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

48 reviews
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Overview
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 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
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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
Interaction with guests
The staff comes in the morning to prepare breakfast. And on request to cook meals. The rest of the day you have full privacy.
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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
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
1  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

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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
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
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
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Boat Available
Balcony
Linens Provided
Playground
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Swingset
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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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