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.
|Location||Kanani House – Watamu|
|Includes||Entire place to yourselves|
Bed and breakfast
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.