This is a fully-serviced secluded four-bedroom (sleeps 12) luxurious house with 3 permanent staff (including a cook and a cleaner) set in tropical gardens with coconuts, cashews and mango trees, overlooking Mida Creek, minutes drive from one of the best beaches in Kenya. We've got 5/5 ratings on Airbnb and other sites.
This is a magical house in one of the nicest spots on the coast. It has just been listed, which is why it is currently much cheaper than the other houses in the region.
The house overlooks the waters of Mida Creek – a huge, stunning mangrove-fronted lagoon where you can swim, watch local fisherfolk, take dugout canoe trips (the house has its own), watch ospreys, flamingos, hawks and other wildlife, go fishing, or just listen to the sounds of the local people who have been living in the same way for thousands of years.
There are four bedrooms which can accommodate twelve people. The rooms are ensuite with an outdoor shower, forest view, river view, garden view, fan, non-smoking room, fridge, private sundeck, balcony/patio, kitchen.
The house is set in a 5.2 acre fenced plot filled with cashew nut trees and a number of other smaller trees we've planted. The plot is nestled among local villages, palms and lush vegetation. It feels like it is in the bush (that’s a good thing!), although it is only a 10-minute drive from half a dozen excellent, lively restaurants and bars in Watamu, a 25-minute drive from Malindi airport and a 2-hour drive from bustling Mombasa.
The beach is a 10-minute drive away and you can also swim in front of the house around high tide (twice a day).
The staff members who look after the house full-time are Joseph – an excellent cook who has been preparing food for foreign visitors for more than 30 years - Morris, the cleaner, caretaker and gardener, and David who's on hand at night.
There is also internet and mobile access at the house if you buy a bundle with local mobile service providers.