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4 Bedroom Luxury House in Kenya, Coastal, Watamu

Watamu, Coastal, Kenya, Africa
House and pool
4 Bedroom Luxury House in Kenya, Coastal, Watamu
Yin Yang Setting Balcony views Double room
Dining Interiors Arrival Shady seating
Upper pool Upper terrace Exterior View of upper pool
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Price: From £220 per night Minimum stay 2 nights
One Off Places rating: 5 reviews (5 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
House / Villa
Property Setting
Near the Sea
Holiday Type
  • Family
  • Sports & activity
  • Night life
  • Relaxing
Exterior Facilities
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
Interior Facilities
  • Linen provided
  • Maid Service
  • Washing Machine
  • Beach within 30km
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf within 30km
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Safari
  • Cook available
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • catering available
  • self-catering
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

Set within tranquil palm forests just two minutes away from a picturesque creek, Yin Yang is a spectacular house with several terraces and a unique pool feature. It’s the perfect home-from-home.

General Info

With a creek-view terrace on the top floor, a large shaded gazebo and an indoor pool that slides seamlessly into an outdoor pool, the house is really designed to make the most of its outside space. You’ll find all the facilities you need, there are friendly staff on hand to ensure you have a relaxing stay, and the location is peaceful yet well-connected. Yin Yang is a luxurious and comfortable holiday home in the heart of the stunning coastal paradise of Watamu.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

The house is quiet and peaceful and yet it is superbly located just a 2 minute walk from Mida Creek and 10 minutes from the main beach and the Watamu Marine Park. Watamu is known for its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and fantastic water sports, or you can fish, play golf or visit the snake farm or the turtle sanctuary. This is a wonderful destination on Kenya’s stunning northern coast.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:

On arrival in Watamu, from the Gede-Watamu road, turn right and follow the main Watamu Beach road. You will pass Ocean Sports and Hemingways on your left and then go over two speed bumps outside Turtle Bay Beach Club. Approximately 4.5km after Turtle Bay, just opposite Garoda Resort there is a turn to the right (if you reach the roundabout at the end you have gone too far). Turn right down this track - you will pass a wall with spiky sisal plants on your right. Follow the track as it curves to the left and then turn sharply right by a round mirror (check the mirror as bikes etc. can come around this corner quickly). Just after you have turned right there is a right turn marked 'McGuinness' - turn here and then immediately left - this is Yin Yang.  We can arrange for Taxi transfers from either Mombasa or Malindi airports. 

Nearest Airport:
Malindi Airport is just 35 minutes away and has several flights every day to and from Nairobi.

Nearest Restaurant:
Kobe (5 minutes walk), Pili Pan a short 7 minute drive, Ocean Sports 10 minutes drive, Medina Palms 8 minutes drive, various very good Italian restaurants in Watamu 15 minutes drive, 

Nearest Beach:
Watamu Beach 10 minutes gentle walk

Nearest Shop:
There are many shops in Watamu, a very good supermarket (Blue Marmalade) is 15 minutes drive.  Local fishermen will come to the house when organised to sell fish, crab, prawns, calamari, oysters etc etc (please see the given rates for the fish in the ‘Welcome' folder).

Nearest Market:
Watamu has many road side markets or you can ask the house staff to bring you fresh fruits and vegetables 


Accommodation Details

Interior Details

The house has four bedrooms, two twins (can be made into doubles) and two doubles.  All the rooms have en-suite bath / shower rooms, overhead fans and mosquito nets. The two double bedrooms have a private verandah overlooking the plunge pool / courtyard and the third bedroom has a lovely private back verandah with lamu beds to lounge on.  The kitchen includes oven, fridge, freezer, toaster etc. All the mod cons and utilities are provided and the house is staffed with a housekeeper, a gardener and a night security guard. A cook can be provided at extra charge.  The dining area is small and situated just outside the kitchen overlooking the plunge pool. There is a laundry room with washing machine and an extra room in the staff quarters where a local nanny can be accommodated.

Exterior Details

Three of the four bedrooms have private terraces and outside there is a large gazebo with a dining table. On the top floor there is a lovely baraza area from where you can see the creek through the trees, and the swimming pool is distinctively designed, with a small indoor pool that slides out into a larger outdoor one.

Conditions of Rental

Standard Check in is 12 noon and standard Check Out is 10am. A late check out may be available for an additional fee.  Prior to your arrival, we can arrange for your groceries to cover your first couple of meals to be delivered to the house. Please enquire about pets or smoking. 

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