Msambweni is set in a quiet, unspoilt location surrounded by 28 acres of private land, on the Southern Kenyan coast. The house has its own 700 feet of beach which is part of a four mile palm-fringed sandy coastline.
Msambweni House is luxury uncompromised. It is family owned and run exclusive house with three spacious and luxurious suites and two smaller rooms on the second floor. The house can be sold on an exclusive basis together with the luxury tented room located just outside. There is a gorgeous 25 meter infinity pool and a jetty, which provides the perfect spot for sundowners.
The three Lamu Villas are separate from the main house and are ideal for those looking for complete privacy. With your own private pool and Jacuzzi looking out to the Indian Ocean as well as a butler, chef and waiter, you will not want to leave your room.
With good home-cooked food and wonderful service, Msambweni House and Villas is a superb rustic beach retreat, for those wanting to relax and do very little.
The Main House has six rooms, three master rooms which have air conditioning , en-suite bathrooms and private verandas and two rooms upstairs which are naturally cooled by the sea breeze also with their own bathroom and veranda. Additionally, there is a tented room right beside the house which sleeps two.
The three Lamu Villas both sleep two adults with an additional two children upstairs.
The Master bedroom is air-conditioned and both the Lamu villas have their own swimming pool and private Jacuzzi overlooking the sea.
Children of all ages are most welcome at Msambweni House and Villas. There are no specific child care facilities but babysitting can easily be arranged. It is possible to tailor food requirements to children's tastes and arrange for earlier meal times if required. The coast of Kenya is a wonderful place for a family holiday with calm safe waters, endless activities and plenty of cultural interaction to inspire children.
The house’s main facilities include a beautiful dining area, serving a range of Swahili, Belgian and French cuisine. There is also a large infinity pool with a winding jetty ending in the perfect sun-downer spot on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. There is a treatment room on the beach for pampering and kayaks and bicycles on offer too.
From Msambweni there are plenty of activities to chose from like snorkelling and fishing from either just off the jetty or further out by boat. Walking along the white sandy beach with a pre-arranged picnic is a favourite. A little further afield other activities can be arranged, including excellent scuba diving, kite surfing, golf or an excursion to the Shimba Hills to see elephants.
Msambweni House and villas are fully staffed including chefs taught by a celebrity Belgian Chef who offer a range of Swahili, Belgian and French cuisine. A babysiting/child minding service can be arranged. There are guides on hand to take you on excursions to visit the nearby Msambweni village or to the Shimba Hills.
When to travel
Msambweni House is closed in May.
The rainy season on the Kenyan Coast is generally May/June. So from July onward the weather is gradually getting hotter and dryer until March/April when it reaches the high 90's (over40 degrees C). Christmas/New Year is generally considered the peak season and the weather is lovely then with constant sunshine and gentle off shore breezes. If you want clear seas for diving then make your trip after August/September.
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Location and directions
Southern Kenyan Coast
Msambweni House is in a quiet, unspoilt, unique setting on the beach surrounded by 28 acres of natural land. Located about forty five minutes south from Diani Beach, on the coast, South of Mombasa in Kenya.
How to get there
Flights to Mombasa via Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), take 11-hours 30-minutes. Msambweni House is approximately a 1-hour 30-minute drive from Mombasa. Alternatively you can charter a flight to the nearby airstrip.