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Monkey Beach House
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Master bedroom 1
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Master bathroom
2nd master bedroom
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another view to terrace from 2nd master bedroom
View from 2nd master bedroom to terrace
private terrace on top floor
1st floor - bedroom 3
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part of 1st floor living room
Dining table on terrace
Monkey Beach House
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1 of 3 sofa couches at the front
Ground floor- bedroom 5
Ground floor Bedroom 4 (looks to beach)
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stairs leading up from ground floor
Front of house - the big balconies face directly to the beach & sea
Monkey Beach House
beach house garden walking path
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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Diani Beach, Ukunda, Coast Province

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Michael R
Abuja, Nigeria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Paradise!”
Reviewed 15 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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The Monkey Beach House is astonishingly beautiful. Rooms are very well furnished and beds impossibly comfortable! Bathrooms were gorgeous, with nice hot showers. The pool is lovely and well maintained, and though shared, this was never an issue and neighbouring guests were very friendly. We were very lucky to be taken care of by a great team, especially Hussein , who is one of the best chefs i have had the good fortune to come across. I still have dreams about his seafood barbecue! The beach was lovely and mercifully clear of hawkers, just the occasional one or two, and they were polite and friendly. If you want to experience the next best thing to paradise, i suggest you head to the Monkey beach House as soon as possible. Thank you Monkey Beach House for a 50th birthday weekend that has taken permanent residence in our memories!

Travelling group: Large Group
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ndegi747
Houston, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best rental ever”
Reviewed 19 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The house is gorgeous with so much room and beautiful views. The cook can make some of the best curries and take what you have and come up with a delicious meal. The host was welcoming and willing to help in any way. You must meet James the night watchman. He is a special man with so much wisdom. The rooms were huge and the bathrooms were amazing. The beach is more beautiful than one could imagine and there were very few beachboys hauking merchandise like there are on Diani beach further to the north. My kids felt safe on the compound and on the beach the whole time. The other staff were so helpful and can get you anything you need and arrange transport. The kids loved the little tuk tuks to get to the centers to shop. You will never find a better deal on the coast of Kenya. I lived in Kenya for 21 years growing up and was taking my college kids to see my favorite places. They had a blast at Monkey House and only wished they had more time there after 2 hard weeks of safaris. Thank you Pugh and all your staff .

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Liked best: The beauty
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Other
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Aimee B
1 review
“Luxury and comfort right on the sand”
Reviewed 28 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had a fantastic time staying at Monkey House. The host, Hugh, was incredibly accommodating and the staff were efficient, polite and friendly. Worth noting also that Hassan is an excellent cook! The place itself is perfectly set up, with an open beachy feel, but with high quality finishings. Rooms are all spacious and the pool is just beyond the patio; the ocean a few steps further. Great location on the centre of Galu too - walking distance to Kenyaways, Blue Marlin and Mvulini Restaurant. Highly recommended and we will definitely stay here again.

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Travelling group: Friends
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MissesFle...
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“Could not have asked for anything better!”
Reviewed 26 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We booked the Monkey Beach House for 3 nights in January and I wish we could have stayed longer! Besides the breathtaking beauty of Diani Beach only steps away, and the balconies on the back of the house perfectly designed to take advantage of the view, the house itself was perfect! Our chef prepared some of the best food I have had in Kenya, and everything about the service was exceptional. The house is so lovely; the photos really do not do it justice.

I cannot recommend it highly enough!

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KNSmithZu...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“right at the beach, stylish and very personal”
Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

I stayed at this house for just 2 nights and it was amazing. Great people who run it, very personal and cozy. It feels like a vacation home from the minute you walk in. Clean and high standard of bathrooms, beds and all other thinkable amenities. WIFI is available at an extra cost.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Vowiva
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“Perfect....”
Reviewed 24 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Stayed here for a week, we had a wonderful time, the house is beautiful, the staff are great, and the views were fantastic, already missing it.
Thank you to Hugh who made communication and the reservation process easy and answered all my questions in a timely manner.
We would definitely love to return in the near future.

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Liked best: Everything!! Even the pesky monkeys .
Liked least: That it had to end
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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My Info O
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best vacation spot ever!”
Reviewed 23 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My friends and I had the opportunity to stay here in September and I can assure you, it is as advertised. Here are my thoughts on this place:

Pros:
Location Location Location. This villa is right at the beach. You are 30s walk from the door to the white sandy beaches of Diani.

This is a 5 bedroom, 2 kitchen spot. You can comfortably fit 10 people. There were 4 of us and we had more than enough space not to get in each other's way.

The villa provides a chef and housekeeper. The place is kept impeccably clean and the chef is absolutely the best. Talk to him, decide on the food, let him do his thing, you will not be disappointed.

We had no issues with security. The villa is part of a group of villas in a gated community. The back side of the villa opens up right to the beach but we felt safe throughout with the day workers and the night security guards.

Did I mention there is a pool? you can swim in the pool or just go to God's pool (the ocean)

Cons:
none really. I mean it, none.

Recommendations:
Tripadvisor had the wrong rate at first. I emailed the host and he was more than willing to work with us on a good rate. We were more than satisfied.

Do not fly into Mombasa. Fly into Diani. the drive from Mombasa to Diani is no fun at all especially with the ferry situation.

Avoid the beach boys unless you just have the time. The villa staff have very good recommendations and will help you in any way they can

Hugh is awesome! He will help you plan your trip as best he can, including arranging a cab etc.

Don't complain about Wi-Fi, you are on vacation so shut it down.

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Liked best: The property and the location
Liked least: Nothing really
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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