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Vacation rentals in Malindi

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Malindi

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Villa in Watamu
MALAIKA
The villa is in the Rafiki Tamu Resort near the center and the beaches, about 5 minutes walk. The villa, recently built, offers new Swaili style furnishings. All bedrooms have their own bathroom. The rooms are airy and bright and on the first floor you will have a semi-open African-style suite, bamboo walls and a personal bathroom. In the garden there is a splendid 30 m swimming pool. Included daily cleaning service, chef service on request. We have the same villa for groups. wi fi included
Sep 12 – 19
$158 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Apartment in Malindi
MARIA, the Star on the sea beach cottages - Martin
Situated bang on Malindi tropical beach ⛱️, we offer the perfect place for a few days vacation to several days of holidays. We are within Malindi town, making it easy for guests to access services. Notably: Malindi enjoys 2 round flights from Nairobi daily, and is also easily connected to SGR by some comfortable and reliable shuttles. We are best suited for: Couples Lone travellers Momma and child Girls hanging out Come rest, relax and experience the friendly coastal culture and environment.
Mar 25 – Apr 1
$38 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 20 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.
Oct 29 – Nov 5
$64 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews

Popular amenities for Malindi vacation rentals

Stay near Malindi's top sights

Marine Park29 locals recommend
Vasco da Gama Pillar44 locals recommend
Malindi International Airport3 locals recommend
Osteria Restaurant & Ice Cream Malindi (Sea Front Road)19 locals recommend
Simba Restaurant5 locals recommend
Ocean Beach Resort and Spa6 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Malindi

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Home in Malindi
Traditional Swahili Cottage close to beach
May 9 – 16
$25 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 38 reviews
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Vacation home in Watamu
Casa Maranini Watamu
Aug 5 – 12
$95 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 19 reviews
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Apartment in Malindi
Breath-taking, Family friendly Holiday home
Sep 10 – 17
$48 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 67 reviews
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Villa in Watamu
Watamu bliss - Villa with personnel
Sep 29 – Oct 6
$97 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 92 reviews
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Apartment in Malindi
Bali House
Jul 30 – Aug 6
$27 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 30 reviews
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Villa in Watamu
Ibambe Villa, plot 32, Watamu, Kenya
Jan 4 – 11
$598 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 9 reviews
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Villa in Watamu
Njera House Watamu. A fully serviced private villa
Feb 6 – 13
$434 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 59 reviews
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Home in Malindi
Cozy & private house in Casuarina
Apr 28 – May 5
$61 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 22 reviews
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Villa in Watamu
Elegant and exclusive villa just steps from the sea
May 5 – 12
$195 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 12 reviews
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Villa in Malindi
Above the moon Dluxe villa with pool & Fiber Wi-Fi
Jan 4 – 11
$141 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 22 reviews
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Apartment in Malindi
Zuri Stylish 1BR Beach Apartment
Aug 6 – 13
$50 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 12 reviews
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Apartment in Watamu
Luxury 2 Bedroom Beach Apartment in Medina Palms
Aug 21 – 28
$202 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 67 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Malindi

Total rentals

730 properties

Rentals with a pool

510 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

210 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

370 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

3.5K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$10 before taxes and fees

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Malindi?

    Malindi typically has a tropical climate. Average temperatures range from 70°F (21°C) to 90°F (32°C) throughout the year. It has two rainy seasons, with heavy rainfall often experienced in April and May, and lighter showers from October to December.

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

    Visitors often spend time at Malindi Marine National Park for its vibrant coral gardens. Trips to Gede Ruins, an ancient Swahili town, are also popular. For a cultural experience, many tourists explore the Vasco da Gama Pillar, a significant historical monument.

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

    The most popular time to visit Malindi is typically between July and October when the weather is dry and warm. This period coincides with the Malindi Cultural Festival, an event that showcases local traditions, music, and dance.

  • What are the best places to stay in Malindi?

    Marine Park Road and Lamu Road are frequently suggested for their close proximity to the beach and local amenities. Casuarina area is known for its tranquil atmosphere, making it a great place for relaxation. Another popular area is Silversand Road, which is packed with eateries and shopping spots.

  • What are the best places to visit in Malindi?

    Malindi Marine National Park is a frequently visited spot due to its stunning coral reefs. History enthusiasts often visit the Gede Ruins and the Vasco da Gama Pillar. For nature lovers, the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve is a popular destination.

  • What are some hiking trails in Malindi?

    While Malindi is more known for its beaches and historical sites, there's a chance to experience outdoor adventures at the nearby Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve. It has several walking paths and hiking trails that allow you to explore the diverse ecosystem of the forest.

  • What are some family activities to do in Malindi?

    Families often enjoy visiting the Malindi Marine National Park for snorkeling and viewing colorful marine life. The Falconry of Kenya is a great educational experience where kids can learn about birds of prey. Exploring the interactive exhibits at Malindi Museum is another enjoyable family activity.

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

    Day trips to the Hell's Kitchen, also known as Marafa Depression, provide an opportunity to witness the unique sandstone formations. Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve is another popular day trip destination known for bird watching. The Gede Ruins can also be explored in a day, offering a glimpse into the Swahili history.

  • Do apartment rentals in Malindi have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 170 apartment rentals with free parking in Malindi. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Apartment Rentals in Malindi?

    Enhance your stay in our Apartment Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 150 homes with wifi, over 170 homes with free parking, over 120 homes with air conditioning, over 190 homes with a kitchen, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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