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Places to stay in Takaungu

Places to stay in Takaungu
Beautifully rustic beach house on gorgeous empty Takaungu Beach. Secluded, open plan. 25 mins south of Kilifi, 1 km from Takaungu village. Amazing location right on the Indian ocean. Sleeps 6, with a stunning roof terrace, 2 cooks/caretakers, solar powered, great sandy swimming beach. The best swimming on the 300m beach in a large clear sand bottom pool is right in front of us. Calm, relaxed, peaceful. A 'Lonely Planet must visit recommendation.' Check our latest pics on Insta #takashak
Takashak is a rustic 3 bedroom beach house right on the beach. You can either rent the whole house or individual rooms and maybe share with others. See our other listings for details. Family owned for 35 years, the house has been sympathetically improved over the years, whilst maintaining a simple beach house character. Light and power is provided by hurricane lamps and solar power. You will be looked after by William and Nickson, two charming local Giriama caretakers. Takashak is very chilled. Get ready to slow down, read, switch your phone off, swim, snorkle, sun-bathe, eat fish straight from the sea, walk up the creek, walk along the beach at full moon, explore the ancient village of Takaungu. William and Nickson can cook, do food preparation, wash the dishes, laundry and cleaning, bed-making etc. There are 2 mountain bikes available for daily hire. The last 20 metres of the private drive is a steep 4 wheel drive only hill. 2 wheel drive vehicles can be left at the top of the hill 50 metres from the house. On arrival you'll be offered a fresh coconut juice off our own coconut trees to revitalise you after your journey. Karibu!
Takashak lies on Takaungu beach, 400 metres of white Indian Ocean sand enjoyed by only 3 properties. Lush greenery provides privacy from the beach so that you can lie on the roof terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean just metres away. Away from it all down 5 kms of dirt road off the Mombasa to Malindi main road, Takashak is secluded, peaceful, quiet and hidden away. The regional centre Kilifi is a 25 minutes drive, the historic port of Mombasa 1 hour to the south, Watamu and Malindi an hour to the North. Takaungu creek can be walked at low tide and takes you on a fascinating 20 minute walk to the Swahili Muslim village The nearest village is Takaungu village, a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk. Takaungu beach is great for snorkelling at low tide when lots of pools are exposed. Takaungu creek makes a fascinating walk to the village and beyond as it narrows into mangroves. Keep an eye on the tide movements. William used to be a canoe fisherman and he still has his dug out canoe so if you like to go fishing with him feel free to organise it when it suits you. Explore Takaungu Village with its local shops, especially Mr Mohamed Ali's shop which is the main store where you can buy most basics. Mosques, wells, schools, a clinic, fish market, canoe ferry to north side of creek and friendly laid back locals. Vuma Caves: 45 minute walk or 25 minutes by boda-boda from Takashak the open ocean crashes on to Vuma's spikey jagged rocks and caves. Experienced divers can venture into the water; there are caves and blow holes. Game fish can be seen from the rocks. Kuruwitu Marine Reserve: a wonderful marine reserve, 20 minutes drive south, snorkle in clear water and see amazingly varied, beautiful corals and sea life. Expect to see turtles. Zinj, in Takaungu village, a good quality expat run (by Amanda) leather goods manufacturer sells beaded sandals, bags, dog collars etc from a tastefully renovated old Swahili house in the village. Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort within 30 minutes drive. This is a world class Clubhouse and 18 hole golf course built to USGA specifications. Boating, yachting and dhow trips can be organised from Kilifi Boatyard and Mnarani boatyard, the latter offering PADI diving tuition, wake-boarding, water-skiing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, deep sea diving, fishing and game fishing. Wild Living Eco store at Kilifi Plantations (on main road) well worth a visit for eco products and beauty items. Takashak is 1 km from Takaungu village, an ancient sleepy village at the head of a shallow creek, 25 minutes south of Kilifi, 1 hour south of Malindi and Watamu and 1 hour north of Mombasa. Kilifi is a bustling but laid back town full of local expats and friendly locals. Lots of shops shut from 12-2pm but not the main ones. The huge bridge now links it easily with the area south of Kilifi creek and Mombasa. Kilifi is 25 minutes drive north of Takaungu and Takashak. Nearest beach bar and restaurant is The Sands at Mandharini, a very cool spot or Vipingo Beach Bar (both a 25 min drive). Nautilus is the best restaurant in Kilifi. Distant Relatives an eco backpackers is well worth a visit and very chilled. If you're in to spas and beauty treatments Silver Palms Spa and Resort in Kilifi is amazing. Kilifi Boatyard offers all boat servicing and repairs, a wonderful creek front setting with a sand floor bar looking down Kilifi creek and a bar and restaurant offering simple sea food, samosas, salads, cold beers. Saturday is the most popular day to visit.
  • Staying at Bruce's home was the best way to end a Kenya vacation. You couldn't ask for more beach and Robinson-Crusoe feeling. If you want an unforgettable location to stay overnight, then there .. Thanks Bruce, Nickson and William for these wonderful days .. we would come back anytime .. Dominique and Anett

    Dominique2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location and wonderful rustic accommodation. Can’t fault it. We will be back!

    Rosemary2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible stay right on the beach, open walled bedrooms so you fall asleep to the sound of the waves and can lie on the roof and watch the stars. Amazing hospitality from the staff who prepared all of our meals for us, they are brilliant cooks! And so helpful in ensuring we had access to a phone for an interview. Thank you for a memorable stay!

    Fredrika2019-10-23T00:00:00Z
  • Pure paradise. A bolthole on the beach where we hope to come back to again and again. We love Takashack and were so well looked after by Nixon and William. Beautiful touches and delicious food. A very special place.

    Kristian2019-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Bruce's place is PARADISE. Robinson Crusoe vibes sprinkled with thoughtful stylish touches. Crashing waves lull you to sleep and the spectacular sunrise nudges you awake each morning. Storm lanterns illuminate the house in the evening creating a romantic ambience. Nickson was a joy and cooked us the most wonderful meals sourced from local produce. One day, we hope to be back.

    Katie2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Bruce's place is a real get-away, such a beautiful and relaxing place with only the villagers and fisherman around to talk to. The house is very quirky and interesting. Don't expect a lot of frills, but do expect delicious home cooked coastal food and tranquillity.

    Catherine2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • Enthusiastic Bruce, the super delicious housekeeper, the personality of the house, super like this place, come back after the holiday

    2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect escape!

    Etienne2019-02-16T00:00:00Z
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    Private room


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    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya

    Located in the tranquil but town of Kilifi, this simple cozy and warm house set on a nice virgin vegetation with splashes of newly planted palm trees offers a perfect setting for a laid back holiday. Only 410 meters from the spectacular and pristine Bofa Beach, a budding town and night life, you have plenty of options to choose from. The House consists of one bedroom with a large kitchen that can accommodate an extra bed, free WiFi and cable TV, extra air mattresses, and a large bathroom.
    There are portable gym equipment and yoga mat in the property for those into fitness.
    Only 410 meters away from one of Kenya's whitest and quietest beaches, The Bofa area sets the scene for an unforgettable vacation. There are nice restaurants and beach hotels around with bars and night clubs only 5 minutes drive from the property.
  • Very Nice place and close to the beach.

    Meulemeester2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Oneito’s place was great. Fast wifi and everything you need in the unit. You will feel very safe and it is a short tuktuk ride away from everything you could need! Thanks Oneito!

