The bedroom. The view is into the garden.

3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Experience Zanzibar and Stone town like a local! Find yourself in a beautifully renovated apartment, that is light and fresh, and distinctly Swahili. You will have one of the rare hidden gardens in town. All sights in Zanzibar are an hour away, making this is an ideal base for your explorations!


Extra people: £20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 9%


The space

Escape to the apartment, after a day of sunbathing, exploring the island, or sightseeing in Stone town, and you will come home to a fresh apartment with a lovely garden- a unique and rare find in town.

The home is spacious, and very light- without much fuss. Newly refurbished and fitted, all furniture is hand-carved by Swahili carpenters. You will get an authentic taste of life in Zanzibar as the home is built with the traditional coral rock and mud method, which has given the town it’s name.

Guest access

Full and private access to the apartment and garden.

Interaction with guests

We will gladly help you to arrange your stay in Zanzibar, facilitate travel, and get good deals (we are locals and come from a tour operating background).

Your apartment has full privacy, but we will be there to meet and greet. You can give us a shout with any questions during your stay.

The neighbourhood

Where to start? You will be in the heart of stone town, in a square where the youngsters play board games, children hopscotch and parents sit and gossip as time passes by.

The oldest church in East Africa is to your right, Jaws (as in the shark) corner is to your left. When you peer out of the window, you will find our trusted Abdullah selling exotic fruits at your doorstep. Any other sights in stone town will not be further then a 10 min walk.

Getting around

As we are in the heart of stone town, the airport and ferry port is easily accessible.

We can help to facilitate your travel plans, and pre-arrange trusted drivers. Just give us a shout.

Other things to note

The apartment is spacious and will accommodate a family of two adults, and two children. Or up to three adults.

We further provide unlimited WIFI, and a laundry service by washing machine (a luxury in these parts).

Fully furnished kitchen.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Feel at home, and feel free.

We do kindly ask the guests to respect that we are in a neighbourhood that is close-knit and shies away from alcohol. The people of Zanzibar are tolerant and very kind, but would prefer to see women covering their shoulders and wearing clothes that do not go above the knee. Zanzibari people are most welcoming and warm, and will appreciate the gesture.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

1 night minimum stay

66 Reviews

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Antonio User Profile
April 2017
Perfect location to explore the city and great & friendly hosts, good communication. Although we used Stone Town just as entry point to Zanzibar, 1 night, we maybe missed some amenities in the flat. Other than that, a good choice.

Kimberly User Profile
April 2017
The apartment was everything I expected- clean, spacious, and VERY well-located. There is hot water for the shower, a fully equipped kitchen, a nice sitting area, and good wifi. I was disappointed that the garden was under construction, but I spent much of my time out and about anyway. I also had an allergic reaction to mold on the pillows on the bed, but that was promptly addressed with replacements. Andrew and Klaartje live right above the apartment with their polite young family and dog and are very open to answering all questions. Andrew came to meet me at the port upon arrival and Klaartje suggested activities for me on rainy days. I enjoyed the apartment and my stay in Zanzibar very much.

Saif User Profile
March 2017
Nice little flat in the centre of the old town. It is very "traditional" and because the alleyways are small, you can hear the entire neighbourhood for authentic experience :)

Mariano User Profile
March 2017
Very nice place!!! Big and confortable!!! Very clean!!! You should stay there for sure!!

Florence User Profile
January 2017
Big and clean appartment in the heart of the old city of stonetown. Easy to find and a good starting point to explore the city by foot. Fruit vender just in front and littlz supermarket next door.

Sam User Profile
January 2017
Couldn't get a better location for Stone Town, central, safe and comfortable. The apartment is well maintained and clean with everything you need. The hosts are good communicators and very helpful with any questions or assist you my need, like an airport pick up or drop off. Sam

Bri User Profile
January 2017
Unfortunately I cannot report on my entire stay because my friends and I experienced an instrusion of ants to the living room area (where some of us slept), which caused my friends and I to leave early. When in tropical settings, these circumstances can happen, but we felt uncomfortable...Andrew and Klaartje were understanding and allowed us to cancel our reservation under these circumstances. We were sad to cancel it because the place would have been great. It's a simple flat in the heart of Stone Town and proximal to several main sites. The neighborhood feels safe and has a fun communal vibe, with nice local shop keepers and a fruit vendor near by. For these reasons, I recommend this space. I would have much rather stayed there than the Doubletree Hotel that we transferred to!

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Zanzibar Town, Tanzania · Joined in August 2013
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We look forward to introducing you to what we love most about Zanzibar, and what makes it such a stunningly beautiful place.

Your hosts are a young international couple with two children. We run our own businesses on the island, one a socially responsible skincare brand and the other a tour/safari operator company.

Send any questions our way, we will be happy to help.


A & K

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