Surrounded by the mountains of World Heritage site Le Morne these lovely spacious self catering studios are the perfect getaway for adventurers Free Wifi Private dining terrace Ensuite shower Private kitchen Cleaning 3 x per week Full access to shared roof terrace with endless sea views
Breathtaking views in every direction, this two storey villa completed in 2011, has been designed to take full advantage of the Indian Ocean breezes. Each spacious studio has a private outside dining terrace, ensuite shower room and kitchen. Fan Air con ( 100 rupees per day surcharge) Free WIFI Relax & take it easy with our maid service (3 x weekly) There is a stunning shared roof terrace with 360 degree panoramic sea & mountain views with a BBQ giant sunbeds Cool off shower & dining area
Contemporary styling throughout.....with a touch of luxury. Located close to the best natural highlights this beautiful island has to offer such as the 5 mile stretch of stunning beaches at Le Morne & the pristine forests & waterfalls of Chamarel our studios are close to all amenities There are no bad restaurants in this area!
A 10 minute drive to the world famous kite boarding & wind surfing Le Morne Brabant. For those less adventurous who prefer to slumber under a tree with a good book Le Morne also has the added benefit of more sheltered swimming and sunning beaches, the best snorkeling we have found yet on the island The ocean here is a comfortable temperature and water clarity about 20 feet . There are easy and challenging hikes and walks over streams and waterfalls or climbing to panoramic views of endless forests and Indian Ocean
Found in the authentically Mauritian hamlet of Cotteau Raffin, La Gaulette, 3 kilometres to the pristine beaches of Le Morne, a UNESCO World heritage site of outstanding natural beauty....share the same stunning stretch of sand as the 5 & 6 star hotels at a fraction of the cost! Close to all the amenities and activities required for a perfect holiday experience , this location is hard to beat !
Each studio sleeps 2 has a 5 night minimum. All prices are displayed in GB pounds sterling
Studio have en suite bathroom and kitchen and maid 3 days a week. Iron and ironing board on request. Every studio has a fan Air con (available @100 rupees per day), Wifi. Room Safe. Wardrobe-10 hangers. Dining Table 2 Chairs.
Security lights on exterior of Villa with 24 hour CCTV recording (Ideal for outside storage of oversized sports equipment.)
BEDROOM Super King Sized Bed ( with 100% cotton bedding changed 1x per week 4 hollow fibre pillows)
This studio has a large private garden dining terrace with views to UNESCO world heritage site Le Morne Brabant. Private kitchen. En suite shower room and access to the stunning roof terrace with giant sunbeds BBQ and dining area
Другие важные подробности
We would love to introduce you to a list of quality services & excursions we can offer you, and suggested places of interest from our guests!
Kayaking safari. Explore the lagoon close by and paddle out to the island of Isle aux Benetiers. 500 rupees per person
Madagascar Massage (sold separately) Trish can book an appointment for you)
A fantastic pampering after a long flight. Mixing her own massage essential oils Nicole, who comes from Madagascar will come to the studios. Having a long family tradition of massage handed down, this is like no massage I have ever had, and is the best I have ever had ! She can help with sciatic nerves. This very popular massage should be booked in advance 1200rs per hour.Definitely treat yourself !
Indian Ocean Safari swimming with wild dolphins and lunch at Isle aux Benetiers. A pod of wild bottle nosed & spinner dolphins are resident close by ! This wonderful day excursion includes a delicious seafood BBQ lunch. Our skipper is a former chef! ( fish, salad, rice Vegetarian or chicken on request) served on Isle aux Benitiers. Leaves at around 06am till approx 14.00 pm
All drinks ( including local rum, wine, juice soft drinks & water) all snorkel equipment is provided @ 2300 per person booked in advance bring towels waterproof camera and sunscreen.
This is the experience of a lifetime and we recommend highly! All of our guests have said this is a highlight of their trip. Contact Trish
Indian Ocean snorkel & swim with wild dolphins. No lunch
If you want to have the experience of swimming among the dolphins & snorkelling in the lagoon of Benetiers Island this trip is a few hours 06am - 10am (appox) 1,500rs contact Trisha
Unesco World Heritage Le Morne Brabant and beaches.
Hike Le Morne for stunning views across the Indian Ocean. There may be a 500 rupees charge to reach the summit with a guide.
We have the good fortune to be so close to the perfect 5 mile stretch of coral sand. Ideal for sun worshippers and snorkelers along the Northern end , at the southern tip is the ledgendary kite & windsurfers mecca.
