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Second Home: Private beach house with fabulous pool on Marine Conservancy

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Kilifi - Neem Tree

Spacious 3 bedroom house (1 family, 1 triple, 1 double, sleeps 9, all en suite)

Situated on a cliff at the north end of Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy, the house enjoys lovely views and gentle breezes. Tastefully furnished and comfortable. It has a mature garden and a fun sundowner deck just above the Indian Ocean. There is a gorgeous 12 x 6m infinity pool with a stunning pool house. There is a cook, a housekeeper, a groundsman and Maintenance man. The house has good security. Staff quarters can accommodate one extra if required. Direct beach access at low - mid tide. Steps to beach relatively steep for the elderly/infirm. Beach access at very high tide (for keen body surfers) or for elderly folk unable to manage the steps is only a few hundred metres down the road on the public access route.

The pool and beach: Kuruwitu Beach is one of the last unspoilt beaches on the Kenyan coast. Despite it being blissfully bare of people and beach boys , it is secure as there are 'askari's' patrolling for the marine conservancy. It is also unusually clean as the conservancy oversee the picking up of the debris that is common along most coastlines. The snorkeling metres off the shore is incredible - coral heads mean an abundance of tropical fish, octopus,lobster. There is a glass bottom boat as well as a fishing/dolphin spotting boat for hire. The conservancy also offer guided tours of the reef where there are even more wonderful snorkeling spots.

The infinity pool set in front of the house has a 'baby pool' section. The adjoining pool house is large and comfortable with a bar and drinks fridge as well as a living and dining area, a water feature and sunbeds. The terrace below with plunge pool is not safe for young or unaccompanied children.

The house: The master bedroom has its own sectioned off veranda as well as a nook with a desk and an extra bed. The middle bedroom has a double bed and a sofa bed suitable for a young child. The rear bedroom has 2 single beds and a bunk bed. There is a small TV with a DVD player in this room. There is a selection of kid and adult movies that can be borrowed. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and standing fans in case of preference or power cuts. All bedrooms are ensuite with large bathrooms with showers.

There is wi-fi but guests need to buy airtime from Safaricom and log on to choose a bundle they wish to purchase with the airtime. Safaricom scratch cards are easily available including at the closest villages.

The sitting/dining area is big and very airy with good security wrought iron all around. It is tastefully furnished in a coastal style with wooden overhead fans and 'lamu beds' as sofa's. There is a games chest with scrabble, poker etc.

The kitchen is relatively small compared to the rest of the house and is manned by Reuben who is a competent cook specialising in seafood, curries and swahili style cooking. Pili is the housekeeper and takes care of the laundry and general cleaning.

Activities: If you can bear to drag yourself away from the fabulous pool and beach - the world class Vipingo Ridge golf course (soon to be 36 holes) is less than a 10 minute drive away. The elegant club house has a good restaurant in a beautiful setting. Kilifi which has supermarkets and a bustling little town is a 15 minute drive away to the North. Dhow trips can be taken up the creek here. Diving is available at the famous Mnarani Club. There is also sailing and water-ski-ing available at the picturesque boatyard. Malindi is a 1 hour drive Northwards.

Head 15 minutes south and Mtwapa has several excellent restaurants and tourist activities. The Bamburi Nature trail is 25 minutes from the house as is the Nakumat shopping centre. Nyali is less than 30 minutes away with a cinema, shopping complex, hotels and night clubs. Old town Mombasa (Fort Jesus etc) is approx 40 minutes drive depending on the traffic.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Owner
Lyndsey McIntyre
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2016
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About Lyndsey McIntyre

We live in Nairobi, Kenya and have spent our lives in this beautiful country. We have been fortunate enough to have travelled widely and also own a small village house in Southern France. We eventually hope to spend half our time there and half our time at the property in Vipingo, which is my favorite place on the Kenyan Coast. I work as a photographer/casting and model agent/lead ladies tours to Morocco and India and also occasionally take on interior design jobs. My husband works with a company that designs and manufactures high end tents for lodges etc.

Why Lyndsey McIntyre chose Kenya Coast

My mother in law invested in this property some 16 years ago. She passed it on to her three children some years later and my husband and I bought out his siblings about 3 years ago and consequently invested more in the property, designing and building the pool, installing air conditioning etc. We will continue to upgrade and improve the house as funds allow.

What makes this house unique

The house is in such a unique position, the beach so unspoiled and the development of the marine park has made it wonderfully unique. We enjoy the most incredible views and there are lots of different chill out spots such as the sun-downer deck which can feel like being at the prow of a ship at high tide, the lower pool terrace, the sunbathing deck at night where the view of the stars is fantastic. No beach boys means none of the usual harassment that you find on the Kenyan coast. Stunning snorkeling just metres off the beach is not something that you find in many places on the E.African coastline. The Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy project is being used as a prototype for new projects along the coast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bliss and tranquility is found here. Thank you for sharing paradise. Reuben and co were fantastic - the food was incredible. We can't wait to return.
Mar 2011
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Second Home: Private beach house with fabulous pool on Marine Conservancy
average rating of 4.714286 based on 15 reviews
4

Splended weekend

  • 4 of 5

Exceptional location on cliff overlooking the vast ocean. Very receptive and welcoming staff, skilled Cheff and overall great experince for individuls and groups looking for a time of bliss.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Enjoy the seasons and the delights

  • 4 of 5

Our third stay with the Neem House team - this says much about the hospitality and the setting of the house.

