Unique 4 bedroom House on the Secure Private estate-Vipingo Ridge with Swimming pool. Walking distance to Club House and plenty of on site Activites, Access to private Beach Club & discounted rates on the world class PGA Golf Course.
Newly built villa, beautifully designed in a Traditional Arabic style with walls built of local, coral stone & large shuttered windows opening out to breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
If Dar Saba is not available for your dates we also have another property 'Little Dar Saba' which can be found on my profile. It has two bedrooms and can be hired alongside Dar Saba for larger groups.
The restored ‘swahili’ main door opens in to a courtyard where the sun filters through palm fronds on to a trickling fountain. The ground floor has both indoor & outdoor dining and opens out on to the terrace and lap pool. A fully equipped, modern kitchen, incorporates a gas cooking island, oven & double door fridge. There is also a separate staff kitchen.
A sweeping staircase leads up to a sunny roof terrace with al-fresco dining, bar & outdoor gas grill. This is the perfect spot for ‘sundowners’ with stunning views over the lake and palm fringed valleys beyond. An outdoor 'baraza' bed provides the perfect private spot to read a book or take a siesta.
The 4 large double bedrooms, 2 of which are on the ground floor off the courtyard and 2 on the first floor all have king beds, draped mosquito nets, ceiling fans & stylish en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom features a built in terrazzo king bed and a huge bathroom with a large stone bath and shower.
The landscaped tropical gardens are surrounded are separated from the pristine fairways by a stream that flows in to a lake teaming with birdlife. A resident monitor lizard can often be seen sunning itself on the opposite side of the lake! In the evening honeysuckle that grows up the outside walls fills the courtyard with its enchanting scent.
The Villa is within walking distance to the Club House, which is open all day for Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks. Also within easy walking distance is the Sundowner bar with a large communal 50m lap pool and children play round. Pizza's are available from the pizza oven on Wednesdays and the weekends. Additional rooms can be taken in the nearby guest house 'Little Dar Saba' or hotel Villas to increase accomodation capacity if required. Although the Golf course is outstanding , there are plenty of other activities on offer including horse riding, bike hire with a number of scenic bike/jogging trails. Included in the cost of your stay is access to ‘The Private Beach Club’ just 5 mins away, which is located on one of the most pristine beaches along the East African coast. We highly recommend lunch at the fabulous 'Beach Bar' restaurant which serves excellent seafood and homemade pasta. This part of the coastline is part of a protected marine conservancy and has fantastic snorkelling along the tropical reef. There are a handful of local grocery stores/markets & good restaraunts nearby full details of these are found in the welcome pack. Mtwapa (20 mins drive) and to the North, Kilifi (15-20 mins drive).
Interaction with guests
This Villa is totally private and you will have the property to yourself. Ali, our house keeper will take care of all cleaning and laundry and I am always available on the end of the phone should you need anything. A chef can be hired in daily, if and when required but we do need a bit of notice to arrange this, especially during peak season! In house massages & beauty treatments can also be arranged in the privacy of the Villa during your stay.
Other things to note
Safarilink flies daily from Wilson direct in to Vipingo Ridge.
We don't have Air conditioning but every room has overhead ceiling fans and the house has been designed in such a way that it really isn't necessary. Extra stand up fans are available if required?
I am an Interior Designer living in Nairobi Kenya with my husband and children.
I love Travelling, Eclectic Interiors, Vintage style, The great outdoors & Good food!
My husband is one of the developers of Vipingo Ridge A Luxury development on the Kenyan Coast, where I manage two beautiful houses- Dar Saba & Little Dar Saba, They have been designed & purpose built for a relaxed holiday on a secure private golf estate.
We also have a wonderful holiday apartment nestled in the La Quinta hills off the beautiful Spanish Coast.
My next project will be renovating a Welsh Farm House for Holiday rentals, within a National Park and with incredible view of the Brecon Beacons.