absolute luxury absolute security absolute privacy

the villa


Please note that the villa is only rented as a complete unit. It has accommodation for up to 10 ( Depending on configuration Adults, Singles, Couples, Children ) with an additional two or three in an adjoining luxury tent plus another 10 in an adjacent villa on the same compound. Click here to see tent and here to see Waterside villa. Situated within a two and a half meter security wall on 25 acres of the finest land on the south coast of Kenya. Ocean villa comprises four large bedrooms with a total sleeping capacity of 8-10 persons. The master bedroom even has its own private Jacuzzi . All bedrooms are en-suite. All four are situated around a beautiful designer swimming pool. The furniture is from the famous Funzi Furniture workshops in Tiwi and the house and the interiors have been designed personally by Sabine Funk of Funzi Designs. The property has an informal restaurant/bar. The private self catering restaurant is only available to clients and their guests. It straddles two 350,000 litre fresh water lakes right on the sea. Both lakes are full of Tilapia. There are secluded beaches to the immediate right and left of the cliff top. Private stabling for four horses are incorporated into the overall design. There is a Helipad on the property. The entire plot is heavily forested and contains much birdlife and wildlife in residence. There are no dogs and no cats allowed on the grounds. Absolute luxury, absolute security, absolute privacy.


Ocean villa is horseshoe shaped around a fabulous designer pool. Each side of the horseshoe has two floors where the bedrooms are found. In the centre of the horseshoe is the central dining area. If you wish we can arrange to have all your shopping needs bought in before you arrive. All bedrooms are around the pool.


Ocean Villa is situated in Tiwi on a cliff top right on the Indian Ocean just 17 kilometers south of Mombasa in Kenya, and three kilometers off the main Kenya/Tanzania road. There are air links from the local Ukunda airstrip to all other major parks in Kenya. Mainly to the famed Maasai Mara, a mere one and a half hour flight. In addition, the marine parks of Shimoni and Kisite are less than half an hour away by car. Tanzania is only a one hour drive down a sealed bitumen road. Mombasa is serviced by Moi International airport and the town itself has just recently achieved city status. Almost anything can be bought or made in this thriving, historically important old Swahili town. Mombasa has a rail link to Nairobi, Uganda and soon to southern Sudan.

Transfers and Shopping

Also please let us know if you will be requiring airport transfers or shopping and we will arrange for you.
Mombasa Airport4,000/- for normal 4 seater car.
Diani Airport 1,500/- for normal 4 seater car.
Mombasa SGR station 4,500/- for normal 4 seater car.

Local Transport

A private taxi to Diani is 1,500/- for normal 4 seater car. Bigger cars are available. Ask for quote. 15 minutes drive to all the hustle and bustle of Diani Beach where you can get anything you want. Banks, supermarkets, golf course, and many Bars and Restaurants. Sabine or myself often go to Diani and if we are going and have room you are welcome to tag along. No charge.



The kitchen at Ocean Villa is fully equipped and a cook and other household staff are included in the price. We are self catering. There is a large supermarket only 15 minutes away. Here you can buy almost anything you would expect to find in any well stocked European style supermarket. Fresh fruit and vegetables and fish is delivered daily to the door if required.
Chef can do pretty much what you want. We can order prawns, crabs, calamari or fish, lobster as well but not always available.


We have a third party shopping service that can do all your shopping and delivers to the house. This is great if you are arriving by air at odd times or just wish to have it all done for you. They charge $30 for the service. You can pay for all when you arrive. If you wish to use it just check our Shopping List.
Just click on this link and choose from the form what you want and the rest will be done for you.

The chef can prepare..... Sample menu. Please see ingredients needed for the following dishes

Prawns in coconut sauce with rice......
Prawns, tomatoes, butter, olive oil, coconut cream, fresh coriander, garlic, red chillies, tumeric powder, brown sugar, salt, rice

Garlic prawns......
Prawns lots of garlic, black pepper freshly ground, limes, butter olive oil

Prawns in white wine sauce......
Prawns, garlic, chillies, slat black pepper, white wine and parsley, butter, olive oil

Prawn cocktail......
small prawns, salad or cabbage, tomatoe ketchup, eggs, salt, black pepper, olive oil, parsley, shot of whiskey, fresh and firm avocado

Prawn spaghetti.....
Prawns, spaghetti, olive oil, butter, garlic, salt , brown sugar, fresh tomatoes, white wine, vodka, parsley

Prawn masala…….
Prawns, Cinamon sticks, fennel seed, cardamon seeds, onions, green chillies,curry leaves, cloves, fresh ginger, garlic, chillie powder,coriander piowder, tumeric, garam masala, black pepper, tomatoes, coconut oil, rice, fresh coriander

Crab salad with avocado and mango......
Crabs, ginger, limes, salt, olive oil, firm avocado and apple magoe, fresh salad, , eggs, tomatoe ketchup, parsley, shot of whiskey, black pepper,red chillies

Fish fillet......
White fish, flour, oil

with oven baked potato wedges......

