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Beach Villa Facing the Sea with its Deserted Beach

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Nungwi villa description

Choba Bay Villa is a new exclusive property set in 6 acres of magnificent tropical garden. Our lovely Villa in Pangani has its own deserted beach at Choba, overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Ideal for visitors who are looking for an exclusive, private retreat for a relaxing time on the un-spoilt Swahili coastline of Tanzania.
Experience a quiet paradise out of the mass truism ! Very rare and unspoiled...

The house (250 sqm) has been built in 2012 using local materials : wood, coconut tree leaves, natural coral stone etc in the swahilli style : local thatching and spacious rooms ensure a good circulation of air.
We have 3 huge self contained bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, a large shaded verandah, a kitchen and sofa place, a BBQ area outside.

This beautiful property where coconut trees undulate with many indigenous trees such as mangos, lemon, oranges, bananas trees, creates a tropical paradise for private parties, families or groups. At Choba Bay villa, you will hear many birds during the day and bush babies at night!

This is the perfect venue to enjoy holidays and even to organise any private event, birthday party, Christmas or New Eve, celebrations, business meetings, etc.
The uniqueness of Choba Bay Villa is its privacy, the beautifull environnement and the peacefull atmosphere, the friendly local staff and an exciting choice of activities to enjoy your holidays.

Choba bay villa is not a luxurious beach house in terms of modern facilities. It has no AC, no TV, no electricity (Choba village has no power. We are using a generator some hours a day) only Nature around ! The setting is beachfront, surrounded by coconut plantations, mangroves and ancient coral cliffs, a really idyllic hideaway from the crowded turist resorts. Staying at Choba is like having a true African experience, in harmony with the Nature and its surroundings.

Come and discover this secluded little paradise. Choba Bay villa is a perfect hideaway for families, a romantic place for honeymooners, and really quiet for those looking at pure relaxation and stress- free holidays !

Rooms :

Downstairs : The Sawadi bedroom
This suite room offers a large bed and a separate single bed. You can enjoy a stunning Ocean view from your bed.
Sawadi room is ideal for honeymooners with its inspired outside shower overlooking the Ocean...
This spacious bedroom 45 sqm is also suitable for a family with its swahili bed for an extra single person.

Downstairs : Choba BedRoom
This spacious (45 sqm) en suite room is perfect for a couple with its confortable king size bed and carved teak modern bed.

You will appreciate the little desk with a beautifull antic chair, and the book library designed locally from an old boat.

Lounge chairs and verandah in front of the room to enjoy the view...

This wonderfull large bedroom (70 sqm) offers a king size four poster bed and two single swahilli ancient beds.
Excellent sea view from the bed to enjoy a wake-up with stunning sunrise !

Upstair : The Sunset Suite
This is the perfect Suite room for honeymooners who can enjoy a nice breeze at night.
The Sunset suite is also fantastic for families with its two swahilli single beds on each side.
A spacious balcony in front offers a nice sea view (Two lounge chairs to relax).
A second little balcony, in the back, offers a stunning view of the tropical area !

House Design : African deco, antics, teak wood furnitures, ancient swahilli mvule beds : the three self-contained bedrooms are very pleasant for all our guests. They all have their own ensuite bathroom and toilets. They are all facing the Ocean and have their verandah with lounge chairs to relax outside.
All king size beds (180 x 200 cm) have high quality imported spring mattress for a good relaxing sleep.
All the beds (king size or single swahilli beds) have mosquito nets.

Activities :

The Tanga-Pangani region offers a wide range of beautiful places to visit. You will discover the long Indian Ocean coastline with its sheltered bays and lagoons or the marvellous beaches in Kigombe, Pangani and Ushongo - all with fringing and offshore coral reefs and sandbanks.
Take a day at an island where dolphins can be seen, snorkel among the beautifull coral reefs of Maziwe Island near Pangani, explore Tanga historical city and visit the Amboni Caves...Enjoy a boat cruise to see crocodiles on Pangani river, walk on deserted beaches, go birdwatching and so much more !...

We can adwice you or arrange for you all activities according to your wishes, just ask ...

