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Beach Villa on a 2 acre private property facing the Indian Ocean, scenic bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Direct beach access, 3 self-contained bedroom suites, 7 people, seafront terrace

Welcome to our tropical paradise! Our newly renovated property is situated on a 2 acre beach plot facing the Indian Ocean (private property). Ushongo Bay is touristically largely undeveloped idyllic beach (unlike nearby Kenyan coast) Tropical garden dominated by coconut palm trees.

The main house sleeps 5 persons in two large self-contained suites (bedroom plus bathrooms, dressing room). 2 double beds plus 1 large single bed. The separate guest cottage has one bedroom with two single beds, a bathroom, a kitchen and a terrace.

The spacious and airy house sits on an elevated platform and offers great views on the Indian Ocean. The house has been completed in June 2007. Solid stone houses built with local materials (Makuti thatched roof, hardwood/ boatwood furniture & natural stone floors).

It offers comfort and all modern amenities. Private maid is provided. (Second maid in case of 5-7 guests). Daily flights to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar or Arusha (Safari Airlink, Coastal Air, Air Tanzania), speed boat to Zanzibar or taxi. Check out our website (see below).

Our house has just been completed in June 2007 and is well maintained. It is a solid stone house built with local materials ranging from Makuti thatched roof to hardwood and natural stone floors. Only for the bathrooms and for electricity we have used imported tiles and fittings. The house is spacious and airy (total size 150 m2, 6 metres high ceilings. The furniture are made of Eucalyptus and Mninga wood. Some furniture are made of defunct boats. The house has a large terrace facing the ocean which offers shade throughout the whole day with seating for 16 persons. The house has 2 self-contained bedrooms, each one with a large bathroom. Each of the rooms has one 2x2 metre double bed plus a single bed. The two bedrooms are connecting to a living room and a kitchen separated by a bar. There is also a rear terrace, ideal for sundowners watching the sun set. The kitchen is fully equipped with 2 fridges, one freezer, gas/electric stove, plates and cooking utensils for serious cuisine for larger groups.

Watch our video with phantastic views from the air (drone camera)

More Details

Marie von Alvensleben
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2018

Why Marie von Alvensleben chose Pangani

Why Ushongo Tanzania?: Tanzania is a great alternative to the Southern coast of Kenya and Zanzibar: no mass tourism (no package tours, no big beach hotels), our beach house is in front row with direct access, no beach prostitution, no hawkers or other nuisance.

Unlike many beaches in Zanzibar Ushongo bay is a swimmers paradise. You and your children can swim in the sea the whole year. There are no dangerously high waves and there is no pollution.

Ideally you could combine your beach holiday with a safari in North Tanzania. We can establish contact to reliable companies offering good value for money. We speak English! On parle Francais!

What makes this villa unique

Just watch the video and visualize your dream holiday...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Pangani around the Tanga

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Essential house rules as (see Annex), such as fire precautions have to be respected. These rules are part of the contract
  • Die Hausordnung (s. Welcome Brochure, Annex) ist einzuhalten und Teil des Vertrags
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom in cottage - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Guest Cottage (sep. building) - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , double bed plus 1 single beds
  • Master Bedroom also has dressing room
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
One full-time maid, a gardener, who can be used for shopping and sightseeing and a nightwatchman are included in the price. For larger shopping trips for groceries there is a reliable taxi service at moderate price. We can provide Chef on special request. No LAN/WiFi, but Blackberry/iPhone work well No A/C needed becazse of sufficient ventilation in rooms with high ceilings. Fans are provided


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beach Villa on a 2 acre private property facing the Indian Ocean, scenic bay
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Really lovely location and adequate facilities.

  • 4 of 5

There was no power when we arrived and the generator was not working, but this was resolved two days in and the remainder of the holiday was sublime. The owner very kindly offered us a refund for the issues with the generator. All in all we had a good time.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in our house. Our prime objective is to make our guests happy, as holiday time is precious time. Looking forward to welcome you again in our house! KARIBUNI!
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Beautiful hideaway at the Indian Ocean

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the house, very much regretting having to leave.

The house itself with 2 spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and dressing each, open plan kitchen, built and decorated in the beautiful Swahili coast style is set approx. 30 metres from the beach in a nice garden ensuring absolute privacy. It has a lovely and huge veranda with a comfy sofa where you can take your meals or simply relax. With the house come a housemaid and gardener, both very friendly and helpful, who take care of everyday cleaning inside and outside the house so that you can fully enjoy your stay. The gardener was also helpful to buy vegetables and fresh fish for a barbecue in the garden. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need, there is even a small freezer, and house and garden are well maintained.

As Ushongo beach has only a very few lodges, convenient for eating out if you like or meeting people, it is very quiet and especially without the crowd of vendors or motorcycles passing you may find on Zanzibar beaches.

Communication with the owner was excellent and we faced no problems before or during our stay.