Fish in beer batter......
White fish  flour, beer, salt, black pepper, parsley, oil, potatoes

Calamari rings in beer batter......
Calamari, eggs, bread crumbs, oil, salt, pepper

Plus.... Steamed fish fillet with capers and butter sauce......  and a host of other vegetarian or meat dishes. Just let us know how we can assist you further and it will be done. If you require any advice on day trips, safari or restaurant bookings we are here to help.

safaris and more..


Sabine and I have been in Kenya for a sum total of over 80 years and we always take our Safari to Satao Camp in Tsavo. The camp is only 4 hours drive from our home. Our latest trip was with guests and received this email in return. If you would like to book yourself or have us do it for you check sataocamp.com

Hi Mike Just wanted to say how grateful to you we are for organising our safari to Satao. It was an incredible experience. This is the second time you’ve done this for us and we were absolutely delighted with our experience. The camp was organised, friendly and as comfortable as we remembered. It has a really lovely atmosphere and the staff went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. Our game drives were exceptional. Our driver, Timothy, from Southern Cross, was outstanding. He was a safe and very experienced driver and his knowledge of the wildlife was incomparable. I would highly recommend him to everyone. He was also polite, helpful and went out of his way to find game we hadn’t seen and in the end we saw everything we could have wanted. So, thank you so much. We will be back as soon as possible and would love to return to Satao. Kind regards Anne and Peter.

Suggested day trips

Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari operates a snorkelling and diving dhow safari to Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park on the South Coast. They are dedicated conservationists, and are highly regarded for quality of service and safety. Extremely high chances of spotting dolphins. You can choose to dive with them or just go snorkelling. Their equipment is top quality and comprehensive. All levels of experience. A lunch of mangrove crab and freshly caught fish is served with drinks in their own private garden on Wasini Island. Their prices include pick up and return to your villa. Eco Tourism at it’s best. Highly recommended.
Shimba Hills Day Excursuion, You will be picked from your coast hotel at around 6.00 am and drive to Shimba Hills, a distance of 35 kms from Diani. Shimba Hills is a tropical rain forest which covers an area of 202 km2. Physical attractions include casuarinas forests, Marere Dam, Sheldrick Waterfalls. The landscape is grassland. Shimba Hills offer breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley and its surroundings. Animals seen in this area include elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, monkeys, heartbeasts, rare leopards, attractive sable antelopes, roan antelopes and many different species of birds. After your game drive, you will enjoy lunch at Shimba Hills Lodge, where you have good chances to see animals at the water hole. After lunch, another game drive and drive back to the villa arriving in the late afternoon. Prices per person/full day including lunch are around €95 Children 3 to 12 years: 50% Prices include: Game drives A well-trained guide familiar with the areas Park entry fees Maximum 4 guests in car Pick up from your villa Lunch (full day tour)


Treat yourself to a luxury Spa treatment in the comfort of your Villa or overlooking the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean and surrounded by the beautiful palm trees and the refreshing cool breeze of Keringet Estate. Monique is a qualified massage and beauty therapist who offers a variety of well being treatments. From relaxing or invigorating massages to revitalising facials and pampering feet and nail care. There is nothing better than being treated whilst on holiday and letting go of all the stresses and strains of everyday life. Book her in advance to ensure that she can treat you at a time that suits you. Prices depend on treatment. If you would like to book a massage in advance please let us know.


Visas should be obtained online prior to arrival in Kenya. However at this present time 27th September 2019 they could still be obtained on arrival.
Please be aware they ony take cash for this service.


By law we are not allowed to consult on malaria. Always best to seek advice from qualified websites or your doctor. A good place to start would be here. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/malaria/index.html

Recommended Places

Salty Squid
Tiki Bar
Kokkos Pita Pan ...and many others If there is anything we have missed please feel free to contact us using the information above. Cheers
Mike and Sabine