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Beach House, Self-Catering, Cook Provided, Shared Pool, Lovely Gardens, on Beach

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Last updated: 01/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Fabulous Villa in Diani Beach, Kenya Coast - 5 bedrooms, Absolute Beachfront

Monkey Beach House is a 3 storey, 5 bedroom beach house within the Tamani property at Galu Beach. The property has been lovingly created by Hugh & Magdalena over a 12 year period. From humble beginnings of the old beach houses, they have built beautiful houses and apartments in a unique style that has made this the best place to stay on the south coast.
Those in-the-know have been coming here for years and most of the guests who stay at Tamani come back time and time again. Great for families, for group gatherings or a honeymoon.
Come and be spoiled by our cooks - eat fabulously-fresh seafood, plucked from the sea each day; try the local Swahili dishes, inspired by the ancient sea-trade from India, Arabia with spices from Zanzibar and fresh coconut from our own trees.
You can sit at the dining table on the 1st floor balcony and watch the dhows sail by. Parents can relax and enjoy the sights while keeping an eye on their kids in the children's pool just 30 metres in front of the house.
5 big bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning in the master & 2nd master bedrooms. Ceiling fans and lots of windows in all the bedrooms give great ventilation from the sea breeze.
2 kitchen areas, 2 dining areas, 2 living areas - all with superb views of the beach and gardens and swimming pool.

Check out guest reviews on-line to see how much our guests enjoy staying here.

Diani Beach has again been voted 'Best beach In Africa' (for the 2nd time! 2014 and 2016) in the World Travel Awards.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/26/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 500 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house has been built with easy wheel-chair access - there are no steps from the car-park area to the house or to the pool and garden area. Inside the house, the the ground floor is designed for wheel chair access. One of the bedrooms and it's en-suite bathroom has 1m wide doors. There is no 'hob' for the shower, to allow a wheel-chair to roll right under the shower and the hand washbasin is designed for ease of use from a wheel chair. Grab bars are available for the toilet (upon advance request)....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Panoramic sea views. En-suite bathroom, air-conditioning...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    2nd floor. Sea views, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    1st fl. sea view, en-suite bthrm. Can have twin single beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Ground floor, en-suite bathroom - looks direct to beach...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Grnd fl. Sea view, en-suite bthrm, can have twin single beds...moreless

  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10-11 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have lockable safe drawer. Master bedroom (2nd floor): king-size bed other 2nd flr bedroom: king-sized bed 1st flr bedroom: twin single beds; additional single bed available Ground flr - front bedroom: king-size bed other Grnd flr bedroom: twin single beds. wheel chair access...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower


  • Shower room 1: shower


  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. All bathrooms have showers; 3 of the bathrooms also have huge bathtubs. Ground floor bathroom has wheelchair access and has been designed for easy use by disabled persons....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Notes on accommodation: Families with children are welcome. The beach is huge and uncrowded and the sand is fine and white. The slope to down the water is gentle and there are no rocks. There's a coral reef about 1km off-shore (it is about 1,000 kms long!) and it protects us from strong currents and waves, making the beach very child-friendly and safe. Outside: BBQ. 3 seater couch and drinks/coffee table on the terrace looking out to the pool and the beach. The ground floor dining table is also under a covered part of the front terrace. There are sun beds available for use in front of the house, around the pool and in the lush gardens which run to the beach which is about 60m in front of the house. The shared swimming pool is half-way between the house and the beach. It's approximately 12m x5m with a separate toddlers pool right next to it and which is approximately 8m diameter. There's an outdoor shower in the garden to wash off the sand when you come from the beach. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A housekeeper is provided and she is there 8am - 5pm daily. She cleans the house and makes the beds. Washing of clothes can be arranged. Bedlinen is be changed every 4 or 5 days. Other: There is a lovely, private top floor open terrace with daybed, dining table for (6 people), and sofa couch. There is a BBQ on the side of the front ground floor terrace....moreless


