Poolside barPool and bar, late afternoon


8 voyageurs

3 chambres

5 lits

3,5 salles de bain


8 voyageurs

3 chambres

5 lits

3,5 salles de bain

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À propos de ce logement

Topi Villa, with three bedrooms and a large private pool, is just ten minutes’ walk from the quiet end of Diani’s famous tropical beach. The house, furnished to a high standard, is the retirement home for an often-travelling US/UK couple.


Équipements

Prix
Voyageur supplémentaire : 14€ / nuit après 6 voyageurs

Description

Topi Villa, with three bedrooms and a large private pool, is just ten minutes’ walk from the quiet end of Diani’s famous tropical beach. The house, furnished to a high standard, is the retirement home for an often-travelling US/UK couple.

Topi Villa is just a ten-minute walk from 12 kilometres of glorious Indian Ocean beach. The house stands in a secure gated compound containing no other houses, within a larger gated development. The house has 0.4 acres of mature tropical garden with a large totally private swimming pool, a poolside bar, and a shady veranda with sofas, armchairs, and a dining area.

The price shown on the right is an all-inclusive price, covering accommodation, use of all facilities, staff time, electricity, etc. You provide your own food; you can then cook the meals yourself, or Matano, the very talented cook/housekeeper, will be happy to cook up to two meals per day for you.

The accommodation downstairs comprises two main bedrooms (each with a double bed, a day bed and its own large bathroom), plus a big modern fully-equipped kitchen, pantry, laundry room, hallway and guest bathroom. Upstairs there is a huge gallery with a double bed, two single beds, a lounge/TV area with satellite TV and DVD, a bathroom, and a balcony that can be used as a work area or as an additional lounge area. The villa will sleep 3 couples plus two singles. One bedroom has air conditioning, and there are two ceiling fans and several movable floor fans. Even without these, all the rooms remain relatively cool in the hottest weather due to the thatched roof and the sea breezes.

Topi Villa offers three main forms of holiday activity. First, leisurely poolside living, perfect for the youngest child to the oldest adult. Second, walking, jogging, swimming, sunbathing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, kite-surfing, dhow trips, and of course eating and drinking on and next to Galu Beach and the adjoining Diani beach, which between them provide 12 kilometres of continuous and stunning white coral sand and palm trees. And third, 'safari' visits of one to four days to Kenya's national parks for game viewing. Shimba Hills national park and elephant sanctuary are a one-hour drive away; Tsavo East and Tsavo West national parks are a 3-hours’ drive; and Masai Mara national park is served daily by light aircraft. Leisure Lodge Club (an 18 hole, par 72 golf course) is just 15 minutes away by car, and visitors are welcomed.

The house comes with a complete set of high quality furnishings, appliances and kitchenware, plentiful bed linens, satellite TV, DVD player, a wireless internet router, a safe, and an extensive library of books and DVDs.

The house has a large private pool (10x6 metres, 2.2 meters deep) with a poolside bar, a poolside shower, and seven sunbeds. The pool has gentle steps in rather than a ladder.

All of this comes within a well-maintained 0.4-acre mature tropical garden with grass, flowers, vegetables, and trees producing coconuts, bananas, papayas and more. We never tire of watching the colourful birds eating the birdseed we put out near the dining area.

There is parking space for three cars (one shaded) and staff quarters for one. The house stands in a secure gated compound containing no other houses, within a larger gated development.

Topi Villa has three excellent and totally dependable staff: Matano, the cook/housekeeper (who is a professionally trained cook); Wicky, who looks after the pool and garden; and Emmanuel, the night guard. Matano and Wicky have been with the house for over a decade, and Emmanuel for about three years.

Also, our local agent, Anke Wulff, who speaks English and German, can do a supermarket run to buy food and drink for you before you arrive, and can arrange a taxi to meet you at Mombasa airport or Diani (Ukunda) airfield. Anke will also visit you at the house when you arrive or shortly afterwards, and will happily show you the neighbourhood and answer your questions at any time.

Topi Villa is 35 km South of Mombasa. Within a 15 minute drive from the house you can reach several supermarkets, multiple restaurants and beach-side bars, Diani (Ukunda) Airfield for direct flights to Nairobi, Mombasa and national parks, and more.

Many airlines fly from Europe to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). At least two fly from JKIA to Mombasa. (See and Two fly from Nairobi's Wilson Airport to Diani (Ukunda) Airfield, which is only 10 kms from Topi Villa. (See and And JamboJet offers discounted flights from JKIA to Diani (Ukunda) Airfield. In addition, nonstop scheduled and charter flights are available from Europe to Mombasa.

