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Second Home: Private Beach House with Fabulous Pool on Marine Conservancy

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Spacious 3 bedroom house (1 family, 1 triple, 1 double, sleeps 9, all en suite)

Situated on a cliff at the north end of Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy, the house enjoys lovely views and gentle breezes. Tastefully furnished and comfortable. It has a mature garden and a fun sundowner deck just above the Indian Ocean. There is a gorgeous 12 x 6m infinity pool with a stunning pool house. There is a cook, a housekeeper, a groundsman and Maintenance man. The house has good security. Staff quarters can accommodate one extra if required. Direct beach access at low - mid tide. Steps to beach relatively steep for the elderly/infirm. Beach access at very high tide (for keen body surfers) or for elderly folk unable to manage the steps is only a few hundred metres down the road on the public access route.

The pool and beach: Kuruwitu Beach is one of the last unspoilt beaches on the Kenyan coast. Despite it being blissfully bare of people and beach boys , it is secure as there are 'askari's' patrolling for the marine conservancy. It is also unusually clean as the conservancy oversee the picking up of the debris that is common along most coastlines. The snorkeling metres off the shore is incredible - coral heads mean an abundance of tropical fish, octopus,lobster. There is a glass bottom boat as well as a fishing/dolphin spotting boat for hire. The conservancy also offer guided tours of the reef where there are even more wonderful snorkeling spots.
The infinity pool set in front of the house has a 'baby pool' section. The adjoining pool house is large and comfortable with a bar and drinks fridge as well as a living and dining area, a water feature and sunbeds. The terrace below with plunge pool is not safe for young or unaccompanied children.

The house: The master bedroom has its own sectioned off veranda as well as a nook with a desk and an extra bed. The middle bedroom has a double bed and a sofa bed suitable for a young child. The rear bedroom has 2 single beds and a bunk bed. There is a small TV with a DVD player in this room. There is a selection of kid and adult movies that can be borrowed. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and standing fans in case of preference or power cuts. All bedrooms are ensuite with large bathrooms with showers.

There is wi-fi but guests need to buy airtime from Safaricom and log on to choose a bundle they wish to purchase with the airtime. Safaricom scratch cards are easily available including at the closest villages.

The sitting/dining area is big and very airy with good security wrought iron all around. It is tastefully furnished in a coastal style with wooden overhead fans and 'lamu beds' as sofa's. There is a games chest with scrabble, poker etc.
The kitchen is relatively small compared to the rest of the house and is manned by Reuben who is a competent cook specialising in seafood, curries and swahili style cooking. Pili is the housekeeper and takes care of the laundry and general cleaning.

Activities: If you can bear to drag yourself away from the fabulous pool and beach - the world class Vipingo Ridge golf course (soon to be 36 holes) is less than a 10 minute drive away. The elegant club house has a good restaurant in a beautiful setting. Kilifi which has supermarkets and a bustling little town is a 15 minute drive away to the North. Dhow trips can be taken up the creek here. Diving is available at the famous Mnarani Club. There is also sailing and water-ski-ing available at the picturesque boatyard. Malindi is a 1 hour drive Northwards.
Head 15 minutes south and Mtwapa has several excellent restaurants and tourist activities. The Bamburi Nature trail is 25 minutes from the house as is the Nakumat shopping centre. Nyali is less than 30 minutes away with a cinema, shopping complex, hotels and night clubs. Old town Mombasa (Fort Jesus etc) is approx 40 minutes drive depending on the traffic.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 350 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Not in the bedrooms please....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 child bed


  • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

    2 single beds and one bunk bed...moreless

  • There are 2 sofa beds in the sitting room. We have additional nets so if you have extra guests (maximum 2) and they are prepared to 'rough it' this will be considered, though generally speaking this is suitable only for extra children or teens. There is an additional charge for this....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The steps down to the beach could be difficult for elderly (although my 82 year old father in law manages fine) or people with mobility problems but the pool should be easy enough to use. We advise against children under 8 being allowed on the lower pool deck unless strictly supervised as there is a drop off into cacti. Care must be taken on the ocean side deck for children or inebriated adults! There is good mobile network. There is a small selection of DVD's on site. All bedrooms are air-conditioned but in case of a power cut the inverter will only run the fans for a limited period....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player:

    There is a small TV and DVD player suitable for smaller children...moreless

  • Games
  • Stereo:

    Small portable system provided in house...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Caves
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Dining area in the house and by the pool...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Please use conservatively and switch off when not in the room....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    3 living room areas. In the main house, by the pool and on the roof....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    There is a mobile phone provided for overseas guests convenience. This is a prepaid service so guests need to load with credit....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Guests need to buy safaricom scratch card and load a bundle. Clear instructions provided....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Cafetiere/French Press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Guests are requested to use the plastic plates and glasses by the pool...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Upstairs roof area with 2 sofas, small bar and stools, dart board...moreless

  • Golf:

    Ten minutes to the world class Vipingo Ridge golf course...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.6
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Feb 21 - Mar 30, 2017
1 night min stay
High Season
Mar 31 - Apr 18, 2017
3 night min stay
Low season
Apr 19 - May 25, 2017
1 night min stay
High Season
May 26 - Jun 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Low season
Jun 6 - Jun 29, 2017
1 night min stay
High Season
Jun 30 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
High Season
Dec 8 - Dec 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Peak Season
Dec 15 - Jan 8, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees


We require a deposit of 25% to secure the booking.

