From
$453 / night
Total guests, Nights

Watamu Treehouse – Home 3089856 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Watamu Treehouse is situated on one of the most picturesque stretches of Watamu beach, ideally located right opposite the Coral Gardens of the Marine Park. There are no large hotels nearby, only private residences. Built high in the trees, its unique architecture affords a 360 degree panorama of the Indian Ocean coastline on one side and native forest on the other. Whether you prefer to take the house on a self-catering or full-board basis, you will be well taken care of by the friendly, professional and experienced cook and domestic staff.

Watamu Treehouse has three bedrooms, all of which are ensuite. There are also a number of other beds and sleeping areas and you can sleep up to 8 (also inquire about our new South Tower than can accommodate an additional 8 guests). There is everything you need here for a wonderful holiday. Just bring yourselves and your toys. You can bring your own food for the cook to prepare, but if you choose not to, no problem. Daily deliveries of fresh seafood and produce, and anything from the local supermarket can be arranged. The kitchen is equipped with fridge, cooker, oven, deep-freeze, plus a good range of utensils and cookware. As this is also a family home, you will find high quality crockery, cutlery and glassware in the cupboards, as well as fine bedlinen, mosquito-netting and towels.

Note: Please bring your own bathroom consumables, as they are not provided with the house rental.

The house consists of three towers in the trees, linked by bridges, stairways and ramps. Most of the building was deliberately set above the beautiful coastal forest - for the stunning views and the cooling breeze, and also to avoid unnecessary damage to the natural environment.

The house has no windows - just frames around vistas of nature in all its glory. You share the forest with the birds, insects, small mammals, reptiles and primates. The forest boasts many indigenous trees common to the coastal strip, including beautiful baobabs and many examples of the remarkable bamba-kofi.

Both living and sleeping areas are situated just above the forest canopy, open to the cooling coastal breezes and the scintillating views. You sleep breathing the fresh air of the forest and awaken to the early morning calls of the wildlife - especially birds and sykes monkeys!

The views from the house are stunning. Unusually for the East Coast of Africa, Watamu Treehouse offers a complete 360 degree horizon, affording sensational views of sunsets over forests, coconut plantations and Mida Creek, as well as sunrises and moonrises over the Indian Ocean...

You have a choice of several verandas and a sublime rooftop space, all designed to accommodate both communal activities and private retreats from which to contemplate the beauty of the surroundings.

Please note that the house is built high off the ground. If a fear of heights, climbing up flights of stairs, would spoil your holiday, then this might not be the best house for you. It should also be reconsidered should any member of your party be prone to losing their balance after a particularly long and well-lubricated night! And groups with small children might find this house not suitable, although many groups have been coming with all ages of children since 1998

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 King Beds, 2 Twin beds
  • 1 Full bath, 3 Attached (ensuites)

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Private garden
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 12:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Paul K.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 Nov 2018
Years listed:
6
Overall rating:
5

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
28 reviews

Excellent
27
Very Good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

“A truly magical place, without a doubt the highlight of our trip on the Kenyan coast.”

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Staying at the Watamu Treehouse was an overall fantastic experience. A unique location with stunning views, beautifully designed and comfortable rooms and a friendly and professional staff. The food w… More

“Must be experienced”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2017

A once in a lifetime experience enhanced by incredible food and great hospitality. This hotel is something you will never experience again.

“Whimsical and relaxing”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2016

This is a truly unique place to spend a beach holiday. The house is Whimsical and every day you notice some new beautiful detail of inlaid glasswork and funky design. The location is ideal for accessi… More

“The only place I want to go on the Kenya coast from now on”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2016

The Watamu Treehouse is a truly relaxing place for your beach vacation. Never before have I gone to a hotel and felt utterly happy simply staying on the premises. Wonderful staff. Delicious food. Gorg… More

“A beautiful place that lulls your senses”

Reviewed 1 May 2016

The treehouse is divine. A beautiful and tranquil place, fabulously designed and maintained and set in a wonderful location. Highly recommended - food, rooms, yoga, relaxation, activities as you want … More

“An incredible space, wonderful people and amazing energy”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2016

Treehouse never fails to impress me with its hospitality, warmth, uniqueness, luxury and peacefulness... Paul, Josephat, Kingi, Jackson, Peris and the rest of the team are welcoming and bend over back… More

“The best place on Earth!”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2016

I am absolutely in love with Watamu Treehouse. The concept and feeling there is so authentic. The Treehouse is like something out of a dream! The open airy feel is like nothing we've ever exper… More

“One of the best places to stay on the Kenyan coast!”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2016

This was my second time staying at the Treehouse, and both stays have been delightful! It is one of the most relaxing places I have ever been to, and you will definitely feel calmer and more peaceful… More

“A glimpse into paradise”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2015

When coming to the Tree House in May for the first time, I was immediately caught by the magic of the place: it's unique open architecture, the beautiful interior design, the 360 degree view of t… More

“The place to be!”

Reviewed 8 Oct 2015

My Kenyan husband and me (halb Polish, half German), got together our friends and families and celebrated our multicultural wedding at the Treehouse. There couldn't be any more beautiful, cozy, n… More

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Paul (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Paul (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Paul (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Paul the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Paul (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Paul (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Paul (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Paul (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Paul (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Paul (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Paul (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Paul (the owner) a message.

If Paul (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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