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Beach Front House, Msambweni, Kenya South Coast

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beach House south coast Kenya - within 30 m of sea - Ideal Family Holiday Home

A rare combination of attractions is found along the 2km near-empty sandy beach, lapped by the warm Indian Ocean. Relax on the balcony of Chale Reefs, eating freshly-roasted coconut strips, or home-made cake, while watching the gentle waves. Chale Reefs is a comfortable, fully-staffed, family house situated on a vast white sandy beach in the far south of Kenya. Spend your days swimming in the sea or the newly installed pool (Oct 2014), snorkelling, fishing, playing tennis, reading from the well-stocked shelves, bird watching and, if you are lucky, watching newly hatched turtles make their first dangerous journey down to the sea. Visit the colourful market in Msambweni, the traditional village down the beach and wonder at the shellfish, barracuda, snapper delivered to the door on a daily basis by local fishermen. Chale Reefs is a stunning setting for a memorable holiday which can be as active or as relaxing as you want.

More Details

Judy Lindgren
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, swahili
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Judy Lindgren

When the owner retired from an international company in 1986, after 20 years of living in Kenya, the family wanted to retain a connection with this wonderful country and its people. By chance they came upon Msambweni and were at once taken by its relative remoteness and lack of tourist development. The beach was very uncrowded then and remains so now. The whole family was excited by the idea of building a house on the beach and the house was completed in 1988. Chase Reefs is regularly visited by the family, including the five grandchildren, who now live in the UK. We support village efforts particularly the voluntary Msambweni Orphans Programme and an educational charity set up by our daughter (www.etatu.org.uk)

Judy Lindgren purchased this house in 1980

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you,we had such a good week at Chale Reefs.It was so nice to arrive to familiar faces after along journey, and the staff all did a really wonderful job looking after us.That was the beginning of our holiday and set us all up really well for Christmas and the New Year. J
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house at the Msambweni, Kenya

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms have their own shower, basin and w.c. Two also have a bath. There is one additional bathroom with shower, basin and w.c. downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three of the four bedrooms have verandah access, and all have large mosquito nets, ceiling fans, built-in cupboards and a lockable drawer. One room has air-conditioning. There is also cot and mattress available, with net.
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Chale Reefs has always been very much a family home, and is ideal for a relaxing holiday. The beach is safe for children, with plenty of pools at low tide. The upstairs verandah and walkway have webbing to prevent toddlers endangering themselves and there are gates at the top and bottom of the stairs. The tennis court is on the top part of the plot as is the newly installed pool (Oct 2014) with extensive paved surrounds for sunbeds and its own large pool house. Outside: The house is at beach level with large gardens on all four sides. The beach is just 30 meters from the house. The new swimming pool is on the top plot with plenty of sunbeds and a large pool house when it gets too hot. There is also a tennis court, with a covered 'banda' where one can sit and enjoy the action. Utility Room: Laundry and ironing is done daily by the staff. Linen and towels are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bakari looks after guests requests and the pool. Wima is the cook and is helped in the house by Chigwe. Hamisi tends the garden. There are two night watchmen. Mwanamisi, our family ayah (nanny), can be employed to help with small children. Other: There is an extensive library catering for just about every taste as well as a good selection of games, cards and jigsaws.

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Prices & Availability

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1 Jan 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Notes on prices:
The prices quoted above are for four people.An increment of $12.50 per person per night will be charged for 5-8 people and consideration will be given to children as part of those larger groups. 15% deposit secures the booking and full payment 4 weeks before arrival. .|Arrival dates are flexible, likewise the length of stay. Arrival in daylight is recommented

15% deposit confirms the booking. Payment in full, 4 weeks before arrival

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