“We found our perfect little paradise at Four Twenty South – and if you are looking for the perfect, quiet and relaxing spot to spend your holiday you’ll find it here too – the beautiful cottages have wonderful sea views and you can basically roll out of bed and jump into the ocean! There is enough space between the cottages so you don’t even notice there are other people around. The staff are very friendly and helpful and we have never felt more at home while being on holiday.”
Four Twenty South provides a uniquely authentic, unspoilt holiday experience, far removed from that of a modern beach resort, in harmony with the natural local environment, the seasons and the tides and harking back to a quieter, gentler era.
There are six colonial-era beach bungalows set amid beautiful tropical gardens, which range in size from two to five bedrooms. All have been gently renovated and modernised, but retain their original character and charm, and are simply furnished with a stylish mix of British and Swahili furniture, antiques and artworks.
Each house has a spacious sea-view veranda with dining and sitting area, along with a comfortable and tastefully-decorated indoor living room. The houses are fully equipped down to beach towels. There are overhead and standing fans and a cooling sea breeze, and extra-large mosquito nets cover all the beds.
“What a fabulous, enchanting spot! Small and authentic, right on the best stretch of Galu/Diani beach – but away from the crowds and close enough to everything. Hilary is a warm, efficient host, taking care of details in the background, and our cook prepares the most delicious fish and seafood every night. All the staff are friendly and accommodating. What a beautiful place to spend our holidays and get to know the south coast of Kenya”
All the houses have uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean and are just a stone’s throw away from Galu’s spectacular beach – a quiet and unspoilt southern extension and continuation of Diani Beach. The turquoise lagoon, protected by the offshore coral reef, is a vast natural spa and its warm clear water is heavenly for swimming whether the tide is in or out. The dazzling sand is so fine and white that you can walk on it barefoot at any time of day.
Each house comes with a dedicated chef and housekeeper whose aim is to make your stay as relaxing as possible. They will work around you as required – taking care of cooking, cleaning and laundry and are even happy to shop for you – although with fresh seafood and seasonal fruit and vegetables sold door to door by local traders, you may not find that such a chore. On arrival a starter pack of basic provisions including olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices, tea, coffee, sugar, drinking water, soap and lavatory paper is provided for your convenience.
Alternatively – if you would prefer a fully-catered option we can also offer a menu charged per head per meal – and all meals can be served in your house veranda or on the lawn overlooking the beach.
“We stayed in Chikore House for nine nights and we couldn’t have asked for anything more – it was absolutely perfect. The house was beautiful and comfortable, the staff were truly amazing and we were only steps from the most gorgeous beach we’ve ever set foot on! Our chef, Uhuru, was amazing, and we had some of the best seafood meals I’ve ever eaten made with fresh fish carried by the fishermen straight to our doorstep. We will definitely stay here again.”
Tsulini House and Kokare House each have two bedrooms and one bathroom. Each house has a double bedroom, and a twin bedroom, and can accommodate a maximum of four guests. High Season Rate Ksh 20,000 per night, Low Season Rate Ksh 16,500 per night
Bwaa House – has two bedrooms and one bathroom. One room is a double room and the other is a twin room. Bwaa can accommodate four guests and is ideal for friends or adult families who prefer a bit of extra space. High Season Rate Ksh 22,000 per night, Low Season Rate Ksh 17,500
Chikore House has two bedrooms, both with ensuite private bathrooms. One room is a double room and the other is a twin room. Chikore can accommodate four guests and is ideal for friends or adult families who prefer their own bathroom. High Season Rate Ksh 26,000 per night, Low Season Rate Ksh 21,000
Kualuka House has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The double bedroom and with one twin room share a bathroom – while the other twin bedroom has extra wide beds, a dressing room, bathroom and its own entrance. Kualuka can accommodate six guests and is perfect for large families on holiday, or friends who don’t mind sharing a bathroom. High Season Rate Ksh 40,000 per night, Low Season Rate Ksh 28,500
Dzumbe House is a deluxe villa and has five Bedrooms each with their own private bathrooms. 3 bedrooms have double beds, 2 bedrooms have single beds. Dzumbe can accommodate a maximum of ten guests and is ideal for big groups or families sharing. High Season Rate Ksh 80,000 per night, Low Season Rate Ksh 55,000.
High Season Rates apply from mid-July to the end of August and from mid-December to Easter. Low Season Rates apply from the end of Easter until mid-July and from September to mid-December.