Shawabu House, Kilifi


Large double story house, 5 double bedrooms, sleeps 10. own swimming pool, access to creek, excellent staff, near boat launch ramp

  • 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.



  • Sleeps 10 - 2 doubles and 6 single beds
  • Overhead fans in all rooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen, fridges, washing machine and microwave
  • All linen, towels and mosquito nets provided
  • Walled and gated swimming pool
  • Beach access (150m)
  • Sun-beds and pool furniture
  • Staff - good cook, housegirl/babysitter and gardener.
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