Elena House Malindi
Villa | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Elena House has one large swimming pool and a children’s pool all surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Blessed by the coastal monsoons all year round, the Villa provides an ideal setting for a holiday in paradise. The Villa is well situated for fishing, and diving excursions, wildlife safaris and of course the history of Malindi town, a small fishing village visited by Vasco de Gama in 1498 while sailing the waters off the East African coast. All the beaches are surrounded by reefs and lagoons, where the clear waters of the Indian Ocean rarely dip below 27 degrees centigrade and team with an abundance of tropical fish and corals.
Excursions, transfers, chauffer and self-drive car hire during your stay can be arranged subject to adequate notice being given.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Causarina Beach 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malindi 5 km, Nearest railway: Mombasa 160 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Only bath towels are provided. Guests are requested to bring their own beach towels.
The Kenyan Coast region
“The Kenya Coast, where lie a ribbon of lagoons, sandy white beaches, all fringed with Palms and Casuarina trees and strung together like pearls on a string, offers tranquillity, peace and relaxation, the ideal setting for a holiday in paradise.”
The Kenya Coast is serviced by Mombasa, the coastal gateway to East Africa, situated some 500 km South East of Nairobi. Both cities are well serviced with frequent international and domestic flights with good onward connections to the beach resorts situated in and around the North and South Coasts of Mombasa, Malindi, Watamu and Lamu.
Most of the Kenyan Coastal Resorts offer a diverse range of activities, where there is something for all. For the Cultural experience, the Kenya coast nestles in myriads of culture dating as far back as the 12th Century, the numerous game parks, lodges and forest reserves allow for safaris to be arranged at short notice, or you can just relax .............and................. watch the world go by.
Kenya offers some of the finest beaches unparalleled in the world, fringed with Palm and Casuarina trees, Mangroves, the whitest of sands and lagoons abundant with tropical fish and corals. Our equatorial coastline is the home to numerous species of wildlife and crustaceans as well as being a main breeding ground for the Hawks Bill turtle. Many of the Kenyan beaches are protected as nature reserves and national parks.
Weather conditions on the Kenyan coast are ideal. Although the summer months of December and January can be quite hot, the average monthly temperatures rarely exceed 30 degrees centigrade.
Malindi town is situated 160km North East of Mombasa on a good road, where the area is well served with frequent flights from Nairobi and Mombasa. Malindi is one of the major beach resorts in Kenya and boasts some of the best beaches in the world. The Old Malindi Town continues to be shrouded in mystic and history, dating back well over 800 years, where it is believed, the old port of Malindi, was one of the main trading gateways between the East Coast of Africa, Arabia and Asia. Malindi town itself is believed to have been visited by Arabs from Oman during the early 12th Century. Malindi continues to portray the quaintness of a small fishing village and is catered for well with markets, boutique shops, supermarkets, casinos, discoteques, hotels and resorts.
Malindi is used as a base for those wishing to explore the coastline, which is engulfed in a multitude of marine parks, tropical rain forest reserves and national parks. Most of the wildlife parks will have the more exotic game that Kenya has to offer, which includes elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, cheetah and the illusively shy leopard.
Diving is available at most of the resorts on Kenyas North coast. Under supervision divers are given the opportunity of diving on wrecks, with the dolphins and in the numerous coral gardens, which border the coastline and are abundant with tropical marine life.
Malindi is also renowned for some of the best deep-sea fishing in the world, where anglers have the opportunity of catching Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna and a number of other exotic species of fish that frequent the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Fishing is booked through the resorts and registered fishing clubs, all of whom have licensed boats for day charters and even night charters for the more adventurous Swordfish anglers.
Excursions and flights can be arranged through registered travel agents located within the Malindi town, who will be pleased to arrange private guided tours, flights and accommodation at the wildlife lodges. Activities that include diving, sailing, deep-sea fishing, kite surfing, windsurfing and many other leisure sports can be arranged through the local beach resorts and hotels.
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25 Aug 2014
"A wonderful stay"
We rented Elena house for approximately 2 weeks with our kids (8 and 11) and father (7). It was great - close to the beach (not far to walk), easy to catch a tuk tuk into town (a bumpy 15 minutes or s… More
25 Feb 2014
"HARD TO BEAT"
Stayed for nearly 3 weeks - 4 men 50+ on a fishing holiday, catching Marlin and Sailfish mainly.This is a wonderful staffed villa, with an excellent, shaped 10 ft deep swimming pool, filled with mil… More
14 Jan 2014
"Fantastic stay, beautiful house, and wonderful pool (s)"
We stayed for 3 nights, 3 families, and enjoyed every minute of it. The big pool is amazing and big enought to swim laps, with nice salt water. Upstairs veranda with table tennis, which the kids liked… More
29 Oct 2013
"Fantastic House in great location"
Four adults stayed at Elena House in October 2013 for one week. The house was beautiful and spotlessly clean. Despite the many bedrooms there were also 3 very large communal spaces so plenty of room t… More
13 Apr 2013
"Beautiful house and wonderful staff!"
There were four adults and one child that stayed a week at the Elena House. I read a lot of reviews on tripadvisor so will focus on what I like to read when I'm researching a place.Pros: Two poo… More
13 Jan 2013
"Very pleasant break"
Over Christmas and the New Year we enjoyed a really lovely break with family and friends and take away many happy memories. The staff were excellent and helpful, especially Alex who went the extra mil… More
14 Oct 2012
I went to Elena for my birthday weekend and it was the best 4 days I have spent under the sun. The owner made arrangements for us to be picked up at the airport so we did not even have to worry about … More
2 May 2012
"World Class Birthday Celebration in Spectacular Mansion"
I must say I've taken many vacations but my stay in Elena House Malindi is by far the best I've ever experienced! Initially, I had picked different vacation villa to rent but when the group grew to 13 people, I had to look for other options. Elena House was reasonably priced, available on the dates that we requested and was willing to accommodate 13 people = perfect match! Upon arrival, we were blown away - it's such a beautiful compound - we never wanted to leave the pool! Heads up: the deep pool is saltwater and is not chilled...not a pleasant surprise in anybody's nose or mouth! The small plunge pool is chilled and chlorinated. The house helpers were absolutely amazing! That chef makes pure magic in that kitchen! Alex was so pleasant and so patient. I'm sure catering to 13 different personalities from morning to evening for 4 days was no small task! There was plenty of lounging space, quiet reading space, games space, dining space. The bed and bath rooms were well kept. We only experienced a short power outage on the last day but we were headed out to dinner anyway and it was restored by the time we returned. We accidentally pushed the security/alarm button (which we thought was a light switch) and the local authorities showed up almost instantly - quite reassuring! We ventured out on a short 7min walk to the Marine Park and spent the day sailing on the Indian Ocean which included a delicious lobster lunch - AMAZING! Other than that, we never wanted to leave the house.
My friend is known for having spectacular birthday celebrations but this stay in Malindi definitely exceeded our expectations! She was so happy and we all had a blast in Elena House!
6 Feb 2012
"Great place--great cook--stay here, its great!"
We were three families with kids between the ages of 6 months and 12 years. The main house can accomodate this many although one bedroom was a bit smaller than the others. The house was clean and well furnished. Although there were not airconditioners in every bedroom there were fans and the windows provided ventilation. There is a huge outdoor covered veranda where we ate meals and lounged; although there were flies. Ping pong table upstairs on a second veranda. Nice pool and gardens--great staff including the cook who might have been the highlight. We caught fish and he was very creative in how he cooked the fish in addition to the crab, lobster and shrimp that we purchased. We went to the beach (5 minute walk) every day and had a great time lounging and eating.