Ruby Hall

from $135

per night

Response rate

90%

Response time

within a few days

Reviews

2

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.

Features

Around the place
  • Good access roads
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Towel and linen service
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Cook
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Babysitter
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper
  • Security guard
  • Hot water
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Water sports centre

Reviews

Accuracy Value Cleanliness Location Service Check-in
Superb!
2 reviews
4.5 2
Rachel USA
It was absolutely fabulous. We couldn't be more pleased. The house was as was described, the staff were attentive and lovely. Though in an odd location, it was wonderful.
Stayed with host at Luxurious Magical House, Watamu as a family in December 2014
Response from Tom — Thanks Valerie! Yep, we're trying to get more people to go and enjoy the wonder that is Ruby Hall :)
 
Saumu Kenya
Thank you so much we really enjoyed,my sisters and I. There were a couple of cleanliness problems but we are looking forward to come back. If you could put a Television and a pool it will be awesome. Joseph,Maurice and Pascal made us feel at home. They we really nice.
Stayed with host at Luxurious Magical House, Watamu as a family in November 2014
Response from Tom — Hi Saumu, that is very surprising as the staff clean every day and all other reviews have praised how clean it is. I also asked them and the said that you didn't mention anything at all when you were there - my house manager also came round to see you and you didn't mention anything to her either. If there was any problem at all you should have asked them and they would have dealt with it immediately - particularly Joseph who bends over backwards to help. Nonetheless, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Tom
 

from $135

per night

Response rate

90%

Response time

within a few days

Reviews

2


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