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ZI BEACH COTTAGE - New beach cottage ideal for honeymooners or small families.

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Honeymoon Cottage - Ideal for Couples or small Family.
ZI BEACH COTTAGE
ZI BEACH COTTAGE DECK AND POOL

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
Zi Beach Cottage is a new beach house ideally suited for Honeymooners, Couples or small families.The cottage consists of one huge room incorporating lounge, bar, inside dining table , tv, and King size bed. Room exits onto the pool deck overlooking the ocean and the beach only meters away. The second bedroom on suite is separated and has its own door and exits into the entrance hall or directly outside.. There is also a small Kitchenette with fridge, stove and sink . The cottage is fully serviced and rental includes breakfast, dinner plus all teas and coffees.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bedrooms
2 Queens
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Allan F
Hosting since December 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 70%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsGuests will be met on arrival and walked through the house and how everything works but staff are always on hand and accessible if you need any assistance .An stocked honour Bar is available where guests help themselves and settle with management on departure. A corkage fee will be charged for own drinks brought onto the property .

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Reviews (10)
fujiama
fujiama
51 contributions
Such a disappointment
This is a review I didn’t want to write, however having given the Senior Management 2 months to respond, apologise or offer some sort of gesture of goodwill for ruining our last 3 days of our holiday, I feel compelled to, at the risk of someone else experiencing the same disappointment. I’m a professional Airbnb host, I am open minded and appreciate things can go wrong, however as a host it’s important to deal with issues promptly & correctly. On arrival, the cottage looked amazing, we were looking forward to 3 days of privacy and relaxation. We noticed on the first night the hot water wasn’t working, we mentioned it to the maid, she seemed to think it wasn’t switched on, so proceeded to switch on. Unfortunately the next morning there still was no hot water, the water in the taps was exceptionally salty and left a layer of salt on your skin causing irritation and burning. Maintenance were called to the villa, both bathrooms were then worked on, resulting in orange rust everywhere in each bathroom, including our toiletries , toothbrushes etc that were by the sinks, this went on all day, we actually had to email to ask for the bathrooms to be cleaned up. There were workmen in & out of the Villa, there was absolutely no peace and definitely no privacy. We were told by early evening there was hot water, unfortunately there wasn’t, we held off until we left the next day to advise them that the hot water still wasn’t working, as we did not want another day of disturbance by maintenance men. We regularly emailed management advising them of the situation. Their lack of response and action was not satisfactory.
Visited January 2023
Written March 25, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adam C
Adam C
1 contribution
Great location, amazing villa
Just returned from a 6 day stay at the Zi Villa Beach Cottage and had a fantastic time! The villa itself is incredible and the location unbeatable. Right on the beach, and incredible views for miles. The property staff are great - and saw to our every need. Bonus is a dip pool on the deck, where you can relax with a beer and a book, and enjoy the incredible sunsets. Overall a fantastic experience.
Visited October 2022
Written November 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris_and_Jas
Chris_and_Jas
112 contributions
Wonderful stay
We have just returned from Zi Cottage and couldn't be happier. Tasty food around the clock, super friendly staff, lovely villa with private pool and a view to die for. Hassan and Said managed our stay and the day trips in a very professional manner. And Vaileth is the best waiter/host you could possibly think of. There's a bunch of friendly cats on the premises that add to the charme and peacefulness of the place. Can't wait to return next year.
