Shwari House is a luxury beach house with pool set in 3- acres of private gardens at Kuruwitu on the Kenyan coast north of Mombasa.
The infinity pool looks out across the Indian Ocean and the community-run Marine Protected Area right in front of the house. At certain times of the year, migrating Humpback whales can be seen from the veranda, or you might be lucky and see turtles hatching on the protected beach. However, all year round the panoramic view of the sea is spectacular.
The house comfortably sleeps 10-people, and has five ensuite bedrooms, four doubles and one twin.
Three bedrooms are on the ground floor (two doubles and a twin room) and two double rooms on the first floor. There is a huge covered roof terrace which is the perfect spot for some yoga or just afternoon relaxing.
Our chef Sharif does all the cooking. He has a versatile repertoire but specialises in dishes made with locally caught fish. He is happy to step aside if you want to cook, but most people let him do what he does best. By the way, if you like chilli, ask him to make you his secret recipe chilli sauce.
There is a night guard, and househelp, Wycliff, keeps the house clean and tidy.
The whole house, pool, and garden are for your use only.
Interaction with guests
Sharif will be your main point of contact once the booking has been made. However, you are welcome to speak to us or email if you need anything.
Other things to note
Kuruwitu Conservation and Welfare Association (KCWA) run the marine protected area and were recognised with the United Nations Equator Prize in 2017. (Website hidden by Airbnb)
Reef walks or guided snorkelling can be booked through the KCWA. There is also a glass-bottomed boat which can be hired for dry snorkelling, or turtle or dolphin watching. Alternatively, the KCWA can organise a tour of the local village or a visit to the village women's group and shop. Some guests have enjoyed having a traditionally cooked meal in the village.
We have a number of beauty services available from reflexology, massage, pedicures and manicures. Sharif can organise this on request.
The house consists of four rooms, one ensuite family room (1 double and 2 single beds), one double ensuite with twin room behind and another double room with bathroom behind. The Roof terrace has recently been renovated and is a seating/dining area with an open bedroom and bathroom for the more adventurous. A very new and spectacular 18 hole golf course has opened just 10 minutes’ drive from the house. The house has a great Chef, caretaker, night guard and gardener. Nanny available on request.
Romantic setting perfect for couples, families and for that matter anyone! world class Golf course on ridge behind makes it ideal for the sporting type and 20-30 minutes’ drive there is scuba diving, parasailing, kite surfing and windsurfing, dhow sundowner cruises, deep sea fishing - the works!! Stunning private pool. Ideal for families, couples - all!
Situated on the Kenya coast between Kilifi and Mombasa, Kuruwitu Beach - Vipingo is the ideal spot to get away from it all. Nakumatt Nyali is the nearest big shopping centre about 30-45 mins drive. Nearby Kilifi has a small supermarket, colourful fruit and vegetable market, off-licence, bakery, butchery etc. Fresh fish, prawns, lobster, crabs can be brought at the house where the fisherman come with their catch of the day. Fresh fruit can also be brought to the house. The beach is totally unspoilt and often deserted. The beach in front of the house is a marine conservation area with fantastic snorkelling. Dolphin, whale and turtle spotting boat trips, water skiing, diving, windsurfing and sailing can all be arranged. Things to do nearby: water slide park, Haller park, crocodile park, Shimba Hills game reserve, Tsavo Nat. Park, Bombolulu Craft Centre run by a disabled group, Gedi Ruins, Fort Jesus in Mombasa Old Town. Disco's and great restaurants can be found in Mtwapa and Nyali.
Other Activities: Safari - Tsavo Game Park 2 hours drive
Golf: There is a world class 18 hole golf course behind on the ridge. 5 - 10 mins drive with inland views and sea views. Stunning golf and club house and restaurant. Nyali golf course also welcomes visitors is about 30 m
|Location||Shwari House – Vipingo|
|Includes||Entire place to yourselves|
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.