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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Malindi, Kenya - Updated 2020

airbnb Malindi, Kenya
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Malinda, Kenya is a bustling town that has a melting pot of local cultures - trailing through the alleys of the city, and you’ll be forgiven if you think you’re in Italy. Many Italians settled here back in the 1970s, and delicious, soul-crushing, heartwarming Italian food can be eaten here. There is much to delight visitors here; from the historical sights to the crystal-clear waters of the national park, and lovely stretches of beach, Malindi does not disappoint the traveller. If you’re passing by Kenya on your travels, why not step into this neat little town? Mark your stay with one of our selected Airbnb vacation rentals from our curated list below.

1. Romantic beach house (from USD 88)

This is a private room in a villa called Silversand. A place that fits two guests, you’ll have a perfect view from the veranda of the house. A lovely villa right on the beach, there is a large covered porch, and the bedroom has air conditioning as well as an attached bathroom. The kitchen is accessible, and so is the pool and the gym. The Vasco da Gama Monument is within walking distance, and so is the Malindi Museum and the Ruins of Gede. There are restaurants along the road when you drive out to the town of Malindi.

Romantic Beach House (ground floor) @ Silversand
Malindi, Kilifi, Kenya
39 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedroom is also equipped with delightful and well working air conditioning
there are two nice pools and the area is quiet
we made use of the small but well equipped kitchen in this cottage for our breakfast
great place clean well-equiped (towels kitchen tools good working air-conditioning big comfortable bed) spacious and great location
Cleanliness:
the house itself was spacious very very clean and the kitchen was well equipped
villa is clean very well decorated and comfortable for 2 to 3 people
villa is clean very well decorated and comfortable for 2 to 3 people
this place was beautiful clean and right on a gorgeous beach
this beach side cottage is beautiful very clean well maintained and steps to the ocean
Host:
the staff was really helpful and very nice
mange and the security guards were friendly and very helpful
a place and a host to highly recommend
omar and the other staff people taking care of the house and surroundings are very friendly and caring
marian was very communicative and helpful throughout
Location:
great location romantic little villa
excellent location right on the beach
it was great staying right on the beach and within walking distance to town
some good italian and local restaurants are in walking distance if you don’t feel like cooking every night
this villa is right on the beach and in the best location of the complex
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2. Malindi beach two-bedroom apartment (from USD 38)

This spacious, whitewashed two-bedroom apartment in Malindi has a kitchen, washer, essentials and ironing facilities. The place is just next to supermarkets, shops, banks, restaurants and only ten minutes from the airport. The beach is only minutes away.

Malindi beach 2bedroom apartment
Malindi, Kenya, Kenya
48 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is a beautiful well maintained apartment exactly as seen in the pictures
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and well prepared before we arrived
he kept the place very clean and was so kind
kitchen is well equipped bathrooms were both clean lovely to stay at and value for money
clean and well decorated apartment with all the essential amenities
Host:
the host was also very helpful
he and his assistant dennis were amazing hosts
the caretaker is also friendly and will help you whenever you need his help
the caretaker dennis is very courteous and truly helpful
he was sweet kind professional helpful communicative and very hospitable i can't wait to come back
Location:
location was amazing
very central to all activities and lively
cosy and neat place right in the middle of malindi town
nice place close to mall restaurants and beach
ivor’s place was the perfect location for us we love being able to walk to things that we need
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3. Classic beach apartment in Malindi (from USD 68)

A comfortable and beautiful apartment, this property fits three guests comfortably. It features a spacious living room, bedroom, bathroom, and a kitchen. There is a patio out in the front for relaxing and enjoying the beach views. Other amenities include Wifi, air conditioning, and access to a pool. There is a restaurant next to the place, and it is close to public transport.

Classic White Sand Beach Home in Malindi, KE.
Malindi, Kilifi County, Kenya
13 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is nicely furnished with beautiful art and a fairly well equipped kitchen
great location and the apartment was even nicer than the lovely photos on the site highly recommended
there is a lovely pool
Host:
tawfik was a great host
Location:
little inconvinients in regards of the great patio and swimming pool and adorable location
a good place to stay
the place was lovely and tawfik was warm and accommodating
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4. Bahari Room at Swahili House (from USD 21)

The Bahari Room at Swahili House fits two guests comfortably. A cosy bed and breakfast inn, this villa has amenities such as a kitchen, free parking, and breakfast provided. The architecture is traditionally Swahili, reflective of the Kenya landscape. Located in the heart of the Old Town, it is in front of the beach of Vasco De Game and the old Malindi harbor.

Bahari Room at Swahili House
Malindi, Kilifi, Kenya
15 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast will force you to rush for your camera :-)
Host:
rose the on-site manager was fantastic kind and attentive
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5. Two-bedroom house close to the beach and town center (from USD 53)

You will be located right in downtown Malindi if you choose this house, located on a quiet and pretty street that leads to the beach. This house has two ensuite bedrooms with king-sized beds, one with air conditioning and the other has a ceiling fan. There is a fully equipped kitchen and Wifi. The place is within walking distance to all restaurants, banks, bars and grocery shopping.

Malindi coast, 100 meters from beach and center.
Malindi, Kilifi, Kenya
20 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
setting up the wifi was quite a hassle otherwise i enjoyed my stay - would recommend
Host:
suzanne is a very great host
peter the property manager is extremely responsive and helpful
Location:
suzanne's apartment is in a good location in a gated compound close to both shops and the beach
super spot in a very central space
close to the beach shops and restaurants very comfortable place to stay in malindi thanks
lovely place down a peaceful little road- close to the beach town and all ur necessities
the bed was very comfortable too the beach is only a few minutes walk away
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6. The Baobabs Sea View Bungalow (from USD 59)

This bungalow with a sea view can fit six guests easily. Situated in a quiet location, it has a beautiful garden with ancient Baobab trees. It comes fully furnished with amenities such as a kitchen, a pool, iron and free parking on the premises.

