Kizingoni House has been built and positioned to take full advantage of the west facing view for spectacular sunsets and sea views and to catch the sea breezes throughout the year.
Grand entrance steps take you up onto an elevated terrace and into the high ceilinged, stark white central living/dining room, simply designed in the Swahili style with traditional plasterwork and wooden beams, with a magnificent locally crafted dining table that can easily seat 16 people. The living room has five further doorways: the largest directly onto the pool, through two huge shuttered doors; another leads to the first floor terrace stairs and pool room; into the back courtyard garden; up the stairs to the bedrooms and finally, well concealed behind the beautifully carved plaster ‘niche’ wall, the kitchen entrance.
The house has four double bedrooms, all with bathroom en-suite and each with a private balcony with sea views. The large master bedroom faces west with superb sea views framed by coconut palms. Its spacious bathroom has a Swahili style bath and from the bedroom there is direct access to the rooftop patios. The pool has a dining area, baraza and a poolroom. A wooden deck, partially shaded by two indigenous trees, reaches out onto the beach. The house is furnished with traditional Swahili items of furniture, locally crafted items and pieces from around Africa and Asia.
The roof terrace, where many meals are eaten, is one of the coolest and most panoramic spots on the beach.
Mature coconut palms, doum palms and many indigenous shrubs and trees grow around the house. A small coconut plantation of 40 palms has recently been replanted and in the courtyard garden, jasmine, frangipani, desert rose, date palms and hibiscus are growing. There are fresh herbs outside the kitchen door.
Double Bedrooms ensuite: 4
Dining areas: 3
Baraza areas: 3
Guest cloakroom/pool room: 1
Swinging beds: 2
Large planted garden
Powered by wind turbine and solar panels
Solar hot water