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Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.

Malindi, Kenya
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3 double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms

Welcome to Himaya House. Situated on a coral buff overlooking Silversands Beach, Malindi, the views are stunning. There are two magnificent Baobab trees which give a very special feeling to the property. There is a short path down to the beach - only accessed through a carved wooden door - giving you complete privacy and exclusivity.

The house is spacious and cool with a north or south monsoon blowing most of the year. The main house has a large living area plus veranda with the Master Bedroom up above.

All rooms have a spectacular view. Two of the bedrooms are in a separate unit with steps down to the swimming pool.

The Master bedroom is up above the main living area and has its own entrance.

The Kenya coast has a North and South Monsoon.

The winds blow from the North from around end of November through to April/May and then change to the South.

This obviously brings changes on the beach,

In the North Monsoon the sea weed is blown down towards the house and there for the beach is not a complete stretch of white sand.

There are always areas that are clear and where you can swim.

It is absolutely not a problem but I would like you to know the photographs are taken in the South Monsoon.


Lissa Ruben

Member Since 2010
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within a few hours
english, Swahili
Calendar last updated:
Mar 28, 2018


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 child bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 1 twin/ single, 2 single beds on the verandah
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, 1 twin/ single, 2 single beds on the verandah
      • The house comfortably sleeps six but two extra children can sleep on the veranda. Maximum eight, including children in the party.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

        Location Type

          • Beach


              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        WiFi available
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Parking
                      • Safe
                      • Telephone
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


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


                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Balcony
                                  • Fish Cleaning Table
                                  • Large Cooler
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                          • Outdoor Pool

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Daily Maid Service
                                              • Private Chef
                                              • Staff


                                                  • churches
                                                  • forests
                                                  • museums
                                                  • reefs
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • WiFi is available. 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 and advisable for a long stay. Malindi Airport is 15 minutes away and has 3 airlines flying in from Nairobi daily. Mombasa Airport, a 2 hour drive, has multiple flights throughout the day from and to Nairobi.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: Flexible

                                                                    Check-out: Flexible

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    35 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    A perfect holiday home - in all aspects

                                                                    Elin Kristin R.

                                                                    The Himaya House was absolutely stunning. We stayed there during Christmas and New Year, and had a really great stay. The owner is so helpful, caring for all the needs we had, and the same was the staff. We could not have asked for more:-)

                                                                    The property itself has a stunning location, with sun all day and view to the beach and sea. The property has a large, private swimmingpool and direct, private access to the beach. The houses (main wing and guest wing) were well maintained, clean and the staff made the most delicious food. The closeness to the beach also meant walking distance to nice restaurants there. We also took tuk-tuks to the city of Malindi to do grocery shopping and some sightseeing.

                                                                    We really reccommend staying at Himaya house if you are going to Kenya, our stay was amazing!!

                                                                    A Home away from Home!

                                                                    Kari S.

                                                                    This was our family's third time to stay at Himaya and I can honestly say that it felt like going home! We had an unexpected travel delay with our flights and instead of arriving before lunch we arrived after dark. The staff greeted us with huge smiles and big hugs. Sammy the chef had remembered one of our favorite meals from the year before and had it prepared and ready for us. With five hungry children, after a long day of travel, I cannot tell you what a blessing that was. Our stay was so relaxing and stress free. Anytime the power would go out the generator was quick to come on, so it was never an inconvenience. The view from the porch overlooking the ocean is one of our favorite spots. The children enjoyed the pool for hours every day and it is so nice having access to the ocean right at the house. That way you can watch the tide and go to the ocean accordingly. Low tide exploring walks were great and playing in the waves at high tide is always so much fun. I highly, highly recommend a stay here!

                                                                    Wonderful, relaxing stay in paradise

                                                                    freya s.

                                                                    A group of 7 of us stayed for 2 weeks at Himaya House and we received absolutely wonderful treatment.

                                                                    The accommodation was excellent; comfortable beds, airy rooms, well equipped bathrooms. There was also plenty of space for us all to be comfortable, enabling us to have chill time alone, as well as good socialising spaces.

                                                                    The staff went above and beyond to make our stay special; the garden and pool were beautiful, everything was always clean, and the cooking was fantastic.

                                                                    Lissa was very thoughtful and had bought some essential food items in time for our arrival. She also has a useful folder of tips for staying in Malindi and ideas of places to go and see.

                                                                    The proximity to the beach is perfect, enabling us to enjoy the marine park and sea.

                                                                    I would 100% recommend Himaya House to anyone wanting to stay in Malindi.

                                                                    This house is stunning with amazing staff


                                                                    We loved this property! So peaceful, well decorated, very clean and amazing staff!!

                                                                    Perfection - A DREAM of a vacation...

                                                                    George M.

                                                                    We had a wonderful experience at Himaya House. The property was exquisite and the staff was above excellent in the way they took care of our needs and brought us into the home. We cannot wait to return and would highly recommend to all. You can't go wrong with this dream of a vacation.


                                                                    Nosizwe M.Fonte Da Murta, Faro, Portugal

                                                                    We arrived hot and sticky to this fabulous place where we were made to feel welcome and at home. The pool, to where we headed, is just wonderful-warm and fun, with lots of sun and shade loungers. Lissa and her staff are an amazing team, always smiling, helpful, pleasant.... honestly, our biggest difficulty was packing to leave, which firmed our resolve to return as soon as possible! Lissa, thank you for helping us find your wonderful paradise...


                                                                    Malindi, Kenya

                                                                    Other Activities: Yoga classes on request

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Lissa will consider special rates if you are only a couple who would like to come, and for long stays. Cancellation Policy: Once a 30% deposit is made, this is not refundable. Full payment is expected 2 months prior to arrival. If the booking is cancelled 6 weeks prior to arrival, there will be no refunds.

                                                                    35 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
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                                                                    Property # 467033ha