  • DVD Player


  • Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    2 dining tables. On ground floor is an 8 seater dining table right at the front of the house. On the 1st floor balcony is a large 12 seater dining table looking over the gardens and the beach and sea...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    In the 2 top (2nd floor) bedrooms....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There are 2 living rooms with daybeds, couches, coffee and side tables. There are two dining tables - one seats up to 8 people (ground floor terrace) and the other on the 1st floor balcony, seats 12 people. There is no TV. WiFi internet is available....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen:

    There are 2 well-equipped kitchens (ground floor and 1st floor). The house comes with our own cook included. All you have to do is bring/buy your own food and drinks. There are 2 large refrigerators plus 1 full-sized drinks fridge...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    3 fridges: 1 in each kitchen (on ground & 1st floors) plus a large drinks fridge in the ground floor living area....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    There is a championship-rated 18 hole golf course in Diani Beach, called the Leisure Lodge Golf Course. It's about 7 kms away - just along the beach road....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Sorry we have no snow today....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $44 per night, per additional guest

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  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Booking Notes:

30% discount off standard rate available for month of September.

Contact us with your requested dates and tell us how many people will be in your group. We will respond within 24 hours (unless on a Sunday or Public Holiday).

A deposit is required to secure a booking.

Balance to be paid prior to or immediately upon arrival.

Changeover Day:

Arrival time is 2pm.

Departure time is 10am unless by prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:

Take advantage of our great offer this season...

2-4 pax from GBP 85,

5-8 pax from GBP 160,

9-11 pax at GBP 320 for the whole house per night!

Easter holiday period costs GBP 340 per night with a minimum booking of 4 nights.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 01/26/2017
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60 metres from the house to the sand! Between the house and the beach there is no road, only the gardens and the swimming pool.


Mombasa is about 50 kms away - but you have to cross the ferry to get from Mombasa to here, so allow for travel time.

Getting There:

* from Moi International Airport, Mombasa: 50km (takes about 1hr 45mins)

* from Mombasa town: 42km (takes about 1hr)

* from the Diani Beach/Ukunda airstrip: 7km (takes about 10mins)


Shops, supermarkets, food market stalls nearby. Easiest way to get there is by taxi - these are not expensive.

Further Details:

If you are active, this is a great place for kite-surfing, wind-surfing, diving, snorkelling and sailing to the reef in one of the local out-rigger sail boats, called 'ngalawa'. You can walk for miles on the beach and swim in the clear, warm water all day!

A short way down the coast is Wasini Island and the Kisite Marine National Park with it's stunning reefs, myriad of exotic tropical fish and dolphins galore. In fact this is one of the prime dolphin breeding areas on the East Africa coast.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/26/2017

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  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master bedroom looking out to garden,pool &sea

    Master bedroom looking out to garden,pool &sea

  • Bedroom 4_2nd floor

    Bedroom 4_2nd floor

  • Living room with big daybeds/sofa _1st floor

    Living room with big daybeds/sofa _1st floor

  • Bedroom 4 view

    Bedroom 4 view

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Front bedroom (bdrm 1) - ground floor

    Front bedroom (bdrm 1) - ground floor

  • Pergola beach view _2nd floor

    Pergola beach view _2nd floor

  • Master =bedroom- ocean and garden view

    Master =bedroom- ocean and garden view

  • Master bedroom bathroom_bath

    Master bedroom bathroom_bath

  • Bedroom 4 view of veranda from bed

    Bedroom 4 view of veranda from bed

  • Lounge area_1st floor

    Lounge area_1st floor

  • Bedroom 3 with spare daybed view 1

    Bedroom 3 with spare daybed view 1

  • bedroom 2 -wheel chair access room

    bedroom 2 -wheel chair access room

  • Sitting room - ground floor (facing towards beach)

    Sitting room - ground floor (facing towards beach)

  • Beach House 1

    Beach House 1

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