Villa Holly, Diani Beach - kenya
Villa Holly, Diani Beach - kenya
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
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Villa Holly is a peaceful cosy retreat ideal for families, couples and singles alike. It is perfect if you’re looking for an affordable, exotic beach holiday, away from Kenya’s over-crowded cities and hotels.

The space

Our villas are located at Diani Beach in Kenya. The position is ideally suited for those who would like a tropical beach holiday in a lush location.

Our cottages are just 650 meters walk from the powdery white sands and shallow shores of the Indian Ocean. And just 5 mins walk from taxis and matatu transport. Far away from overcrowded hotel scene, you can enjoy a relaxing, private stay in your own piece of paradise.

At the centre of the gardens is an 11 x 7m swimming pool, exclusively for the use of both villas guests. .

We are proud to have the only fenced, gated pool in Diani Beach, making the Villa Dora ideal for families with young children. You can relax in the knowledge that your family are in a safe, secure environment.

The villa complex is walled, gated and alarmed. While the area around Diani beach is safe for tourists, for your complete security we employ a Samburu Masai warrior guard, on a 24 hour basis.

We offer 2 fully furnished villas
Both cottages are built in local Swahili style with coral stone and a Makuti (palm thatched) roof. The traditional architecture makes use of the sea breeze for pleasant temperatures all day long.

Each villa can sleep up to 8+ people comfortably and are available on a nightly or weekly basis Rental includes a daily maid service, linen and towels.

On the lower floor are two rooms with king sized beds, one has an en-suite bathroom. The upper floor has two bedrooms with a king sized bed and other with two single beds and a baby cot if required. All of the beds have mosquito nets and silent ceiling fans, bedrooms on the upper floor the bedrooms have an extra canopy net making them mosquito proof, this is where everybody prefer to sleep.

Our cottages have three bathrooms (one is en-suite),

There are two a spacious living rooms for those that want to relax indoors. A covered outdoor terrace dining area overlooks the swimming pool. All rooms, including the veranda are equipped with ceiling fans for your comfort. All windows have mosquito nets.

The fully equipped kitchen has a gas cooker, oven, refrigerator, freezer, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. Sufficient utensils are available.

There are some small shops in the vicinity. Several big supermarkets with standard European items are just a 10 minute drive away. Your personal chef can take care of your everyday shopping needs .

While Villa Holly staff officially work from 8 to 5 pm, 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 are available to assist you if a problem arises .

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

no pets,smoking is allowed in the garden ,no fires,no diving

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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Chris User Profile
October 2016
The place was nice and clean. Staff was very helpful and nice. Serne surroundings.
Silvio User Profile
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October 2016

Rene User Profile
April 2016
Me and my family had a good time at Silvio's, Villa Holy. The house keeper Eunice was really nice and so helpful. She did all our cleaning and she provided us with all that we needed. The only disappointment was that there was no laundry machine as it was stated but all in all Eunice did all our laundry for free. The security was perfect and the gatemen were so kind, available 24/7 and very helpful too. Cool neighbourhood and a nice big swimming pool all for ourselves.

Yanuar User Profile
August 2014
Listing was quite accurate

Clare User Profile
January 2014
Silvio was so helpful, the staff there were amazing and the place was beautiful. Would definitely stay again!

Micha User ProfileMicha is a superhost.
September 2013
The ideal location for relax and comfort after climbing mount kenya and 10 days safari travelling. James will take care of you on behalf of Silvio. You can fell fully secure with him. He will escort you to the resturant in the evening even if it's only 150 meter away ant guide you to the beach. Huge big villa!! 6-8 poeple have space. Beautiful colourful garden. James can cut you some Papya if you want. For activities you will prefer Seranda beach 10 minutes driving, but after 17 days we prefered to relax in our last day Just 1 comment: hot water presure is to low

Patricia User Profile
September 2013
The house is too far to the beach(25 min of walking), besides the way is dangerous. The house offers taxi service, but the prize are high. We booked last week and we did,nt enjoy the all accommodation we contact with Silvio, to left the house ( we had paid 4 days, we stayed one), and he did,nt awswer us. The personal who lives there is very nice
Silvio User Profile
Response from Silvio:
patricia booked 4 nights but stayed only one night at the villa ,next day told my staff she was living.. this the email she sent me : ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hi Silvio! Today at morning we did de check-out, the people was very nice with us, but the problem was the distance to the beach, we practice kite, and the way was very far to transport the equipment. We know the possibility to take a taxi, but the price was too high. We had to book other accommodation, nearer than the (URL HIDDEN) would be possible that you came back money some night? Thanks and regards! ======================================================== to me this does not make much sense , because of the cost of about 2/3 euro taxi you go and rent a second villa ? we are not far from the beach but of course if you are carrying staff it will take longer. my staff offered to carry the staff for her with the bicycle ,she refused , we are located in the southern part of diani 5 minutes walk from the neptune paradise resort and just next to mango park , this area is where mainly European citizen came to live, they all go to the beach, they all have cars, but when they go to the beach they just walk. regarding security in our area , is just like anywhere in the world , be wary ,do not walk in the dark
September 2013

Rory User Profile
February 2013
This place is incredibly pleasant. The setting is gorgeous, the garden is wonderful. The house is a little less glamourous than the pictures imply, but it is very comfortable and great for the price. The best thing about the place however is Jesse the housekeeper. She is super friendly and very kind and full of useful tips and information. The location is good for the beach (10 mins walk), but the place is VERY difficult to find if you do not know where you are going. The host sends Jesse the housekeeper's number, so make sure you save it so your cab can call for directions. We didnt take up the host on the offer of transfer from mobassa, however I wish we had as the price they quote is the same or slightly better than all of the transport options we found independently. The location of the villa is at the quiet end of diani, so you will need to take cabs to the local restaurants and bars and supermarkets etc. Jesse was great at arranging this and ensuring we were not ripped off. All in all a great stay. Thanks

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