We can recommend the house without any reserve for those who are looking for a relaxing and easy going holiday on the beach in a beautiful environment.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your recommendation. Hoping to see you soon again. Karibuni sana!
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Fantastic beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

I can recommend this place without hesitation. Beautiful house right at the beach and it has everything that you could possibly need. All was clean and well taken care of, we did not experience any problems at all.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax in quiet paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house on a gorgeous stretch of beach, very peaceful and stress-free. Unlike Zanzibar or Mombasa, Ushongo has not been discovered by many tourists. You can walk along the beach for miles and see only a few local villagers and fishermen. The water is warm and clear, and most of the year is free from seaweed. It is perfect for swimming, body surfing, and sailing. The house itself is open and airy, more than comfortable, extremely clean and has every thing you would need. You may never want to stray from the lovely verandah, however, as it faces the beach and is well shaded by lovely palm and coconut trees. If you choose to have the cook/housekeeper stay with you, you will be in for a treat with great cooking and warm smile. This is a perfect get-away for families, honeymooners, and/or those seeking some quiet time in paradise. The owners will go out of their way to be sure you are happy and have everything you need there. There are all the major appliances you need to prepare all meals, etc. Wonder Swahili-style beds give the place a wonderful, exotic atmosphere.

There are a couple of other hotels within 10 and 30 minutes walk, if you want to go to a restaurant or bar. But the best part is there are no "hawkers" walking around trying to sell you something while you are relaxing on the beach or under the palm trees. I would highly recommend staying here for at least 2 weeks. You can come and go easily by plane, to/from Arusha, after a safari.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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sehr nettes haus mit super lage

  • 5 of 5

Nettes Personal und top location, der Strand sollte öfter mal vom Plastik gereinigt werden (betrifft aber die gesamte Region des Strandes). Zimmer nett eingerichtet und top Terrasse

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Herrlich ruhiger Strandurlaub ohne viel Tourismus

  • 5 of 5

Wir (Eltern plus vier Kinder) konnten zwei Wochen an diesem wunderbaren Ort verbringen. Es ist alles einfach, aber sehr geschmackvoll gehalten.

Die Haushaltshilfen waren alle sehr hilfsbereit und lieb. Der Gärtner zeigte uns, wie man Kokusnüsse erntet, die Haushaltshilfe machte unserer vierjährigen Tochter eine lokale Frisur mit vielen Perlen, etc.

Wer Partystimmung und mehrgängige Menüs erwartet, ist hier falsch. Bestes Wetter, einsamer Strand, viel Zeit zum Lesen, etc erwartet einen hier.

Auch muss man wissen, dass das Wasser direkt am Strand eher trüb ist. Allerdings kann man mit gemieteten Booten etwas herausfahren und sensationell toll schnorcheln.

Für Internet und das nachmittägliche Kindereis gingen wir in die benachbarte Clubanlage (circa 10 Zimmer). Dort gibt es auch einen Pool, den unsere Kinder liebten.

Die Kommunikation mit dem Vermieter war völlig entspannt und einfach. Unsere Fragen zu Haus, Land, Leuten etc. wurden mega schnell per WhatsApp beantwortet.

Kurzum: Für uns war es genau das richtige und wir fanden es wunderbar.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Airfield Pangani-Machado Coastal Air Tanzania
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
daily speed boat to Zanzibar
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
walk through the garden and jump into the ocean
Car: not necessary

Ushongo Bay is a tropical paradise with a sandy beach with safe swimming throughout the year. It is situated 15 km from the old Arab town of Pangani. Ushongo is touristically largely undeveloped (unlike neighbouring Mombasa, which is a mass tourism destination). There are no traffic noises, no souvenir shops, no hawkers, water scooters or other disturbances. Typically there are no more than 20-50 tourists in the Ushongo area (three bays, approx. 10 km). The usual movements to be seen are villagers on bicycles on the beach and traditional fishing boats crossing the bay. Swimming is possible year-round at high and low tide, ideal for children. Endless beach walks, snorkelling/diving in nearby marine park.

Ushongo has great potential for Windsurfing, Sailing, Kite-Surfing and Diving. There is a school/rental stations in walking distance. But since tourism has not developed yet there are very few water sport activists to be seen on the water.

Other Activities: motorboats, dhows, sailing boats & windsurfers can be rented nearby


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Pangani,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Special offer January
7 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
18 Mar 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Low Season II
28 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Spezialangebote (Ausnahme Weihnachten), Preise bis zu 4 Personen, bei mehr Personen 5 EUR/Tag für jeden zusätzlichen Gast (max 7 Personen)
Special Offers (except for christmas period): Prices are for max 4 guest (for each additional guest add 5 EUR per day
2 Wochen Aufenthalt: = 1550.- EUR (30% Rabatt ab der 2. Woche)
2 week stay = 1550.- EUR
3 Wochen Aufenthalt: = 1950.- EUR (50% Rabatt ab der 2. Woche)
3 weeks stay = 1950.-
1 Monat Aufenthalt: 2400.-EUR
1 month stay 2400.- EUR
Langzeitaufenthalt: 1500.- Euro ab dem zweiten Monat (nur ausserhalb der Schulferien)
Long term stay (only outside christmas and school holidays): from second months onwards: 1500.- EUR per month

eingeschlossen sind: Hausmädchen, Gärtner, Nachtwächter

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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