Vanilla House In Zanzibar Sleeps 4 Or 6
Beach villa with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and private pool in Zanzibar, Tanzania
From £9,980 per week
Villa to rent in Zanzibar, Tanzania
2 bedrooms, 1 mezzanine twin bedroom, swimming pool, ocean front, sleeps 4+2 / A beautiful ocean front house set in the north-east part of Zanzibar Island.
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Villa overview - owner's description
Beautiful private three bedroom villa just set on the fine sandy beach, overlooking the contrasting colours of the Indian Ocean and the beauty of the coral reef around the Mnemba Island. Its private and walled garden garantee you the maximum privacy. This beach house comes with full butler service, so you can simply chose to relax or you can choose activities such as diving and snorkeling.
A pool with complete privacy for sunbathing and a cooling dip (a safety net is available). A hammock, a large couch and scatter cushions create a relaxing atmosphere on the wooden deck, where you can enjoy tasty fresh food, relax in the shade during the day, or enjoy sundowners overlooking the ocean.
A personal butler will look after all your needs throughout the duration of your stay. Your chef will visit the villa on a daily basis, to discuss meal plans for the day. All meals are freshly prepared in the kitchen which is adjacent to the house.
Your butler will assist with activity bookings, and recommend leisure interests depending on weather and tide conditions He will serve all meals and act as housekeeper during your stay. There is a 24 hour electricity supply with back-up generator.All meals are served at a time of your choice. There is no set menu, so you can simply decide each morning what your individual menu will be for the day. The chef will make suggestions depending on special deliveries and the catch of the day
The exceptional cuisine is a fusion of traditional Zanzibari and international flavors. Seafood is a speciality, an fresh fish is prepared on a daily basis
The private bar is stocked with a variety of cool drinks, wines, beers and spirits – and should you require any drink not stocked in the bar, your butler will do his best to oblige.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms description:
Double Swahili bed, private bathroom with shower, mosquito nets, sea view
Double Swahili bed, private bathroom with bath and shower, mosquito nets, sea view
Twin bedroom with mosquito nets
Private plunge pool (with pool net)
Mobile air conditioning: on request
Massage & treatments at the Lodge
In-room lockable box
Power: 240V mains & generator back-up
Outside furnished dining area
External parking place
Staff & Services
Full board service included
All drinks (except alcholic drink, cocktails, cellar wines)
Manager on site
Linen, towels, beach towels included
Daily House-Keeping include
Snorkeling with boat ( one trip per person) included
Guided reef walks included
Guided cultural village walks included
Max 4 adults and 2 children
Children not under 6 at the Lodge
Not suitable for disabled guests
Pets allowed on request
Check in between 4pm – 8 pm
Check out before10am on the day of departure
Diving: at extra charge
Dhow trip: at extra charge
Stone Town visit: at extra charge
Spice tour: at extra charge
Airport Transfer per vehicle one way approx Eu 60
Drink as mentioned above
Massages and treatments
Rental car recommended
- Km restaurants, shops,
1 Km Matemwe
55 Km Stone Town
60 Km Zanzibar Airport
The history of Zanzibar has been influenced by many nations, including the Arabia, Persia, India, Portugal, Britian and local tribes from the African mainland. This is clearly noticed in the architecture. Stone Town is a place of narrow lanes, intricately carved wooden doors, towers, terraces and fabulous mosques. In 1964 Zanzibar united with Tanganyika to form the present day Tanzania, although it still enjoys a high degree of autonomy within the unified state. Zanzibar is an archepelago of islands in the Indian Ocean that lie 30km off the coast of Tanzania. The two largest islands are Unguja (usually referred to as 'Zanzibar') and Pemba. Zanzibar Town (including it's old quarter of Stone Town) is the capital of Zanzibar, and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tourism and spices are Zanzibar's main industries are spices and tourism. It is often still referred to as the Spice Islands due to the production of cloves, nutmeg, pepper and cinnamon.
The north-east part of Zanzibar Island is an area famous for its fine sand beaches, the contrasting colours of the Indian Ocean and the beauty of the coral reef around the Mnemba Island.Here the tides govern the rhythm of the day. At high tide the fisherman stream across the lagoon in their billowing dhows, delivering a dream opportunity for any photographer - and the lodge is a daily stop for the fishermen who sell fresh crab, lobster and fish to Matemwe for lunches and dinners. At low tide the sea goes right out making the lagoon too shallow for swimming but it does reveal a fascinating reef which you can explore for hours.
Important cultural considerations
Zanzibar has a long history of religious tolerance and although the islands are 99% Muslim, alcohol and tobacco are freely available. Visitors are, however, requested to show consideration for the culture of Zanzibar by dressing modestly and refraining from public displays of affection. When walking in towns and villages, women should wear clothes that cover their shoulders and knees. Men should not walk bare-chested or wearing swimming trunks. Many visitors refuse to cover up and this causes offense and often outrage amongst the local population, even though these feelings may not be directly expressed. As one sign says, “Short skirts are like nude” On the beaches swimwear is acceptable, but topless sunbathing is not. During the fast of Ramadan, it is considered the height of bad manners to eat and drink in public places or while walking down the street. Non- Muslims should not enter mosques unless specifically invited to do so. Only take pictures of people if you have their permission, and don’t peer too obviously through the doorways of private houses in Stone Town.
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This villa is:
Outside this villa in Zanzibar, TanzaniaThis villa is in a quiet area near the beach. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is not necessary as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is not available.
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 1 November - 19 December 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 20 December 2019 - 9 January 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 November - 19 December 2020: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 20 December 2020 - 9 January 2021: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 November - 19 December 2021: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 20 December 2021 - 9 January 2022: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 2 single beds
4 bathrooms including 2 en suites
Private pool, Size 5m x 6m, Depth 1.8m
CD player, Internet
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Private garden, Sea view
Children, Single gender groups, Smoking, Pets
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