    Thomas And Reilly2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • The only bad thing I can say about Onieto's place is the fact that we had to leave. If you want to be alone with your thoughts, book, your loved ones, or just away from it all, this is the place to be. The quiet and serenity is something else. The host is just the icing on this Kilifi cake. I'll definitely be coming back

    Miriti2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    Beautifully rustic beach house on gorgeous empty Takaungu Beach. Secluded, open plan. 25 mins south of Kilifi, 1 km from Takaungu village. Amazing location right on the Indian ocean. Sleeps 6, with a stunning roof terrace, 2 cooks/caretakers, solar powered, great sandy swimming beach. The best swimming on the 300m beach in a large clear sand bottom pool is right in front of us. Calm, relaxed, peaceful. A 'Lonely Planet must visit recommendation.' Check our latest pics on Insta #takashak
    Takashak is a rustic 3 bedroom beach house right on the beach. You can either rent the whole house or individual rooms and maybe share with others. See our other listings for details. Family owned for 35 years, the house has been sympathetically improved over the years, whilst maintaining a simple beach house character. Light and power is provided by hurricane lamps and solar power. You will be looked after by William and Nickson two local Giriama caretakers. Takashak is very chilled. Get ready to slow down, read, switch your phone off, swim, snorkle, sun-bathe, eat fish straight from the sea, walk up the creek, walk along the beach at full moon, explore the ancient village of Takaungu. William and Nickson can cook, do food preparation, wash the dishes, laundry and cleaning, bed-making etc. There are 2 mountain bikes available for daily hire. The last 20 metres of the private drive is a steep 4 wheel drive only hill. 2 wheel drive vehicles can be left at the top of the hill 30 metres from the house. On arrival you'll be offered fresh coconut juice off our own coconut trees to revitalise you after your journey. Karibu!
    Takashak lies on Takaungu beach, 400 metres of white Indian Ocean sand enjoyed by only 3 properties. Lush greenery provides privacy from the beach so that you can lie on the roof terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean just metres away. Away from it all down 5 kms of dirt road off the Mombasa to Malindi main road, Takashak is secluded, peaceful, quiet and hidden away. The regional centre Kilifi is a 25 minutes drive, the historic port of Mombasa 1 hour to the south, Watamu and Malindi an hour to the North. Takaungu creek can be walked at low tide and takes you on a fascinating 20 minute walk to the Swahili Muslim village The nearest village is Takaungu village, a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk. Takaungu beach is great for snorkelling at low tide when lots of pools are exposed. Takaungu creek makes a fascinating walk to the village and beyond as it narrows into mangroves. Keep an eye on the tide movements. William used to be a canoe fisherman and he still has his dug out canoe so if you like to go fishing with him feel free to organise it when it suits you. Explore Takaungu Village with its local shops, especially Mr Mohamed Ali's shop which is the main store where you can buy most basics. Mosques, wells, schools, a clinic, fish market, canoe ferry to north side of creek and friendly laid back locals. Vuma Caves: 45 minute walk or 25 minutes by boda-boda from Takashak the open ocean crashes on to Vuma's spikey jagged rocks and caves. Experienced divers can venture into the water; there are caves and blow holes. Game fish can be seen from the rocks. Kuruwitu Marine Reserve: a wonderful marine reserve, 20 minutes drive south, snorkle in clear water and see amazingly varied, beautiful corals and sea life. Expect to see turtles. Zinj, in Takaungu village, a good quality expat run (by Amanda) leather goods manufacturer sells beaded sandals, bags, dog collars etc from a tastefully renovated old Swahili house in the village. Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort within 30 minutes drive. This is a world class Clubhouse and 18 hole golf course built to USGA specifications. Boating, yachting and dhow trips can be organised from Kilifi Boatyard and Mnarani boatyard, the latter offering PADI diving tuition, wake-boarding, water-skiing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, deep sea diving, fishing and game fishing. Wild Living Eco store at Kilifi Plantations (on main road) well worth a visit for eco products and beauty items. Takashak is 1 km from Takaungu village, an ancient sleepy settlement at the head of a shallow creek, 25 minutes south of Kilifi, 1 hour south of Malindi and Watamu and 1 hour north of Mombasa. Kilifi is a bustling but laid back town full of local expats and friendly locals. Lots of shops shut from 12-2pm but not the main ones. The huge bridge now links it easily with the area south of Kilifi creek and Mombasa. Kilifi is 25 minutes drive north of Takaungu and Takashak. Nearest beach bar and restaurant is The Sands at Mandharini, a very cool spot (25 min drive) or Vipingo Beach Bar on a stunning beach. Nautilus is the best restaurant in Kilifi. Distant Relatives an eco backpackers is well worth a visit and very chilled. If you're in to spas and beauty treatments Silver Palms Spa and Resort in Kilifi is amazing. Kilifi Boatyard offers all boat servicing and repairs, a wonderful creek front setting with a sand floor bar looking down Kilifi creek and a bar and restaurant offering simple sea food, samosas, salads, cold beers. Saturday is the most popular day to visit.
  • Wonderful peace of heaven. A whole beach for ourselves. The house directly from a fantasy world. Stunning rooms upstairs. The hosts, Nickson and William make you forget the civilized world. Definitely, one day is too short. I will coming back!

    Lancelot2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place.

    Kristian Pedersen2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Welcome to Robinson’s home. Two outside bedrooms one inside. 3 queen size bed with mosquito nets. No windows but secured, and the soft wind keeps a good temperature. We were there with 3 kids. There were no mosquitoes. The house is right on the beach and a guard is there during the night. We had amazing meals prepared by William and Nickson. You can buy the fish directly from the fisherman on the beach. The beach is amazing with soft waves at high tide, natural pool at mid tide and good snorkeling at low tide when you go on the natural pool which is futher where the waves are breaking. Couldn’t get enough of it. Bring your water shoes, corals friendly sunscreen, board game and wine. The most relaxing place I ever went to with almost private beach.

    Jessica2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • What a special place! Sitting on the roof and watching the moon rise whilst listening to the waves at high tide...what could be better!

    Weez2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • An absolutely flawless experience. My partner and I wanted a holiday that gave us permission to switch off from the world. Whilst the shack allowed us to switch off like this it also is in a place that has mobile reception to do the odd emails. Nixon and William looked after us so well which added another layer to switching off. They cooked for us using locally caught fish and grown ingredients. When we wanted to cook we did, when we didn't they took the reins. Places like the Taka Shack are rare these days and if this kind of thing is your buzz, it's perfect.

    Shantanu2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • A real gem, unique. Sleep under the stars, wake up to the sun rising from the ocean. Wonderful service from the caretakers. Even a lovely cat!

    Malin2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing house right on the beach. Peaceful and cosy. We had a lovely stay thanks to William and Nickson who cooked a delicious fish curry and pancakes (and it's a French speaking...). Thanks Bruce!

    Marie2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • We're repeat guests. Each trip is as wonderful as the last.

    Etienne2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    4

    Takaungu, Kilifi, Kenya

    Rates quoted are per person per night. Fully staffed self catered house. Super King size four poster beds with nets. All rooms en-suite. All bedrooms with Air-con (included in price) and ceiling fans. Fabulous views overlooking Kilifi Creek. Stunning Moroccan style property with infinity swimming pool. 1.5 KM to Kilifi town centre. 1 KM to Backpackers/Distant Relatives. Short boat ride across the Creek to Kilifi Boatyard. Car hire and transfers can be arranged.
    Groups of up to 6 people can be accommodated in an exclusive property with private pool. This venue offers tranquil privacy with stunning views over Kilifi Creek.
    Just over the Creek from 'Kilifi Boatyard' and 'Sands' restaurant. Easy reach of Mnarani hotel for water sports at '3 Degrees South'. Less than 1KM from the lively Backpackers/Eco Lodge. Local transport easy to arrange. Golf available at Vipingo Ridge.
  • Beautiful house with beautiful views over the creek

    Zoe2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • This place is awesome.

    H2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This place is just a paradise on earth, the view is amazing and the place is very stylish. I was planning to only stay for three days but I ended up extending my stay for five more days. You only need to buy your groceries and there are staff that do the cooking and cleaning. The food prepared by Lydia was beyond perfect and I enjoyed every meal that she prepared. The staff and the host are very friendly and I would definitely visit this place again. Thank you Sheenah and Lydia !!

