One of the best places to stay in Diani, Four Twenty South is comprised of three unique and characterful beachfront houses. Set in its own section of tropical garden, each house boasts natural privacy and has been gently renovated and furnished with a mix of Swahili and British pieces to retain the original character of the home.
All three houses also have an uninterrupted view of the Indian Ocean and are a stone’s throw away from the spectacular Diani beach. The turquoise lagoon is a vast natural spa and its warm, clear water is heavenly for swimming whether the tide is in or out!
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $287/day
Chikore, meaning a small noisy bird in Kidigo, is a lovely 2-bedroom house with antique arched windows and two bathrooms ensuite. The sitting room is comfortable with beautiful antique Chinese furniture (a relic of the Indian Ocean trade routes) and original art. The house is very private, being tucked away in the gardens but boasts a lovely big veranda with a framed view of the beach. The bedrooms are air conditioned and there are also overhead and stand fans.
5 Ensuite Bedrooms | From $782/day
Dzumbe, meaning homestead in the local language Kidigo, has two double and two twin rooms, all ensuite, with both internal and external access and an ensuite double annex with its own entrance, sleeping 10 people in all. Designed in the Swahili style, with a high central hallway, the huge doorways draw in the sea breeze which circulates around the house providing natural air-conditioning. Stylishly decorated with eclectic antiques and original art works from famous Kenyan artists this is a perfect house for a family reunion or a group of friends.
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $381/day
Kualuka, meaning ‘to welcome’ in the local language Kidigo, is a spacious 3-bedroom house. There is a double bedroom, two twin bedrooms, one ensuite with bathroom and dressing room and a shared bathroom with shower, sitting room, kitchen and veranda. Mere steps away from the sea, this house with antique furniture and original art works is a bright and breezy home from home.
All three houses are booked on self catering basis. However, there is a wonderful chef onsite that will prepare all meals and do the shopping at an additional cost.