Choba Bay Location :

Choba bay villa is located only 4 km from Pangani and 40 km from Tanga, 1 km far the connecting road between those two cities.

Discover how was Zanzibar and the Kenyan coast 40 years ago, with little fishermens villages, coconut palms and sisal plantations undulate towards the horizon.

Pangani coast is a best kept secret of Tanzania with pristine deserted beaches, historic architecture, and sleepy coastal ambiance.

Choba is perfectly set in a 6 acres tropical environement, a wide area of coconut plantations, palm trees, lush greenery, near by a fishermen village, few meters away from some long deserted beaches accessible at low tide to enjoy the warm clear waters of the indian ocean.

Our services :

Housekeeping :

Maid service is included in the rental every day from 8h to 15h and in the evening to make your life easier. We have a friendly watchman living at the premises. He speaks swahili and understands english. A night guard is coming for your security from 18h30 to 7h00.

Extra maid is available on request with supplement as well as a cook (depending avaibility).

We can provide you a Landcruiser Prado Toyota 4WD during your stay (or pick-up, drop off at Tanga airport) at reasonable price.

Nickson will be your contact upon arrival. He can organise transfers and tours to discover the area (see Activities). He will be able to adwice on activities and help you to make your stay an enjoyable one.


- Exclusive use of the villa during your stay,
- Bed linen provided for the beds you requested,
- Mosquito nets are provided for all beds,
- Towels (Please kindly note that we don’t provide beach towels).
- Use of a generator every evening, from 18h30 to 21h30 (for extra time, this can be arranged with a little supplement).
- Amenities/Facilities provided fridge/freezer
- All plates, cutlery, glasses, napkins etc for a group of 8 to 10 persons maximum.

Note that the area of Choba village does have any power or water. We supply water from a borehole and fresh water has to be pumped every two days to fill up the tank. Our staff will provide this service. In case of any problem with the generator, we also have petrol lamps and solar lamps. Staying at Choba bay villa requires some flexiblity and a comprehensive attitude regarding the facilities.

Food supply :
If you wish to relax during your holidays, just take the option Cook service (40 usd/day for the whole group) and all will be organized, shopping,menus, preparation of delicious swahilli cuisine. You will just pay food at cost at fair prices.

Choba is a village 4 km from Pangani where you can find a local market for veggies and little shops for your needs. A deli with fresh baguette cooked in a wooden owen and a lot of fresh delicious products can be found, just 15 km direction to Tanga. You can also order delicious pizzas to take away or to eat on the nice garden café.
Dulla, our caretaker can also look for fresh fish from the local fishermens every day (according to the season). Sometimes you can be lucky to get lobsters or prawns.
All shops and a big market is available in Tanga (45 min drive).

Bottled water for drinking must be purchased from Tanga or Pangani.

Safety :

Choba is a safe, quiet little village and our staff is honest and trustworthy. However we do recommend you keep your valuables - wallets, cameras, telephones, computers, money etc. in our big safe and keep the key when you leave the house to ensure the safety of your belongings. Kindly ask Dullah your own key to store your personal belongings;

Our facilities :

Villa size : 250 sqm
Verandah : 70 sqm
Property : 6 acres, private garden
Beach front : 150 meters long, althought many other beaches and bays accessible by walk at low tide.
Access : easy by car, secured parking space
Family friendly : Suitable for children all ages

Note : self-catering or option' Cook and Food service' available.
Internet access not provided but internet connection is possible with your laptop and modem.

Staffquarters : one room can be affected to your staff (enquire).

The central area includes a dining room and sitting room with a Swahili style sofa bed to accommodate another guest for sleeping (in case group is 10 persons). Because of the nice climate much time of the year, meals are taken on the front verandah.

There is also another 'guest' toilets off the central area.

