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Vacation rentals in Kilifi

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Kilifi

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Apartment in Mombasa
Duplex Oceanview 1bdrm Apartment D10,Top floor
Unique spacious and airy one bedroomed duplex apartment on the top floor overlooking the Indian Ocean.Accessed via lift and stairs with beautiful ocean views from the lower and upper balconies. Very clean and well equipped including WiFi DSTV and Netflix. Tastefully decorated with original elements. Open plan living room and a spacious large bedroom above with an extra single bed if needed. Kitchen's modern appliances. Well staffed apartment complex with 24 hrs security including secure car park
Jun 25 – Jul 2
$52 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 106 reviews
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Villa in Watamu
Sweet House - Villa & Tropycal Garden
Nyumba Watamu - Villa and Garden - is a beautiful Kenyan Villa located in a very quiet area, a few steps away from the "centre" of Watamu and Watamu beach (less than 5 mins walking to the centre and the beach, no need for a mototaxi!). The villa was conceived to let a gentle breeze go through the whole space, keeping you cool! It is fully furnished to make you feel at home, with daily housekeeping (on request) and a child-minding environment, including a laundry service, to relax and unwind.
Aug 10 – 17
$68 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
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Tower in Kilifi
Kilifi influence
Ushawishi Kilifi is a rustic 2-bedroom little boutique tower house gem, tucked away in the serene & beautiful Kilifi. Ushawishi is just a 5 min walk from the serene red brick beach on Kilifi creek. It is the perfect place to escape and relax. It is self catering & self service. If you want to hire a chef in during your stay let me know in advance to book him (subject to availability) at an extra cost of $30 per day. Guests must love dogs. We have 4 fur family members on the property.
Apr 6 – 13
$144 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 17 reviews

Popular amenities for Kilifi vacation rentals

Stay near Kilifi's top sights

Mnarani Beach Club13 locals recommend
Tuskys Supermarket13 locals recommend
Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers12 locals recommend
Kilifi Boatyard15 locals recommend
Nautilus Restaurant15 locals recommend
Wild Living Cafe5 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Kilifi

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Cottage in Kilifi
Romantic Ocean front Araliya Cottage
Jul 28 – Aug 4
$200 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 41 reviews
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Home in Kilifi
Rusty's House Kilifi
Feb 15 – 22
$225 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 74 reviews
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Home in Kilifi
Kilifi Creek, Tropical Family Holiday Home
Mar 15 – 22
$250 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 43 reviews
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Vacation home in Watamu
Casa Maranini Watamu
Jul 1 – 8
$82 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 20 reviews
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Villa in Watamu
ANITA & SOFIA'S HOUSE charming private pool
Jul 4 – 11
$136 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 92 reviews
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Villa in Watamu
Ibambe Villa, plot 32, Watamu, Kenya
Sep 17 – 24
$405 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 9 reviews
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Villa in Mombasa-Mtwapa
Ahadi Beachfront Villa with pool and beach access
Feb 6 – 13
$161 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 17 reviews
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Home in Watamu
Cashew Nut Cottage, Mida Creek
Apr 17 – 24
$102 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 21 reviews
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Cottage in Watamu
Salama House - your peaceful, poolside retreat
Nov 14 – 21
$150 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 17 reviews
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Apartment in Watamu
Luxury 2 Bedroom Beach Apartment in Medina Palms
Nov 12 – 19
$202 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 67 reviews
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Villa in Watamu
Stunning Sunny Villa Overlooking Mida Creek
Apr 22 – 29
$283 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 81 reviews
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Villa in Watamu
VillaTamu fully staffed between Ocean and creek
Sep 27 – Oct 4
$393 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 24 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Kilifi

Total rentals

330 properties

Rentals with a pool

140 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

90 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

140 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

1.3K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$10 before taxes and fees

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Kilifi?

    Kilifi has a tropical climate with two rainy seasons: the long rains from April to July and the short rains from October to December. The temperatures generally range between 70°F - 85°F (21°C - 29°C). The dry months between January and March are among the warmest.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Kilifi?

    In Kilifi, you can enjoy water sports at Kilifi Creek, explore the historical ruins at the Mnarani ruins, or take a boat ride to explore the coastal features. Visiting the Gedi Ruins, a historical archaeological site, is also a popular activity.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Kilifi?

    The most popular time to visit Kilifi is between December and March when the weather is warm and dry. The Kilifi New Year Festival, a music and arts festival held every year around the New Year, draws many visitors to the area.

  • What are the best places to visit in Kilifi?

    Popular places to visit in Kilifi include the Mnarani ruins, the Gedi Ruins, the Butterfly Pavilion and Snake Park, and the Kipepeo Butterfly Farm. The serene Bofa Beach and the lively Kilifi Creek are also frequently visited.

  • What are some hiking trails in Kilifi?

    Kilifi doesn't have traditional hiking trails, but visitors can enjoy nature walks around the Wild Living Eco hub and the Arabuko Sokoke Forest, which is about 50 miles (80 km) from the town center.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Kilifi?

    Popular day trip destinations from Kilifi include the historical city of Mombasa, about 58 miles (93 km) away, the Arabuko Sokoke Forest for bird watching, or a safari trip to Tsavo East National Park, approximately 100 miles (160 km) from Kilifi.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Kilifi?

    Kilifi has more than 140 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Kilifi?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 180 vacation rentals in Kilifi featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Do apartment rentals in Kilifi have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 90 apartment rentals with wifi in Kilifi. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do guesthouse rentals in Kilifi have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 guesthouse rentals with free parking in Kilifi. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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