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Bottlebird beach house - fabulous sea views

View from inside house over the pool to the sea beyond.
9 reviews
View from inside house over the pool to the sea beyond.
The view of the sea from the Gazebo.  There is a shade that goes on the wooden beams shown.
The Baobab tree next to pool with sea behind.
Hall way showing stairs going up
House across the pool.  Sea behind the photographer.
The natural cacti around our Sundowners spot which is just outside the wall of the garden.
Veranda sliding windows - these slide open.  Sea view behind.
Inside the Arabic style hall way which the bedrooms and stairs lead off from
Door from veranda into house.  3 bedrooms are downstairs off the hall you can see, and the master up
Mayungu fishing beach
Upstairs sitting area and table
The sitting room / veranda area
Pool beds - we have a new pool shade house which does not show here
The cook brings early morning tea or coffee
One of the 4 en suite bathrooms
The cottage roof from the beach.  The beach has a restaurant on it.  The path down is just visible.
Breakfast table from upstairs.
Kitchen with Julius and Dickson
Little tree in garden
Veranda with sea view.
Decoration on coffee table.
Veranda / sitting room
Path to gate with sea beyond.
Boabab next to pool
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4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 11
Watamu, Coast Province
A luxury Swahili-style house in its own private garden, right on the sea front, a few metres from the beach at Mayungu, between Malindi & Watamu, only 30 minutes from the airport. Its on the front row and you'll love the astounding views of the sea right from the sitting room/veranda, the big pool, and the path to the beach. It is self-catering but fully staffed, with an excellent cook. It has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 & we have 3 extra beds for children which go in the same rooms. All the rooms are en-suite with air-con and fans. Mayungu is situated to the South of Malindi on the Coast Road, including 11 minutes on an unpaved road - but keep going its worth it!
Listing #FKN7291942
About the Owner
Melissa B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
I will send you with more information after you book, including a menu to help you plan your meals and other tips. I can also arrange to purchase fish for your first meal if you are arriving late. I am available throughout your stay by telephone or message and the staff live on site and so are on hand to help you with any issues throughout your stay.
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Magnificent place, amazing cook and friendly staff and easy-going owner, with a hot sea salted swimming pool and a lot of games and table tennis, amazingly chilled and beautiful garden, above a very nice fisherman spot where you can go snorkeling and fishing. A must...More

Thank Cleau H
Melissa B, VR Owner at Bottlebird beach house - fabulous sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Dear Cleau, Thanks so much for your nice review. It's so heart warming to know that you enjoyed the house as much as we do. Definitely would be very happy to host you again. I'll pass on your comments to the staff - thanks for...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas/New Year break here at the beautiful Bottlebird Beach House, a traditional Malindi beach-house with the added benefits of air-conditioning. The kids just wanted to be in the pool or on the nearby beach so keeping them amused was easy. Panoramic...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We (two adults, two kids) stayed here for five days, and we can't say enough good things about it. The bedrooms were so comfortable, the kids loved the pool, the beach is a three minute walk away, sunrise over the ocean is gorgeous... Highlights for...More

1  Thank brettshadle1
Melissa B, VR Owner at Bottlebird beach house - fabulous sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Dear Brett and Co,. Thanks so much for your lovely review. Really wish you could come over again!. Best wishes, Melissa

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(4)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (13)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (4)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 2:00 AM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Smoking only permitted on veranda. No fireworks. No bachelor parties.
    4 Showers
    1 Crib
    1 Bunk
    4 Kings
    1 Twin
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 1 night
USD 250
USD 1,700
6 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Summer holiday
1 night
USD 300
12 Oct 2018 -
22 Oct 2018
October half term
1 night
USD 300
1 Dec 2018 -
19 Dec 2018
December holiday
1 night
USD 300
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$69 / stay - Deposit
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How to get there
Airport: Malindi: 26.0 km
The nearest airport is Malindi Airport which is a 30 minute drive away. You head south through Casuarina then off the end of the tarmac road, and continue straight along the unpaved road for about 10 - 15 minutes until you reach Mayungu village. Taxis are available as is relatively low cost informal car rental. The house is also 30 minutes from Malindi town centre, where there are supermarkets to get food. At Mayungu there is a kiosk which has VERY basic supplies. One needs to bring all food and other items from Malindi, though there is an Italian deli about 14 minutes away, and some green-grocers on the way to town. We suggest you pass the supermarket on your way to the house.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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