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Monkey Beach House, luxury on the beach

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum 
Villa
Monkey Beach House is located within the Tamani at Galu Beach property.​ It is only 60 metres from the beach and has stunning views of the Indian Ocean. There is a shared swimming pool right in front of the house - halfway between the house and the beach. There is also a separate toddlers pool for younger children (aged 3 – 6yrs). The five-bedroom tropical home, adorned in contemporary Swahili architecture, offers a wide choice of indoor and outdoor lounging and dining spaces to make your holiday stay comfortable. Note: All five bedrooms have AC The beach house is perfect for families and friends (1-10 guests). We offer affordable self-catering accommodation and provide our guests with a cook and housekeeper to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable. ​Enjoy magnificent views of the...Monkey Beach House is located within the Tamani at Galu Beach property.​ It is only 60 metres from the beach and has stunning views of the Indian Ocean. There is a shared swimming pool right in front of the house - halfway between the house and the beach. There is also a separate toddlers pool for younger children (aged 3 – 6yrs). The five-bedroom tropical home, adorned in contemporary Swahili architecture, offers a wide choice of indoor and outdoor lounging and dining spaces to make your holiday stay comfortable. Note: All five bedrooms have AC The beach house is perfect for families and friends (1-10 guests). We offer affordable self-catering accommodation and provide our guests with a cook and housekeeper to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable. ​Enjoy magnificent views of the gardens, pool and the sea from all angles of the house. You can sit at the dining table on the 1st-floor balcony and watch the dhows sail slowly by and, occasionally, the camels loping along the beach. There are loads of entertaining spaces and quiet corners to escape the crowd.​ ​​​
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
5 Kings
Bathrooms
5 Full baths

Meet the host
Magda R
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe offer affordable self-catering accomodation but also provide our guests with a cook and housekeeper to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable. Our wonderful staff will be there to receive you when you arrive and will look after you during the stay.

