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Bottlebird beach house - fabulous sea views

13 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
11 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
A luxury Swahili-style house in its own private garden, right on the sea front, a few metres from the beach at Mayungu, between Malindi & Watamu, only 30 minutes from the airport. Its on the front row and you'll love the astounding views of the sea right from the sitting room/veranda, the big pool, and the path to the beach. It is self-catering but fully staffed, with an excellent cook. It has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 & we have 3 extra beds for children which go in the same rooms. All the rooms are en-suite with air-con and fans. Mayungu is situated to the South of Malindi on the Coast Road, including 11 minutes on an unpaved road - but keep going its worth it! ...A luxury Swahili-style house in its own private garden, right on the sea front, a few metres from the beach at Mayungu, between Malindi & Watamu, only 30 minutes from the airport. Its on the front row and you'll love the astounding views of the sea right from the sitting room/veranda, the big pool, and the path to the beach. It is self-catering but fully staffed, with an excellent cook. It has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 & we have 3 extra beds for children which go in the same rooms. All the rooms are en-suite with air-con and fans. Mayungu is situated to the South of Malindi on the Coast Road, including 11 minutes on an unpaved road - but keep going its worth it! More
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About the Owner
Melissa B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
Interaction with guests
I will send you with more information after you book, including a menu to help you plan your meals and other tips. I can also arrange to purchase fish for your first meal if you are arriving late. I am available throughout your stay by telephone or message and the staff live on site and so are on hand to help you with any issues throughout your stay.
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

What a fabulous house! Amazing setting with beautiful grounds full of bougainvillea and frangipani, very quiet, private and wonderful views of the ocean. The staff are very helpful and can arrange with the local fishermen to provide and prepare whatever you want, the crab claws...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Jayne B
Melissa B, VR Owner at Bottlebird beach house - fabulous sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2019

Hi Jayne, Thanks so much for your review. Feels great to know you liked it! Melissa

Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Bottlebird Beach House was a truly beautiful and relaxing place. Our extended family stayed there for Christmas. Spectacular house, amazing views, lovely staff.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Steve A
Melissa B, VR Owner at Bottlebird beach house - fabulous sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2019

Dear Steve, Thanks for coming to stay at the beach house. I am so pleased you had a good time. I'll pass your comments on to Dickson and Julius. Best wishes, Melissa

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Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

The house is stunning, the staff wonderful, everything you would imagine paradise to be. An absolute must for a lifetime experience.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Babs W
Melissa B, VR Owner at Bottlebird beach house - fabulous sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Thanks Colin and Barbara. Glad you liked it - it was lovely having you stay; come back soon! Best wishes. Melissa

Reviewed 9 January 2019

The house is in a lovely quiet location between Malindi and Watamu near the fishing village of Mayungu. It overlooks a quiet, white sandy beach which never had more than a few people on it but does have a very laidback beach bar. One of...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank David F
Melissa B, VR Owner at Bottlebird beach house - fabulous sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thanks David - really glad you enjoyed it. Come back any time!

Reviewed 4 May 2018

Magnificent place, amazing cook and friendly staff and easy-going owner, with a hot sea salted swimming pool and a lot of games and table tennis, amazingly chilled and beautiful garden, above a very nice fisherman spot where you can go snorkeling and fishing. A must...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Cleau H
Melissa B, VR Owner at Bottlebird beach house - fabulous sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Dear Cleau, Thanks so much for your nice review. It's so heart warming to know that you enjoyed the house as much as we do. Definitely would be very happy to host you again. I'll pass on your comments to the staff - thanks for...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Air Conditioning
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Toaster
Swingset
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
A tranquil and peaceful setting, overlooking original bush on one side and with 250 degree views of the sea. Plenty of time is spent watching the fisher-people and the changing colours of the sea. The coral garden is full of flowers & a gazebo for taking tea. Sand at the bottom of the garden is a safe place for children to play or for boules. Our little gate leads out to our sun-downer spot and a rocky path to the beach just a couple of mins. Other activities are walking through the bush and along the beaches, or through the local village to see some of the fishermen at work on their nets and cages. Most common is lounging at the pool! However, there are also plenty of sites around the area & I have compiled a guide for day trips.
Getting around
Please note the house is between Malindi and Watamu at Mayungu. The house is easy to reach by taxi from the airport & Malindi & Watamu (we provide the number of a reliable taxi driver who knows our house) You can also use motorbike taxi and Tuk Tuk - our childrens' favourite Dickson can call you transport whenever you wish. Closest airport is Malindi Airport, which is a 20 - 25 minute drive away. Airlines are Silverstone Air & 540 from Wilson (the nicest) or Jambo Jet or Fly 540 from Jomo Kenyatta. You can also fly to Mombasa and call the Malindi taxi to pick you up - but its a 2.30 - 3 hour drive. Travel by train is - very cost-effective and pleasant (saw lots of eles at Voi last time!. We sometimes go down by train and fly back.
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