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Luxurious, fully equipped and serviced villa right on the beach in Zanzibar.

Bedrooms 6
Space 7,534 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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Villa Turquoise is located right on the pristine beach of Matemwe, a small fishermen village on the North East Coast of Zanzibar with stunning views on the lagoon and the Indian Ocean offering complete privacy and luxury. Visit for a complete impression. The villa is brand new, built in East African style with an impressive thatch Makuti roof. The large garden, with palm trees and plenty fresh fruit, features a large private pool (10 x 5) with a shallow end and wide stairs ideal for children. Plenty amenities (pool table, satellite TV, free Wifi, powerboat for snorkeling, fishing, diving etc...) are included. The owners stay frequently in the house and have brought the level of luxury, comfort and service to the highest on the island. The house has 5 en-suite and air conditioned bedrooms with king size beds (one extra large room has two kings size beds). The house has four dining area's, two kitchens of which one open with a view on the lagoon. The house is cleaned daily, laundry and catering are available. Visit our website for more details.

Zanzibar Getaways
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"...everything really exceeded our expectations, the house is wonderful, the setting amazing and the staff very friendly. This was one of our greatest holidays and we will soon be back for more..."
Feb 2010
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Matemwe Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • All beds have European deluxe mattresses and pillows for an optimal rest. The rooms will be cleaned daily, laundry can be organised.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 14 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Luxurious, fully equipped and serviced villa right on the beach in Zanzibar.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful villa, amazing stag, great cook!

  • 5 of 5

Booking this place was the delight of our trip! We had everything we dreamed and more. Sparkly clean, comfort, privacy, beautiful design (inside and out), a view to die for, amazing food and wonderful staff! The communications with the owner and manager was flowles, they kindly answered and helped us with all our requests. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply excellent

  • 5 of 5

Vacation is over and we”d like to thank you for an amazing holiday at your property !

The location is dreamland and your team is above any expectations ! Donna is a living angel making all our wishes come true like instantly and the rest of the team is so kind and friendly and simply great. Delicious food, great massage , 5 stars services, cleanliness and privacy !

Not only that we”ll be back but soon some friends of ours will get in contact to you.

Thank you so much for everything and especially for flexibility in all aspects !

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What more can you ask for?

  • 5 of 5

to make it short: our stay in your house was absolutely superb and we have enjoyed every single minute of it!!

we have done extensive walks on the beach and always came back to the villa recognising that it is by far the most beautiful house along the beach. a great big compliment to you, the architect and the builders and decorators that have contributed to it. really very nice house with spacious layout and all luxuries one can think of. that combined with that fantastic location and the super friendly and welcoming staff, … don’t know what to say. just brilliant.

donna was very helpful to get started and find our way around and with organising the trips and also made sure that our girls did not spend a fortune on gadgets when they went shopping by themselves.

lucky and angel both were angels and did everything we could think of to make our stay as pleasant as it could be and once we had learned about the relaxing massages, lucky was busy all day to massage every one of us almost on a daily base. and khamis fed us beyond we could cope with, only then to get teased by donna that we have not eaten enough!

the kids loved it as much as the adults. so thanks you very much letting us stay in your great house. it has been a truly memorable experience and holiday. will certainly recommend it further and sincerely hope to come back one day.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Villa, Brilliant Staff!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, fabulous setting, but much more important, outstanding people. Our experience was awesome start to finish, due in large part to the wonderful communication with the owner and the fantastic staff he has assembled in Zanzibar.

Aptly named, Villa Turquoise is a gem of a house; beautifully designed, well maintained, great floor plan, beautiful pool and garden, all set in an extraordinary location on the gorgeous, miles-long white sand beach. Maybe best of all, it is extremely comfortable inside and out. Our family of eight spent a glorious week here, a perfect complement to our safari adventure. We used every nook and cranny of this lovely home to read, work, nap, play and relax. We snorkeled, walked the beach, visited a spice farm, explored Stone Town and ate very very well. Hanging out by the pristine pool was the preferred activity for the kids……and always our gathering spot at cocktail time.

So….to the people: the house manager, Donna, is lovely and organized everything we needed, patiently answered a lot of questions and was always available. Lucky and Angel are the impressive team that runs this house, always with brilliant smiles. The chef, Khamis, was wonderful, produced an abundance of great meals…and gave three of us a cooking lesson one afternoon. The house has three dining areas, inside and out and we used them all. The twice we ventured down the beach to restaurants made us realize we had much better fare at home. Other behind-the-scenes staff ensured the pool was always sparkling and the garden immaculate. The result of all this attention was that we felt secure, very well cared for…..and indulged.

In short, this was an extraordinary vacation for our family and Villa Turquoise a wonderful choice…..we’d happily return.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable, great staff, nice location

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 9 people, and we fit very comfortably. It was great having our own space and not having to pay for restaurants every night. The swimming pool was great, and there were many lounge areas.

The location was very convenient to Mnemba Island, which is great for snorkeling and scuba diving. The beach goes on for miles. The sand was firm enough that you could go for a walk, run, or bike ride.

We were there during the Olympics, and the TV and channel selection were great.

I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Séjour mémorable

  • 5 of 5

Séjour mémorable :

- maison spacieuse en excellent état et très propre

- vue à couper le souffle depuis la terrasse (jardin, piscine, mer; plage)

- piscine très propre

- grand jardin magnifique

- repas délicieux et variés

- personnel souriant, serviable et disponible (pas de problème pour changer les horaires des repas...)

- manager très efficace (Donna)

- WIFI nickel (super pour les devoirs des enfants :-/

- bateau à disposition un jour sur deux, très pratique pour aller faire du snorkeling sur l'île de Mnemba - conseil, y aller à marée basse, quitte à louer une voiture avec chauffeur pour rentrer à la maison

- plage propre et avec juste quelques beach boys pas collants (rien à voir avec le Kenya)

- mer à plus de 37° en fin de journée (on se brûle les pieds !!!)

- générateur électrique très pratique en cas de coupure de courant réseau

Un seul bémol :

- pas d'eau chaude dans 2 chambres pour la deuxième partie du séjour mais avec 33°, on peut s'en passer. L'eau chaude est revenue après notre départ. Peut-être avons-nous fait une fausse manoeuvre...

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Zanzibar International Airport, StoneTown
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Several bars within walking distance on the beach
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Stone Town
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
several restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
The house has it's own private beach!
Car: not necessary

The house is located on the east coast of Zanzibar just outside the village Matemwe right on the beach.

Our house manager will gladly support you with arrangements for Spice Tours , a visit to Stone Town (a Unexco World Heritage) and it's many palaces and mosques. There are several restaurants in the area and a boat trip to Mnemba Island will allow you to swim with the dolphins...



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

Rates are valid for an occupation of 4 persons. Add 15% per person more .
Special discounts are available for early bookings and last minute booking, contact owner for details.
Second week stay at 25% discount.
Bookings require a 40% deposit and balance 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Rates include exclusive use of the villa, pool and garden and all amenities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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