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Seafront private villa at Jambiani Beach, Zanzibar

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Welcome to Villa Biba, our two stories villa at Jambiani Beach, Zanzibar. The house is located in front row of the beautiful, white coral sand beach. This is a spacious modern villa, built in traditional Zanzibar style. The house has five bedrooms with capacity for up to 12 persons. All bedrooms are connected to Arabic-style bathrooms.

The large living room upstairs has a veranda with sea view, where you can enjoy the cool evening breeze and scenery of the Indian Ocean. The living-room has a TV, and a DVD player. Two of the upstairs bedrooms face the sea and have balconies where you can enjoy the sunrise.

At ground floor there are two bedrooms, an African kitchen, and a large dining room with exit to a patio, offering shade at day-time and outdoor dining facilities with a fantastic sea view. The garden, which has direct access to the beach, includes two local crafted umbrellas with four sun-beds.

The African kitchen gives the possibility for the local chef to prepare dishes the African way. You can assist in food-shopping if you want, by joining the staff when they buy the fresh fish from the fishermen on the beach as they arrive back to the shore early in the morning.

Beach life, and swimming, and fun water sports are easily accessible. There is a modern kayak belonging to the house, available for free at your convenience.

Our local fisherman may bring you to the barrier reef where you may go snorkelling.

Kite surfing, wind surfing, and snorkelling equipment can be rented in the village, or the neighbouring village, Paje. Courses for beginners, and advanced kiting and surfing, as well as diving courses, can also be arranged there at local prices.

Please visit the house website for more information,

Welcome to Villa Biba!

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Jambiani in Kusini

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Seafront private villa at Jambiani Beach, Zanzibar
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful stay at Villa Biba

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights at Villa Biba in Jambiani from 25th to 30th December, 2017 and loved every minute of it. The villa is situated right on the beach with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. It is a large house with 5 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms so there was loads of room for the 9 of us. We particularly enjoyed dining on the verandah looking out on the Indian Ocean. The house is tastefully decorated, so comfortable and cleaned every morning.

At the back of the house, you will find the village of Jambiani where you will meet the locals. Everyone was so friendly especially the children who were always happy to greet us.

The staff were wonderful, so kind and helpful at all times. No request went unanswered.

Kiru, the housemaster, looked after our every need and Hassan, the driver, took us on trips to Stone Town, Spice Island, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling and the Rock. Mau, our chef, excelled himself producing some wonderful food for us, his BBQ being a particular highlight.

The villa and staff exceeded all expectations and I would highly recommend a stay in Villa Biba.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Get away, slow down and relax in calm spacious home in primitive locale

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious beautiful house with unbelievable view of sunrise on the Indian Ocean; "mamas" gathering seaweed dressed in brightly colored modest attire; wooden sailboats. White fine sand beach with very little tourist traffic; no motorboats in the water = quiet, clean, calm. Only pollution comes from wood burning smoke as local population cooks their meals. Minimal electricity so house is dimly lit. Low water pressure but we had water and electricity most of our stay. Staff is very eager and available to help. No washing machines so women wash all towels, linens and clothing by hand. Driver is very capable and speaks English. He will arrange boat rides, snorkeling, tours and just about anything. Night watchmen, cook and housekeeper have access to house but there are locks on all doors. This looks like the nicest property along the length of Jambiani beach. The back of the house faces the local town. People are very friendly, children look beautiful and healthy and dressed respectably and modestly. Access is through dirt roads shared by people, children, goats and their kids, ducks and ducklings, chickens and chicks, cows and calves, bicycles and motorcycles, cats and kittens.

Beds are king size, very comfortable and surrounded by mosquito netting. No wifi, spotty cell phone service -- so great for getting away, privacy and relaxation. Ocean water is perfect temperature for swimming and very shallow. A/C units in every bedroom; ceiling fan in kitchen. A primitive, not touristy, not crowded real vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! Lots of fun

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and well taken care of by all the staff. There are daily housekeepers, a personal cook (absolutely delicious), personal driver and tour guide as well as helpful and friendly staff! Would definitely stay here again. The rooms are spacious, comfortable beds and pillows, beautiful bathrooms (takes awhile for hot water and sometimes not so great water pressure) Good working AC. Lots of outside lawn chairs with cushions, easy access to beach. Use of kayak which was lots of fun. Great walking to other restaurants.

Would absolutely recommend anyone to stay here! We had a blast and felt right at home!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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