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Mwendawima Beach Villa - Zanzibar (incl. chef & staff)

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
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Fully staffed beach villa on the East coast of Zanzibar, in the small fishing village of Jambiani. (including chef & staff) Estimated price: €120 per day per bedroom or €350 per day for the whole villa Ask for price information as it is flexible ( number of guests, children, season etc..) 'Mwendawima Villa' is for travellers who do not like all-inclusive package tours, crowded resorts but who want their holiday to be authentic in a still untouched area 'Mwendawima Villa' is direct on a white sandy beach, swim in the blue lagoon even at low tide, beautiful walks to the reef, sail in the lagoon on a traditional fishing boat, close to many beach bars and restaurants, kitesurf just opposite the villa, kitesurf schools and instructors 5 min walk 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, h...Fully staffed beach villa on the East coast of Zanzibar, in the small fishing village of Jambiani. (including chef & staff) Estimated price: €120 per day per bedroom or €350 per day for the whole villa Ask for price information as it is flexible ( number of guests, children, season etc..) 'Mwendawima Villa' is for travellers who do not like all-inclusive package tours, crowded resorts but who want their holiday to be authentic in a still untouched area 'Mwendawima Villa' is direct on a white sandy beach, swim in the blue lagoon even at low tide, beautiful walks to the reef, sail in the lagoon on a traditional fishing boat, close to many beach bars and restaurants, kitesurf just opposite the villa, kitesurf schools and instructors 5 min walk 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, home bar, gym (weights, pull up bar, yoga mats etc..) 3 lounge areas, large roof terrace overlooks the blue lagoon. Wifi included. Air Conditioning included Daily housekeeping included Breakfast included For dinner the chef charges about €12 per person for an excellent 3-course dinner (children pay half). He takes care of everything. For you to deal separately with the chef The manager can arrange any kind of catering (including cook, table service, breakfast only, half board, full board, all-in etc) The management team will assist when needed: shopping, food or to drive you around to different excursions (spice tour, blue safari, Stone Town, Jozani forest, dolphins, sailing) The manager will come and pick you up at the airport (45 km / 28 miles) and charge about €35 for the ride Possibility to rent your own car (about €20 per day). Ask for detailsMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Raphael R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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Reviewed 15 January 2020

We spent two dream weeks in Raphael's house (we were 5 adults and 2 kids). The chef Mohammed is truly the best chef on the island and his team is adorable. The house is very pleasant to live between the interior garden and the terrace....More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Maya M
Reviewed 8 July 2019

We had 6 glorious days in this paradise. House was perfect. The absolute best part of this experience was the chef and staff, Mohammed and team. This is the best chef you could ever experience - each dinner was beautifully tailored for us and delicious....More

Date of stay: July 2019
2  Thank Nicmcg64
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Good: Raphael responded quickly, the chef Mohammed's meals were absolutely wonderful, the housekeeping staff was very efficient and friendly. Bad: The heat was unbearable inside the home from sunrise to sunset in November. As there is no air conditioning, more and faster fans are needed....More

Date of stay: November 2018
2  Thank ansamsoon
raphaelr126, VR Owner at Mwendawima Beach Villa - Zanzibar (incl. chef & staff), responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

Hi Asila, - Glad you enjoyed the house, the service, the cuisine and the staff. - It clearly states in my add that it is an open-air villa and A/C not needed due to the constant sea breeze. Yes you can have a few unusually...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

We were a family of 5 adults that stayed here for 4 nights after an 8 day safari. From the start, Raphael responded quickly and answered our questions. We were even preemptively given a discount for the disruption of construction sounds nearby. The house is...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Tammy W
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Even prior to arrival, the level of service from Raphael was beyond anything we could expect. He was informative and helpful from the very start. Our group of 10 (6 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 elementary aged kids) stayed for 8 nights in August 2018....More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Chad S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended!! Perfect location, beautiful villa, outrageous food cooked by Mohamed and team!!! Thank you Raphael, it was just what we were looking for!

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank belzuncem
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We booked the Villa for 11 days for 5 persons. The holiday was absolutely amazing and we really enjoy our stay in Villa. The local team took good care of us and the Chef of the house made amazing dinners every evening for us to...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank juhamanner
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in Mwendawima villa in January for 10 days with a couple of friends and what a divine experience! We arrived late at night in the dark and Kim, the villa manager who picked us up from the airport, said we...More

Date of stay: January 2018
2  Thank ppersina
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Mwendawima villa has a fantastic gentle staff who cook superb meals on request. The vibe is relaxed and unassuming. There are plenty of hidden corners to sit and relax around the villa both shady and in the sun. Jambiani is a working village with a...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank NorthumberlandAlf
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We arrived late in the evening and in the morning we woke up in paradise. When we scrambled to the roof terrace in the morning to see where we were, we just could not believe the colour of the crystal water and the white powder...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Tourist117315
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Ocean Views
Parking
Playground
Private Garden
Safe
Cooker
Swingset
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Jambiani is a quaint and charming fishing village on the East Coast of Zanzibar, 45 minutes drive from Stone Town. It is a quiet residential area with beach villas, small hotels, beach bars and restaurants. The villa is situated within the lively community of Jambiani where locals get on with their daily activities such as fishing, havesting seaweed, playing footbal on the beach, swimming in the lagoon. They are friendly, open and welcoming. At high tide you can swim as the ocean is 10 meters away from the house. At low tide the lagoon is even more beautiful as the women harvest seaweed and the fishermen come back from deep sea fishing on traditional dhow boats. If you walk five minutes towards the reef you can swim at low tide
Getting around
The manager will pick you up at the airport. He charges €35 for the transfer (cheaper than local taxis). If you hire a car the villa is easy to find: In South Jambiani, ask for Mwendawima Villa (near Uhuru and Coral Rock)
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