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OceanView Villa  Beachfront Villa -Veranda w/Great Ocean Views
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Very good
27 reviews
OceanView Villa  Beachfront Villa -Veranda w/Great Ocean Views
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Dining on the veranda
Bungalows exterior
Bungalow veranda
Bungalow veranda
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Kiwengwa, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Archipelago

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granga2
Orcas Island, Wash
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“This was a near-perfect place for us; we'd go back!”
Reviewed 21 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012

This very nicely furnished home right on the beach was a wonderful interlude for us after traveling on a safari and working in an orphanage. One of us had broken her leg on the last day of the safari, and simply needed to lay around with her leg elevated; the lounge chairs on the veranda were the perfect solution to that dilemma. Futari made most of our meals, as we really couldn't go anywhere, and that was a real treat! Cooling breezes from the ocean were helpful in the hot and humid weather, something we were not used to. A small pool would be nice..... The beach, while beautiful, is not swimmable. The tide goes out about half a mile, and you can never get past your knees. Gardens were beautiful.
It should be noted that the 4th bedroom is VERY small, and is not ideal for a guest. But the large master bedroom with its ensuite bath was luxurious. A very good value.

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Liked best: wonderfully relaxing, delicious meals
Liked least: The power goes off sometimes (all over the island) and thus the fans go off, too.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
20 Dec 2012
Dear Sally
Thank you for the review. However, I have to disagree with you about the swimming.
My husband and I were there for our vacation and I went swimming everyday for all the 5 weeks we were there. The Indian Ocean is just like any other sea or oceans, it has low and high tides and they change twice per day. Everyday I was swimming during the high tides and also during the low tide, when the water starts to withdraw slowly, it’s like a swimming pool, I love to float so I would enjoy floating for hours. Children also love it because they can choose the level of water they want for swimming. I’m flabbergasted that you never saw the high tides?????!!!!!!
There was no reason for you to review the 4th bedroom. This bedroom we use for extra person just like in hotels they would give you an extra bed but here is a room instead. Sometimes our guests have placed a small child there or a teenager. We are very upset by your review. After our staff carried you around due to your broken leg and did everything to make your stay comfortable, you write such a bad review.
Where is the appreciation? And if you didn’t like it why would you want to go back?
Lilia
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SofianDXB
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great house, great location but far from youth destination”
Reviewed 2 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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The place is very nice, the house is very big, clean and well maintained. The welcoming is warm and we really enjoyed spending time there. However I would recommend it to family or to older couples as the attractive places for youth are Ningwi and Stonetown which are both at least USD20 away by taxi.

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Liked best: The location: literally on the beach
Liked least: The location: Far from Ningwi and Stonetown
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Cardiff
Reviewed 6 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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New York
Reviewed 22 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Management Response
22 Jun 2012
Dear Enakshi
We truly appreciate your wonderful review and we are so happy to hear that our staff treated you with lots of attention and care. Futari loved you staying there and is still missing you. You are always welcome!
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spain
Reviewed 6 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jun 2012
Dear Licinio
We are out of words to express our gratitude to you for writing a review that is quintessential to OceanView Villa property, environment and our kindly staff; and our dog Rambo who loves a kind mzungo.
Our true appreciation and best wishes to you and your family
Lilia& Alex
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