3 double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
- English, Swahili
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
BEAUTIFULL, CLEAN, SAFE, DELICIOUS FOOD, INCREDIBLE LOCATION, AMAIZING GARDEN, SUPERB AND HELPFULL
I RECOMEND THIS HIMAYA HOUSE BECAUSE SUPERB LOCATION, INCREDIBLE OWENER WHO TAKE CARE OF YOU EVERY DAY, SUPERB FOOD, VERY EFICCIENT AND HONEST STAFF, BESUTIFUL BEACH. AMAZING GARDEN AND SWIMMING POOL. .O PROBLEM AT ALL WITH BEACH BOYS.
A beautiful Kenyan idyll!
Our stay in this beautiful property exceeded all expectations.
The setting up on a small promontory affords spectacular views over the white shore of the bay. And you can admire them all day whether you’re basking in the sun by the pool, dozing in a hammock under the shade of the ancient baobab tree, working in your bedroom or drinking something chilled at the dining table on the veranda.
The tranquillity of the house does not come at the expense of access to activities. There are some excellent bars/restaurants a short walk down the beach and Malindi town is close by. The villa’s proximity to Tsavo East also meant we were able to get in a full day’s safari (seeing almost everything you could hope to see and hundreds of ‘red’ elephants…).
The service provided by the lovely staff was first-rate. Hats off to Sami and Silas especially who made every meal a real treat; and even taught us a thing or two about cooking fish!
I can’t wait to go back. Highly recommended!
Fantastic stay in beautiful surroundings
We spent one of the best holidays we've ever experienced at Himaya house - couldn't recommend highly enough! Everything in our stay was perfect and well attended to. The house itself is in a gorgeous location, and is fabulously well-maintained as well as spotless. The food is to-die-for (especially the prawn curry), and Lissa's hospitality was absolutely incredible. In addition, Malindi itself is a lovely town, and also close to other great places to visit, including Tsavo national park (a few hours drive), the arabuko-Sokoke forest (about 30 minutes away), and Watamu (a nice coastal village) which we visited during our stay as well. Cannot wait to stay again!
Everything that we could have wanted
Himaya is the most beautiful property in a totally stunning location. Perched on the corner, it gives views across the sea and length of the beach, allowing you to feel on the beach and also secluded at the same time. The bedrooms are peaceful with the warm breeze of the Indian Ocean drifting through and the staff were all truly wonderful. Sammy's cooking justifies the stay alone, and the professional and friendly service of the rest of the staff was really touching. I can't recommend the property highly enough and Lissa was a dream to deal with.
We explored the surrounding area quite a bit whilst also finding time to relax. Through Lissa's contacts we were able to easily organise a private safari driver to take us to Tsavo, as well as a really wonderful trip to the Arabuko-Sikoki forest just South of Malindi where we saw some beautiful animals found nowhere else in the world. We spent time in Malindi Old Town and ate out at some really lovely local restaurants, including the Crab Shack where we managed to pinch the best table in the house for the sunset over the water.
This property is an absolute paradise and I am alreay making plans to return in 2019.
Great house, beautiful view, good environment.
Heaven in Paradise
I have been lucky to stay in a number of great places all over the world over the past twenty years and can say hand on heart my stay at Himaya was one of the very best.
We had been in the Mara for four days and were looking forward to the beach part of our holiday. Communication and booking was efficient & effortless which had given me a very positive feeling about staying there before we even arrived. Lissa who owns Himaya is passionate about ensuring you have what you want and need and is always on hand. She is kind, considerate and knows a great deal of people so if its buying local art to who should you snorkel with she can help.
The pictures on the website simply don't do this place justice. Heaven in paradise.
The house and gardens are beautiful. The views of the beach and ocean from all over the house and garden are breath-taking. Having your meals outside while gazing at the ocean is a magical experience.
The team really look after you but don't fuss around you, nothing is too much trouble and pleasing you and making your stay as comfortable as possible is their focus.
Sammy is an exceptional cook. From the lightest pancakes and freshly squeezed passion fruit at breakfast, to lunches and dinners of whole baked parrot fish, melt in the mouth squid and king prawn curries to die for. If you love your seafood and appreciate sublime cooking he is your man. He is happy to cook whatever you want but my recommendation is just leave it to him, he shops daily and knows what’s best to buy.
I recommend long walks along the glorious beach and swims in the stunning sea on a regular basis to make room for what delights Sammy has in store for you. If the long walks are not to your choosing, crash by the pool which is big and perfectly kept and listen to the ocean.
After Himaya we went to Cheshale for 5 days, (beautiful place, great kite boarding, good food) after two days there my children begged me to ask Lissa if we could come back for one last day and curry lunch, they wanted their last memory of Kenya to be at Himaya, I had thought it might have been seeing all the wildlife but it was Himaya. Thank fully Lissa gave them their wish.
I cannot recommend this fantastic home enough. Don't waste your time looking for anywhere else. Thank you Lissa. Ghaleb and the Ladies.
Other Activities: Yoga classes on request