Visited August 2021
Written September 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
foggs2015
foggs2015
Hi Chris Apologies for delayed response but what a pleasure to read your review We will pass on your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in the new year Kind regards Allan
Written December 20, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Roam57027019035
Roam57027019035
2 contributions
Séjour Idylique
Paysage de carte postale, une maison spacieuse, agréable et très bien agencée. Personnel sympathique et attentif aux moindres demandes. Nourriture variée, copieuse et de très bonne qualité. Nous avons hâte d'y revenir
Visited February 2020
Written February 28, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
foggs2015
foggs2015
So glad you enjoyed your previous stay and hope we will be able to welcome you back in the coming year Kind regards Allan
Written August 2, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mirissa2007
Mirissa2007
Ingolstadt, Germany19 contributions
Wunderbarer Aufenthalt
Wir waren 9 Tage in dieser wunderbaren Villa und hatten einen traumhaften entspannten Aufenthalt. Das Haus ist mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet, das Personal ist unglaublich aufmerksam - das Haus ermöglicht größtmögliche Privatsfähre. Die Preise für die Getränke sind mehr als fäir
Visited February 2020
Written February 23, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
foggs2015
foggs2015
Hope to see you back in 2021 or 2022 Kind regards Allan
Written August 2, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sunshine39924641158
Sunshine39924641158
1 contribution
Interesting Place
My Wife and Mom spent 7 days at the Cottage in October 2019, we had some highs and oh yes we had some very low moments, lets start with the highs, Firstly it is a fantastic location, right on the beach with a short little walk down the stairs and you are on the white soft sand on the beach, it is very relaxing on the verander were one can total relax and chill out look far out too the crystal blue ocean, the pool is always clean and refreshing and I spent hours knocking back a few ice cold beers in the pool from the bar(it works on a honesty basis and always topped up with cold drinks and beer oh and ice cold water) a beer 500ml was only 3 dollars and a cold drink 2 dollars not bad considering it is readily available. The mosquito nets over the beds were a welcome as with and tropical island they are in abundance,there is plenty of food breakfast, lunch and dinner served at your selected time of course. The cottage is very well build open plan and very airy the aircons and fans worked realy well to keep us cool as it is very hot there. Of course there are low points, and I need to point out that we are from South Africa where our rand at the stage was worth around 14.70 to a dollar, here is what You need to know a snorkeling trip just up the way to Nmemba island is 25 dollars per person don't get me wrong it is stunning out there but then you are sharing that experience with at least 12 other boats at a time so it gets very bussy and not pleasant, now You are most probably saying well why not snorkel at the wonderful water at the cottage, well surprise surprise the water is just filled with sea orchands and mean a lot of them so yes You need to wear booties but even then I battled as I was nervious of the spikes going right through them, yes the beach is lovely with white sand but then there is the problem of sea weed washing up on this lovely beach when the tied comes in, problem being with the sun the sea weed starts smelling, there is alot of unemployment in Zanzibar and this is just a sudjestion to the owner why not employ a few of them to rack the sea weed up then you will have a top class beach to walk on as for the sea orchands I have no idea what one could do with them. Taking a trip to Stone town will cost You 90 dollars to rent the Vehicle for the day with a driver, as for the roads and yes they are working on them but it was rough and if I could mention why don't You have a cooler box with some ice cold drinks when You collect Your guests,. Now for the pool and what astunning pool BUT why so deep... such a nice size pool one sould be able to walk around in it and lean up against the side of it and look out too the sea now one has to hang on the edge of the pool. Well now the food, yes there is alot of it but to our tast buds it was plain and dull, maybe diffrent to You. Overall am I glad we went YES it is a nice experience, would I go again NO. I would still go to a resort on a fully inclusive basis......
Visited October 2019
Written January 7, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
foggs2015
foggs2015
Sorry to read that you where disappointed but glad to say that urchins have largely been removed and pool now has a ledge where one can stand in the pool and enjoy the view of the passing dhows and the changing tides Menus have also been adapted and food generally recieved great ratings from guests throughout the last year Kind regards Allan
Written August 2, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Voyager815888
Voyager815888
3 contributions
Holiday in Paradise
We had the most amazing holiday at Zi Beach Cottage - everything was perfect, even the weather gods were on our side. This was definitely one of our best holidays and will always be remembered. The cottage was just perfect for us (family of three), it was spacious and comfortably furnished with absolutely everything we needed. The 'big' room is really big despite the king-size bed, and the different areas (sleeping, dining, lounge and bar) are well-defined. We appreciated the furnishings and artworks. The two bathrooms are great with plenty of hot-water in the showers. We loved the deck with sun-loungers, a deep pool and perfect sea-views and spent most of our time out there. The food was amazing (and there was no chance that we would go hungry). We enjoyed every meal and the chefs are to be complemented. Our dietary needs were accommodated and we really appreciated the effort to fulfill our request for local food. We looked forward to every meal with anticipation. The staff are fantastic and provided completely professional service and care that one only expects in an exclusive five-star resort. Special mention must be made of Maryam who looked after our every need (from ensuring the fridge was always full of drinks, to making cocktails, and ensuring there was ice available every day for drinks) and Seif who checked on us frequently and went out of his way to make sure we had an enjoyable stay. It was such a surprise to realise the cottage was cleaned and serviced everyday (including the cleaning and topping-up of the pool). We also appreciated the fresh flowers that were brought every morning. At high tide beach swimming was perfect and we loved exploring the reef and rocks at low tide (it would be necessary to take sea shoes for this) and taking walks to the next beach. We also loved getting a view of local fishing life with the boats coming and going and fisherman sorting and mending their nets on the beach. The staff are able to arrange and book excursions to any part of the island. We went snorkeling at Mnemba and to listen to music at a local venue one evening. Our only mistake was not staying long enough! Hopefully one day we will be able to return. Thank you to everyone who made our holiday so perfect!
