About this listing
Mbezi Beach is a lovely quiet neighbourhood away from the city stress. Bird life, 2 minute walk to the beach, walking distance to the main road, shops, supermarket and public transport. Bikes available. Cool swimming pool. 4 playful Jack Russel's to entertain you! You will have all of our ground floor to yourself - bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and dining room, also use of the garden and pool. The kitchen is the only room shared with us.
Whole of the ground floor of large double story house includes:
Large bedroom with double queen size bed (sleeps 2) , mosquito net, lockable door, fan, air conditioner.
private bathroom with shower.
Second and third bedrooms are available (listed separately on airbnb) These two bedrooms each have a large Zanzibar bed suitable for one guest or cosy two. Please note they are not full size double beds. The rate for these rooms are found on the other two listings.
Large and airy Living Room/Dining Room
Private veranda overlooking garden
Beautiful swimming pool
Kitchen shared with owners who are out at work 6 days a week
Airport pickup/drop off can be arranged at your cost
Wifi in all areas
If you wish, we can provide breakfast, which usually consists of cereals, fresh fruit, toast and coffee/tea. You have full use of the kitchen should you wish to prepare lunch or dinner.
Our house staff, who are extremely pleasant and have been with us for 16 years, will make your stay hassle free. They can be at your disposal should you require any help and will assist with your washing and ironing, (please provide soap power for the washing machine). We have the convenience of a live-in babysitter if required, the cost should be negotiated with the babysitter.
Wifi is available throughout the house and garden.
The house is a detached double storey building, in its own compound, fully lawned with a tree filled garden and an unusual ten metre swimming pool with waterfall. All of which are available to you. We are often visited by monkeys which provide plenty of entertainment especially if they try to join you for breakfast!
Our animals are very sweet natured. We have four dogs (Jack Russells), one cat and a talking parrot. We have an abundance of wild birds constantly in the garden.
We are a walled property only ten metres from the beach on a secluded and tree lined avenue 14 kms from Dar Es Salaam City Centre.
Airport pickup/drop off can be arranged at your cost. If you do not have your own transport local Tuk Tuks/Badji's or taxis can be arranged on a daily basis, to get you into and out of the city. Francis will arrange them for you, or they are available a short five minute walk away from the house.
There are several good restaurants within a kilometre of the house. Italian, Caribbean and local Tanzania cuisine , all within a five minute drive or pleasant walk along the beach.
Bikers welcome, we are a Harley family :)
A house key is available for kitchen door access. Our house staff are always at home during the day.
In addition to the bedroom and bathroom, living and dining rooms guests have access to the kitchen and laundry area , pool and garden and downstairs veranda.
Interaction with guests
We are home for breakfast and during the evenings and most weekends. Happy to share a bottle of wine and dinner!
Quite street with lovely bird life. Beach access a two minute walk from the house. The neighbourhood is quiet and safe. Shoppers Plaza supermarket and Mbezi Fresh supermarket (the best fruits and veg) are close by, within 15 minute walking distance, or 5 minute drive.
We are located 16 kms from Dar city centre. Parking available within the compound. Public transport available within a five minute walk. We can call up for taxis and TukTuks. A petrol station is opposite the Rainbow Club on the main road, 5 minutes from the house. Early morning traffic can be bad between 6.00am and 7.45am, evening 5.30 -7.30pm. To avoid traffic jams, the best time to travel into town or on to Msasani peninsula is around 8.30am. It is possible to reach the peninsula in 20/25 minutes when the traffic is good. On sundays a straight 15 minutes is the norm. Please ask me for advice on shortcuts, these can save a lot of time!
Other things to note
Our house staff - Francis and Jessie will help you out with washing, ironing, calling taxi's and Bijaji's (tuk tuk's). If you require extra help with something, (for example shopping), please remember to tip! They are employed by us but happy to help out with guests and earn some extra cash.
The upstairs balcony can be used during the day time but please ask first, as this is in our private space.
Please ask first if its OK for you to bring a friend over.
Love animals, enjoy the pool and yourself!
We live in Dar es Salaam, love to play golf, active members of the DSM Players, Little Theatre and Yacht Club. Owners of A Novel Idea Bookshops. We ride a Harley and drive a Figaro.