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

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Lissa Ruben
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Swahili
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017


Malindi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 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.
  • Balcony
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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.


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Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

A Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wonderful, relaxing stay in paradise

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection - A DREAM of a vacation...

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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This house is stunning with amazing staff

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Absouloutly wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place if you are looking for a relaxing and wonderful holiday with family or friends. The house is at a perfect spot, on a cliff to overlook the sea and parts of the marine park with a stunning view and there is a direkt access to the beach. Lissa, the owner and her team are very professional, very kind, the chef cooks fantastic food. They always care about any extra need. It is indeed a very special and great place - we will always try to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Malindi Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Likoni Ferry, South Coast
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Malindi Golf Course
Nearest Train
110 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Yoga classes on request


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner'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.