A wonderful African themed cottage, set among leafy gardens and only 300 meters from the pristine clear waters of Galu Kinondo Beach. Part of a 2-house compound with a pool by the main house that is shared if rented separately. Find us online on any maps site as Upani Diani to see we really are 300 metres from the beach, on the second row from the beach, it's an easy 3-5 min walk to the beach direct from our lane.
The cottage takes 8 people in 3 bedrooms.
A wonderful African themed cottage, set among leafy gardens and only 300 meters from the pristine clear waters of Galu Kinondo Beach. Set in a private and up market area with good access roads and access to a shopping center only 3 km away.
The cottage is located within a rustic 2-house holiday home in leafy green gardens. The cottage guests will have access to the azure blue pool located at the main house and all this only 300 meters from the beach (a comment mentioned we were not honest in this but actually they did not read our description properly, we always very clear about this to all guests that we are not beach front and a lot of our guests enjoy this about our property), on the second row from the beach, it's an easy 3-5 min walk to the beach direct from our lane.
In order to offer the reasonable per-person price that we do and allow you to book starting from 1 guest upto 9, we have arranged it so that you will always have the entire house in which your room is located, and therefore not share facilities with anyone as this listing provides, but please take note of the section on guest access below before you book.
The cottage in total can take upto 7 people, at least 3 of whom must be singles or children who can occupy the shared loft bedroom. Please note that the loft room is not suitable for younger children under 4 years of age.
The Garden Double room located to the back of the garden a few metres away may be added to this rental to make the occupancy 9 in total. Please have a look at the "Other things to note" section of this listing below for a more detailed description of the sleeping arrangements. Please note that since the pricing is per person, for bookings of 7 or less the garden double may not be included unless expressly stated.
The cottage is located on the opposite end of the 2/3 acre garden from the main house.
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 400GB drive, both recent Hollywood blockbusters and family favorites and classics.
Please note that the AC is only in the 2 bedrooms in the main house (not part of this listing) and we are in process of installing additional AC's in the cottage. 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 that we get at night from being so close to the beach.
If you are 8-9 guests your booking will refer to both the cottage and the garden double room located to the back of the cottage that takes an additional 2 people, bringing the total number of rooms you have access to to 4 and the total number of bathrooms to 2.
If you are 2-8 guests, your booking will refer only to the cottage that spans about 80m2 of living space on 2 floors. This has a kitchenette and if you'd like a chef, they will prepare your meals on site. There is a private outdoor dining and lounging area outside the cottage and the kitchenette is fully equipped.
If you are 1 guest, your booking will refer only to the garden double room that is located to the back of the property, is stand-alone and is fully ensuite with an open-air private external shower. The garden double has tea-making facilities but does not have a kitchenette. Therefore you have the option to have your meals taken care of by the chef at the rate we provide of $10 a day and you will take care of the cost of groceries.
If you would like to use the cottage and you are just one person, then select 2 as the number of your stay and message me to confirm that.
Regardless of how many guests you will be, you will have full use of the garden, and of the pool that is adjacent to the main house (separate listing) that is rented out separately. You may check if the main is available if you would prefer to rent it instead or if you have a larger group, find it at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10446336 or enquire
For entertainment, there is a flat-screen tv with a DVD player and hours of recent blockbuster movies as well as family favorite classics. The beach is only 300 m away where you can access kite-surfing lessons, plan dhow trips, snorkelling and sea-life viewing excursions. We can also connect you with a local day-excursions organiser.
The property is managed by a property manager who shall meet you on your arrival and provide the keys, a guide and a property tour. They will be available on a daily basis throughout your stay to answer any queries you may have or to provide useful tips for your activities.
There will be an on site caretaker/gardener, and a housekeeper to do the daily cleaning. You may also request a professional chef at an extra 10 USD a day, we request you pay a minimum of the first days cost before your arrival if you desire to have them on board, unless stated that it is inclusive in your booking cost.
You may share the pool with the users of the main house if it is occupied. However, these would be guests like yourselves and would respect your privacy, we urge you to extend them the same courtesy.
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.
The sleeping arrangements are outlined following in more detail:
There are 2 standard bedrooms downstairs and a loft bedroom upstairs, as well as an external garden-view double room to house 9 in total with the following bed arrangement:
1. Bedroom 1 downstairs: 1 queen size bed that sleeps 2 sharing
2. Bedroom 2 downstairs: 2 single size beds that sleep 2 singles in total.
3. A 3rd bedroom in the loft that is a combined entertainment area with 2 additional beds, one double and one single, to take 3 people in total.
4. A standalone Garden-view Double room, that, depending on size of group, is rented out together with the either the cottage or the main house (a separate listing) and is all-ensuite is located at the back of the property and has a private open-air shower, and will take 1 couple.
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.
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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We work for the UN and own a holiday home that we love to share with our friends and family. We are widening the circle of friends through Airbnb, look forward to having you in Diani and perhaps meeting for a drink if you are ever in Harare!