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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Lissa Ruben
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Swahili
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

Amenities

Malindi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
5

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: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fonte Da Murta, Faro, Portugal
5

Paradise

  • 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: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and relaxing family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second time to stay at this property and we truly can't imagine staying anywhere else at this point. We have five children, ranging in age from 6-12yrs old, yet this house somehow meets the needs of each family member while we are there. It is so convenient having a private access to the beach and ability to go as desired without much planning needing to be involved. We could literally sit on our porch and makes plans according to the tide at that moment. The staff of the house went above and beyond their job duties, especially with their care for our children. Often going out of their way to keep them entertained and answer any questions that they might have about life in Kenya. We stayed for a month, yet there wasn't a single day that our needs and comfort were not met beyond our expectations. The food that Sammy prepared was AMAZING and even after four weeks we were still not running out of options for new and exciting meals. The property is very well maintained, always clean and orderly. Himaya truly feels like a home away from home for our family (although one with a much nicer view!).

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, CO
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Of all the homes and resorts that we experienced across Kenya and Tanzania, Himaya house was our favorite! Not only is the house beautiful and artful and the location overlooking the ocean idyllic, the people of Himaya are warm, genuine and generous. The owner, Lissa, went out of her way to recommend special experiences and to accommodate our every need . She even took our 11-year-old son under her wing inviting him to help her care for the injured bush baby that she was fostering. The staff too went out of their way to make our stay pleasant, helping with everything from laundry to negotiating fair prices for our excursions in the area. & never have we eaten as well as during our stay at Himaya! Sammy’s cooking is exquisite. Himaya is truly a sanctuary; beautiful, peaceful and pleasurable.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Incredible Family Home for a Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 3 adults and 5 children (ages 5-11) stayed at Himaya House for one month and it completely exceeded any expectation we might have had in every possible way. I cannot speak highly enough of what a joy all of our family had. We were in major need of a relaxing, peaceful time and we found that and more. The setting was beautiful and our kids had such a great time swimming in both the pool and ocean. We brought our own snorkel gear and were able to see amazing sea life just outside our private beach door. The amazing staff took care of our every need, but seemed invisible when they were not needed. Lissa was so helpful with all the details and even arranged to have the first lunch, dinner and breakfast taken care of so we wouldn't have to worry about it. The chef, Sammy, made incredible meals that even our picky 5yr old enjoyed. Town was just a short tuk tuk ride away for any food or supplies that we needed. We can't wait to travel back again and hope that Himaya will become a regular part of our children's memories for years to come.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This holiday exceeded our expectations by a long way.

The house itself is airy and open with a breathtaking view; well appointed and stylishly designed - you don't just get a door jamb, but a hand crafted piece of work by a carver from Lamu!

Rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious, but the staff make the place and the stay memorable - present, but not intrusive yet always ready to help.

All the staff are attentive, but Sammy the chef deserves a particular mention - his prawn curry, Swahili chicken and crab cakes were outstanding, and every meal he prepared for us was delicious.

Lissa was the perfect hostess, she knows everything and everyone; nothing is too much trouble to organise, and because of her local knowledge we actually felt part of the community, rather than just a fly by night tourist.

Look out Lissa - we will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Malindi Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Rosada
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Likoni Ferry, South Coast
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Malindi Golf Course
Nearest Train
110 Kilometres
Mombasa
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Rosada
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Silversands
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Yoga classes on request

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Rates & Availability

Malindi Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
Apr 24 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$259
$1,811
 
 
High Season
Jul 11 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$323
$2,199
 
 
Low season
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$259
$1,811
 
 
High season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,199
 
 
Very high season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,717
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$323
 

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.
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