KARIBU

About Us

We welcome you to villa Holly and Dora located in Diani Beach- Kenya.

The chalet grounds are a tropical paradise.  The well-maintained gardens contain many species of exotic, fragrant flora and fauna.  You’re free to sample bananas, papayas, and passion fruits straight from the trees.  The entire acre plot is surrounded by a beautiful, bougainvillea-covered wall.

 Cottages are just 750 meters walk from the powdery white sands and shallow shores of the Indian Ocean and a 5-minute walk from taxis and tuk-tuk services.

If you are looking for an affordable, exotic holiday in a place that offers much more than your average (run of the mill) accommodation…Villa Dora and Holly are for you…

✔ 4 Comfortable Bedrooms

✔ 2 Living Rooms

✔ Full Kitchen

✔ Veranda (Dining, Lounge)

✔ Villa Staff (Chef, Gardener, Housekeeper)

✔ High-Speed Wi-Fi

✔ Shared Swimming Pool & BBQ

✔ Free Parking

As soon as you step foot in this beautiful two-floor villa with coral stone and a Makuti (palm thatched) roof, you’re greeted by the gorgeous yet highly comfortable open-concept living area, decorated in local Swahili style that complements the fantastic location near the beach.

The fully equipped kitchen offers a space to cook and enjoy tasty delicacies with your loved ones before unwinding in the relaxing living room, setting the scene for unforgettable evenings. Natural sunlight bursts through many windows, making the home shine bright during the day, accenting the tastefully picked furniture, and enhancing the pleasant setting.

The same ambiance can be enjoyed in the upper floor seating area, offering another family space to relax with your family and friends.

Rest in the four comfortable bedrooms, to recharge after an exciting day of sightseeing and outdoor adventures.

Step out onto the covered patio overlooking the shared pool area to catch a breath of fresh air, marvel at the views of the picturesque surroundings, and enjoy an al fresco meal worthy of the most praised restaurants.

There’s so much to do in this inviting villa. We look forward to you experiencing its complete comfort and coziness.

★ LIVING ROOMS ★

You will feel right at home! Take a moment to unwind, sink into the comfortable sofas, watch TV, or plan your upcoming Diani Beach adventures. You’ll find similar layouts in living rooms on both floors.

✔ Comfortable Sofas

✔ Flat-Screen TV

✔ Comfy Sofa Chairs

✔ Stylish Coffee Table

★ KITCHEN ★

This fully equipped kitchen boasts modern appliances, making it easy to whip up anything from delicious breakfasts to gourmet dinners. With ample countertops, you’ll have plenty of room to showcase your culinary skills.

✔ Microwave

✔ Stove

✔ Oven

✔ Blender

✔ Coffee Maker

✔ Hot Water Kettle

✔ Refrigerator

✔ Sink – Hot & Cold Water

✔ Plates

✔ Glasses

✔ Silverware

✔ Pots & Pans

★ SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS – 4 BEDROOMS ★

After an exciting day of soaking up the sun at the nearby beach, you will look to rest for an equally entertaining tomorrow. Once you are ready to relax, please make your way to these comfortable bedrooms.

♛ Bedroom 1 (Lower Floor): King-Size Bed

♛ Bedroom 2 (Lower Floor): King-Size Bed

♛ Bedroom 3 (Upper Floor): King-Size Bed

♛ Bedroom 4 (Upper Floor): King-Size Bed + Single Bed

All bedrooms share a similar set of amenities.

✔ Ensuite Bathrooms

✔ Mattresses, Linens, Sheets, and Pillows

✔ Closets with Hangers and Shelves

✔ Lovely Seating Areas

✔ Night Stands with Reading Lamps

✔ Mosquitos Nets

✔ Baby Cot (available upon request)

***An  additional King-Size bed is set up  set up in the upper floor sitting area should you need more sleeping space.

★ BATHROOMS ★

Each villa’s bedroom features a convenient ensuite bathroom stocked with  towels and essential toiletries to ensure a carefree stay. 

✔ Walk-In Shower

✔ Vanity

✔ Mirror

✔ Toilet

✔ Towels

✔ Hair Dryer

✔ Essential Toiletries

★ COVERED PATIO/VERANDA ★ 

A stunning getaway would not be complete without a private space where you can take in the tranquility of the outdoors. Step onto the covered patio to gaze at the well-manicured gardens while enjoying an al fresco meal with your loved ones.

✔ Dining Table with Seating for 8

✔ Lounge Seating Area

Find your happiness in this attractive getaway. It offers a place to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, cuddle on the sofa, watch a movie, unwind in the pool, and explore exciting Diani Beach attractions.

