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“A hidden gem.”
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front verandah looking yards from Indian Ocean
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front verandah looking yards from Indian Ocean
Takashak and Takaungu beach Roof terrace overlooking Indian Ocean, due east, sunrise comes up over the ocean, as does the moon
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front verandah looking yards from Indian Ocean
Takashak and Takaungu beach
Roof terrace overlooking Indian Ocean, due east, sunrise comes up over the ocean, as does the moon
Roof terrace overlooking Indian Ocean, due east, sunrise comes up over the ocean, as does the moon
Beach and house
Sunrise from master bedroom
Double bedroom on roof top at low tide
Franjipanis abundant
Front verandah and water features
Double bedroom on roof top looking across terrace to single bedrooom
Sea view from roof top bedroom
Happy canine heading to main entrance - floors are now white - see later pics
Happy hour on front terrace - heaven
Sunset, roof of house. To right is double bedroom, to left a single under traditional makuti thatch
Main entrance, to left is dining area with glass top table, to right seating area for 8
Front verandah water features
Main entrance
Mango for breakfast?
Double bedroom to left, single bedroom to right, terrace between, ocean ahead
Dusk from terrace
I made the table out of a rudder washed up on the beach
both turtle shells found on beach
bathroom door
chill time
looking through to front door
dining table
beach holidays are such a drag!
hallway and part of living area
stunning white floors
Mr Mohamed Ali's shop in Takaungu
Takaungu main street
view from atop
approach to house
view from the cliff behind the house, loking over our plot and ocean
shady garage
dinner for 2...
or lunch for 12
verandah dining area seats 8
doorway to master double room
sitting area
main single room on roof top - who needs aircon?!
living area with seating for 8
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Yvonne T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“A hidden gem.”
Reviewed 9 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

About 2 miles outside the little village of Takaungu we found this hidden gem. It's a bohemian beach house that simply invites to chill. The location is directly on the white sandy beach. We slept upstairs under the palm front roof and as 3 sides of the "room" are open we could see countless stars during the night. As this beach house is east facing the sunrises each morning were spectacular. I went from swinging in the hammock to sitting on the breezy veranda to swimming in the Indian Ocean. Just bikini and kikoi needed, its amazing how little we need for living. At night time the caretaker lit the paraffin lamps & candles that gave the house a warm, yellow glow. I strongly recommend Taka-shak to anybody who wants peace & quiet in a secluded location. Wonderful.

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Liked best: The bohemian interior & the location of the house.
Liked least: No fridge available.
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