Balance to be paid a minimum of 4 weeks before occupation.

Check out by 10.00 am

Check in 2.00 pm

Unless by prior arrangement. We will be flexible where possible.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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45 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Moi International Airport, Mombasa
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Vipingo Ridge Clubhouse
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Vipingo Ridge
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Mombasa Station
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Vipingo Ridge Clubhouse
50 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Located 40 min north of historic Mombasa, the house has direct access on to the beautiful, safe and unspoilt shoreline of the Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy which offers fantastic swimming and snorkelling. The Conservancy offers: boat rides to spot dolphins or go fishing outside the reef/glass bottom boat/guided walks to the reef.

Fishermen bring freshly caught seafood to the door. Vipingo Village stocks basic household items (7 min drive). Vipingo Ridge (10 minutes) has a stunning clubhouse with a restaurant on its world class golf course. Mtwapa Creek and Nyali Beach (30-35 min) both offer good restaurants, night life, scuba diving, medical centres, supermarkets, water sports and alternative entertainment such as the Bamburi Nature trail, a water park, a cinema complex and a casino. Kilifi Creek (15 min) has deep sea fishing, deep sea diving, sailing, water-ski-ing, dhow sundowner cruises and The Boatyard is a popular place for lunch. However, once at Neem Tree its unlikely you will want to go anywhere.

Other Activities: Snorkelling, glass bottom boat trips, sundowner dhow trips, reef walks and snorkeling

Golf: The world class 18 hole (soon to become 36 holes) Vipingo Ridge Golf Course is less than a 10 minute drive away. The course was designed by David Jones and boasts a 5 star club house open to the public. Temporary membership with golf clubs is available at very competitive prices.


Owner info

About the owner: We live in Nairobi, Kenya and have spent our lives in this beautiful country. We have been fortunate enough to have travelled widely and also own a small village house in Southern France. We eventually hope to spend half our time there and half our time at the property in Vipingo, which is my favorite place on the Kenyan Coast. I work as a photographer/casting and model agent/lead ladies tours to Morocco and India and also occasionally take on interior design jobs. My husband works with a company that designs and manufactures high end tents for lodges etc.

Why the Owner Chose Kilifi, Kenya:
My mother in law invested in this property some 16 years ago. She passed it on to her three children some years later and my husband and I bought out his siblings about 3 years ago and consequently invested more in the property, designing and building the pool, installing air conditioning etc. We will continue to upgrade and improve the house as funds allow.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is in such a unique position, the beach so unspoiled and the development of the marine park has made it wonderfully unique. We enjoy the most incredible views and there are lots of different chill out spots such as the sun-downer deck which can feel like being at the prow of a ship at high tide, the lower pool terrace, the sunbathing deck at night where the view of the stars is fantastic. No beach boys means none of the usual harassment that you find on the Kenyan coast. Stunning snorkeling just metres off the beach is not something that you find in many places on the E.African coastline. The Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy project is being used as a prototype for new projects along the coast.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Chilling at the pool

    Chilling at the pool

  • Usual crowded beach scene at Kiruwitu

    Usual crowded beach scene at Kiruwitu

  • Incredible snorkeling just off the beach in Kuruwitu Conservancy

    Incredible snorkeling just off the beach in Kuruwitu Conservancy

  • Front of the house that faces the ocean

    Front of the house that faces the ocean

  • Dining area in house

    Dining area in house

  • Double bedroom photo 1

    Double bedroom photo 1

  • Family bedroom photo 1

    Family bedroom photo 1

  • Bathroom ensuite family bedroom.  All bathrooms are similar in design and size.

    Bathroom ensuite family bedroom. All bathrooms are similar in design and size.

  • Roof top - yet another place to chill and play darts

    Roof top - yet another place to chill and play darts

  • Sundowner deck from beach.  Sand is seasonal.

    Sundowner deck from beach. Sand is seasonal.

  • Aerial view of property

    Aerial view of property

  • Pool and poolhouse

    Pool and poolhouse

  • Sundowner deck off the steps leading to the beach

    Sundowner deck off the steps leading to the beach

  • The sitting room photo 1

    The sitting room photo 1

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Middle bedroom photo 2

    Middle bedroom photo 2

  • Family bedroom view 2

    Family bedroom view 2

  • Kitchen - this is quite small compared to rest of house

    Kitchen - this is quite small compared to rest of house

  • From L to R - Reuben the cook, Pili the housekeeper and Emmanuel, the groundsman

    From L to R - Reuben the cook, Pili the housekeeper and Emmanuel, the groundsman

  • The poolhouse

    The poolhouse

  • Sun-bathing deck with water feature

    Sun-bathing deck with water feature

  • Pool and poolhouse at night

    Pool and poolhouse at night

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