Clamkara Beach House
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Beach House is a fantastic getaway for a family of 6. High tide is only a few mtrs from the house, and the sound of the sea is an endearing feature of this unique position. There is a winding drive right down onto the beach through the 4 acres of palm trees and bourganvilea, climbing the coral cliff.
The cottage has 3 lovely airy bedrooms off a wide corridor, and the sea breeze is always blowing making it extremely pleasant to sleep. There is a cosy inside sitting room, and a charming covered verandah and sitting area to relax in the breeze.
The charm of the place is by being on the beach, with its safe inner sandy playground leading into the bar/rondavel where you can relax and dine in the cool of the structure at any time of the day. At the end of the inner beach we have built a new makuti massage parlour, where for less than 5 ukp, you can have a full body massage in complete privacy. The beach itself is inside the coral reef, about 2 km offshore, and there is world class snorkling from the beach. The new hard tennis court, infinity 16 mtr pool and world class golf resort 10 mins behind the house, complement an idylic holiday destination.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||You are on it!|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||15 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Moi International airport, Mombasa 40 km, Nearest railway: Mombasa 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Staffed property, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The Beach House is ideal for a peaceful, tranquil and relaxing beach holiday. The facilities in the house are comfortable, ceiling fans and floor fans add to the sea breeze and the adjacent rondavel/bar, enables you to relax and dine close to the house, with just 15 mtrs of sand between the two.
Should both houses be taken, then the Beach House kitchen can provide the cooking/preparation for meals on the beach, leaving the main house kitchen facilities for dining in the many places available from the main house.
|Further details outdoors|
The outstanding features of the Beach House are the range of facilities available within the 4 acre tropical garden, and the closeness of the sea, sandy beaches, which are all but deserted. As someone once said, this is is like Malindi was 40 years ago. Unspoilt.
If the distractions of the beach, snorkling, pool and tennis court are not enough, then the Ridge Golf Resort, with its first 18 Holes open, is only 2 miles away. Here you can also dine in comfort and have a civilised sundowner in elegant surroundings.
There are supermarkets, good dining and other watersport opportunities ( diving/sailing/water skiing/kitesurfing) at Kilifi, only 20 mins north and the same again at Mtwapa, 30 mins to the south.
We have two lovely german shepherd dogs, who cruise close to you all day and night, are extremely friendly, but look aggressive! The property has a 10 foot stone wall round 3 sides, has its own askari/security guard for each house and the property is connected to KK Guards on immediate call out.
There would be an additional discount if both houses are taken together, and if the Owners home at Navaisha, 2 hours from Nairobi, is taken as a package. The ideal of time up country, a safari and relax on the beach is well established.
The Kenyan Coast region
The Kenyan coast is divided at Mombasa, north and south. Vipingo is north coast, about one hours drive from Mombasa, and on the way to the resort areas of Kilifi, Watamu and Malindi. Clamkara is on the beach at Kuruwitu, which is right on the coast one mile from Vipingo Village. As one experience Kenyan said to me ' Kuruwitu is like Malindi was 40 years ago'.
This comment was directed at the unspoilt nature of this small 3 miles of beach, and the fact that there are no hawkers or beach bums to disrupt your enjoyment of the beach.
What has happened in the last 4 years is the development of the first 36 Hole Golf and Housing complex at Vipingo, nessled on the hillside amongst a sisal estate. This has transformed the fortunes of the area, as this is a high quality development, with a huge airstrip that will shortly take a scheduled airline to Nairobi, and the first 18 holes are the best in East Africa by a long way. It has brought welcome hostelries, and only minutes from Clamkara you can now be sitting in considerable comfort sipping your sundowner amongst international clientelle.
The climate at the coast is always hot, humid sometimes in Jan-Mar, although a little cooler in Jun-Aug with the onset of the SE monsoon.
The Ridge golf development has been described above, and out of interest further golf courses are about to start construction at Kilifi, only 20 mins away.
About 1 km south on Kuruwitu beach, there is a marine conservation project, that oversees a stretch of coastline from unregulated coral collection and illegal fishing practices. This has resulted in fish populations to increase, and the wardens are happy to take visitors on unforgettable snorkeling adventures. They also have equipment to hire.
At Kilifi there is a watersports centre, where everything from waterskiing, diving, sailing ,kite-surfing and fishing can be found.
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17 Jun 2014
"Beautiful beach house on secluded beach"
Clamkara is simply a beautiful 3 bed beach house in Vipingo, about an hour north of Mombasa. Andrew Ritchie, the owner is incredibly accommodating and very helpful. The beach is right in front of the … More
15 May 2014
"A very memorable holiday in a stunning location"
A group of 8, of us stayed at this very luxurious beach villa in February. The villa was utterly perfect - large swimming pool, 3 dining areas - one outside for breakfast, and one on the beach for a barbecue lunch, and another one for dinner in e house!! We also had a tennis court. The bedrooms were exceedingly comfortable, and the staff brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. To be highly recommended
17 Feb 2014
"A Week-long stay at Clamkara Beach House"
We much enjoyed our stay at Clamkara. The Beach House is set in idyllic surroundings on the edge of the ocean and surrounded by lovely gardens. The domestic staff were most attentive and nothing seemed to too much trouble, The presence of the resident security team provided much reassurance as well. Use of the ghe glorious infinity pool and the tennis court added to the enjoyment of our stay and complemented some lovely walks on the beach - where we bought fish straight off the hook. A perfect holiday in every way!
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