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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Diani Beach, Ukunda, Coast Province

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Mo-Toro31...
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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“Lovely stay”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Despite arriving extremely late at night, the team was there to receive us at the villa, and even cooked for us! They offered to pick us up, though we had our own transport - only hitch was that we got lost for a good half hour as we could not understand the phone directions we were getting - language barrier maybe?!?! The layout of the house is great with plenty of space in the house. We spent most of our time on the veranda enjoying the cool breeze (day and night) coming from the ocean and the overhead fan....playing our games and music. Although the 2nd villa in the compound was occupied by another group, we never felt like privacy was invaded as the flowers and trees were strategically located to make you feel cocooned in your own little private world. The pool was fantastic and clean, and we had a chance to enjoy it both day and night, playing water polo or just lazing around. We always had a huge pile of towels at our disposal for the bathroom, the pool, and we even got crisp fresh ones to go to the beach with!
The beach is only a few minutes walk from the villa and is not crowded - watching the sunset was spectacular. There are very many places to enjoy water sports, dining and shopping, but the best part was just hanging out at the villa.
It was a fantastic vacation, and really important was that the personnel were always there for us, while being very discreet to afford us maximum privacy.........Moses, a fantastic cook who always had ideas of what he could cook for us and even did shopping (the poor guy woke up at 2am on the day we were leaving to ensure that we left after having a "fresh breakfast"....bless your heart!); Eunice a wonderful housekeeper who kept the rooms and bathrooms clean at all times while keeping out of our way; the security team always around the compound, lending a hand, opening the gate, etc; and most importantly Silvio.....could never ask for a better owner who ALWAYS was at hand to respond to my e-mails no matter the numerous questions I had, and whatever time of day - Thank you Silvio!!! He even sent over an inflatable slide for kids to play with at the pool!
All in all, a fantastic holiday location.....but the bugs.... (shudder)....especially while sleeping in the upper bedrooms - I know it goes with the coastal location, but it could be improved. Again, thank you!!

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Liked best: Serene, quiet, and attentive owner & personnel!!
Liked least: The bugs!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
4 May 2014
thanks for your feedback and I am very happy you enjoined your stay in my villa.
As you say mosquito are typical of the coast , next time you came the problem will be sorted
thanks again
silvio
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Tracy374
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 reviews
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“beautiful spot, relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 21 August 2012 for a stay in June 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Came to this villa after a very busy weeks safari and had a wonderfully relaxing time. The garden was beautiful and the pool wonderful. The villa itself was very comfortable with plenty of space and it was located about 15 minutes walk from the beach. It was a wonderful time of year to visit because it was so quiet, we practically had the beach to ourselves. Enjoyed going out in one of the glass bottomed boats, snorkelling, a fishing trip in a sailing boat and wind surfing. The housekeeper Jessie was very friendly and made us welcome and we hired a cook for the week, Agrilla, who did a superb job and also got all our supples for us. Compared to other rentals we looked at this was superb value for money.

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Liked best: garden and pool
Liked least: basic kitchen utensils
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Miranda A
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Rustige omgeving, maar 1 ander gezelschap wat zwembad gebruikt
Liked least: Geen horren op de bovenverdieping
Travelling group: Kleine kinderen
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
20 Aug 2013
Thanks for you review and for your advice.
Some of you advice are already been implemented .
We been using John the taxi driver since we decided to put our villas in the rental market and we found him very reliable, he does not mind to wait for you at the shopping centre while you do your first day shopping , in the way back from the airport.
If you think there is something missing like DVD’s or like in this case.. Kitchen clothes , do not hesitate to ask my staff . .they will provide them to you.
We use the full Zuku satellite tv package of about 100 channels.
Has hot water system we use an electric boiler, for it to generate hot water we have to switch it on and live it switched on , 5 minutes on is not enough.
As Internet connection we use the Safaricom 3g very soon 4g usb dongle that connects to internet through a Sim card that we provide together with the modem Usb dongle and laptop if you need one, we are looking in to make it wireless.
At times we do not get black outs for several month and sometimes we get a few in a week , luckily we have a generator.

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silvio
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