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Large luxury beachside villa with a pool, guesthouse, cook, gardener, and maid

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cook, maid, gardener, pool, 350m from the beach, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, luxury

The villa, 300 sq.m in size, boasts a lovely pool, while both the villa and guesthouse have been recently constructed and are situated less than 300 m from the white-sand beach on the Indian Ocean, Diani Beach. They are also 35 km from the wildlife preserve in the Shimba Hills. This is an exclusive, gated, private estate, which will only be rented to a single person, a couple, a group, or a family. The property is a tropical dream come true, surrounded by colourful bougainvillea. Bananas, papayas, and coconuts are just some of the trees growing in the garden with its singing birds. Everything is wonderfully equipped in an African artistic style that is paired with European luxury. Every bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. On the upper floor, there is an oversized living area (100 sq.m) with two balconies and a gallery that is open to the sky. There is a large terrace on the lower floor that enjoys a view of the garden and pool. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, mosquito nets, and a safe. ***Property with great swimming pool, Garden of Eden property, property with the terrace of your dreams***

Diving in Kenya: On Galu Beach with its fine, white sand, you can do more than just relax, you can also go snorkelling or scuba diving to explore the underwater world of the Indian Ocean. There are several lovely places where you can observe every imaginable species of corals and fishes in colours you've only imagined until now. Dive into the wonderful underwater world, it's unbelievably beautiful. Fantastic diving spots, large fishes (whale sharks seen almost daily), numerous schools of fish, intact coral reefs with beautiful coral, shipwrecks, tropical water temperatures year-round and, of course, gorgeous international diving stations. For example: At Diani Marine, there's a professional crew with first-class Mares gear. From beginner courses to diving instructor training, everything is offered. Open-sea fishing in Kenya: Off of Diani Beach, there's one of the best deep-sea fisheries in the world: Marlin (blue, striped and black), sailfish, sharks, wahoos, swordfish, barracuda, kingfish, tuna, and many more species of fish. Kenya is, without a doubt, a paradise for open-sea fishing. The fisheries on Pemba Channel or Watamu have become world-famous. Even Hemingway was inspired by Malandi to write his book 'The Old Man and the Sea'. Boat rentals are exceptionally cheap in comparison to other destinations like the Caribbean or Mauritius. Safari in Kenya, 'The Cradle of Humanity': In Kenya there are more than 50 national parks and reserves that are different both in terms of landscape and animal species. The species richness of their animals and plants has made Kenya famous around the world. Even though all the parks are different, they also have something in common: they're all unique and they all offer something special. All the different habitats are present, from the jungle and mountains to the marine protected areas of the Indian Ocean. Safaris, though, don't mean that you have to compromise on comfort! Most of the lodges and tent camps are luxury establishments where you will want for nothing. We're happy to advise you as needed. Last, but not least: Diani Beach is one of the top 5 kite-surfing spots in the world. The best season for wind is from December to March, with a somewhat lower season from June to September. Yours, Bernd Trompell

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Bernd Trompell
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, German, Swahili
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Bernd Trompell

My name is Bernd Trompell, and I'm from Germany. We've fulfilled a years-long dream of being able to have our own villa here in Kenya. Welcome to our holiday home: "In Nature, With Nature", just 350m from the beach with its fine sand. Yours, Bernd Trompell

Bernd Trompell purchased this villa in 2001

Why Bernd Trompell chose Galu Beach

Diani Beach - one of the last true paradises of this earth.

What makes this villa unique

Our pool is situated in the middle of a small natural paradise and is surrounded by trees, coconut palms, and flowers. Birds sing throughout the day for you, and our employees, Christine and Festus, will take great care of you. Karibu (welcome) to Diani Beach! Yours, Bernd Trompell


