Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals Near Diani Beach, Kenya - Updated 2023


While visiting Kenya, Diani Beach is one destination you shouldn’t skip. Why is it so? First, Diani Beach is one of the best beaches in East Africa. Popular outdoor activities to indulge in here include deep-sea fishing, swimming, and snorkeling. Aside from that, the beach is pristine and overflowing with fine white sand and blue waters. Tourists who visit the attraction site will also fall in love with the stunning sunset views, cool breeze, and a variety of excellent restaurants. While superb beach resorts near Diani Beach are aplenty, the surrounding homey accommodations and vacation rentals, such as luxury villas, equally offer great accommodation and hospitality. Read on to find out more about the top Airbnb vacation rentals near Diani Beach, Kenya.

1. Melia Suite

Melia Suite is a spectacular yet secluded home by the shores of Diani Beach. Meant for besties or couples, this property for two is a wonderful retreat where you can laze around on the pool loungers and take naps in hammocks, or enjoy the communal beach fire pit and make new friends. Cool off with a dip in the plunge pool, or wade into the waters of the Indian Ocean. You can also sign up for rentals and activities to spice up your escapade.

Melia Suite - Diani Beach, Kenya
Diani Beach, Kenya
81 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire vacation home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the unit is comfortable cozy and has all the amenities one needs ( and the best knives ever)
very clean and well appointed
amazing place dream location clean and nicely furnished with a personal touch perfect for a romantic couple's getaway
friendly and attentive staff
great host & friendly staff too
the staff was so kind and attentive
the staff are all really lovely and help however needed
the staff were very responsive and attentive nicole was thoughtful and quick to answer any questions
it was in a great location with a short walk to the beach…
nicole's place is a nice oasis very close to the beach
lovely spot right on the beach very conveniently located with restaurants shops etc
all very conveniently located and perfect for long walks on the beach
amazing location beautiful suites we'll keep coming back for more
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2. Idyllic tropical cottage overlooking the sea (from USD 166)

Living rustic doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be going off-grid, as this incredible thatch-roof cottage will show how cozy you can be while still being able to connect with nature. Enjoy sleeping in the enormous bed, kept cool by the sea wind and with growling waves as your lullaby. Watch the troop of colobus monkeys that live on the property go about their daily lives, as they will also watch you go about yours.

There’s even a clifftop plunge pool where you can soak and sip wine while admiring the beauty of the African coast. This Airbnb near Diani Beach fronts the vast ocean, so you can mosey over and watch the clear water lap the white sand just below the cottage.

Luxury Honeymoon Cottage/Tent Tiwi Beach Kenya....
Tiwi, Kwale, Kenya
173 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the private cliff-top pool with forever views was incredible; like another world
saidy took us on a tour to the rock pools which we definitely recommend
beautiful and quite place with a nice pool and a unbelievable view
our private chef was anderson and he created culinary masterpieces for breakfast lunch and dinner
the room itself is beautiful with a very comfortable bed and other gorgeous furnishings
vrey clean same as pictures and way more better
amazing hosts and staff
all people who are here to help you are kind too
& mike ? he is the funniest host mehnn we laughed for days
the staff who work there made the experience even better
extremely beautiful private and the hosts are lovely people as well
this was such a secluded and wonderful location
the location right at the ocean with access to a almost private beach is awesome
location and setting can’t be beat quiet and peaceful highly recommended
we recommend this place to everyone
the honeymoon tent was the perfect place to spend two nights with my fiancé after our engagement
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3. Secluded villa suitable for large groups (from USD 148)

Enjoy your holiday in full tranquility and privacy while staying in this three-bedroom cottage. It’s perfect for a large group or a family of up to eight people. The air-conditioned cottage is located in a safe and relaxing neighborhood which is an ideal spot for exploring the beach. Before heading out to the beach, you can soak in the facility’s clean and well-maintained swimming pool.

The owner has gone the extra mile and made the establishment kid-friendly. It’s equipped with a kid’s house, an array of toys, and ample space for little children to hang out and run around. Guests also have access to a well-tended garden, a modern kitchen, and Wi-Fi.

Seacluded Villa. Special offer, Toys, WI FI, Pool,
Diani Beach, Kenya
88 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire villa 6 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
pool is very clean and well-maintained
staff were very helpful and welcoming
the host - alex is a super host - i would not hesitate to come back
eva was helpful and responsive &  the recommended chef made wonderful swahili meals for us
it was a nice place with a lot of cute creative decor
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4. Wonderful villa in a quiet location (from USD 71)

This fully air-conditioned villa is set in a charming location near the beach, shops, bars, and other local amenities. Although it’s close to these establishments, the villa still has a quiet surrounding, offering a peaceful stay. Furthermore, Diani Beach is a 10-minute walk away. On days that you don’t feel like going to the beach, there is a modern swimming pool where you can soak in. Aside from the swimming, other outdoor amenities at your disposal include a gazebo and a lounge area.

