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Private oceanfront home

This is one of the most beautiful and elegant beach houses on the Kenyan coast. The house is a spacious family home, beautifully furnished and immaculately maintained by highly capable and loyal staff. The house is located on the main stretch of Tiwi Beach, where the beach and sea bottom are sandy with swimming, windsurfing and snorkeling directly in front of the house. The Tiwi reef is fully accessible at low tide, along with Tiwi’s wonderful rock pools. Walking south down the beach for 10 minutes one can wade across the Mwachema Creek at low tide to the historic Congo mosque and Diani Beach.

The house itself is beautifully sighted on a rise overlooking Tiwi Beach taking full advantage of the breeze which blows off the Indian Ocean. Set in 2 1/2 acres of gardens, the spacious grounds include one of the largest and oldest Baobab trees on the south coast, numerous Tamarind and Neem trees, plus coconut palms down to the beach and the owner’s citrus orchard in the backyard.

There are no large hotels on this stretch of Tiwi Beach which make it an exclusive retreat from the hustle of so many of the coast’s crowded and tourist intensive beaches. Yet it is only a 10-minute drive south to Diani Beach with all of its restaurants, shopping, banks, hotels, medical facilities, golf, diving and fishing activities, as well as the Ukunda airstrip from which one can access all of Kenya’s major game parks. The Shimba Hills Game Reserve is less than an hour’s drive to the west, and Shimoni, the Kisite Marine Park, Wasini Island and Pemba Channel big game fishing are just an hour to the south.

Self-catering is made easy with fruit and vegetable stands nearby and with Tiwi’s local fishing fleet just down the beach. Fishermen bring their daily catch of snapper, kingfish, calamari and octopus to the kitchen door and can also take orders for next day delivery of fresh crab:

Facilities in the villa

  • Bedrooms: Master bedroom, and two large guest bedrooms
  • Sleeps: Six people
  • Two bathrooms with showers and bath
  • Other Rooms: Large living room and open plan kitchen, and large veranda overlooking Tiwi Beach and Indian Ocean
  • Staff: Three-person house staff with over 15 years of service including an excellent chef
  • Security: Night-watchman, plus push-button radio alarm system with Group 4 Security Group (MSA)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Bedding, mosquito nets and towels all provided


Tiwi Beach is just an hour’s drive south of the bustling port city of Mombasa with numerous daily flights to and from the Moi International Airport and Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport, as well as scheduled charter flights to and from Europe.

Tiwi is also just 15 minutes from the Diani/Ukunda Airstrip which is well served with several daily flights to and from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport as well as flights to the Masai Mara, Samburu, and many other destinations on the domestic airlines Air Kenya and SafariLink.

The Kisite Marine Park and Wasini Island are just an hour’s drive south near the Tanzanian border, along with spectacular sport fishing in the Pemba Channel.

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