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Vacation rentals in Watamu

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Villa in Watamu
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
Jan 18 – 25
$157 per night
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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.
Jul 31 – Aug 7
$66 per night
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Guesthouse in Watamu
Watamu Sandbar Beach Studio
ECO-friendly Stunning Spacious Studio , situated on privately owned land. In between hosts main house, and newly built apartment. You’ll experience privacy, away from main roads, or resorts – affordable luxury & peace. Modernized in a perfect location of tranquillity, a short walk along a private beach access to the inspiring Watamu shore, you will happen upon a stunning sandbar. Snorkelling, Scuba diving & Watersports available. Mida Creek is close by - a prime spot for drinks!
Jan 17 – 24
$67 per night

Popular amenities for Watamu vacation rentals

Stay near Watamu's top sights

Mida Creek30 locals recommend
Hemingways Watamu7 locals recommend
Medina Palms8 locals recommend
Gede Ruins Malindi... Snake Park42 locals recommend
Garoda Beach5 locals recommend
Garoda Resort3 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Watamu

Villa in Watamu
Watamu bliss - Villa with personnel
Sep 25 – Oct 2
$93 per night
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Vacation home in Watamu
Casa Maranini Watamu
Mar 12 – 19
$93 per night
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Apartment in Watamu
Luxury 2 Bedroom Beach Apartment in Medina Palms
Aug 19 – 26
$202 per night
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Home in Watamu
Cashew Nut Cottage, Mida Creek
Aug 31 – Sep 7
$107 per night
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Villa in Watamu
Volandrella House-exclusive access to Watamu Beach
Jul 4 – 11
$185 per night
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Villa in Watamu
Stunning Sunny Villa Overlooking Mida Creek
Dec 3 – 10
$287 per night
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Villa in Watamu
Elegant and exclusive villa just steps from the sea
Sep 16 – 23
$242 per night
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Cottage in Watamu
The Kite Cottage
May 13 – 20
$165 per night
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Villa in Watamu
Njera House Watamu. A fully serviced private villa
Feb 21 – 28
$433 per night
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Cottage in Watamu
Salama House - your peaceful, poolside retreat
Dec 17 – 24
$225 per night
Villa in Watamu
The White House
Nov 18 – 25
$230 per night
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Apartment in Watamu
Apartment with a view
Jul 1 – 8
$97 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Watamu

Total rentals

850 properties

Rentals with a pool

620 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

280 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

430 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

7.2K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$10 before taxes and fees

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Watamu?

    Watamu typically has a tropical climate. The warmest months are from December to April with temperatures around 30°C (86°F). The cooler months, from July to September, see temperatures average around 24°C (75°F). Watamu experiences its rainy season from April to June.

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

    Popular activities in Watamu range from exploring the Watamu Marine National Park, snorkeling in the Coral Gardens, to experiencing the rich biodiversity of the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. Cultural enthusiasts may also enjoy a visit to the Gede Ruins.

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

    The most frequented time to visit Watamu is from November to February due to its warm, sunny weather. During this period, you may explore the Mida Creek Annual Canoe Competition in December, a local event that celebrates the region's rich cultural and ecological diversity.

  • What are the best places to stay in Watamu?

    Watamu boasts several popular areas to stay. Blue Lagoon Bay is known for its beachfront accommodations, while Watamu Village is admired for its access to local amenities and shops. Turtle Bay Road, with its proximity to the Watamu Marine National Park, is another popular choice.

  • What are the best places to visit in Watamu?

    In Watamu, visitors often enjoy the Watamu Marine National Park, Bio-Ken Snake Farm, and the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. The Mida Creek, with its diverse bird species and beautiful sunsets, is another popular destination.

  • What are some hiking trails in Watamu?

    While Watamu is predominantly known for its beaches, it does have a few hiking trails. The most well-known is the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve Trail, a 6 kilometer (3.7 miles) trail that traverses through one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa.

  • What are some family activities to do in Watamu?

    Watamu provides numerous family-friendly activities. Families can explore the Watamu Marine National Park, visit the Bio-Ken Snake Farm, or take a boat tour in Mida Creek. The Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve also offers guided tours, great for children to learn about local wildlife.

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

    Day trips from Watamu can take you to a variety of interesting places. The Gede Ruins, an archaeological site dating back to the 12th century, is a frequent choice. You might also consider a trip to Malindi, a vibrant town located 23 kilometers (14 miles) away, known for its Swahili architecture.

  • Do house rentals in Watamu have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 150 house rentals with a kitchen in Watamu. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do apartment rentals in Watamu have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 80 apartment rentals with free parking in Watamu. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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