    Zineb2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you

    Yebeltal2019-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • Serene. Lots of character. Great fresh catch beautifully prepared. A friendly crew too

    Nyaruita2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Had an amazing stay. Sheenagh and Brian are absolutely wonderful hosts. They are very knowledgeable about the area and give great recommendations. Lydia and Rachel are wonderful support staff and serve up the most delicious meals with a bright smile. The room was very nice and clean. All services and amenities were top notch. Had an incredibly wonderful stay. It was very comfortable and would highly recommend staying here to anyone visiting Kilifi. I look forward to returning back.

    Yusra2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful stay!

    Steven2019-03-30T00:00:00Z
  • This place is out of this world. If only we had found it sooner! It is the most amazing space and the service is 5 star. I cannot rate Sheelagh and her team highly enough, and it was a fantastic way to spend the last two days of our holiday. We were made to feel so special and so cared for in 48 hours, that we didn't want to leave! Sheelagh is also a wonderful person and has many funny and amazing stories of her life in Kilifi. I hope this is the start of a beautiful friendship with her home and her personally ;-) See you again very soon hopefully!

    Hilary2019-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    KE, Kenya

    Built in 2015 our majestic villa is set in the heart of Takaungu just 2km from Kitangani beach, and 15 mins to Kilifi Creek (see photos) Set upon acres of picturesque private land in the village of Saba-Saba. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind, ideal for families, couples and groups of friends to watch the famous persimmon sunset over the dramatic backdrop of the African landscapes.  KARIBUNI!!
    The villa boasts 2.5 acres of land, so offers tranquility away from any immediate neighbours. It is self-catering with all modern amenities. For an additional charge a chef is available to cook traditional Swahili dishes. BEDROOMS • 6 bedrooms (all en-suite) fitted with mosquito nets. . 4 of the bedrooms are fitted with overhead fans. • 4 bedrooms have their own private balconies (perfect for outdoor dining). • Each room is provided with fresh towels.
    Takaungu is thought of by many as one of the most spectacular parts of the Kenyan Coast. It is located along a beautiful and charismatic creek amongst cliffs and baobab tree's, which reach inland into a dense mangrove forest. It sits on the Kenyan Coast between Mombasa and Malindi, in Kilifi County. It is 10 kilometers south of the Kilifi town, in the Kikambala division. You will never be short for things to do here, we really do cater for every type of adventurer, from the long treks through the breathtaking national parks for safari seekers to the de-stressing and unwinding, on the unspoiled white sands on a choice of one of many of our striking beaches. Or why not visit the local orphanage and donate some stationary? There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the children's faces light up when they receive a new pen!
  • lovely place. would go back

    Allan2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • The Villa was beautiful, safe and clean with plenty of space for my daughter to run around in (and beautiful surroundings too!) and the staff were always eager to please. The owner always answered the phone and was happy to help with any questions I had about the villa or local area. I went out in the evenings and the caretaker was always at the villa, happy to let me in, any time.We especially enjoyed the local cuisine made by the onsite chef. There is so much to do and see in the surrounding area,I can't reccomended it enough!We had an amazing stay and any concerns I had, were quickly laid to rest. Anyone visiting Takaungu/Kilifi/Kenya should definitely give this place a try!

    Holly2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • If you want to have a peaceful time in the heart of a small rural village and not be far from beaches this place is for you. It is a big house which can comfortably host large groups. The kitchen is fairly large and has a dining table. This place is in a large compound where you can have a rest under trees or a small walk. Our host Fatima was very helpful and she was always there in case of any problem.

    Omer2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to be for a large group of people.The chef is amazing.The host allowed for pre visit to the site before our trip, thus we prepared adequately

    Bett2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • We experienced a brilliant time on our short visit to this beautiful villa, it is perfectly situated in the heart of Takaungu Village, close to the ocean, and creek, and getting around if very easy by picky picky (small motorbike) Fatuma is very helpful and knowledgeable, and kept the place immaculate, this villa has plenty of space to lounge around inside and outside, and very peaceful. A perfect place for anyone wanting to relax.

    Alex2018-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    Quaint, rustic villa located in a peaceful, secure gated community right on beautiful Bofa beach in Kilifi with unobstructed views of the Indian ocean. The villa is surrounded by beautiful baobab trees and shares a large saltwater pool and a large gazebo that's perfect for sunrise yoga sessions. There is a private, shaded verandah and a few meters from the house are steps leading down to the white, sandy Bofa beach.
    Mama Tancredi's Makaazi sits at the very front of the property, closest to the beach and receives a cool breeze from the sea that makes for a very relaxing space. There are three bedrooms, all with ceiling fans. The master bedroom is upstairs with a queen bed and each downstairs bedroom has two double beds. It is walking distance to the new hot spot, Salty's beach bar, as well as Bofa Beach Club, both great for sundowners. The house is self-catering, though a house help can be arranged to clean and cook from 8-5 pm, 6 days a week.
    Mama Tancredi's Makaazi is located in a quiet, residential stretch of Bofa Beach. There are several shops and stalls along Bofa road, including a new Express shop selling basic household items, fruits and veggies as well as wines and spirits. A short boda-boda or tuk-tuk ride will take you into town where you can shop in the local market or at the supermarket, Tuskys. Cabs are available as well. There are plenty of things to do around Kilifi, the best being a sunset dhow cruise on the Kilifi Creek.
  • We had a blast in this house. Its even better than on the pics. The location and views are stunning with a nice breeze from sea. The pool is large and clean and close enough to watch the kids play from the patio. Beatrice is a sweetheart. The kitchen well-equipped. Will come back for sure

    Yvon2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    Little house in Kilifi with incredible views, all you need for the perfect holiday at the beach. The old family home looks down on Bofa beach and out across the Ocean. Access to the beach is via private steps. A gorgeous swimming pool with infinity finish and sun bathing shallows.
    The master ensuite bedroom is upstairs with a gorgeous balcony that looks out over the endless beach, ocean and pool. Downstairs we have the kitchen, indoor dining, stores and a sitting room that opens out onto the downstairs verandah with beautiful views. We also have two additional bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs in their own wing. One is a big double room and our third bedroom is small and cosy, although it does have a queen size bed it is a slight squeeze. (we recommend having one guest in it to be comfortable) I have also listed a 'sofa bed'. This is a lamu bed up stairs on the verandah where we can hang a mosquito net if required. Prior booking is necessary in order to prepare the bed. There is an extra charge for an adult using this facility. (Room with a view) :) There is no Air Conditioning but every room has a fan.
    Kilifi is a quiet community town. There are a few lovely places to eat or drink out. Please get in contact if you would like recommendations.(or see provided leaflet) We have a new (November 2019) beach bar/ Kite surfing school - 'Salty's' - right on the beach - and easy walk away! Worth a visit.
  • Rusty's is a wonderful family escape. Wake up to the sunrise through the baobab branches. Then enjoy the pool, the beach and the sundowner lookout spot. The sea is clean and shallow. There's plenty to do within a short tuktuk ride and some good local tips in the host's guide. Salty's beach bar is a stroll along the beach. We were really well looked after by the staff. Recommended.

    Mandar2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Rusty’s Place has the best location and the best views of Bofa Public Beach. The pool is amazing overlooking the ocean. The house has great views as well. It was appropriately priced. We had a great stay.

    Matt2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and a very comfortable house. Super staff and excellent meals. Recommended!

    Tom2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • By far the best place to stay in Kilifi! A beautifully serene and comfortable home with excellent staff and easy access to the beaches, fresh seafood on your doorstep, easy rides on the main road, and only a few minutes from shops and restaurants. We will always return to Rusty's when in Kilifi!

    Leila2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place and we will definitely come back!!

    Kjetil2019-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • If you need a place to stay in Kilifi, look no further than Rustys!

