The Kenyan Coast is synonymous with vacations and good times especially for people who live in other cities and towns. The expansive white sandy beach-line draws travelers looking to get away from the bustle of the city and indulge in the relaxed coastal culture.
The big question undoubtedly for anyone looking to travel is how to find the most suitable accommodation. Renting holiday homes is a trend quickly catching on among the discerning traveler. Therefore, here is a quick cheat sheet to help if you are looking for an affordable deal for your girls’ group, family, or couple getaway, uncompromising about your space, and would like exclusive access to amenities while still preferring a home-cooked meal on vacation.
As the Kenyan tourism and hospitality scene warms up to the idea, we already have enviable holiday homes stealing the scene. These top holiday homes at the Kenyan coast are worth your every cent and will guarantee you a home away from home feel. Check them out.
- Furaha Apartments -Nyali
This property is a 3 bedroom apartment in Nyali off Links Road. It is close to most of the entertainment spots in Nyali. All three bedrooms are ensuite with a total of 4 beds. It can accommodate up to 8 people. The apartment is fitted with lifts and has air conditioning. Wi-Fi is also available for a movie night. The apartments are self-catering but a chef and housekeeper are available on call.
The apartment is spacious and exquisitely furnished with a clean and modern feel. It also has a large living room and dining area. A swimming pool is available to guests. Price 18,000kshs currently per night.
2. Magnificent 5 bedroom Villa- Kilifi
This magnificent 5 bedroom villa is a stunning and spacious clifftop home, situated within Kilifi Plantation between Kilifi and Takaungu. The villa is a perfect option to stay, relax, and recharge. Its eclectic Swahili architecture style makes it stand out and compliments its luxury getaway feel. The Villa is a resplendent of Swahili culture complete with white-washed and beautiful furnishing, indoor plants. The beautiful lighting compliments the Arabic-Swahili architecture is bathing the house in stunning luxury. Talking of exclusivity you get to enjoy cooling ocean breezes, an infinity pool, and a private tunnel down to your own deserted beach. The swimming pool is another asset of this villa. So whether you are staying with family or friends this is your entertainment spot! The multiple balconies allow you to enjoy the cooling breeze and scenic views of the sea and land.
Accommodation is on a ‘self-catering’ basis including the services of chef and staff with a maximum occupancy of 10. Current rental rates for up to 10 guests are Kshs 55,000 per night for a minimum stay of 2 nights.
3. Ocean Front Apartment-Nyali
Your vacation doesn’t have to end at the beach. This 2 bedroom oceanfront villa is bound to keep your on vacation mood throughout. The apartment is within 2.4 km of Nyali Beach and 1.1 km of Haller Park. Its proximity guarantees you beach views for days! The apartment offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, an outdoor swimming pool, and a terrace. A private pool, a garden, and free private parking are also available.
It is fitted with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with pool views. A children’s playground is available for guests at the apartment to use. Amenities near are Bombolulu Workshop and Mamba Village Crocodile Farm. Moi International Airport is18 km from the apartment.
Currently at 23,000 per night
4. Watamu Villa-Kilifi
This luxurious villa is set on the most pristine white sandy beach of Watamu, Kilifi County.
It is elegantly furnished combining both ethnic and modern style. It has a large living room, a spacious porch, and a beautiful gazebo all overlooking the garden with the swimming pool and also facing the sea.
The elegance of the villa is a combination of delectable furnishings. Traditional Swahili vibes meet modern utility with draping indoor plants and lighting that just add to the allure. It is so beautiful you’ll want to stay forever!
It has a range of accommodation options which can house 12 people for a minimum of 2 nights. The villa has three bedrooms on the ground floor all en-suite and air-conditioned with pool views. The first floor has a suite and a mini-suite both with sea views and a large terrace. The second floor has a suite with panoramic sea views each bedroom is en suite and is also air-conditioned.
Current price 50,000Kshs per night.
5. DIANI VILLA
This two-bedroom beachfront villa is found along the pristine beach of Galu in Diani South Coast. The simple beauty is separated by a wall ensuring your privacy. The Arab style beach villa can host up to 4 people. It is fully furnished with a functional kitchen. The rooms are all en-suite and air-conditioned. A swimming pool and rooftop terrace are also available. A lush garden surrounds the house with lounge chairs for an afternoon cocktail. The package is inclusive of a housekeeper. Though it is self-catering, a chef is available on request. It also has free Wi-Fi, good parking space, and security with access to the beach.
