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A peaceful retreat between Moon and Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights


About the property

Villa Dora is situated on the exquisite white sand Diani Beach in Kenya, making it the perfect location for anyone who is looking for a relaxing, sunshine filled beach holiday in a lush location, far away from overcrowded hotel.

The luxurious Villa Dora is just minutes away from quiet and recluse white sand beaches.

At the center of the compound is a chlorine free 11 x7 swimming pool. Unlike chemical pools, our pool is kept clean with a salt-water system so visitors don't suffer from the red eyes and burning typical in pools treated uniquely with chlorine.

We warmly welcome families with children, our swimming pool is fenced for your peace of mind, the only one gated pool in Diani Beach.

Cook services at £ 8 daily

We will organize your shopping

We will organize your transfer

trampoline .


Sleeping accommodation up to 8 people

3 bathrooms (one en-suite)

Cook service on request at £ 8 daily

satellite TV Zuku Pachage

Wireless internet included

Swimming pool 11x7 meters [Salt Water Chlorinators filtration]

Beach just minutes away

Ceiling fans

Mosquito nets on windows and beds

Included ,WiFi House keeper, gardener, pool .attendant, watch man

Golf course a 18 hole only 10 minutes drive

We can organize day trips and safaris car hire

Possibility of extra, such as: baby sitter, masseur, etc

free wireless Internet

Baby cot

Car park for several vehicles

Watch man +alarm system

Taxi rank service 5 minutes wall

fenced pool, gated pool

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Galu Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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A peaceful retreat between Moon and Beach
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

A tranquil haven and very good value for money

  • 4 of 5

We were two friends staying for 10 nights in July on our first trip to Kenya. Flying from Nairobi to Ukunda airstrip, we were picked up and driven about 15 minutes to this wonderful villa. It's located in a very secluded spot yet still convenient with generally very little noise and surrounded by a plethora of plants and trees (more so now than the pictures suggest).


Excellent value for money

Great for a peaceful break

Staff are very polite and helpful


Convenient location for the beach, supermarket and restaurants

The pool (be aware chlorine is used to clean it but it was well maintained)

Security - we felt very safe at all times

The BBQ - a must use with locally sold fish and prawns to your door

Very easy to book a taxi or walk 5 mins to get a Tuk Tuk, which are MUCH cheaper

Plenty of glasses, dishes and utensils to cook with but the oven/grill didn't work. The gas hob worked just fine.

The villa was cleaned regularly by the staff


Electricity often cut out for the first few days and the generator had to be used, which is very noisy. It improved later on in our stay

Wifi not reliable especially with several people connected as it is shared by 2 villas in the compound (we planned all of our day trips at the villa so it was difficult to research them some days to work out what we wanted to do - better to buy a local sim and use data as back-up)

Not a huge issue but very few basics are supplied (we had to buy bin bags, hand soap, washing up liquid and additional toilet paper). The Nakumat supermarket isn't far to buy these items and is on the way from the nearby airstrip or Mombasa.


Marco Polo agency is 5 mins away and recommended for safaris as we did an excellent overnight one in Tsavo East (highlight of the holiday). Day trips to Mombasa etc can be on the pricey side though.

Overall, we had a lovely stay and I would recommend the villa to anyone and especially to those wishing to have privacy and generally a relaxing stay in Diani. . Silvio the owner was also very helpful and responsive to emails. Very much looking forward to returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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friendly attentive staff beautiful Villa feels like home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

My stay with my family was very enjoyable the property manager and all her staff were very attentive and went above and beyond the call of duty we arrived late due to taking the train arriving at 4 am instead of 9pm there was a taxi waiting for us and warm inviting smiles and a cocktail upon arrival chef Musau made the best dishes ever and was always on time even staying late when needed the owner has built a beautiful Villa only thing I can suggest is fixing the mesh on the windows and some of the mosquito nets had some holes so new ones would be nice. Also air conditioning would be nice the ceiling fans cannot keep up with the heat at night I will definitely be coming back next time I'm in mombasa.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant and quiet stay and good value for money

  • 4 of 5

We have had a very pleasant time in villa Dora, Diani beach.

We have been in the house with 5 (2 adults and 3 children aged from 20 to 15) and there was plenty of space for everyone.

The house is nice, the pool not too big but nice and clean and the staff very cooperative and helpful. The chef Daniel prepared excellent dinner and was always on time even staying late when needed, buying by himself all he need for dinner. He also prepare a BBQ by the the pool for us and our friends, and was perfect.

Only problem some of the mosquito nets are a little small for the beds (the two king size beds at the first floor), so it was not possible to close them completely. The forniture is quite basic but complete.

The distance to the beach is a bit longer than on the web-site (more than ten minutes walking) was mentioned, but still not far and during the day the surrounding are perfectly safe (boys could go to the beach alone without problems). In the night it not advisable to go around on foot, also because there is no light at all outside the villa. Taxi is suitable

Supermarket not far but not walking distance, ten minute by car or tuk tuk, (which is the easier and cheapest way for going round during the day)

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Dora

  • 3 of 5

We have had a wonderful time in villa Dora, Diani beach.

The house is nice, the pool perfect and the staff very cooperative.

Problems that we've had with the tap, were solved directly.

The distance to the beach is a bit longer than on the web-site was mentioned, but still not far.

We have been in the house with 7 adults and there was plenty of space for everyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Car: recommended

Diani is famous as one of Kenya's premier vacation destinations. Just 40 minutes from the wildlife of Shimba Hills and 21 miles south of Mombasa, Diana boasts white sand beaches that sit next to clear, turquoise water.

With no shortage of activities and amenities to offer the visitor, Diani is sure to please even the most discerning beach enthusiast.

The warm, clear, tropical waters of Diani are home to a large coral reef that stretches for 22 kilometres along the Indian Ocean. To lay on the beach under coconuts swaying gently in the ocean breeze and later take a short swim off shore and witness a dazzling display of colourful corals and tropical fish, this is the experience that visitors come to Diani for.

On breezy days, you can even windsurf in the cove, in conditions that make it the perfect place for the novice and pro alike.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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