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Charming Rustic Beach Home with Private Sandy Garden - Northern Tip of Island

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View from beach door - path up to beach


Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Set back 100 meters from beach - sleeps up to 6 in 2 rooms (3 double beds)

A sweet rustic private beach house with a pretty spacious sandy garden, (with sun loungers and hammocks) situated on the Union Beach part of Nungwi Village, (approx midway between the Z hotel and Double tree Hilton.)

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.

Nungwi Retreat is set back just moments (about 100 meters) from the gorgeous white sandy beach and its beautiful turquoise ocean, where the local bar and restaurant on the beach offer soft drinks, cocktails, wine, beer and delicious fresh fish and snacks.

2 large bedrooms - sleeps up to 6 (see detail below) - both rooms have en suite shower/WC, mosquito nets, air conditioning or fans and smoke alarms.

Kipapeo Room - Sleeps 2 in a lovely large Zanzibari style bed (with mosquito net) - en suite shower / WC.

Kasa - Sleeps up to 4 in two queen size double Zanzibari style beds (with mosquito nets - 2 per bed) - this room has a separate en suite shower and en suite WC.

Breakfast is served in the pretty garden.

The beach door opens out onto the wide sandy path which leads up onto the beach to cool down or swim in the gorgeous turquoise ocean, sunbathe or just relax and watch dhows and people go by.

Dive schools, hotels, bars and restaurants are all along the beach. An internet cafe and supermarket for general basic needs (water, toiletries, snacks etc) are nearby.

The home features local makuti (thatch) roofing and a pretty garden - perfect for a game of cards, reading, chilling in the hammock or sunbathing in private away from the beach.

The outdoor kitchen is not available for guest use, however you are welcome to keep drinks in the fridge and if you would like a leisurely evening meal prepared to enjoy under the stars in the garden, this can be arranged for you - please discuss the evening before as fresh produce is bought daily at local market - price subject to menu.

There are no facilities for washing clothes but laundry can be sent out for you - price subject to amount.

If you have not hired a car, we are happy to organise transport from the airport or ferry - price available upon application. The picturesque journey to Nungwi, takes approx. one hour and twenty minutes.
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, Swahili at destination
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Kipepeo Room: 1 king


  • Kombe Room: 1 queen


  • Kasa Room: 2 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 a large Zanzibari style bed with en suite WC / shower room. Room 2 - Kipapeo room has a large Zanzibari style double bed with en suite WC/ shower Room 3 - Kasa room sleeps four, in two king size Zanzibari style double beds - separate en suite WC and open shower room with basin. Rooms 2 and 3 have an internal door which can be left unlocked if desired. 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 WC / 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 kikoi or kangas in Nungwi....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    No facilities for washing clothes on premises but local laundry pick up / drop back service 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, diving, 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. Large open air banda for relaxing, playing games, reading etc;...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Double en-suite B&B Low season
Mar 28 - Dec 10, 2017
2 night min stay

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

Double en-suite B&B High Seaso
Dec 11 - Jan 14, 2018
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $46 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $81.71
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Payment via BACS or PayPal into UK Bank (sterling) - transfer fees are payable on top of the room rates by the guest.

2 ground floor bedrooms - both with en suite showers / WC's, mosquito nets, smoke alarms and air conditioning or fans.

Standard rate for a double room is £65 per night bed and breakfast - extra guest £32.50.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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75 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Zanzibar Stone Town
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Sunshine or Waves on Union Beach
75 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Zanzibar Stone Town
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Waves or Sunshine on Union Beach
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, swim, snorkel or dive with beautiful fish. Many travellers love to visit to relax for a few days after a super safari.

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 snorkelling. 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.


Manager info


Year Purchased: 2007

About: Following working with orphans on the mainland (Tanzania) and visiting Zanzibar a number of times, I fell in love with this beautiful island and its people and had a dream to create my own little part of paradise which I achieved with my co-owner Kombo, who lives on site to look after guests whilst I’m based in London doing voluntary work with underprivileged children.

Why Nungwi, Tanzania:
As family and friends loved their visits here, we decided to share our retreat with travellers looking for a laid back special experience in Zanzibar. We enjoy having guests from all corners of the world and love exchanging travel experiences and making new friends. As soon as you arrive you’ll want to kick off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes in this wonderful space. We hope you enjoy our home!

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Seconds from the sandy beach and gorgeous ocean. Own private beach garden with a chilled laid back atmosphere. Short walk to a choice of beach bars, restaurants, dive schools, local supermarket and internet cafe.

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Speaks: english, Swahili at destination
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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  • View from beach door - path up to beach

    View from beach door - path up to beach

  • Dining al fresco

    Dining al fresco

  • Kombe en-suite shower room with WC

    Kombe en-suite shower room with WC

  • Kasa twin double bedroom

    Kasa twin double bedroom

  • Kasa walk in wardrobe bedroom

    Kasa walk in wardrobe bedroom

  • Outdoor kitchen

    Outdoor kitchen

  • Upstairs banda

    Upstairs banda

  • North East coast

    North East coast

  • Sunset cruise

    Sunset cruise

  • Kombe room

    Kombe room

  • Kombe bedroom

    Kombe bedroom

  • Kipapeo bedroom

    Kipapeo bedroom

  • Kasa twin double beds / en suite separate WC and shower

    Kasa twin double beds / en suite separate WC and shower

  • Chill in hammock in private garden

    Chill in hammock in private garden

  • Garden and upstairs banda by night

    Garden and upstairs banda by night

  • Enjoying the view

    Enjoying the view

  • Nungwi Retreat garden

    Nungwi Retreat garden

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