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8 reviews
terrace in front of house
Takashak and beach
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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Excellent - based on 8 reviews
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Christine...
Mombasa, Kenya
2 reviews
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“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
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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.
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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.
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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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