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Our time in Lissa’s gorgeous home was beyond perfect. The house is right on the beach and can be accessed from a little door in the garden. The deck offers a stunning view of the sea and the cliffs around, as does the bedroom upstairs. The other bedrooms are a few steps away from this part of the house. These are large and airy rooms with big sit-outs that lead to the swimming pool. We spent a lot of time in and around the pool! The house is beautifully done up and has every comfort. I do not exaggerate when I say that it was terribly hard to leave Lissa’s piece of paradise and we’re already wondering when we can go back.
The house is well-located in Malindi – close to the centre of town but away from the noise. It is useful to have a car there.
What made our stay beyond perfect were the people. Lissa is warm and welcoming and ever so helpful! She has many interesting stories to tell and guided us about which shops to visit and where we could get groceries, etc. Sammy and Silas took such good care of us. We ate Sammy’s delicious meals every day and Silas made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Lissa’s many rescue cats and one dog mostly keep to themselves but it’s very nice to have them around and they only add to the warmth and welcoming of the place. Thank you Lissa and can’t wait to come back!
Well, the villa was lovely and the people are lovely to. However we did have 2 little issues. Firstly, on our arrival we were shown 2 bedrooms. I asked where is the third bedroom and was told it was occupied by other people. I rented the whole villa which comprised of 3 bedrooms. I was told because there were only 4 of us we didn’t need the 3rd bedroom. I was not happy. I purposely booked accommodation with 3 bedrooms because i didn’t want my father to share a bedroom with my daughter as he snores! David the manager was very apologetic and said they will move out in 2 days time. My father slept on the sofa for those 2 nights. My second issues is, listed in the description is a washing machine. There was not! There is a very good laundry service which charge a small amount but that isn’t the point. I couldn’t wash my beach towels or clothes as i would have like. This didn’t spoil my holiday but Marco please change the description to Laundry service available. Now, having mentioned my 2 issues the rest of the holiday was fantastic! The villa was kept very clean, the beds are comfortable, the outside space is great and the staff are super lovely. There are plenty of restaurants but I recommend ordering a taxi and getting them to pick you a restaurant. We were taken to some great places that you wouldn’t see from the road. All the locals are friendly and they made us feel welcome where ever we went. We met a guide on the beach called Jodfrey on day 2 and he took us on a blue safari, definitely recommend this. No need to book excursion through travel companies, it nicer to book though the locals as the money goes straight to them. Would we go back to Watamu? Yes definitely. Would we recommend this villa? Yes definitely.