Fran's Holiday Cottage
Guest house | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Fran's Holiday Cottage is a private, self-catering guest house located in Pointe Au Sel, South eastern of the island of Mahe. It is on a private land that has recently been converted and tastefully furnished and equipped to function as a self-catering holiday/working home, situated 5 minutes by car away from the main road. The Cottage is made up of 2 bedrooms, capable hosting 4 adults. Cot can be provide if needed and extra bed.
Each bedroom are air-conditioned and ceiling fan are available. It has a fully-equipped kitchenette and bathroom with hot/cold shower. We offer a daily chambermaid service except on Sunday and laundry facilities. The Cottage has prepaid internet and free cable TV. Since Fran's Holiday Cottage is self catering, we do not offer any meals. However, there are a few restaurants within distance and 2 shops close by, where you can buy your groceries. The family-run business is also responsible for the most successful vegetable farm on the island situated in the nearby Anse Royale district, so a ready supply of fresh vegetables is no problem!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Anse Royale(5 mins by car 10 to 15 mins to walk|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Seychelles International Airport(15 mins by car) 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Tea and coffee is being provide. Beach towel is provide also
|Further details outdoors|
The area is surrounded by wall so there for is very secure.
We can arrange transfer to or from the airport at €uro 20.00 each way. Should you require so, we can also organize car rental or Taxi.
The Mahe region
Covering an area of 152 Square kilometers, MAHE is the largest island in the Seychelles archipelago. Rising to a height of 905 meters above sea level at its highest point, it stretches 27 kilometres from north to south. And at its widest it is 8 kilometres across.
MAHE is one of the most beautiful islands (certainly one of the most remote) in the world. With its high inland mountains counter posing its sixty-eight glistening white palm fringed beaches, MAHE is indeed an island of abundance, and of surprise and discovery around every bend in the trail, with its many striking contrasts of landscape and natural.
Yet in many ways, MAHE is the most spectacular of all the islands. It has the highest peaks, covered in lush vegetation, where two of the granite islands’ unique bird species find their home.
Most of Seychelles’ unique plants are found on MAHE, some of them nowhere else in the world, and there are beautiful beaches, mountain walks, marine parks, the most advanced facilities for water sports and diving and much more.
The main island of Seychelles and by far the largest centre of business and commerce, it is home to the vast majority of the country’s people. All import and exports by sea pass through Port Victoria and all international flights arrive and depart from Seychelles International Airport at Anse Dejeuner. Wherever you come from, you will arrive at MAHE.
The island is well served by a network of good roads that circle and crisscross the island, although fortunately many areas are approached only by dirt trails or footpaths. It means you can discover MAHE either by car or on foot.
Most people visit MAHE for the beaches in particular but even beaches can pall in between water sports and sunbathing you have the option of visiting unspoilt villages to meet the Seychellois in their own environment, study the distinctive architecture, plantations, churches, and local art and handicraft centres such as the pottery and the artists, ateliers among the palm trees.
There are many beaches small or large, deserted or crowded, highly visible or hidden away in some little known part of the island.
The stretch of small rock-fringed coves along the coast of Anse Royale on the south-eastern coast of Mahé, from the area known as Fairyland down to the Anglican church at Anse Royale, is an enchanting place for swimming and snorkelling.
The best areas for snorkelling are around the rocks at Fairyland and up to the small island just off the coast, where there are myriad brightly coloured coral fish. The water here is enclosed behind a reef, which keeps out the larger fish and is fairly shallow.
Currents can be deceptively strong, thus it is unadvisable to swim out too far. This stretch of coast is best enjoyed during the north-west trade winds when the water is translucent, balmy and tranquil.
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21 Aug 2013
"Perfect start to an amazing week in the Seychelles"
We arrived at Mahe in the middle of a cyclone- not the welcome we had imagined. Luckily, our Taxi which Sabrina had booked, was there to meet us and take us to Fran's Holiday Cottage.
The place was great, It's a two bedroomed cottage behind Sabrina's house. There was a living room, dining room and kitchen. There is also a little terrace too. The place is well stocked with cupboard essentials. Sabrina is also such a good host. She gave us plenty of fruit, vegetables, bread and some drinks too. Her husband owns a farm and so guests really benefit from this.
The cottage is a short walk downhill to the bus stop. We went most places by bus and found the transport easy to work out.
I have already recommended this place to lots of friends.
2 Apr 2013
"Feel like visiting friends"
I agree with every comment listed below. Sabrina cares about every moment what can be important to You. We even had scale in the bathroom - like bakery down the hill and scale up the hill :)If You are… More
20 Mar 2013
Le logement est très agréable, très propre, bien équipé et bien situé.
Très facile d'aller à la plage, à l'arrêt de bus, de s'approvisionner.