    Edna2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • This house is in a lovely location up on a coral cliff above Bofa Beach. It has lovely views from the terrace and pool areas and a fresh breeze at night. You can hear the ocean at night too - very relaxing. Rose the housekeeper and Festus the chef were both lovely and took great care of us. We did nice long walks along the beach and took tuk tuks to the sailing club. Lovely stay, hope to go back in future.

    Anna2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed for a week during the school holidays. We had a lovely time; great location and excellent and nice staff. This was our second stay, will be back again.

    Andre2019-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Kilifi, Kenya

    The accommodation is fitted with a TV. Free WiFi is available . Free private parking is also available at this apartment. Towels are provided.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

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    Built in Arab style with Swahili furniture, boasting the most spectacular views on the coast, Fumbeni is located on the North side of Kilifi Creek. The infinity pool overlooks the creek and if you are not content relaxing here looking at the tide come in and out then there are plenty of activities in the surrounding area to keep you busy! Bofa beach, watersports and a sailing center, unmissable sunset dhow cruises and much much more will keep even the most hyperactive entertained!
    Built in Arab style with Swahili furniture. Double story house to accommodate 8 people in two master rooms with king beds and two smaller rooms with x2 twin beds in each. All bedrooms are en suite. The house is perched on a hill with the most incredible -creek views, lounging in the pool watching the sunset is an unforgettable memory that will keep you coming back to this oasis of calm.
    A passionate group of Kenyans and expats have transformed Kilifi from a sweet but soporific backwater into a stunning place renowned for its eco-projects and clean, green, joyful living. Gorgeous beach houses stand atop the creek, yachts dance in the bay and warm waves wash fantasy beaches buttered with lashings of soft white sand. You'll find orange groves and hermit crabs, fresh oysters and pizza ovens, permaculture projects and sailing schools, beach barbecues and night swimming. And you might even spot a whale shark migration from the windy brink of Vuma Cliffs. The town is also home to a renowned medical research centre, so with a steady stream of doctors, sailors, backpackers, aid workers, artists and yogis passing through, you'll never be short of crew with whom to share those oysters.
  • From start to finish, this was a fantastic holiday. Karen was super-efficient at handling our booking and any queries we had, and the staff at the house were friendly and helpful and great with our two young kids. Karisa is a very good cook and was also happy to do meals for the kids earlier in the evening. The house is lovely, very clean, and the pool was amazing! We spent 90% of our time in the pool, only leaving it to explore the beautiful Bofa beach which is about 15 minutes drive away. It's rather busy on weekends, but lovely and quiet during the week. Charo and Wilson were very helpful in taking the canoes to the creek so we could paddle through the mangroves, which was lovely. We will definitely visit again! One thing to note is the house wouldn't be suitable for toddlers due to the balconies and cliffs (it was great for our 3 and 6 year old). Also, we found it really useful to have our car with us for going to the beach and to some of the restaurants, as the house is a bit off the beaten track. But a dedicated taxi driver would also work.

    AnneMarie2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay. Stunning location, a little piece of dream.

    Idrissa2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • The place and staff were totally awesome! I’d definitely recommend it and go back.

    Hamish2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Fumbeni house surpassedmy expectations. The home is gorgeous the staff fantastic and the view incredible. We had such a great time 5 nights literally flew by. Im looking forward to returning!

    Winnie2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • An absolute gem. Don’t miss it

    Albert2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Second time staying at Fumbeni house, as wonderful as the first. Wonderful staff, gorgeous sunsets, great value for money. Thank you all!

    Megan2019-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay with spectacular views of the creek. Kind and helpful staff as well.

    Brian2019-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time here. The view is transcendent, changing through the day. Pictures don't do it justice. The house itself is somewhat reminiscent of a melting ice cream cake (from the outside, anyhow ☺️) but lovely in it's on way, and really the astounding view of the bay trumps all other impressions. Excellent attention from house staff, especially the cook, who prepared super meals for us. All were exceedingly friendly and made us very welcome.

    Jordan2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya

    Overlooking the Indian Ocean just off the Kilifi Creek, with its own private pool, 3 self-contained bedrooms, a lovely open plan kitchen and access to fresh seafood daily. This beautiful home located within the Mandharini Estate is a 15 minute walk from the Mandharini bar & restaurant and beach front. Wake up to beautiful blue views of the ocean, lay on our outdoor swing bed and watch the sunrise, or enjoy a dip in the pool. This home offers privacy, relaxation, intimacy and a little romance.
    The kitchen and living room are open plan with windows all round to let in the light and enjoy the views. Each room has an ensuite bathroom with a shower. The beds are comfy and spacious with air conditioning in each room.
    Quiet, private and serene. We are a part of the mandharni estate with several homes nearby.
  • The villa is so beautiful; calm and peaceful, overlooking the creek. We had such a relaxing stay. The private pool is such a treat.

    Kat2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • It was a wonderful vacation in a great villa. The service was perfect. We felt very comfortable. Will definitely be back soon.

    Joerg2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Joy’s place is a comfortable house, nicely decorated and with a unique view. It is by far the best located house in the compound. The host was very kind to offer us accommodation after we had a last minute cancellation. Highly recommended.

    Niels2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at Joy's house. The house is fantastic. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. The views onto the creek are breathtaking. The swimming pool is a very welcome extra in the heat and our boys loved it. The house is fully equipped as well as the kitchen. We did not miss anything. We did not meet Joy personally but she was very responsive via messaging, and the staff that takes care of the house was very attentive and professional. The development as a whole is beautiful, peaceful and welcoming, and it includes a wonderful beach restaurant where we had a very good meal. I would recommend having your own car given its secluded location, but I believe one can easily hire taxis to go around. It's a 10 minute ride from Kilifi town. Our boys were doing a sailing course in Kilifi and house location was very convenient. We hope to return and stay there again. Thank you Joy for sharing your wonderful house with us.

    Filipa2018-04-14T00:00:00Z
  • What you see is actually what you get plus more.😀 Lovely home. Fantastic amenities. Great host! Definatley thumbs up! 👍

    Monica2018-04-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Kilifi County, Kilifi County, Kenya

    Mwembeni offers a totally unique experience. Nestled under ancient mango trees, the luxurious safari tent is completely off grid utilising solar power and groundwater. The nearby beautiful Takaungu Creek completes the tranquil scene.
    This location is perfect for those wishing to get away from the beaten track but still within easy reach of Kilifi town. This is living in the bush…. in comfort!
    We are located within the Kilifi Plantation where sisal is grown and cattle are reared. This offers a wonderful and safe area which you are free to walk, run or cycle around. Ancient baobabs are scattered throughout and a multitude of wildlife may be found.
  • Sarah and her family made us very welcome. The place is original and ecological (swimming pool filtered by plants, solar energy, dry toilets ...). The tent and the facilities are comfortable. Nearby, a cove in the middle of the mangrove .... To discover!

    Perrine2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • An incredible stay - we spent two nights in the eco tent. We were surrounded by an oasis of nature and serenity! Falling asleep to the sounds of insects, eating the delicious cooked breakfast in the garden, watching the stars, swimming in the incredible pool!!...what an experience! The pool is amazing, it has a slide and you can jump in from the hill and the sky in the evening sunset lights is beautiful. Really recommend getting the small wooden boat across takaungu creek and then walking down to the sea, it’s just unspoiled beauty. Far more impressive and secluded than kilifi creek Thank you Sarah and family for increíble hospitality!

    Fredrika2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time at Sarah's place. The tent is very spacious and the natural swimming pool is just unbelievable. We liked the tranquility of the place and its remoteness from the civilisation. Yet everything is easily accessible: Kilifi, Vuma Cliffs, nice places to eat. One of the best place to stay in Kilifi!

    Victor2019-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at Sarah's place. We loved the tent and outdoor feeling. Surrounded by a lush garden and the wonderful creek. This place is heaven for relaxing! We hope to come back one day!

