Nyumba Ya Madau - Ocean front villa

Întreaga locuință: vilă cu găzduire oferită de Benedetta

10 oaspeți, 5 dormitoare, 6 paturi, 5,5 băi
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Nyumba Ya Madau is a Swahili-style villa located in the most suggestive bay of Watamu, on a long white sandy beach and protected by the coral reef. You can enjoy long walks on the sand bar with the low tide and sailing and swimming with the high tide.

It is the perfect place to relax and rest, ideal for families, couples, and groups of friends.

Unfortunately, a massive fire destroyed the compound and 10 other villas in July. Our house is perfect, but the swimming pool is not working for now.

Spațiul
Nyumba Ya Madau is located on a beautiful white sandy beach on the northern side of Watamu, protected by the coral reef.

The house is right on the beach with a stunning view of the ocean. You will be moved by the daily show of the tides, sunrises, and sunsets, and the full moon rising from the sea once a month.

The villa is part of a compound guarded 24/7. Unfortunately, a huge fire devastated the compound in July 2021, and all houses except ours and another villa were destroyed. The swimming pool in the compound is not working. We are not sure when those will be repaired but we will engage with the guests bilaterally on it.

Once in the house, rest assured that all is the same, and the views and the hospitality are superb as before!

The house has 5 and 1/2 double bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. Each room is different and special in its own way. They are all equally comfortable and you can choose where you prefer to sleep. Three rooms have an ocean view. The other due rooms face the 'Lamu court', a beautiful courtyard built in Swahili style with palm trees, Bougainville, and Ficus Benjamina.

One room has an adjacent kids' room and is ideal for families with small children. Four rooms have a double king-size bed, and one has twin beds. We have extra beds for children and a baby coat.

Three rooms have A/C, as they tend to be hotter during the dry season, and all rooms have a fan and are cooled by the ocean breeze.

The house is directly on the beach, it has a private veranda facing the ocean, with many comfortable sitting/relaxing areas. At the entrance of the house, there is a luxurious garden and an area where kids can play. We have a private solarium on the beach, as well as a beach umbrella just in front of the house.

There are several dining tables in the house. We advise using those in the garden during the rainy season, since the wind could be quite strong, especially in the afternoons/evenings.

Upstairs, there is a beautiful balcony where guests can relax and enjoy the ocean view, as well as a massage bed and relaxing area. There is a locked room upstairs that belongs to the owners.

Since 2020, several bars have been built on the beach, on the left side of the house, and sometimes they play loud music. We are constantly asking them to lower the volume and be respectful to nature, and we are engaging with the Malindi and Watamu marine parks on the issue. If you are disturbed by the music, please let the staff know and ask them to talk to the bar owners.

Some clients have mentioned that there are many beach boys on the beach and they can be annoying. The best way is to politely tell them that you do not need any assistance, and please do not give them money and/or food or gifts. During the past year, because of COVID, there were no beach boys. Please let the staff know if you have any issues with them.

The house does not provide food or beverages but the staff can shop for you ahead of arrival. You can find anything in Watamu/Malindi, and fresh fish and seafood can be bought from the local fishermen. We advise bringing from home any special food/kids food you like. A trained chef (Italian and Kenyan cuisine) will be at your disposal (included in the cost of the house), and a menu is printed in the kitchen (tips: crabs, raw fish, octopus, fish fillet, fish and chips, pasta with clams/crabs, gnocchi, vegetable soups, fried seaweed, chapati, chocolate mousse and more). Guests can also shop on the way from the airport as needed.

We have a water dispenser in the house. In an effort to save plastic and not buying small water bottles, we prefer to buy the big (20l) water bottle for you, and you can pay the staff back.

The house comes with a cook, a manager/gardener, a waiter/cleaner, and a cleaner. House staff has their shifts of 8 hours/day. Please arrange with them and make sure you give them extra tips if you need them to work long hours.

The house has no WIFI, as we follow a FREE FROM WIFI policy. However, if you need to connect we have a dongle Safaricom option, and the staff can help you to top up. Hotspot through your phone also works well.

Unde vei dormi

Dormitor: 1
1 pat matrimonial „King” , 1 pat pentru copii mici, 1 pătuț
Dormitor: 2
2 paturi duble
Dormitor: 3
1 pat matrimonial „King” 

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Watamu, Coast, Kenya

There are plenty of activities to do in the area. Relaxing by lying down on the beach and veranda reading or watching the ocean is usually the favorite.

You can walk on the beach and up to the riff with low tide, relaxing in the natural swimming pools. with the high tide you can go to the reef and snorkeling with a local dau (sailing boat), watch wild dolphins, look for shells, animals and corals.

Watamu is at 6 km away from the house. In Watamu there are several amenities such as
the Watamu Mida creek for birdwatching within mangroves and flamingos as well as Day sundowners; the turtle conservation center; the snake farm; marine activities available such as kite surfing, kayaking and deep sea fishing.

The Arabuko Sokoke forest, at 30 mins away, is an ideal place for bird watching and elephant spotting. Gede ruins are a national historic site.

Chichale is a beautiful sandy 'gold' beach at 40 mins drive where you can also take Kite surf classes.
Malindi is at 30 mins away and is a good place for shopping and night life.
Marafa Devil depression (1h drive) is a small version of a canyon, interesting at sunset.

The entrance to the Tsavo East National Park is 2h away and safari of one/two days can be organised.

The house is 20 mins away from Malindi airport and 2/3h from Mombasa airport (depending on traffic). Airport transfer can be arranged at the local rate of 1,500 Kes from malindi and 6,000 from Mombasa.

The village of Watamu is 6 km away and Malindi at around 15 km. The staff can call for you a taxi or a pikipiki (motorbike) to rent.

There are few hotels on the right side of the house, but outsiders have no access to them. There is quite a number of tourists around November-February every year in the area, mostly Italians and Kenyans. The bay nonetheless remains quite private and wild.
For long walks we recommend to turn left after exiting our beach gate. for jogging, best to exit the main gate and turn right.

Gazda este Benedetta

  1. S-a înscris în septembrie 2011
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I live in Nairobi and whenever possible travel to Watamu!

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The owners of the house are not there with the guests but always available for tips and assistance.
  • Limbi: English, Français, Italiano, Español
  • Rată de răspuns: 100%
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