Kivulini Beach House is a unique family home right on Diani Beach, a 25 mile white sand paradise on the South Coast of Kenya.
The house has four air-conditioned double bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms and two with a shared bathroom, sleeping a total of eight people. All the bedrooms have either sea views or views of the surrounding coconut grove garden.
There are also two baby cots available on request.
Kivulini Beach House has four separate living areas so you can always find a quite spot away from it all. There is an inside sitting room with a bar, small library, and chess set, a sheltered living area which is also our dining area with sea views, an outside terrace area overlooking the sea with a hammock, protected by a thatched Makuti roof and a roof top terrace with magnificent views of the sea through the coconut tree tops.
The House is decorated for comfort and relaxation, with traditional Coastal style Lamu furniture and local fabrics, and is run by 5 staff. Kai is our local manager and cook, an expert on International and local cuisine. Saidi is in charge of house cleaning, and Pauline is in charge of the Laundry. Alfred is our gardener, and tends to the pool and the garden. These four main staff have been working with our family for many years. Wilson is our night watchman and is on duty from 6 pm to 6 am.
In addition to the main house there are two small overflow cottages on the property. These cottages, located just beside the main house, have double beds and en suite bathrooms. They are only rented in addition to a rental of the main house.
The gardens surrounding the house have a natural beauty and are full of wildlife. Apart from the birds and occasional chameleons, we have monitor lizards living in the " bundu" at the back of the house and we share our front garden with a number of visiting Vervet and Sykes monkeys, and the shy Colobus monkey, a protected species.
We all live together peacefully.
Kivulini - meaning 'a shady place' in Swahili - is a small paradise and no one has visited without falling in love with it. It is a very special and beautiful place, and means a great deal to all our family.
We are pleased to be able to share it with you.
- Four double bedrooms
- Beach views
- Coconut grove
- Sleeps 8
- Two Addition Double Cottages
- Dedicated staff
- Air conditioning