“This was one of the best holidays of my life! The Dhow House is the absolute best spot! We were so spoilt and looked after by the staff. The location is out of this world. I wouldn’t want to holiday on the Kenyan coast anywhere else except at The Dhow House in Kilifi.”

Meghan, South Africa

As you pass through the antique Lamu front doors of the Dhow House, the fabulous infinity pool immediately catches your eye. You enter a spacious courtyard with a bubbling fish pond and then pass into the high-ceilinged Dining Room which looks out over the veranda and across the swimming pool, its waters merging into the panoramic blue views of the Indian Ocean beyond. Here there are expansive baraza seats, wooden ceiling fans and an additional alfresco dining area.

“We have stayed at the beautiful Dhow House a few times and have always had a really enjoyable time. The location on the edge of the coral cliff is fabulous, the house is very stylish and comfortable. The staff are great! A good spot for turtle and dolphin watching too.”

Annie, Nairobi

The Dhow House sits at the top of a small cliff and enjoys uninterrupted sea views, often with sea turtles swimming about in the waves just below the house. Access to the beach is down through a tunnelled stairway, hand-cut through the coral. At the foot of the stairs is a private sandy cove, with rock pools to explore at low tide and excellent swimming, body surfing and snorkelling at certain high tides. At low tide, one can walk a mile or so south to nearby Takaungu Creek. Due to its cliff-top position, the house enjoys cooling sea breezes throughout the year.

“The Dhow House is the perfect getaway. Once you arrive, the friendly staff make you feel at home straight away. Everything is so nicely arranged for you and nice and clean. Not to forget the amazing view, the peaceful sound of the sea crashing against the rocks, and the outstanding food. We loved it!!”

Isabel, Holland

All the rooms in the house are airy and sophisticated, decorated with style and restraint and furnished with traditional Swahili furniture set against white niru plaster walls and decorative zidaka wall niches. There are three light and spacious bedrooms downstairs – two doubles with sea views and one twin-bedded room with a garden view, air-conditioned and ideal for children. The two master bedrooms are upstairs – both have private ocean-view balconies. All bedrooms have large coconut wood beds, mosquito nets and overhead fans, and each has a generous ensuite bathroom with power shower.

  • Such an appealing holiday home in a charming, secluded setting
  • Infinity pool and panoramic ocean views
  • Well-appointed and furnished with taste and style
  • Airy clifftop position in 2 acres of tropical gardens
  • Access to private sandy beach via a tunnel through the cliff
  • Verandas, balconies and clifftop makuti-thatched ‘folly’
  • Accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 double/twin ensuite bedrooms
  • Rentals from ksh 50,000 per night ‘self-catering’ with chef and staff
Kilifi Harbour and Bridge

Kilifi Harbour and Bridge

Kilifi is a busy small town with plenty of shops and services including a well-stocked Tusky’s supermarket. All kinds of water sports and activities are available – from deep-sea fishing to snorkelling, water skiing and scuba diving – Kilifi Creek is home 3º South Water Sports Centre, AquaVentures Dive Centre, Sunset Dhow trips and much more. 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.

kilifi Creek

kilifi Creek

Mombasa, Malindi, the ancient ruins at Gedi and the Arabuko Sokoke Forest – all make interesting day trips from Kiliifi and all are within about an hour’s drive of the house. There is an excellent new golf course at Vipingo Ridge about 20 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.

Vipingo Ridge Golf Course

Vipingo Ridge Golf Course

By Road
Kilifi is about one hour’s drive from Mombasa to the south and a little less from Malindi to the north. Beach House is situated two miles north of Kilifi Creek and a few minutes’ drive from the town and main road.

By Air
There are daily flights on Safarilink from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the airstrip at Vipingo Ridge which is about 15 minutes away by road from the house. www.flysafarilink.com

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

“This was one of the best holidays of my life! The Dhow House is the absolute best spot!  We were so spoilt and looked after by the staff.  The location is out of this world.  I wouldn’t want to holiday on the Kenyan coast anywhere else except at The Dhow House in Kilifi.”

Meghan, South Africa

“We have stayed at the beautiful Dhow House a few times and have always had a really enjoyable time. The location on the edge of the coral cliff is fabulous, the house is very stylish and comfortable. The staff are great!  A good spot for turtle and dolphin watching too.”

Annie, Nairobi

“The Dhow House is the perfect getaway. Once you arrive, the friendly staff make you feel at home straight away.  Everything is so nicely arranged for you and nice and clean.  Not to forget the amazing view, the peaceful sound of the sea crashing against the rocks, and the outstanding food. We loved it!!”

Isabel, Holland

“We have just returned from our New Year’s stay at The Dhow House – it is the most amazing house in a stunning location with lovely staff. We saw dolphins and turtles from the cliff top. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.”

Claire, UK

Standard rental rates for up to 10 guests – Ksh 50,000 per night

Minimum stay – 2 nights

Christmas & New Year – Ksh 75,000 per night

Minimum stay – 7 nights

Maximum occupancy – 10 guests

The house is not suitable for smaller children due to steep steps and slopes

Rentals are on a ‘self-catering’ basis including the services of chef and staff

Guests should provide all their own food and drink – shopping is available by separate arrangement

Check-in 3 pm, Check-out 10 am

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

These rates, terms and conditions are valid for stays up until 31st December 2020

Please contact us to make a booking

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