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About this listing

Our apartment is in the old centre of lively Stonetown; the house is Indian style, spacious with two balconies; fits a family of 2 -4 persons, situated near sea, shops, musea & restaurants. Staying here will be a real cultural experience, karibuni

The space

Our luxury apartment in Stonetown can be rented for a minimum of 2 nights.

The apartment is suitable for one person, a couple or a couple with a child.Three to four persons, family or close friends is also possible , we have three Zanzibar beds with mosquito nets.

The apartment, 1st floor, is situated in lively Stone Town, it is nicely decorated and furnished. All doors and windows have mosquito netting.
It has a kitchen/living room with a gas cooker and oven, boiler, fridge and microwave.
Two balconies, one inside and one looking out over lively Gizenga street.
The apartment has a large bedroom 555 sq with three Zanzibar beds, mosquito nets and a 4 m high decorated ceiling.There is a bathroom with shower, toilet and washing machine and another separate guest toilet near the apartment door.
Fresh water, cold and hot, is available.
The place is safe and private, we will help you if you need assistance.The cleaning lady will come twice a week a morning.

Price: including electricity, water and a good cleaning lady
The apartment has lots of shops around, the Forodahni gardens and sea are around the corner.
We have wifi and a telephone which you can use. The apartment is near public transport , ferry , airport and taxi's.
The apartment is an unique Indian building , neighbors are friendly. It is a real private place if we don't rent it out we live in it ourselves, so enough books and a homely atmosphere.
Ire will take you around to show you the neighbourhood so you will find your way easy in the "souk" of Zanzibar Stonetown. He also can help you with trips and other activities on Zanzibar. As we have a travel organization we can organise safaris for you in any place in East Africa.
Please feel welcome in our apartment.
Brenda and Ire Apewe

Guest access

Guests can use the whole house and use anything they need except our clothes.

Interaction with guests

We interact by e-mail and welcome guests when our guests arrive, ire gives them an orientation walk if people like, we respect your privacy

Other things to note

The entrance of the apartment is not yet really what we like, we are working on it we need to work on this to gather with the neighbors so that takes time, don't get a shock, inside all is fine.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM

General information we will send you by e-mail after booking, you will also find them in the house:

Please be careful with our apartment and furniture as it is our private apartment, you are free to use anything.

Smoking allowed on the two balconies

Kind regards,

Brenda Moot
Ire Apewe



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

165 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
August 2017
Brenda and Ire's apartment is really well located within a short walk of the ferry terminal right in the heart of Stone Town close to the House of Wonders and Mosque. We had three nights there and it was an absolute pleasure. Three beds (two doubles and a single) in the same room was perfect for us, plus the kitchen is well-equipped to make up breakfast or whatever you need. Salum the friendly local taxi driver was on hand to help with anything we needed too. Would love to make a return again someday. :-)

Tine User Profile
August 2017
We loved every minute of our stay in this apartment! The location is great, very central but still quiet at night, both balconkes are perfect for relaxing, the balcony at the front gives you the chance to glance into daily Stone Town life, the balcony at the back is perfect for reading and taking all the Zanzibari atmosphere in away from the hustle & bustle. The beautiful decoration and personal touch make you feel at home and are real added value. Communication went very well, with Brenda, with Ire and with Salum who came to pick us up at the ferry port. Salum also showed us around and wanted to lake sure we were alright, also when electricity went down for a while. It was great fun to go to the market and cook food with Ire, he learned us in a very pleasant way and with lits of humor how to make pilau and kachumbari. They are always available when you have questions on what to do or how to do it... go there, you will not regret it...
Brenda Moot & Ire Apewe User Profile
Response from Brenda Moot & Ire Apewe:
Thanks for making the effort to write all this down, greetings and happy to see you again, Brenda
August 2017

Joost User Profile
August 2017
If you're planning to visit Stone Town I'd highly recommend this apartment! It is very nicely decorated (we truly enjoyed the swing in the apartment) and exactly as you see on the pictures, the location is perfect as it is in the middle of the city center. Ire and Brenda are perfect hosts, communication before, during and after the trip was excellent. Brenda arranged a taxi pick up from the airport for us which I can definitely recommend as it is very good value for money and you get an excellent service. When we arrived in the apartment Ire was so kind to give us a small tour through Stone Town and was helping us out with getting a local sim card (very useful to access 4G easily and have internet access anywhere). Also throughout our days in Stone Town Ire and Brenda were always available for our questions. In short, the perfect place in Stone Town with amazing hosts!

Kirsten User Profile
July 2017
We (me, and my two teenage sons) had such a wonderful stay in Zanzibar at this apartment. Ira's hospitality was incredible, he gave us so many suggestions that helped make our stay go smoothly. The apartment itself is just beautiful with the furnishings, breezes, you have everything you need. The highlight of our trip was a sail out to prison island on a traditional dhow that Ira organized; if you get a chance definitely do this! If we return to Zanzibar to visit, we will definitely stay here.

Herman User Profile
July 2017
Don't let the somewhat dodgy entrance fool you, it is a lovely well hidden gem that won't dissapoint, but can be tricky to find if haven't organised a meeting time and place. Perfect for a family stay with lots of space and close to shops and waterfront. The apartment is even larger than would be expected with lots of living area and a balcony. It is well equipped with everything you could need and more! Ire is a wonderful host and extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the area.

Ros User Profile
July 2017
Great apartment right in the centre of Stonetown. Beautiful large bedroom with many interesting books and artefacts. Salum was very helpful and efficient picking us up and dropping us off at the airport. Great orientation by Ire. Communication with Brenda, Ire and Salum excellent.

Joanna User Profile
June 2017
Great location, lovely big apartment, very central and we were well looked after by Ire and Salim

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Brenda Moot & Ire Apewe User Profile

Hi ,
We are Brenda Moot and Ire Apewe,
Brenda has been working and living in Tanzania and Zanzibar since 1995. Since 10 years we have the travel company called Brendafrica travels. When I am not traveling I live and work with Ire Apewe on Zanzibar or stay in The Netherlands. I like to enjoy the best of the two worlds I live in.
Ire, my partner, is a great personality, he likes showing you all the inns and outs of Zanzibar. He is a good advisor, cook, sailor, tour guide, driver, social worker; born and raised on Zanzibar and always cheerfull. His speciality is sailing with visitors around Zanzibar in 4-7 days
We have a big network in East Africa, feel free to ask advise for your stay on Zanzibar. We like to give you the real Zanzibar experience. You can observe life in Stone town from the balcony or just join street life. Drink your tea in the gardens with a view over the sea and meet the friendly Zanzibari. Hopefully we will meet as we like meeting people Welcome - karibuni

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