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“Great place to be with kids”
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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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Awak777
London, Kentucky
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great place to be with kids”
Reviewed November 30, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This is one of many trips we've had to this gorgeous house. This time with a small child. The staff made it easy to be there, taking care of the child's nutritional needs and dealing with extra laundry on time.
I'd definitely go back with a little one and look forward to many more trips to this place.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sorchaoc
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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“Breathtakingly beautiful house on a stunning beach”
Reviewed October 25, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We spent 5 days in this amazing house as a family of four, and we'll be back as soon as we possibly can! This extraordinary 5-bedroomed Swahili beach house is on the beachfront - life overlooks the white sands and turquoise waters of Jacaranda beach, just 10kms from Watamu.

Bene's house has been designed and filled with love for Swahili design and culture - four-poster beds are combined with antique Swahili artefacts built up over years, and mixed with shells and other finds from the beach. Every need and comfort has been considered, from a massage bed on the veranda overlooking the beach, to outdoor showers in courtyards, and in-door as well as outdoor dining areas. A great shared pool is available just behind the house.

The staff are lovely, and can help you decide on the best seafood and fish, which they can then turn into delicious Swahili or Italian meals. They will also help with organising dhow trips to see dolphins, snorkelling on the reef or searching for starfish in the rock pools along the beach. We did it all... and will be back again for more!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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toshea u
2 reviews
“Gem in watamu”
Reviewed August 5, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

An amazing gem in watamu..nyumbayamadau is everything you imagine it to be and more. Excellent stay with girlfriends, the staff is absolutely amazing and nothing is too much to ask for. Service with a smile. Most serene place I have been to in a long time and the house itself is a work of art! Well done to the Bene and the team! Will definitely be back!

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Agyedho A
1 review
“Serene,luxury and exceptionally worth visiting!!!!!!”
Reviewed April 24, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Nyumba ya madau is one of the most beautiful houses i have visited in a decade,it is located in an amazing and unique location, the beach is literally in front of the house,breathtaking sights,and such a calming presence,i felt it immediately when i entered the house.
It is a great family friendly,cosy, and relaxing environment with a stunning pool inside the compound,and a fantastic and super friendly staff, the food is of high standards and the rooms are very clean. I have to say what impressed me the most is the stylistic design of the house,and how spacious and accommodating it was.

I had a marvelous experience and recommend it is exceptionally worth it!the pictures do not do any justice, you have to see it to believe it!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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75Constan...
Lisbon, Portugal
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Perfect honeymoon beach house”
Reviewed March 8, 2017 for a stay in October 2016

Everything about Nyumba ya Madau is exceptional. Starting from the amazing and friendly faces working here, the fresh and tasty food served from morning to evening, and being able to walk 5 steps to encounter the perfect honeymoon beach.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for some 10 stars get away house.

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stelladeg...
Milan, Italy
1 review
“the perfect getaway to paradise!”
Reviewed March 6, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Our three-day getaway to Nyumba ya Madau was just perfect! The house is cozy and well decorated, with beautiful locally-inspired furniture and stunning interiors. The staff is friendly and always available to help when needed, at the same time extremely discreet to ensure guests can enjoy their privacy and feel at ease in the house. The cook has been key in helping with food shopping and contacting local fishermen to bring fresh fish to the house, then cooked into tasty Italian- or Kenyan-style dishes.
The location of the house is simply spectacular, with a garden directly looking onto the white beach and the crystalline ocean. Spending a short holiday in Nyumba ya Madau was a wonderful experience: relaxing and reenergising at once!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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valerieva...
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to relax and enjoy”
Reviewed March 6, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We spent 4 days at Nyumba ya Madau in Watamu and had a great time. Staff working in the house are very helpful and kind. The house is beautiful and has all what is needed for a nice and relaxing holiday and is located by the beach. We also enjoyed nice walks in the sand bands, snorkeling in Watamu and went to see the dolphins, which was amazing!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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