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Cliff Villa / Diani Beach

Bedrooms: 4   Bathrooms: 4   Sleeps: 8
Pool: 1
Price upon request
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Description

Considered by many as the finest Villa on the East African coast, the Cliff Villa overlooks the Indian Ocean and its elevated position ensures privacy and stunning view on Diani Beach, considered one of the best in Kenya, where it is possible to walk for 5 miles to the north and 5 miles to the south. One large veranda with huge hand carved sofas with cushions dominates the front of the villa, a stretch swimming pool sits on the edge of a small cliff merging into the sea and the horizon. The concept is as you please! Private dining is a la carte, served al fresco or in your villa - your choice, as too is the cuisine. All meals are included served daily at each villa, and all drinks including local and imported brands of alcohol.

Sheltered on a coral cliff, above the talcum sands of Diani Beach, this stylish private retreat is perfect for exclusive lazy days, fine food and panoramic views. Bright and breezy, flowing fabrics and East African artefacts, carved Lamu doors and wooden beams reflect the regions link with Asia. Most of the furniture is made on the property in the villa’s workshop. The gardens are meticulously maintained and include many palms from the villa’s nursery. Large verandas with huge hand carved sofas with cushions dominate the front of the villas where a stretch swimming pool sits on the edge of a small cliff merging into the sea and the horizon. 

Alfajiri is a paradise for children. The Molinaros have two young girls and the house has been designed with children in mind. Two ayahs (nannies), who both speak English, are available 24 hours a day. Plenty of games are available as well as a TV and video if needed. Alfajiri is the perfect place for families with small children that are looking for a relaxing time and to have their children well looked after, all in absolute privacy.

"Tell your kids that the floors are made of sugar and the bottom of the pool looks like a giraffe, and they will be charmed."
Harper's & Queen April 2002 

Exclusivity: Guests at Alfajiri Cliff Villa have exclusive use of the villa and the pool. No other guest, belonging to another group, will be booked at the same time.

Service: Discreet service from 25 experienced staff as and when required. Alfajiri won the 2002 Harpers and Queen award for the private villa providing the best service worldwide.

Cuisine: Fresh seafood is brought daily to order from the beach and includes some of the best crab, prawns, lobster, octopus and sea fish available. The food at Alfajiri Cliff Villa is very light with a Mediterranean influence with oils, Parma ham and some cheeses are flown in weekly from Europe. The salads and fresh vegetables come daily from local farms and the fruit is hand-picked from trees and bushes around Diani. The Molinaro’s will adapt menus to suit their guests. A good choice of quality South African wines and from Chile  are available.

Golf: An 18 hole golf course seats ideally located less than two minutes away from Alfajiri Cliff Villa. This 18-hole championship golf course, home to the Diani Beach Masters, is recognized as one of the most exciting golf courses in East Africa. Fully irrigated fairways run through Palm, Cashew nut and Casuarinas Pine trees. The par 72 and 6084-meter course has 85 bunkers and a large lake, which guarantees a challenging and exciting game of Golf. The golf course also plays host to abundant bird-life and several species of monkey.

Activities included:
Snorkeling to the coral reef with local fishermen, using a traditional African boat. 
Massages
Vehicle available for local excursions within Diani Beach area
Wi-Fi
Gym, sauna and steam bath at a nearby property 

Activities excluded:
There are various activities that are easily arranged locally:
Diving and Diving courses PADI 
Kite Surfing
Horse riding 
Jet Sky Dolphin Safari and mangrove bird watching. 
Deep-sea fishing (marlin, sailfish, shark, tuna etc.) World record marlin can be sought in the Pemba Channel some 45 km away. 
Safaris can be organized from Alfajiri Villas. Close proximity to Tsavo East National Park. Exclusive walking safaris can be organized at Galdessa Camp. 
Excursions to the nearby Kisite Marine National Park and to Funzi Island.

The Team: The Villa is owned and hosted by Fabrizio Molinaro and his wife Marika. After completing medical school in Italy, Fabrizio has spent the last 30 years in Kenya in the safari business and travelling the world for artefacts for the house. Marika was in the fashion business for many years and she is now an interior designer for some of Kenya’s most luxurious houses, while running a workshop where she is producing the furniture that are decorating the villas. The staffs speak English, French and Italian and are unobtrusive.

Seasons: The Cliff Villa is open all year.

Climate: Alfajiri Cliff Villa has an excellent climate with little humidity from September to March. There is a continuous off or onshore breeze. During the month of July and April the weather could be windy and you could experience rainy days.


Features

Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms, all en-suite
Dining room, kitchen
Lounge and a large veranda overlooking the Indian Ocean
All rooms are air conditioned with mosquito nets
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms
Reliable telephones, Fax, Wi-Fi


Service

Discreet service from 14 experienced staff as and when required. Alfajiri won the Harpers and Queen award for the private villa.

