Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The rooms are decorated in a graceful mix of contemporary and swahili design with large windows and doors to allow the the ocean breeze and natural sunlight. All beds are carved with 4 posters giving each room its individual theme. All bedrooms open to the large private/central indoor swimming pool open to sky and surrounded by cluster of palms where birds and butterflies flutter while you relax.
The house has spacious rooms comprising of a sitting/lounge area with day beds, large dinning room, fully equipped kitchen with pantry, alfresco dining area, special charcoal barbeque area , cosy arabian style lounge with' sheesha' and private parking.
The beach and supermarket are within 5 minutes from the Villa. Other special interest facilities that can be arranged are deep sea fishing, water sports (skiing, sailing, surfing), bird watching among tropical mangrove, dhowtrips for evening sundowner creek cruises and day trips, Mnarani arabic ruins, Golf.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||BOFA BEACH 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Moi International Airport ,MOMBASA 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
All rooms are ensuite with large four poster beds and moquito nets.
Baby cot, high chair and stroller are available.
Garden terrace furniture and sunlounger provided
Board games available on advance request.
Water supply is municipal and borehole which is for general use. Bottled water is recommended for cooking and drinking.
|Further details outdoors|
Fun and safe sandpit Area for children to play.
Enclosed private Garden
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
English speaking representative will be available
Owner's will always be available to welcome and discuss any concerns.
The Kenyan Coast region
Kilifi is a town on the Kenyan coast, home to many resorts. It sits on the estuary of the Rare River in Kenya. The beach itself is known as Bofa Beach and is said to be one of the best beaches in Kenya. The town lies on the Kilifi Creek between Malindi and Mombasa. Kilifi is capital of the Kilifi District. The town has an urban population of 30,394 (1999 census ).
The town is known for its beach and for the ruins of Mnarani, including mosques and tombs, dating from the 14th to the 17th century.
The weather is generally warmer throughout the year (above 25 degrees) with two seasons of moderate rainfall (about 800-1000mm). The long rains that start around March to July and the short rains that start around October to Dece.
Since 2008 with the transformation of the Kilifi institute of Agriculture into a University(Pwani University). There has been substantial expansion of the service sector as a result of this. Banking activity has been growing with about 4 banks (KCB, Barclays, Postbank, Imperial and Equity).
There is a district hospital which also serves as a medical research center for Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Mnarani Ruins Discovered in the 1950s this extensive site was home to an ancient Swahili city, amongst the findings is a 70 mitre well and the ornate carvings of the Mosque, also at the site are some interesting inscripted tombs. A fine view of the Kilifi Creek can be seen.
Arabuko Sokoke National Park: This forested reserve lies a few kms inland between Kilifi and Malindi and is sort of semi tropical and a good variety of birdlife, insects and mammals make the park their home. Hiking paths run through the park and you are sometimes surrounded by colourful butterflies.
Kilifi Town: A lovely laid back town with a harmonious mix of expats and locals who are mainly employed at the cashew nut factory. The snake park lies to the south of the town. The bridge linking the town with the rest of the coast was built in the 80s and saved the endless hassles with the ferries.
Vuma Caves: About a 45 minute boat ride from Kilifi, but experienced divers only as there are caves and blow holes. Game fish can often be spotted from here such as Barracuda and Tuna. The caves and sealife are well worth the effort.
Bofa Beach: is fantastic with super soft white sand where you can walk for miles. Early mornings are the best when you can watch the sun come up.
The villa enjoys a great position on the coast including soft fine sand, warm blue waters and swimming
. In addition to other facilities nearby ncludes
-deep sea fishing, water sports (waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing)
-bird watching among topical mangrove islands on the creek
- dhow trips for evening sundowner cruises and day trips
-watamu marine reserve
- mnarani arabic ruins and Gede ruins has been declared UN biospere reserve.
-visits to a private/lodge and safari to tsavo east and west ,gameparks can be arranged.