House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Riverside Villa is a recently built airy large comfortable detached home. It has 2 large Lounges, Bar area, Dining room for 8, Kitchen & 3 double Air Conditioned Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms. Situated on the northern estuary foreshore it has outstanding views and nearby beaches. It is located in a friendly small fishing village.
The Villa is complete with all clean linen and towels. A maid will visit on a twice weekly basis to change bedding and thoroughly clean the Villa. It may be possible to arrange for the maid to visit more regularly at reasonable rates to do washing, ironing and clean the Villa. Spare bedding is available.
The TV and DVD is located in the lower lounge. The kitchen has a seperate utility room with washing machine and ironing facilities. One twin bedroom and a shower room are also on the ground floor.
Upstairs is a further lounge and the bar (with refrigerator), the master bedroom suite, a further twin bedroom and master luxury bathroom. .
The balcony is well-equipped with tables and chairs on which to enjoy a cooling drink or al fresco meal. In the evening relax and listen to the water lapping against the moored boats on the river. The sunbathing deck is accessed from the balcony and provides a perfect secluded suntrap above the riverbank. Both provide magnificent views of the estuary and ocean.
The East Coast
The house is an ideal base for a quiet restful holiday with beautiful views across the estuary and a short boatride to wonderful beaches. It is a great base from which to explore the Island we are sure you will enjoy the your stay at the Villa as much as we do.
The Villa is ideal for families and small groups of friends.
The price also includes all utilities and unlimited internet access.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Small local beach or Isle au Cerfs 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Mauritius airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Closed former line 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 24|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The well fitted user friendly Kitchen has dishwashers and a, sparate utility room, bar area, balcony with beautiful views ideal for sitting out or dining. There are 2 comfortable lounges with fans.
The ensuite bathroom also has access for use as a house bathroom
All bedrooms are Air Conditioned.
A superb base for families and small groups of friends
A maid will attend twice weekly
|Further details outdoors|
Extensive private sun deck.
Magnificent views over the river and estuary.
Kayaks included. Family related boatmen closeby available for fishing trips, trips to the waterfall or Isle au Cerfs with beaches, bars and restaurants and watersports. A Best Western hotel is in the village, The Four seasons is about 1 mile across the peninsular and aother luxury hotels, including the world famous Tousserok, are closeby.
There is a 200 GBP booking deposit to confirm and hold the dates you require. There is a 300 GBP security deposit required 4 weeks prior to your arrival. These deposits will be refunded within one week following your departure.
The agreed rate will also be due 4 weeks prior to your arrival.
Payment in the UK can be made by Bank transfer. Paypal can also be used to transfer monies from other countries. Sterling cheques accepted.
Further details will be provided as necessary.
The Mauritius East Coast/Grand Port region
The East Coast tends to be quieter and more exclusive than the West Coast and benefits from the cooling breeze from the sea to mitigate the heat of summer. It is centred around the Isle au Cerf area and Grand River South East is just a few minutes boat ride from the Isle. Several exclusive hotels such as Tousserok and Four Seasons are located nearby.
Grand River South East is a delightful traditional village with great views and fantastic nearby beaches, boat rides, fishing trips, golf courses and a waterfall. This is an unspoilt rural seaside village to get away from the hustle and bustle. There are taxis that can take you on island tours that are very inexpensive. The related local boatmen will take you to, and collect you from, secluded beaches or to the popular local waterfall or on fishing trips.
As well as a small local beach, the superb beaches of Isle au Cerfs are only a short boat ride away. These have wonderful clear water in the lagoon ideal for snorkling. Watersports snd paragliding are also available, along with bars and restaurants near the main landing stage. Visits to both the quiet restful beaches and the more
touristic end of the Isle are advised. The Isle also has the nearest golf course along its spine.
Whilst Isle au Cerfs has long been popular for its delightful beaches, the whole area has become more popular in the last few years and several 5* are just a short taxi ride away. This has not detracted from the unspoiled character of Bel Air and Centre of Flacq, the two local towns which still have traditional shops selling everything, often in the same store. Bartering may bring you bargains in some local shops.
Bel Air, Mauritius
The Villa is located on the the fringe of the village on the river estuaryand nearby are the well kept local park and beach, the small village store and a shady village centre. The ferry jetty is less than 200 metres from where a free ferry crosses the river to the neighbouring village of Deux Freres. Restaurants are available at the local hotels or in nearby towns. Additionally lunchtime retaurants and beach bar-b-ques are available on Isle au Cerfs by prior booking.
Buses and communal taxis pass the Villa ,but taxis with English speaking drivers are available for trips to local supermarkets or on an island tour that is very inexpensive. The local boatman will take you to and collect you from secluded beaches of Isle au Cerfs or up the river to the waterfall. On this journey you frequently can see monkeys in the trees of the gorge, or even shoals of flying fish if you are lucky.
A wide range of watersports are available on Isle au Cerfs. These include parasailing, waterskiing, tube and banana boats. Deep sea fishing for marlin is at nearby Trou de Douce as is a small waterpark. Kayaking on the river is included. Beach barbeques or inshore fishing trips can be arranged with the local boatmen. Tourist catamaran and Pirate Boats pass in front of the Villa on a daily basis.
We have found that it is pleasant to stroll around the small friendly village during either the day or eveving and you will assuredly be greeted by the local inhabitants.
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1 Jun 2013
This vacation was wonderfully enhanced by our stay at this house. The "hosts" next door made it even better. This location "gone native" would not be for the resort crowd, but for … More
2 Jan 2012
"Best holiday i have ever been on....would highly recommend it - a Dream Come True!!!"
Just returned from an incredible holiday in Mauritius! Riverside Cottage really made the holiday very special and convenient. Amenities are perfect, clean, tidy and has everything you need on holiday and more, all I needed to purchase was food! The size is amazing, with many entertaining areas including a very big balcony overlooking the sea and mountains, and another entertaining area with a bar. Great location and accessibility is perfect, even have private taxi drivers! Riverside Cottage is located right where the river meets the sea which means you get great use of the speed boats right on your door step that take you either to the beautiful waterfall (a must see in Mauritius) and then in the other direction, a 7 minute boat ride takes you to paradise island of Ils aux cerfs. On Ils aux cerfs you have the luxury of either being taken to the tourist side and take advantage of all the water sports or you can be dropped of at a private beach at not extra cost – pure luxury! The boat service (Surjulle) will take you when ever you wish to go with such service. Regarding the house, I couldn't have asked for more. Perfect for families, groups and even couples. I highly recommend to stay here.
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