Amazing Diani Beach, Villa Rive, Kenya
Diani Beach, Kwale County, Kenya
18 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
but the host can't do anything about that so i won't blame them
the place is well organised and the staff of the compound is very friendly
this place is situated on a beautiful compound complete with a large pool less than 10 feet away
a great place to stay
this is a great place to stay
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5. Simple yet comfortable house (from USD 20)

This minimalist house may be one of the cheap Airbnb rentals near Diani Beach but it doesn’t fall short in comfort and relaxation. It’s located in a quiet, private, and safe neighborhood, adding to its charm. Other than that, it’s within a private compound, guaranteeing your privacy. At your disposal are a kitchen and free Wi-Fi. A friendly host will be there to assist you as well.

Little Haven Diani Beach Road, Cosy and Private
Diani Beach, Kwale County, Kenya
85 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the kitchen has spices sugar which is quite thoughtful
ambience was awesome beach was within walking distance wifi and entertainment was superb
really clean nice house with a great terrace
a very warm homely cosy and sparkling clean placean awesome host
host alan is a very helpful nice guy
allan is a great host
the host is quite welcoming and is available any time to help out
host is kind and attentive he really cares about making sure his guests have a good stay
allan (host) is available to help and very hospitable
the property is right next to the main road and a comfortable walking distance to the beach
easy to access close to beach and restaurants friendly dogs and wonderful host
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6. Three-bedroom villa with a swimming pool

If you’re on the hunt for a tropical-style villa near Diani Beach, this Airbnb fits the bill. The lush greenery around the villa and its close proximity to the beach make the vacation rental even more attractive. Whenever the sun comes out, you’re free to take a dip in the villa’s contemporary swimming pool to cool off and feel refreshed. You have two balconies from where you can enjoy sitting outdoors or having a meal.

In case you don’t feel like cooking your own meals, there’s a skilled chef who can prepare them for you at an additional fee.

Eurika guest villa with two balconies / pool
Diani Beach, Kwale County, Kenya
50 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the house staff are also very friendly
marianne is an excellent host
the housekeeper was very friendly as was the cook who made everything we needed
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7. Well situated one-bedroom house

Make this beautiful house that sleeps a maximum of two people your second home while visiting Diani Beach. It’s conveniently located close to the beach, the liquor store, and restaurants. The clean outdoor seating area with furniture is a nice spot for lounging around and enjoying the local weather. To make your vacation as seamless as possible, you’ll be served by a responsive, discreet, and helpful host.

Sunshine Paradise beach house
Diani Beach, Kwale County, Kenya
20 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was very comfortable with strong wifi hot water comfortable bed and a nice garden
roseleone is a very nice and helpful host
roseleone is very friendly and helpful
she was very helpful solved couple of problems we had immediately
excellent location hope to be back
i loved my stay at rose's place
roseleone’s place is great near to the beach and very cosy
great place in diani with everything you need for a awesome holiday
it’s close the the beach and got very good wifi
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8. Modern and spacious private villa (from USD 126)

This three-bedroom villa sleeps up to eight people. A highlight of the property is its modern pool, which is an ideal spot for guests looking to unwind in the water while enjoying the sun. Besides that, the villa is clean, well-maintained, and in a quiet and serene neighborhood. For maximum security and privacy, the facility is fenced with a stone wall. There’s also a well-stocked kitchen and Wi-Fi for guests to use.

Nature's Villa: Spacious Villa.
Diani Beach, Kwale County, Kenya
31 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
the place was always spotlessly clean
the house is clean new spacious and well equipped
they have great hospitality touches and it was very very clean
very nice support staff
she is friendly helpful and cordial
zubedah was the perfect host thank you
susan was always very helpful and accessible whenever you need her help
very nice house with very friendly owner and staff everything was clean and i enjoyed my stay there
this is also a benefit by the way due to the location it's very private and quiet
peaceful quiet nature with plenty of birds in the garden and the sound of the wild at night
an amazing place to stay that was beyond our expectation
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9. Modern cottage with a full kitchen

Set on a 1-acre (0.4 hectares) piece of land, this lovely cottage can sleep one or two people. It’s situated in a quiet location and has a serene ambiance for your comfort and relaxation. If you’re the type of person who likes home-cooked meals, the facility’s full kitchen with utensils and modern appliances is perfect for you. To add to the cottage’s glamour, there’s a swimming pool and Wi-Fi for you to use. The best part is that the cottage is manned day and night and has a solar-powered backup in case of electricity supply interruptions.

