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Charming Private Rustic Home and Garden on Northern Tip of Zanzibar Island

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Last updated: 08/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This lovely rustic private home, is situated at the Union beach side of Nungwi Village, just along from East Africa diving.

It is set back just moments (about 100 meters) from the gorgeous white sandy beach and its beautiful turquoise ocean. The home and garden are set within a high surrounding brick wall for privacy. Kombo and/or Ali live on site to look after guests.

Standard rate for bed and breakfast is $75 for a double or $110, if the extra bed is required in the triple room. (Cost over Xmas 2015 and New year is $85 and $125.)

Breakfast is served outside on the nya (patio area) in the garden.

The 3 bedrooms (all with en suite toilet and shower) can accommodate up to 7 guests and all face into the pretty sandy garden. All bedrooms have mosquito nets and the choice of air conditioning or ceiling fans (if you prefer fresh air).

Two rooms have an adjoining door in the middle which families with children sometimes like to keep open.
The Kipapeo room has a large Zanzibari style bed with an en-suite shower/toilet and the Kasa room has a large double and single Zanzibari style bed with a separate toilet and shower room.
The Kombe double room with en suite shower/toilet is separate on the opposite side of the garden.

The beach door opens out onto the wide sandy path which leads up onto the beach, where the local bar and restaurant offer cocktails, wine, beer, soft drinks and delicious fresh fish and snacks.
There are dive schools, bars, hotels and restaurants all along the beach. A supermarket for general basic needs is nearby.

The home features the local makuti (thatch) roofing, and has a spacious upstairs banda (open air veranda) looking out towards the sea through the palm trees – you can see the dhows passing by at certain times - perfect for a sunset drink, game of cards, or reading.The simple outdoor kitchen is not available for guest use, however you are welcome to keep drinks in the fridge.

You can hire a car from Stone Town or we are happy to organise transport to and from the airport or ferry. The picturesque journey to Nungwi, takes approx. one hour and twenty minutes.


Property Type

  • Bungalow

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Kipepeo Room: 1 king


  • Kasa Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Kombe Room: 1 queen


  • Accommodation consists of three bedrooms, all with private en suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and air conditioning. All rooms face onto the lovely private sandy garden. Room 1 - The Kombe room has super large Zanzibari style bed and large en suite toilet / shower room. Rooms 2 and 3 - Two large bedrooms (adjoining internal door can be open or locked for privacy). Kasa room sleeps up to three, with a traditional single and large double Zanzibar bed, separate en suite toilet and large shower room. Kipapeo has a gorgeous Zanzibari large double bed with an en suite toilet / shower. Small security boxes in each room - used at owners risk. Please note there is not a safe on the premises. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • All bathrooms have open style tiled showers. Kasa room has a separate toilet / shower & basin...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Internet cafe close by, plus Wi-Fi available in some hotels. Bicycles and Kayaks available to rent nearby. No facilities to wash clothes but local laundry service available. No pool but sea is moments away. No safe on premises....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Telephone:

    You can buy a local SIM card...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Room towels only - please bring your own beach towels / mats or you can purchase in Stone Town or buy sarongs in Nungwi....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    No facilities for washing clothes on premises but local laundry service are available....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Not available for guest use however welcome to use fridge. ...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Available to hire nearby - tours also available....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat trips (sunset cruises, snorkelling, fishing) can be arranged for you....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Close by for hire....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely sandy garden with pretty plants, trees and hammocks....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Double Room 2015
Jun 2 - Dec 20, 2015
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Double Xmas New Year
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2016
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Double Room 2016
Jan 4 - Jun 5, 2016
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • OfflineRDD $50
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Three rooms sleeping a maximum of seven people.

One double on one side of the garden.

Two further rooms on the opposite side of the garden, have an adjoining internal (lockable) door and can sleep up to 5 people - one room has a large double bed, the other room a double and single bed.

Cost per extra occupant (only available in triple room) up until Dec 13th € 35 / or 14th Dec - 10th Jan €40.

30% deposit

Balance 10 weeks prior to arrival date

Seasonal / special offers - subject to availability

N.B. $50 damage / key deposit required on arrival for each room, to receive keys.

This is returned in full when keys are handed back on departure (subject to no key loss or damages).

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Last updated: 08/24/2015
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75 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Zanzibar Stone Town
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Loca Bar
75 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Stone Town
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Union Beach

Car: Not Necessary

The idyllic islands of Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba) have the most stunning beautiful white beaches, lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

The beaches in Zanzibar are a paradise, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years.

It is the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun and swim or dive with beautiful fish or equally perfect, if you enjoy sightseeing.

The island is full of interesting places to explore and experience local culture. There is Historic Stone Town, Jozani Forest, Prison Island, fabulous spice tours, Kizimkazi where you can swim with dolphins and much more.

The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are home to some excellent game fishing opportunities.

There are both traditional and modern boats on offer for scenic coastal trips. diving and snorkeling. Zanzibar’s best diving is enjoyed at the northern tip of the island, where many professional dive operators can be found.

Other Activities: Sunset cruises on traditional dhows, local turtle conservation sanctuary,strolling along the gorgeous beaches.


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  • Nungwi Retreat

    Nungwi Retreat

  • Sun bathe in the private sandy garden

    Sun bathe in the private sandy garden

  • Garden and Kombe room

    Garden and Kombe room

  • Kasa bedroom

    Kasa bedroom

  • Kasa bedroom

    Kasa bedroom

  • Kipapeo Bedroom

    Kipapeo Bedroom

  • Doorway through to beach

    Doorway through to beach

  • Outside dining area

    Outside dining area

  • Play games in pretty garden

    Play games in pretty garden

  • Zanzibar style door into Kipapeo room

    Zanzibar style door into Kipapeo room

  • Garden and banda by night

    Garden and banda by night

  • Karibuni


  • Dining al fresco

    Dining al fresco

  • Kasa bedroom

    Kasa bedroom

  • Kombe bedroom

    Kombe bedroom

  • Kombe bathroom

    Kombe bathroom

  • Chill in hammock in private garden

    Chill in hammock in private garden

  • Outdoor kitchen

    Outdoor kitchen

  • Bedroom


  • Relax and read magazines and books

    Relax and read magazines and books

  • Drinks bar

    Drinks bar

Minimum stay: 1 night
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