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Water's edge living-Private serviced villa,5Bedr, Pool, Kite Beach (Sleeps 12)

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Fenced off, private beach in front, villa sleeps 12
Fabulous sandy white beaches, miles of ocean views. Private beach, pool. 5bed/5bath, Chef, wifi.
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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
7 nights minimum
Villa
Barefoot & Beachfront Holiday Home on the sandy shores Zanzibar. Direct Beach Access, Private Beach, Cocktail pool with ocean View. Relaxed Beach setting,Great Kite Beach near Paje, Surf Tours nearby. Taxi Service, Tours and Excursions. Enjoy Fresh Seafood, BBQ in garden. Island life doesn’t get any better than this. This private beach Villa is all about location! Affordable holidays on the beach with the Indian Ocean on your doorstep. Wake up to the sound of the waves and watch fishermen throw their nets.. just like they did hundreds of years ago.. Enjoy the services of a private Chef and experienced service team to ensure your stay is exceptional. The lovely private Villa features contemporary Zanzibar Architecture, built on two levels with uninterrupted sea views and set on a great...Barefoot & Beachfront Holiday Home on the sandy shores Zanzibar. Direct Beach Access, Private Beach, Cocktail pool with ocean View. Relaxed Beach setting,Great Kite Beach near Paje, Surf Tours nearby. Taxi Service, Tours and Excursions. Enjoy Fresh Seafood, BBQ in garden. Island life doesn’t get any better than this. This private beach Villa is all about location! Affordable holidays on the beach with the Indian Ocean on your doorstep. Wake up to the sound of the waves and watch fishermen throw their nets.. just like they did hundreds of years ago.. Enjoy the services of a private Chef and experienced service team to ensure your stay is exceptional. The lovely private Villa features contemporary Zanzibar Architecture, built on two levels with uninterrupted sea views and set on a great stretch of the East Coast. Paje offers Lagoon like waters and only 40 minutes from the airport. Featuring Five Master Suites furnished with King Size Canopy beds, handcrafted, finished with quality three door mosquito nets, each with private en suite bathroom. On the upper level, the Villa features 3 Master Suites on the with a large covered to witness African sunrises and magical sea views. On the lower level, the Villa offers 2 Master Suites, a modern open plan well equipped Kitchen, a beautiful Breakfast bar, Lounge with 2 large Cushioned Baraza couches. The lounge area open directly to the dining terrace, steps from the spa and ocean. Three out of 5 bedrooms have a direct sea view! Chef serves dinner outdoors on the Thatched terrace or in the BBQ courtyard area. Fresh Seafood dishes like Coconut crusted Fish, Crab and Avocado Platters to name a few Catering for all tastes, Chef has a wide range of skills and will provide a daily menu to choose your meals from! Children's meals feature Pancakes, Pizza, Burgers, Pasta, Toasties, Fish fingers - all home made of course! Bring the children or round up your friends - this Villa sleeps 12 comfortably. Perfect for that family holiday. Only 40 minutes from the Airport, a great location for exploring Zanzibar island.  Close to shops, cafes and bars or walk down the beach for a pizza! *Treat yourself to a magical holiday and enjoy the Services of a Private Chef, daily Housekeeper. *Rates exclude: Meals, Airport Transfers, Pre arrival shopping or Starter pack, Cleaning Fee $200 once off per reservation, Tours, Excursions. *Rates include: exclusive rental,Linens/Towels, Beach Towels,Housekeeper, WiFi, Night watchman, Taxi service available. Payment: EFT, Credit Card 4% + feesMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
5 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Anne U
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:83%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2010
Interaction with guests
No staff live on site.
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

This villa is situated on a lovely white beach - so, the location is perfect for a relaxing vacation - have to mention that if you want to stay 7 nights, you'll have to do some strolling or jogging up and down the open beach...More

Date of stay: September 2017
3  Thank Ilze P
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

What a memorable experience, the best holiday ever! Just loved the service, the trip to Mnemba and the gracious staff..nothing is ever to much to ask. I still can't believe I traveled to Africa with my gluten intolerance and Chef did such a great job...More

Date of stay: September 2016
2  Thank mimib911
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Reviewed April 7, 2016

We have just returned from a week at Saffron Beach Villa with out 4 young children. The villa was rustic, traditional, untouched, peaceful and a superb location. The week became a few days of forced relaxation for us and the kids enjoyed the amazing beach...More

Date of stay: April 2016
3  Thank sel22018
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Michelle K, VR Owner at Water's edge living-Private serviced villa,5Bedr, Pool, Kite Beach (Sleeps 12), responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2016

Lovely to have you and your fabulous family stay, we loved the sound of the kids playing, the laughter and fun on the beach!! Do come and visit us again, Dubai is just a hop away now!!! We're also very glad the lost luggage was...More

Reviewed March 31, 2016

What a great place to park of and relax. Such lovely setting very nice people always willing to help. Manager Michelle and Matt who was flexible and willing to adapt to all our needs, and made sure that everything was made comfortable for us it...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Ernest H
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Michelle K, VR Owner at Water's edge living-Private serviced villa,5Bedr, Pool, Kite Beach (Sleeps 12), responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2016

How wonderful to meet you both, we are looking forward to hosting you in December!!! Please come and see us again soon!

