Private HouseThe old main house.
Private House An overview
Private House is the original dwelling house built many years ago by the
Arab trader who originally had this little smidge of heaven as his summer
beach house. The house is perched on a bluff overlooking the sea and the
long white beach. The walls are thick limestone or coral rag and the sea
breezes keep it cool.
However, all bedrooms have standing fans.
The master bedroom with its somewhat quaint ensuite bathroom is the original bedroom and retains much of the original beams and quirks of the house.
Guest twin bedroom
The twin bedroom with two generous single Arab beds has its also rather quirky ensuite bathroom and looks onto the swimming pool.
Guest double bedroom
The double bedroom also looks out to sea over the swimming pool and has its own adjoining bathroom. Big wooden shutters like all the other rooms look onto the veranda which surrounds the central pool.
Book by phone
Call Takaungu House Directly on:
+254 (0) 734 534 256 or
Vanessa Strong, Nairobi, Kenya -
+254 (0) 722 570 740
Both Houses have mains power (240v) and water. There is a substantial water tank to back up the somewhat erratic mains supply. Mains power cuts are generally short lived and there are plenty of kerosene lanterns as back up. The house water is heated by drift wood boilers, which are lit morning and evening and might take a minute or so to run hot.
Wifi Access and Phone Cover
Rather with regret the houses do have Internet, there is WiFi in most areas and there is good mobile phone coverage. The best local cell provider is SAFARICOM and SIM cards can be purchased cheaply locally as can pre-pay scratch cards.
Bakari and Selina have years of practice in the preparation of a wide variety of cooking styles. They are happy to cook whatever you want and will help source most items.
Laundry is hand done and air-dried. It will normally be returned the following morning, whereas they will be as careful as they can, please note that the staff cannot be responsible for any damage to items laundered.