This is the place to come for a relaxed beach holiday in the tropical sunshine! With a stunning, quiet beach, Samawati is the ultimate retreat. The villa has four spacious bedrooms and a large swimming pool, as well as four members of staff.
We built our Arabesque Lamu style villa in 1985 - a double storey, 4 bedroomed coastal home in which all bedrooms are upstairs facing the sea. The dawn colours are breathtaking. The house is surrounded by indigenous trees - a paradise for birds and our local troupe of cheeky sykes monkeys! We love Msambweni for its unspoilt beach, safe swimming, good snorkelling on the outer reefs, steady trade winds for kite and wind surfing.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests have access to the entire villa, which has four bedrooms all upstairs.
The Sultan Suite has two Queen Size beds in an enormous room, with private balcony, ensuite bathroom that boasts double shower, wardrobe space, WC and double sink.
The Simba Room is a double bedroom with private balcony, bathroom with single shower and WC, double sinks and wardrobe space.
The North Wing consists of two twin rooms with a shared bathroom that has single shower, single sink and WC.
Downstairs, there are two living room areas, a bar, dining room, kitchen, and swimming pool area.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We won't be at the house to host unless you specifically request it. But our wonderful staff will be there to look after you.
Stephen - the cook and house manager - is an excellent host and will do all your shopping for you too if you ask him!
Katana - will wait on you at meal times, bring you tea in bed in the morning and also in the afternoon at the swimming pool, and takes care of cleaning the house.
Idi - cleans the pool and tends the garden.
Mbega - is our nightwatchman, who comes on duty at nightfall, until daybreak.
Weitere wichtige Infos
The house is let on a self-catering basis, but Stephen (house manager and cook) is extremely capable and if you need him to go and do your shopping, he can do (you will just need to arrange and pay for a taxi to Ukunda). Local fishermen bring their fresh catch to the back door where you'll find Stephen bargaining with them over the price, and deciding what looks best. You are welcome to be as involved in this process as you like - some people love to choose their fish / crab / prawns / lobster etc - others are content to leave it up to Stephen!
We do also have room for one ayah / nanny.
The Kenyan coast is largely populated with conservative people, who appreciate guests to act and dress modestly.
We advise that you lock your valuables up in the safe, as we won't take responsibility for any being lost - it is extremely rare, but sometimes on the beach if you leave things lying around, opportunists might seize their chance. We have rarely ever had this happen.
We also ask that if beach boys approach you on the beach to sell their wares, you ask them to talk to Stephen and come to the back door of the house. This is to try and deter locals from selling things on the beach, and rather encourage them to come to the house.