Vipingo Beachfront Villa and Beach House
Infinity Pool, Superb Beach, Private Tennis Court
Our personal review (visited 2011)
Vipingo is a an up and coming location just half an hours drive north of Mombasa. "The Ridge", a private setting with a 36 hole Championship Golf Course, with all the housing and amenities on the way. 18 holes are open so far, and it is already hailed as the best in Kenya with more to come. An air strip with daily flights from Nairobi and a wonderful restaurant overlooking the coast to the East and the sunset to the West, has woken up this rather dormant area lined with exceptional beaches. The coral reef protects and provides fresh sea food, the latter being offered by local fishermen as they pass by with their daily catch.
About 20 minutes drive from The Ridge, with private beachfront properties to each side, this property boasts a magnificent garden with old indigenous trees and beautiful tropical flowers. The main house overlooks the palmtrees and well looked after gardens, offering a wonderful view of the Indian Ocean.
Coral rocks split the garden into many levels with romantic little chill-out areas to absorb the tropical sun, the serenity and the pleasant breeze. The infinity pool continues the natural shape of the coral rocks blending in wonderfully with the natural garden and the view that is enhanced by tropical coconut trees.
The main house thrones elevated from the pool area to provide privacy in case it is rented separately from the beach house.
The spacious living room has plenty of large french doors that spill out to a spacious terrace with various sitting and dining areas to choose. To the one side of the living room is the master bedroom with sea view, a double bed and a spacious en-suite bathroom, to the other side are two bedroom facing south. The one has two single beds put together, the other one has a double bed. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom with shower, sink and WC.
Hidden away in a remote corner of the garden, is a brand new tennis court for your enjoyment.
Together with the golf course at The Ridge and another golf course in reasonable driving distance, this property is ideal for a family or group of friends that enjoy the odd sportive challenge whilst the rest of the group may prefer to relax by the beach or pool. Together with the beach house, this property sleeps up to 12 guests in a spacious and quiet location in a tropical setting.
The houses are let separately or together. The bedrooms in the villa all have air-conditioning but in the beach-house the bedrooms benefit from the sea breeze which blows gently most of the time. They have fans when additional air is needed. Both houses are ideal for children, and they can get lost beach combing, making sand castles or exploring the marine life with a snorkel. When they are bored with the sea they can flop in the pool and cool off lying under the waterfall. There is a corner seat in the pool for the grown ups to enjoy a beer or two, if they are not already playing golf!
For the description of the beach house, please scroll down (below photos of the main house).