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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
90%
Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2017

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

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Malindi, Kenya

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , 2 single beds on the verandah
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , 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
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
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
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • 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

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Kenyan family villa with beautiful pool, private beach access, stunning views.
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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...

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Malindi, Kenya

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
11 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$336
A$2,355
 
 
High season
1 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,859
 
 
Very high season
23 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$3,532
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$420
 

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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