Matemwe holiday villa rental with private pool, beach/lake nearby and internet access and balcony/terrace

Excellent 5/5

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Villa Turquoise At Sunset

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 Home 66597

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Turquoise is located on the East coast of Zanzibar just outside the peaceful village Matemwe. The house has been designed to ensure optimal guests satisfaction. The owners stay in the house every three months and have brought the level of comfort, luxury and service to the highest on the island!

Villa Turquoise is located right at the beach with stunning views on the lagoon and the Indian ocean, sunrise over the lagoon is a sensational experience every morning again and the start of another day in paradise. The villa offers full privacy (private beach and private pool) ensuring a very relaxing holiday away from the crowds.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 5 En suites and 5 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach You are on the beach!
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Zanzibar International airport 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (6), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The house has 5 en-suite and air-conditioned bedrooms with king-size beds (one of the bedrooms is extra large and has two king-size beds, ideal for families with very young children), all beds are covered with mosquito-nets. An extra child bed and a cot with mosquito net is available. The beds all have special European imported mattresses and pillows for an optimal rest.

There are two kitchens of which one is open with a view on the lagoon and the Indian ocean. The house is cleaned daily (including dish washing and laundry). A gardener maintains the pool and garden daily. The guest manager can assist you for excursions and will follow-up on your needs. A cook is available when needed and can cook breakfast-lunch-dinner.

The house has 5 dining areas, one outside on the large wooden terrace in front of the house to enjoy a sunrise breakfast overlooking the private beach and the lagoon, one directly on the private beach (the ideal placve for bbq's), one inside on the ground floor of the house and one at the wind free terrace next to the house. There is an additional large dining area on the first floor under the Makuti roof with a 270 degrees view on the ocean and the jungle behind the house.

All furniture is authentic African, sleep in the Zanzibar beds or relax in one of the sunbeds on the beach or one of the terraces.

Further details outdoors

Plenty fresh fruit hangs low in the garden, enjoy fresh banana's, passion fruit, papaya every day.

The pool is 10 x 5 meters with a shallow end and wide stairs ideal for children.

A large capacity generator is available to cover up for power cuts which occur frequently in Zanzibar.

Further details

Beds will be made up daily by our staff, towels and laundry will be done daily, bedlinen will be replaced twice a week.

High speed broadband internet is available (free of charge), software for installation will be provided by the house manager upon arrival.

Rental Rates include:

- exclusive use of the villa, pool, garden and all amenities.

- welcome pack.

- daily cleaning and housekeeping service including dish washing.

- daily towel change.

- biweekly linen change.

- all taxes and VAT.

- guest manager support, excursion arrangements.

- power boat (excl. fuel at cost and skipper charge at 10 Euro per day).

- sailing boat.

- internet access and software installation package.

- use of bicycles

The Zanzibar Archipelago region

The Islands of Zanzibar are the ideal destination for a fascinating holiday in Africa. The main island, known as the Spice Island, stirs the imagination and conjures up images of magical Arabian nights, the scent of spices and spirit of ages gone by. The white pristine beaches, the rich cultural heritage, the spice farms, the labyrinth of the winding lanes of Stone Town and the joyfulness of the Zanzibari will leave a long lasting impression of a holiday in paradise.

Walking trough the narrow streets in Stone Town will take you back in history and lead you to the City Market where local traders offer fresh fruit, meat and fish every day. Pay a visit to the Old Fort, the House of Wonders (the first house equipped with electricity in East Africa) Livingstone House and the old Slave Market.

Zanzibar is also ideally located for a safari or visit to some of the fabulous parks in Kenya or Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is only a 45 minutes flight away from Zanzibar.


This luxury villa is brand new, built in the East African colonial style with an impressive thatch Makuti roof and is fully equipped and serviced. The house is situated in a large tropical garden with palm trees and features a large swimming pool. Plenty of amenities are available for relaxation and sport including a boat for watersports, snorkelling, fishing etc.

