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

Bedrooms 6
Space 10,763 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:
August 30, 2017

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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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...



Matemwe Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10763 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Pets not 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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Luxurious, fully equipped and serviced villa right on the beach in Zanzibar.
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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: Jul 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: Aug 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: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This house in beautifully situated on one of the best beaches in Zanzibar, Matemwe beach. The staff took great care of us and nothing was a problem for Lucky, Angel, Hamiz the cook and Sele Ali. We thoroughly loved our two week stay and used the boat and the oppies daily.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Villa Turquoise was absolutely perfect. We totally fell in love with the place. It really is just as beautiful as shown in the photos. We are a family of four with two teenagers. The house is very spacious with 5 bedrooms, perfect also for larger groups with a huge dining table on the terrace and many different seating areas inside and outside. From the two main upstairs bedrooms, there is direct access to the porch with a stunning view of the garden with pool, the beach and ocean. The private beach and the direct beach access (you just pass through a little gate) were highlights for us.

Bart, the owner, and Donna, the manager, were very helpful and easy to communicate with. We loved being pampered by Lucky and Angel and all the others. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and discrete at the same time. We chose to have the Chef prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for us and the food was always delicious.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is as near to paradise as it gets

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a fantastic time at Villa Turquoise. After an exhausting week on safari in the Serengeti (which was fantastic) it was so nice to chill out in Zanzibar. The Villa is magnificent and the staff are all wonderful. Lucky is so efficient and completely calm all the time. “no worries” she would say whenever there was something we wanted. Khamis is a gem. He doesn’t realise how talented he is. He produced some fabulous food for those who wanted it alongside pasta or something simple for those who didn’t. Thank you, Donna, for all you did for us. My wife was so grateful that you managed all the catering requirements so that she didn’t need to lift a finger !

Bart, you chose a beautiful location and have built a beautiful house. I love it. It is perfect and fits the environment perfectly. I love the high makuti roof and the wide veranda upstairs. The bedrooms are so comfortable, each with its own facilities. My wife and I had one in the front and woke each morning as the sun rose over the sea. It was idyllic. The beach, stretching for miles in each direction is so unspoilt; no high rise hotels (yet) and few guys hassling you to buy things you don’t want. I speak swahili which makes a difference so we had a laugh and a joke with everyone – including Solomon Dishwasher, just along the way !

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $143.28 per person per night

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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