“Absolutely idyllic. The staff spoiled us, the food and wine were simply superb. Thank you Michelle for a truly magical experience.”

“This is a perfect place to stay, whether on a vacation or as a place for virtual work. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious. The owner Michelle is magical, she sees to it that your stay is memorable. Keep up the excellent work.”

“We had the most wonderful stay at Tarangau; the house is perfectly appointed for a restful and pampered holiday. Thank you to the staff for looking after us and our kids attentively. The kids had fun, we had fun and we hope to be back soon.”

  • A really expansive, tranquil and luxurious coastal retreat
  • Designed, built and furnished in grand and comfortable Swahili style
  • Airy, generous, civilised and flexible accommodation throughout
  • Multiple living and lounging areas, verandas, terraces and balconies – inside and out
  • 16 x 5 metre swimming pool, pool pavilion, ponds and water features
  • Relax in and explore the extensive and lovely gardens and grounds
  • Massages, beauty treatments, yoga, pilates, meditation – available on request
  • Owner-managed, with an experienced team of staff
  • Accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 double / twin ensuite bedrooms
  • From Ksh 65,000 per night for up to 8 guests ‘self-catering’ with cook

Main House

  • Traditional ‘daka’ entrance porch
  • Spacious ground floor reception room with dining table, elevated study area and inside/outside fishpond
  • Inside/outside poolside terrace with sitting and dining room
  • First floor living room with smart TV and DVD player, library and writing desk
  • Second floor covered terrace with bar, kitchen and WC
  • Open air roof-top terrace – perfect for sundowners or yoga
  • Large and well-equipped kitchens
  • 3 double bedrooms with queen-sized beds
  • 1 twin-bedded bedroom
  • All rooms have ensuite bathrooms and ample wardrobe/storage space
  • Master bedroom has an outside shower and bathtub and walk-in wardobe/dressing room
  • Complimentary Cinnabar Green bath products
  • All bedrooms have private balconies or terraces
  • All bedrooms have mosquito nets and quiet aerodynamic ceiling fans

Guest Cottage

  • Fully self-contained
  • Floor-to-ceiling window for an inside/outside feeling
  • Spacious double bedroom with queen bed
  • Sofa and writing desk
  • Covered veranda with seats and dining table
  • Bathroom and kitchen

Outside

  • 16 x 5 metre swimming pool
  • Poolside pavilion and dining area
  • Sun loungers and sunshades
  • 4.5 acres of gardens and grounds
  • Fishpond with pergola
  • Gas BBQ

Other amenities and services

  • Unlimited Wi-Fi throughout houses and garden
  • Massage, reflexology, manicure or pedicure – available on request at additional cost
  • Private meditation, pilates or yoga classes – available on request at additional cost
  • Menus and menu planning – available in advance and on request
  • Food & wine shopping service – available in advance on request and at additional cost
  • Security guard services
  • Fire services compliant
  • COVID19 certified compliant

Kilifi

Tarangau Retreat is quietly situated on Bofa Road in a leafy residential area about 10 minutes’ drive north from the centre of Kilifi town. Beautiful Bofa Beach is a 5 minute stroll from the house and Salty’s beach bar and restaurant, which also offers kite surfing is about 10 minutes away on foot

Kilifi Harbour and Bridge

Kilifi Harbour and Bridge

Kilifi is a busy small town with plenty of shops and services including a well-stocked Naivas supermarket. The Express Shop on Bofa Road stocks gourmet food and drinks. All kinds of water sports and activities are available – from deep-sea fishing to snorkelling, water skiing and scuba diving – Kilifi Creek is home to 3 Degrees South Watersports Centre, AquaVentures Dive Centre, Sunset Dhow trips and more.

kilifi Creek

kilifi Creek

Kilifi attracts ocean sailors and the creek offers a fabulous deep-water yacht anchorage and is ideal for boating and windsurfing. Larger boats can be hired from the Boatyard about a mile up the creek on the south shore, where there is a pleasant bar and restaurant. Other recommended places to eat are Nautilus on the north shore of the creek and The Food Movement and The Twisted Fig in Kilifi Plantation.

Vipingo Ridge Golf Course

Vipingo Ridge Golf Course

Mombasa, Malindi, the ancient ruins at Gedi and the Arabuko Sokoke Forest – all make interesting day trips from Kilifi and all are within about an hour’s drive of the house. There is an excellent golf course at the Vipingo Ridge development about 30 minutes away – the course has been designed and built to the exacting USGA standard and is of international class. It has a spectacular setting, at the top of the ridge overlooking the Indian Ocean.

By Road

Kilifi is about one hour’s drive from Mombasa to the south and a little less from Malindi to the north. Driving time from Nairobi to Kilifi is around 7 hours.

By Air

There are daily flights on ALS from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the airstrip at Vipingo Ridge which is about 25 minutes away by road from Kilifi  https://www.flyals.com/

Airlines flying to Malindi and/or Mombasa from Nairobi include :–

“Absolutely idyllic. The staff spoiled us, the food and wine were simply superb. Thank you Michelle for a truly magical experience.”

“This is a perfect place to stay, whether on a vacation or as a place for virtual work. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious. The owner Michelle is magical, she sees to it that your stay is memorable. Keep up the excellent work.”

“We had the most wonderful stay at Tarangau; the house is perfectly appointed for a restful and pampered holiday. Thank you to the staff for looking after us and our kids attentively. The kids had fun, we had fun and we hope to be back soon.”

Standard Accommodation Rates

Up to 8 guests in Main House (4 bedrooms) – Ksh 65,000 per night

Up to 10 guests in Main House and Cottage (5 bedrooms) – Ksh 80,000 per night

Minimum stay – 3 nights

Christmas & New Year

Up to 10 guests in Main House and Cottage – Ksh 125,000 per night

Minimum stay over the festive season – 7 nights

Maximum occupancy – 10 adult guests

Check-in from 3pm and Check-out by 10 am

All stays are on a ‘self-catering’ basis including the services of cook and team of staff

Guests are responsible for supplying and purchasing all their own food and drink – shopping is available by prior arrangement and at additional cost

The swimming pool and inside and outside water features are unfenced. Children must be closely supervised around the pool and ponds by an adult guest and should never be left unattended in any part of the property at any time.

Please contact us to make a booking

Please familiarise yourself with all our terms & conditions 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.

The owners require all adult guests to sign an indemnity / disclaimer form on arrival

These rates, terms & conditions are valid only for bookings up until 10th January 2024

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