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Four Twenty South


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Four Twenty South is named for the latitude – it is almost exactly 4 degrees and 20 minutes South of the equator – as there were no landmarks in the forest which covered the area in the 1960’s when the property was bought from Charlie May by Ken & Margaret Martin.


Four Twenty South comprises six colonial beach houses surrounded by three acres of beautiful tropical gardens. The houses are all a stone’s throw away from the dazzling white beach and turquoise lagoon of Kenya’s Indian Ocean, protected by the living coral reef which stretches from the Red Sea to Mozambique.

The houses range in size from two to five bedrooms. Each comes with a personal chef and maid who are professionals and whose aim is to make your stay as relaxing as possible. They will work around you, taking care of cooking, cleaning and laundry and are even happy to shop for you, although with fresh seafood and seasonal fruit and vegetables sold door to door by local traders, you may not find that such a chore.

The houses are fully equipped down to beach towels and a starter pack of basic provisions such as loo paper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices, tea, coffee and sugar are in the house for your convenience. There are overhead and standing fans (no air conditioning) and a sea breeze to cool you.

The sandy lagoon is suitable for swimming at any time and the white beach is so fine that you can walk on it barefoot at midday. Playing cards, Chess, Backgammon, Scrabble and the local game of Bao are provided. A local mobile telephone and a 3G modem for internet connection are available on request.

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