Guest access

 

The villa is exclusively yours, without interruption during your stay, so relax, unwind, and make yourself at home.

 

Other than the already mentioned amenities, our home also comes with the following:

 

✔ High-Speed Wi-Fi

✔ Electricity Generator

✔ Air Conditioning (only in lower floor rooms)

✔ Ceiling Fans All over

 

Swimming Pool

 

We are proud to have the only fenced, gated pool in Diani Beach, making our cottages ideal for families with young children.  You can relax in the knowledge that your family is in a safe, secure environment, children must always be supervised and swimming pool locked when you leave leave the pool.

 

Our swimming pool is exclusively for the use of guests of both cottages’

Shallow end of 80 cm and a deep end of 1.40 cm.

For deeper waters, expert swimmers can use the Indian ocean just around the corner

 

✔ Luxurious Swimming Pool with Sun Lounges

✔ BBQ Grills

✔ 24/7 Samburu Masai Warrior Guard

✔ Free Parking

 

★ EXTRA SERVICES/VILLA STAFF★

To make your stay as perfect as possible, we have designated staff members who can help you with everything you need.

 

✔ Housekeeper

✔ Pool Attendant

✔ Gardener

✔ Personal Chef (on request at a surcharge)

 

While our staff officially work from 8 to 5 p.m., assistance can be arranged if you require something extra special during your stay. Our housekeeper, pool attendant, and gardener remain on-site in separate lodgings 24 hours a day, so we are available to assist you if a problem arises.

 

★ CLEANING & SANITIZATION ★

Health, safety, and well-being of our guests are of utmost importance. For this reason, we use a thorough cleaning process after each check-out.

 

★ NO PETS ALLOWED ★

We love those little (and not so little) furry bundles of joy. Sadly, our home is not suitable to accommodate them.

 

★ NO SMOKING INSIDE ★

Please refrain from smoking inside the home! Any smoking evidence will result in a fee for odor removal and furniture cleaning.

 

★ NO PARTIES/EVENTS ★

We kindly ask you to treat our home as your own to preserve its pristine condition for future guests and your return visits.

 

Thank you very much for your understanding.

 

Interaction with guests

 

We will be accessible 24/7 for our guests via phone, text, or the Airbnb app.

xpect a quick and prompt response. We give our guests space but are available for every inquiry.

The neighborhood

 

 

The cottages  are  a lovely, relaxing oasis just outside the main hustle and bustle of Diani beach. You’ll fall asleep listening to frogs croaking and wake up to song birds chirping .It is a hidden gem that beckons travelers with its natural beauty, proximity to white sandy shores (750meter) and vibrant culture. This pristine coastal destination is a tropical paradise that offers a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and wildlife experiences.

 

Diani Beach is renowned for its powdery, soft white sands stretching miles along the Indian Ocean. These crystal-clear turquoise waters are just 650 meters from the villa, making it an ideal spot for sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing.

 

Diani takes pride in its efforts to protect the marine environment. You can visit local conservation projects that focus on preserving the delicate ecosystems and wildlife of the area, including sea turtles and coral reefs. It’s a unique opportunity to learn and contribute to conservation efforts.

 

Shimba Hills National Reserve, a lush and hilly wildlife sanctuary, is just a short drive from Diani Beach. Here, you can embark on safari adventures to spot elephants, giraffes, leopards, and exotic bird species. The reserve’s pristine landscapes are a photographer’s dream.

 

Explore the region’s rich Swahili culture and history by visiting local villages and markets. Taste delicious Kenyan cuisine, buy handmade crafts, and engage with the friendly locals to better understand the area’s traditions and way of life.

 

Diani is home to an 18-hole championship golf course set against the backdrop of the ocean. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round of golf with breathtaking views, creating an unforgettable experience.

 

Here are some attractions you will be looking to visit during your stay.

 

✔ Kite Motion Kitesurfing School (3 min away)

✔ Colobus Conservation (9 min away)

✔ Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest (12 min away)

✔ Bora Bora Wildlife Park (10 min away)

✔ Diani Beach Shopping Centre (15 min away)

✔ Leisure Golf Club (20 min away)

✔ Marco Polo Safaris (4 minutes away)

✔ Shimba Hills National Reserve (1h away)

✔ Mombasa (1h 30 min away)

✔ Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary (1h 45 min away)

 

***Distance times are calculated if traveling by car.

 

Getting around

 

If you arrive by car, you will be happy to know that we offer free parking at the villa. If you would like to avoid driving during your stay, there are many convenient, easily accessible transportation options close to the villa

 

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