Private Home for Exclusive Rental

from $227

per night

Response rate

70%

Response time

within a few days

Reviews

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A place to relax completely and luxuriate in an authentic experience of the Kenyan coast. Built by an English couple, who designed and built it inspired by the love for Kenya. There are three bedrooms, each of which is a separate cottage in the 5 acre walled gardens and each has an en suite bathroom and gigantic 8 foot bed. The large central living room has a big deck for sunbathing or stargazing and lots of places to lounge in the shade, including lovely swing beds.

Down the path towards the sea is the gorgeous salt water pool with amazing views of the Indian Ocean, as the house is on a cliff over the sea. There is beach access at low tide through the gated tunnel, or you can walk or take a tuk tuk to Watamu's famous beaches - Turtle Bay beach was voted one of the top ten beaches in the world.

The house is a Robinson Crusoe experience, there's no Wi-Fi, TV or a landline phone, although cell phones do work. It's an eco build as far as possible, there is no air conditioning. The rooms are screened for privacy, but otherwise open to the sea breezes, so staying there is a tiny bit like very upmarket camping, although with comfy beds, lights, running water and a full staff.

The wonderful house staff, including an excellent cook, Elvis, will look after you completely during your stay, doing all the shopping, cooking, laundry and will help you arrange and plan any activities you'd like to do during your stay, if you can pull yourself away from the pool...

Elvis, the great cook, prepares all meals for you with the freshest possible local produce. Meals are served family style, i.e. choose a dish to be shared at the table. Guests especially love his coconut fish and fresh pesto on pasta. Full board options are available.

Drinks are not included in the price, but you can order your own locally - there's a fridge in the living room so you can have access to cold drinks anytime.

Features

In your room
  • Ocean view
  • Garden view
  • Pool view
  • Shower
  • Hot water
  • Kitchen
  • Veranda
  • Beachfront
Around the place
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach towels
  • Family friendly
  • Towel and linen service
  • Cook
  • Kitchen
  • Babysitter
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper
  • Hot water
  • Pool
  • Private beach

Reviews

Accuracy Value Cleanliness Location Service Check-in
Superb!
4.7 1
Sarah Kenya
Kanani House sits on a beautiful coral cliff, boasting breathtaking views of turquoise seas dotted with fleets of dhows, bountiful birdlife and a cool ocean breeze. The house is at the northern point of the popular Watamu coastline, away from the hustle bustle of the village, Turtle Bay and noisy Italian resorts on Blue Bay. There are three bedrooms cottages, all with ensuite bathrooms, elegantly styled with bamboo blinds, terrazzo bathrooms and large built-in large beds with kikoy bedspreads and sweeping nets. The communal area is at the front of the house and we converted this into a bedroom using more blinds and turning the lamu beds into a large bed. This made for a less comfortable room and was shared during the day. The kitchen is small and there is not enough storage space but this is more than made up for by the legendary Elvis and his team, who really did make our holiday and stay so much more special. First class service and so welcoming. Elvis had to deal with two professional chefs bossing him around and was a pleasure to work with, finding us the best local produce (including some awesome ruby snapper and mangrove crabs) as well as organising sodas, beers, daily supplies and generally attending to all our needs. As for the pool - overlooking the ocean, salt water, half shaded - yeah it's a tough life!! Thanks to Kanani! What a fab Christmas and New Year we had here. I will so be back for another visit!
Stayed with host as a small group in December 2013

from $227

per night

Response rate

70%

Response time

within a few days

Reviews

1

Pinned 5 times
Beach Family Unique
  • Pay later available
  • Best price guaranteed
Location Kanani House – Watamu
Space offered House
Includes Entire place to yourselves
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Check in Flexible
Check out Flexible
Meal plans Self catering
Bed and breakfast
Full board
Conditions Cancellation

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