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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Private Villa on the beach

from £99 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £99 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Tulia is located right next to the beach, with coconuts palms around, you are just 10 steps from the ocean.

We have built it for ourselves. It reflects our lifestyle and passion for Africa. We have travelled around the continent and inside the house, which is built in Zanzibar style, you will find canvas from Mali, carved pieces of furniture from Congo and baskets from Kenya.

We are all very busy people and we needed a place to rest, a hideaway from our daily busy schedules. Far from the crowds and Western civilisation. We were seeking simplicity, nature and comfort. A place to relax and forget about stress.

We wanted a place which would feel like anything but the office space. We would rather have the breeze than air conditioning. We would not need the TV - we would rather read the books than watch the news.

We were looking for a place where we could take long walks on the beach or wading in the ocean, enjoy the flavour of local fruit and vegetables and wake up to the sound of singing women who pick up the sea weeds in the morning.

We wanted the space to feel free. Instead of having electric fence, we would keep an open view on the ocean and have 3 Masai men to protect the property 24/7.

Villa Tulia is our solution for family reunions or spending time with friends. We love cooking and eating together. We wanted our kitchen to have the ocean view and enough space on the terrace to accommodate big table where we could gather around and enjoy Swahili cuisine. Above all, we always wanted to share our passion with other people.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stone Town 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking

About this location

The Zanzibar Archipelago region

The island is without doubt the number one beach location in East Africa, an absolutely wonderful island of tropical white-sand beaches, lush plantations, an incredible history and a fascinating culture.

Above all what we really appreciate about Zanzibar is that despite ever increasing numbers of visitors, it remains resolutely African ... a passionate, intense, and relatively challenging place to visit.


Matemwe is a village on the north-eastern coast of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago, between Mwangaseni and Kigomani.

Its economy is mostly based on seaweed farming and fishing.

It has beautifull white beaches.

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26 Jan 2015


"Perfect beach village, tastefully furnished and beautifully run."

My husband ,daughter and daughters boyfriend arrived at villa Tulia on the 20 December for a week. We were welcomed by the villa carers who also work at the excellent lodge next door. On arrival our m… More

23 Dec 2014


"Magical Matemwe"

I just wanted to thank you for letting us stay at villa Tulia. It was just the peace and quiet we needed after a gruelling week on mount Kilimanjaro. Everyone was wonderfully friendly and the staff at beach village along with Pili and the Masai's were incredibly helpful and attentive.

Jacek and Justyna have created a relaxing hideaway stripped of all modern annoyances leaving you with no option but to chill. Take plenty of bug spray and a good book. And some sweets for the kids on the beach.

I hope to be back in the future.

Noel Sullivan

22 Dec 2014


"Vacation in paradise"

Baisically if you are looking for a peaceful palce to forget about your work and responsibilities while enjoying beautiful view of palm tres and ocean Villa Tulia is place to check out. It is ridiculo… More

25 Sep 2014


"I was in paradise."

If you're looking for a perfect place to rest - here it is !We spent a wonderful time in a comfort house. Nice and clean rooms and bathrooms. Great hall and a terasse. Two nice local bars in a wa… More

14 Sep 2014


"Great location but a disappointing home"

We booked the Villa as a peaceful getaway and as our introduction to Zanzibar. We loved Zanzibar but alas, didn't fall in love with Villa Tulia. First off the good. The location is fantastic, you… More

The guest who gave us this feedback has never stayed at Villa Tulia. His decision to cancel was actually made after a disappointing night at a hotel in Stone Town which we recommended to him based on his brief (inexpensive, backpackers type of place for a couple of hours). We have good evidence of that in text echange. The enclosed picture does not even show Villa Tulia. His comments on the house are either irrational (darkness = shade which is quite practical in the tropics) or not factual (he did not give himself a chance to experience the quality of sleep nor to evaluate the linen which were actually almost new). He arrived to Matemwe late afternoon and left after approx 1 hour of which most was spent on reviewing other accomodation options in the village. Prior to his arrival to Zanzibar, we shared contact details to all of our staff on the ground who are there to help in case of issues. We made the guest aware of the owners living overseas. We have communicated with him and our staff regularly until he disappeared without even communicating his decision to cancel. We value critical feedback from our guests and always try to improve the quality of our service but it is hard to react to comments of someone whose opinions are not experience based.

22 Jul 2014


"Great Location and Property - some minor issues though"

Villa Tulia is a great property, on a lovely stretch of beach, isolated in feel but literally 5-10 minutes walk to restaurants/bars. `the bedrooms are large, good bathroom in each, and a good, well eq… More

27 Dec 2013


"Very relaxing!"

We - 4 children and 2 adults - stayed four nights at Villa Tulia and enjoyed every minute since we arrived. The staff on site had good relations with the children, the chef and his crew suggested good… More

13 Nov 2013


"All the amenities & gorgeous beachfront in a place that blends seamlessly into local ambiance"

I have nothing but good things to say about our stay at Villa Tulia. The location was just what we were looking for -- away from the throngs of tourists in Stonetown, but within a short beach walk to … More

6 Nov 2013


"Dream holiday!!!"

If you dream about exotic holiday in a very calm place and about a lovely cottage on the beach, it's this place! We spent there 8 nights in August and it was fantastic time for us and our child. … More

24 Sep 2013


"Great place to relax and forget about everything"

Nicely located, with the view at the beach and the ocean, in a totally wild and quiet place. Far away from bigger villages or shops, the only possibility to buy food (vegetables, fruit, fish, octopus … More

Review 1-10 of 12

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      Calendar last updated:02 Apr 2015

      Based in Poland

      Languages spoken
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      • French
      • Russian

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