OceanView Villa and Bungalows
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 10
Description from the owner
Have your own slice of paradise at this spacious and exotic, private villa. Set in a lush tropical garden overlooking the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the natural splendor of the magnificent beach and the exhilarating architectural interior of the villa.
Capacity 8-10 people
Total floor size of 400 sq. m. /4,000 sq. ft.
4 bedrooms & 2 baths
The OceanView Villa is a private villa for rent suitable for family vacationers, family reunions, small groups of friends, and couples seeking privacy and tranquility. The rooms are designed and decorated to capture the local Swahili style of Zanzibar and blend flawlessly with the environme...Read more
OceanView Villa and Bungalows
Kiwengwa, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
Additional Location Information
The villa is located near the village of Pwani Mchangani.
Within walking distance on the beach there are many hotels, restaurants and bars.
Available transportation to Stone Town is by car service (50 min) or public transport Dala-dala.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Tropical
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 01, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekend Night||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Jul 23, 2012 - Mar 31, 2013 |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Aug 04, 2012 - Aug 04, 2013 |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates ||$75||$450|
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Price may vary according to number of guests.
Holidays: 5-7 days minimum stay
Holiday rates higher
Rates include continental breakfast and housekeeping service
Deposit is required for confirmed reservations
Currency accepted: US dollar & Euros
Payment method: Western Union, Bank transfer, PayPal
- Paper Towels Provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Security System
- Towels Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Private Chef
- Local Guides/Maps
- 24 Hour On Call Maintenance
- Linens Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Ocean Views [?]
- Private Beach
- Water Views
- Gas Stove
- Charcoal Grill
- Music Library
- Stereo System
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Beach Towels
- Beach Chairs
- Pet friendly - Yes
- Smoking allowed - Yes
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
- 4000 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
Monmouth Junction NJ
Heavenly quiet, hidden gem!
OceanView Villa is Pwani Mchangani's hidden gem!
My family and I had the most relaxing stay at this beautiful villa.
We couldn't dream for more! Lounging under the shade of the beach umbrellas and the coconut trees with cold drinks by our sides and taking-in the awesome view of the Indian Ocean was just breathtaking!
Rooms were great, clean and perfect service!
Each evening we enjoyed delicious Swahili meals prepared by Futari and served on the verandah facing the ocean.
We are definitely coming back
Excellent for vacation, wonderful staff, and lovely beach
We stayed in this beautiful bungalow, right on the beach and had a great time! The accommodation was spotless and the staff was so friendly and accommodating, we felt so well taken care of and spoiled to the bones.
We enjoyed the lovely beach and the tranquility of the surroundings. Great for relaxation! We loved lounging under the cool shades of the makuti beach umbrellas, and most of all the privacy. Swimming in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean was a delight.
We certainly intend to go back!
3 wonderfull weeks
After a return with some obstacles we safely arrived back in Belgium.
We had a fantastic three weeks in Zanzibar that we will not forget soon thanks to the stay at the Ocean view Villa.
On this way we want once again emphasize how good Futari and her team have contributed to this exceptional 3 weeks.
The farewell was very difficult for us to take from people we love and who have done everything to help us those 3 wonderful weeks.
Futari spoiled us with her cooking, her jokes, the maintenance of the rooms and the table which they decorated with flowers for our dinner.
She gave every day all of her.
It is incomprehensible for us that someone gives bad critique about Ocean view villa.
Some people will never be satisfied and they would better stay home instead of destroying someone's reputation.
For us it was the 2nd time we made use of Ocean view villa, we would never come back if the first time was not good.
The first time wen I was in Zanzibar, was in November 2009 and I was invited by the Gen.manager of Waikiki, Roekia, the former girlfriend of my friend Raphael.
She died there in august 2010.
We also know Ingrid very good, better known as "mama Jua" who has a house a little further than your place and we can us it for free if we want.
But my wife and I we still prefer staying at Ocean view villa.
If we once return to Zanzibar, we will definitely stay in Ocean view villa.
The quietness and the location is very important for us.
I like big game fishing and was many times fishing there and with success as you can see on the pictures.
While my wife was quietly enjoying a good book surrounded by manicured garden of the villa with Rambo as her personal bodyguard.
What could be better than to eat your own cached fresh fish, prepared with love by Futari and her team?
What is nicer than to swim in the Indian Ocean at 7am just only 20 meters away? We will never stay in an impersonal all in hotel
Nous avons passées de très bonnes vacances à Zanzibar et Ocean view villa. Le village est tranquille et typique, la plage privée est très belle et propre, le jardin également. Tout le personnel est charmant et accueillant.