Rhumerie de Chamarel. Gorgeous colonial style buildings set in the hills of the National forest is this famous Mauritian rum distillery(URL HIDDEN) Open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday to Saturday not Sunday or public holidays.
Guided Tour and Rum Tasting is free if you book a table for lunch
L’Alchimiste “A la Carte” Restaurant - Opening days: from Monday to Saturday for lunch till 15.30pm
Black River Gorges National Park
This protected endemic forest which spreads up through the hills of Chamarel is aboud a 10 - 15 minute drive. There is plenty of wild life, waterfalls, and hiking trails. The views are panoramic across the lagoon to Le Morne peninsula and inside the Gorges.
An idea of how Mauritius would have been before people!
Grand Bassin or Ganga Talao
A sacred lake, which is about 1800 feet above sea level and is situated 2 km to the east of Le Pétrin. The crater lake is one of the most important hindu pilgrimage sites outside of India. During the week there is an idyllic and calm atmosphere at Grand Bassin, whereas between the end of febuary and the beginning of march crowds of pilgrims are heading to the lake: when Maha-Shivaratree is celebrated, more than 400.000 believers make the pilgrimage to Ganga Talao to make sacrifices to their gods.
Divali & Cavadee . Two enormously important religious festivals on the Mauritian calendar. If you happen to be visiting during either , there are amazing and interesting sacred rituals and devotees to witness. A fascinating insight into the huge Tamil and Hindu population in Mauritius.
La Route du The ( tea route
An enjoyable sensory experience. Discover the making of teas, rum, vanilla, essential oils - and stroll the exotic gardens of the Bois Cheri tea plantation. A guide will walk you around during your visit and teach you the history of all the sites. It will take you back in time to the early days of Mauritius with its colonial history and discover the importance of tea production in Mauritius.
Bois Cheri, Plaine Champagne Road via B103 35 min 30.6 km
“Domaine des Aubineaux” and its gardens. Domaine des Aubineaux is a colonial house built in 1872, which has been converted into a museum dedicated to the history of Mauritian Tea. Call for opening times and info about guided tours.
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden ( JARDIN Pamplemousses)
Close to Port Louis .Opened as a private garden by the French Governor ‘Pierre Poivre’ in the 17th century,is the National Botanical Garden of Mauritius. The garden stretches over endless acres and contains more than 650 varieties of plants including 85 varieties of palm trees brought from different corners of the world. This stunning botanical garden also has a colonial sugar cane factory ( until recent times the main economic support for Mauritius) Close to port Louis you can also visit the fabulous Central market in the city.
La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes, 34 mins 38.6kms via B9 and A9 Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park which is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish.
As part of your visit to the Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park, the guides will take you through through lush tropical trees including banana , palm and giant bamboos providing shade for the crocodiles and the giant tortoises.
During your visit to the park experience the giant tortoises, and get a rare chance to feed & pet them
Thousands of Nile crocodiles are found in the park and you can observe them in complete safety
A must see is the rare collection of butterflies and other brightly colored insects (around 23000 species), which is one of the biggest most fascinating in the world.
7 Water Falls-Sept Cascades,via B103 - Plaine Champagne Road via B103 43 min 35.6 km
Tamarin Falls also commonly known as the 7 cascades can be found near the small village of Henrietta, in the South West of Mauritius. It originates from the Rivière Tamarin and has at least seven simultaneous waterfalls. The Tamarin Falls has a total height of 293 meter/961 feet and is the highest waterfall in Mauritius. You can find a variety of exotic plants and birds in this calm and enchanted venue. HOW TO GET THERE The Tamarind Falls are difficult to reach. The fastest way to go by car is first to get to Curepipe and then follow the signs for Henrietta. From there you can walk to the Tamarind Falls. Coming from the Vacoas side you can already see the falls in its serene surroundings. Guide recommended to climb the falls expect to pay around 750 rupees per person. You can swim in the falls!
There are a lot of activities you can do at Tamarind Falls. You can choose to go hiking or spend a full or a half day to go canyoning. There are several companies which provide these activities with experienced guides. When you go hiking on your
own, you will find local guides at the bus stop in Henrietta. It’s recommended to get a guide who will help you during the hike in exchange for a fee. Don’t go on your own if you have never visited the Tamarind Falls before, there are not many clear trails to follow. At some points the hike may be quite challenging, but it will be worth the efforts. Bird watchers and nature lovers will enjoy the hike to these waterfalls, though it may be a bit stressful for youngsters or less fit older folks.
Those who don’t want to do a hike can still view the falls from a distance
Casela park. Walk with lions.
