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Large Villa With Stunning Ocean Views, 100m Beach Front. Large swimming pool.

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Mansion on the Beach in Msambweni, Kenya Coast - Msambweni Beach Is The Unspoiled "diamond" Of Kenya, Off The Tourist Track

Kaskazi is an Arabic/Swahili styled mansion surrounded with a large park ( 4,7 acres) filled with exotic plants and birds. On the coral cliff, with stunning ocean view, there are 3 dining places and 2 bonfires, barbecue and pizza oven serving a large dining table with space for 14 people. The garden is floodlighted in the evenings.Monkeys and bush babies are playing in the trees, and rare wild birds can be spotted any time. Free roaming Peacocks and Guinea fowles walk the spread out lawns facing the beach and the blue Indian Ocean. Our large outdoor aviary hosts friendly and lively parrots. You can relax on the underwater bench in the pool enjoying the magnificent ocean view as well as a game of bocha on the course in the coconut grove. The main entrance of the house is through an Arabic styled court yard.The first floor comprises a penthouse and 3 large terraces with a full view of the property.

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Omari

We, Harriet Hetland and Eilif Torma, both Norwegians, bought Kaskazi in 2001 when we were working for the International Red Cross in Nairobi. We have since then developed the property to be a Swahili/Arabic styled mansion. For the last 4 years it has successfully operated as an up market boutique hotel.

However after more than 15 years in East Africa we, according to our long term plan, will return to Norway and rejoin our family and friends Consequently beautiful Kaksazi is for sale. However our excellent staff, under the leadership of our Manager Omari will, until a sale is concluded, keep themselves busy and serve guests this time on a letting basis.

Omari purchased this house in 2001

Why Omari chose Msambweni

We bought this wonderful property in 2001. Msambweni is one of the very few unspoiled beaches left on the Kenyan coast Beach life is as it has been for many years with local fishermen, their dug out canoes, their traditional sailing boats. Always friendly and smiling.

There are no jet skis, no water skiing, just the rolling waves and the sound of the ocean breeze passing through the palms.The seclusion is a true luxury even though busy Diani Beach is just a few km. away.

What makes this house unique

The house, gardens and spread out lawns blends with the Indian Ocean. A tropical paradise of your dreams.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house at the Msambweni at the Kwale County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 6 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suit bathroom to bedroom 1,2,3,6. Bedroom 4 and 5 are sharing bathroom Additional guest toilet on ground floor.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with double bed, Bedroom 4 with double bed, Bedroom 5 with twin beds, Bedroom 6 with double bed.All bedrooms ave ocean view and on the ground floor direct access to the garden.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have direct access to our garden , ocean view and mosquito nets and fans. The water is from our own well. Its reliable but not advisable to drink. Outside: The swimming pool is private, 20 m. long, depths 2,2 m and 1 m. , kidney shaped with a magnificent ocean view. Two showers, jacuzzi, dressing and relaxing rooms. Close to the pool is a beach pavilion with magnificent view of the ocean and the beach. There is a boca course and on the cliff 3 dining facilities with 2 fireplaces, barbecue and pizza oven. Utility Room: Generator and double garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: IN our linen room there are all necessary linen, towels etc. for 12 people. They will be changes when required.


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Special interest holidays:

Fishing, river cruise, game drives, snorkelling, jogging on the beach, village visit, bicycling, outings in general. Sailing is a favourite.


The beach is just outside our beach gate.


Diani Ukunda airport is just 30 minutes drive away, approx. 20 km. from Kaskazi. There are every day regular flights to Nairobi and to all safari destinations in Kenya. Mombasa international airport is approx. 55 km away and may take 1 1/2 hours drive depending on the ferry to Mombasa. We can provide a reliable taxi.


Nearest small villages are within walking distance ..approx 2 km. Diani is thee main hub with facilities is approx 22 km. away. Kisite national marine park is approx. 20 km. and Shimba Hills National reserve approx. 30 km. Diani with restaurants , nightclubs, hospitals, supermarkets, ATMs etc. is only 22 km. away from Kaskazi.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house at the Msambweni, Kenya

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made to Omari Kassim or Eilif Torma

50% payment when booking ( confirmation), the remaining 4 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Discount can be given for longer lettings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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