Visited January 2019
Written January 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
foggs2015
foggs2015
Thank you for the comprehensive detailed account of your experience at ZiBeach Cottage- we really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back in the future Kind regards Allan
Written January 23, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TimeshareQueen
TimeshareQueen
Virginia Beach, VA38 contributions
Amazing Beach Front Home with Delicious Meals Included
Our stay at Zi Cottage was outstanding and so relaxing. The Cottage is lovely - so unique in design but with all the amenities of a upscale resort. Loved our time on the covered huge beach front deck - with our own pool. Kudos to the owner and the architect for designing such a fabulous beach retreat. The food was absolutely delicious and we loved that our request for some local cuisine was honored - we had some yummy dishes. Shukran was such a nice young lady and made sure that all our desires were fulfilled- such a delight! George and Seif were equally attentive to all our needs and always checked on us daily. Such a surprise, but a very nice touch to have a fresh bouquet of tropical flowers every morning. Kudos to all the staff at Zi Cottage for one of the best beach vacation our family have had the privilege to enjoy around the world. The only glitch was that we had to wait about 20 min at the airport for Seif, the house manager, to pick us up. Apparently there was a last minute problem with the typical transfer driver from the Cottage. I must admit that I was really stressed during this time as I did not have a local phone number for the Cottage or an address. I have suggested to the owner that Seif’s mobile phone number be provided to clients prior to arrival -which I hope that they will provide on the rental confirmation in the future. Nevertheless, the wonderful accommodations have more than offset my 20 min of stress and uncertainty.
Visited November 2018
Written November 27, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
foggs2015
foggs2015
Hi Joyce Thrilled to read of your positive experience at Zi Beach and will pass on your kind words to all . Apologies for the stress you experienced at the airport and we will ensure all future guests are provided with contact numbers in case there are any delays in the future We look forward to welcoming you back in the future Kind regards Allan
Written November 29, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eliza
Eliza
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
Perfect Family Holiday
We had an amazing time! The accommodation was perfect, much larger than the photos give it credit for. The food was so fresh, beautifully presented and my young kids loved it! We spent mornings out on the boat snorkelling, long afternoons in the pool which has the best view and dusk on the beach with the local kids playing football. The host and hostess George and Shukran are lovely people who are are fantastic at their job. George walked with us to the local village school so we could donate and Shurkan accompanied us on the boat. We love to travel so we don’t usually go to the same place twice, but we had such an amazing time we are seriously contemplating it!!! Thank you
Visited April 2018
Written April 26, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
foggs2015
foggs2015
So pleased to hear that your expectations where exceeded and look forward to welcoming you back. I will pass on your kind words to the staff who always go the extra mile Kind regards Allan
Written April 30, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Matthias L
Matthias L
3 contributions
Prima Unterkunft!
Es ist ein eigenständiges Haus auf einer Anlage mit einem zweiten, größeren Haus. Beide haben sie eigene Pools und nettes Personal, welches die Gäste versorgt und sich kümmert. So kann sich sehr gut erholen und abschalten. Die Alleinlage ist toll, der Zugang zum Strand kurz. Es ist schlicht gesagt Traumhaft dort!
Visited February 2018
Written February 26, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
foggs2015
foggs2015
Thank you for taking the time to respond to Trip Advisor about your recent holiday at Zi Beach. We are thrilled that it met with your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.. Kind Regards Allan.
Written February 27, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Secure parking available

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About the neighborhood
The villa is located directly on the beach and offers guests the opportunity for snorkelling, diving and fishing on the Mnemba Island Atoll which boasts the best snorkelling/diving on the East African Coast. The management at the villa can assist you with bookings for these activities on arrival and also brief you on other island touring activities.
Getting around
There is a minibus and driver available for hire for guests wishing to explore Stonetowns history, the curio shops and restaurants or the spice farms or the beaches and restaurants in the North. Other options are the turtles in the north or swimming with Dolphins in the South.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
We offer airport transfers or pickup at the Harbour for guests at a cost of GB Pounds 70 for the minibus which can accommodate 10 guests. The transfer takes about 50 minutes and it is an interesting, scenic drive. for those doing there own transfers the villa is located in the district of Matemwe on the North East Coast and alongside Matemwe Bungalows' on the one side and Kasha Boutique Hotel on the other side.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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