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Al fresco living in the tropics. Very spacious and well equipped kitchen.
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Indian Ocean House

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Indian Ocean House

4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
2 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
2 baths
Gail is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Sparkling clean
14 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

A secluded, quiet and comfortable beach cottage directly on the powder soft, palm fringed beach of Matemwe. Private pool, BBQ and well equipped kitchen for self-catering. Within easy distance from restaurants and small beach lodges. Owners close by to offer any assistance you need with purchasing supplies, organising tours and interesting insights to island life.


Air Conditioning
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 super king bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch

House Rules

No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with building staff


66 Reviews

Dave User Profile
November 2018
Gail and Gary are great hosts. So quick to respond to my queries before and during our stay. I don’t think the pictures do it justice. The oudooor space is pure heaven and inside is so comfortable that it is like home. The beach, which is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen, …
Lindsy User Profile
November 2018
Wonderful outside space true to the pictures. Hosts made us feel super welcome and gave good advice about local eateries. Doggies were duly kept away and were no bother at all. House is set just off the beach but you have private direct access to the beach. Housekeeper came e…
Victoria User Profile
July 2018
The most stunning place we've stayed in! Couldn't have been a more perfect spot to relax after a busy month of wedding planning and getting married! We enjoyed all of Gail's suggestions on where to go but our favourite times were sitting around the beautiful pool area and enjoyin…
Ben User Profile
June 2018
Could not fault our stay here; only wish we’d had a few more nights. Lovely local evening having dinner at the local bandas hotel with live music, secluded beach bars, and an amazing pool area. We cooked bbqs on two nights with amazing fresh produce collected for us by ireen. Wou…
Paul User Profile
February 2018
Indian Ocean House is as beautiful as it looks in the photos. It's in the N.E. of the island just outside a small village called Matemwe and basically the beach is at the bottom of the garden. Gail and Gary were the perfect hosts giving us lots of tips for what to see, helping u…
Penelope User Profile
January 2018
Staying in Indian Ocean House is like having your own private little slice of paradise. We had everything we wanted and more and felt totally spoilt. Gail and Gary our wonderful hosts who will cater to all your needs. We would definitely recommend treating yourself to a stay here…
Paula User Profile
November 2017
Myself and my husband Ben had eight fantastic nights at the Indian Ocean villa.The house and location right on the beach is just paradise. The pictures do not do it justice. Gail communicated with me prior to my arrival so that the taxi driver they arranged could stop off at plac…

Hosted by Gail

Matemwe, TanzaniaJoined in June 2014
Gail User Profile
70 Reviews
Gail is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Gary and I are an Aussie/ South African couple. We have lived in Zanzibar for 21 years and are both involved in the leisure and hospitality industry. You can pick our brains on anything to do with Zanzibar (we know all sorts of interesting things for you to do!) and we are both m…
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