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Carie

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, Swahili at destination

Charming rustic private home and pretty spacious garden - Northern tip of Islan

8 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type bungalow

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Overview

Zanzibar North Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps up to 8 in 3 rooms - 2 doubles plus twin double sleeping 4 (2 per bed)

This lovely rustic private home (all rooms have A/C) and pretty spacious sandy garden, is situated at the Union beach side of Nungwi Village, around 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 cute little 'Loca' bar on the beach, offers cocktails, wine, beer, soft drinks and delicious fresh fish and snacks.

Three rooms - sleep up to 8 - all with en suite showers / WC's, mosquito nets, air conditioning or fans and smoke alarms.

Kombe room -Sleeps 2 in a large double Zanzibari style bed - en suite shower / WC.

Kipapeo - Sleeps 2 in a large double Zanzibari style bed - en suite shower / WC.

Kasa - Sleeps up to 4 in twin queen size Zanzibari beds (2 per bed) - this room has a separate en suite shower and en suite WC.

(The 'Kasa' and 'Kipapeo' rooms have an internal connecting door, which can be left unlocked if desired.)

Breakfast is served in the pretty garden.

The beach door opens out onto the wide sandy path which leads up onto the beach, where you can watch the dhows passing by and local fishermen, whilst enjoying the local bar and restaurant

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

The home features the local makuti (thatch) roofing, and pretty garden - perfect for a sunset drink, game of cards, reading. or chilling in the hammock.

The simple outdoor kitchen is not available for guest use, however you are welcome to keep drinks in the fridge and if you would like an evening meal served in the garden, this can be arranged for you.

If you have not hired a car, we are happy to organise transport from the airport or ferry. The picturesque journey to Nungwi, takes approx. one hour and twenty minutes.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Carie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, Swahili at destination

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

Charming rustic private home and pretty spacious garden - Northern tip of Islan
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Just amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Tanzania was just amazing!

After a 5-day safari, we spent 6 days at Nungwi Retreat - we now wish we had booked it for longer.

The villa is so beautiful and so nice inside, the bar is great, a big table, where we played games in the evening. This is really a great place to stay, everything was perfect. Combo was very helpful, but the best surprise we had - is the air condition in every room!!!

I will really recommend this place to my friends and really hope to come back to zanzibar to stay longer as the beach and water are unbelievable there.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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5

Just Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

'We loved our stay at Nungwi Retreat, it's beautiful. Kombo was great. The aircon was a great help as it was pretty hot. Kombo's breakfast juice is totally amazing. Just fabulous!' Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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5

Glorious, even better than last time I stayed

  • 5 of 5

I loved Nungwi retreat when I stayed a few years ago but it was even better this time. Kombo have continued to update the place and yet is still really reasonable for what you get. The ambience and sense of being in somewhere truly Zanzibarian remain but it now has some mod cons such as lovely (real) air conditioning as well as the overhead fans and brilliant showers! The place is charming, the other guests are friendly and it's lovely to be so close to Union beach rather than the more frenetic beach by Chola's. Chola's bar is great and easy to walk but not so close you have to listen to the grinding beat when you want a peaceful night in!

The food was stupendous, the freshest fish, squid to die for, and potatoes - who knew they should taste like this. Kombo is a great host and cook. Loads to do, but also easy just to hang out in the hammocks in Nungwi retreat as you have so much space to yourself.

The only place to stay in my opinion. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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5

Great! Close to everything Nungwi has to offer

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay here. The rooms are clean and they manage to keep it somewhat cool in the hot hot weather. Kombo is a really great person and will help you with everything you need from organizing day trips to laundry services. The house is 100m from the beach and a short walk from every major high quality tourist company (you will find on tripadvisor) like Divine Diving, Zanzibar Parasailing, etc. Restaurants are plenty and there is an Internet cafe and many small curio stands nearby. Location Location!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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5

Un véritable petit paradis!

  • 5 of 5

Merci à Kombo pour son accueil chaleureux et pour tous ses bons conseils!

Les chambres sont propores, spacieuses et bien équipées. La maison est superbement décorée et l'on s'y sent presque comme chez soi tout en étant vraiment dépaysés. Un véritable hâvre de paix à 2 pas des magnifiques plages de Nungwi. A 2 pas également du meilleur centre de plongée de l'île, le East African Padi. A découvrir.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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Owner's Response: GOOGLE TRANSLATE Thank you to Kombo for the warm welcome and for all his good advice! Propores rooms are spacious and well equipped. The house is beautifully decorated and it feels almost like home while being really disoriented. A true haven of peace in two steps from the beautiful beaches of Nungwi. Discover.
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4

Perfect African getaway

  • 4 of 5

Zanzibar is just amazingly beautiful everywhere and the people are so friendly. I stayed with two girlfriends at Nungwi Retreat and we had a fabulous time. This was our first trip to Africa didn’t know what to expect and we were a bit nervous but Kombo was so lovely and looked after us so well. The rooms were simple but clean and comfortable set in a lovely sandy private garden. We ate delicious fresh fish every day in various Zanzibarian spices! We had the most amazing time (even though we were there in rainy season) and can’t wait to go back to stay there again but for a longer time to see more of this lovely island. Spice Tour, snorkeling, turtles and Prison Island absolutely fabulous as was everything else - also the most gorgeous shells! Super fun playing drums with new friends around the beach fire!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Zanzibar Stone Town
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Loca Bar
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Zanzibar Stone Town
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Wave
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
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.

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Rates & Availability

Zanzibar North Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Twin Double (4) with ensuite
Jun 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$131
 
 
Double (2) with ensuite
Jul 19 2016 - Apr 30 2017
286 night minimum stay
$85
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $65

Three Rooms - sleeping 8 maximum - all with en suite showers / WC's, mosquito nets, smoke alarms and air conditioning or fans.
Kombe and Kipapeo double rooms - sleeps 2 in large double Zanzibari style bed - £65 per night bed and breakfast
Kasa - sleeps up to 4 in twin queen size Zanzibari beds - (2 per bed) - £100 per night bed and breakfast - separate en suite shower / WC.

(The 'Kasa' and 'Kipapeo' rooms have an internal connecting door, which can be left unlocked if desired.)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Zanzibar North Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Basin
  • All bathrooms have open style tiled showers. Kasa room has a separate WC / shower & basin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

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