Tucked away on the southern sands of Galu Beach, Cocokinondo is the ultimate in sophisticated and stylish private hideaways. Extraordinarily roomy, refined, cool, calm and contemporary throughout, it really needs to be seen to be believed.

The Cocokinondo aesthetic is minimalist and uncluttered, yet also imposing and luxurious. The house, guest house and grounds are comprehensively equipped and appointed, and no expense has been spared in ensuring every imaginable comfort and facility is on hand for guests to enjoy.

While it might be tempting just to pull up the drawbridge and luxuriate in self-contained serenity and seclusion, guests who can tear themselves away from the pleasures of Cocokinondo will find all the attractions of Kenya’s South Coast nearby and easily accessible. The property sits at the start of over 15 kilometres of gorgeous beaches, with the restaurants, bars and shops of Diani Beach just a short distance away and the Diani/Ukunda airstrip only a 20-minute drive from the house.

There is an excellent team of up to a dozen hotel-trained staff to ensure stays at Cocokinondo are always as relaxing and carefree as possible. An experienced guest relations manager is also on hand to assist with menu planning and shopping, airport transfers and other arrangements.  She can also provide a concierge service and organise excursions, massage & spa treatments and other such activities on request at additional cost.

  • A unique and enormously spacious, state-of-the-art private retreat
  • Cutting-edge design; built, equipped and maintained to the highest standards
  • 200 square metre swimming pool, floodlit all-weather tennis court
  • Comprehensively outfitted gym, games room, home cinema, media room and tv room
  • 11 attentive members of staff and efficient guest relations manager, excellent security
  • Accommodates up to 14 guests in 7 air-conditioned double/twin ensuite bedrooms in main house and guest house
  • From ksh 150,000 per night for 14 guests ‘self-catering’ with chef and team of staff

Accommodation and facilities

High speed wi-fi internet
Good cell phone signal
Professional Diani-based guest relations manager
Strong air-conditioning and fan systems throughout
Back-up generator power systems
High-tech designer lighting system

Nine full-time house staff

Samuel – head of house
Amos – chef
Eunice – waitress
Grace – laundress
George – housekeeper
Kezia – housekeeper
Victor – garden and pool
Mohamed – garden and pool
Vincent – garden and pool

Security

2 G4S day security guards
2 G4S night security guards with guard dog
Electric fence
Bullet-proof glass throughout

Ground Floor

Huge open-plan living, dining, entertaining and bar area
Extensive covered veranda with dining and lounging areas
Gym – includes running machine, static bicycles, elliptical machine, free and tethered weights – air-conditioned
Games room – includes snooker table, table football, table tennis, card table, television – air-conditioned
Eat-in guest kitchen – air-conditioned
Professionally-equipped chef’s kitchens
Extensive food and wine storage
Dhobi and stores

First Floor

Double-height entrance hall
Lofty central atrium
Home cinema with projector, screen and sound system – air-conditioned
Wrap-around sea-view veranda – part open, part covered – with lounging and dining areas
Television room with wide-screen tv – air-conditioned
Office / media room – air-conditioned
Three air-conditioned double ensuite bedrooms, two of which have televisions
One air-conditioned twin-bedded ensuite bedroom
Guest cloakroom

Second Floor

Spectacular master bedroom suite – air-conditioned throughout
Bedroom area – 130 sq. metres
Sofas and armchairs
Two sizeable bathrooms – 50 sq. metres each
Dressing areas, bathtub, massage table

Guest House

Living and Dining Room
Kitchen
Office
Two double ensuite bedrooms
Master bathroom with bathtub
Air-conditioned throughout
Covered veranda with dining and seating

Outside

Private 2-acre plot
30 metres of seafrontage
Private steps to beach
200 sq. metre swimming pool (20m x 10m)
Jacuzzi / shallow pool
Outside showers
Beachfront pavillion
Poolside sun loungers
All-weather, floodlit tennis court
Tennis court cloakroom
Covered tennis viewing area with seating
Tennis racquets and balls provided

Beautiful Galu Beach is an extension of Diani’s powder white sands but is much less busy, sometimes without a single person on it – and the beach is bigger, cleaner and quieter than Diani Beach. Diani has been voted the best beach in Africa by the World Travel Market and one of the 25 best beaches in the world by Trip Advisor. All kinds of water sports and activities are available nearby.

Along the beach road and within 10-15 minutes’ drive there are various supermarkets and a number of banks, ATM machines and gift shops. There are a number of good places to eat and drink nearby including Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant and the Blue Marlin.

By Air

Cocokinondo is just 10 kilometres and 20 minutes’ drive from Diani/Ukunda Airstrip which has several scheduled flights each day to and from Nairobi. Airlines serving Diani/Ukunda and Nairobi include: –

Cocokinondo is approximately 50 km by road south of Mombasa Airport, which handles both domestic and international flights. Domestic airlines serving Mombasa and Nairobi include: –

By Road

Cocokinondo is approximately 40 km south of Mombasa Island via the Likoni Ferry and the main A17 coastal road.  Please contact us for detailed directions. Driving Time from Nairobi should be around 8 hours.

  • Standard accommodation rate for up to 14 guests – Ksh 150,000 per night
  • Minimum stay – 3 nights
  • Christmas & New Year – $2,000 per night
  • Minimum stay – 7 nights
  • Rentals are on a ‘self-catering’ basis including the services of the chef and team of staff
  • Check in from 3pm, Check out by 10am
  • The owners require all adult guests to sign an indemnity / disclaimer form on arrival
  • The swimming pool is unfenced and does not have a shallow end for children. Children must be closely supervised around the pool by an adult guest and should never be left unattended in any part of the property at any time.  Only adults are permitted to use the gym facilities.
  • Please contact us to make a booking
  • Please familiarise yourself with all the terms & conditions on our website when making a booking
  • Bookings can only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.  Until a booking is confirmed, availability is subject to change without notice.

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