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Houses with Private Pools, Fabulous Beach and Stunning Sea Views - Takaungu House (Sleeps 8)

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type house



Takaungu House (Sleeps 8)

Takaungu House is a double story building, built in Arabic style.

The ground floor has bedroom, large sitting/dining room with kitchen and stores at the back surrounded by big cool verandas.

The first floor has two double ensuite bedrooms and verandas.

Second floor (rooftop) is an open plan massive double bedroom suite, with an open plan bathroom. there is an additional bed in the veranda area. Views are stunning.

The annex is a private cottage and has one double bed, and two twins (open plan), great for family with children. Shared bathroom, own verandah.

The small swimming pool is set close to a fraginpani tree, and is great for mini laps and wonderful for children and always warm!

All rooms have fans. There is no air conditioning but a prevailing gentle sea breeze will have you drifting off happily to sleep. Freezers, fridges and a well equipped kitchen, plus a bevy of fantastic staff to take care of you are provided.

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About the property


Takaungu House is set on private land with stunning sea views from the propertie, far away from noisy hotels and beach boys. The beach is virtually private with the only traffic being a few fishermen at dawn. Fresh fish is bought up to the house daily at your request and prepared by excellent staff. Water sports activities can be found at Kilifi, the nearest town a 20 minute drive away. Takaungu Houses are for those looking for a real holiday, far away from the madding crowds, where your soul can really hang out, where the freshly prepared food will nourish your soul and where your children will happily play for hours in the rock pools and waves. Takaungu is a self catering property, has electricity, freezers and fridges and the wonderful staff will prepare mouthwatering meals. You have not lived until you have tried Taku's lemon cake or Bakari's fish and chips. You will be taken back to the time when the coast was untouched and free of commerce. A smidge of heaven.

Philip Mason
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Swahili
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2017

About Philip Mason


Why Philip Mason chose Kenya Coast

Home away from home

What makes this house unique

Ultimate 'home by the sea"

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have not lived unless you have tasted Bakari's lemon cake

I came, I saw, I died and went to heaven. But I was already there! Takaungu really is heaven on earth...

We arrived on our last legs and left feeling as though we could fly ... Taku heals the soul and has ripped our children away from technology to a real world of electric blue skies, heavenly rock pools and discovering what lies beneath the sand. Thank you.

Ooh la la. Bakaris fish dishes have me waddling home. Not to mention his fudge and cakes, all delivered with a massive smile. Wish I was taking him home too! But not all is lost, all worked off every morning in a stunning sea without a soul on the beach! Yes, Taku can (and has) rebuilt me!
Jul 2011
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Booking Notes:
To book either house please e mail stating Dates and no of people (adults and children). 70% deposit to secure booking (non refundable if cancellation is received within two weeks of entry date). Balance due four days prior to entry date.

Changeover Day:
Please arrive any time after 11.00 (flexible, confirm with us before you go down). Check out no later than 10.00 please.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • water skiing
Outside: Takaungu Houses are set on 10 acres of land, and afford each other total privacy. You will never know if the other house has tenants in it or not (if you are not renting both properties). Its a wonderful location for big family or friend events, including weddings (of which we have now had four!) and is just as suitable for relaxed holidays. Both houses have their own little swimming pools (roughly 20 ft long x 10 ft wide) and are always warm. Not heated by electricity, simply by the sun. Takaungu Private House has a little breakfast courtyard at the corner of the house, where long leisurely breakfasts (or lunches, or dinners!) have been imbibed in, looking out over the pools to the sea beyond. Takaungu House equally offers a myriad of eating areas in the shaded gardens and whether you choose to eat by the pool or down on the beach, or even the Secret Garden (by the sea), it can all be arranged. The Secret Garden has hosted four weddings and many moonlit suppers. Heaven.




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