This is a very special place - off the beaten track, open to the gentle breeze and really magical. I found it an incredibly relaxing and happy house, where you can pad around barefoot as the avuncular Joseph whips up mouthwatering feasts, swing in a hammock, paddle about in a tidal lagoon fringed by mangroves, and gaze at the spectacular sunsets from the roof.
For me, the especial charm of it is its tranquility and striking layout, which allows as much of the beautiful surroundings and light in as possible, while providing comfortable bedrooms and living quarters.
It's still easy to get out too, just hop on a bike or in a tuk-tuk to Watamu or Malindi for coast or cocktails, whatever you're looking for.
Four of us stayed there for 10 days (we're all in our thirties) and we had a wonderful time. So my advice would be, if you're undecided - go go go! You won't regret it.
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This is a very beautiful house. It is designed by a friend of mine so I'm a bit biased but I had no idea until I got there just how wonderful it would be. The space is incredible - a fantastic flow from inside to outside, perfect for the warm weather you get all year round. The bedrooms are simple yet have everything you need. I really enjoyed showering with a view of the sky, and on the mornings I got up early enough, doing yoga on the roof as the sun rose.
Joseph, the cook and housekeeper, is an absolute gem: his cooking is delicious and he makes it his mission to look after the guests. The setting of the house is fantastic - on the edge of a small village, 100m walk from a tidal lagoon in which you can swim when the water's high.
Travelling around on the back of local motorbike taxis was one of the highlights of the stay. Less than half an hour away you have beautiful long white sandy beaches, as well as higher-end resorts where you can treat yourself to a cocktail or meal, but then return to your secluded hideaway - the perfect combination of luxury and simplicity.
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