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michamvi dar house


exclusive use of Dar Beach House 
(for 8 guests)

Full Board
Low Season from US$1120
Mid Season from US$1300
High Season from US$1580
Festive Season from US$2020


Full Board option includes:
Full a la carte breakfast, lunch and 3-course dinner; fully serviced: butler & housekeeping; complimentary tea and coffee facility; drinking water and sodas; basic laundry; high speed wifi

16 April - 31 May
16 November - 15 December
16 January - 15 April
1 June - 15 November
1 - 31 August
16 December - 15 January



dar house zanzibar

Located on the powder white sands of Michamvi Pingwe Beach, Dar House is a private and stylish villa on the East Coast of Zanzibar.

The house comes with a very talented chef / manager, housekeeping, gardener and watchmen... all of whom take care of your needs whilst you're relaxing and unwinding in this tropical paradise..

accommodation & facilities

A serpentine swimming pool weaves through a tropical garden of bold colours and verdant palms, a deck for dining and lounging looks out over sand and lagoons, plus an inner courtyard for privacy and 3 large en-suite bedrooms of understated tropical chic, and louvered light: This is a private retreat for a privileged few.

The outside world is there if you want it...
high-speed wireless internet access and a media room are at your disposal... but that's up to you!


Dar House makes boutique look last resort, distils suites-only hotels into their purest form, and brings travel to its perfect conclusion: The home away from home.

Dar House offers the original guerilla-hospitality concept, Hospitality 2.0... the chance to take-over your own place, create your own content, and direct your own experience. Somehow, sharing will never quite be the same again!

dining & drinking

The Dar House staff will take good care of you, but only when you ask for it. (It may seem like a cop-out, but they think that you should do the hospitality, and their role is to help you do it.)

It’s just a case of letting them know how and when to get involved... but they generally cook, clean and support ever so discreetly.

The food is simple and fresh, mostly very local and generally very organic, coming, whenever possible, from the beach out front and the garden out back.

The drinks are varied and chilled, and included in the rate... although premium brands are extra.

The house comes with a chef / manager, housekeeping, gardener and watchmen, but if you need a driver, a local dada (‘nanny’), a masseuse, a boatman, a guide, a yoga teacher, a small jazz band etc, then these are close enough by for when you need them.

the beach

A long strip of powder-fine sand beneath the shade of postcard-perfect palms, Michamvi Pingwe is a pristine tropical beach.
And, best of all... it remains pretty much untouched by tourism.

We might call it a ‘genuine’ or ‘authentic’ Swahili fishing community, but to Dar House it’s just home... a small fishing village with a long crescent-shaped sandbank stretched out ahead at low tide.

The beach is special, recently good enough for Vogue UK... but with only two restaurants available - one of thatched beach chic style and the other perched on a rock - we can’t say its lively... just very friendly and very easy.

The high tide laps the garden wall, receding to reveal rock pools and an azure lagoon at low tide.

Dar is most definitively a beach house!

included in the rate

  • all meals and snacks
  • all taxes & levies
  • house wines, beers and spirits
  • all soft drinks, tea, coffee and drinking water
  • laundry
  • wireless internet access
  • services of chef, butler and housekeeping


  • transfers
  • premium wines & spirits
  • excursions


Dar House Zanzibar - floor plan
floor plan of Dar House


special offers at dar house

long stay offer

stay for 7 nights, and pay for 6

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Dar House Zanzibar - swimming pool

Dar House Zanzibar - main bedroom

Dar House Zanzibar - bedroom

Dar House Zanzibar - living room

Dar House Zanzibar - breakfast

Dar House Zanzibar - pool

Dar House Zanzibar - beach

Dar House Zanzibar - front gate

Dar House Zanzibar - Michamvi beach walks

Dar House Zanzibar - pool area

Dar House Zanzibar - lounge

Dar House Zanzibar - bathroom

Dar House Zanzibar - staircase

Dar House Zanzibar - view from the beach

Dar House Zanzibar - front view

Dar House Zanzibar - swimming pool

Dar House Zanzibar - pool

Dar House Zanzibar - dining

Dar House Zanzibar - michamvi pingwe beach

Dar House Zanzibar - east coast sunrise

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