There is a beautiful pool at Neem House.
Built in the classic Arabic style, it is in excess of two meters deep and is situated in a private courtyard.
There is and out door shower adjacent to the pool and large stainless steel gas barbecue.
with cane blinds or teak shutters, this creates a very open and cool living space.
Ceilings, supported by traditional 'Boriti' poles are in excess of three meters.
All of the furniture is teak, designed for comfort on the coast. The 3.6m dining table comfortably seats twelve.
There are teak loungers and large traditional day beds around the pool and on the verandas.
There are four bedrooms, three are en suite. These all have overhead ceiling fans and large walk in mosquito nets.
The main bedroom has a large veranda with private seating area and three single beds
- ideal for families with small children
Water is mains supply although we do filter it for drinking. Electricity is VERY expensive and some times erratic.
We have beautiful lanterns and candelabras throughout the house in case of power outages.
These interruptions are usually brief, apparently due to the proximity of our house to both of Malinds' hospitals.
The kitchen has a six burner gas/electric cooker and there is a large stainless steel BBQ
in the courtyard by the pool.
There are three refrigerators, a large Bosh with excellent freezer and another that we use
specifically for drinks in the kitchen and a smaller fridge on the landing upstairs.
who comes to the door most mornings with a selection of fresh seafood, weather permitting...
in the evenings from 6pm to 6am. The house also has a monitored security system.
Additional help in the house, Ayas' (nannies) and babysitters can be employed on a casual basis if required.
and the people very friendly and welcoming.
A classic African town, chaotic at times, real African mixed with Arab Swahili influences. Vibrant and full of colour.
Diving and snorkeling in the Malindi and Watamu Marine Reserves is highly recommended.
The coral gardens are spectacular and there is always a chance of spotting turtles, dolphins, giant groupers
or the harmless Whale Shark who are regularly sited in the area.
There are PADI registered dive centres in both Malindi and Watamu.
Malindi is famous for big game fishing (tag and release).
Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Swordfish, Kingfish and Tuna are all plentiful.
Safaris into East Tsarvo National Park, 100kms to the west of Malindi can be arranged.
The classic tented safari camps are situated along the Galana river.
The Gedi ruins, remnants of a 13th to 17th century Swahili town abandoned 3 centuries ago along with
Kipepeo butterfly farm is also well worth a visit.
The numerous restaurants in Malindi are excellent thanks to the resident Italian and German influences.
Local African style places are also very good. Nyama Choma (BBQ meat) and Swahili seafood curries in particle.
Shopping is excellent and very good value. Beautiful silver jewellery, fabric, throws, kangas and kikoi's,
beaded leather sandals, bags and belts, soapstone carvings, locally made brass and glass light fittings.
Classic Tinga Tinga artworks - stylised modern paintings in enamel and
famous Makonde wood carvings, Arab and Swahili antiques.
There are direct flights into Malindi via Nairobi. The airport is ten mites from Neem House.
A driver will collect you with our compliments.
We look forward to you enjoying our home.
Karin Duthie and Mark Henningsen