The most beautiful beaches of Zanzibar are found on the East coast of the Island at Matemwe, a charming and safe village some 50 km from the capital and airport.

All famous attractions in Zanzibar are within 30 minutes drive from the house. The Spice Farms will overwhelm your senses (Zanzibar became famous as a centre for spice and the Slave Trade some 500 years ago), the palaces built by the Sultans of Oman and Zanzibar, the Jozani Forest, snorkelling and diving, deep sea fishing.

A 45 minutes drive will take you to the historical capital, Stone Town, a Unesco world heritage offering plenty of opportunities for sightseeing or shopping.

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17 Aug 2015


"Remarquable !"

Villa magnifique, comme sur les photos, très spacieuse, joliment et sobrement décorée. Accueil avec noix de coco du jardin ! Le personnel, d'une grande discrétion, est d'une infinie gentillesse ; le cuisinier, excellent, s'adapte à tous les régimes et désirs de chacun. Piscine entretenue chaque jour. L'emplacement est idyllique, plage propre, déserte, baignade pendant la marée haute. Rien de mieux pour un repos total. Notre correspondante est venue à 3 reprises sur place, début, milieu et fin de séjour afin d'ajuster tous nos besoins et attentes. Nous nous souviendrons de ce séjour... RE-MAR-CA-BLE !

28 Jan 2015


"Wonderful place - would go again!"

We stayed at Villa Turquoise in Dec 2014 with our family of 2 sons and their girlfriends. We loved the house, the pool, the private beach - The staff were very friendly and helpful and always went out of their way to fulfill whatever you wanted. The place is great value for money, we think, and we would certainly go back. Advice for visitors - persevere with getting your laundry done and check prices of extra trips/excursions etc - they can be pricey. It was a fantastic holiday and a very special place.

25 May 2014


"This is a hidden gem!"

We vacationed here with friends from mainland Tanzania as well as friends from Australia who have literally traveled the world.I cant say enough about the house itself. Every room is a delight, ours was the opstairs far left room when your looking at the image listed. Two sets of beautiful double doors lead right out to the veranda, the view of the ocean was simply breathtaking right from your bed. Unlike many of the reviews you read about houses on the beaches of Zanzibar, this one sits on extremely clean, fluffy sand just steps from the ocean. (We live on the beaches of the east coast USA so we have seen alot of beaches. You wont be bothered by anyone sellibg things, although you dont have to look far if you want fresh seafood. There is a market maybe a mile or so down the beach where we purchased, fresh fish. The staff was extremely hhelpful. I love to cook and wanted to learn to make a local dish and had brought the ingredients, La-key, taught us how and it was the most fun. I've even made it since being home although I'm not sure it was quite as tasty as hers. You can request a massage for a very modest price, right there under the shade of a private gazebo facing the ocean. (It's part of the property) Youcan have dinner served in one of the two large dinning areas in the house itself, or as we did one night, have it served ocean front near the same area you can have your massage. You must realise the ocean tides and plan your day accordingly. We looked up the tides on google and were fine. During the day, when the tides are out, there are hundreds of tide pools with living things to see as you walk. You have to wear swim shoes with solid soles to avoid the sea urchins but its worth it. My son and his friend saw sea horses abd blowfush in them. Patience oays off when seeking shells, there is a wide variety. And if you dont find the one you want is empty of its occupant you can always take a walk down the beach where a vendor might have one already cleaned and polished waiting for you. We will tell everyone we know who visits to come here. It is truly a bit of paradise. You never know what your going to get until you arrive, even when there are plenty of reviews, this was a pleasant surprise because it was more than we could gave expected. We rented the powerboat one day for snorkeling, and an evening sailboat trip another. The sailboat was my favorite, must be handcrafted as many of them are there. Handled beautufully... The pool attached to the property is inground, pkenty big enough to enjoy a nice swim and still enjoy the ocean sounds (expecially if you want to relax) when we first arrived we were greeted with coconuts with a straw as a refreshment while sitting on the deck there. We had ten in our group, I can see how several more could've come and there would have been plenty of room. The tables in all of the dinning areas easily fit all of us with room left over, there are two common areas for reading a book or relaxing, the one upstairs has a view if the ocean, the one downstairs is mire of a living room. We had only one occurance where the electricity went out but a generator soon kicked in with no troubles. The air conditioning was ample ( we only used them for sleeping because it was so pretty). I could go on but you realky must see it for yourselves. We will ve coming back one day, our Tanzanian friends will make it back sooner I'm sure. One more thing, we felt safe and had an awesome experience in zanzibar. As with any country you visit, respect the culture your in, respect the people there. Behave just as cautiously as you would in a city at night in your home country. Be smart and not foolish and you will love this place. And its people.

