Modern Off-Grid Cottage + Stunning View, Vumba


Entire cottage hosted by Ruby-Hornbill Cottage

  1. 6 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Experience majestic, 360-degree Vumba mountain views from a renovated, OFF-GRID modern farmhouse cottage.

Located on a specialty coffee farm just 20 min from Mutare, this bright, open-plan cottage truly blurs indoor/outdoor living. Stargaze in the upstairs sleeping loft. Enjoy the famous Vumba mists from a private outdoor shower. Dine or relax on the wraparound veranda with family & friends. Lounge by the pool. Ideal for a quiet, quality getaway or a base to explore the Eastern Highlands.

The space
Before we start, here are 4 THINGS PEOPLE LOVE about the Ruby-Hornbill Cottage:

1 – It’s all about the VIEW. As you can see from the pictures of the listing, whether you’re having sundowners from the wrap-around veranda or watching the famous Vumba mists from the PRIVATE OUTDOOR SHOWER, the Ruby Hornbill Cottage has unparalleled views of the surrounding Vumba Mountains and Mozambican valleys below.

2 – The property is FULLY SOLAR POWERED. If power cuts are getting you down, escape to our off-grid haven. We offer a solar geyser for hot water, a gas stove/oven, and solar for all the lights, fridge, and power needs.

3 – Forget about dated DÉCOR. Our cottage has been recently renovated and has a lot of character. Once a working greenhouse, the cottage has been converted into a bright, open-plan space and is tastefully decorated featuring original creations from Zimbabwean artisans. The elevated sleeping loft (with a queen size bed) offers a unique way to take in the sunrise, while you can stargaze from the studio lounge below-- it features an L-shaped sofa that converts into a deluxe queen size bed. The vintage woodburning stove is perfect for cozy winter’s evenings.

4 – The COFFEE TERRACES and mature garden that surround the cottage are magical. It’s the perfect excuse to spend time outdoors with family and friends any time of the year. You may even spot a silvery-cheeked hornbill or some of our other resident wildlife. Take advantage of the POOL and gazebo area, relax in the loungers, or have an evening by the firepit/braai. When the wind is right, we highly recommend flying kites on the front lawn.

The cottage is equipped with a TV and media library (movies, series, music). We encourage you to "unplug" during your stay, but Wifi can be made available (at an additional charge). The kitchen is furnished with a fridge/freezer, gas stove/oven, coffee press, and all the essentials required to unleash your culinary creativity. There is one bathroom downstairs with a bath and shower and a separate adjoining outdoor shower.

Should you be traveling with children, arrangements can also be made for a baby cot, high chair, toys/books, etc… to make your little ones feel at home. A futon can also sleep 1-2 additional guests. A housekeeper is available to clean the space daily, and the property and parking are secured with a perimeter fence and alarm system.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed
Living room
2 sofa beds

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Shared pool
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced

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Where you’ll be

Vumba Mountains, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe

A welcome book is available in the cottage to unlock the best that Vumba has to offer.

Hosted by Ruby-Hornbill Cottage

  1. Joined in April 2014
  • 76 Reviews
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Hi from the team at the Ruby-Hornbill Cottage! We are budding social entrepreneurs with a passion for art, good food, great coffee, and keeping it local.


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During your stay

We like to give our guests space to enjoy their time away, but we are available as needed and there are caretakers on the property who are able to assist throughout your stay.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

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Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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