooms It is ideal for families with children or can simply be booked for additional guests. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The two staff, who are permanently on site will look after your needs by prior arrangement. Kimau produces a great English Breakfast, he has a few great curry recipes and is a natural at barbecuing. You can leave the laundry, housework and any other chores to the staff if you so require. There are no ramps for disabled but every room is on the same level....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    At the Great Rift Valley Resort...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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£100

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Fees:

  • Additional guest £50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The price stated is for both cottages - accommodation is for 4 adults and 2 children. if only one cottage is needed the price will be reduced accordingly. Average £30 per person per night and includes all clean linen and fresh towels.


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Location

100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nairobi
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Golf and Country Club
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Great Rift Valley Lodge
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Naivasha
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Naivasha
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Golf and Country Club
700 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Mombassa

Car: Necessary

Green Park is 100kms from Nairobi and 15kms from Naivasha.Green Park overlooks Lake Naivasha and Mount Longanot, the famous extinct volcano.The following Game Reserves/Parks are within easy driving distance:Mount Longanot-45mins; Crater Lake-30mins; Chui Lodge-45mins: Lake Nakuru-90mins; Nairobi Park-90mins;Lake Elimentaita-45mins,Lake Bagoria/Baringo-90mins. Within these reserves you will see 90% of Kenyas game species including Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hippo, Rhino, Buffalo, Crocodile and Giraffe.To see elephant you need to travel to the Aberdares at the foot of Mount Kenya or to the Masi Mara both of which are a five hour drive away. Green Park itself has 6000 acres to roam: You are likely to see a number of plains game on your walk. Lake Naivasha is home to fabulous bird life, including Pelicans, Fish Eagle and Flamingo on the adjoining Little Lake: Boat trips are easy to organise to get up close to the Hippo or to have a go at catching the exciting Black Bass. There are a number of hotels, restaurants and camping sites around the Lake. Most hotels have swimming pool.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Tony and Chris had a dream to own a little bit of Kenya. For those who know it, Kenya is part of 'Gods Country'. Tony was born in Tanzania and grew up in Kenya. He was a post grad at Nairobi University having graduated from Edinburgh. In his early days he was tutored by Lewis Leaky ( reputed to have discovered the 'missing link') in all things related to nature. Christine fell in love with the area at first sight. As an amatur architect she designed the property and had a passion for sundowner terraces and other 'hide away' huts. Christine transformed an ugly water tower into a beautiful, covered and comfortable view point which is great for parties. We both love Moyo and spend as much time as possible there. Sadly this is only, at best two months a year.

Why the Owner Chose Nairobi:
The great thing about Moyo is the fact that you are surrounded by 'Africa'. It's fun hearing the night sounds including Hyena, Zebra, Buffalo and sometimes Leopard ! Nightime bird sounds include Nightjar, Flamingo flying in their thousands to feed and the odd eagle owl -- lets not forget the night chorus of crickets and frogs; matched only by the fantastic dawn chorus. We spend hours relaxing on the balcony identifying the hundreds of species of birds that visit our bird feeding areas and come to drink or bathe in the bird bath. Within less than half an hour we have a game sanctuary where you can safely walk with the plain game or picnic amongst the herds of plains game, come back home to a meal cooked by the staff and enjoy a beer in one of the six sundowner terraces. The only thing that disturbs the quiet are the sounds of nature.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Whilst there are over sixty properties in the bush at Green Park; when we sit on the veranda you can't see another house and yet we have five immediate neighbours ---the nearest one being five hundred yards away. It is simply Paradise.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Lake Naivasha -Moyo driveway

    Lake Naivasha -Moyo driveway

  • Wageni and Kitanda Cottages to the right of Moyo

    Wageni and Kitanda Cottages to the right of Moyo

  • Kivulini - Shade. 
Wagen'si outdoor terrace

    Kivulini - Shade. Wagen'si outdoor terrace

  • Wageni  - Private Entrance and garden

    Wageni - Private Entrance and garden

  • Wageni -  Master Bedroom and Ensuite and lounge area

    Wageni - Master Bedroom and Ensuite and lounge area

  • Wageni Patio and Terrace and outdoor area

    Wageni Patio and Terrace and outdoor area

  • Entrance to Kitanda incorporating the Garden to Wageni Cottage

    Entrance to Kitanda incorporating the Garden to Wageni Cottage

  • Peace and Tranquility - Kitanda has its own separate Terrace and garden also overlooking Lake Naivasha

    Peace and Tranquility - Kitanda has its own separate Terrace and garden also overlooking Lake Naivasha

  • Thingera- Sundowner Terrace with views over the 12 acres gardens and 360 degree views of Lake Naivasha

    Thingera- Sundowner Terrace with views over the 12 acres gardens and 360 degree views of Lake Naivasha

  • Bird's Eye View from Thingera, Moyo

    Bird's Eye View from Thingera, Moyo

  • Small Plunge Pool Terrace

    Small Plunge Pool Terrace

  • MOYO, the home of the Scutts. Wageni and Kitands are situated in the building to the right of the drive.

    MOYO, the home of the Scutts. Wageni and Kitands are situated in the building to the right of the drive.

  • Moyo - The Main House. Residence of The Scutts

    Moyo - The Main House. Residence of The Scutts

  • Moyo Entrance and Driveway

    Moyo Entrance and Driveway

  • Wageni  Cottage - Spacious and Relaxing - Sleeps 2

    Wageni Cottage - Spacious and Relaxing - Sleeps 2

  • Wageni Garden leading to the Kivulini (Shaded ) Hut Barbecue

    Wageni Garden leading to the Kivulini (Shaded ) Hut Barbecue

  • Wageni - Self-contained Suite. 
Sleeps 2 Views over Lake Naivasha

    Wageni - Self-contained Suite. Sleeps 2 Views over Lake Naivasha

  • Wageni Kitchen - door opens on to garden and views of the Lake

    Wageni Kitchen - door opens on to garden and views of the Lake

  • Kitanda  - Separate cottage 
Sleeps 4 . This is the double
Antique Swahili Coastal Bed

    Kitanda - Separate cottage Sleeps 4 . This is the double Antique Swahili Coastal Bed

  • Kitanda  Cottage - Second Bedroom. 
Two Single Beds -  Patio door opens onto terrace and views of the Lake

    Kitanda Cottage - Second Bedroom. Two Single Beds - Patio door opens onto terrace and views of the Lake

  • Kitanda Dining Room/Kitchen. This has been modernised and updated and the picture is not a true reflection of the space now but it does give you an idea of the size of the room

    Kitanda Dining Room/Kitchen. This has been modernised and updated and the picture is not a true reflection of the space now but it does give you an idea of the size of the room

  • Views of Lake Naivasha

    Views of Lake Naivasha

  • The Aberdare Elephants

    The Aberdare Elephants

  • Giraffes - Crater Lake

    Giraffes - Crater Lake

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 07/01/2015
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