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Neem Tree, No 38

12 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Situated on a cliff at the north end of Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy, this comfortable house with tasteful furnishings, enjoys lovely views and gentle breezes. It has a mature garden and a fun sundowner deck just above the Indian Ocean. There is a gorgeous 12 x 6m infinity pool with a stunning pool house. There is a cook, a housekeeper, a groundsman and a maintenance man who also runs errands. The house has good security with panic buttons in all the bedrooms and there has been no security issues in the 20+ years that we have owned the house. Staff quarters can accommodate one extra if required. Direct beach access at low - mid tide. Steps to beach relatively steep for the elderly/infirm. Beach access at very high tide or for elderly folk unable to manage the steps is only a couple of ...Situated on a cliff at the north end of Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy, this comfortable house with tasteful furnishings, enjoys lovely views and gentle breezes. It has a mature garden and a fun sundowner deck just above the Indian Ocean. There is a gorgeous 12 x 6m infinity pool with a stunning pool house. There is a cook, a housekeeper, a groundsman and a maintenance man who also runs errands. The house has good security with panic buttons in all the bedrooms and there has been no security issues in the 20+ years that we have owned the house. Staff quarters can accommodate one extra if required. Direct beach access at low - mid tide. Steps to beach relatively steep for the elderly/infirm. Beach access at very high tide or for elderly folk unable to manage the steps is only a couple of hundred metres down the road on the public access route. The pool and beach: Kuruwitu Beach is one of the last unspoilt beaches on the Kenyan coast. Despite it being blissfully bare of people and beach boys/hawkers, it is secure as there are 'askari's' patrolling for the marine conservancy. It is also unusually clean as the conservancy oversee the picking up of the debris that is common along most coastlines. The snorkeling metres off the shore is excellent with an abundance of tropical fish, octopus, lobster and other marine life (some rare). There is a glass bottom boat as well as a fishing/dolphin spotting boat for hire. The conservancy also offer guided tours of the reef where there are even more wonderful snorkeling spots. The infinity pool set in front of the house has a 'baby pool' section. The adjoining pool house is large and comfortable with a bar and small drinks fridge as well as a living and dining area, a water feature and sunbeds. The terrace below is not safe for young or unaccompanied children. The house: All the large bedrooms are air-conditioned and have standing fans. The master bedroom has its own sectioned off veranda as well as a nook with a desk and an extra bed. The middle bedroom has a double bed but there is plenty of room for a cot. The rear bedroom has 2 single beds and a bunk bed. All bedrooms are ensuite with large bathrooms with showers. There is wi-fi although our data bundle is sizeable but not unlimited. The sitting/dining area is big and very airy with good security wrought iron all around. It is nicely furnished in a coastal style with wooden overhead fans and 'lamu beds' as sofa's. There is a games chest with scrabble, poker etc. The kitchen is relatively small compared to the rest of the house and is manned by Reuben who is a competent cook specialising in seafood, curries and swahili style cooking. Pili is the housekeeper and takes care of the laundry and general cleaning. Activities: If you can bear to drag yourself away from the fabulous pool and beach - the world class PGA Vipingo Ridge golf course is less than a 10 minute drive away. The elegant club house has a good restaurant in a beautiful setting. They also have a very pleasant Beach Club within walking distance to the house which is open for lunch Tuesday to Sunday as well as dinner on Wednesdays. Kilifi which has supermarkets, some nice restaurants and a bustling little town is a 25 minute drive away to the North. Dhow trips can be taken up the creek here. Diving and a multitude of water sports (sailing, windsurfing, ski-ing etc) are available at the Mnarani Club. Malindi is a 1.5 hour drive Northwards. Head 30 minutes south and Mtwapa has several excellent restaurants and tourist activities. The Bamburi Nature trail is 35 minutes from the house as is City Mall. Nyali is less than 40 minutes away with a cinema, shopping complex, hotels and night clubs. Old town Mombasa (Fort Jesus etc) is approx 45 minutes drive depending on the traffic. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 913733More
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About the Owner
Lyndsey M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
I live in Nairobi and as such am not in the area to interact personally with guests. I am however at the end of a phone and my staff will take good care of you.
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Reviews (12)

1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent stay, amazing location and views. Thank you Lyndsay and Reuben for making our Kenyan holiday wonderful

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank debraduggan
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The 38 Neem Tree was above expectations. The owner, Lyndsey, was vey warm and professional in all pre- arrangement. The estate offered the best of East Africa and Indian ocean in manpower, managing, view, culture etc. The local community had warmth and a special mention...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Thomas Rafen W
giftedtraveller, VR Owner at Neem Tree, No 38, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

Thank you Thomas. It was a pleasure dealing with you.

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Reviewed 24 January 2015

This is not my first time at Neem Tree, I stayed for two weeks over the Christmas period and couldn't wait to get back there for a 3 day break. The house is built on the top of a cliff with its own private stairs...More

Date of stay: January 2015
1  Thank Boomjet
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 15 July 2014

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Date of stay: July 2012
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Ledyard, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 October 2013

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Date of stay: October 2013
giftedtraveller, VR Owner at Neem Tree, No 38, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Additional amenities & feature info
The master bedroom has its own sectioned off veranda as well as a nook with a desk and an extra bed. This room has overhead fans as well as a standing fan. The middle bedroom has a double bed but there is plenty of room for a cot.. The rear (family) bedroom or kids dormitory has 2 single beds and a bunk bed as well as fans. All the bedrooms have air-conditioning. All bedrooms are ensuite with large bathrooms with showers. The sitting/dining area is big and very airy with good security wrought iron all around. It is tastefully furnished in a coastal style with wooden overhead fans and lamu beds as sofa. There is a games chest with scrabble, poker etc. The kitchen is relatively small compared to the rest of the house and is manned by Reuben who is a competent cook specialising in seafood, curries and swahili style cooking. Pili is the housekeeper and takes care of the laundry and general cleaning.
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About the neighbourhood
Kuruwitu Beach is on an award winning Marine Conservancy. It is a residential area and as such there is no-one hassling you on the beach. There is a very attractive Beach Bar within walking distance of the house open Tuesday to Sundays for lunch. A ten minute drive away is Vipingo Ridge, a golfing estate with the only PGA branded golf course in Africa. The Ridge also has many other activities such as horse-riding, mountain biking, tennis and forest walks. Half an hour away is Kilifi with an excellent repertoire of water sports such as water-skiing, sailing etc. There are several very good restaurants in Kilifi.
Getting around
We recommend hiring a car (it is also possible to have a driver with the hired car who can stay on site) in order to maximise your stay. I can put you directly in touch with the company that offers my guests an very good daily rate. If you prefer to use a taxi service, then I have an excellent driver with a 7 seater car that I can recommend. He is based half an hour away in Mtwapa.
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