Ostrich and zebra roam free in this huge park...and there is a unique opportunity to walk with lions and several activities on offer at the park. Some for the fit and adventurous, others who may want to roam through the calm and stunning bamboo gardens overlooking a waterfall of coy carp ponds. There is a good restaurant in a beautiful setting open for lunch. The park can get busy , but there are some really tranquil corners and a small zoo.
The local supermarket is handy for cupboard essentials and has some fruit and vegetables, there are also the roadside fruit and veg stalls on the road to La Gaulette.
There are many shopping malls with pretty good places to eat in Mauritius for those wanting some retail therapy such as CASCAVELLE on the main road going north or BAGATELLE and Jumbo PHEONIX,
and a couple of shopping centers on the main road towards Tamarin with good restaurants such as Ruisseau Creole and Barachois.
There are a couple of fisherman who sell from stalls by the roadside in Le Morne Village. Instead of turning left to go to the beach stay on the main road go straight over the hill, about a 10 minute drive. Daily. Ask the price before you buy!
Adults only. Check in time is after 2pm. Check out time is 11am. No exceptions during busy periods. Inform us on arrival of check out times before 11am. You must rent a car (or scooter) for this location
Gate must be kept closed at all times.
Absolutely no smoking in studios. You may smoke outside only.
Rubbish bins are located: Behind the hedge at the bottom of the stairs & blue bin in car park (there is no recycling in Mauritius)
Please tidy up BBQ area if you use it ( next day after coals have cooled!)
Water is heated by solar panels for 4 studios . When there is no sun there will be no hot water. Consider the other guests don't waste hot water.
Wash sand from your feet at tap provided at the gate.
Occasionally there will be power cuts especially during cyclones power is usually restored by dinner time ,make sure you have candles.
Up to £300 GB ( administered through the Airbnb site ) will only be claimed after check out, we expect:
No damage is done to property or contents of property including plumbing, beyond normal wear and tear.
Keys are all handed back to the manager.
All charges accrued during stay have been fully paid prior to departure.
No linens are lost or damaged or stained.
No pets allowed.Housekeeping is every other day except Sundays and public holidays. Sheets are fresh on arrival and changed approximately every 5 days thereafter. Wine or blood stained sheets ( any stains that cannot be removed) will be charged to purchase replacement.
Guests are required to wash their own dishes and buy toilet roll. We provide bathroom towels ,please bring your own beach towels.
Laundry service is available @ 300rs per load. Please let us know in advance as we will inform housekeeping. No guest laundry on rainy days. Last laundry must be done 2 days before check out.
If you do take out rubbish make sure you place it in the bins provided.
Inform us immediately if anything is broken or doesn't work properly.
We are committed to being Eco friendly with a septic tank and leaching field to manage waste. Do not place sanitary products or nappies in the toilet. Any blockage caused will mean a claim for damages to pay for repairs.
Do not waste water or electricity.
Please be advised there is no telephone landline or Television.
Bring your own hair dryer.
Only 2 adults per studio.
There is a ceiling fan provided for your comfort. Air con is available @100rs per night. Turn off air con when you go out. If you leave it on , house keeping are instructed to turn it off.
We want everyone to enjoy their time with us, please respect other guests right to privacy and peacefulness.
Nudity on the terraces will offend locals.
Read all the information about the studios carefully. The location of our studios is described accurately, our neighborhood is clearly described and all images and descriptions on our websites are accurate. We do not except any last minute cancellations & No refunds will be issued.
There is off street parking provided make sure you leave room for others to park.
Our studios are monitored 24 hours by CCTV and security lights.
There are mattresses provided in each studio for the sun beds on the roof, Please return them to your room when you are not using them.
If you are happy with the housekeeping we encourage you to leave some rupees for the Maids on departure. This is greatly respected & appreciated!
We are discreet hosts. We love to interact with the guests only as much as they want to. We do understand sometimes our guests may want to socialise , but often they also may prefer solitude & privacy.
We built this place. We have always dreamed of creating a beautiful place we would enjoy staying in ourselves...Kev is a native born Mauritian and myself (Trisha) am English. We frequently travel, we love hotels and wanted to create a hotel feel. We are a romantic couple and wanted to create potential for romance in the outside and inside spaces. We poured our love for this beautiful environment into every nook and cranny and want to express love through this building to our guests.
We now live in Mauritius. Formerly a personal trainer in London I am also a practitioner of A Course in Miracles ( spiritual psychology ) Kev and I created much of the fixtures and designed our properties and we work together.
We believe that Love is the most important driver of our business, and hope to benefit the local community that is the face of our place and that our guests feel loved by this property and its environment.