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Take Tree, Vipingo

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A piece of Indian Ocean Paradise.
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Vipingo Ridge with its PGA golf course is 10 minutes from the property
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Situated on a cliff at the north end of Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy, this comfortable house with tasteful furnishings, enjoys lovely views and gentle breezes. It has a mature garden and a fun sundowner deck just above the Indian Ocean. There is a 12 x 6m infinity pool with a lovely pool house. There is a cook, a housekeeper, a groundsman and a maintenance man who also runs errands. The house has good security with panic buttons in all the bedrooms and there has been no security issues in the 20+ years that we have owned the house. Staff quarters can accommodate one extra if required. Direct beach access at low - mid tide. Steps to beach relatively steep for the elderly/infirm. Beach access at very high tide or for elderly folk unable to manage the steps is only a couple of hundred met...Situated on a cliff at the north end of Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy, this comfortable house with tasteful furnishings, enjoys lovely views and gentle breezes. It has a mature garden and a fun sundowner deck just above the Indian Ocean. There is a 12 x 6m infinity pool with a lovely pool house. There is a cook, a housekeeper, a groundsman and a maintenance man who also runs errands. The house has good security with panic buttons in all the bedrooms and there has been no security issues in the 20+ years that we have owned the house. Staff quarters can accommodate one extra if required. Direct beach access at low - mid tide. Steps to beach relatively steep for the elderly/infirm. Beach access at very high tide or for elderly folk unable to manage the steps is only a couple of hundred metres down the road on the public access route. The pool and beach: Kuruwitu Beach is one of the last unspoilt beaches on the Kenyan coast. Despite it being blissfully bare of people and beach boys/hawkers, it is secure as there are 'askari's' patrolling for the marine conservancy. It is also unusually clean as the conservancy oversee the picking up of the debris that is common along most coastlines. The snorkeling metres off the shore is excellent with an abundance of tropical fish, octopus, lobster and other marine life (some rare). There is a glass bottom boat as well as a fishing/dolphin spotting boat for hire. The conservancy also offer guided tours of the reef where there are even more wonderful snorkeling spots. The infinity pool set in front of the house has a 'baby pool' section. The adjoining pool house is large and comfortable with a bar and small drinks fridge as well as a living and dining area, a water feature and sunbeds. The terrace below is not safe for young or unaccompanied children. The house: All the large bedrooms are air-conditioned and have standing fans. The master bedroom has its own sectioned off veranda as well as a nook with a desk and an extra bed. The middle bedroom has a double bed but there is plenty of room for a cot. The rear bedroom has 2 single beds and a bunk bed. All bedrooms are ensuite with large bathrooms with showers. There is wi-fi although our data bundle is sizeable but not unlimited. The sitting/dining area is big and very airy with good security wrought iron all around. It is nicely furnished in a coastal style with wooden overhead fans and 'lamu beds' as sofa's. There is a games chest with scrabble, poker etc for adults use and a darts board upstairs - also for adult only usage please. The kitchen is relatively small compared to the rest of the house and is manned by Reuben who is a competent cook specialising in seafood, curries ,Italian, British and swahili style cooking. Pili is the housekeeper and takes care of the laundry and general cleaning. Helen comes in to help with larger groups. Activities: If you can bear to drag yourself away from the fabulous pool and beach - the world class PGA Vipingo Ridge golf course is less than a 10 minute drive away. The elegant club house has a good restaurant in a beautiful setting. They also have a very pleasant Beach Club within walking distance to the house which is open for lunch Tuesday to Sunday as well as dinner on Wednesdays. Kilifi which has supermarkets, some nice restaurants and a bustling little town is a 25 minute drive away to the North. Dhow trips can be taken up the creek here. Diving and a multitude of water sports (sailing, windsurfing, ski-ing etc) are available at the Mnarani Club. Malindi is a 1.5 hour drive Northwards. Head 30 minutes south and Mtwapa has several excellent restaurants and tourist activities. The Bamburi Nature trail is 35 minutes from the house as is City Mall. Nyali is less than 40 minutes away with a cinema, shopping complex, hotels and night clubs. Old town Mombasa (Fort Jesus etc) is approx 45 minutes drive depending on the traffic. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 0004779More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Lyndsey M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviewed 18 January 2020

We enjoyed our stay at neem tree. Lyndsey was very helpful and professional . She gave us all the information we required and no question went unanswered. The staff at neem are friendly. Reuben made us very good food. Pili kept the house very clean...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank monicak718
Reviewed 14 January 2020

Neem Tree is one place I will never forget, actually will be back soon. The staff are very friendly and Reuben, God Bless him - he is a great chef - took care of all our meals needs..and we were quite a number of us....More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Titus S
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Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: November 2019
giftedtraveller, VR Owner at Neem Tree, Vipingo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2019

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Reviewed 9 May 2019

“We had a lovely and relaxing stay at Lyndsey's house which has direct access to a stunning beach! After the smooth communication before arrival, we felt very much welcomed by the caring staff. The cook spoilt us each day with delicious dishes and fresh fish...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Marie M
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Coo, Ardennen
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

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Date of stay: January 2018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Does this rental provide access to a beach?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Kuruwitu Beach is on an award winning Marine Conservancy. It is a residential area and as such there is no-one hassling you on the beach. There is a very attractive Beach Bar within walking distance of the house open Tuesday to Sundays for lunch. A ten minute drive away is Vipingo Ridge, a golfing estate with the only PGA branded golf course in Africa. The Ridge also has many other activities such as horse-riding, mountain biking, tennis and forest walks. Half an hour away is Kilifi with an excellent repertoire of water sports such as water-skiing, sailing etc. There are several very good restaurants in Kilifi.
Getting around
We recommend hiring a car (it is also possible to have a driver with the hired car who can stay on site) in order to maximise your stay. I can put you directly in touch with the company that offers my guests an excellent daily rate. If you prefer to use a taxi service, then I have an excellent driver with a 7 seater car that I can recommend. He is based half an hour away in Mtwapa.
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