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Beautifully rustic beach house, on the beach – Home 1295465 Beach hut

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Beautifully rustic beach house, on the beach – Home 1295465

  • Beach hut
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay

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Beach hut / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Takashak lies on Takaungu beach, 400 metres of white Indian Ocean sand enjoyed by only 3 properties. Lush greenery provides privacy from the beach so that you can lie on the roof terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean just metres away.

Away from it all down 5 kms of dirt road off the Mombasa to Malindi main road, Takashak is secluded, peaceful, quiet and hidden away.

Family owned, the house has been sympathetically improved over the years, whilst maintaining a simple beach house character.

You will be looked after by William and Nickson, 2 local Kenyan Giriama guys who live on site.

Takashak is chilled. Very chilled. Get ready to slow down, read, switch your 'phone off, swim, snorkle, sun-bathe, eat fish straight from the sea, walk up the creek, walk along the beach at full moon, explore the ancient village of Takaungu, the regional centre Kilifi, the historic port of Mombasa 1 hour to the south, Watamu and Malindi an hour to the North.

Takaungu creek can be walked at low tide and takes you on a fascinating 20 minute walk to the Swahili Muslim village

You will be self catering but basic help is available from William and Nickson who can do some food preparation, wash the dishes, laundry and cleaning, bed-making etc.

The last 20 metres of the private drive is a steep 4 wheel drive only hill. 2 wheel drive vehicles can be left at the top of the hill 50 metres from the house.

On arrival the guys will cut down a fresh coconut from our own palm trees. They'll slice the top off for you and you drink revitalising fresh coconut milk just moments off the tree. Karibu!

NB: If you have small children you'll need to be careful with them on the roof terrace as there is no railing.

The regional centre Kilifi is a 25 minutes drive, the historic port of Mombasa 1 hour to the south, Watamu and Malindi an hour to the North.

The nearest village is Takaungu village, a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk.

Takaungu beach is great for snorkelling at low tide when lots of pools are exposed. Takaungu creek makes a fascinating walk to the village and beyond as it narrows into mangroves. Keep an eye on the tide movements.

Explore Takaungu Village with its local shops, especially Mr Mohamed Ali's shop which is the main store where you can buy most basics. Mosques, wells, schools, a clinic, fish market, canoe ferry to north side of creek and friendly laid back locals.

Vuma Caves: 45 minute walk or 25 minutes by boda-boda from Takashak the open ocean crashes on to Vuma's spikey jagged rocks and caves. Experienced divers can venture into the water; there are caves and blow holes. Game fish can be seen from the rocks.

Kiriwatu Marine Reserve: a wonderful marine reserve, 20 minutes drive south, snorkle in clear water and see amazingly varied, beautiful corals and sea life. Expect to see turtles.

Zinj, in Takaungu village, a good quality expat run (by Amanda) leather goods manufacturer sells beaded sandals, bags, dog collars etc from a tastefully renovated old Swahili house in the village.

Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort within 30 minutes drive. This is a world class Clubhouse and 18 hole golf course built to USGA specifications.

Boating, yachting and dhow trips can be organised from Kilifi Boatyard and Mnarani boatyard, the latter offering PADI diving tuition, wake-boarding, water-skiing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, deep sea diving, fishing and game fishing.

Wild Living Eco store at Kilifi Plantations (on main road) well worth a visit for eco products and beauty items.

Takashak is 2 kms from Takaungu village, an ancient sleepy village at the head of a shallow creek, 25 minutes south of Kilifi, 1 hour south of Malindi and Watamu and 1 hour north of Mombasa.

Kilifi is a bustling but laid back town full of local expats and friendly locals. Lots of shops shut from 12-2pm but not the main ones. The huge bridge now links it easily with the area south of Kilifi creek and Mombasa. Kilifi is 25 minutes drive north of Takaungu and Takashak.

Kilifi Boatyard offers all boat servicing and repairs, a wonderful creek front setting with a sand floor bar looking down Kilifi creek and a bar and restaurant offering simple sea food, samosas, salads, cold beers. Saturday is the most popular day to visit.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Waterfront
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Staffed property
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Bruce R.
Average reply time:
3 hours 54 minutes
Response rate:
94%
Calendar updated:
09 Jun 2019
Years listed:
5
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Beach hut has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Jan 2014. Located in Coast Province, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £455 to £583.

The Owner has a response rate of 94% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Jun 2019.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Bruce the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Bruce (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Bruce (the owner) before booking?

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Bruce (the owner) a message.

If Bruce (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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