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Front of property (View from the beach)
The house, view from the main entrance
Living room
Veranda
The beach garden
The beach garden
The beach garden
Veranda
Veranda
View from the veranda
The sea with low tide
View from the terrace
fishermen, view from the terrace
The swimming pool (in the compound right behind the house)
The library
The house, a detail
Living room
The bedrooms court
The external shower
Entrance to the white room
White bedroom (ocean view)
Bathroom of white room
The blue room (double)
The blue bedroom
Bathroom of blue bedroom (double)
Bathroom of Blue room (detail of the sinks)
The red bedroom entrance
The red bedroom
The red bedroom (a detail)
The green bedroom
The green bedroom
The green bedroom (bathroom)
The yellow bedroom (ocean view)
The yellow bedroom - bathroom
Sunset on the beach
Low tide at dusk
A dau with low tide in front of the house - you can hire it for wonderful sailing trips
A dau with low tide
Coral reef in front of the house
Coral reef in front of the house
a Star fish in front of the house
coral reef
Sea urchins
coral reef
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5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Watamu, Coast Province

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marvandpa...
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“wonderfully relaxing and refreshing break !”
Reviewed April 21, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

we really enjoyed the amazing warm ocean, the lovely sandy beach walks, cool ocean breezes most afternoons, fresh seafood and great pasta every day, refreshing massages every day organized by the great staff - what not to like !

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Liked best: solitude, warm ! ocean water, lovely sandy beach for walking,
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Benjamin...
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“The perfect coastal rental”
Reviewed April 7, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had a perfect 4 days at Nyumba ya Madau. We have been taking holidays on the Kenya coast for the last 14 years, and this is by far the most appealing place we have stayed in. The house is situated right on the beach and designed to catch the ocean breeze. It is elegant and each corner thoughtfully designed. Perfect for kids, with both sea and pool within 100 meters. Incredibly friendly neighbours, who invited us for a memorable Italian seafood dinner. Why did we have to come home?

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Awak777
London, Kentucky
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Gorgeous beach house retreat”
Reviewed November 9, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

I've been to Nyumba ya Madau several times with different friends and we've loved it every time. The place is clean and safe with a friendly personalised service and staff, including a talented chef, Gabriel. He cooks whatever you ask for every day and is also able to recommend you the best available seafood on that day. And if you're vegetarian, you won't be disappointed.

The house is beautifully decorated and sits right on the beach front where you can enjoy a postcard perfect views every day. It also has a private garden on the beach guaranteeing you privacy. If you go as a bunch of friends, there's plenty of room to relax together or take some private time in one of the many gorgeous parts of the house.

If 100% languor and relaxation in a stunning place isn't quite for you, you can mix in some long walks along the beach, out onto the reef at low tide or even visit the nearby water sports centres to canoe on the ocean, take boat trips, go diving and many other physical activities.

Don't hesitate to visit Nyumba ya Madau - you'll have no regrets and be sure to return again and again!

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Liked best: Everything.
Liked least: I loved it all.
Traveling group: Friends
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crizz999
1 review
“a special retreat by a white sandy beach”
Reviewed September 17, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The house is beautiful, decorated and furnished with very good taste. It has great living spaces, with a fantastic veranda where you can enjoy the breeze and watch the ocean, a cosy and cute yard where you can peacefully read among the birds and the flowers, and a lounge where you can access the interesting books and magazines kindly made available by the owner. The rooms are nice and comfortable. The staff was great, they made our stay not only easy but also remarkable (food-wise for example). They were also very friendly to my 3 year old daughter, which made our stay even more pleasant. In other words, we felt at home.
The beautiful beach is just few meters away, and you can easily access it from the house. The location is far from intensely developed areas, yet you can access Watamu or Malindi by taxi for shopping or excursions. I recommend this place both if you are a group (the rooms are nicely separated) and if you are a small family. I especially liked the welcoming atmosphere, the beauty of the interior and exterior spaces, and the amazing natural environment.

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TIA-Thisi...
Kampala, Uganda
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I found paradise”
Reviewed September 16, 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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I have stayed in Nyumba ya Madau twice and been beyond impressed on both occasions. The location is perfect - quiet and dreamy, the ocean clear, stunning and breezy and the sand perfect to wiggle your toes in. I enjoyed long, long walks at sunset and sunrise yoga. I always felt safe and well looked after. The food was divine, fresh from the ocean or Italian delights. All the rooms are unique in their own way none better then the other. I would highly recommend a beach holiday here.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Friends
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Maria C
Tanzania
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing place - beautifully decorated, great location and perfect for children to run around safely!”
Reviewed September 16, 2014 for a stay in November 2013

As soon as you arrive at Nyumba Ya Madau you already feel relaxed. Cornelius, the amazing chef Gabriel, and Mwalimu make sure your are well taken care off. And the owner, as well as the staff, are really helpful if you need any recommendations of what to do in the area (taxis, places to visit, boat ride,...). The room we stayed at was very simple and nice, with a lot of light, great views and a big bathroom. The outside lounge area was my favourite spot, we spent hours in those comfy sofas reading and chatting while our little one played around in the sand. We would also recommend you are ready to eat because Gabriel is a great cook. Even the simplest of dishes taste delicious. Don't miss the pasta with crab and the gnocchi!
Once you get there, you won't want to leave. We stayed for a week and just left the house once!

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Liked best: The lounge area with the view of the sea, it's just so peaceful.
Liked least: My room was quite hot, but I hear they fitted A/C since.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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673max
Kigali Province, Rwanda
1 review
“Fantastic place , ideal for families and groups”
Reviewed September 16, 2014 for a stay in July 2013

Comfortable and spacious, with a beautiful white beach a few meters away . The local staff is lovely and the cook is very gifted; Ideal for a group of friends or for a large family

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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