Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of
Villa Turquoise is located right on the beach in Matemwe, on the East coast of Zanzibar. It is fully equipped and serviced and plenty amenities are available making Villa Turquoise the perfect villa for families and friends looking for privacy and comfort away from the crowds on this very special island.
The house is built in an East African style with a large Makhuti roof and is located in a large tropical garden of ca. 9000 m² with oriental flowers and fruits.
The private pool in front of the house measures 5m x10m and has a shallow end and wide stairs ideal for children. In front of the pool there is a private beach (ca. 80 meters wide) connecting directly to the lagoon and the Indian Ocean.
The villa sleeps up to 14 people. There are 4 large en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms with king-sized beds and one aircondioned suite with two kingsize beds and en-suite bathroom.
All beds are covered with mosquito-nets. An extra bed and a cot with mosquito net is available. The beds all have special European imported mattresses and pillows for an optimal rest. Even for smaller groups all rooms will be accessible so guests can enjoy a different sunrise every morning.
There are two kitchens of which one is open with a view on the lagoon and the Indian ocean and ideal for guests who love cooking. This kitchen has fantastic views and a large bar in front to enjoy evening drinks.
The large living room is beautifully furnished and equipped. On the one side there is a lounge area with TV and DVD, a large sofa and lounge chairs alow you to relax and chill out with a view over the Ocean and the garden. On the other side there is a large dining table and a desk with computer. In between both is the open kitchen and a large bar.
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 place for bbq's), one inside on the ground floor of the house and one outside next to the house in the garden. There is an additional large dining and lounge area on the first floor under the Makuti roof with a 270 degrees view on the ocean and the jungle behind the house.
On request Villa Turquoise can be a fully serviced holiday villa, the staff are there to make sure you can relax and enjoy your holidays. The staff speaks English and are trained to give you comfort and privacy.
For $25 per day (food and drinks excluded) our excellent cook can prepare any dish you like, from local and traditional dishes to Asian and Western dishes. For the amateur cooks he will gladly organize cooking lessons with local spices which Zanzibar is famous for. If you wish we can arrange half board service for $40 per person per day or full board service for $50 per day per person all included. Please discuss options with owner after booking.
Our maids will do all the housekeeping for you: cleaning the house, do your laundry, dish washing, setting and cleaning tables including table service, providing towels and changing bed linen etc.
We have a skipper who will take you for trips in and beyond the lagoon with the powerboat or sailing boat ($20 per day plus boat's fuel). Our gardener takes care of the pool and garden and our watchman will ensure your comfortable night rest.
Airport transfers can be arranged too at $10 per person with a minimum charge of $80.
Our house manager will welcome you upon arrival and show you the house and all amenities, she will be available throughout your stay to assist with catering, shopping, excursions, local events etc...
We have a generator as a back-up for power failures which occasionally happen in Zanzibar.
We can organize all kinds of excursions on the island (Joziani, Spice farms, Stone Town, ...) and on the mainland including safari's (Selous, Serengeti, Ngorongoro,...) and Kilimanjaro climbs.
6 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 3200 square feet
King, King, King, King, King, and King
14 guests maximum
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Concierge Service
- DVD Player
- Gated Community
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo
Activities of Interest
- For the more adventurous we can organize exciting climbing excursions on the Kilimanjaro.
- The majestic Serengeti National Park with its unique ecosystem and wonderful array of wildlife is close by.
- Safaris and game drives on the mainland at Selous, Serengeti and Ngorongoro can be arranged having the opportunity to discover the true heart of Africa.
Places of Interest
- For beach lovers Zanzibar is paradise, especially in the northern part, to name but a few we have Kendwa, Nungwi and Peje beach. A visit to Pemba and Mafia Islands is also a must.
- Visit the Jozani Chwaka Bay Conservation Area to experience the surviving mangrove forests.
- Zanzibar also has an interesting historical and cultural heritage with its Islamic influence, the slave trade and the evocative beauty of Stone Town.
Get spoiled by amazing staff and service!
We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Villa Turquoise! The villa is very tastefully decorated, and the layout is very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the covered terrace upstairs. It rained quite a lot while we were there, but this covered terrace was always sheltered and a very comfortable space to relax and read on the couches, or have our meals at the massive dining table. The chef is really brilliant, so I highly recommend you go with a catered option, or have the staff source the ingredients (as grocery shopping is not easy or obvious on Zanzibar) and chef will spoil you with 3 delicious meals per day! There are also two wonderful housekeepers to take care of your every need, along with the House Manager, Donna, who will organise everything for you... nothing is too much trouble and she is always available to answer queries or resolve any issues. She even specially sourced some excellent wines for us which is not easy in Zanzibar! The snorkeling around Mnemba island, which is a short boat ride away, is beautiful and was a real highlight... we even saw dolphins! We also enjoyed cycling along the endless beach at low tide. Thanks to Bart and his excellent team for a memorable stay!”