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A private paradise on the Ocean!

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10 - 12

This unique beach house, which sleeps up to ten people, is situated at the beginning of a 16km white sand beach ending at Watamu. We can accommodate a further two beds in the master suite if needed.

The three-floor beach house is located on a private ten-acre walled estate and fronts this isolated beach and beautiful turquoise blue inner reef at Leopard Point, just outside Mayungu. The beach is protected by a reef from the Indian Ocean and is perfect snorkelling and wind surfing territory.

The house has an internal phone system that is in every room throughout the house and staff quarters. The house comes with five permanent staff including a Housekeeper, Houseboy, Gardener and two Askari, whom provide 24 hour security 7 days a week.

The house has every modern amenity including mobile key internet connection, direct dial telephones, TV with DSTV satellite service. This comes with a full package of foreign language stations, news, sports and movie channels. We have a DVD and a DVD collection, an iPod music system as well as a CD driven system.

Malindi and Watamu are rightly world famous for their deep-sea fishing and scuba diving, they should be known for their wind and kite surfing as well.

The Beach House is situated on the edge of the national marine park which includes the locally famous “Sardinia Due” sandbanks, where a boat picnic is a good way to spend part of the day.

Swimming with dolphins and the occasional whale shark is a short boat ride away. Whether you’d like a luxury spa, a wild life safari, an alternative culture tour, a relaxing massage, a deep sea fishing trip, a celebration party, boat charter, wind and kite surfing or snorkelling, everything is possible, and we will be happy to help you organize it.

The house is two hours from East Tsavo, a national game reserve, or just twenty minutes from the local bird and butterfly sanctuary. The Gede Ruins and Mida Creek are 30 minutes away. There are day trips available to Che Shale and the Sabaki River, Robinson Island and Wasini Island are is just twenty minutes by chartered aircraft from Malindi Airport.

The Beach House comes with an excellent housekeeper, Rehema. She will organise your shopping trips to town and act as your guide with advice on where to go..She will do all your laundry on request. She is an occasional cook and does a mean spaghetti ragu! Ali, the houseboy is there to help you in any way possible. He is your butler, waiter, grill man! Ask Ali the evening before if you want fresh fish or lobster the following day, and he will tell the fishermen. John is in charge of the gardens, should you want a particular flower in your room or at dinner, just ask Rehema and John will pick them for you. We have two Askari providing around the clock security, they are backed up by Don and Gone the house dogs - not guard dogs and are safe with children and adults. They're more of an alarm system!

The property is swept through and the beds made everyday. Should you require fresh sheets or towels just ask Rehema.

Additional staff such as a cook, waiters, or drivers, can all be easily arranged on request. The Beach House is on mains electric, but with it’s own standby electrical generator, plus a dedicated laundry room and servants quarters. We have ample freezer space if required.

The property has a 4x4, which is available to rent for an additional €50 per day including a driver (Ali), just return it with a full tank.

Or self drive cars and 4x4's are available for hire in Malindi Town. You will need transport while staying at The Beach House.

There is a nine hole Golf Course in Malindi approximately 15km from the Beach House.

More Details

Property Manager
Sian Johnson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have stayed at the Beach House a few times now; mainly just a night or two here and there. This time I brought the wife and some friends and stayed for a couple of weeks. It never disappoints, the sea is wonderful and the beach a dream. Everyone loved it and now I no longer have my secret.

I'll be back, and so will the wife!
Jan 2011
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Malindi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 26 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , not en-suite
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , not en-suite
  • There are three en suite shower rooms with wc's, in addition the beach terrace provides a further two toilets and an outside shower. While there is an outside wc at the entrance to the house on the 1st floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California Double / Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Lamu Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Tower Room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Occasional / Kids
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen , Private Terrace and separate Daybed Terrace
  • Master Bedroom Suite The master bedroom suite and adjoining two guest bedrooms are situated on the first floor with a full-length terrace, all of which face the sea. The master suite comprises a California king sized bed, en-suit bathrooms, walk in wardrobe and sitting room, were you can watch satellite TV. It can accommodate 2 full size single sofa beds if required. Bedroom 2. Queen sized double bed, huge cupboards plus en-suite shower room with wc. On request cots or child beds can be added to both 2 & 3 guest bedrooms. An additional private terrace also facing the sea. Bedroom 3 2 large Lamu beds, huge cupboards plus en-suite shower room with wc. Huge shared terrace with the Master Suite and bedroom 2 Bedroom 4 The Tower Room contains a double bed. Wonderful 280 degree views of the estate and sea. Separate wc and shower. Bedroom 5. Not really a bedroom and for occasional use or for kids, the top floor inside outside room provides 2 singles with the best view in the house
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 25 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Top Floor The top floor of 1250 square feet is essentially open plan, and is divided in to two large reception areas, one of which is a dining area and the other a TV lounge. There is also a separate inside/outside chill out area with a balcony overlooking the sea and a fully equipped family kitchen and breakfast bar. French windows surround the entire floor with stunning views of the beach and Indian Ocean. Stairs lead to the turret bedroom with its 280-degree panoramic views, which have to be seen to be believed. The house has a fax, scanner and copier, for those who have to keep in touch. Ground Floor The large open plan ground floor terrace is a great place to spend a relaxing day. Sun worship, or hangout in the shaded area on two enormous Swahili sofas or the 4 double sized sun loungers. It is also the place to have ice cold drinks served from the bar, whilst awaiting a sumptuous lunch prepared by an experienced chef in the fully equipped BBQ kitchen.


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A private paradise on the Ocean!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Great experience overall and would likely book again if in town.

