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About the Villa

Heavenly is regarded as the most spectacular private beach front home in Watamu. Styled top to bottom by a sought-after & celebrated South African interior design firm featured frequently in SA’s House & Garden, Heavenly fresh & modern feel sets it apart from other (usually more rustic) holiday homes in Watamu.

If you are looking for a chic retreat, look no further. Heavenly sits on a quiet beach and enjoys full ocean views from every floor. Watamu is prized for its 5 km long powdery white sand beach (named the 2nd best beach in Africa by CNN Travel in 2012), warm coral-reefed lagoon exploding in a million shades of aqua, a rich tidal inlet rife with diversions, and its residential & relaxed atmosphere.

Watamu has remained so pristine because it’s actually a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a 229 square km National Marine Park—designated as a place of “natural excellence”, and we couldn’t agree more. At low tide Heavenly has access to the full length of Turtle Bay beach, and at high tide a headland magically turns Heavenly into its own private beach cove.

It doesn’t get much better than this. Local activities include golf; snorkelling; scuba; deep-sea fishing (catch & release); kite surfing; stand-up paddle boarding; turtle, dolphin & whale watching; water skiing and wake boarding; wind surfing; kayaking; cycling; cultural tours; forest tours; tours of local ruins; and much more.

The staff includes a cook, a housekeeper, a “do-everything” guy and a night watchman.

The villa is beach front on Kenya’s most pristine beach, Watamu. A national marine park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Watamu is free of “beach boys” and fishermen. Has blinding white sand, lovely sand bars and tide pools that emerge at low tide. The best!

Excellent quality 9 hole “pitch & putt” 5 minutes from the house. Offers lessons

Water skiing readily available and nearby

How to get there
25 mins drive from Malindi airport, which is a 1-hour flight from Nairobi, Kenya. (Nairobi – Malindi served by 4 airlines.) Car hire recommended, but local taxis and “tuk tuks” are also available.

5 minutes’ drive to Watamu village, where there are grocery stores, Snake Farm, golf, ATMs/banks, etc.

House swap
House swap considered

Accommodation description

Master Bedroom: 1 double bed
North Bedroom: 1 double bed
South Bedroom: 1 double bed + 1 daybed
West Bedroom: 1 double bed + 1 single bed
Bunk Room: 4 single beds

Each bedroom is en suite.
Master bedroom: shower, bathtub, 2 basins, separate W/C
North bedroom: shower, 1 basin, toilet
South bedroom: shower, 1 basin, toilet
West bedroom: shower/bathtub combo, 1 basin, toilet
Bunk: outdoor shower, 1 basin, toilet

2 fridges, gas cooker & hob, washing machine, microwave, Cuisinart, other cooking gadgets

Utility Room: 
washing machine

Living Rooms: 
Day lounge is by pool and is exposed to the weather. Evening lounge is protected from the weather. Currently no TV at the house. There is also a lounge under the big neem tree by the pool, 2 rooftop lounges and 3 bedrooms have private verandahs.

The studio/office is surrounded by glass French doors & has sea views. There is a small yoga room and another art/reading room.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service: 
Daily maid service. Towels & linens are included, changed as needed (though we do ask to conserve water and go light on towel changes when possible)

Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.

Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.

High Chair, Internet Access, Room Fans.

Location Type: 
Beach, Waterfront.

Not an ideal house for those with mobility issues. However there is a ground floor bedroom, so if someone can get up the first 6 stairs to the front door, the person could live just on the ground floor and have access to the pool, kitchen, lounge areas. There are stairs down to the beach that would be difficult for someone with mobility problems to navigate.

Lovely mature tropical gardens on all sides of the house. One lounge area & dining area under a shady tree. There is a barbecue off the kitchen. The pool area has 4 sun loungers. Private, 3 level swimming pool, including a shallow, shaded area for children. Big yard between house & beach. Stairs down to blinding white sand beach.

Heavenly villa can accommodate up to 13 people. It is priced on self-catering basis. We provide staff & accommodation, including a chef. You do the provisioning.

High season (October to April, August)

92,000 Kenyan shillings per night, 2-night minimum;

5-night minimum at Easter

December 18 to January 8:

126,500.00 Kenyan shillings per night, 7-night minimum for

(Either Christmas or New Year (14-night minimum for both)

Low Season (May to July, September)

1 to 4 guests: 57,500.00 Kenyan shillings per night

5 to 13 guests: 92,000.00 Kenyan shillings per nigh


Check-in: 3pm

Check-out: 11am

Late check-out: 5p, subject to availability and 50% fee of nightly rate (fee waived on bookings of 7 nights or more, but still subject to availability)

Deposit: 50% nonrefundable (but transferable) deposit required to confirm booking. Becomes nontransferable 60 days prior to booking (90 days prior for Christmas/New Year)

Final Payment: Nonrefundable and nontransferable final payment due 60 days prior to booking, or 90 days prior for Christmas/New Year.

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