A beautifully rustic beach house on the beach

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Description from the owner

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

Sleeps: 10

Type: Cottage

A beautifully rustic beach house on the beach

Takashak lies on Takaungu beach, 400 metres of white Indian Ocean sand enjoyed by only 3 properties. Lush greenery provides privacy from the beach so that you can lie on the roof terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean just metres away.

Away from it all down 5 kms of dirt road off the Mombasa to Malindi main road, Takashak is secluded, peaceful, quiet and hidden away.

Family owned, the house has been sympathetically improved over the years, whilst maintaining a simple beach house character.

You will be looked after by William and Nixon, 2 great friendly local Giriama guys.

Takashak is chilled. Very chilled. Get ready to slow down, read, switch your ...Read more

About the owner

Bruce R.

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A beautifully rustic beach house on the beach
Kilifi, Kenya

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The nearest village is Takaungu village, a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk.

Takaungu beach is great for snorkelling at low tide when lots of pools are exposed. Takaungu creek makes a fascinating walk to the village and beyond as it narrows into mangroves. Keep an eye on the tide movements.

Explore Takaungu Village with its local shops, especially Mr Mohamed Ali's shop which is the main store where you can buy most basics. Mosques, wells, schools, a clinic, fish market, canoe ferry to north side of creek and friendly laid back locals.

Vuma Caves: 45 minute walk or 25 minutes by boda-boda from Takashak the open ocean crashes on to Vuma's spikey jagged rocks and caves. Experienced divers can venture into the water; there are caves and blow holes. Game fish can be seen from the rocks.

Kiriwatu Marine Reserve: a wonderful marine reserve, 20 minutes drive south, snorkle in clear water and see amazingly varied, beautiful corals and sea life. Expect to see turtles.

Zinj, in Takaungu village, a good quality expat run (by Amanda) leather goods manufacturer sells beaded sandals, bags, dog collars etc from a tastefully renovated old Swahili house in the village.

Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort within 30 minutes drive. This is a world class Clubhouse and 18 hole golf course built to USGA specifications.

Boating, yachting and dhow trips can be organised from Kilifi Boatyard and Mnarani boatyard, the latter offering PADI diving tuition, wake-boarding, water-skiing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, deep sea diving, fishing and game fishing.

Wild Living Eco store at Kilifi Plantations (on main road) well worth a visit for eco products and beauty items.

Takashak is 2 kms from Takaungu village, an ancient sleepy village at the head of a shallow creek, 25 minutes south of Kilifi, 1 hour south of Malindi and Watamu and 1 hour north of Mombasa.

Kilifi is a bustling but laid back town full of local expats and friendly locals. Lots of shops shut from 12-2pm but not the main ones. The huge bridge now links it easily with the area south of Kilifi creek and Mombasa. Kilifi is 25 minutes drive north of Takaungu and Takashak.

Off the beaten track, Takaungu is 5 kms down a dirt road from the main Mombasa-Malindi road. Transport from the main road to Takaungu and the house is provided by boda-boda, the local motorbike taxis.

If you don't have a vehicle the best way to get around is to walk, take a Tuk-Tuk, catch a matatu or get a taxi.

Kilifi Boatyard offers all boat servicing and repairs, a wonderful creek front setting with a sand floor bar looking down Kilifi creek and a bar and restaurant offering simple sea food, samosas, salads, cold beers. Saturday is the most popular day to visit.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront

Getting There

Nearest train station: Mombasa, 25 miles
Nearest airport: Malindi, 25 miles
Nearest ferry port: Mombasa, 25 miles
Car is not necessary

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