Karibuni Zanzibar –welcome to Zanzibar!
The mysterious “Spice Islands” seeped in History and Culture,a Unesco World Heritage site. Stone Town,a historic trade centre with Islamic and Swahili influences,winding lanes present minarets, carved doorways and 19th-century landmarks such as the House of Wonders,a former sultan’s palace.
Villa is a chic beach house completed late 2015 alongside another Beach Villa.This private home was designed for barefoot and beach front living,set on the stunning beaches of East Coast Zanzibar,near Paje.The villa terrace opens directly to the ocean a few steps below and is located on one of the island’s quieter beaches,a mere 40 minute drive from the Zanzibar Airport.With a lush tropical garden as the backdrop,a private beach out front,its the perfect place to kick off your shoes and do…absolutely nothing.
Villa was designed to have glimpses of the sparkling Indian ocean right from the very moment you enter the front door and as that patch of turquoise increases all the way down the passage until you reach the dining and open plan kitchen area,where the full and uninterrupted life size image of the Indian ocean awaits..it dawns on you..you’re officially on holiday!
From here,the spa pool and sliding doors open to the front terrace with the beach on your doorstep.The spa pool offers a gentle,refreshing alternative to the salty ocean,whilst the shaded terrace provides protection from the tropical heat and late afternoon trade winds.
This is the ultimate gin & tonic terrace,raised a few metres above the beach,with a freshwater shower to rinse off the ocean.It’s easy to spend hours soaking up the views,admiring the changing tides and slow passing traffic of cows and fishermen on bicycles.There’s always the distant laughter of children playing football in the afternoon sun.
For the sun lovers,the terrace extends to two sun soaked areas with luxurious sunbeds and a light shade cloth overhead.
The Villa is a large single storey built on 300m2 and features 3 Large King Suites,each bedroom has a private en suite bathroom and additional 2 Twin/Single beds,ideal for families.
Two of the suites are interleading,creating the ideal 2 bedroom family suite,where children are a few steps away,well within reach of their parents at night.The third King Suite,is separate and private.A corridor runs the length of the house and bedrooms lead off the main passage,each with lockable private door,a window with shutters for extra light and ventilation.There are built in closets,a chest of drawers,reading lights and a ceiling fan in each room.
This part of the coast boasts crystal water,lagoon like conditions,is very popular with kite surfers and has been the recipient of many International Traveler awards.
The reef about 1km offshore creates magnificent movements of the ocean next right on your doorstep.Of course tides could cause some “technical hitches”in your holidays’planning,especially if you don’t know much about them…but it canalso be a chance to observe something spectacular and new like the traditional seaweed farmers harvesting at sunrise.The seaweed farms are a photographer’s dream and children love to explore the shallow pools and learn about the marine life at low tide.
The East Coast offers easy access to the natural best of the island -Jozani Forest (Colobus Monkeys), Turtle Sanctuary, Butterfly centre,Blue Safari (Dhow sailing, sandbank Seafood BBQ/picnic) and some of best little secret beach bars and local eateries.This is a quiet residential area, no mass tourism and big hotels,however the beach house is walking distance to Pizzas,coffee shops,restaurants and a few minutes drive to Sunday brunch venue and kite/surf/dive schools.
-East Coast Zanzibar, near Paje
-40 min from Airport, Private Transfers available
-Beach House steps from the ocean, private property,sleeps 12 max
-Single storey 240m2,3 Large Bedrooms lead off the passage.
-3 King Bedrooms, 3 Private en suite bathrooms(3 King,6 Twin beds)
-Private Courtyard garden, private beach, sunbeds,coffee and gin terrace
-Indoor spa pool/jacuzzi with sliding doors to the ocean.
-Open plan kitchen,large dining area
-Courtyard terrace for BBQ,functions
-Fridge/freezer, Wine fridge,Toaster,kettle,5 plate gas burner,Crockery,cutlery,glasses(wine/beer/champagne/juice),Coffee machine/Nespresso
-WiFi modem on site –Vodafone
-Security light on the beach.
-Freshwater supply,backup well (saline)
-Electricity supply from Zeco(Government),UK 3 plug points