Shawabu House, Kilifi

  • Large holiday house in Kilifi

This large comfortable family home is ideal for groups of people wishing to enjoy all the nautical activities available in Kilifi Creek. Downstairs, spacious living and dining area separates two double bedrooms and bathroom. Upstairs are 3 further bedrooms including the master ensuite which also has a bath. Upstairs there is a living room, small drinks fridge and bar area and outside terrace which is perfect for evening drinks under the stars. One can choose to dine either upstairs or downstairs and an ingenious ‘dumbwaiter’ ensures that the food and drinks can be delivered upstairs from the downstairs kitchen with the minimum of fuss. Lunches are generally taken on the large stone table set up in a shady spot by the pool. All meals are produced by the very able cook who will russle up meals with the minimum of fuss.

Ashawbu is a perfect holiday location for sailors as it is a mere walk down the road to the creek. Boats on trailers can easily be launched from the old boathouse at the end of the road. The creek provides excellent windsurfing, sailing and further up in the calm waters at the top of the creek, superb water-skiing. There is some snorkeling off the sea front which is within easy walking distance of the house. If you own a boat arrangements can be made for an anchor to be put out and the househelp is very knowledgeable and very helpful. By special arrangement with the owners, clients may have the use of the Wayfarer sailing dinghy.

The Dhow House, Kilifi

  • Dhow House veranda towards the sea

If you are looking for a large house to rent in Kilifi, The Dhow House is the answer. This private self-catering home is situated on a large plot at the southern end of Kilifi in ‘Plantation’ as it is located on a working sisal estate. The Dhow House is sited on the top of a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. The fabulous infinity swimming pool is situated at the front of the house and most of your days will be spent relaxing by the pool and enjoying the ocean views.

Enter the house through a spacious courtyard, with fish pond; you pass through the dining room towards the swimming pool at the front of you with expansive view of the Indian Ocean beyond. The house is situated at the top of a cliff so you get excellent sea-views and can see turtles swimming about in the waves at high tide just below the house. Owing to its cliff-top location, The Dhow House always enjoys cooling sea breezes throughout the year.

The Dhow House in Kilifi has huge spacious rooms all decorated with the minimum of fuss, which in turn gives the house a very sophisticated feel; it has lovely traditional Swahili furniture and decorative mouldings on the walls. There is a very well equipped kitchen, with coconut wood work surfaces and units. The kitchen has two large fridges and a chest freezer, ample storage space and equipment. There is and an excellent cook who will prepare all of your meals for you. The property also has a housekeeper who will clean and tidy for you as well as a gardener and two night-time security guards.

The Dhow House has three very light and spacious bedrooms downstairs: two doubles and a twin, which is ideal for children as this room is air conditioned as it is positioned at the back of the property. All of the bedrooms have large beds, made from coconut wood all with mosquito nets and overhead fans. All linen and towels are provided.

Upstairs is a large living space, with large comfortable day-beds, that are ideal for relaxing on during the day but will probably turn into your main area for socialising in the evenings. There are two further bedrooms upstairs both of which have large bathrooms with power showers.

You will access the beach through a stairway which has been hand-crafted through the coral. At the bottom is your own private 100m beach. Here you can enjoy great swimming and at low tide, one can walk to Takunugu.

The house is situated at the southern end of Kilifi in a working sisal plantation, which has its own dairy herd. The sisal is grown for export and the milk is sold locally. You may enjoy walking, jogging or cycling round Kilifi Plantations – it is 2,500ha so there are many different routes you can choose from. The shops and amenities of Kilifi town are easily accessible by heading north and crossing the Kilifi Bridge. There is a good supermarket, Tusky, in Kilifi for all of your shopping needs and fish and seafood may be bought locally too. Dhow House is ideally located for a memorable stay in Kenya.

Kilifi Beach House, Kilifi, Kenya

  • Kilifi beach house to rent Kenya

Kilifi’s finest house? Could well be. This amazing Thai-inspired holiday house in Kilifi is a truly magnificent and luxurious holiday home. The main house has 4 ensuite bedrooms all with sea-views and are all overlooking the large swimming pool. The light and spacious rooms may be used as doubles or twins depending on your requirements. There is ample room in the generously sized, interior designed, sitting room, which boasts furniture and furnishings imported from Thailand. The dining room has seating for 14 people along a massive table. The lovely gardens of this property go straight onto Kilifi’s famous Bofa Beach and the property has its own direct beach access. The house is secluded in its own lush tropical gardens which have been landscaped to the highest standards by professional garden designers. There is a two-bedroomed villa, decorated to the same high standards, on the same property that can be rented separately.

You will really enjoy 5-star living in this truly luxurious holiday house in Kenya. Kilifi Beach House has been designed by professional interior designers with a strong Thai-influence. Much of the furniture has been imported from Thailand. All of the rooms are very light, airy and spacious and have ample furniture and seating areas. The sitting room and dining rooms have seating for 14 and the kitchen is very well appointed with large fridge, two ovens and a gas hob and it even has a fish-cleaning area outside. You will be hosted by excellent house-staff who have been professionally trained to boutique hotel standard.

The luxurious bedrooms, which all overlook the 20m swimming pool and have sea-views are all very spacious and have fans and air-conditioners. Each room may be set up as a double or twin depending on the requirements. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. All rooms have safes in them to lock up valuables when going out.

Situated on a large plot with close to 100m of beach-front there is a tremendous feeling of space. The swimming pool is large with a patio dining area, which is ideal for lunches, and has plenty of seating and sunbeds all around. Kilifi Beach House even has its own massage room situated in the gardens.

A perfect house for a luxury holiday in Kilifi; close to the local amenities in Kilifi and Vipingo your family will be perfectly located to enjoy all that’s on offer here which includes sailing, water sports, deep sea fishing and golf.