Bedding (see 'Our rooms') : 3 double beds and 4 single beds to accomodate a maximum of 10 guests.
6 lounge wooden chairs

Fully equipped kitchen : large fridge and a separate freezer.
Gas ignition cooker and all utensils
BBQ under construction
External kitchen, courtyard with charcoal oven.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Massage
      • Concierge
      • Private Chef
      • Staff


      • Children Welcome
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Wheelchair Accessible:

        Someone with wheelchair can be accommodated with a bedroom downstairs. Possible access to sofa rom and verandah. But note we don't have facilities for disabled persons inside....moreless

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

          • Rent a Land scaper Prado during your stay : enquire ! We can organise for you lot of activities such as boat cruise on the river to see some crocs and fishermen's life, visit Pangani colonial town, discover Maziwe marine park and turtles, etc ...moreless


          • Books:

            We have some books and magazines and you can add yours at the end of your trip for the next travelers if you wish to travel light....moreless

          • Games:

            We have a BAO african game, hand ball net game easy to install on our beach...moreless


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic


          • Forests
          • Reefs
          • Bay/Sound
          • Caves
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking

          local services and businesses

          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

          • Beach View:

            Choba Bay Villa allows her visitors to make such a long and wonderfull walk along the indian ocean. All front part of the house and rooms provides a closed peacefull beach view....moreless

          • Rural:

            Our property is among tropical farms and coconut plantations....moreless

          • Village:

            We are in Choba Village and Pangani town is just near by 7 kilometers. You can reach Pangani easily with several Dala Dala or taxi if you don't have a car....moreless

          • Ocean View:

            All our rooms have sea views, same for verandah and balcony facing the Indian Ocean...moreless

          • Beachfront:

            Just few meters and you can swim on our deserted lovely beach. Take some shoes to allow you to walk on rocks when tide is low....moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            The house is facing the Indian Ocean. Our large property 6 acres is private with no one to bother your stay....moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Snorkeling
          • Surfing
          • Swimming

          breakfast meal type

              • Booking Possible

              catering options

                  • Catering Available


                  • Dining:

                    Take option 'Cook' only 45 euros/day/group. You will get a cook to prepare your menus, going to shop for you and will prepare delicious swahilli meals. Food cost is reasonable....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  dinner meal type

                      • Booking Possible


                      • Towels Provided:

                        Towels are provided for the guests (no beach towels)....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        We have a nice living room : our large verandah outside facing the Ocean where you will enjoy to relax, take your meals, play together and watch the fishermen's activity....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        All beds are ready at your arrival. Bed linen is provided....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Laundry service can be provided with extra fair cost. Our staff can wash your laundry....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Our property is secure and close, you can leave your car at our private parking place inside the property. Night guard present during the night....moreless

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            All is provided, our staff will assit you....moreless

                          • Kitchen
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Coffee Maker:

                            Our staff will prepare your coffee and the breakfast....moreless

                          • Dishwasher:

                            Included in the price : our staff is taking care of washing the dishes....moreless

                          lunch meal type

                              • Booking Possible


                              • Balcony:

                                We have a beautifull balcony facing the Indian Ocean with 2 long chairs to relax......moreless

                              • Bicycles:

                                Bicycles can be rented in Pangani village on request;...moreless

                              • Boat:

                                Boat cruises and boat tours for snorkeling on Maziwe Marine park can be arranged from Pangani....moreless

                              • Water Sports Gear:

                                We have some fins and mask but you can bring yours if you are more confortable;...moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                Tropical private garden 6 acres with lots of fruits, flowers and little wild animals (tropical birds, vervet monkeys) ......moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                A nice Barbecue area with grill is provided for your evenings BBQ !...moreless



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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              High Season
                              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              €1,150 €4,350

                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Mid Season 2
                              Sep 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              €1,080 €3,820

                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Christmas Time
                              Dec 19 - Jan 10, 2015
                              5 night min stay
                              €1,290 €4,925

                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Cook option by day/group €45
                              • Taxes Not included


                              Payments are done with 30% deposit at confirmation with bank transfer.

                              Balance must be paid 35 days before arrival time;

                              Please contact us for special requirements.

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                              Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                              15 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Mashado Airport
                              7 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Speed boat, 7 km
                              50 Metres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Own Private Beach
                              3 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              YMCA bar
                              3 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Mkoma bay

                              Car: Not Necessary

                              We can organise for you lots of lovely tours, Maziwe marine park is a must during your stay; Have a look at our page Activities in our website.


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                              Speaks: dutch, french, spanish, english, Swahilli

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