Swahili House is a luxury collection of self-catering villas in Kenya’s South Coast. The villas are perched atop a cliff overlooking Tiwi Beach with a private indigenous forest forming the backdrop. Despite not offering meal plans, the facility is classified as 4-star owing to its luxury accommodation and hospitable staff. In fact, renting out any or all the villas comes with a chef to cook your meals upon request.


As stated above, Swahili House is a collection of luxury villas, specifically, five villas to cater to various accommodation needs. The villas are The Main House, The Naked Africa Penthouse, The Swahili Villa, The Lofty Cottage, and The Swahili Cottage.

The Main House

The Main House has 4 bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms are double ensuite rooms with air-conditioning. Therefore, each bedroom can sleep two guests. The fourth bedroom is a single ensuite room (sleeping one) with a fan. The villa has splendid views of the sea and also has a private swimming pool. It comes equipped with a modern kitchen and offers al fresco dining. It is ideal for large families or groups.

Total recommended capacity: 7 guests.

The Naked Africa Penthouse

The aptly-named Naked Africa Penthouse has one double ensuite bedroom. It is ideal for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. The villa has a 3600 view of the ocean further adding to its romantic, dreamy appeal. A stylish decor sets the mood for a romantic getaway.

Total recommended capacity: 2 guests.

The Swahili Villa

The Swahili Villa really captures the luxurious nature of Swahili House. It consists of three double ensuite bedrooms. It is perched atop a cliff and offers a breathtaking vista of Tiwi Beach. Furthermore, it has access to a private pool, a private bar and lounge, and two outdoor Jacuzzis. The villa is tastefully furnished with wooden Funzi furniture and with the cool breeze that gently sweeps through the villa it is the ideal spot for a relaxing getaway. It is ideal for families, groups or couple-friends vacationing together.

Total recommended capacity: 6 guests.

The Lofty Cottage

The Lofty Cottage is ideal for a small family or a small group. It has one double ensuite bedroom but also comes with two day-beds downstairs. The Lofty Cottage is sea-facing and also has a garden gazebo for al fresco dining. On top of that, it is equipped with a modern kitchen and has access to a swimming pool and is surrounded by a private verandah.

Total recommended capacity: 4 guests.

The Swahili Cottage

Next to the Lofty Cottage is the final piece of Swahili House’s collection of villas. The Swahili Cottage has two double ensuite bedrooms. It has an upstairs verandah area which offers splendid ocean views and Lamu beds and colorful furniture to relax in. There is a modern kitchen and access to a shared swimming pool.

Total recommended capacity: 4 guests.


A 5-minute walk away from the villas is what is called the African Pool which is an eye-catching physical feature that is exposed during low tide. Being located in Kenya’s South Coast, Swahili House offers a variety of optional activities in the nearby area from watersports to golfing, shopping, and visits to nature reserves.

Swahili House also organizes weddings. Being located on Tiwi Beach, one of the most beautiful places on earth, it is no wonder Swahili House is such an ideal wedding reception spot. From beach BBQs to wedding lawn breakfasts the possibilities are limitless.

Swahili House Rates

Main House Villa: KES 28,800/- per night

Swahili Villa: KES 30,400/- per night

Swahili Cottage: KES 17,600/- per night

Naked Africa Penthouse: KES 16,000/- per night

Lofty Cottage: KES 14,400/- per night

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