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Galu Beach in Diani Beach

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Jambo, the bathrooms are luxurious and decorated in the same African style and European standards. Yours, Bernd Trompell
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Jambo, the tastefully decorated bedrooms are fixed with ceiling fans. An additional children's bed is available in one of the bedrooms. All beds are fitted with mosquito nets and a personal safe is available in the built-in wardrobe. Yours, Bernd Trompell
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cook, maid/nanny, and gardener are employed by us. The cook or the maid can accompany you to the local market or supermarket if you wish, to shop for the necessary provisions. The cook is available during your stay and can prepare the tastiest dishes. He is very well trained. Whether you want African or European food, he can do it all. The cost of living in Kenya is quite low. Every morning, a fisherman and a fruit and vegetable seller will come to the property selling fresh produce. You can also arrange for specialties to be brought over on the following day. In Kenya, you'll eat healthy and natural food (organic). You'll be amazed at how good untreated fruit and vegetables can taste! All the food is fresh and does not contain chemicals. ***Bon appetit!*** Yours, Bernd Trompell


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Large luxury beachside villa with a pool, guesthouse, cook, gardener, and maid
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

A lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We (a family of 4 including 2 late teenagers) had a fantastic stay at this lovely villa. It is beautifully furnished but we seldom left the huge terrace. The staff are great and Ali is a super cook. There was only one simple beach bar within walking distance but there are several good restaurants and bars within a short taxi or tuk-tuk ride away. The local beach is delightful although the beach boys are a pain but generally they are not too persistent.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jambo Michael, Thanks for your Visit at our Holiday home and the time to review it. Our Team (Ali, Ernesta & Gumbo) are very happy to had your lovely family us guests. We wish you all the best and hope to see you ones again at our place. Kwaheri & Kind Regards yours Family Bernd Trompell
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Narok, Kenya

Impressive! Can't wait to stay again!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this exquisite home are spot on! We couldn't have chosen a better place to have a women's retreat. The accommodations were wonderfully laid out with a variety of beds and bathrooms in both the main house and adjacent additional guest house.

The available staff tipped it over the top for us. They were so lovely and took great care of us. Having a chef to prepare 3 meals a day was wonderful. We felt very nurtured and safe with wonderful James, the wonderful Maasai keeping watch all night.

Having a pool to cool off in made the heat and humidity of Diani easy. It is so well laid out to have plenty of gathering space and private spaces alike. There is a lot of love in the architectural details of this stunning home.

We are already looking at multiple dates for us to return. Asante Sana for an extraordinary experience.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marilyn, Thanks for your nice review and we cant wait to host you again. I wish you happiness. Bernd
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Wonderful Villa, Exceptional Staff, A Great African Adventure!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation for a family seeking a real african experience. Diani Beach if gorgeous and the Kenyans could not have been more welcoming. You do need to be ready to embrace Africa, as this is not your prepackaged Disney version, it is the real thing. The only thing we missed was AC, but we learned to deal!

The villa is lovely. We are a family of 6, and had a wonderful time in Villa Madagaskar. The staff is exceptional. Mr. Ali is a wonderful chef and you really should take him to the market with you to plan out your meals. Ernesta and Gumbo keep the place spotless and are very friendly, attentive and met our every need. Mr Trompell planned a wonderful set of adventures for us. We snorkeled off of Wasini Island with Pili Pipa which was a highlight of the trip. We took an overnight safari with DM Tours to Tsavo East, which was incredible and my only regret is that we did not stay two nights. The Drivers Mr Trompell uses are fantastic and you will learn to rely on Lawrence and his brother Ben. They are punctual and professional and knowing they would be where they said they would when they said they would gave us great piece of mind!

The food in Diani is exceptional. The quality of the meals and the preparation exceeded our expectations. Get Mr Ali to roast some white snapper for you one night and I promise you will be delighted!

The only downside to the trip is the beach boys. They are relentless, but friendly, so be ready to buy a key chain and get asked for your flip flops at the end of your stay. We started going to the beach at the 40 Thieves for lunch because they have Massai to keep the beach boys at bay and it is a lovely place to have a Tusker and delicious lunch. I mention this only for full disclosure and not to be a deterrent.

Finally, for my American friends, If you want to be a hero, bring some Obama T-Shirts, pens, etc. There is no quicker way to make a friend in Kenya!

I can't say enough about the total experience. Kenya is simply incredible and we are richer for having visited. I would encourage you to take the leap as well. You will be changed by the experience.