Un gros bémol toutefois, que nous n'avions pas compris avant d'y être, il faut payer 30 USD par jours en plus de la location si l'on veut se servir de la cuisine...On est pas seul dans la maison, il y a du personnel qui passe régulièrement, les enfants ne sont pas les bienvenus dans la cuisine...On se sent presque obligé de commander à manger et ça coûte bien plus cher que de se faire à manger sois même...On ne se sent pas complètement libre...
Nous sommes passés outre ce petit imprévu et nous avons passé de super vacances quand même.
The villa was so homely and comfortable, incredibly clean and tasteful. Futari and the staff was very welcoming and really made our stay special. The surrounding beach was beautiful and very quiet. We all loved our week here, thank you very much!
New York Travelers
Amazing stay in Zanzibar!
We loved our stay at OceanView Villa. The staff were so caring and friendly. Futari was like a second mother to us the entire stay and we will definitely miss her and the others. If we ever come back to Zanzibar we would stay here again for sure!
Response from Lilia & Alex - 07/01/2012
We truly appreciate your wonderful review and we are so happy to hear that our staff treated you with lots of attention and care. Futari loved you staying there and is still missing you. You are always welcome!
An amazing place
The house is located in Pwani Mchanngani, a small town at east coast of Zanzibar. If you like calm, quiet and relaxed places, you shoud go to Ocean View Villa.
The beach, that was cleaned every morning for us, is so beautiful, and the people who work there so friendly and helpful.
They have a nice dog, Rambo, who likes people and looks for friends.
The house was always clean and the food was delicious and ready always on time.
We really liked our stay at Ocean View Villa.
Response from Lilia & Alex - 06/08/2012
We are out of words to express our gratitude to you for writing a review that is quintessential to OceanView Villa property, environment and our kindly staff; and our dog Rambo who loves a kind mzungo.
Our true appreciation and best wishes to you and your family
Arriving at this fantastic villa and gorgeous garden took us by surprise.
The OceanView Villa is an absolutely fabulous place to stay in Zanzibar. It's located right on the beach, surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden.
Beyond our expectations, the beach was spectacular and immaculately clean.
We really liked the privacy of the beach in front of the villa. There, under the thatched umbrellas, relaxing on the beach beds, we were afforded total privacy and relaxation, undisturbed by anyone. The views from our bedroom and the ocean front veranda were stunning!
Another pleasant surprise was how pampered we were by Futari and the rest of the staff.
The food at the Villa is fresh, delicious and low in price, compare to other places around. The coconut rice and spicy rice were out of this world and all the other Swahili dishes on the menu.
If you have your laptop/notebook with you, Futari has the USB Internet stick for you to connect to Internet for a very low user fee. We enjoyed our WiFi connection all through- out our stay.
Finally, thanks for making our vacation so very special and unforgettable.
Karen and family
Sophie & Derek
Starting 4th Feb 2011.
Our stay has been exactly what we wanted.
-The whole place to ourselves.
-Lots of safe swimming.
-Quiet and sandy beach.
-A night sky to die for.
-Really good weather.
-6am every morning out of the gate onto the beach to watch the sun rise.
-Long walks and short runs.
-Good food with lots of fish.
-Good service and helpful staff.
We did a few trips and were impressed by the Spice farm, Stone town, and the coral reef snorkling.
All trips including airport transfers were well organised.
We would recommend it to anyone.
a villa on the beach
We really enjoyed our stay here. Everything was well organised from start to finish, with pick ups from the ferry and help with booking diving trips etc. Futari runs the villa extremely efficiently and we really enjoyed getting to know her and the staff of the villa who were all very kind and helpful and did their jobs really well. Don't bother with eating out when you stay here. Futari's food is better and cheaper than anywhere else. We were there at the hottest time of the year and a stand up fan in each of the bedrooms would have helped to get a cool draft on the beds. The ceiling fans are not strong enough for this. We though the price was fair for the facilities and it is really right on the beach, just like in the photos.
Hendrik & Friends
Roodepoort, Johannesburg, South Africa
We booked with Lillia through the internet. Very helpfull. The Villa is very spacious and right on the beach. The employees were very helpfull in getting us around the Island and various other excursions by telling us where to go, how to get there and what to do. The house and beach were always spotless. We walked long distances on the beach with no worries. Sitting outside the Villa on the beach "as if it belongs to you" was stunning! Most amaizing sunrises.
Response from Lilia & Alex - 09/14/2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay in OceanView Villa.
