Vipingo estate has a large communal pool (that is rarely used). We have a mountain bike and a set of weights also.
Our pool has a bar at the shallow end and great views to the ocean. Access to the coral beach below is by a 12 foot ladder - kids love splashing about in the rock pools at low tide. The brave could try diving off the platform at high tide (we haven't tried that one yet). There is access to a sandy beach 700 yards to the south. The gardener can arrange trips in a local fishing boat and snorkelling gear can be borrowed at the house.
Downstairs a single large living space combines dining and living room and is decorated in traditional Swahili style. This opens onto a wide balcony with views straight to the ocean. There is a separate TV room with a DVD (for British PAL DVDs). There is a DSTV satellite connection – Kenya residents who have a card simply have to bring it to access
The house is located halfway between Mombasa and Kilifi, an hour’s drive from Mombasa airport. There are four double bedrooms all opening onto a wide upstairs balcony, three have double beds and one has bunk beds. We have an extra single bed in the biggest room, an additional sofa bed (plus a couple of hammocks on the balcony) so the house can easily take 10 people.
We have a resident cook who will prepare fresh meals for you. The fishermen often come to the house with the catch of the day and fresh prawns and sea-food may be ordered from Kilifi. here is also a stock of beer and soft drinks - anyone visiting can simply pay for the drinks consumed (but bring your own wine and spirits). Tea, coffee and other basics are supplied with the house. There is a Nakumatt supermarket at Nyali half-way to the house for other supplies. The house is within an Estate that has an electric security fence all round so this makes it very secure.
Our pool has a bar at the shallow end and great views out to sea. Access to the coral beach below is by a 12 foot ladder - kids love splashing about in the rock pools at low tide and very often you can see turtles swimming about in the waves at high tide. There is access to a year-round sandy beach, which has crystal clear water, 700 yards from the house. The gardener can arrange trips in a local fishing boat and snorkelling gear can be borrowed at the house. There is a marine conservation area next door and you can arrange snorkelling trips there and they will even come and pick you up in the boat at high tide.
The large downstairs space plus the balcony space means the house could be used for retreats for up to 10 people.