Next to the welcoming circular kitchen and breakfast bar, furnished in hardwood and polished stone, there is an antique oak dining table, seating up to twelve people. Adjoining, is a luxuriant sheltered terrace with Swahili seating and an array of embroidered cushions. The living room has an elegant four-piece Italian sofa suite, a 42” flat screen television with DVD, VCR (for those with vintage taste) and satellite channels. There is a collection of films and books as well as a Hi-Fi with radio, CD, USB, MP3 and tape cassette player (for those of you still loyal to eighties’ music technology). The internet can be accessed through USB stick or coverage on your smartphone with a locally purchased SIM card.
The Beach House has a wonderful, long, paved-stone terrace which is broad, airy and delightfully serene. It is all too tempting to spend days and nights here, languishing by the sea, cup of tea or cold glass of bubbly in hand. There is a shaded area with a spacious kitchen, beach bar, two enormous Swahili sofas, and four dark-wood dining tables – easily enough for dinner parties of more than thirty people. There are four double-size hand-woven sun-loungers with mattresses, and four regular size hand-woven sun-loungers – all with enough soft cushions to keep even the most restless beach-dweller smiling through the day – and night. Underneath a bamboo sun shelter, there is a suspended woven bed, massage table and swing seat. There are two toilets – and for after your swim, there is an outdoor shower.
If you like to be in the open-air for every eventuality, The Beach House has an outdoor toilet in a thatched hut, nestled amongst a cluster of colourful local flora, overlooking the ocean – so you can savour the view as you go about your business.
Fresh fish can be delivered directly from the fisherman’s boat
Experienced chef – African and Italian cuisine