Nani bought a small beach house, built in the typical square colonial style set in part of a denuded forest.The house is situated in original coastal forest with direct access to the sea, about a hundred metres unswept path down to one of the best and least populated beaches in Kenya.
After cleaning the rubble which the tenant had left and encouraging the trees to return, painting murals and smoothing corners, she was still not satisfied in the square house and decided to build a tower to overlook the forest and see the ocean as well as the creek.
Doum Palm contains three double bedrooms and several other places where single guests can sleep. There is a living room, dining room, three bathrooms, a kitchen and sleepy verandah for outdoor relaxation. Upstairs one 4-poster-Swahili double bed with en suite toilet and laundry room, beautiful mosaic balcony with sea view.
The house, once derelict is continually being upgraded; glass, murals and sculptures abound.
Mission: Doum Palm and Eco Tower are a private home, you will be our guests and family while here. Please respect Nature, do not use pesticides, admire the Forest and magnificent green beach and Indian Ocean. Please conserve and protect the plants.
The house is managed by Innocent who also is your wonderful cook. He will answer all your questions. Katana is the animal and grounds man
as well as sculptor. Remind staff to water the garden, should they forget whilst looking after you!
Resident Dogs :We have Giriama dogs:- Linda & Coral and cats, geese, ducks, fish; If you do not like animals, this is not for you.
Food is provided on demand. You can purchase all your supplies at Watamu Supermarket. Paul will stop there on the way from the airport ( or a tuk tuk can be called to come) so that you can buy food, water, and other supplies. To replenish, Innocent, the houseman and cook, will order you a local taxi or stores will deliver. Local fishermen bring fish, prawns, crab and lobster, seafood right to the door and Innocent will advise on purchase.
Restaurants: Lots of new restaurants and bars are springing up all the time. Try Turtle Bay, Hemingways, or Ocean Sports. Pilipan is just in
walking distance, open air looking across the Mida creek. There is an Italian ice-cream cafeteria in town.
Activities: A glass-bottomed boat to view the coral reef. They even pick you up at the beach, if asked for by the house personnel. A dhow can take you up to Mida Creek to see the mangroves and birds. Visit the ancient Gede Ruins, which includes the Kipepeo Butterfly Project. Walk in the Arabuko Sokoke Forest, guided walks every Saturday. Call Nature Kenya. I recommend for the daring, Che Shale just 20 km north of Malindi, a remarkable pink beach renowned for kite surfing.
|Location||Watamu Private Cottages – Watamu|
|Includes||Entire place to yourselves|
|Sleeps||2 up to 6|
Strict: 50% refund up until 30 days prior to check-in, except fees.
a) Cancellations made between 0 and 29 full days prior to local check-in time, or no show, guests will be charged 100% of total booking value.
b) Cancellations made 30 or more full days prior to local check-in time, guests will be charged 50% of total booking value.
c) In the event of a premature departure or cancellation, guests will be charged 100% of the total booking value.