Serenity Cottages I
12 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you can order the most delicious breakfast or lunch too if you wish
very nice cottage clean and quiet
great host and very hospitable
the host is a kindly lady and the workers are very friendly
lovely staff excellent service wich we are very thankful having enjoyed
dahabo is a kind lady
it’s in walking distance or you can easily get a tuk tuk
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10. Beautiful villa with rooftop terrace

After a fun-filled day in Diani Beach, relax and unwind in this two-bedroom villa that can accommodate up to four people. As the villa is within a three minutes’ walk to the ocean, it’s an ideal spot for anyone looking to spend time on the beach. With its peaceful and calm location, you will enjoy a quiet vacation. The villa’s caring and accommodating host lives near the facility and is always readily available to help. Besides that, there’s a rooftop terrace, a kitchen, and free Wi-Fi at your disposal. The best part? You can enjoy free transportation from Ukunda Airstrip.

Beautiful apartment with a pool
Diani Beach, Kwale, Kenya
40 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac worked well and hot shower as well
beautiful swimming pool and a common area with barbecue for cooking
we also enjoyed to have our own fully furnished apartment which gave us more freedom
) all organized by our wonderful host caren
everything mostly as stated and the host was fast with responses and help
friendly staff and a beautiful pool area with garden
carene and her team were great hosts
laundry facilities in the compound alsomsally was v friendly and helpful
good location beautiful property
the villas "diani breeze" have a perfect location
close to the fantastic diani beach and hot spots from diani
i highly recommend her place to anyone looking for a relaxing spot in a great location
thanks caren all we were treated really well in this corner of paradise
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11. Lovely apartment for two guests

Enjoy a breezy holiday in this spacious and modern apartment. This Airbnb near Diani Beach is tucked in a convenient location, within easy walking distance to a mini-market, a hospital, a golf course, and an array of restaurants. The stretch of sand and coast is a five-minute walk away as well.

You’re free to use the apartment’s fast and reliable Wi-Fi to stay updated on what’s happening online. You also have access to an on-site swimming pool and restaurant.

Jo’s Apartment Diani
Diani Beach, Kwale County, Kenya
17 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is spacious and modern great a/c with an amazing view of the pool
positive: swimming pool nice sized balcony
large living/kitchen area brilliant bathroom with hot shower and large bedroom
clean place with all the basics
the place was always clean and there was daily cleaning provided
very spacious and clean and has everything you need to enjoy your stay
the staff is excellent
the staff are very welcoming and jo has quick responses
akinyi is a lovely & responsive host
otherwise the staff was very kind and helpful
the staff at the front desk could be a bit more smiling if you ask me
akinyi's place is deceptively big and in a brilliant location
the location of the apartment is great there's a restaurant on site a pool
it's such a beautiful place
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12. Tastefully decorated one-bedroom house

A step inside this beautiful house will make you think you are in an artist’s workroom as it is surrounded by lovely wall art and antiques. With its great location, the beach and other local amenities such as bars and shops are an easy walking distance away. For fast and easy preparation of meals, there’s a fully equipped kitchen available. As if that’s not all, you can enjoy complimentary parking and Wi-Fi while staying in the pet-friendly facility.

Casa italia beacheach house 2
Diani Beach, Kwale County, Kenya
59 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
very clean and spacious place
zuraicah's place was very clean and cosy
the house is very clean and stylish full of nice local features
the zuraicah's house is really beautiful; clean well decorated and well equipped
the apartment was very clean and beautiful and the garden outside is perfect for relaxing
she is a great host
she is very kind and understand
the host is very helpful and friendly
zuraicah was a wonderful host
zuraicah was a great host
the location is on a very safe and quiet street
the house is great for the price and location
i also loved the proximity to shops restaurants and the beach
the house is in a good location right across the street from the beach
the place is also very pretty and it's so close to the beach
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Explore one of Africa’s best beaches

Based on the millions of tourists who visit Diani Beach annually, there must be something good about the shore. With its natural beauty, the beach has become a famous travel destination in Kenya over the years. Stay in any of the above vacation rentals while visiting Diani Beach for a memorable holiday.

Should your date of choice falls during the peak season and accommodations surrounding Diani Beach become scarce, you may want to check out the Airbnb vacation rentals in Ukunda, which is just about a 10-minute drive from the sought-after beach.

Frequently asked questions about the Airbnb vacation rentals near Diani Beach, Kenya

1. Which Airbnb vacation rentals near Diani Beach have a pool?

So you can also take relaxing pool dips in your tropical escape, these rentals have equipped their premises with inviting pools: i) Melia Suite, ii) idyllic tropical cottage overlooking the sea, iii) secluded villa suitable for large groups, and iv) wonderful villa in a quiet location.

2. Which vacation rentals in Diani Beach have parking?

To help you easily get settled upon arrival, properties such as these come with convenient car parking facilities: i) Melia Suite, ii) idyllic tropical cottage overlooking the sea, iii) wonderful villa in a quiet location, and iv) three-bedroom villa with a swimming pool,.

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