Briton raffling off £660k Mombasa home

Mtwapa Beach Villa
Mtwapa Beach Villa. Photo:

A British expat is raffling off his Mombasa holiday home before relocating back to the UK.

54-year-old Robin James decided on this alternative method of selling his Mtwapa Beach Villa in Mombasa after a lack of sale success on the open market.

James, who was made redundant in 2014 is aiming to sell more than 500,000 £2.50 tickets in a bid to recoup his money back on the estate which is just a stone’s throw from the beach. The property is valued at £662,000 and comes fully furnished.

“After carefully saving and doing our research on our dream holiday home for over 10 years we decided upon the Kenyan coast. The people we met, the location, walking distance from the beach and the things to do in the vicinity led us to believe this was a wonderful location to build a family holiday home and this thought process hasn’t changed to this day.

“We engaged with an architect in 2007 and designed our dream home, with plenty of space for our family and friends and all the amenities we wanted. It took two years to build and was finished in 2009. We visited as often as we could and enjoyed the property to its full and all that Kenya has to offer such as safaris, deep sea fishing and the local restaurants and loved all of it.” – Robin James

The house is built on a one and a half acre plot which has mature trees, and the private drive is lined with palm trees.

Included in the raffle are the four bedroom house, a separate three room annex and a swimming pool with a security fence encompassing the whole property. In addition, the winner will take ownership of a 31ft boat and trailer with mooring provided for one year and a crew member, cleaning, gardening and G4S security services provided for one year, furniture, fixtures and fittings, kitchen items, outside furniture, legal costs, taxes, duties, four economy flights and a luxury safari courtesy of Hemingways Expeditions.

Robin is also intending to donate a percentage of the funds raised to the God Our Father Orphanage in Watamu to pay for children’s education, Restart Rugby and The Doddie Weir’5 Discretionary Trust.

For more information and to enter the raffle, visit

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