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Elena House is a stunning Villa great for family beach holidays and relaxing too
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Elena House is a stunning Villa great for family beach holidays and relaxing too
Elena House at sunset The Pool is a wonderful place to relax set just off the main downstairs veranda.
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Elena House is a stunning Villa great for family beach holidays and relaxing too
Elena House at sunset
The Pool is a wonderful place to relax set just off the main downstairs veranda.
The cool small bubble pool is set under a canopy of trees is fun and ideal for adults and children.
Indulge yourself on the lower patio while the cool Indian Ocean breeze sweeps through
Relaxing on the sunbeds
DSTV is an option in the comfort of a spacious living room to watch your favourite programmes
The upper quiet balcony offers time to reflect and is the Spa Zone for massages.
All double bedrooms have 4 poster beds and are light airy and modern with an authentic coastal theme
Upper bedrooms with a view to the pool and gardens
All the bathrooms are modern and light and equipped with rain showers
Kililini Beach Spa offers Elena House guests daily membership to the beach resort 5 minutes by car.
Kililini Beach Resort 5 minutes by car or tuk tuk from Elena House
Beautiful Beaches
Casuarina Beach 6:30 am. 5 mins walk from Elena House
Great Fishing
Dow rides in the Bay
Great Wildlife
Beaches South of Malindi
Lamu Archipelago, Manda Island, Kenya Coast
Malindi Flats Mayungu, 20 minutes by Boat from Elena House
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7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Malindi, Coast Province

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Kamau K
Eldoret, Kenya
1 review
“Holiday in Malindi”
Reviewed 22 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We had a great holiday staying at Elena House in Malindi after New Year. The Villa offered so much for everyone. It was close to the beach, had two swimming pools one for adults and one for children, there was table tennis on the upper balcony and sat tv in the living room upstairs. The ladies had massages every day by the visiting massage girl. The staff Alex and Francis were extremely polite and helpful throughout our holiday and the cook made the most amazing meals. It was like staying in a hotel. All the rooms were clean and tidy, the new bathrooms were very well appointed. The kitchen and house in general was very well equipped. We were sad to leave at the end of our holiday and look forward to returning later in the year.

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Liked best: The closeness to the beach, the privacy of the compound and the huge pool
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
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Gladys W
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“A beautiful beach holiday”
Reviewed 12 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Me and my group of friends were fortunate enough to stay at Elena House. It is a villa with a large swimming pool and a cool plunge pool in the shade where we spent most afternoon drinking wine and relaxing. The staff were absolutely tremendous and helpful and the cook managed the most awesome sea food and even Traditional English fish and chips. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who want to relax and have a chilled holiday with a large group. The beach was also very close by and swimming was fabulous.

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Liked best: The staff were extremely friendly and helpful
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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Kim S
Kisumu
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“Beautiful house, gracious staff”
Reviewed 28 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We were travelling with 5 adults and 4 children under the age of 7. This house was amazing. The rooms were spacious and clean and the pool and lounge areas were large an incredibly comfortable. The four children in our group played in the pool until we had to pull them out. There are 2 pools - one quite large with pretty much no shallow end (even adults could not stand in most areas) and then a smaller wading pool. The veranda is covered in lovely folliage and it's a short 10 minute walk to the marine park.

The staff were superb. Alex was incredibly accommodating and even protective of us, making sure the kids were safe and we knew our way everywhere. Vincent was a terrific chef who made delicious meals out of simple ingrediants and organized fresh seafood for us to purchase daily.

This is a perfect place for families and large groups. There's a ton of space to spread out and relax and you won't be stepping on each others' toes. It's about the best deal for this kind of place in this location. I would HIGHLY recommend!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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SarahAMay
Doha, Qatar
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“A wonderful stay”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We rented Elena house for approximately 2 weeks with our kids (8 and 11) and father (7). It was great - close to the beach (not far to walk), easy to catch a tuk tuk into town (a bumpy 15 minutes or so - part of the fun). The house was fabulous - the pool was used extensively and there was so much space. The staff were great - John an experienced italian chef treated us to a lot of great food despite the poor quality and range of kitchen utensils and appliances - he took care of the grocery shopping and menu planning, Alex took care of our every other need and the rest of the staff were fine too. My dad totally indulged and enjoyed all that was on offer - the kids had the pool and after some arranging access to TV for 'down-time'. It would have been more comfortable at night if we had had air-con and the beds weren't great. it isn't that close to the better swimming beaches, but it was easy to organise transport - nb. not cheap as too far for Tuk-Tuks. But minor details really, we were on holiday after all - and we really liked not having WiFi!!!!

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Liked best: The food and staff service and attention were great as was the house in general.
Liked least: The beds.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Whiskersg...
Scotland
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“HARD TO BEAT”
Reviewed 25 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Stayed for nearly 3 weeks - 4 men 50+ on a fishing holiday, catching Marlin and Sailfish mainly.

This is a wonderful staffed villa, with an excellent, shaped 10 ft deep swimming pool, filled with mildly salted water from own well. There is a small kids pool as well. Lovely water temperature.

The place was clean, neat and tidy, and kept that way by the three excellent staff - Alex, John and Francis. These guys are great fun and nothing was too much for them. Organise your food anyway you want, and they will make arrangements, and cook you a lovely meal.....laundry as well - no problem.

Plenty of communal areas for relaxing or having a sundowner. We were not too bothered by mosquitos, compared to some other places in Malindi (we go there every year) And the security is very good - maybe even over the top.

The house is located in a residential area, away from the town centre, restaurants etc, and so at the start of the holiday, get a taxi number, and negotiate a regular price to and fro - 500KS per trip (£3.50) You can be collected any time of the day. Tuk tuks are everywhere and are 200KS for up to 3 persons for the journey into town.

Eat out a few times - Karen Blixen has wifi; I love Pizza; Old man and the sea; Oriental; Bao Bab.....and you must try the nearby air conditioned Billionaire's Club Casino. You can have a mild gamble or enjoy the atmosphere at reasonable priced drinks. Naomi was there when we were there. There are many other places.

The spacious rooms had large beds enclosed in excellent mosquito nets, and mostly with fans. I must say, we would have really liked air conditioning in all the rooms. Plenty of drawers and hanging space. Adequate sockets - square UK style for phone charging etc, but regretted there being no wifi.....really a growing requirement nowadays.

Take a trip down the coast to Watamu for the day - Ocean Sports or Hemmingways - fantastic atmosphere - have lunch. Track down Hassan and he'll take you there in a minibus, stay with you, and take you back again - for £35......a great day out.

And try the fishing....you can arrange trips from the Malindi Fishing Club - Kingfisher Boats or Lady Nana - both on the front. Prices from maybe £300 upwards for the boat for the day - up to 4 anglers - top class fishing.

All in all, you can have a quiet relaxing holiday at the pool every day, or be as adventurous as you want - it's a great place, and will be hard to beat.

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Liked best: The relaxed atmosphere
Liked least: No air conditioning or wifi
Travelling group: Friends
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