Taxi to Topi Villa from Diani (Ukunda) Airfield or Mombasa Airport can easily be arranged. Public minibuse, inexpensive three-wheeled tuk-tuks and car rentals are also available.

Matano, our excellent cook and housekeeper, speaks fluent English, and both adult and children guests always find him very friendly. One client wrote to say, “The villa and surroundings are stunning, but it was Matano and the way he looked after us all so well that made our holiday so special.”

A washing machine is provided, and Matano will do your laundry.

We've written a memo containing detailed additional information about the house and neighbourhood. This is intended primarily for people who have made bookings, but if you like we'll be happy to send it to you before you make your decision. To request it, send an email to me, Bernard Rivers. My address is my name with a dot between the two words, plus the "at" sign, plus ggg mmm aaa iii lll ... ccc ooo mmm. (Just replace each triple character with a single character. If I spell the address out any more precisely, the Airbnb computer will conceal it. But any human can work out the address from what I've just written.)


Annulations

Strictes

Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.


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7 commentaires


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Profil utilisateur de Tove
janvier 2017
Lovely place with wonderful staff! Matanos cooking skills are excellent!

Profil utilisateur de Clement
octobre 2016
Topi villa is a great holiday home for a small family one of the two rooms on the ground floor has A/C the second one has a fan but the house has a really cool temperature; Moreover the outside seating area is very family friendly and the pool area is very beautiful. The only downside to this listing for us was the distance to the beach wich is quite long if you do no have a car due to the fact that it is a rough dirt road.

Profil utilisateur de Marijn
août 2016
We had a lovely stay at Topi Villa in Diani Beach. The house was clean and spacious and Matano made us feel welcome. We did not see much of him as we were there over the weekend but it was pleasant to know someone was around if we would experience any problems. The beach is a nice 10 min walk away and the restaurants recommended by Bernard were all good! If it was possible we would have definitely stayed longer and we will recommend this place to anyone going to Diani Beach.

Profil utilisateur de Andrew
août 2016
This is a beautiful house in a very quiet location, about ten minutes walk from the beach. It's only (small) weakness is that it isn't actually on the beach (but then it would be rather more expensive, and a mixed blessing, since the beach boys on the beach itself can be quite harassing, and its good to be able to get away from them). It does have the distinct advantage that it is close to a public access to the beach (and those are few and hard to find in Diani!). The accommodation and the pool are really excellent. There are two good double (en suite) bedrooms downstairs, and three more beds upstairs in an open plan space under the high and beautiful thatched roof. Everything was very clean and well looked after by Matano the housekeeper - a very amiable, chatty and efficient man who cooked amazing food and was able to procure local seafood for us. The grounds were very well tended by Wicky, the gardener. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, which was very relaxing, and I would certainly go back or recommend the house. The pool is a real bonus which our kids really enjoyed, and it was very pleasant to sit on the sun loungers, or in the shade on the patio. Bernie was very communicative in advance of our stay, and sent a lot of useful information. Steve Kiarii, the taxi driver he recommended was very reliable for getting us to and fro to the airport and shops, but the local tuk-tuks on the main road are also very easy to use and cheap for short local trips (ask Matano about what the fares should be).

Profil utilisateur de Cherith
juin 2016
We loved our stay! It was clean, safe, beautiful, close to the beach and relaxing...everything a family vacation should be! The only thing I would say is that the stairs and balcony were not small child friendly. 5 or 6 years and up would do fine.

Profil utilisateur de Mercer
mai 2016
Simply perfect. The villa is huge! My wife and I honeymooned here and it was just what the doctor ordered. Very private, and yet a 30 ksh tuk-tuk ride to the grocery store. Plenty of bars and restaurants nearby and gorgeous beach just a 5 minute walk away. Nothing, genuinely nothing could've been improved. The hosts have thought of every last detail, even going as far to provide a spreadsheet with all of the tide times with the best beach walking times highlighted. Will be back with the whole family one day. . .or so we hope.

Profil utilisateur de Marieke
décembre 2015
Topi Villa has been the perfect place for a relaxing weekend. The house is beautiful inside and outside, beautifully decorated, the swimming pool is in reality bigger than on the pictures, the kitchen is extremely well equipped where Matano prepares great and fresh food - all in all great. It is close to the nicest beach in Diani. You don't need much more really! We'll certainly come back in a few months time. Thanks to Bernard who provided us with extensive info before we arrived.

Cornwallville, New York, États-Unis · Membre depuis juin 2014
Profil utilisateur de Bernard

Bernard Rivers (UK citizen) and Karen Rothmyer Rivers (US citizen) retired in 2012 after working for many years in Kenya. They divide their time between Topi Villa (their retirement home on the Kenya coast) and a home in the Catskill mountains north of New York City.

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