21 May 2014


"Peponi (paraiso en Swahili)"

Nuestra visita. a Zanzíbar fue como la de casi todos, un "chillout" depues de un Safari, en nuevo caso particular además veníamos de una semana en Japón y otra en Rusia así que era importante para nosotros descansar. Nuestra búsqueda original era la de un hotel, pero nos parecían unos precios elevadisidimos y con muchas críticas negativas , uno va sabiendo que va a Africa y que no todo es como tiene que ser y que el "factor africano " está siempre presente, con esto me refiero a la imprevisilidad, en fin medio desesperados porque ido encontrábamos algo a nuestro gusto/ presupuesto abandonamos la búsqueda de hoteles y nos volcamos a la opción Villa, nosotros tenemos experiencia en villas en Tailandia y en Bali, todas muy búenas, considerando que la única parte un poco más floja es la de la comidas, la verdad es que nos tenía preocupado ya que la Villa esta aislada y hay pocas opciones cerca (pero hay) de comer, nuestros hijos son un poco piquis con la comida y nos preocupaba cuanto podía influir el paladar local en los sabores y como lo tomarian, con lo cual para tener más libertad alquilamos un automóvil para así poder comer afuera ... Cosa que finalmente no sucedió. Ahora vamos a la descripción y la experiencia en sí , la Villa esta sobré la playa de Matemwe, un lugar paisajisticamente hablando de postal, al igual que la mayoría de de las playas de la isla son marea-dependiente, hay dos momentos en el día en que el agua se retira y la playa no sirve para nadar, en la zona hay plantaciones de algas, por lo cual el ambiente es especial, muy interesante pero no apto para el que quiere una playa-piscina, dé todos modos nada de eso termina siendo importante ya que el balance general es de relax y disfrute total, Apenas llegas a la casa te recibe todo el staff, que son varias personas que te atenderán durante tu estadía, y ahí mismos sabras que estás en un lugar especial, la casa es enorme y francamente las fotos y la página web no le hacen justicia, en este caso es mejor de lo que parece , mucho mejor, hay 5 dormitorios con sus 5 baños en súite más un baño aparte , tres están arriba, dos miran al mar y otro que tiene dos camas dobles da al jardín trasero, con una hermosa vista y un balcón para ver el atardecer, todos los dormitorios tienen airé acondicionando , las áreas comunes no y ni falta que hace, vivirás con todo abierto y disfrutarás de la brisa, cuenta con varios lugares de estar dos mesas de comedor muchos sillones y mesas, suficientes para las 12 personas que es su capacidad en camas. La Villa se desarrollas en un terreno que cálculo es 2/3 de una hectárea , hay mucho espacio y. Muy grande todo, la pileta es importante , tiene un Gazebo frente al mar y al menos 20 palmeras, hay unos 50-60 metros de frente sobre la playa. Un tema importante es que tiene un grupo generador que abastece a toda la casa sin límites, es decir, se corta la energía, esperan unos minutos ya que la mayoría de las veces son cortes cortos , sino arrancan el grupo y tu no te das cuenta , funcionan los aires , todo como si nada, eso es un asunto de importancia en África . La casa cuenta con una lancha que esta incluida, sólo se paga el skipper y el combustible, se comparte con otra Villa por lo cual hay que reservar. Uno de los asuntos que más nos satisfizo fue el chef , no esta incluido en el costo , pero por 20 dólar diarios prepara todas las comidas, al final te cobran los ingredientes y el viaje al súper que cuaese 45 dólares como dató les diré que es más barato que comer en restaurante y que el chef es magnífico, interpreto nuestras necesidades y la calidad de su trabajo fue excelente, usualmente conversas al principio con el o con la manager de la Villa las comidas y tus gustos y se elabora un menú en base a lo que tu quieres en síntesis hicimos todas las comidas en la Villa. La propiedad pertenece a un señor belga, pero el día a día lo administra Donna que es una excelente profesional, en esto dejo atrás a todas las demás villas que hayamos estado ella no esta presenté todo el tiempo, pero con ella arreglas todos los detalles luego en la Villa hay un ama de llaves y dos ayudantes que hacen las tareas rutinarias, habrá gente que mantiene la piscina , los jardines y también hay una persona de seguridad de día y dos de noche que están afuera y no se cruzan contigo el lugar no parécia demasiado inseguro, pero en fin. Faltó mencionar que la casa es de arquitectura africana que aprovecha elementos a su favor , tiene un gran sob techo de paja que hace las veces de enorme sombrilla , y su diseño permite la circulación de aire , los pisos son de cemento álisado, y esta decorado con artesanías y fotos de temática local, en el primer piso tiene un espacio semiabierto donde usualmente desayunarás y almorzarás. Las camas tienen todas redes para insectos que usamos siempre aunque la verdad es que no parecía ser u problema , de hecho no usamos repelente ningún día.. El servicio de internet funcionaba bastante bien, es del tipo 3G con un aparato to que puede usarse hasta por 5 artefactos, cuesta 10 dólares cada giga y se paga aparte, de a ratos nada muy bien y de a ratos no tanto, a nosotros nos satisfizo. Si les gusta el snorkel en la misma playa se puede estar horas viendo criaturas, aun con la marea baja, sino te puedes ir con la lancha. En fin una grata sorpresa , fue nuestro paraiso personal durante 5 días .