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Summer
New York City, NY100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect for families (or anyone really!)
I cannot say enough positive things about Monkey House. Our chef, Adbdalla was fantastic! We rarely went out to eat because the food he cooked was so delicious that there was really no need to except for the occasional change of scenery. We stayed for 6 nights and wish we had stayed longer. We were multi-generational family, young and old. The house was spacious, easy access to the pool and ocean were key. There are hotels in the area and thus so many options for various daily activities available (kite surfing, glass bottom boat, snorkeling, scuba, massage). Would highly recommend!
Visited January 2023
Written 1 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Magda
Magda
Hi, Thanks for reviewing our property. We shall look forward to hosting you all again. Enjoy the rest of the year! Warm Regards, Magdalena
Written 2 May 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kevin W
Kevin W
Chicago, IL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing Beach Getaway!!!!
My stay at Monkey Beach House was amazing. The beach was extremely close to the house and we made great use of the pool out back. The staff was extremely professional and helpful, and the chef was amazing. He cooked our group three meals a day and they were all delicious. There are a ton of activities in the surrounding area and everyone in our group was able to find activities that suited their specific interests. As others have mentioned, I recommend that you bring some mosquito repellant and keep an eye on the monkeys (they are pesky and will steal food if they can get it). Overall, our stay was amazing and we will be back!!
Visited November 2022
Written 18 November 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Magda
Magda
Hey! Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay. We shall look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Warm regards, Magda and the MBH crew.
Written 8 January 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Inske d
Inske d
Loosdrecht, The Netherlands5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
50th Anniversary
Monkey Beach House was just what we needed to celebrate our 50th anniversary with children and grandchildren. A lovely time for all ages! And great staff!!
Visited April 2022
Written 25 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
galusealodge
galusealodge
Hi Inske, Glad that you had a lovely time at MBH with your family. Karibu sana. Warm regards, Magda and the team
Written 5 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christian M
Christian M
Stockholm, Sweden14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise next to the beach
This place is wonderful. Truly a paradise! Regardless if you just want to swim, eat and sleep, or if you want to spend your days being active, this is the place for you. We (a family of 10) spent about a week and a half in this great house next to the beach. We all had different interests. Some of us simply wanted to spend our time doing nothing, while others wanted a bit more action. All of us enjoyed ourselves. For those wanting some activities, you can do anything from kite surfing or snorkeling to safaris of various kinds. There are plenty of great restaurants nearby but why go anywhere when you can have fantastic food served by your own professional chef? The food we were served (breakfast, lunch and dinner) was delicious. We ended up eating out only once. It was a great restaurant in every way but we were all surprised to find that none of us were particularly impressed. "Our" chef was better. In fact, the staff at Monkey Beach House were ALL very friendly, helpful and professional. They did their best to ensure that we were all happy and satisfied with our stay. If you go - and I strongly recommend that you do - I recommend that you bring some mosquito repellant and keep an eye on the monkeys - they take any opportunity they can to steal food from the kitchen. All-in-all - many thanks to Magdalena and the staff at MBH for making our stay perfect!
Visited January 2022
Written 19 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
galusealodge
galusealodge
Hi Christian, It was a pleasure hosting your family at MBH. I'm glad that you all had a wonderful stay. We look forward to having you all back again sometime soon! Warm Regards, Magda and the MBH team
Written 30 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FluxyFlox
FluxyFlox
Brussels, Belgium4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome stay in heavenly place
We have spent a fantastic Xmas family stay, thanks to the fantastic villa, which has a paradisiacal surround, but above all thanks to divine cooking of chef Abdalla , and exceptional care provided by Ann the housekeeper. @ Abdalla and Ann, thank you very much! You both have made our stay a magic moment in the middle of this troubled pandemic period. You have welcome us like family and have enriched every single day with your delicious food and toughtful attentions so that leaving you has been a real pain ;-) WE hope to see you soon and revisit asap this magic place!
Visited December 2020
Written 22 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
galusealodge
galusealodge
Hi Luc and family, We're glad that you all had a lovely time at MBH despite the challenges posed by the Covid 19 pandemic. We shall look forward to hosting you all once again soon. Wishing you all a positive 2022! Warm regards, Magda and the MBH team.
Written 30 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emma M
Emma M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful escape
Our stay at monkey Beach House was one for the books. The pictures don't do the place justice. All the rooms and spaces were beautiful and fully equipped. The chef Abdalla made sure we were full every single meal with different dishes, and Ann the housekeeper ensured Our rooms were tidy and clean. My baby got a lively cot that served the purpose. I pray I'll be back soon to experience the ocean view from the house and poolside. Thankyou.
Visited March 2021
Written 16 March 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Magda
Magda
Hey! Thank you so much for your kind feedback about your stay. Ann, Abdalla and Rebecca will be happy to know that you were all looked after. See you again soon! Regards, Magda and the team.
Written 18 March 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alexandra
Alexandra
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing location!
This house surpassed our expectations. We booked it for 7 people and we were all comfortable. The staff were friendly not to mention the amazing chef Abdalla who made delicious meals each day. The beach is right there and the house overall was beautiful. Would definitely come back!
Visited March 2021
Written 16 March 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Magda
Magda
Hey! Thank you so much for taking time to review our place. We're all humbled with the feedback. We shall look forward to hosting you all again soon. Karibuni ! Magda and the MBH gang
Written 18 March 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fauziya H
Fauziya H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WHOLESOME BIRTHDAY VACATION
THE POOL 😍! THE BEACH 😍😍😍! THE VIEWS 😍😍😍😍! ABDALLAH THE CHEF AND ANN THE HOUSEKEEPER 😍😍😍😍😍! I loved , loved, loved my stay! My friends and I couldn't have asked for a better house. Honestly. We had a 6 month old who also had an equally good time! The proximity to all the beach activities was paramount...Also, the sunrise was just THERE 😍! Ugghh this place really was everything!🤗 Thank you for making my birthday a reality. Thank you Magdalene!
Visited March 2021
Written 15 March 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Magda
Magda
Hi Fauziya, Thanks so much for your lovely review. Glad to hear that you all had a fabulous time at MBH. I will pass on your lovely feedback to Abdalla and Ann. We look forward to hosting you all once again soon. Rgds, Magdalena and the MBH team
Written 18 March 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tpostman24
Tpostman24
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Words & pictures can't describe this paradise
WOW, what a view as we woke up in the upper room and felt like we were in the treetops looking at the turquoise waters of Galu Beach. The views from the front bedroom, the mid eating area and even the lower porch are breathtaking. I don't know how many times we just caught ourselves staring at the gorgeous site before us. Even though the compound is shared with other homes, the location is perfect and feels like you're own private getaway. The house itself is amazing with so much space on every level. Its great to have the lower kitchen for coming in from beach or pool to make snacks and drinks. All the bedrooms are spacious good oversize bathrooms. A couple bits of info: #1 If you find that your shower water has gone cold there is a switch at lower kitchen that can easy get turned off by mistake. Just cut it back on and hot water returns. #2 Make sure to lock cabinets every night as its not called Monkey Beach House for no reason. We had a couple fun mornings chasing away the monkeys. Don't worry they're not aggressive just curious and hungry. Its nice that the two upper rooms have A/C as they can get warmer being up high, but the mid and lower rooms always stayed pretty cool. And finally one of our favorite parts was Abdalla the chef. What a treat as everyday he bought the seafood and prepared it to our delight. He was also great with the kids and has a wonderful laugh. The housekeeper Anne was very friendly and keep the house well maintained. If you like water sports then within walking distance is: to the left there is H2O Extreme where you can rent boards (yes when tide is right you can bodyboard and yes even surf). They also have kite surfing, paddle boards, etc. The to the right you can rent wave runners and more. Another treat is the Salty Squint resort to the left (same place as H2O) has really good ice cream and desserts. I also recommend using the excursion guide that the house recommends as he's really nice and they are many conmen on the beach, so be careful. Lastly, there is a well equipped supermarket only a five minute ride away in a Tuk_Tuk which is only $1 USD there and about $2 USD on return with food items. Overall we highly recommend this piece of paradise. We look forward to hopefully retuning one day and once again monkeying around in the Monkey Beach House. ENOY!
Visited August 2020
Written 30 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Magda
Magda
Hi Trent, Thanks for your lovely review. Best wishes and hoping to have you back again! Rgds, Monkey Beach House Team.
Written 22 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Expedition579875
Expedition579875
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic beach house at Diani
Another great stay at Monkey Beach House. Gorgeous property that fronts the pool and the beach. Abdalla, the chef, is a superstar. The best we’ve had anywhere - his fish curry and prawn pasta are our favorites. He is low key, friendly, professional and got us good deals on the fresh seafood we ordered through him. Highly recommended
Visited August 2020
Written 17 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Magda
Magda
Hey Daniel, Thanks so much for your lovely review. Great to hear that you all had a fabulous time at MBH. I will pass on your lovely feedback to our lovely staff. Looking forward to hosting you all once again soon. Karibuni! Regards, Magdalena and the MBH team
Written 22 August 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Children's pool
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location features
  • Waterfront location