What is included: 
Full board accommodation, imported wines, beers, imported spirits, soft drinks, airstrip transfers, laundry and WI-FI connection.Golf, snorkeling, massages, yoga, vehicle with driver available for the Diani area.
Gym, sauna and steam bath are also available at a nearby SPA

What is excluded:
Health insurance, gratuities, champagne & specific spirits and wines, deep-sea fishing, diving and diving courses, safari and excursions, guide accommodation.

The Team: The house is owned and hosted by Fabrizio Molinaro and his wife Marika. After completing medical school in Italy, Fabrizio has spent the last 30 years in Kenya in the safari business and travelling the world. Marika was in the fashion business for many years and she is now an interior designer for some of Kenya’s most luxurious houses. The staffs speak English, French and Italian and are unobtrusive.

The villa can be rented by 2 pax to 8 pax. Please contact us for the rates.
 
More Alfajiri villas: Beach Villa and Garden Villa. Guests at Alfajiri Cliff Villa have exclusive use of the property. No other guest, belonging to another group, will be booked at the same time.

Rates

Price upon request

 






All prices are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of the booking.
Location

One hour from Mombasa Airport with 10 daily scheduled services from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta and Wilson Airports, (Kenya Airways and Air Kenya). Direct flights from England, Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy in to Mombasa are also available. Five minutes from Ukunda Airstrip, for private charters and a daily service to & from the Maasai Mara.



Infos/Activities

Golf: An 18-hole championship golf course is ideally located less than two minutes away from Alfajiri Cliff Villa. Home to the Diani Beach Masters, this is recognized as one of the most exciting golf courses in East Africa. Fully irrigated fairways run through Palm, Cashew nut and Casuarinas Pine trees. The par 72 and 6084-meter course has 85 bunkers and a large lake, which guarantees a challenging and exciting game of golf. The golf course also plays host to abundant bird-life and several species of monkey.

Activities included:
Snorkelingusing a local African boat to the coral reef
Yoga
Massage
Vehicle with driver at disposal within Diani Beach area
Gym, sauna and steam bath at a nearby property
Golf inclusive of green fees and clubs rental

Activities excluded:
There are various activities that are easily arranged locally:
Diving and Diving courses PADI
Kite Surfing
Horse Riding
Deep-sea fishing (marlin, sailfish, shark, tuna etc.) World record marlin can be sought in the Pemba Channel some 45 km away.
Safaris can be organized from Alfajiri Villas. Close proximity to Tsavo East National
Park. Exclusive walking safaris can be organized at Galdessa Camp. More information about Galdessa can be found on their website: www.galdessa.com
Excursions to the nearby Kisite Marine National Park and to Funzi Island.

Seasons: The Cliff Villa is open all year.

Climate: Alfajiri Cliff Villa has an excellent climate with little humidity from September to March. There is a continuous off or onshore breeze. During the period from May to July the weather could be windy and you could experience rainy days.

What to bring
Sun protection (hats, sun cream, glasses), lightweight rain jacket, swimwear, binoculars, cameras and film. Flippers, goggles and masks can be provided.

Health Precautions
The East African coast is a malarial area and prophylactics are recommended. A doctor is on 24-hour call and small well-equipped private hospital is less than a kilometre away. As with all destinations in Africa clear medical advice is required from your doctor & comprehensive medical insurance is strongly advised.

Children:
The Molinaro have two young girls and the house has been designed with children in mind. Two ayahs (nannies), who both speak English, are available 24 hours a day. Plenty of games are available as well as a TV and video if needed. Alfajiri Cliff Villa is the perfect place for families with small children that are looking for a relaxing time and to have their children well looked after, all in absolute privacy.

What our guests had to say:
Wonderful hospitality, stunning food and great company – an amazing week.
Peter Beard, Author & photographer

A very private extremely special place. - Rowan Atkinson, Actor

Dear Marika and Fabrizio, you have been wonderful with us... a fantastic holiday. - Marc Messegue, Herbalist

Spectacular retreat, great hospitality and taste! - Christiane Amanpour, CNN

You always took the best care of us !!!It was so wonderful, it has been so great, we will see you soon.
Jo and Ronnie Wood, The Rolling Stones

What the press has said:

"... arriving from their safari, you will enjoy a relaxing and exclusive holiday in the few rooms that the Molinaro’s have reserved for their guests and friends at Alfajiri Cliff Villa." Architectural Digest December 2000

"An Italian jewel on the ocean. A private villa with gracious elegance, the 4 rooms have a superb interior décor with a stunning view on the Indian Ocean..." Condé Nast Traveller December 2001

"... Alfajiri Cliff Villa, the most glamorous house on the Indian Ocean. With its floor-to-ceiling glass walls, the turret suite has 270-degree view of the sea, the changing tides and shooting stars, and must rate as one of the top five most romantic bedrooms ever." Harpers & Queen April 2002

"Alfajiri Cliff Villa is built on a coral wall... at high tide, the sea laps at the edge of an infinity swimming pool, which is sunk in to the wall."



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