House on Tiwi Beach, Near Diani, Kenya

Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views

Stunning Swahili Style Villa With Pool And Steps To Lovely Secluded Beach

Sleeps 9 (4 bedrooms)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £1200 - £3000WEEKLY
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    • Property type:House
    • Sleeps:9 (4 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:4
    • Pool
    • Internet access


    Property description

    Tiwi House is tucked into a gentle curve of the beach at the north end of Tiwi beach. The property consists of a fully furnished and equipped four-bedroom house, with a swimming pool between verandah and beach. The house has an amazing ocean landscape. We have our own private steps down coral cliffs to a quiet beach. Tiwi House sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms that have their own individual bathrooms with ceiling fans, some air conditioning and a full staff. Holiday letting is all the year round including Easter, Christmas and the New Year. Relax, swim in sea or pool, sunbathe, go sightseeing and shopping in Diani; snorkelling, diving, bird-watching, sailing, water sports and deep sea fishing are all available; a 40 minute drive takes you to the Shimba Hills Game Park and lodge; an hour and a half to Shimoni and the Maritime Park.

    Accommodation description

    Bedroom 1 with double bed.
    Bedroom 2 with double bed.
    Bedroom 3 with double bed.
    Bedroom 4 with three single beds.

    Bedroom 1 has bathroom with shower, single basin, bath, lavatory and bidet.
    Bedroom 2 has bathroom with shower, twin basins, lavatory and bidet.
    Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a bathroom with shower, twin basins, lavatory and bidet.

    The kitchen has a combined electric/gas cooker with six hobs, oven, complete with spit and grill. There is a full set of equipment including large refrigerator/ freezer and combination oven microwave.

    Utility Room:
    There is a utility area with washing machine and a second, smaller refrigerator.

    Living Rooms:
    Enormous ground floor living room with fine view of the Indian Ocean. Giant white 'lion's paw' comfortable wood sofas. Two other living/dining areas on the verandah overlooking the pool furnished with dining table, large coffee table, chairs and day beds.

    Between the two sets of bedrooms on the first floor is a vast timber floored area suitable for relaxing or simply gazing out over the sea!

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Property is cleaned every day, towels and linen are provided and changed when required - all laundry is hand or machine washed, as required, and dried on the line. Beach towels are not provided.

    Barbecue, Private Pool.

    Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.

    Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, Telephone.

    Location Type:
    Beach, Rural.

    The house is not equipped for disabled use but wheelchair users will find the ground floor accommodation very accessible with only a few shallow steps to negotiate.

    You approach the house down a bush track followed by an avenue of palms and ancient frangipani trees with their white blossoms overhead. Neem trees shade the steps leading down the coral gardened cliff to the sandy beach; there is heavenly swimming at most tide heights and at low tide one can walk either up the reef to the Sand Island and beyond or south to the Tiwi river that separates Tiwi beach from Diani beach. Over the river can be seen and visited the atmospheric Kongo Mosque which was built between the 14th and 15th centuries and, having been recently restored is used for worship. The gardens are being developed and being well maintained by Mbwana and Mfaki. The grass is kept short and there are many exotic flowering trees and shrubs. There might be our own coconuts or citrus fruit for you to enjoy. There is a breakfast terrace outside the house and very large outdoors table beside the swimming pool.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Not ideal for toddlers unless supervised, it is very open and the pool is almost integral with the house which is architect designed and designer furnished. Ideally suited to extended families and two or three families that like to holiday together.



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    4 April 2015 - 1 July 2015 £ 200.00 3
    4 April 2015 - 1 July 2015 £ 1200.00 7
    2 July 2015 - 5 September 2015 £ 300.00 3
    2 July 2015 - 5 September 2015 £ 1800.00 7
    6 September 2015 - 19 December 2015 £ 200.00 3
    6 September 2015 - 19 December 2015 £ 1200.00 7
    20 December 2015 - 9 January 2016 £ 500.00 3
    20 December 2015 - 9 January 2016 £ 3000.00 7
    10 January 2016 - 30 March 2016 £ 300.00 3
    10 January 2016 - 30 March 2016 £ 1800.00 7

    Changeover day
    This is flexible and dates should be discussed with the owner.

    Booking notes
    All bookings should be made with the owner. To confirm the rental dates a 50% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking with the balance due 6 weeks before the holiday. In the event of cancellation less than 8 weeks beforehand, the whole amount will be due. We do not provide any form of travel insurance and recommend that you take out your own travel insurance. We can assist you with any bookings - local transfers, safaris, excursions, transport etc. Please contact Owner for payment methods.


    House on Tiwi Beach, Near Diani, Kenya

    About the area

    The beach is on your doorstep under one minute away down stone steps cut into the coral cliff. The sand is beautifully white; the sea recedes over the reef at low tide and swimming is gentle.

    There is a good 18 hole golf course at Diani, half an hour's drive distant.

    Not Applicable.

    Special Interest Holidays
    None presently.

    How to get there
    Mombasa's Moi International Airport is one and a half hour's drive away across the Likoni ferry. The Ukunda airstrip for local flights and private charters is a 30 minutes drive. Car hire is not essential but recommended.

    A ten minute drive takes you to Tiwi village for very local small shops and stalls. Diani, a popular European tourist destination is 12 kilometres (25 minutes) drive away to the south. There you will find banks, restaurants, supermarkets, boutiques, bars, discos, casinos, car rental, hospitals, dentists and any number of roadside stalls.

    Further Details
    Shimba Hills Game Park and Lodge is 45 minutes drive up into some slightly cooler and less humid hills. The Shimoni/Kisite Marine Park is one and a half hours away to the south. A huge variety of safaris to all the game parks can be arranged at the Diani Safari agents. Almost all will start by collecting you from your door.

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    Guest comments

    March 2010
    We had the most wonderful week in this truly beautiful house on Tiwi Beach. Thank you so much for letting us experience your paradise spot.

    March - April 2010
    Wow - Thank you so much - we have loved every minute of being in your beautiful Tiwi House - it is such a fantastic spot and Joseph and Salim and all the others have looked after us brilliantly; we are all so sad to have to go home and hope we can come back one day!

    January - February 2011
    Perfection - in every way. We will remember Tiwi House, its gentle staff - the life enhancing view from the terrace.

    February 2011
    What an extraordinary stay, in a magical place. To arrive here is in a way to have arrived. We lack for nothing, the soothing pacific waves breaking on the reef, long deep sleeps gave a totally relaxing and refreshing experience. I am recharged!

    About the Owner

    We live in England but spend a great deal of our time in Kenya, where we have made friends and enjoy the country. We love Tiwi for the private nature of its beach; the Kisite Marine Park boasts some of the best snorkelling and fun scuba diving there is. Nearby Diani has some very good restaurants. There really is something for everyone here. The area is easily accessible with Ukunda airport less than 35 minutes drive away and 90 minutes to Moi International at Mombasa. The property is absolute barefoot luxury!

    Year property purchased: 2008

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