Malindi Sea View Bungalow, The Baobabs.
Malindi, Coast Province, Kenya
28 reviews
Entire bungalow 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool and the view is great
the pool was lovely with a view of the ocean
having a swim before breakfast and in the afternoon after walking was a delight
Cleanliness:
really nice place clean silent save
the house pool is clean and nice to relax
the house is very clean and very well equipped with everything you need for your stay
Host:
the host was also very helpful and friendly
thoma and her staff are extremely helpful
wonderful old house with delightful staff and a lovely pool
the staff what amazing souls they took really good care of us during our stay
i can't not thinking of anything wrong with this home the host is awesome very helpful
Location:
the location is fantastic
fantastic location and a great value
good place conveniently located near the town and beach
lovely house in quiet area but still close to shops bars and restaurants
great location - quiet walk to the beach ocean view fantastic
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7. Pamoja House (from USD 76)

The Pamoja House is a private house in a serene environment. It accommodates six guests. Set in a spacious garden with a huge swimming pool, the distance to Marine Park beach is only a short walk away. Relax here to the music of birds singing in the morning. There are amenities like Wifi, TV, and access to a pool. Plenty of activities can be done near the Pamajo House - Watamu Marine Park, Mida Creek and Arabuko Sokoke forest are close by for nature hikes.

Pamoja House: quietness and space
Malindi, Kilifi County, Kenya
30 reviews
Entire villa 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool is beautiful and just outside the rooms
Cleanliness:
very clean and simona was very helpful with local knowledge
everything was perfect the house is beautiful clean with all you can need
place was beautiful clean and the pool was great fun really enjoyed my stay here
Host:
the staff were great
hosts are just great
friendly and helpful staff
staff are super friendly and helpful
simona is awesome host and very quick response when u need assistance
Location:
perfect place to get away from the day to day routine to unwind and relax
definitely a place you want to stay with your family and close friends
amazing house in a quiet place but close to everything (beach shops restraints and etc)
simona and italo's place is beautiful and well thought out
the house is in a secure compound a short walk to a clean and beautiful beach
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8. Tabasamu beach house

Rent a private room in the Tabasamu beach house. The house fits 12 guests easily as it has four bedrooms, but you can also rent one room alone. The rooms have air conditioning and TV. There is a shared kitchen and pool. The house is next to the navy base, so it is a safe and quiet neighborhood.

Tabasamu beach house
9 reviews
Private room 8 Beds 12 Guests

9. Villa Albachiara (from USD 162)

Book this entire villa for your guests, and you’ll feel right at home immediately. The villa fits ten guests, with five beds and five bathrooms. The property has a chef to take care of your meals, and a pool with lounge chairs around for people to sun tan. Apart from that, there are amenities like Wifi, kitchen, shampoo, dryer, and free parking on the premises. The house is only ten minutes away from the beach.

Onorina House -Malindi Luxury Zen Living
Malindi, Kilifi, Kenya
40 reviews
Entire villa 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed the space and definitely made a lot of use of the pool
Cleanliness:
space and cleanliness is good
house is clean has plenty of space
several times a day to clean the villa
the villa is amazing very clean and properly maintained
very large and clean swimming pool which is constantly cleaning staff
Host:
the support staff were fantastic
thank you so much bernice and all the staff
the staff is extremely lovely and helpful
the staff are kind and are willing to help
the staff are great especially chef elisha
Location:
the location worked pretty well - close enough to the airport and town to just take a tuktuk
the villa is situated in a serene neighbourhood
definitely recommend this place to friends
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10. Luxurious en-suite bedroom in a charming villa (from USD 70)

This luxurious en-suite bedroom in a charming villa ‘The Albachiara House’ has five beds that can cater for two to ten people. Conveniently located ten minutes from the Casuarina beach, it is a lovely place for guests to relax and unwind. There is a chef on site to prepare meals. It comes with amenities such as Wifi, kitchen, shampoo, hairdryer and free dryer. The Casuarina beach has many restaurants close by. Guests can also visit the crocodile farm and the marine park.

Luxurious En-suite bedroom in a charming Villa
Malindi, Kilifi, Kenya
11 reviews
Private room in villa 5 Beds 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had our own private entrance pool chef and helper
Cleanliness:
the rooms were very clean the bed linen too was very clean thanks to the wonderful housekeeper agnes
the groundskeeper was also always on hand to assist the pool was clean and enjoyable to swim in
Host:
however the staff were kind about giving us the proper directions
the staff were very resourceful and welcoming
bernice the host was also available and communicated to make sure we were fine
the staff is very nice and non intrusive
albachiara house is outstanding amazing place and excellent staff
Location:
the location was great as we managed to get around fairly easily
not too far from the beach very quiet and relaxing
i recommend this place
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Malindi, Kenya: a nature lover's paradise

Kenya itself has plenty of nature parks to offer. In Kenya, you can find some of the most beautiful Safari parks in Africa such as Tsavo, Masai Mara, Amboseli and many others. Therefore, if you want to be as close to nature as possible, Kenya is a great choice. Malindi itself is a safe town with many modern facilities and old-world charm. The rooms and houses are spacious and usually fully staffed, so you can enjoy the comfort of modern day luxury in a laidback environment. Whether you are a solo traveller, or you are traveling in a large group, you can definitely find something for everyone here. Indeed, Kenya offers many opportunities to relax, rejuvenate, and recover from the hustle and bustle of city life. So don’t wait - book your stay now and check out one of our selected Airbnb homes today!

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