Swimbo House, Watamu
About Swimbo House
The incredible Swimbo House is second row back from beachfront but enjoys an elevated position that catches the breeze and provides beautiful ocean views across Watamu Beach and Turtle Bay from both the lovely pool and veranda. It sleeps 8 in 3 double bedrooms with two tiny kids rooms and extra singles in two of the doubles
2 king size bedrooms each side of the house facing the sea, with a single bed and a king size bed , fans and mosquito nets with shelving and wardrobe space a table and chair for office working bedside lamps leading to an ensuite bathroom with toilet, sink and shower which then lead on to a veranda overlooking the sea. At the end of this corridor each side is a small child’s pod with a very small single bed, mosi net and fan with shelving and bedside table. On one side of these doubles is an additional bathroom with loo and shower which is accessed by both the first bathroom and kids room and the veranda
Double bedroom ensuite with air conditioning with double bed with mosquito net and floor fan, wardrobe and cupboards, bedside shelf and side lamps and chair it leads to a shower room and toilet with sink and vanity unit. Two very tiny kids pod with kid size beds with a small tble and shelving and a fan with bathroom access. Inside dining room with bar area, dining table can seat 10 people or more, bookcases and fan over dining table. Covered sitting area and dining area with lamu beds x 3 and dining table seats 6 with a bench seating overlooking the beautiful turtle bay beach. Outside elevated veranda overlooking turtle bay with seating and coffee tables
Large veranda with lovely pool overlooking the sea with a gazebo for relaxing with sun beds x 6 and table and some chairs leading to the pathway to the beach. The Pathway goes down to the beach. There is a gate which is kept locked at night
Swimbo also comes with WiFi for those who always need to be in contact and a power backup for electronics. All in all, Swimbo is a fantastic house with great staff at unbelievably competitive prices; what else do you need? Oh, a direct walkway down to the beach is the cherry on top.
If you have a large group you could use Swimbo Cottage a smaller house located on the same property as spillover.
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.
Fan available in one rooms
THINGS TO DO
KWS Marine Park
It stretches the length of Watamu beach and offers snorkelling, kite surfing and stand-up paddleboarding.
Local Ocean Conservation Trust
Visit the amazing team to find out how they are protecting turtles or check out the whale shark migration.
Get to learn more about smaller spectacular members of Kenya’s wildlife.
Arabuko Sokoke Forest
Arabuko Sokoke Forest is home to the amazing birdlife and some secretive elephants.
Keep yourself fortified with endless meals at Pili Pan, Medina Palms, Ocean Sports or the Crab Shack
Deep Sea Fishing
If you fancy yourself as a serious fisherman, Ocean Sports has the best deep-sea fishing boats on the coast.
We really enjoyed our time at Swimbo. Great location, great staff. No complaints at all. Tutarudi
Please note the maximum numbers for Swimbo house includes children/babies.
Self catered inclusive of a chef:
Year-round: USD. 300 per night
For additional guests, please confirm and call +254 722360111 before arrival
Check in is strictly at 1pm and check out is before 10am
Earlier or later check in must be approved by management in advance and is charged at a rate of USD 10 per hour
For Christmas/New Year (21st dec to 5th Jan 2024) rates please contact +254 722360111