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Nyumba ya Madau, Watamu

Front of property (View from the beach)
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Front of property (View from the beach)
The house, view from the main entrance
Living room
The beach garden
The beach garden
The beach garden
View from the veranda
The sea with low tide
View from the terrace
fishermen, view from the terrace
The swimming pool (in the compound right behind the house)
The library
The house, a detail
Living room
The bedrooms court
The external shower
Entrance to the white room
White bedroom (ocean view)
Bathroom of white room
The blue room (double)
The blue bedroom
Bathroom of blue bedroom (double)
Bathroom of Blue room (detail of the sinks)
The red bedroom entrance
The red bedroom
The red bedroom (a detail)
The green bedroom
The green bedroom
The green bedroom (bathroom)
The yellow bedroom (ocean view)
The yellow bedroom - bathroom
Sunset on the beach
Low tide at dusk
A dau with low tide in front of the house - you can hire it for wonderful sailing trips
A dau with low tide
Coral reef in front of the house
Coral reef in front of the house
a Star fish in front of the house
coral reef
Sea urchins
coral reef
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5 Bedrooms , 6 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Watamu, Coast Province
Nyumba ya Madau - the house of the canoes - is a unique beach house on the Indian Ocean entirely decorated in local swahili style with five double bedrooms, en-suited. It is located on a white sandy beach of the most isolated and charming bays of Watamu, an exclusive location for a special holiday with family and friends.

Nyumba ya Madau can be rented daily/weekly/monthly and on a self-catering basis. Discounts apply for week period and there are special rates at time, so please contact us and we might send you a special quote.

The price includes staff, namely a trained excellent cook (italian and kenyan menu), a waiter, a cleaner and gardener. When you rent Nyumba ya Madau, you will be treated like a member of the family. The trusted and gentle members of the staff have been there for more than a decade and will make you feel at home...
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Listing #HL4809668
About the Owner
benedetta d
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Interaction with guests
The staff will be at your disposal during your stay, for any issue or requirement you might have. They are also be very discreet, so please ask them should you need any assistance.
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The location is perfect - the beach is actually your garden. The strech of beach in front of the house is a paradise...huge white sand, next to a sand bank where the beach is fantastic. always emply beach..you feel like you have the beach all...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Wonderfull location (right in front of the beach), stunning architecture and decoration... definitly the place to relax and be happy.. 5 Stars staff who made us feel at home! We will definitly return!!

Thank patricia l
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is one of many trips we've had to this gorgeous house. This time with a small child. The staff made it easy to be there, taking care of the child's nutritional needs and dealing with extra laundry on time. I'd definitely go back with...More

Thank Awak777
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (15)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (5)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(6)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Half bath
    5 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Twin
    6 Queens
    1 Crib
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
1 Oct 2018 -
31 Mar 2019
2 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: £38 / stay - Deposit
  • cleaning fee: £8 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
There are few hotels on the right side, but outsiders have no access to them. We recommend to turn left as you exit the beach gate, for long walks on the beach.
The bay receives lot of tourists around November-February every year, mostly Italians and Kenyans. The bay is nevertheless quite private and wild.
Getting around
Taxi and local motorbikes can be hired outside the house, ask the staff to help.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: malindi: 15.0 km
The house is located in the northern side of Watamu, next to Jacaranda and Twiga resorts. It is 20 mins away from Malindi airport and 10 mins away from Watamu town, by car. It is around 2h away from Mombasa airport.

An airport transfer can be arranged for you as needed.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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