Kick back, enjoy fantastic food and classic hospitality to go with this great food. Watch the fishermen off shore and maybe go take a look at the wildlife in the conservancy area. Choices are there and this a great place to enjoy yourself and savour the environment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Glad the team pleased again and hope we will welcome you back yet again in the near future.
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House and crew 10 points out of 10 !!

  • 5 of 5

Wenn man Mombasa mit seiner Hektik und den Strand mit seinem Rummel kennt, dann weiss man dieses Paradies zu schätzen. Erholung pur! Und immer umsorgt von drei Hausgeistern, die einem von morgens bis abends jeden Wunsch von den Lippen ablesen. Ein einsamer Strand - unter der Woche waren wir die einzigen Schwimmer. Wer Ruhe sucht, keine Disco braucht und sich ein wenig für die Menschen in Kenia interessiert, der findet keinen schönere und bessere Bleibe.

Vielen Dank an Reuben, Pili und Emanuel.

Die Organisation durch Lyndsey war ebenfalls perfekt. Sie setzt sich sehr dafür ein, dass wirklich alles optimal abläuft - keine Selbstverständlichkeit in diesem Land. Da ist man eben nicht nur zahlender Mieter.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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5

The place to stay in Vipingo!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and comfortable house with gorgeous infinity pool and access to the beach. The owner was helpful and the staff very friendly. Fresh fish and seafood delivered to your doorstep and easy to travel to other beaches in the area. Would definitively recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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4

An idyllic spot, perfect for a relaxing holiday.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely big house with all sorts of excellent facilities (including snorkels), very clean & well maintained. Owner very helpful, and staff wonderful. Hire car very useful - 20 minutes to excellent Tuskys Supermarket in Kilifi.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Home Away from Home

  • 4 of 5

This was my second time to stay at Neem Tree. I thought the first time we went there the place was awesome but the second time round our stay was JUST out of this world.

Oooh Reuben, Pili and Emmanuel there are awesome as always.. bless them.

Thank you... we shall be back a third time and that is for sure.

You just have to visit and experience then you will understand what i'm talking about.

Jackie

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Moi International Airport, Mombasa
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Vipingo Ridge Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Vipingo Ridge
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Mombasa Station
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Vipingo Ridge Clubhouse
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: recommended

Located 40 min north of historic Mombasa, the house has direct access on to the beautiful, safe and unspoilt shoreline of the Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy which offers fantastic swimming and snorkelling. The Conservancy offers: boat rides to spot dolphins or go fishing outside the reef/glass bottom boat/guided walks to the reef.

Fishermen bring freshly caught seafood to the door. Vipingo Village stocks basic household items (7 min drive). Vipingo Ridge (10 minutes) has a stunning clubhouse with a restaurant on its world class golf course. Mtwapa Creek and Nyali Beach (30-35 min) both offer good restaurants, night life, scuba diving, medical centres, supermarkets, water sports and alternative entertainment such as the Bamburi Nature trail, a water park, a cinema complex and a casino. Kilifi Creek (15 min) has deep sea fishing, deep sea diving, sailing, water-ski-ing, dhow sundowner cruises and The Boatyard is a popular place for lunch. However, once at Neem Tree its unlikely you will want to go anywhere.

Other Activities: Snorkelling, glass bottom boat trips, sundowner dhow trips, reef walks and snorkeling

Golf: The world class 18 hole (soon to become 36 holes) Vipingo Ridge Golf Course is less than a 10 minute drive away. The course was designed by David Jones and boasts a 5 star club house open to the public. Temporary membership with golf clubs is available at very competitive prices.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house at the Kilifi, Kenya

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
25 Oct 2016 - 2 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£185
for 1 night
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£185
 
 
High Season
3 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
Peak Season
17 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
From
£300
 
 
High Season
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£210
for 1 night
From
£210
 
 
Low season
10 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
£185
for 1 night
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£185
 
 
High Season
10 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
Low season
21 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£185
for 1 night
From
£185
 
 
High Season
31 Mar 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
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£210
 
 
Low season
19 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£185
for 1 night
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£185
 
 
High Season
26 May 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
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£210
 
 
Low season
6 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£185
for 1 night
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£185
 
 
High Season
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
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£210
 
 
High Season
8 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
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£210
 
 
Peak Season
15 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
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£300
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£200
for 1 night
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£200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We require a deposit of 25% to secure the booking.
Balance to be paid a minimum of 4 weeks before occupation.
Check out by 10.00 am
Check in 2.00 pm
Unless by prior arrangement. We will be flexible where possible.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house at the Kilifi, Kenya

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 2 single beds and one bunk bed
  • There are 2 sofa beds in the sitting room. We have additional nets so if you have extra guests (maximum 2) and they are prepared to 'rough it' this will be considered, though generally speaking this is suitable only for extra children or teens. There is an additional charge for this.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The steps down to the beach could be difficult for elderly (although my 82 year old father in law manages fine) or people with mobility problems but the pool should be easy enough to use. We advise against children under 8 being allowed on the lower pool deck unless strictly supervised as there is a drop off into cacti. Care must be taken on the ocean side deck for children or inebriated adults! There is good mobile network. There is a small selection of DVD's on site. All bedrooms are air-conditioned but in case of a power cut the inverter will only run the fans for a limited period.

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