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Ritchie house – Home 284109 Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 5 Double Beds, 10 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 3 En suites, 4 Shower rooms


  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Vivienne R.
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
21 May 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Jan 2013. Located in Malindi, it has 22 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2000 to £2560.

The Owner has a response rate of 94% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 May 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 22 reviews Excellent
22 reviews

Very Good

“beautiful house, beautiful beach, wonderful staff”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2016

Ritchie house is beautiful, coral and sand beaches out front were beautiful, staff were great, cooking was excellent. We liked how easily the staff arranged fish, prawns, calamari, crab to be brought to the house for purchase from a local fishmonger. We liked what an excellent cook we had! Owner Vivienne was very responsive during booking. The house and grounds were very clean and well-tended. Beds were good not great, but rooms were very clean and A/C was available in 3 of the bedrooms (fans in the others) and worked very well, except when power was out for an extended period along much of South coast, so we suffered a bit in the March heat. But overall we had an excellent time and recommend it highly.

“Perfect beach front house for a stay in Malindia”

Reviewed 16 Mar 2016

Could not have asked for a better place to stay and relax in Malindi. The house is right on the ocean, just a few steps down to the beach. Francis and the rest of the staff cooked all of our meals and made us feel at home.


Reviewed 22 Feb 2016

This place is a little paradise on the beach. Quiet, beautiful and clean. The staff is amazing. Highly recommended!

“Amazing, relaxing beach front retreat!”

Reviewed 11 Dec 2015

Ritchie house is an absolutely amazing.From the landscape, to the decor, the vast library of books, the outdoor sitting areas; everything is beautiful. I went my extended family, we were 9 in total with ages ranging from 60 years to 18 months and everybody had something to do. The staff are very attentive; Francis is a great cook, Justus and Richard were very friendly and accommodating. Francis arranged for fresh sea-food to be delivered at our doorstep every morning, we were spoiled for choice. The beach is literally 2 minutes away which made for lovely dips in the ocean. The Malindi Marine park offices are a 10 minute walk away from the house which was very convinient. We were able to organize a snorkelling trip to the Marine Park. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The outdoor sitting areas are relaxing and beautiful. I especially loved the hanging day bed under the tree. I'll definitely be back at Ritchie house and recommend it to my friends.

Owner's reply: I am happy that your family had such a good stay. It was very straightforward dealing with your booking.

“Absolutely wonderful place!!”

Reviewed 20 Mar 2015

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.

“Beautiful and incredibly relaxing”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2015

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.

“Amazing experience, two thumbs up !”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2015

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

“Perfect House, Perfect Location, Amazing Food”

Reviewed 13 Jan 2014

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.

“Beautiful secluded house by the beach”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2013

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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