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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Diani Beach, Ukunda, Coast Province

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Shadrack...
1 review
“Breathtaking, home away from home”
Reviewed April 27, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

I was very keen to visit Diani with my family and by sheer luck I stumbled upon Villa Monique on Trip Advisor. Going by the reviews, I decided to make a booking for 3 nights. That was the best decision I've ever made regarding where to stay while on holiday. Everything was as advertised, the Villa is conveniently located within walking distance to the white sandy beaches of Diani. As a family we really enjoyed breakfast and evening meals on the lovely patio. The gardens are well manicured and offer privacy, thanks to the small cooling off pool which my kids enjoyed whenever it got too hot. The supermarkets are just 10 minutes drive, quite ideal for shopping especially for those with families. The Villa was quite clean and spacious with a well equipped kitchen which made it a truly home away from home. Robert who takes care of the villas was an absolute delight to talk to, his local knowledge was quite impressive and his sense of humour, he ensured that nothing went wrong during our stay, even gave us a lift to Mombasa. Not forgetting Geoffrey and Miriam who both made our stay very comfortable.
As a family we will definately be visiting again and again. Thanks for everything folks.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Adventure...
1 review
“Perfect get-away location”
Reviewed April 18, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We came to villa monique looking for serenity and quiet,to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi and that's exactly what we got. The villa is a few minutes walk from the white sandy almost empty beach and the environment is very relaxing. Robert & Miriam were very kind and helpful during our stay at the villa, they din't mind the pick-ups and drop offs to ukunda. I highly recommend this villa to anyone who is looking for tranquility and comfort. We loved it and we'll be back sometime

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RamonaJ17...
1 review
“beautiful home away from home”
Reviewed January 7, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in the Villa. It is a nice spacious house with a kitchen and a big comfortable veranda. The Villa is located near Galu beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches along Diani Beach Road. The house personnel were very kind and helpful in every possible way. We recommend this place a100%.

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Frank S
1 review
“It's a wonderful world and this is a fantastic place to be. We loved it!”
Reviewed November 8, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Since my wife is originally from Mombasa we came to Diani Beach to have a wonderful time with family and to enjoy a beautiful home away from home. And this is exactly what we found at Villa Monique. If you look for a romantic, cozy, beautiful, well serviced and yet very private place to stay, this is the choice you wanna make. You will find great people like Robert, Joffrey and Miriam who will ensure your comfort and be at your service and yet you have total privacy in a well equipped, charming and very comfortable villa with just a five minutes walk to the most beautiful and empty beach. You can have delicious fish delivered from the local fisherman right to the villa and cook fantastic meals in the well equipped kitchen or you have Miriam cook for you. Supermarkets and other shopping facilities are close by and also a huge variety of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Sitting at the huge patio of the villa and having dinner or just to relax with the surrounding of the amazing garden is simply stunning. Even family and guests we invited were overwhelmed by the beauty and charme of this place. We will always come back and highly recommend Villa Monique for people and couples how are looking for something truly unique and beautiful. And all that for a great value and a very affordable price. Thank you very much to Robert, Miriam and Joffrey and also the owner Karl. BRAVO!!!!

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Liked best: the wonderful atmosphere and the staff
Liked least: nothing at all
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Nov 10, 2016
thank you ! Karl
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willabu
St. Lucia
2 reviews
“Great vacation rental for peace of find or mental retreat”
Reviewed September 19, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

If you are on vacation and want a retreat from the hassles of your job, or a place to be at peace with your self or with your partner, Villa Monique is the excellent choice. You can have breakfast, dinner and lunch on a porch surrounded by a flower garden if you are into cooking simple meals for yourself from the reasonable kitchen as I did. And there is an upstairs room that you can use for meditation or even a small party! Expect small power outages which will sober you up that we are not in paradise but close to! You can also rent a small car for about 2000 Shillings per day to make your personal travel time to the beach or supermarket, or nite club easier. The beach is a five minute drive from the property or a 15 min walk. Its another great place to relax or take a walk on soft golden sands but for the locals its a market where you are expected to buy coconuts or sea-shells or boat trips!! I have said it all so you can decide

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Liked best: I liked everything cause I am just a simple individual
Liked least: nothing to complain about
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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EmmaCutmo...
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“My second home to chill out and recharge my batteries”
Reviewed September 4, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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I have rented villa Monique twice a year for the past three years. It is a beautiful peaceful place to unwind and relax away lifes stresses and strains. The house is clean and the garden is is very well kept by Geoffrey. The house is cleaned daily by the beautiful Miriam. This is my favourite place in the world. The beach is a 10 minute walk from the house and has a kite/surfing centre that I have learned to wind sail at on my last visit. The supermarket is a short 10 minute drive away. You can hop on a local bus which run along the main beach road. Robert the manager is always on hand to help out and will endeavour to sort anything out for you. Cannot wait to get back to my seond home in the sunshine soon.

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Liked best: The beautiful gardens and easy reach to the beach
Liked least: Power cuts but this is very common in Diani area!!!
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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giuseppe0...
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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“Sweet, quiet villa, can't wait to come back.”
Reviewed February 21, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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person found this review helpful

First time in Diani beach for us, I suppose we've been lucky. Villa Monique is a very nice "duplex". Big rooms, nice beds, huge bathroom, full working kitchen, dreamy patio. 10/15 minutes by walk to a beautiful, almost empty, beach. Perfect for kite surf.
Quality/price ratio is ridiculously convenient.
And, there's Geoffrey and Robert. man I wish I could take them back home with me.
We got a lift to the shop, they had the fish monger come by with fresh lobster and fishes that we cooked in-house(so good) and shared all kind of precious infos and suggestions.
The place and people that made a long weekend in Kenya very hard to forget.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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