Hosted by Hermine (Called Alpha)
Hermine (Called Alpha) is the host.
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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Simplicity meets luxury.
A humble house in a stunning beach environment.

The space

For SINGLE travelers ONLY!
A simple small house - 1 guest bedroom, shared bathroom and toilet, kitchen access. Located in a stunning garden and beach setting. Loads of animals live in the surrounding park. Watch baby monkeys playing on the tree in front of the house while different birds are chirping the background music and colorful lizards scurry by.

Sometimes we face water pressure problems, so you might enjoy an original water saving and environmentally friendly Eco bucket shower. Even if the taps are dry, there is always a sufficient water reserve

Two keys for your room (safety grill and door) and kitchen key (fridge).

I'll be most of the time available to give advice and answer any question. I can assist with safari bookings, car rentals and pick-up from airport. Breakfast and other meals can be organized at an extra fee.

Close to attractions like Haller Park (an afternoon safari with giraffes, crocs, hippos, giant tortoises and several other animals in a lush setting), Ngomongo Village, Butterfly Park, dive centers, 2 kite surf centers, jet ski, deep sea fishing, catamaran or dhow sailing - all in short walking distance.
5 minutes walk to a small shopping center with a small basic supermarket, pharmacy, safari offices, cyber cafe, hair and beauty salon, petrol station with shop, bars and restaurants from 0* - 5*.
Very recommended the 0* local corner restaurant which serves freshly cooked Swahili (coastal) cuisine. On Fridays they prepare a most finger-licking Biriani (the Swahili wedding dish) - don't miss that.
Italian, German, Ethiopian and local restaurants and bars nearby. Be sure, you won't be bored.
By the beach you find a number of International hotels and beach restaurants to the North and Kenyatta Public Beach (commonly known as Pirates after the beach bar) to the South. A special event on Sundays, when everybody goes to the beach. There is also a fish market where you can buy the freshest fish possible, but there is also a local restaurant which has awesome freshly fried fish. Try it with coconut sauce and coconut rice. You'll be back the next day
A short matatu or tuk-tuk ride away are 2 shopping malls (City Mall /Nakumat and Naivas Center), local villages and entertainment centers.
A few steps to Mombasa Marine Park with all kind of water sports: surfing, kite surfing, snorkeling, diving, jet ski, deep-sea fishing, sailing on ancient dhows or on modern catamarans

Most important things are in walking distance. The almost iconic Kenyan Matatus (14 seater Nissan mini busses) serve the Mombasa - Mtwapa route 24/7. Taxis, Tuk-Tuks and motorbikes are easily available, car hire (with or without driver) can be arranged.

Guest access

Two keys for room (grill and door) , key to kitchen (fridge)

Interaction with guests

Any help you need.

Other things to note

In a country like Kenya occasional power cuts are normal. Most power outages are usually during the day, so you won't be too much affected. For the rare times of black-out during the night you find a rechargeable lamp in your room.
Also the water supply is not always guaranteed, but there is always a sufficient water reserve.

Free parking on premise

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

Treat the place and it's inhabitants with respect and feel at home :)
No shoes in the house (to ease the constant battle against the beach sand)
No guests visitors inside the room
Please switch lights and fan off when leaving the room

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - I have 2 cats, the neighbor has 3 dogs, and there is a number of free animals, like monkeys, lizards, birds, ...
Some spaces are shared - We are sharing kitchen, toilet and shower
Amenity limitations - No hot water, sometimes no water from the taps, but there is always a sufficient water reserve for all water-needs


42 Reviews

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Jan User Profile
February 2017
Alpha was the most attentive hostess, full of 25 years worth of local knowledge and ready to introduce you to fabulous food at local eateries (at a quarter of the price of the European cafes!). She will take you to the clothes market for amazing bargains - just bring an empty suit-case. For travel connections and how to get around generally - just ask Alpha! The house is situated right behind a beach-front house. in the same shady, garden/secure compound. You can see the beach/sea, 100 yards away past the side of the house. Believe me, the dappled shade of the garden is very welcome after the blazing whiteness of the beach. It was especially great to have someone to meet me at the airport for my early morning arrival. Thank you.
Hermine (Called Alpha) User Profile
Response from Hermine (Called Alpha):
It was a pleasure to have you around :)
February 2017

Brittanie User Profile
August 2017
Alpha's place is very convenient. Close to both the main road and the beach. She is also a very nice host.

Chepkemboi User Profile
July 2017
I had a great time at Alpha's ! I booked last minute and she responded promptly. Her place is charming with a beautiful walkway filled with beautiful trees leading up to the house. There were even friendly monkeys hanging around comfortably at ease there. The place is easy to get to via uber,tuktuk, and Matatu(local bus taxi). Her place is close to malls just as described in her profile. The directions given to the house are exact!My favorite part, the house is right at the beach! And just as described ,I had the beach all to myself!! There were also different water sports available nearby too. The compound is next to a hotel with a swimming pool.Alpha was a great host with helpful tips about the area. She referred me to great restaurants and even a lady that did some beautiful henna artwork on my arms. The area is safe and quiet a perfect getaway!

Elana User Profile
April 2017
Alpha was a lovely host and a fascinating person. Her home is in a great and unique location, right on the beach and surrounded by beautiful old trees. It was very convenient to get to and from the house. The house is old and comes both with the charm of historic homes and issues like peeling paint and termites in the ceiling. Unfortunately, the water was out for most of the time I was there, so it felt a bit like I was camping.
Hermine (Called Alpha) User Profile
Response from Hermine (Called Alpha):
I'm happy, that you enjoyed the two diverse sides of my very special house and sorry for the camping experience. In the moment the water is good with us :)
April 2017

Keval User Profile
April 2017
Clean standard place for a good sleep.Alpha is a great help on guiding where to eat.very clean and quiet.
Hermine (Called Alpha) User Profile
Response from Hermine (Called Alpha):
Thanks and welcome again
April 2017

Fridah User Profile
February 2017
great host!!

Francisco User Profile
December 2016
My stay where Alpha was very enjoyable and I enjoyed it a lot. It is a very nice and quiet place where you can relax and enjoy. Alpha was always very attentive with the information of the places of interest and with everything, taking the time to take me to breakfast and to lunch to local sites.
Hermine (Called Alpha) User Profile
Response from Hermine (Called Alpha):
Karibu sana
December 2016

Mombasa, KenyaJoined in April 2014
Hermine (Called Alpha) User Profile
Open minded, free spirited, friendly, informed, tolerant and respectful. Interested to meet new fascinating people. Ready to share insider information about Mombasa, the coast and Kenya.
Languages: Deutsch, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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