2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
92% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Tim & Joyce is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
UtupoaUpepo, our new beach tower, is designed as a song of praise for the local ngalawa sailing culture. You sleep on its top floor, cradled from and by a sea breeze, as close to Matemwe's dazzling beach high water mark as you could ever hope to be.
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You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.
1 queen bed
Seeing the pictures of the tower and the place, I was unsure of the stay at first - but WOW I was surprised when I arrived! The decor of the place was the first thing I noticed. It is decorated in such a fantastic way - lighting and all. At night, it's a particular treat to see…
As so many of the other reviews indicate on this page, Tim and Joyce's place is remarkable and unforgettable. Their home is clearly the outcome of years of love, family gatherings, and dedication. Everything has personal homespun touches and each room is artfully decorated with…
This stunning guesthouse is eclipsed only by the warmth of Tim and Joyce! We stayed four nights in the tower overlooking the sea for the end of our honeymoon, and there is no higher recommendation we could give for a tranquil and whimsical stay! A bit removed from Zanzibar's main…
Response from Tim & Joyce:
Thank you so much for visiting a Utupoa and for your very generous review. It was wonderful having you and Mark. We wish you the very best for your future together and for your new career. The mothers and babies you will help deliver will be very lucky to have you. All the best…
Tim & Joyce is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Tim was a pilot in the Middle East when we first came to Zanzibar on a flight he was operating. It was 1992, before electricity, tarmac or cell phone networks. We fell in love with Matemwe and have made it our home. It is a home that we like sharing, and are very happy to welcome…
Interaction with guests
As our guests at Utupoa, we invite you also to use our home as your own and, in particular, to join us for breakfast and any other meals, especially dinner at the famous round table. Joyce and I will be around to advise you about transport and tours and anything else you might…
Response rate: 100%
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Things to keep in mind
You must also acknowledge
- Pet(s) live on property
- Must climb stairs
- Some spaces are shared