This is one of the most beautiful and elegant beach houses on the Kenyan coast. The house is a spacious family home, beautifully furnished and immaculately maintained by highly capable and loyal staff. The house is located on the main stretch of Tiwi Beach, where the beach and sea bottom are sandy with swimming, windsurfing and snorkeling directly in front of the house. The Tiwi reef is fully accessible at low tide, along with Tiwi’s wonderful rock pools. Walking south down the beach for 10 minutes one can wade across the Mwachema Creek at low tide to the historic Congo mosque and Diani Beach.
The house itself is beautifully sighted on a rise overlooking Tiwi Beach taking full advantage of the breeze which blows off the Indian Ocean. Set in 2 1/2 acres of gardens, the spacious grounds include one of the largest and oldest Baobab trees on the south coast, numerous Tamarind and Neem trees, plus coconut palms down to the beach and the owner’s citrus orchard in the backyard.
There are no large hotels on this stretch of Tiwi Beach which make it an exclusive retreat from the hustle of so many of the coast’s crowded and tourist intensive beaches. Yet it is only a 10-minute drive south to Diani Beach with all of its restaurants, shopping, banks, hotels, medical facilities, golf, diving and fishing activities, as well as the Ukunda airstrip from which one can access all of Kenya’s major game parks. The Shimba Hills Game Reserve is less than an hour’s drive to the west, and Shimoni, the Kisite Marine Park, Wasini Island and Pemba Channel big game fishing are just an hour to the south.
Self-catering is made easy with fruit and vegetable stands nearby and with Tiwi’s local fishing fleet just down the beach. Fishermen bring their daily catch of snapper, kingfish, calamari and octopus to the kitchen door and can also take orders for next day delivery of fresh crab, shrimp and lobster.
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Bedrooms: Master bedroom, and two large guest bedrooms
Sleeps: Six people
Two bathrooms with showers and bath
Other Rooms: Large living room and open plan kitchen, and large veranda overlooking Tiwi Beach and Indian Ocean
Staff: Three-person house staff with over 15 years of service including an excellent chef
Security: Night-watchman, plus push-button radio alarm system with Group 4 Security Group (MSA)
Fully equipped kitchen
Bedding, mosquito nets and towels all providedBedrooms: Master bedroom, and two large guest bedrooms
|Location||Tiwi Baobab House – Tiwi Beach|
|Includes||Entire place to yourselves|
2 × King bed
2 × Twin bed
Moderate: 50% refund up until 8 days prior to check-in, except fees.
a) Cancellations made between 0 and 7 full days prior to local check-in time, or no show, guests will be charged 70% of total booking value.
b) Cancellations made between 8 and 29 full days prior to local check-in time, guests will be charged 50% of total booking value.
c) Cancellations made 30 or more full days prior to local check-in time, guests will receive a full refund of their deposit, except fees.
d) In the event of a premature departure or cancellation, the nights not spent 24 hours thereafter are 50% refunded, except fees.