NOTE: Undergoing renovations on other half of the property Sept to mid-Nov, get a 12% discount for your stays that time. A luxurious 2-house holiday home, with an azure pool, set on 2/3 acre of leafy green gardens, private and only 300 meters from the beach, 3-5 minutes away. Perfect for those who want a coastal holiday, on second row from the beach, without the crowds, hustle and bustle. Ideal for families or groups of friends, large or small groups enjoy the property and never want to leave
A luxurious 2-house holiday home in leafy green gardens with an azure blue pool only 300 meters from the beach. It has a main house and a cottage, that in total can take up 21 people, at least 7 of whom must be singles or children who can occupy shared loft bedrooms. The occupancy is described in more detail below:
NOTE: Undergoing renovations on other half of the property Sept to mid-Nov, get a 12% discount for your stays that time.
The main house can take up to 12 people sharing double beds in the bedrooms and additional sleeping area with single and double beds in the loft area. The cottage can can take up to 8 people sharing double beds or in single beds in the bedrooms and additional sleeping in the loft area. A garden view couples room, all-ensuite is located at the back of the property and has a private open-air shower, and will take 1 couple. Have a look at the "Other things to note" section of this listing located below for a detailed description of the sleeping arrangements.
If the number of people in your party are more than 12, the cottage and/or external couples room will also be included in your rental. For large groups and those with more children than adults enquire with us on the exact number of your party and if you will be needing extra bed-space so that we can make arrangements. Ample seating space throughout the property, for upto 20 people.
A clear blue swimming pool, gazebo, and fully stocked kitchen, with staff to attend to your needs as desired.
The entertainment area boasts a large flat screen TV, hours of English movies on a 1TB drive, both recent Hollywood blockbusters and family favorites and classics. There is a Nintendo Wii U system for the young and young at heart loaded with games that make for hours of endless indoor fun. Family board games like Taboo, Wikipedia, and a Karaoke microphone that you can connect right to your phone for hours of fun singing round off the indoor entertainment, have a game night or two while you at Upani.
Please note that the AC is only in the 2 bedrooms in the main house and we are in process of installing additional AC's in the cottage and back couples room. All rooms have fans and this has served our guests well in the past, paired with the evening sea breeze that is directed indoors by the glass louvres on the windows. The mosquito nets mean you can sleep with windows open and enjoy natural AC from the amazing sea breeze at night from being so close to the beach.
You will have access to the main house and, depending on the size of your group, the cottage and a standalone ensuite couples room. If you are a smaller group less than 12 people, there may be people booked in the cottage as well, so please check with me at your time of booking if you'd rather have the whole property to yourself. Both houses are separated by the over half an acre of garden that has lots of trees and leafy bushes, and they each have their own private lounge area, therefore you will have full privacy in any case.
The pool will be fully at your disposal and for your own private use if you are a larger group. It may be shared with the guests in the cottage if you are a smaller group.
You and your group may prefer to have the whole property to yourselves and you may be 12 guests or less in your party. To make this possible, when booking please select the maximum number of 16 guests in order to book the entire compound. We request that you do this since the price point we provide for groups 12 and under is based on occupancy of only the main house and optionally the garden double room located at the end of the garden. This price is possible as the cottage may also be rented out at the same time. However we respect your desire for privacy and exclusivity and make provision for this option to make sure that your expectations are fully met.
The laundry room is available for any personal laundry you may have, due to electricity costs we provide one free load per week that you stay and if you would like more loads there is a surcharge. You may also tip the cleaning staff to do your laundry if you would like. The bed and bath linens will always be taken care of by the cleaning staff.
There will be a property manager to meet you when you arrive and to hand over the keys and give a brief orientation. The property manager will be on hand throughout your stay to help with anything you need. You will have complete privacy during your stay however, and please let us know the level of privacy you would need as we are flexible to make sure your needs are met. Cleaning staff and caretaker will be available daily, inclusive in the booking cost.
You may request a personal chef for whom you will pay 1,000 KES (10 USD) a day.
