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Takashak and beach
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Takashak and beach
terrace in front of house front door and one of the single roof bedrooms under traditional local makuti roof
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8 reviews
Takashak and beach
terrace in front of house
front door and one of the single roof bedrooms under traditional local makuti roof
Roof terrace overlooking Indian Ocean, due east, sunrise comes up over the ocean, as does the moon
looking out to sea from verandah
Early morning sun from bedroom on roof. Early morning swim before breakfast is 10 metres away
verandah, dining area and office if you need to catch up with anything.
view lying in bed
double bedroom on roof top at low tide
Franjipanis abundant
chill time in living room which seats 8
roof top terrace looking east over Indian Ocean
happy canine heading to main entrance
door to double bedroom
happy hour on front terrace - heaven
sunset, roof of house. To right is double bedroom, to left a single under traditional makuti thatch
beach holidays are such a drag!
the house is lit by hurricane lamps at night by the caretakers
main entrance at night, to left is dining area with glass top table, to right seating area for 8
front verandah and water features
front verandah water features
main entrance
mango for breakfast?
Caretakers William right and Nickson left
approach to house
dining table
doorway to a single room - who needs aircon?!
view from roof terrace where there are 2 bedrooms
living area
view from a single room on roof terrace
looking down over Takashak from the cliff behind
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Beach Rental -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Kilifi, Coast Province

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Katharine...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Heaven”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Takaungu is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay. You really go back to basics without any electric power, but this only adds to its charm. You switch off your mobile phone and sleep on the roof looking at the stars and wake with the sun every morning; you eat fresh fish from the sea every day and wonderful fruit and veg. Safari and Jane are really helpful and keep the house spic and span so you can just relax. Couldn't recommend it more highly, we had an amazing time at this special place.

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Management Response
2 Apr 2014
Thanks so much for your review Katharine, really appreciate the time you took to do it. I do hope we see you all at Takashak again for another holiday.
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Iain O
Lamu Island, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A beautifully-rustic beach house that really takes you back to the basics.”
Reviewed 24 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We spent a week over Christmas in this fantastic beach house. The biggest attraction for me was that you really do get back to the basics staying here. You can get fresh seafood from the market or from the local fisherman walking the beachfront and eat the days catch under the porch from the warm glow of the hurricane lamps at night. The place is serene and quite, you can pick oysters fresh off the rocks just 5 mins from the house, or take a short trip to Vuma cliffs to watch the sunset. Kilifi town is only 15 minute drive in case you fancy heading out from the day or to Distant Relatives for a drink in the evening. We were excellently looked after by the house caretakers Safari and Jane. And watching the sunrise every morning from the rooftop was just sublime! Whether your a traveler on a budget or family group, I would thoroughly recommend staying here!

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Liked best: The warm glow of the hurricane lamps at night.
Liked least: Can't say I did.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
15 Mar 2014
Thanks for your lovely review Iain. Really appreciate the time you took to do it. We agree with your rating of linen and mattresses and are improving that area by buying new stuff. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Bruce
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Amanda A
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“Magic”
Reviewed 22 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

A real "get away from it all" - wonderful snorkelling, swimming and walking among the rock pools when the tide is out. The sea is on the doorstep and having evening drinks on the roof terrace with the amazing view and waking up to the sound and sight of it is magical. Takaungu village is an experience not to be missed too, particularly Mr Mohammad Ali's general store. The facilities are basic and that is part of the charm.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Mar 2014
Thanks for your lovely review Amanda. Really appreciate the time you took to do it. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Bruce
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Timothy h
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“Beach paradise”
Reviewed 9 January 2014 for a stay in October 2013

Takashak is the ideal beach paradise. It was lovely to turns my mobile telephone off and escape from the world and live according to the rising and setting sun. Sleeping in one of the rooftop bedrooms, the waves and gentle sea breeze ensure a peaceful sleep and the sun gently wakes you up as it pokes above the horizon at the end of your bed. Safari and Jane are highly efficient and ensure the house is immaculate at all times. They will also collect essentials from the local village for you although there are vegetable and fish markets in Kilifi which is only a 20 minute drive away. The beach is great for snorkelling at low tide when lots of pools are exposed. There is also a wonderful marine reserve, 20 minutes south called Kiriwatu where you can expect to see turtles. Takashak is pure escapism and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Mar 2014
Thanks for your lovely review Tim. Really appreciate the time you took to do it. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Bruce
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glaysher...
dubai
1 review
“Heavenly beach”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in March 2013

More than adequate facilities for a shack in paradise. Takaungu village catered for all our shopping needs.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Mar 2014
Thanks for your great review Nick. Really appreciate the time you took to do it. Look forward to seeing you again in August. Best, Bruce
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Christine...
Mombasa, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Takashack is a great place to stay if you like the simple life, no frills, it is serene and private.”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Our stay at Takashack was wonderful and we were looked after well by Safari and Jane, the care takers. Safari went to the village each morning with a cold box to collect our ice so we could keep our food fresh and our drinks cold. We dined outside under the shade of the trees and at night with candles and lanterns it was beautiful and the little hermit crabs were entertaining! Most of us slept up on the roof top enjoying the breeze from the Indian Ocean. The bedrooms downstairs were also comfortable with a gentle breeze from the windows. The beach was quiet and the local people friendly and respectful, and the fishermen came to sell us fish straight out of the sea in front of the house. There is also a small fish market at the end of the beach each morning. Simple basic food items can be bought in the village and there is a good supermarket with everything in Kilifi about 25 minutes by car. There are lovely walks round the coral heads to Takaungu creek where you can also hire a boat to take you up the creek at high tide and the views and bird life are stunning. All in all it was one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had and we will definitely be back to Takashack!

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Liked best: The casual relaxed friendly atmosphere, serenity, privacy, views and walks.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Mar 2014
Thanks for your lovely review Christine. Really appreciate the time you took to do it. We agree with your rating of linen and mattresses and are improving that area by buying new stuff. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you again at Christmas. Best, Bruce
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Elizabeth...
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“One of the most idyllic places I have been”
Reviewed 5 January 2014 for a stay in October 2013

We had an amazing 10 day stay at Takashak. It is very chilled there, but still lots and lots to do. Amazing snorkelling in the pools when the tide is out and great swimming in big waves when the tide is in. We were there over a full moon which was magical and it is so lovely not having electricity. We slept on the roof and the the sound of the sea when you are going to sleep is amazing and the view when you wake up even better. Ate amazing fresh fruit, fish and veg everyday so felt truly rested and healthy when we left!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
15 Mar 2014
Thanks for your lovely review Tim and Elizabeth. Really appreciate the time you took to do it. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Bruce
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