I absolutely enjoyed my experience at the villa. Mr. Issa was very attentive to my requests, his wife was warm and accomodating as well. My time was well spent. Total relaxation surrounded by beauty. Definitely worth the 20+ hour flight.
We stayed at Jass Villa in early July. The place is nice, and right on the beach. But what you cannot tell from the photos or other reviews is that the downstairs kitchen and living room and upstairs living room are completely open to the outside! The upstairs living room is completely open, and the stairs leading up to them are open, so there is no way to keep mosquitos out day or night from upstairs or downstairs. The only parts of the house that can be sealed off from the outside are the bedrooms and the bathrooms. If you need to go to the bathroom you basically have to walk outside. There weren't many mosquitos when we were there, but we were told that sometimes the mosquitos are bad (I presume that is during the rainy season). I wouldn't want to be there when the mosquitos were bad! What this place needs is to enclose the upper living room and stairway with screening or windows to keep the bugs out. Also note there is no way to completely secure the house. Anyone who gains access to the upper deck gains access to the entire house. It is possible to lock each bedroom door individually, and the beds do have mosquito netting, but who wants to be stuck in their room? Enclosing the upper living room would still leave the entire deck area outside for lounging in the sun, so I don't see the point in having the entire house open to the outside. We liked Jass Villa, but IMO it's completely open air design is not appropriate for a malaria zone.
This place was beautiful. My friends and I stayed here for 2 nights in February. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Issa and his brother Haji ( I hopes I spelled it correctly) made sure we were taken care of on our trip. The view from the upper deck was amazing, and the view at night left us speechless! Overall, I would stay here again. Thank You!
Jass Villa is situated right on the beach at Jambiani and is ideal for a relaxing family holiday. Four good sized bedrooms and a lovely deck on the upper floor overlooking the sea and cooled by the welcoming sea breeze. Issa the housekeeper was always on hand and willing to help with anything we asked of him.
Stayed there for a week and loved every aspect of it! It was clean, quiet and offered all the comforts we wanted. We used the chef for two meals a day and that made our holiday very special. He was very affordable and the food delicious!
Issa the property manager also looked after us well and even arranged all our excursions for us much cheaper than people from outside.
Our group of 6 was traveling through Tanzania and, after Moshi and Safari in National parks, we found our way to Jass Villa in Zanzibar. The place was not luxurious but it was the most hospitable ! It is also right on the Indian Ocean beach ! Issa, Hasan, and Mubarak were amazing and took a great care of us ! Issa was great at organizing things and coordinating different requests. He helped to organize tours around Zanzibar. He was very attentive ! Hasan was a great driver and picked us up from the airport and took us to the Rick restaurant. Mubarak was our cook for few days and his food was out of this world ! I still remember the taste of his beef samosas with coconut chutney he made for us ! Overall great management group and great communications. We would totally recommend this place to future travelers! Note: buy beer and water from them because store was more expensive.
P. S. We also went to the Rock for dinner so look for my review about it.
Jass Villa in Jambiani was perfect for us. Simple and understated, just beautiful!
The villa is right on the beach in quite a secluded area, there are no hotels around, just a few bungalows and cafes along the beach which was great. It almost felt as though we had the beach to ourselves. I don't think you could get much closer to the sea! We went sailing on dhows, swimming with dolphins and bought fresh fish too cook right off the beach, everything about this place was wonderful! There are two beach cafes on either side of the Villa, so if you do not feel like cooking you can order delicious vegetable pakoras, or fresh coconut water from next door too!
I highly recommend Jass Villa for an incredibly relaxing beach holiday!
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