We truly appreciate it and we are so happy you have enjoyed the villa and the service.
Our best wishes
Lilia & Alex
Magnifica vacanza, da consigliare a tutti
Salve, siamo stati a Ocean view Villa a Zanzibar per una decina di giorni nel mese di luglio.
Il posto è magnifico, la cucina ottima, i proprietari bravissimi, la casa veramente accogliente e il prezzo è ottimo.
Più di questo non saprei, abbiamo passato delle ottime vacaze tra mare, spiaggia , pesce appena pescato (in varie salse: alla griglia, masala, curry, coconut ) riso speziato e altre varie prelibatezze (Futari è un eccellente cuoca che apprezza anche i consigli e fa quello che gli si chiede), turisti in zona pochissimi a meno che non si cammini per un pò in direzione sud verso i villaggi italiani, letteralmente appena girato l'angolo si cambia mondo!!
Possibilità di varie gite tra cui lo snorkeling che consiglio vivamente. Anche le scimmiette sono carine...Buone vacanze a tutti e se scegliete questo posto non rimarrete delusi!
Response from Lilia & Alex - 09/02/2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Your description of the place and the food is very characteristic. We wish Futari could read it.
With deep appreciation
Lilia, Futari & Alex
Nick and Shama
Fantastic fun in the sun!
We spent a wonderful week in this perfect holiday villa.
The villa was in a quiet village, away from the touristy resorts. We had the beach on our doorstep and to ourselves.
The villa is within 45mins drive of Stone Town. We travelled to places all over the island. A car is really useful. We used www.zanzibarcarhire.com and had no problems. We recommend taking an International License as we were stopped a few times when driving around the island
The villa is fantastic, very spacious and authentic with 2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms and a large lounge to go with the dining room and kitchen area. We had dinner every night out on the decking looking out over the beach, under the stars.
Futari's cooking was amazing, with lots of choice. We were able to experience some great local dishes.
Futari recommended a local guide, Ali, who took us out on many trips including snorkelling on the reefs, swimming with the dolphins, Jozari Forest to see the monkeys and a visit to the Spice Plantations, all for reasonable prices which included boat hire and equipment.
A big thank you to all the staff at the villa, who looked after us - Futari, Vicki and the boys. And we are all missing Rambo!
It was a great place to spend a week relaxing in the sun.
Response from Lilia & Alex - 03/26/2010
Dear Nick & Shama
Our many thanks for the lovely review you wrote on the OceanView Villa and the staff.
We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. We also miss Rambo tremendously.
Lilia & Alex
serres yolande montauban france
Après Nairobi,un petit avion ...petit aéroport, dehors la foule,nous sommes heureux d'ètre là, mais un peu perdus...Une adorable petite femme du pays , Futary , nous prends en charge.Nous nous retrouvons assis dans un 4\4 , la route puis la piste,des villages ,des avenues de baobas gigantesques, des cocotiers et devant nous l'ocean indien , splendide !!!!! La terre est rouge , le sable blanc.....Futary parle,rigole de bon coeur,et nous lance des "hé , hé " Nous arrétons devant une maison africaine magnifique,un toit incroyable,des murs blancs un jardin tout autour , des vérandas face à l'ocean qui est de toutes les nuances du bleu au vert ,au blanc...Un chien,Rambo nous accueille, puis des gens souriants viennent à notre descente du véhicule: le gardien,le jardinier, la cuisinière, la dame qui fait le ménage, et la lessive, le chauffeur, et si vous avez de la chance comme nous Lili et Alex (si ils sont la).Ils nous installent dans leur maison profondément africaine, avec une décoration et, un aménagement raffiné, une chambre spacieuse, un lit incroyable. Devant , l'ocan ,la barrière de corail tout au loin,de magestueux cocotiers,le village autour, la vie des gens ,la pèche ,les bateaux,le travail de la culture des algues( de véritables jardins à marée basse).On peut imaginer , et Futary organise pour nous (pèche, plongée , voir les tortues, des singes découvrir la végétation). Nous avons adoré ces gens ,ce paysage, cet endroit.J'ai pleuré à notre départ,en prenant dans mes bras Futary ,Lili,Alex,Hour....les gens du village qui venaient faire mes tresses, parler, rire, danser le soir avec nous....un endroit unique . yolande France
very friendly staff and generous property. We liked staying there a lot and getting spoiled by the great kitchen. Only thing was that swimming at the beach was most of the time not inviting enough - big tides and lots of seaweed.
Great hospitality and food in an amazing location at an extremely fair price. Futari is the best, definitely enjoy her cooking!