Reviewed March 31, 2016

Super flexible and adaptable hosts, we were 4 personal trainers working at a nearby resort for 3 weeks. Days were long and we could always rely on Michelle and Matt to organise any last minute requirements, pick up supplies for us and they had excellent...More

Date of stay: March 2016
1  Thank 12julianc
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Michelle K, VR Owner at Water's edge living-Private serviced villa,5Bedr, Pool, Kite Beach (Sleeps 12), responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2016

It was fabulous to have you and the group stay, we can't wait to to have your stay again.....and hopefully spend more time with us!!!! Karibuni

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Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great hospitality, relaxed vibes. Amazing house with lovely personal. The beach villa is across a really nice rastafari resort with a great kitchen but nothing can beat the seaplather of the chef from Crazy Mazunga. We were Totally relaxed and the seaview from the house...More

Date of stay: January 2016
1  Thank Hoopvol
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Michelle K, VR Owner at Water's edge living-Private serviced villa,5Bedr, Pool, Kite Beach (Sleeps 12), responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2016

Thank you Britt & Manuel, it was so much fun hosting you! We're so glad you enjoyed Saffron Beach Villa and that great view! Thank you for ordering the Seafood platter, it is truly magnificent and Chef Abedi's pride!! Please do post your photos! You...More

Reviewed October 12, 2015

Chef was great, food was great, villa comfortable. Full service. Personnel wonderful. House service great. Manager worked very hard to give good service. If you want wifi, the service is spotty, slow and sometimes not at all. Just enjoy the beach and the view.More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank sasbear
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Michelle K, VR Owner at Water's edge living-Private serviced villa,5Bedr, Pool, Kite Beach (Sleeps 12), responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2015

Thank you for the lovely review! We are pleased that you enjoyed the services of our new host, Anna and her fabulous team of 6 years, Chef Abedi and housekeeper Mama Sherry. I hope you enjoyed the Swahili cooking lessons and Chef's Spice demonstrations! We...More

Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had really super time at Saffron – the villa is set on an amazing stretch of beach...it's nowhere near any of the big resorts- thank goodness, peace and quiet at last, no beach boys trying to sell us stuff! The villa is nice and...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank giofam2015
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Reviewed August 2, 2015

Location was beautiful, beach was nice and quiet but still had restaurants and bars within walking distance, house was clean and comfortable, staff was very attentive to needs and helped arrange activities (including snorkeling, a Stonetown/spice farm tour, bike riding on the beach, massages, henna...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Msmezze
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Michelle K, VR Owner at Water's edge living-Private serviced villa,5Bedr, Pool, Kite Beach (Sleeps 12), responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2015

Hi Laura and friends! Thank you for the wonderful review of Saffron Beach Villa! We're so glad you enjoyed the 7 day stay at Saffron, I know that the team worked really hard to make sure the group of 13 had a fabulous time! You...More

Reviewed March 17, 2015

we loved that our villa was private, that it was situated on the beach, that we had an excellent chef who was flexible and willing to adapt to our needs and tastes. the staff were friendly and accommodating and always present to check on our...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank James W
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Porch
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighborhood
This beachfront Villa is a 40 min drive from Stone Town and Zanzibar Airport, direction East Coast. Its the perfect from which location to explore Zanzibar island - enjoy nearby Marine Turtle Sanctuary, Jozani Forest to see Colobus Monkeys, Spice Tours, Blue Lagoon snorkelling, Village Walks, Stone Town shopping trips. At the Paje/Jambiani intersection, turn left and follow the signs to Bwejuu village. Many local bars and restaurants serving great food within proximity!
Getting around
Local transport or Taxi
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Cancellation Policy
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Water's edge living-Private serviced villa,5Bedr, Pool, Kite Beach (Sleeps 12)

Water's edge living-Private serviced villa,5Bedr, Pool, Kite Beach (Sleeps 12) is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Water's edge living-Private serviced villa,5Bedr, Pool, Kite Beach (Sleeps 12) has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Water's edge living-Private serviced villa,5Bedr, Pool, Kite Beach (Sleeps 12) has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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