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Ritchie house

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Very Good 4.5/5

10 reviews

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The house stands on a stunning location of grove of trees and bougainvillea and frangipani on a coral headland jutting out into the Indian Ocean. Beaches stretch out on either side. It has been a family house for 45 years. It is a combination of old style Swahili house with makooti roofing and Arab influence.

The accommodation is on two levels. It includes 5 double bedrooms, 3 (downstairs) with air conditioning, two upstairs with overhead fans. 3 showers, 1 bath, 4 toilets, sitting room and extensive verandas. There are mosquito nets in all the bedrooms, and a further shower, and foot bath, in the garden.

The 3 members of staff, a cook, laundry staff, gardener.The beach below the house is in the KWS Marine Park. The extensive coral reef can be visited, at low tide, in glass bottomed boats that sail from Casurina Point – a short walk down the beach.

There is easy access to Tsavo National Game Reserve by road from the house.

Malindi Township is an interesting mixture of Arab, Swahili and Colonial architecture. It is a busy thriving little town with much to offer in the way of shops, restaurants whose diversity of culinary styles reflect the very cosmopolitan nature of its residents. It radiates out from the old square on one side of which lies Malindi beach and the sea. This beach runs for about 14 km, where the body boarding and surfing can be excellent. Transport is very easy around the town and area by tuk-tuk. alindi.

From its airport, some 15 min from the house, are daily flights to and from Nairobi, Mombasa, Lamu, and other destinations. Windsurfing, kite-boarding, reef-walking, deep-sea fishing.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Casurina
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malindi 7 km, Nearest railway: Mombasa 110 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General Air conditioning
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 4 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Double beds (5), Single beds (10), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Coast Province region

Malindi is the second largest coastal town after Mombasa. There are plenty of opportunities for sightseeing in and around Malindi. The town was an important Swahili settlement founded in the 14th century. Many Swahili buildings that clearly reflect the influences of Middle-Eastern architecture have survived in the old town area of Malindi. The town also has several remainders from the time the Portuguese ruled Malindi.

Watamu to the South, has Gedi ruins, before driving down to the beach itself, which is truly spectacular in places.

Malindi Township is an interesting mixture of Arab, Swahili and Colonial architecture. It is a busy thriving little town with much to offer in the way of shops, restaurants whose diversity of culinary styles reflect the very cosmopolitan nature of its residents. It radiates out from the old square on one side of which lies Malindi beach and the sea. This beach runs for about 14 km, where the body boarding and surfing can be excellent. Transport is very easy around the town and area by tuk-tuk. alindi.

From its airport, some 15 min from the house, are daily flights to and from Nairobi, Mombasa, Lamu, and other destinations. Windsurfing, kite-boarding, reef-walking, deep-sea fishing.

Casuarina

Both Malindi and Watamu have Marine National Parks, and the goggling is very good.

Scuba diving is available, as is Kite surfing, Wind Surfing, Riding, and other water sports.

Tsavo National Park is in easy reach, a 3 hour drive, with much choice of camps to stay to view the animals.

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20 Mar 2015

4/5

"Absolutely wonderful place!!"

Very attentive staff! Richard always smiling and ready to give any information required. Francis good chef. Lovely garden, great view of the ocean, large rooms with big beds with fitted mosquito nets. The property is in a very quiet area with easy access to the shops. Loved the sitting areas out.

12 Jan 2015

5/5

"Beautiful and incredibly relaxing"

Ritchie House is absolutely wonderful. We felt immediately relaxed when we arrived and Francis, Richard and Justus were brilliant at keeping us relaxed the whole week. Beautiful location, delicious food, great books on the shelves, and a very easy place to be. Mohamed the taxi driver was also very reliable and kind. Malindi is a very nice town with real atmosphere, some great restaurants and very easy to get around with Tuks Tuks or a Boda Boda. Thank you for lending us your lovely family house.

5 Jan 2015

4/5

"Amazing experience, two thumbs up !"

Unique place, the house is literally on the beach. There is always a cool air going all around the house. Spacious and comfortable, everyone can have its own private space House staff is great, very nice and pro

14 Jan 2014

5/5

"Perfect House, Perfect Location, Amazing Food"

Three of us stayed at this amazing house over Christmas. It was beyond what we had hoped. The location was brilliant - private, easy beach access, back from the road, views from every angle. If you want a relaxing beach holiday where relaxation is paramount, look no further. Additionally, the three staff are unobtrusive and welcoming. Francis, the cook, delivered daily surprises. His imaginative dishes delighted us every day. We'd simply give him some cash to buy fresh seafood, fruit etc each day and he'd provide restaurant-style meals. In fact, we ventured out only once to eat at a nearby restaurant and wished we'd stuck with Francis and his cooking. We paid three times the price for not even half the quality. Can't wait to be back at this house.

18 Mar 2013

5/5

"Beautiful secluded house by the beach"

This is a lovely place to stay. The location couldn't be more perfect. it is wonderfully hidden away, yet just set back from the beach, with private steps down onto the sand. The garden is large, with mature trees and shrubs offering welcome shade and beautiful flowers. It is almost on its own little promontory, and you can saunter to the end and watch the fishing dhows come and go and marvel at how different the beach looks at different states of the tide. The house itself is big and full of character. It is a perfect place to really relax....large open verandahs give plenty of airy comfortable spots to sit, bookshelves are crammed with interesting books, and paintings and carvings abound. All the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms are simple but adequate. The staff are incredibly friendly and efficient and the food they cooked for us was fantastic. There were only 4 of us staying, but the house could easily accommodate 8 or 10. We loved it and would very happily go again.

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    Calendar last updated:13 Aug 2015

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