Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Watamu- two kilometres from Watamu centre, 20 kilometres from Malindi- for rent a wonderful Villa, 380 sqm living area, for maximum 8 persons. The beach, Ocean Breeze, is 400 metres far and can be reached trough a pretty path lined with wonderful and coloured bougainvilleas . The House, in makuti style, is designed to provide maximum privacy to each single house. The Villa has a completely fenced garden, 2.000 sqm large, full of bougainvilleas, hibiscus, papayas, palms and other tropical flowers and trees, and a large hydromassage basin, jacuzzi, for 4/5 persons.
Structure of the Villa:
* Downstairs: covered veranda with sofas and table, large round entrance, bright living room (turn into additional room, complete with double bed, wardrobe, and private bathroom), kitchen, guest bathroom and 3 beautiful double rooms, each with mosquito net bed and Italian stile private bathroom. All windows have mosquito net and iron gate. Ceiling fans in every room.
* Upstairs: huge terrace (with sofas and table) with a wonderful view of the garden, bush and the sea.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ocean Breeze, the most beautiful bay in Watamu 400 m|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malindi 20 km, Nearest railway: Mombasa 100 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, Sea view|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The living room of the house, if necessary, may turn into additional room, complete with double bed, wardrobe, and private bathroom.
SECURITY: the Villa has a garden completely fenced and iron gate at the windows. Besides, the house has an alarm system connected to G4S Security Services Kenya Ltd and a Masai like a gardian for the night
|Further details outdoors|
The use of the basin hydromassage Jacuzzi for 4/5 persons in the private garden of the Villa
* On request, I can organize the transfer from Mombasa / Malindi to Watamu.
* Change as less money as possible at the aeroport.
* To save money I suggest buying a Kenyan phone card. It can be bought at the Mombasa aeroport.
* To move in Watamu area you can use Tuc Tuc (max 4/5 persons) for 100 Ksh (less then 1 euro) one way.
* In Watamu there are two supermarkets: “Mamma Lucy” and “Simon”. Very near to my house there is a pretty Maasai shop managed by an Italian girl. There you can find water, cigarettes, soaps etc.
* There is a Bar Restaurant at 50 meters from my house
* You can buy food by yourself or ask to the chef to do it for you. You can also ask to the chef if you want to see and choose the fresh fish of the day directly at home.
* On request, I can provide information on safari.
* In Watamu there are two cash machines
* The beach boys will suggest you a few excursions. Negotiate the price.
* Lonely Planet is a good Kenyan guide book .
The Kenyan Coast region
The Watamu area is part of a United Nations Biosphere Reserve, and so is an area of great natural beauty. There are miles of beautiful, mostly quiet, beaches with safe swimming. In Watamu there is a Marine Park: the coral reef is rich in marine fauna and flora, and offers excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities. There is also a whole array of watersports available in the area, as well as glass-bottom boat trips and deep-sea sport fishing. Mida Creek a lovely area for interesting walks amongst the mangroves, boat trips and birding.
The Gede ruins are some of the oldest in the country and are beautifully set in dense forest. The Kipepeo Butterfly Farm next to the Gede Museum is a very interesting project aimed at encouraging sustainable use of forest resources. Arabuko Sokoke Forest is the largest remaining tract of indigenous coastal forest in E Africa. It is also the second most important forest in terms of biodiversity and endemic species in the whole of Africa! There are lots of nature trails here and also a tree house.
Watamu is a small village functioning primarily as a fish landing site and tourist area. The local people of the area are mostly of the Christian Giriama or Muslim Bajuni tribes. There is a good array of shops in the area to cater for food shopping and medical needs. There are also internet facilities, local style eateries, tourist restaurants, some African bars/discos. Anything you can't find in Watamu you will be able to find in the much larger town of Malindi (20kms to the north). Malindi is also the hub for tourism and transportation in the area, and has a regional airport. The city of Mombasa is approx. 2hrs to the south by bus.
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9 Feb 2014
"Soggiorno indimenticabile a Watamu"
Assieme ad una mia amica, ho soggiornato nella casa di Morena, Jambo Villa, dal 20 al 28 gennaio e ho trascorso una splendida vacanza, davvero indimenticabile. La casa è bellissima, molto più di co… More
25 Sep 2013
"Meravigliosa esperienza africana"
Immaginate una villa meravigliosa, contornata da un parco tropicale, vicino ad una delle più belle spiagge di Watamu: Ocean Breeze. E' arredata in perfetto stile africano con camere confortevoli, personale addetto ai vostri bisogni preparato e sempre presente e disponibile ma senza mai essere invadente. Pesce fresco portato a casa quasi tutte le mattine da pescatori locali a prezzi bassissimi, aragoste a 15euro il Kg cucinate sapientemente da Jaliwa un cuoco sopraffino e simpaticissimo abituato a cucinare sia piatti italiani che locali a vostro piacimento ed estremamente preciso e attento all'igiene della cucina. Una governante ,Risiki, che riordina le camere tutti i giorni decorando i letti con fiori freschi ogni mattina e che stira e lava all'occorrenza. Due masai che controllano la villa di notte e vi fanno sentire ancora più tranquilli e sicuri. Ecco tutto questo è villa Jambo nella realtà e l'emozione che abbiamo provato durante due settimane di soggiorno e che ci siamo portati in Italia e non potrà lasciarci mai!
12 Mar 2013
"La piu' bella vacanza della nostra vita"
Abbiamo passato con mia moglie ed i nostri due ragazzi di 13 e 14 anni probabilmente la miglior vacanza della nostra vita.Casa meravigliosa pulita in maniera maniacale da due camerieri che tutti i gio… More
19 Sep 2012
Great villa, great cook and housekeeper too.It was a paradise.The villa is also near the centre of Watamu; very comfortable.The top.… More
20 Aug 2012
Very nice place:3 weeks without any problem:- nice and clean house- good hospitality- very professionist cooker- last but not least, very good place and weather too.… More
11 May 2012
Let me start with the pros. The staff were great. They were all young. They all had great attitudes and were very helpful. The cook always made good food, with the limited amount of fish that was avai… More
20 Mar 2012
"Awesome Villa and the stuff make it even more amazing!!!"
Like mentioned the Villa is very nice. Its like staying in a private Hotel. The stuff is super friendly and they do an perfect job! The food is very nice and everything is very clean!I will go there a… More
16 Mar 2012
"Jambo Villa - we will come back !!!"
Lovely Villa, beautiful garden and wonderful people! Thanks for a trip, we will keep in mind forever!Big thanks to Jaliwa and Daniel, Tat and the Masais!!!… More
6 Feb 2012
Non e' forse vero che la serenita' e' la migliore ricompensa di una vacanza?Essere ritornati con la nostalgia di cio' che hai lasciato e' senz'altro indice di vacanza ser… More
1 Dec 2011
"la nostra vacanza a Watamu"
In questa casa, o meglio villa, siamo stati benissimo, trattati bene e anche di più. E' stata una delle vacanze più belle che abbiamo fatto, dobbiamo ringraziare Morena per i consigli che ci ha dato, in quanto sono stati ottimi. Jacson, il maasai, che in questo caso ha fatto anche da baby sitter ci ha aiutati tantissimo e i bimbi hanno trovato in lui un ottimo compagno di giochi. Il cuoco è stato eccezzionale, abbiamo mangiato come dei re. Ottima anche la pulizia.