    Koen2019-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • Access in and out of Sarah's wonderful place is via an unmade road. Some visitors might prefer to hire a car. We arrived in a taxi and then used tuk,tuks and motorbikes, which are quite bumpy!

    Janie2019-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • We spent some great couple of days at Sarah's place. The location and it's surroundings were beautiful and was a perfect base for our experience of Kilifi. Sarah wasn't there herself when we were there, but she had made sure that we were well taken care of.

    Claes2018-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Love everything about it. The hosts are amazing, location is brilliant. Very relaxing

    Amardip2018-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Staying at Sarah's was one of the highlights of my trip and was like a home from home. Was so nice relaxing in the garden and only a 3 minute walk to the the creek which was stunning for walks and swimming. Staff were so friendly and helpful with local transport straight outside the door. Would highly recommend this place and would definitely stay again if I came back. I also loved the outside shower and compost toilet and fell in love with all the pets on site!

    Jade2017-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Tent


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilifi Plantation, Kilifi, Kenya

    Rates quoted are per person per night. Super King size four poster beds with nets. All rooms en-suite. Air con (included in price) and ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Self catering with staff included. Fabulous views overlooking Kilifi Creek. Stunning Moroccan style property with infinity swimming pool. 1.5 KM to Kilifi town centre. 1 KM to Backpackers/Distant Relatives. Short boat ride across the Creek to Kilifi Boatyard. Car hire and transfers can be arranged.
    Groups of up to 4 people can be accommodated in an exclusive property with private pool. This venue offers tranquil privacy with stunning views over Kilifi Creek.
  • We had the most wonderful month at Sheenaghs home. The view is spectacular and the afternoon breeze and pool are great. Our housekeeper/cook Rachel made everyday even better with her friendly chats and even an impromptu chipati making class. Jonathan, our tuk-tuk driver, was also great... and was always available when we needed him. Highly recommend a stay here, and it was an amazing introduction to Kenya.

    Jenny2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice place with great view on the Creek ! Lydia is very welcoming, an amazing host and especially the best cook! I recommend the place

    Arnaud2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing and cool location. Unique ‘s creek view ! Surrounded by wonderful garden. Infinity pool... Chef Lidia and Rachel house taker give us 5 star service. Delicious food... We are Italian but we are living in Kenia. One of the best accommodation visit in Kenia. Thank again , see you again as soon.

    Fabio2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great hospitality. Quite relaxing place. Lovely food and Rachael and Samsung really cared for is.

    Kieke2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • We greatly appreciate nice and fast communication and advice. The house is on calm place, but also near to the town, and has a beautiful view overlooking the creek and intimate pool. And Rachael is an amazing cook, we loved the dinners here!

    Adéla2018-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to relax

    Victor2018-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    KE, Kenya

    Private pool filled with sea water, sun beds, excellent cook .This house is a treasure in a green casket, under the shade of a big baobab and bamboos, situated in a well maintained tropical garden with coconuts,mangos, cashew nuts, bananas,
    Private pool filled with sea water, sun beds, excellent cook .This house is a treasure in a green casket, under the shade of a big baobab and bamboos, situated in a well maintained tropical garden with coconuts,mangoes, cashew nuts, bananas, trees, Bougainvilleas, frangipanies etc…………….Only a few meters to one of the several sandy cove beaches, surrounded by mangrove forest, the home of all kind of lives, birds ,fishes, crabs ,lobsters ,prawns, oysters…………. At this part the creek widens into a big lake, was the scenery of several movies. This house has been built with natural materials to respect and fit in the environment, with no disturbance to the wildlife. Rain water collection and solar power. This is the right place for nature lovers and bird watching. The solar and rain water collection system produces enough energy to cover its own demand. No AC,only fans 'Less luxury more ecology'
    Best place for relaxing, swimming,sun bathing, bird watching, discover African villages.A few hours drive from Tsavo East and West.Excursions ans safaris can be organized on site.
  • Garden House / Sunset Villas was a wonderful place to stay. We were very well looked after by Muramba and Saidi and the house had everything we needed. The host was excellent in communicating at short notice. Kilifi is our favourite spot on the coast (along with Lamu) and if we could we would come back time and time again, and ideally stay at this spot too. Many thanks

    Edmund2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Totally stunning location. Beautiful villa, fabulous with furnishing and art work. The rooms were huge with perfect mosquito nets and overhead fans that kept the air moving - didn't need the air-con ! The salt water pool was beautifully kept and the water was lovely and soft - perfect for a cool down ! it was lit at night so swimming was possible under the heavenly starry Kilifi skies ! Murumba, the manager and cook was such a lovely person and 'wow' what an amazing cook. He provided a first class service and took me shopping to all the best stalls to buy veg, fruit, fish and meat for the week- it was a privilege to be guided by him ! Also on his day off he took me to his village and showed me around the local school which they have created in the community. It was truly inspirational. Thank you for our perfect holiday.

    Amanda2019-06-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a truly wonderful time at Tropical Garden House. The home itself is beautiful, well equipped, and ideal for a relaxing getaway. Saidi, Mramba, and other staff were helpful and accomodating at every turn, preparing delicious meals and seeing to our needs. And the pool was great too! Couldn't have asked for more really. Highly recommended.

    Don2017-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • A very beautiful house with a small swimming pool ideal to chill, read and relax. Household staff was very helpful, nice, reliable and can organise anything that may be required, from fresh seafood to taxis or other transportation to Kilifi (which is ten minutes away from the house). The villa is spacious, has a large veranda with sofas and a huge garden. A few steps down the hill is a small beach. For anyone looking for a place to relax some days this is the perfect location!

    Alexis2017-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya

    Set in stunning tropical gardens and less than a 5 minute walk from Wilson's beach, Mouse House is the ideal family holiday home. It can sleep up to 13 people and is walking distance along the beach to 3º South Water Sports and Sailing School.
    The property has a main house which has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and can sleep up to 6 adults and 1 child. There is also an annex which has 2 air conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and can sleep 4 adults and 2 children. There is an option to rent the main house only. The whole property is let on a self catering basis and comes fully staffed with a cook.
    The Mnarani Club Hotel and 3º South water sports and sailing school is within walking distance from Mouse House. They offer all manner of of water sports from wind surfing to scuba diving.
  • My family and I were lucky enough to stay at this wonderful place and wish we could have stayed longer. The house was beautiful and comfortable. We had our own swimming pool to help cool down from the intense February heat. Joseph the caretaker made sure everything was as comfortable as possible. Rashid the grounds keeper kept the pool and property beautifully maintained. Michael the cook made amazing delicious meals for us. This was far better than any hotel or resort I ever stayed at and we will be returning for a longer stay in a few years with all our children. Thank you Jess, Joseph, Michael, and Rashid. You helped us have an amazing vacation.

    Troy2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place for family or large group holiday!

    Jessica2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • If I could rate it 6 stars overall, I would!

    Tristan2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place!

    Tristan2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Jess’s place is an amazing oasis. The staff was amazing, super nice and on top of every detail. Michael was a great cook. The house was very comfortable for our group of 2 families and 3 kids. Every bedroom has its own bathroom. They have plenty of toys. The house is a 3-4 minutes walk to a beautiful beach. The pool has sun and shadow for everyone’s taste. The BBQ near the pool is extra nice and the staff helped us buy fish and prawns to grill. Jess provided tons of local tips and contacts. Everything was easy and fast. We loved Kilifi and the Mouse house. Thank you everyone! We hope to be back soon!

    Maria2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • The house is set in a great location. We had an amazing stay, the staff were amazing and very friendly, we enjoyed the delicious meals and the beautiful compound with well kept garden and the kids never left the pool. The house is good value and was well kept. Jess was a great host, supporting in transfers and provided great tips for Kilifi. I would definitely recommend it and the family fell in love with it!