Currently going for 20,000 per night,
6. Nyali Modern Apartment
This holiday apartment in Nyali is a beautiful property perfect for the modern traveler. Would you rather take the lift, stay in, and watch Netflix and keep up with your workout routine? Are you often out for business meetings? This apartment was made for you! It can accommodate a maximum of 6 people. It has a gym, ample parking, free Wi-Fi, an air conditioning system, an elevator, and a smart TV with Netflix. It is near the beach so you can take a stroll or catch the sunset.
Nyali malls & Nyali hotels. Are also within easy reach. A sundowner balcony is beautifully fitted to make sure you enjoy your views while you enjoy a book or sip a drink. A swimming pool is also available.
Only Kshs 15,000 per night
7. Vipingo Villa.
Vipingo is synonymous with luxury. This beautiful five-bedroom villa is no different. It is an impressive property with an Arabic Architecture flair to it. It can host up to 10 people. A range of activities can be enjoyed within its range. It is surrounded by a golf course, private beach, airstrip, and a clubhouse.
Looking for an entertainment fix? This villa is just for you. The house is fully equipped with Bose surround system speakers-so yes you are in for a treat! When you have had enough of the indoors take a dip in the nice pool overlooking the vast lands and valleys. Want more fun? A steam room that accompanies the pool and a turf football pitch for the group is part of the deal. An outdoor fireplace is available as-well-as an amphitheater on the property.
The ascending staircase adds to the flair of the property. It is also strategic positioned to steal the views of the scene. It sits in a lush green surrounding overlooking a small lake. The architectural design and environment make it perfect for bird viewing and just lazing around as it has a lot of natural lighting. It currently goes for Ksh 80,000 per night
8. Galu Beach House
On a budget? Who said you can’t have some fun! You can still achieve your wanderlust dreams in this beach house. Located at Bandari Villas Estate this beach house is the option for low-budget travelers. However, it still as beautiful as they come. The beach house gives off cottage vibes with traditional makuti huts architectural inspirations. It is flanked by giant baobab trees that add an exotic feel to it. A large pool is another feature of the villa impossible to ignore. It has four bedrooms with 6 beds and 3 bathrooms. The property is air-conditioned and has Netflix available.
Security is guaranteed as it is in a gated community. It can host a maximum of 8 guests.
Current price @17,000 shillings per night.
9. White House-Diani.
Yes, you read it right! There is a white house in Kenya. The White House as its name suggests is one of the most beautiful holiday homes in Diani. The home is a two-story house inclusive of 4 bedrooms all ensuite, a dining area, two sitting rooms, and a fully furnished open plan kitchen. Its location along the Diani beach makes it a highly coveted accommodation choice. It has unmatched views of the oceans going as far as the eye can see. Guests can also take advantage of an upstairs veranda for a sundowner or take a dip in the exclusive swimming pool. The greenery perfectly finishes off the getaway feel. The variety of sitting areas will make me want to have brunch all day. You can get some sun on the lounge or just laze in the delightfully roofed gazebo taking in the scenery.
A package also includes laundry service, housekeeping, and Internet access. A cook is available a Kshs 2000 per day. It can sleep up to 8 people. The property is near a supermarket, restaurants, and has exclusive access to the beach. Beach bars, shops & restaurants are close by and within walking distance. All rooms have air-con and Wi-Fi.
Currently at 85,000 per night
This scenic property is set on a 150-acre piece of land 37 km away from Watamu. Living up to its name, it has unbeatable views. The majestic white villas are simple yet beautiful. Each villa features a well-manicured garden and outdoor pool. It has breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean has a golf course and restaurant and bar.
If you love water sports you are covered. It has a swimming pool and a range of water sports including snorkeling, surfing, sailing, and deep-sea fishing can be arranged. This property has 2 and 3 bedrooms all en-suite and air-conditioned.
I believe these holiday homes just whet your getaway appetite! Which holiday home fits your bill? Would you consider a holiday home stay? Let me know in the comments below.
For More information visit Coast Holiday Homes. WhatsApp/SMS/Call +254746272005 to book
PS: Prices are subject to seasonal changes.