  • 4 of 5

Sian who manages this property was very helpful and informative. Rehema and Ali were great hosts and very accommodating from before we arrived till even after we left! The house was pretty clean (considering it is on the beach and everything) and atmosphere was amazing. We had some issues with the wifi but it was no big deal since we were there to chill anyway. There were a few things we noticed that was not available despite the listing descriptions, such as bottled waters, paper towels, washing machine, etc., so we had to spend a little extra time running errands once we got there. However, it was nice of Rehema, Ali, and Samuel to help us with basically whatever we needed, including groceries, etc. They helped us find fresh produce at a great price and even showed us where to get fresh octopus and helped us with grilling it! The place could use one more inside bathroom for the people staying in the tower room, but otherwise easily accommodated the 9 adults and 2 kids we had comfortably. I'd say this was overall a wonderful experience and we would probably book this place again if we went back to Malindi. My advice would be to talk to Sian and Rehema at least a couple of weeks in advance to work out the details. They were great!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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outstanding location. great staff.

  • 5 of 5

loved being right on the sea. amazing views from everywhere. felt very safe. really excellent staff who are very helpful

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Una casa maravillosa en un lugar idílico. Fue una semana de relax sobre la playa en un lugar solitario, justo lo que buscábamos. La casa está perfectamente acondicionada y mantenida por el personal de servicio de la propiedad. Es un lugar ideal para aquellos que rehúyen de la masificación de los hoteles y zonas turísticas. Volveremos.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene beauty

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival at the Beach House, one cannot help but be stunned by its beauty and location. After a long flight from Berlin, and drive from Mombasa airport, this is EXACTLY where you want to end up! Being the only house on the beach, by the Malindi coast, not only do you find yourself situated in serene peace, but you are simply luxuriated by your surroundings. Waking up each morning to a beautiful sunrise, the sound of the waves, going for jogs along the beach, walking on the reef and exploring its treasures when the tide is low, swimming when the tide is high, having beach-side lunches (with fish, freshly caught that very morning by local fishermen and prepared for you by the lovely Rehema, the lady who lovingly and joyfully takes care of you during your stay), and enjoying peaceful evenings, relaxing and talking by the beach fire, fired up and kept alight (for as long as you desire) by the Maasai warriors who guard you each night. The staff are wonderful, friendly, and accommodate any need you may have, ensuring you have a pleasant stay. The understated luxury of the house makes you feel a sincere, deep comfort that complements its surroundings. Perfect for romance, having fun with friends, or a family vacation. If and when you feel the need to explore Malindi, it is a short drive away. In the town you will find plenty of bars, restaurants, markets, and shops. Plus there is an array of local activities you can do. I however, was always happy to return to the Beach House - it is simply the best place to be and has everything you need! I highly recommend long stays, if possible, but any amount of time there is worthwhile. Truly one of the most amazing experiences I have had. I simply cannot wait to go back and embrace the magic of that place, one again :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

andrew j. 5

We spent a week at the Beach House in Febuary it is beutiful so quite

Just what we were looking for.The Pictures are true with very helpful staff and owner Rory simply a delight.Food is fresh simple and plentiful a car is needed as this is truly an away from it all holiday.There are very good restaurants at both nearby towns with markets and beaches to explore if you tire of being secluded.

Recommended for: Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Rating 5 out of 5

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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A week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Beach House in Febuary it is beutiful so quite

Just what we were looking for.The Pictures are true with very helpful staff and owner Rory simply a delight.Food is fresh simple and plentiful a car is needed as this is truly an away from it all holiday.There are very good restaurants at both nearby towns with markets and beaches to explore if you tire of being secluded.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2011
  • Stayed: February 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Mayungu Beach
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Nearest Train
150 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Mayungu Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Leopard Point
Car: recommended

The seas between Malindi and Watamu are world famous for their deep-sea fishing and scuba diving; they should also be famous for the wind and kite surfing.

The Beach House is situated on Leopard Point on the edge of the national marine park. The locally famous “Sardinia Due” sandbanks, which appear for low tide, are less than 1,500 metres away. They are an excellent spot for a boating picnic, which we can organise for you. Swimming with dolphins and the occasional whale shark is a short boat ride away.

In addition to this you are two hours from Tsavo East, a wonderful national game reserve, or just twenty minutes from the local bird and butterfly sanctuary. The Gede Ruins and Mida Creek are also short drives away.

There are day trips available to Che Shale and Sabaki River, and Robinson and Wasini Islands are just twenty minutes by scheduled airline from Malindi Airport.

We can help with trips away from the house and can recommend reliable operators of both transport and lodges.

The Beach House is the only house actually on the beach for several hundred miles in any direction, at high tide you can swim from the ground floor terrace.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

For weekly rentals or longer there is a security deposit to cover damages of €250. The deposit is refundable at the end of the rental period, less appropriate deductions as required. Deposits for shorter periods are by arrangement and proportionate.

Weekend or mid week rentals include a continental breakfast on request. We will stock the fridge with whatever you want if you give us enough notice.

If you intend using a limited number of bedrooms during your weekend stay, let us know in your inquiry and we will adjust our quote accordingly.

The rates include all cleaning and a full time staff of 5 including a house boy and housekeeper. It also includes security at night.

The house is not on Mains Water. Every weekly or longer rental includes one tank of 10,000 litres of water. Should you require any extra deliveries they will be charged at cost, currently Khs 7,000 or approximately €60 each trip. This should be arranged with the housekeeper, Rehema.

A 4x4 and driver can be hired subject to arrangement.. A professional chef can be made available by arrangement.
The Beach House operates as a B&B and individual rooms are available from €75 per night. Please contact us for details and availability.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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