Inshallah Beach Villa is one of Kenya’s most charismatic and private beach properties. Sometimes, there are places that cannot be fully defined by ordinary images or words, they are simply blessed with magical positive energy. Inshallah Beach Villa, as its original Arabic name suggests, is such a place.
The original villa was built in 1922 with very distinct Swahili and Arab architectural influences and was one of the first properties established on the now world-famous, pristine white-sands of Diani Beach, Kenya. The Villa as it stands today is the result of a decades long development and refurbishment effort by the resident owners, ensuring the final living space has remained true to its cultural heritage and fabulously unique location. This luxurious and superbly equipped, family owned beach villa, is filled with history, charm and style. Outstanding full-board accommodation, combined with excellent management and staff, makes staying here a totally pleasurable, carefree and relaxing experience.
Heaven on Earth, truly.
The villa interior is spacious, beautifully appointed and hosts hand carved doors with teak floors and staircases throughout. A rare 18th Century Dutch Brass Lantern adorns the main interior dining room, whilst the entrance hall hosts an exquisite 400 year old carved door bearing the Arabic date of 1021. Inshallah Beach Villa has four spacious and beautifully decorated, timber framed bedrooms, all unique, which sleep 8 to 10 guests in supreme comfort. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, ceiling fans, WIFI, air conditioning and mosquito nets. On the ground floor at the front of the house overlooking the infinity pool, is the spacious master suite – with a super king size bed, bathroom and private study/lounge. Upstairs are a further two king sized bedrooms which take advantage of magical ocean views with large opening panel doors, which invite the cool East African trade winds in. These rooms also share a large private terrace, which can be used for yoga and wellness, or for simply chilling out at tree canopy level, with our resident primates! The fourth bedroom is a bright, well-planned area and consists of a mahogany mezzanine deck and staircase with lounge and study area, which can be converted on request into a quadruple, ensuite bed room. This room is ideal for children sharing a queen size bed, along with two singles.
The irresistible deep blue infinity pool sits under the lush canopy of three 1,000-year-old Baobab trees and overlooks a heavenly garden onto the Indian Ocean and pristine beach. A large pool deck provides a perfect area for sunbathing, relaxing and fine Al Fresco dining. Outdoor facilities include a fabulous pool shower, ample refrigeration and professional grill station. Additional outdoor living spaces comprise of a courtyard, spacious second floor veranda, fully stocked terraced bar and cozy coffee lounge. The sweeping lawn leads to a private seafront beach area named ‘Woodhenge’ (for reasons you will discover during your stay) with a fire-pit BBQ and hardwood beach deck for sun lovers. Not to mention.. that this is THE perfect ‘sundowner’ area for an iced ‘G&T’ after a long day on the beach or safari.
The extensive tropical garden boasts a 100-meter beach front and hosts a large variety of indigenous and exotic plant species such as palms, tamarind and flamboyant trees. Local inhabitants include a multitude of wildlife species and primates, including Sykes and Vervet Monkeys, Baboons and Bush Babies, as well as the now rare and very beautiful Angolan Colobus Monkey; not to mention an incredible variety of endemic bird species.
Inshallah is a wonderfully authentic and special place in which to socialise and entertain. It provides generous living and dining areas, gardens and terraces, along with numerous private places in which to disappear and relax. Inshallah Beach Villa ensures a perfect balance between peace, privacy and relaxation, whilst providing a ton of exceptionally fun activities right on your doorstep to choose from. The villa is fabulously unique, well equipped, designed, decorated and furnished with taste, style and attention-to-detail throughout.