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Map
Getting there
Ukunda Airport
5.9 km

Moi Intl Airport
35.9 km
Restaurants
Anchor Bar & Restaurant
6 km

Asha Bistro
5.3 km

Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant
0 min

Tiki Bar
5.8 km
Attractions
Colobus Conservation
12 minNature & Wildlife Areas

Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest
4.9 kmForests

Bora Bora Widlife Park
2.8 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

Snake Park
7.6 kmZoos
About the neighbourhood
Monkey Beach House is located In the middle of Galu Beach - part of the larger Diani Beach area, South of Mombasa Kenya. Diani beach is famous for it's white pristine beaches,coral reef,vibrant bars and restaurants. Recently, Diani Beach has been voted for the 5th time in a row as Africa's leading beach destination by World Travel Awards.
Getting around
Diani Beach offers a variety of activities and experiences to suit all ages. Activities include scuba diving,kite surfing,golf, sky diving ,local tours and excursions. It is very easy to get around .There are plenty of Taxi's and Tuk tuk that can be booked or hailed directly outside the property . Monkey Beach house is also situated in a convenient location, close to a variety of beach bars ,restaurants and supermarkets.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
From Moi International Airport, Mombasa: 50km (takes about 1 hr 40mins) From Mombasa town: 42km (takes about 1 hr) . From the Diani Beach/Ukunda airstrip: 7km (takes about 10mins) We can arrange a transfer from the Mombasa airport or Railway Station to Monkey Beach House if you let us know your arrival time. We will book the transfer you just pay the driver directly.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Monkey Beach House, luxury on the beach

Monkey Beach House, luxury on the beach is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

Monkey Beach House, luxury on the beach has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Monkey Beach House, luxury on the beach has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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