We have a natural thatched roof made with natural materials ("makuti') and local wood. For this reason, you may from time to time encounter little insects that like to live in this environment. While we make every effort to make the roof as inhospitable to them as possible, due to the climate they will seek out the cool inner sections and may also cause fine sawdust to accumulate here and there as they make themselves comfortable. We clean the house daily, twice a day in the some areas and also treat the house and compound as much as possible while also bearing in mind your safety as guests. Therefore we request that you do bear that in mind during your stay and if the natural roof may be a problem for you then think twice before booking. It has not been a problem for most of our guests in the past, and if you are familiar with coastal architecture then you will hardly notice it. Feel free to message me if you have any questions or clarifications that you'd like to seek.
We provide generator backup at night.
Following is a detailed description of the sleeping arrangements.
The main house can take up to 12 people sharing double beds in the bedrooms and additional sleeping in double and single beds in the loft area as follows:
1. Bedroom 1 downstairs: 1 super-king size bed that sleeps 2, and is master ensuite
2. Bedroom 2 downstairs: 1 king-size bed and 2 single beds that sleep 4 in total, usually ideal for parents with smaller kids or single adults.
3. Bedroom 3 upstairs is a loft bedroom and combined family room with an entertainment area that allows in a great sea breeze. It has 4 additional sleeping spaces. This is ideal for singles as it is quite expansive and serves as a TV area to one side. The space is about 1,800 square feet in area and can usually take any number of additional beds for larger groups, there are 4 beds and 2 daybeds up there for 4 people with their own canopies for the mosquitos
Please note that it does not have its own bathrooms and shares the large expansive bathroom with shower downstairs.
The cottage, located at the opposite end of the 2/3 acre garden can can take up to 7 people sharing double beds or in single beds in the bedrooms and additional sleeping in the loft area, as follows:
1. Bedroom 1 downstairs: 1 queen size bed that sleeps 2, a couple
2. Bedroom 2 downstairs: 1 queen size bed that sleeps 2, a couple
3. A loft bedroom upstairs and combined entertainment area with 3 additional beds, two king size, two singles and a daybed, to take 5-7 people in total.
A standalone garden view double, all-ensuite is located at the back of the property and has a private open-air shower, and will take 1 couple.
Before we can assure you of your booking and availability of amenities from our end, even if it's an instant book, we request that you submit a security deposit initial charge of $1 via a secure payment link that we will provide once you make your booking. A day to your arrival we will charge another $99 to your card, bringing the deposit fee to $100. This fee is returned or released in full not more than 5 days after you check out unless there is any damage,
and apart from normal wear and tear, or any breakage. We've almost never had to use the deposit so you can rest assured that this will be returned to you if nothing arises. Through the same link you may also select and pay for any extra services that you would like such as the chef, airport pickup, 10GB Wifi credit and so on.
We appreciate if no one smokes in the house. We also don't have pets and prefer not to have any pets in the house for your full comfort.
The lower level of the cottage is suitable for infants, however the upper level is open to the stairwell and not suitable for infants or children under 4 years of age due to risk of falling. Due to the swimming pool that does not have a life-guard, all swimming is done at the occupants' risk. Guest and all occupants are and shall be responsible for any and all personal injuries or property damages, whether caused by accident or by the negligence or intentional act of any guest, agent, visitor, invitee, licensee, trespasser or occupant of the premises at any time during the stated term. Additionally, Owner is and shall be released from any and all liability arising out of same. Guest waives and releases Owner and its employees from liability for any negligence of Owner or its employees. Guest further agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Owner and its employees harmless for any and all personal injuries or property damages, and/or claims for same, for any reason or cause whatsoever, either in or around the premises and/or arising out of Guest’s or occupants’ use of the premises. Guest agrees that any judgment against Owner may only be enforced against the premises.
By booking with us you agree to these rules and we also agree to make your holiday a memorable and fun times with your family and friends. Unfortunately booking and not honoring this agreement makes your booking liable for cancellation with no notice.
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