    Yusuf2019-12-19T00:00:00Z
  • Jess is very communicative and genuinely interested in making sure her guests have a great time. Her place is spacious and the house is stylishly designed and furnished. Just a few metres from the Indian ocean, we loved the easy access to the beach and to Mnarani club. Mike, the chef, regaled our palate with sumptuous sea food and the whole team at the house were polite and very friendly, wanting the best for their guests. We shall be back!

    Ann2019-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • Mouse House is an absolute gem! Jess, the host is very kind and accommodating, quick to clarify and answer questions you may have. The House is stunning! Great bedrooms, open airy bathrooms, a lot of lounging space and a lovely pool! I came over with 12 of my girlfriends and we had such an amazing weekend! Joseph and the team at Mouse House will be at hand to help make your stay comfortable. Absolutely recommend Mouse House and we'll be back soon!

    Pat2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    13


    Bedrooms

    5

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    This is a special house with creek frontage and has a narrow path creeping through indigenous forest to the hidden sandy beach below. It is private and comfortable and has easy access to lots of unusual activities. Off the tourist routes!
    This is on private property with good security. The view is a big plus and it is close to Kilifi town and walking distance to Kilifi's most social restaurant. It has access to its own private beach which is good for swimming and enjoying the sunshine. The house is rented as a downstairs apartment. This apartment has one bedroom and bathroom.. Extra beds can be set up in the inside verandahs. It is simple with open space with a kitchen and dining for self catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a cleaner to help but no cook. A cook can be arranged at extra cost. Price bed only no food provided.
    Off the tourist route. Natural beauty of Kilifi creek. Chance to walk everywhere and explore.
  • A lovely space, a great view and genuine host. Very comfortable and peaceful place. Highly recommend!

    Nigel2019-06-18T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect I will visit there again

    Tengfei2019-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • This place is jus amazing! Trinnie definitely deserves her SuperHost Status! Make sure you try it out when next in Kilifi!

    Ali2019-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Solid wood and earth design, elegant style; facing the lake and mountains, ecological and natural; the owner and Amina are warm and hospitable. Hey, I don't, the long-tailed monkey ran to the kitchen to steal, and I can't put anything to eat again next time.

    Tengfei2019-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Picturesque house with plenty of space and openness. Amina is also very helpful and pleasant. Be sure to carry some insect repellant and bug spray as well as your own source of internet/Wi-Fi The host is perfect, thanks Trinnie

    T.2018-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Such a lovely spot in Kilifi! Lovely Amina took great care of the home and I. I wish I could’ve stayed longer as I felt at home very quickly:) Trinnie was very attentiv and quick to respond any messages. I would recommend to anyone who wants a lovely relaxing home and anyone who doesn’t mind too much about insects. The house is very open so the insects like to enter after sunset.

    Elsa2018-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Such a wonderful hidden gem this place. Highly recommended!

    Shane2018-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Peace, tranquility, and solitude. After 2 weeks here it really feels like home and I'm looking forward to coming back soon. Fxxx

    Fawzia2018-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya

    A 2 bedroom fully furnished apartment, on self catering and all ensuit. The house is situated about 3km from Pwani University along Mombasa Malindi Highway and about 200m from the highway. It is about 1.3km to the beach. The kitchen is spacious and fully functional with basic equipment for self catering. It has a front and back balcony to rest and unwind.
    The house shares a compound with another house. It is very serene for those who like quite and less crowded places. The nature is awesome, trees, birds, lovely flower shrubs, to relax the eyes and ears.... Next door, about 2mins away there is a pool to go deep and enjoy, at an extra cost.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    The accommodation is fitted with a TV. Free WiFi is available . Free private parking is also available at this apartment. Towels are provided.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    Distant Relatives is an eccentric ecolodge and backpacking haven in coastal Kenya’s hidden gem, Kilifi. Good vibes, easy living and budget-friendly accommodation for all. This listing is for travelers who want some peace and quiet. Book one of our private rooms and have access to a roomy, serene space featuring a full bed and en suite shower.
    Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers is nestled between the peaceful Giriama village of Fumbini and the emerald waters of Kilifi Lagoon. At Distant Relatives, our philosophy has always been to make sure everyone feels welcome - we’re all “distant relatives”! At a time of climate emergency and growing social divide across the world, Distant Relatives aims to bring a message of optimism and inspiration to visitors from all walks of life. Built as an experimental model of environmentally and socially conscious living, Distant Relatives welcomes a diverse group of locals and travellers who share a common love of the world which surrounds them and a desire to live in harmony with our environment. Adventurers from around the world gather here to share stories, mingle with the local community, and enjoy some of Kenya's most breathtaking oceanscapes. Just 60km drive away from the bustling streets of Mombasa and the tourist center of Malindi, Kilifi offers a refreshing taste of pristine untouched coastline. Start your mornings with the smell of freshly brewed Kenyan coffee, sunrise yoga and a dip in the pool. Fill your days sunbathing on Bofa beach, reef snorkeling in crystal clear waters, exploring nearby ruins or playing Beach Volleyball at sunset. Dream without falling asleep--at night enjoy a moonlit dhow sail, beach bonfires, live music and a starry bioluminescent sea. As a travelers haven, Distant Relatives offers a pocket-friendly alternative to other coastal accommodations. Choose from camping under the stars, airy dormitories, safari tents, private rooms and spacious en suite Bandas with their own private gardens and courtyards. Our philosophy has always been to work around nature, rather than making nature work around us. All of our accommodations intertwine with the surrounding environment, connect us with the natural world and minimize our footprint wherever possible. KARIBU SANA!
    We live in a very peaceful neighborhood and value our relationships with our neighbors. We have many activities aiming at developing positive connections between guests and the local community. It is safe to walk around at all hours.
  • had a nice time

    Benjamin2018-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks for everything!

    Emanuel2018-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • What an incredible place to stay during your time in Kilifi. Prepare to meet some of the coolest people from all over the world in the most beautiful outdoor setting.

    Deborah2018-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • The funniest place in Kenya! And the staff is so lovely! We come back sure!!

    Majo2017-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya

    Distant Relatives is an eccentric ecolodge and backpacking haven in coastal Kenya’s hidden gem, Kilifi. Good vibes, easy living and budget-friendly accommodation for all. This listing is for budget travelers and backpackers! Sleep in one of our spacious dormitories featuring full sized beds, access to our bamboo showers and eco-friendly bathrooms.
    Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers is nestled between the peaceful Giriama village of Fumbini and the emerald waters of Kilifi Lagoon. At Distant Relatives, our philosophy has always been to make sure everyone feels welcome - we’re all “distant relatives”! At a time of climate emergency and growing social divide across the world, Distant Relatives aims to bring a message of optimism and inspiration to visitors from all walks of life. Built as an experimental model of environmentally and socially conscious living, Distant Relatives welcomes a diverse group of locals and travellers who share a common love of the world which surrounds them and a desire to live in harmony with our environment. Adventurers from around the world gather here to share stories, mingle with the local community, and enjoy some of Kenya's most breathtaking oceanscapes. Just 60km drive away from the bustling streets of Mombasa and the tourist center of Malindi, Kilifi offers a refreshing taste of pristine untouched coastline. Start your mornings with the smell of freshly brewed Kenyan coffee, sunrise yoga and a dip in the pool. Fill your days sunbathing on Bofa beach, reef snorkeling in crystal clear waters, exploring nearby ruins or playing Beach Volleyball at sunset. Dream without falling asleep--at night enjoy a moonlit dhow sail, beach bonfires, live music and a starry bioluminescent sea. As a travelers haven, Distant Relatives offers a pocket-friendly alternative to other coastal accommodations. Choose from camping under the stars, airy dormitories, safari tents, private rooms and spacious en suite Bandas with their own private gardens and courtyards. Our philosophy has always been to work around nature, rather than making nature work around us. All of our accommodations intertwine with the surrounding environment, connect us with the natural world and minimize our footprint wherever possible. KARIBU SANA!
    We live in a very peaceful neighborhood and value our relationships with our neighbors. We have many activities aiming at developing positive connections between guests and the local community. It is safe to walk around at all hours.
  • Great place with great people. I highly recommend

    Patricia2018-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • I had an amazing stay at Distant relatives! I really loved their eco lodge and interaction with other guests, personel and locals. Their is a very nice vibe. I want to come back!