8 Jan 2013


"Even better than expected !"

Everything was just perfect! We spent a great time with my family (14 people) House very comfortable, staff efficient and friendly, amazing view, an oasis in Zanzibar ! Hope to come back very soon !

2 Dec 2011


"Great place for Extended Family"

We stayed with our parents and teens in this fabulous house post safari. It is a very beautiful and comfortable estate with a wonderful staff that ensures you haven't a thing to do but enjoy it. The location and views are stunning, and really I just can't say enough positive things. We had a fabulous time and recommend it highly!

19 Oct 2011


"Die perfekte Unterkunft in Sansibar"

Zusammen mit meinem Mann und einem anderen Ehepaar verbrachten wir eine tolle Zeit auf Sansibar. Das Haus ist perfekt: der Wohnraum ist wunderschön, die Schlafzimmer (inkl. Badezimmer) bieten eine tolle Aussicht auf den Strand sowie das Meer und die Gartenanlage ist einzigartig. Der Pool und die Rattanmöbel (Liegestühle und Lounges) sind genial. Das Essen kann man wahlweise am Strand oder auf der Terrasse geniessen. Der Koch zaubert wunderbare Menus. Das ganze Personal ist sehr freundlich, unglaublich hilfsbereit und trägt zu einem erholsamen Urlaub bei. Schlicht perfekt!

11 Aug 2011


"Wonderful stay!"

Our family enjoyed a wonderful stay at Villa Turquoise this summer. The house is one of the most beautiful on Matemwe beach. It is very large and comfortable. The staff was warm and always attentive to our needs. Perfect!

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