Darmida House, Watamu
About Dar Mida House
Dar Mida is just about the most glorious house you can imagine. Situated on Mida Creek, in Watamu, Dar Mida has been newly renovated by the owners and they have done an absolutely glorious job. 3 stunning bedrooms (there are 4 but the owners lock one up) all with beautiful bathrooms en suite: wonderfully decorated with all the trims and fittings. The bedrooms (1 on the ground floor and 2 on the 1st floor) all have double beds, ceiling fans and mosquito nets and the lovely bathrooms all have showers in them.
Downstairs you have a huge seating area outside with a dining table and lounge, again wonderfully decorated and finished, ceiling fans keep the downstairs veranda cool. Walking out of the veranda and you have a gorgeous swimming pool and loads of the loungers. On the other side of the pool is a gazebo for chilling and watching the world go by.
On the 1st floor you have 2 of the 3 bedrooms and a huge communal living space, decked out with lovely furnishings. But it’s the top floor that gives the real ‘wow’ factor to Dar Mida. Climbing up the stairs you are welcomed into a bar area opening out to an upstairs dining room overlooking the creek. At the front you have an enormous roof terrace, ordained with furniture to watch the creek (and the world go by). The day time views are sensational and stars out at night are mesmerizing. Welcome to Dar Mida, welcome home.
In bustling Watamu the question is more what can’t you do from your doorstep? The KWS marine park that stretches the length of Watamu beach offers snorkelling, kite surfing and stand-up paddleboarding, or you can visit the amazing team at Local Ocean Conservation Trust to find out how they are protecting turtles or check out the whale shark migration. On land, it’s a short hop to the amazing Gede ruins, or learn more about smaller spectacular members of Kenya’s wildlife at Mida Creek, Butterfly Farm or BioKen Snake Centre, both hubs of conservation excellence. A short drive away, Arabuko Sokoke Forest is home to the amazing birdlife and some secretive elephants. Keep yourself fortified with endless meal options at Pili Pan, Medina Palms, Ocean Sports or the Crab Shack. If you fancy yourself as a serious fisherman, or you want to learn, Ocean Sports has some of the best deep-sea fishing boats on the coast. Malindi is half an hour away from Watamu, with stunning shopping and restaurants in the town, as well as the Driftwood Club. Whatever your coastal dream, we have a house for you.
THINGS TO DO
5 surf sport-schools / rental facilities within a 3 Km radius (kite, wind, surf, SUP)
Yoga on the Beach
Take up yoga classes on the beach either privately or in a group with help of yoga trainers.
Kite, wind surfing
Galu Beach is the kite mecca of the South Coast or the Diani Beach region
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Rate Cards on Self Catering
Low season (14 April - June, September - November)
Ksh 35,000 per night
High season (Jan - 15 April, July - August, October - 14 December )
Ksh 45,000 per night
Peak season (15 December - 5 January)
Ksh 60,000 per night