Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

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

Bedrooms 6
Space 7,534 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

For full experience see

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
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 May, 2018

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
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Matemwe in Kaskazini A

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking 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 Flask
  • 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 Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • 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 - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 14 deck 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 centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

96% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Luxurious, fully equipped and serviced villa right on the beach in Zanzibar.
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews
Dubai, French nationality

Amazing villa on a fabulous beach

  • 5 of 5

This villa is a pure wonder, and it’s staff made our stay just perfect. It is perfectly maintained, clean and beautiful. The beach in front is also clean and safe, a few minutes walking distance from a great diving center. We felt we could stay there forever! I will definitely recommend it to all my friends!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful villa, amazing stag, great cook!

  • 5 of 5

Booking this place was the delight of our trip! We had everything we dreamed and more. Sparkly clean, comfort, privacy, beautiful design (inside and out), a view to die for, amazing food and wonderful staff! The communications with the owner and manager was flowles, they kindly answered and helped us with all our requests. I highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Simply excellent

  • 5 of 5

Vacation is over and we”d like to thank you for an amazing holiday at your property !

The location is dreamland and your team is above any expectations ! Donna is a living angel making all our wishes come true like instantly and the rest of the team is so kind and friendly and simply great. Delicious food, great massage , 5 stars services, cleanliness and privacy !

Not only that we”ll be back but soon some friends of ours will get in contact to you.

Thank you so much for everything and especially for flexibility in all aspects !

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

What more can you ask for?

  • 5 of 5

to make it short: our stay in your house was absolutely superb and we have enjoyed every single minute of it!!

we have done extensive walks on the beach and always came back to the villa recognising that it is by far the most beautiful house along the beach. a great big compliment to you, the architect and the builders and decorators that have contributed to it. really very nice house with spacious layout and all luxuries one can think of. that combined with that fantastic location and the super friendly and welcoming staff, … don’t know what to say. just brilliant.

donna was very helpful to get started and find our way around and with organising the trips and also made sure that our girls did not spend a fortune on gadgets when they went shopping by themselves.

lucky and angel both were angels and did everything we could think of to make our stay as pleasant as it could be and once we had learned about the relaxing massages, lucky was busy all day to massage every one of us almost on a daily base. and khamis fed us beyond we could cope with, only then to get teased by donna that we have not eaten enough!

the kids loved it as much as the adults. so thanks you very much letting us stay in your great house. it has been a truly memorable experience and holiday. will certainly recommend it further and sincerely hope to come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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...



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Matemwe, Tanzania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £88 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £176 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2019
13 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £88 per night, per additional guest
Standard Season 2019
1 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £70 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £88 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £88 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £0

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.
Ask Owner a Question