Jay's Nyali homestay, Mombasa

House - Private room · Mt Kenya Rd, Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
Your host, Violet
4 Reviews

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Being at Nyali homestay is being home away from home

Nyali homestay is a place to be when in North coast for whatever reason.. it is 5 minutes to Nyali beach., 20 minutes to city center, 30 minutes to the airport…

- 1km to Nyali Golf Club, Wild Waters and Mamba Village.

- 2Kms to Bamburi Nature Trail.

- 2Kms to Nakumatt Nyali Complex (Cinemas, Entertainment, Banks, salons etc).
4 bedroomed, own compound, furnished and serviced with cable tv, fresh water,wireless internet connection . rent a room or the whole house. 24 hour access to the living room, dining and kitchen. make your own food or have it made for you.
24hr security guards.

Its located near Oshwal academy, a very safe neighbourhood with convenient stores and restaurants.
One can use motorbikes(boda boda), tuk tuk (three wheeled taxi) and public transport is also available.
We arrange for pick up and drop off at an additional price and/or taxi and car hire.
The place is quiet and homely.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Violet's home stay was fine with regards to the friendliness, flexibility and ease it was working with her and her assistants. We did have some structural problems, such as water, drainage, some water bugs and room temperature (the first night was extremely hot and stuffy which made it hard to sleep). Internet is provided though at a fee. Laundry was also available at a small fee and done diligently. I was not so clear about the breakfast. The first mornning we were offered a continental breakfast but after that the food was not prepared for us. We ended up eating out the majority of the time at cafes, etc. Though Violet did try her best to attend to her needs and even allowed us to tag along with her to a new years party and cooked us Swahili food, which was fantastic. I would recommend her despite the sevice and infrastructural problems, which I hope over time can be improved.

    January 2013
  • Violet is a very friendly, kind and well travelled lady. She will help you plan going to the beach and into Mombasa. This is a good option if you want to make Kenyan friends and don't want to stay in a fancy beach hotel. Piki pikis (motorbikes) will take you to Nyali Beach which isn't too far away...

    October 2012
    Response from Violet:

    Thanks Helena,
    Looking forward to hosting you again.
    Kindest regards,

    October 2012
  • Our stay at the house was comfortable. The room was clean as were the sheets, towels. etc. On arrival the driver was there as promised and the rate was acceptable. House is too far from the beach to walk so the best option is a tuk tuk since the cabs are rather expensive. Motorbikes are the best bet if you don't mind riding on one. Best bet for the beach is go to the hotel, Violet will tell you which one and for a flat rate you get lounge chair and use of the pool facilities. Violet is very nice and accommodating and knowledgeable for all your excursions and needs. Breakfast was provided although one morning by the time we got down to eat everything was gone and no one was around. I advised Violet and the next morning there was ample food. Internet was not working when we arrived but was fixed promptly. Overall a nice stay.

    August 2012
  • Violet is a phenomenally friendly person and a very accommodating hostess. She helped with all the transport to and from the house, and provided all the commodities needed.

    The house is quaint and spacious. It is only a five minute boda-boda ride to the beach and has a convenience store close by.

    I highly recommend staying at Jay's Nyali homestay instead of any of the Mombasa hotels, it feels significantly better both ethically and for your wallet.

    May 2012
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Am from mombasa, Kenya. My hobbies are swimming, cyclying, walking, watching movies and reading. I am very outgoing and friendly not party type though. I like meeting new peopl, making and maintaining friendships. I speak Fluent french (J'habite a mombasa,je parle couramment le francais, donc, soyez tres bienvenue chez moi et faites comme chez vous). I love to travel and I have lived in Paris, London, Milan, and Houston Texas. I have visited Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. I will give you a tour of mombasa town and if need be to other destinations within Kenya upon request. My greatest and favourite quote of all time "stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear" Martin Luther King Junior
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