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Villa Maua

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  • Villa_Maua 1/47 Arrival from the beach
  • Villa_Maua 2/47 Arrival from the beach
  • Villa_Maua 3/47 Arrival from the beach
  • Villa_Maua 4/47 Garden
  • Villa_Maua 5/47 Swimming-pool
  • Villa_Maua 6/47 BBQ
  • Villa_Maua 7/47 ...
  • Villa_Maua 8/47 Verandah
  • Villa_Maua 9/47 Verandah
  • Villa_Maua 10/47 Living room
  • Villa_Maua 11/47 Living room
  • Villa_Maua 12/47 Kitchen
  • Villa_Maua 13/47 Kitchen
  • Villa_Maua 14/47 Kitchen
  • Villa_Maua 15/47 Twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Villa_Maua 16/47 Twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Villa_Maua 17/47 Twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Villa_Maua 18/47 Twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Villa_Maua 19/47 Twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Villa_Maua 20/47 The other twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Villa_Maua 21/47 The other twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Villa_Maua 22/47 The other twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Villa_Maua 23/47 The other twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Villa_Maua 24/47 The other twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Villa_Maua 25/47 The other twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Villa_Maua 26/47 Stairs to the first floor
  • Villa_Maua 27/47 ...
  • Villa_Maua 28/47 Double bedroom on the first floor
  • Villa_Maua 29/47 Double bedroom on the first floor
  • Villa_Maua 30/47 Double bedroom on the first floor
  • Villa_Maua 31/47 Double bedroom on the first floor
  • Villa_Maua 32/47 Double bedroom on the first floor
  • Villa_Maua 33/47 Entrance door to the second double bedroom on the first floor
  • Villa_Maua 34/47 The second double bedroom on the first floor
  • Villa_Maua 35/47 The bedroom balcony
  • Villa_Maua 36/47 View from the balcony
  • Villa_Maua 37/47 Bedroom
  • Villa_Maua 38/47 Bedroom
  • Villa_Maua 39/47 The second balcony
  • Villa_Maua 40/47 The bathroom
  • Villa_Maua 41/47 The bathroom
  • Villa_Maua 42/47 The bathroom
  • Villa_Maua 43/47 The bathroom
  • Villa_Maua 44/47 The third double bedroom accessible from outside
  • Villa_Maua 45/47 The third double bedroom accessible from outside
  • Villa_Maua 46/47 The third double bedroom accessible from outside
  • Villa_Maua 47/47 The third double bedroom accessible from outside

Villa Maua is a private house situated at Matemwe on the north-east coast of Zanzibar.

The house can be rented by families or friends. It offers privacy, pleasant spaces, a garden with swimming-pool and direct access to the beach. On the ground floor there is the living room, the kitchen and two twin bedrooms while on the first floor there are three double bedroom one of which, the barest, can only be accessed by an outdoor staircase. The house is rented as a whole along with chef and housekeeper. Every morning the cook is proposing a daily menu but you are welcome to ask for alternatives. The ideal number of occupants is 8 [10 considering the room with access from the outside].

Although it had touristically developed, this stretch of coast has managed to preserve a very authentic atmosphere. Likewise the rest of the east coast it is tidal but tides here are not so pronounced and even at low tide water never retreats completely. A 20 - 60 meters deep lagoon could also be reached walking for about 20 minutes [approx. 450 meters off shore] but we do not recommend going alone because of currents and high waves.
Conversely, during high tide most of the beach in front of the house gets submerged but you can still enjoy the private beach in the garden. Given the presence of sea-urchins it is safer to wear sea-shoes when swimming.

Diving and snorkeling can be arranged through Scuba Fishing the diving centre of Matemwe Lodge.

Villa Maua belongs to an NGO supporting the Women's Empowerment Projects in East Africa and particularly in the rural areas of Zanzibar and Pemba.

INDICATIVE RATES 2015 per week per house
FROM 01/01 TO 31/12 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE

Rates include: house, staff and breakfast.

Rates do not include: transfers between airport and lodge.

Half board supplement: € 200 per week per person

Rating:
Location: 8
Beach: 8
Staff: 8
Activities: 8
Architecture: 8
Food: 8
Cleanliness: 8
Value: 8