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“Magical retreat - simplicity and luxury in one”
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The house from the front, with the higher building hidden behind with flat roof and amazing views
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The house from the front, with the higher building hidden behind with flat roof and amazing views
The Courtyard
Fresh Sashimi
The living area
Watamu Beach
Refreshments grow on trees
Floating in Mida Creek
Snug bed during the day
Hanging chair and swahili door
Bedroom 4's view over garden
Local oysters
The makuti roof
100m from the front of the house
Local Dhow off the beach
Bedroom 1 evening view
Sunset from the roof
Bedroom 2 balcony and bathroom
Bedroom 3 (one of the 'snug' beds)
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Private Room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Watamu, Coast Province

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Amy B
Paris, France
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“Magical retreat - simplicity and luxury in one”
Reviewed April 2, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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This is a very beautiful house. It is designed by a friend of mine so I'm a bit biased but I had no idea until I got there just how wonderful it would be. The space is incredible - a fantastic flow from inside to outside, perfect for the warm weather you get all year round. The bedrooms are simple yet have everything you need. I really enjoyed showering with a view of the sky, and on the mornings I got up early enough, doing yoga on the roof as the sun rose.

Joseph, the cook and housekeeper, is an absolute gem: his cooking is delicious and he makes it his mission to look after the guests. The setting of the house is fantastic - on the edge of a small village, 100m walk from a tidal lagoon in which you can swim when the water's high.

Travelling around on the back of local motorbike taxis was one of the highlights of the stay. Less than half an hour away you have beautiful long white sandy beaches, as well as higher-end resorts where you can treat yourself to a cocktail or meal, but then return to your secluded hideaway - the perfect combination of luxury and simplicity.

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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