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Tiwi Baobab House, Tiwi Beach - beachfront home – Home 3683619 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Tiwi Baobab House, Tiwi Beach - beachfront home – Home 3683619

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner

Description

This exclusive beachfront home is one of the most beautiful and elegant beach houses on the Kenyan coast. The house is a spacious family home, beautifully furnished and immaculately maintained by highly capable and loyal staff, including an excellent chef. The house is located on the main stretch of Tiwi Beach, where the beach and sea bottom are sandy with swimming, windsurfing and snorkeling directly in front of the house. The Tiwi reef is fully accessible at low tide, along with Tiwi’s wonderful rock pools. Walking south down the beach for 10 minutes one can wade across the Mwachema Creek at low tide to the historic Congo mosque and Diani Beach.

The house itself is beautifully sighted on a rise overlooking Tiwi Beach taking full advantage of the breeze which blows off the Indian Ocean. Set in 2 1/2 acres of gardens, the spacious grounds include one of the largest and oldest Baobab trees on the south coast, numerous Tamarind and Neem trees, plus coconut palms down to the beach and the owner’s citrus orchard in the backyard.

There are no large hotels on this stretch of Tiwi Beach which make it an exclusive retreat from the hustle of so many of the coast’s crowded and tourist intensive beaches. Yet it is only a 10-minute drive south to Diani Beach with all of its restaurants, shopping, banks, hotels, medical facilities, golf, diving and fishing activities, as well as the Ukunda airstrip from which one can access all of Kenya’s major game parks. The Shimba Hills Game Reserve is less than an hour’s drive to the west, and Shimoni, the Kisite Marine Park, Wasini Island and Pemba Channel big game fishing are just an hour to the south.

Self-catering is made easy with fruit and vegetable stands nearby and with Tiwi’s local fishing fleet just down the beach. Fishermen bring their daily catch of snapper, kingfish, calamari and octopus to the kitchen door and can also take orders for next day delivery of fresh crab, shrimp and lobster.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Ask about pets

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Full baths

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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
Please contact the owner

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 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

Mark H.
Average reply time:
1 hour 46 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
07 Feb 2023
Years listed:
11
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
18 reviews

Excellent
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Very Good
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“Very happy”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2022

we are very happy about tiwi baobab beach house. Great location, house and staff on a beautifull beach.

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“Unvergesslicher Aufenthalt”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2021

Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Aufenthalt in Marks Haus am Tiwi Beach, einem perfekten und idyllischen Ort zur Entspannung und um den Trubel zu entkommen. Von der Veranda des Hauses aus, hatte ma… More

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“Great”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2019

Lovely place for a family holiday. Our kids had a great time on the quiet beach. The staff was helpful and very friendly , especially enjoyed being the sea food dishes.

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“The best seafood I've ever tasted in Kenya, cooked by the friendliest of staff!”

Reviewed 25 May 2014

I took my family to Baobab house for a week of the Easter holidays. I wanted a relaxing retreat on the beach for them after all the bumpy roads and safari and I was certainly not disappointed. Everyth… More

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“Relaxed and beautiful few days in the most gorgeous setting!”

Reviewed 7 Mar 2014

We enjoyed 3 nights at Baobab House and loved every minute! The house is beautifully decorated with lots of cosy places to relax and unwind on a quiet stretch of the beach. The house staff were welcom… More

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“Ultimate beach relaxation!”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2013

Staff were welcoming and looked after us well. The house was very comfortable, especially the lounging mattresses on the veranda! Not too close to Diani but near enough to get supplies. A pool would … More

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“Splendid Holiday Getaway”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2013

My family and I spent a week at the cottage from 17th to 24th aug 2013 and had the time of our lives. Right from the time I started corresponding with Mark and asking all the preliminary questions eve… More

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“Fantastic home!”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2013

My family enjoyed a wonderful 3 night stay at Tiwi Baobab House and wish it could have been longer. The staff is amazing and the food wonderful. Raziki makes the best seafood imaginable - octopus, p… More

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“Great Beach House Vacation”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2013

Tiwi Baobab House was a great place for our family vacation. It has a great view of the ocean and the staff was phenomenal. Riziki is an excellent cook and everyone was very friendly and helpful. I… More

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“Beautiful place in Tiwi beach”

Reviewed 31 Oct 2012

Tiwi Baobab beach house is a beautiful house with a garden opening on a paridisiac view of the Indian ocean. We spend 5 days in October and we had a fantastic time. The rooms are nice and spacious. Th… More

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Mark (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 Mark (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 Mark (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 Mark 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 Mark (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 Mark (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 Mark (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know my booking is safe?

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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 Mark (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. Mark (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 Mark (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 Mark (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 Mark (the owner) a message.

If Mark (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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