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“Beach front paradise”
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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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Pete M
1 review
“Beach front paradise”
Reviewed March 4, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Beautiful location right on a perfect unspoilt white sand beach and sand bank. House is beautifully furnished with antique Swahili furniture and upper terrace overlooking the beach, comfortable for ten of us, great outdoor ground floor terrace, friendly staff cooked great food every night for us. We will be back to visit.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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sgloss487
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“gorgeous home on the beach”
Reviewed November 21, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We absolutely loved this house. It is so homey and the location is incredible. Could spend all day sitting outside and watching the tide come and go. Highly recommended!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Maria C
Tanzania
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We keep coming back to this cosy house, love it!”
Reviewed October 5, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This was the third time for us at Nyumba Ya Madau, and we hope to keep coming. The location of this place is amazing; stunning views and right on the beach. We always make plans to move around the area...but end up relaxing in this beautiful place for most of our stay! The house deco is really taken care off and you don't feel like you are in a typical sterile rental place, but in someone's home. The staff were as friendly as always, and even entertained our daughter! And they took care of our shopping so there's really no reason to move if you don't want to :) Hope to come again soon!

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Liked best: Location, attention to details, staff, food
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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UjalaQ
Prague, Czech Republic
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed October 4, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The house has charm, with not many frills. If you are looking for luxury, this is probably not the best house for you. The house is a bit far from town on a very bumpy road so make sure you bring everything you need, down to bars of soap and toilet paper. The rooms, furnishing and amenities are basic (e.g. a/c wasn't working properly, showers barely worked and had exposed electrical wires, nearly all lightbulbs on the upper portion were burnt out, creepy crawly centipedes kept making their way into the bed, etc.). The cook was also quite mediocre, though he was lovely and eager to please. I also did not realize the pool was shared among others houses within the compound. This review sounds harsh, but I live in Kenya and travel to the coast regularly and so it is in light of comparison with other houses I have stayed in within the same price range.

On the plus side. The garden and beach are spectacular. The staff are polite and very kind and the layout of the place and architecture are quite charming. With a little bit of maintenance, additional amenities and training of the staff - the place could be amazing!

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Liked best: The beachfront
Liked least: Lack of amenities and poor maintenence of the hosue
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Large groups
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Benedetta...
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best place on the Kenyan coast”
Reviewed June 16, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We have been to this amazing place several times and every time is an great experience. The house is absolutely stunning, full of little corners to rest and relax. There is a lot of attention to details, The staff is really friendly, especially with young kids. Food is really amazing, mostly traditional Italian, and a lot of fresh fish. It is a very easy place for those family with young kids. The compound has a pool and the house is literally on the beach. The kids love going for walks and to play when there is low tide. I couldn't recommend more this house. It is the only place we keep on coming back to.

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Jessica M
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful relaxation!”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in July 2014

My mum and I stayed at Nyumba with my then 16 month old son and had the most wonderful time. The house is beautifully decorated in a very unique and eclectic style. It is situated ideally just on the beautiful Watamu beach. We spent several afternoons splashing around on the nearby sandbank in the shallow water and pools which was ideal for my son. The staff in the house were great and extremely helpful when it came to organising early kids meals and generally accommodating our needs. This is a beautiful and very unique place to stay and its tranquil setting is hugely relaxing. We will be back!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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fraschini...
Milano
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply amazing!”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in April 2014

I spent one week with my wife at the Nyumba ya Madau and I found it simply amazing. The house is located on a white sandy beach, in a very calm and private location. The chef is excellent and he cooked the most delicious seafood we have ever eaten. The house is clean, spacious and well decorated. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone and I cannot wait to be back with my wife soon!

Liked best: Location, food
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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