Neem Tree House, Vipingo : 8 guests
Neem Tree sits on the northern end of the Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy in Vipingo, some 40 km north of Mombasa. This gorgeous laid back family home is very private and secure, set in almost 2 acres with a mature garden at the front of the house shaded by the two huge neem trees that give the house its name. It sleeps 8 people in 3 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, with fans and air conditioning. The master bedroom comes with a double bed and a cosy TV (has an HDMI cable and an Amazon firestick) or study nook, the guest bedroom with a double bed, and a sofa whilst the bedroom at the back of the house is ideal for the kids, with 2 single beds, a bunk bed and a small TV and DVD player.
The stunning 6 x 12-metre infinity pool overlooks the ocean and is complimented by a large dining/sitting room/ chill-out area. The resident chef Reuben is ready to cook up a storm for you using fresh fish and seafood from the local fisherman if that’s your thing, otherwise, he has a wide and varied repertoire to suit almost every dietary requirement. Karisa, who handles the pool, garden and maintenance is happy to do your shopping if you don’t want to do it yourself and Pili looks after the housekeeping and is great with kids if you need a babysitter. The rooftop area is a great spot for adults to relax and play darts or the family to play board games. Spot turtles at high tide from one of the two decks just above the ocean or even from the swimming pool! The ‘sundowner deck’, situated off to the side on the steps down to the beach, is an exceptional spot to toast the moon as it rises out of the sea.
Kuruwitu marine conservancy is an internationally acclaimed initiative and its literally on the doorstep! Snorkel right off the beach and take in the stunning marine ecosystem or take a guided reef walk with the knowledgeable conservancy staff. Alternatively, you can take a stroll down to the fabulous Vipingo Ridge Beach Bar.
The PGA branded golf course at Vipingo ridge is only a ten-minute drive away and there is a myriad of activities available there including horse-riding and mountain biking. Additional water sports opportunities, such as water-skiing, wake-boarding, sailing, deep-sea fishing and scuba diving can be arranged through 3 Degrees South at Mnarani Hotel, and kite-surfing is possible with Salty’s, both in Kilifi, a pleasant 25-minute drive away. Sunset dhow rides on Kilifi Creek with Captain Shallo are another favourite and not to be missed. This is one of the most unspoilt areas on the Kenya coast (no beach boys or vendors to interrupt you as you walk or play), there are unbelievable views from the property and lots of chill-out spots to make your own.
Welcome to Paradise!
Rates (for the whole house per night)
Jan 4th – Feb 5th – Ksh. 31,000 (min 1 night stay)
Feb 6th – Feb 21st – Ksh. 37,000 (min 3 night stay)
Feb 22nd – Mar 31st – Ksh. 31,000 (min 1 night stay)
Apr 1st – Apr 26th – Ksh. 37,000 (min 3 night stay)
Apr 27th – May 20th – Ksh. 31,000 (min 1 night stay)
May 21st – Jun 7th – Ksh. 37,000 (min 3 night stay)
Jun 8th – Jul 2nd – Ksh. 31,000 (min 1 night stay)
Jul 3rd – Sep 2nd Ksh. 37,000 (min 3 night stay)
Sep 3rd – Oct 14th – Ksh. 31,000 (min 1 night stay)
Oct 15th – Nov 1st – Ksh. 37,000 (min 3 night stay)
Nov 2nd – Dec 3rd – Ksh. 31,000 (min 1 night stay)
Dec 4th – Dec 17th – Ksh. 37,000 (min 3 night stay)
Dec 18th – Jan 3rd – Ksh. 54,000 (min 7 night stay)