Indian Ocean House


Entire bungalow hosted by Gail

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the bungalow to yourself.
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Self check-in
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A secluded, quiet and comfortable beach cottage directly on the powder soft, palm fringed beach of Matemwe. Private pool, BBQ and well equipped kitchen for self-catering. Within easy distance from restaurants and small beach lodges. Owners close by to offer any assistance you need with purchasing supplies, organising tours and interesting insights to island life.

The space
Right on one of the most beautiful beaches with your own pool and huge garden leading directly onto the beach. Great outdoor area for reading, relaxing, swimming and dinning al fresco. Great space for children to play. As the house is set back fromt he beach you enjoy total privacy.

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Ocean view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 104 reviews


Where you’ll be

Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

We are biased but the best on the island! It is so beautiful, quiet and unspoilt. There are a few places to eat and drink close by and the beach is long so you can cycle or walk to many places!

Hosted by Gail

  1. Joined in June 2014
  • 104 Reviews
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Gary and I are an Aussie/ South African couple. We have lived in Zanzibar for 21 years and are both involved in the leisure and hospitality industry. You can pick our brains on anything to do with Zanzibar (we know all sorts of interesting things for you to do!) and we are both mad on safaris so can help you there too. We are on hand if you want a chat or a meal together but we are also perfectly content to respect your privacy and down time. We adore our pets and hope you like them too, if you don't we can keep them away. We are beautifully helped by Adanan, Mariam and Irean who will keep the house looking lovely and clean. Come prepared for lazy days in the water and the sun. And of course we can help you book your diving and snorkelling too. We are movie and TV addicts but have very different tastes in books to each other. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the most beautiful and quiet part of Zanzibar (not that we are biased or anything)
Gary and I are an Aussie/ South African couple. We have lived in Zanzibar for 21 years and are both involved in the leisure and hospitality industry. You can pick our brains on any…


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During your stay

It is really up to you as little or as much as you want. You are welcome to join us for a drink or a meal if they want to hear about life on Zanzibar if you wish or we can just be there to say hi and bye and anything in-between!

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water

Cancellation policy