The Chadwicks

Arlington, VA USA

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Beautiful1

  • 5 of 5

Visited for 11 days with four friends. The villa was beyond what we had expected which was kept immaculately clean every day The staff was wonderful and most accommodating with all of our request. Ali, the chef spoiled us with the wonderful meals prepared for us daily. Esther was most gracious to grant all of our request and the gardener made sure the pool and the grounds were immaculate. Dining on the beach of the Indian Ocean was breath taking as the sun set over the water. We further went on Safari to Tsavo East and we were so engulfed in the beauty of the animals and the natural surroundings. I will return to Kenya and will stay at this location again.


  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much & welcome again. "KARIBU TENA !!!" yours Bernd Trompell & Family
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Traumhafter Aufenthalt in traumhafter Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Wir - eine 9 köpfige Familie über drei Generationen - haben unseren Aufenthalt in der Villa sehr genossen. Die Zimmer waren toll, die Terrasse war super, der Pool war großartig, die Nähe zum Strand perfekt, die Ausstattung sehr gut und das Personal absolut wunderbar! Wir kommen bestimmt einmal wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Mooi huis, vriendelijk personeel

  • 4 of 5

Het was een comfortabel huis met genoeg ruimte, het personeel was vriendelijk en behulpzaam, de kok kookt heerlijk.

Jammer was wel dat de huizen naast en tegenover ons, Helaas, in brand hadden gestaan, was een troosteloze aanblik.

Ook de matrassen in het gastenverblijf zijn aan vervanging toe.

Verder super naar ons ziin gehad, de kinderen hebben genoten van het zwembad,

Vriendelijke groet,

Johanna Blok

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jambo Johanna, danke für Ihren Besuch in unserer privaten Villa. Leider haben Sie uns erst am letzten Tag mittgeteilt das Sie mit einer Matratze im Roundalow nicht zufrieden sind, sonnst hätten wir diese selbstverständlich sofort ausgetauscht. Was bereits geschehen ist. Kwaheri & Liebe Grüße aus Kenia Ihre Familie Bernd Trompell
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Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Forty Thieves Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Leisure Lodge Golf Club
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Blue Marlin on the Beach
Nearest Beach
340 Metres
Diani Beach
Car: recommended

Diani Beach, one of the world's last true paradises, is located in Mombasa and has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It's located on the southern coast of Kenya, known as the "Switzerland of Africa". It's well known as the most ideal vacationing spot in Kenya. The white-sand beach is immaculate and flawless and boasts a coral reef just offshore. It's never crowded and is always clean. Only about 15 hotels are located along Diani Beach, meaning that holidaymakers will have a peaceful holiday. You'll find an undisturbed natural setting in the shadows of the wild animal refuge of Shimba Hills, which is home to almost all the main species of African wildlife. The infrastructure is also especially good. Even so, you'll find a taste of real Africa nearby, as you explore excellent restaurants, shopping centres, doctors, a hospital that is up to German standards, banks, car and motorcycle rental, gas stations, open-water fishing, golf, riding, country landing strips for small aircraft, safari trips, and - if you're into that kind of thing - discos and nightclubs (out of sight and hearing distance of the villa) Other activities: Kite-surfing, sky diving, jet-skiing, open-water angling, riding, safaris, reef tours, sailing, etc. Golf: Kenya is emerging as a real insider's secret for golfers. On the coast and in Kenya's highlands, promising golf clubs have been springing up in recent years. Most offer courses for beginners and experienced golfers. There are 38 golf courses in total, most of which are highly attractive thanks to their views of the sea or the snow-capped peak of Mount Kenya. There are gorgeous areas, one of which is right on Diani Beach, a 10-minute drive from our property. The 'Leisure Lodge and Country Club' is the only golf club on the southern coast, and also the newest course in Kenya. The 18-hole course has two large water traps, which affect five holes including the 485-metre-long 18th hole twice. The course is a real challenge even for high-level players. Diani Beach is one of the top 5 kite-surfing spots in the world. The best season for wind is from December to March, with a somewhat lower season from June to September. Yours, Bernd Trompell


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Refundable Damage Deposit £312.5

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