    Delia2018-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay at distant relatives. Really cool spot. Highly recommend!

    Evie2018-04-29T00:00:00Z
  • A truly eco lodge with nice walk 2 secluded sandy beach with all eco-responsible amenities (compost toilet, outdoor shower in bamboo forest...), spacious self catering kitchen can get bit crowded, but on site restaurant provide delicious meals as well

    Juraj2018-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Heavenly place, friendly and dynamic staff, full of activities; I would definitely stay here again!

    Marie-Christine2017-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Distant Relatives was fantastic! The staff was so friendly and the facility was truly beautiful. In addition, the composting toilets and the programs that the facility runs for local folks is really cool and far surpassed any ecolodge my friends or I had seen in South America. The food was also such a tasty and affordable treat! I love that they have a local Kenyan specialty beer (Sierra) and it's cold and fantastic after a hectic matatu ride! I loved the super friendly dogs who helped us find a hedgehog in the garden at night. The Baobab tree the glows at night is magical and really, I can't say enough how peaceful and wonderful our stay was. This is one of the best ways to be a traveler and enjoy creature comforts while not draining the people and resources surrounding the area. Many thanks to Distant Relatives. Job well done.

    Christy2016-06-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya

    Spectacular views on Kilifi Creek (Indian Ocean) from a recently build luxury villa. Relax at the private pool, go birdwatching at the beach and mangroves, sip a cocktail at the beach bar or go snorkeling...your can't fail to relax!
  • Absolutely beautiful as always. Complete tranquility. Thank you Jean.

    Aash2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Enjoyed our stay, beautiful view. Relaxing.

    Isaac2019-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • Heaven on Earth. Pictures arent good enough. Just so beautiful and peaceful

    Aash2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great house, tastefully furnished with a beautiful view of the creek. We had a wonderful time at JP’s house, especially in the pool and at the beach bar where we spent most of our days. Try and shop before hand as it’s about a15-20 minute drive from town, which was great for us as we were looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Transport to and from town is very easy using the local taxi company. The staff are very friendly and helpful they made our stay even better. We will definitely be back.

    Eva2019-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great house, great location, great staff , overall great experience

    Koc2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great house, perfect for a family. A bit outside Kilifi but easy to get driver's to pick and drop. Will be back!

    Martin2017-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • The house was modern, quiet and had a beautiful view of Kilifi Creek. Communication was very easy and everyone was incredibly helpful in organizing our stay including transportation, etc. We had a wonderful time and would absolutely recommend staying here.

    Sarah2016-03-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya

    Enjoy the delights of this secluded spot in a newly built house on a 1 acre plot in this quiet area of Kilifi. Relax by a beautiful new pool in the cool breeze from the nearby Indian Ocean. All the kitchen facilities are new with bathroom, shower, 1 bedroom and outside veranda. 10 minutes walk from Bofa beach which is rated as among Kenya's finest. 5 minutes drive in by car or tuk-tuk to the local supermarket and the bustling town of KIlifi. 24 hour security included. A true gem.
    Cleaning and cooking service available A long term rent can be negotiated at a reduced price
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    Beautiful location right on the ocean. Quiet, serene, spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, large expansive deck, amazing unobstructed ocean view. 2 stunning look out points. Not safe for young children. Great for a couples getaway! However can fit 4 adults or one family of 4 comfortably. Includes daily staff. ASK ABOUT OUR LONG TERM LET OFFER TOO!
    Possible use of shared tennis court
  • You will not find a cottage with a better view (I think)! 180 degrees of Indian Ocean and a lovely well kept garden. Amazing ! Spacious and clean cottage in two floors. Staff as well as host was very helpful, kind and easy to communicate with. Allowed me to come by and see the place before I rented which was great as we all know pictures don’t always represent the place well. In this case it was better than the pictures. Would love to come back!

    Regina M2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay in Kilifi, the cottage is just beautiful and abolutely peaceful. Thinking to come back for another nice retreat!

    Mirko2016-07-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Malindi, Kilifi, Kenya

    Self catering floating house.
    The floating house is a house on water. We are situated in the Kilifi Creek and surrounded by other yachts, boats and marine life.
  • I have been to Kilifi many times and this is by far the most special place I ever stayed. You really feel like you are on a boat but still have all the luxury of an actual house. My friends and me absolutely loved it. Can't wait to come back.

    Arjun2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Any Time again

    Olaf2019-12-06T00:00:00Z
  • A very unique Air BnB with a wonderful host! The floating house is amazing and should be on every travelers list of places to stay on the Kenyan coast.

    Matthew2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place

    Mustafa2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • We were 6 people (friends) and had a great stay on the floating house. Estelle was very welcoming us and assisted us all the time when it was needed. Also the staff around the boat yard was very friendly and kind.

    Lara2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • There’s many ways to experience Kilifi—none of them beats the Kilifi Creek, and at the Creek, this boathouse is at the heart of it all. Peaceful, enchanting, convenient and special. Living on the water is something else, and it helps to be in a well maintained and serviced boat house with all the needed special touches and character.

    Mutisya2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • This was a beautiful space, both inside and out. It feels like a house, rather than a boat, with high ceilings and windows all around. It felt more spacious than many city apartments. The upstairs deck in particular is a wonderful place to relax, with views of the creek, the boats, and the sea in the distance. The boat is surrounded by tropical fish and you can swim straight off the side of the boat: the water is remarkably clean and there isn't much boat traffic on the creek. The hospitality of Estelle and everyone else at the Boatyard was fantastic: you really won’t want to go anywhere else since the food and company are so good. It was lovely and laid back. Communication was very easy throughout. We can’t wait to come back!

    Elizabeth2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • The floating house gave us a great experience. The kids had a great time.

    Christian2019-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Boat


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Kilifi, Coast, Kenya

    A humble traditional makuti(palm leaves) thatched house with two private rooms both ensuite and private bathrooms. The house is 5 minutes walk to the amazing Bofa beach and 15minutes walk to Kilifi town. There are two pets in the compound. One dog and one cat. There a chilling area outside(gazebo) and a hammock.There's are restaurants nearby.The supermarket and grocery stores are in town.
    A humble traditional and amazing experience in this traditional home !Kilifornia is magical!
  • Grace was a very lovely host and she was helping out us in many things, suggesting places to go and helping with transport and such. We also had very nice conversations with her! The place was very nice too and the location was perfect because we wanted to be close to the sea.

    Aino2018-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • It's great when you're a last minute traveller to receive a quick reply! Grace is a very lovely person and flexible with our plans, and didn't mind when we had an extra person who decided to join us at the last minute. It's a basic house and not too far from the beach or town. Thank you for having us (-:

    Naomi2018-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • My stay with Grace was great. Grace is a very welcoming person easy to get along with. She took good care of me, show me around and we spend an amazing New Year Eve together. She as a beautiful traditional house very well located. I do recommend it!

    Laurence2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice welcome and understanding from the young woman living in this traditional house.