Jojo et Sabrina sont des hôtes adorables, disponibles, attentionnés, généreux et très accueillants.
Ils ont rendu notre séjour des plus agréables.
Merci encore pour les légumes et le poissons frais, vos explications sur votre beau pays et votre disponibilité et gentillesse.
17 Feb 2013
"A break away from the hustle and bustle"
We wanted a cheap holiday away and found it in Fran's Holiday Cottage. Very good value for money, small and homely and just what we needed and more. Very well equipped, free local vegetable produce, stocked fridge, daily cleaning service, tour of the island and farm, an evening meal cooked for us. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Friendly owners for who nothing was too much trouble. Local minimart and bakery in walking distance. 10 min walk (steep hill) to bus stop.
Only very minor downside is local buses stop running in the evening so if you want a night out arrange your taxis in advance although the owners do offer to take/collect you if you wish.
1 Dec 2012
"Best holiday ever!"
Choosing Fran's Holiday Cottage was the best decision we could've ever made. Sabrina and her family took care of us since the very first moment of our vacation: picked us up at the airport, … More
28 Sep 2012
"hospitality with a capital H"
Sabrina & Jose Pool are the perfect hosts, they are both very kind and considerate and never pass without a kind word to ensure their guests are happy.
EVERYTHING is provided in the cottage plus lots more... IE Fresh fruit and vegtables from Jose farm, he even bought us a huge "Red Snapper" but we had to decline this offer as it was far too big for the two of us ( it would have fed us for a week ) but a very kind gesture.
We have given 5/5 for accommodation/appliances but this does not do "Frans Cottage" justice it is true "Home from Home" with your every need catered for and most importantly we felt very safe and secure.
If you are reading this and considering going to the Seychelles then look no further for accommodation this place was absolutely perfect.
Many thanks Sabrina & Jose for making our 3 week stay so enjoyable. And good luck for the future.
17 Aug 2012
"Comfortable and Inviting"
My husband and I stayed at Fran's Holiday Cottage this summer. The service provided was outstanding. We were met at the airport by the owner, Sabrina Pool. The cottage was clean with fresh flo… More
2 Jun 2012
"Better than a hotel"
I must say that we enjoyed our stay at Fran's Holiday Cottage. We were very relaxed and our hosts made sure everything was taken care of. Jojo even barbecued a delicious fish for us one evening for our dinner. This place is very nicely situated to explore the south of the Island and refreshingly away from the tourist zones. In saying that, the Island is quite small and it is not difficult to get there by car. The cottage is close to the airport and Central Victoria is about 20 minutes drive away.
I want to thank Sabrina, Jojo and their family for taking care of us. They helped make this trip very special. We really were sad when leaving.
28 Apr 2012
"perfection in paradise"
Sabrina Pool...well what can i say, she is the perfect and attention to detail host! the house is very comfortable, clean and well supplied with all the things you need and more..Sabrina is always on hand to offer her help and even took us out for trip around her part of the island, this really made a difference to our stay as we were able to see things that would have passed us buy. We did not hire a car on this trip, but sabrina can even help there, so very considerate of her to take us out for the day. I only have positive things to say...her husband Jo-jo even caught us a red-snapper and along with his family prepared a bbq for us and it was nice to be able to realx and share this meal....we came to the Seychelles for a wedding on Cerf island, my nephew , staying in BeauVallon the first part and then Pointe de sel so it was great. The beach we used daily ( husband son-26, and sister) was Anse royale it was a short bus ride from Sabrinas, even though she would always offer a lift...and it was a nice way to spend the day, having done so much the week before it was just perfect. I think Sabrina is a natural when it comes to letting, she has that little bit extra and it shines through...enjoy!! you would nt be dissapointed. Oh forgot yo mention on arrival as they have their own veg farm we were greeted with lovely freshly picked veg and salad, a fridge full of basic essential what more could one ask for.....
15 Nov 2011
"Great stay at Fran Cottage!!!"
Our stay at Fran´s Holiday Cottage was wonderful. I do really recommend it to all kind of people: families with kids, couples, friends...
The house is recently renovated and has everything that you may need: kitchen completely full equipped, dining room with TV, one complete Bathroom, two beautiful bedrooms with AC and a nice veranda outside. If you rent a car, there is parking possibility. There is also a nice beach quite near the house, Anse Royale. Don´t miss it!
The owner, Sabrina, is a kindly person who is really interested in your comfortably stay in the island and help you in all the things you may need: for example, she picked us up at the airport the first day, she drove us to Victoria to take the ferry to the other islands, she provided us the first day with the basic food to eat…I cannot say anything more than “Thanks a lot, Sabrina!! You made our stay in Mahe perfect and we do really think about coming back to Mahe and stay with you again”. We really felt like “at home” at Fran Cottage.
Spain, November 2011