    Mathieu2017-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    Beach house has a big secured parking area of more than 10 cars exclusively along bofa beach and near kilifi town whereas you can easily catch up with local intertainment joints. If you like sea food get fishermen with fresh fish from the ocean and make your superb meal of the day
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    4

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    Tranquil guest cottage, 10 minute walk from the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean. Relax by the pool on an extensive private plot in a secure location. Fabulous for fishing, deep sea diving, snorkelling, sailing and all water sports. We offer fresh local fruit, toast and coffee for breakfast. We also have two Jack Russells, chickens and ducks. The cottage is in our private grounds and we have a strict no guests allowed policy. This is for security reasons. We ask that you respect this.
    A lovely 2 bedroom guesthouse with ensuite and cooking facilities. Guests also have exclusive access to outdoor pool as well as extensive gardens and a patio area on which to enjoy a few sundowners!
    Transport around Kilifi You can order a Tuktuk to take you around Kilifi. Phone 0710 117213 or 0712 509117. PLACES TO GO IN KILIFI Beaches Bofa Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kilifi and is walking distance from our house (approximately 10 minutes). Turn right out of the gate, walk down to the tarmac road, cross the road and go straight down to the beach. Kilifi Bay Hotel is on Bofa Beach and you can buy a drink on the pier bar there. Mnarani hotel and spa is across the bridge on the Mombasa side. It takes 10 minutes in a Tuktuk. There is an infinity pool, restaurant and all water sports available from there at a cost of ? You can buy a day pass. Restaurants We would highly recommend the following:- Nautilus Fine dining in a beautiful setting on a pier overlooking the creek. A variety of South African, Chilean, Italian and Australian wines are available. Price for two with wine is approximately Ksh 12,000. Booking is essential. Telephone: 0725 721490. Member’s Club Beautiful view of the creek. Pizza and many local dishes (such as goat curry and samosas). Wines and beers also available. 5 minutes by Tuktuk. Price for two is approximately Ksh 5,000. Child friendly. Telephone: Makuti Villas Italian restaurant. Pizzas and pasta dishes available and take away. Price is approximately Ksh 5,000 for two. Wines and beers available. Child friendly. Telephone: The Food Movement Unique eco-friendly restaurant on Plantation. No wine or beers. Approx Ksh 5,000 for two. Only open for lunch. Approximately 20 to 30 minutes in a Tuktuk. Telephone: Warren 0715 924323. Backpackers Backpackers is an eco-lodge in Fumbini. On Friday nights they have a pizza night and play live music. Wine and beer is available at the bar and there is a swimming pool. It is a friendly place to meet young travellers from around the world. Approx KSh 5,000 for two. Children are welcome. Mandarini Restaurant on the creek. Fine dining – lunchtime only. Approximately 30/45 minutes in a Tuktuk. Beach is child friendly. Approx Ksh 15,000 for two with wine and beer. Telephone: Hugo 0717 444128. Things to See in Kilifi Tiptip Market in Kilifi. You can buy a wide variety of fresh local fruit and vegetables here. It is a typical African market. Wild Living Shop – a variety of locally made high-end leather goods, lights, oils, ornaments and clothes. Banks All major banks are in the main streets of Kilifi and have ATM machines. OTHER If you want information on going to Malindi, Waitamu or on Safari, we can recommend places to visit. Please just ask.
  • Lovely, cute little cottage, very welcoming hosts. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much

    Benjamin2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice bungalow on a beautifully landscapped property in a peaceful part of Kilifi. Great hospitality and relaxing environment.

    Ivan2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful long weekend at Richards place. We enjoyed the pool, the beautiful garden, the cute dogs and the proximity to the very nice beach a lot. The place is simple but has everything one may need. The shower is currently not working but I understand that will be fixed. Richard and Jo were very nice to us and very helpful. Also very organized with a great laminated sheet summarizing everything we needed to know.

    Rebekka2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • Jo and Richard’s place is welcoming, with everything you could need for a peaceful coast getaway. The pool is beautiful, the beds comfortable, the simple breakfast very delicious! We would recommend this place and would love to visit again. Thankyou!

    Tassia2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage was a delight and my family and I had a great time there. The pool is right by the cottage which meant lots of swimming for my kids. Richard and Jo were wonderful hosts!

    Liz2019-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • It was a lovely place to stay. Richard was super kind host.

    Macarena2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at Richard's. The place is great value for money, private and comes with a lovely pool which is very welcome on the hot days and nights! It's a short walk to the beautiful Bofa beach from the apartment, down a beautiful tree lined road.

    Ed2019-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Hello to all readers; Bottom line it come’s down to: you will not find a more beautifull, authentic place were hospitality is not ‘extra’ but included. It’s like your own peace of heaven with a private pool... And next to the accomodation it’s also the lovely couple who runs it that’s a big big plus!! The pictures on this site do give a nice impression but in real, you are gonna be amazed! Believe it or not, i traveled all over the world and i think i have seen enough to judge; don’t hesitate about this place! Big regards and thanks, Eric & Rose

    Eric2018-12-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya

    The house is located in a typical Kenyan village among the Giriama sub “tribe” of the coastal people of Kenya. It is made from local available materials, from mud, white wash walls to palm tree roofing thatches, which makes it cool even during souring temperatures. The decor is unique, natural and original. All beds and couches are purely made from wood readily available from the community. All rooms have a bulb each and plug in socket to charge your equipment.
    A home, culture, beauty, natural, connectivity, unique, special, creative, original! It’s a place to be taken, rented by all people, be it single, couple or family or group of people and before you know it, you are all connected in soul.
    The house is located within a traditional giriama set up village. Giriama, is a sub tribe among people living along the coastal region. When, around you will be able to learn their traditional culture as you interact with the local community.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Earth house


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Kilifi, Kenya

    Hey all. You're welcome to this humble beautiful place and enjoy.
    A few minutes and you're at the amazing bofa beach from my home.
    My place is surrounded by almost all basic necessities you might need, in fact, all walking distance e.g supermarket, market, shops, and restaurants
  • It was a pleasure staying at Grace’s place. The location is convenient and a 50 KSH ride to town center. The place is simple and clean. Grace is very kind and thoughtful and is singlehandedly running the house.

    Iman2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    a well lit one bedroom apartment located very near the city center. a few minutes from the market, banks, supermarket and the beach. suitable for couples without kids(unless they can share the bed) and single travelers.
  • I had a great stay in Kilifi in Tina's apartment. Everything was well organised for my arrival. The location of the place is great with easy access by motorbike to other areas of town.

    Szilvi2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Kristina is an extremely welcoming and accommodating host. She facilitated an extremely early 5AM check-in and was generally went out of her way to make my stay comfortable and enjoyable. The place is lovely and conveniently located close to town.

    Daniel2019-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is clean and in good shape with a very lovely and friendly host ready to answer any questions or assist with any problems you might encounter. I highly recommend Kristina as a host.

    Shanice2019-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great host and extremely good value for money. Thank you for a pleasant stay Kristina.

    Shaun2018-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place. The ambiance was superb..Would actually recommend this place to anyone coming to stay in Kilifi or surrounding environment

    Mitch2018-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Had an awesome stay and quite enjoyable

    Si2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, easily accessible and secure. Quiet, cool and serene. Had an amazing stay.

    Si2018-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Kristina is a warmhearted host and quite understanding. She will always be there whenever you need her help. With her extroverted nature, be sure not to be bored while with her.

    Ferdinand2018-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    One private bathroom, fully stocked kitchen with gas, kettle, pots, pands and everything youd need, plus a chill out/common area leading to a beautiful balcony with a sunset to die for!
    The beach, restaurants, the main road, 3 mins ride from town!
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilifi, Coast, Kenya

    The spacious bed-sitter is located in a serene environment 5 minutes drive from Kilifi town. The apartment is close to the beach (about 10 minutes walk) therefore offering the guest an opportunity to have beach walks at their time of convenience. The room is suitable for couples & single travelers as it holds one (6*6 size) bed. Couples wishing to tag along their kids on the trip have the option to share the bed with the kids or use the couch/request for a floor mattress. Parking is available.
    The area is child friendly with a laundry area in case guests want to do their laundry. There are available cleaning services from within the neighborhood upon request at an extra fee.
    The neighborhood is warm and welcoming and a few minutes walk from the beach. Its relatively silent as it is away from the hustle & buzz of the town.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

    The accommodation is fitted with a TV. Free WiFi is available . Free private parking is also available at this apartment. Towels are provided.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya

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