A Special House on the Beach
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
RIGHT ON a beautiful long stretch of white sand beach house in the most desirable region of Mauritius, near the world famous One and Only St.Geran and L'Touserok Hotels - playgrounds of the rich and famous. Offers the best of both worlds, the space and flexibility of self-catering with the option of never lifting a finger. Our staff are available to look after your every need from private airport transfers and suitcase unpacking through to grocery shopping, childcare, cooking and Indian head massages on your huge daybed overlooking the ocean. The air-conditioned Indonesian themed interior is complete with crisp white bed linen, beach robes, towels and beach bags as well as other home comforts, such as complimentary wireless internet, Bose docking station, flat screen TV and Nespresso coffee machine. Bread, milk and fresh coconuts are delivered to your veranda at sunrise each morning and fishermen from the beach will offer you their daily catch to BBQ as the sun goes down.
This house offers the perfect romantic backdrop to relax and rediscover the magic in your life whilst also being fully but discreetly equipped for a young family. Huge beach front swimming pool-with a shallow end perfect for the children and large separate baby pool. Water sports available on your doorstep, beautiful horses brought to your door for sunset rides- international standard golf courses a 10-minute car ride away.Quiet and peaceful, front line uninterrupted ocean view yet only fifteen minutes walk to Belle Mare with bars and Restaurants easy access to all amenities, including the local market for bargain hunting and fresh fruit and vegetables & excellent restaurants for eating out as well as fabulous street food everywhere.
The beautiful 5 & 6*hotels (The Residence and Beau Rivage) are only a barefoot beach-walk away and our friends there welcome your custom at their relaxed beach bars and fine dining restaurants so you can eat in or out to suit your mood, indulge in their spas or enjoy their daily and evening entertainments and activities. This is a very special place that will ruin you for all your future holidays!
Our guests often return. For info on what to do in Mauritius go to http://mauritiusattractions.com/activities.php
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Belle Mare 1 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport 70 km|
|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, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Cool bedrooms with huge Indonesian double beds with thick mattresses draped in white linen and muslin overlooking the beach, palms and ocean. White tiled floors, loos and good strong showers up & downstairs. Kitchen and living room with breathtaking ocean views and plenty of seating. Shaded veranda with armchairs and huge cushions where you can snooze and read in the heat of the day or enjoy a pedicure or other in-house beauty treatments with a G&T. Two shaded and covered outdoor eating areas. All you would expect to find is there including a great dishwasher in the form of the lovely Ouma, the English speaking daily maid.
The house is also totally baby friendly with all you could need and more right down to soft spoons, high chair, baby bath, stair gates and top of the range travel cots as well as a great English speaking nanny! There are plenty of CDs and DVDs, books, games and toys as well as the option of Internet access so take a laptop. Extras include a coffee machine, internet, i pod doc, smoothy-maker, boogie boards, pool toys, and snorkelling equipment.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is accessed through a private security electric gate, which is manned 24hours a day and it benefits day and night from a conscientious security team of friendly English speaking Mauritians. One house is superior to it's neighbours and the only one with a private and fully fenced garden, which adjoins the beach. It contains a private outdoor covered dining area seating 8 +, a huge and decadent linen covered day bed and 6 sun beds. Sanjay the gardener brings supplies, keeps the garden watered and maintained and takes away your rubbish daily. There is a huge pool with paddling, shallow and deep area. This is shared but as the other houses are mostly private and often only used once or twice a year by their rather privileged owners you will often have this area to yourself. There is a BBQ, outdoor shower and your own parking right outside.. Step onto the beach for all imaginable watersports including kite surfing, diving, snorkelling & sailing.
We can provide you with a Chauffeur driven car and guide for the length of your stay at a cost of around £53.00 a day - for 6 people (back by 6.00pm)He can be booked on a daily or weekly basis and will take you anywhere you would want to go, be it the world famous unique 7 coloured earth at Chamarel, The Black River Gorges in the Mountains,The Northern and Southern Beaches of Mauritius, the dormant Volcanoes and Craters, beautiful Waterfalls, swimming with dolphins, golf, big game fishing,or if you just want to go shopping ( good designer factory shops)! Ravi is a discreet and informative guide and a safe and steady driver so you can roam the island, without fear of getting lost or paying for parking etc. Car hire can be arranged from the house whilst you are there so no need to pre book.
The fourth bedroom with an equally spectacular views is on the second floor and accessed by a very steep staircase. This fourth room is therefore unsuitable from very young, elderly or infirm guests.
The telephone only receives incoming calls unless you request the call bar to be lifted. The two single beds are in a ground floor bedroom and this room does not have of a view. This ground floor room is ideal for children as it is next door to the bathroom but would have to be regarded as the short straw as the other three rooms are all nicer.
Smoking on the verandah would be OK but please never indoors. Cigarrette damage to our beach house will not be taken lightly whereas other accidents are usually accepted as natural wear and tear For more details on what to do in Mauritiius go to http://mauritiusattractions.com/activities.php
The Mauritius East Coast/Grand Port region
The east coast can lay claim to the setting for some of the islands most luxurious hotels and resorts, set on first class beaches, and wafted by the cooling breezes created by the welcome south east tradewinds.more exclusive than the mass tourism regions of Grand Bay and Flic en Flac.
The number of hotels occupying the east coast of Mauritius in no way means packed and overcrowded beaches. The region offers a number of idyllic beaches for those who prefer the tranquillity of basking in the sun on an all but deserted beach. However, for those who prefer the more active beach life the local hotels a offering every water sport and other activity imaginable.
There is also no shortage of places to dine, especially for lovers of good food, with some of the top hotels offering everything from the finest gourmet cuisine to laid back beach bars Lovers of golf will also be drawn to this region, with three private championship golf courses and two golf academies located here.
The east coast is a very popular with many attractions. The glorious white sand beaches and abundance of water sport activities can be enjoyed all year round in this fantastic climate. Spectacular beaches and lagoons and historical sites and villages make this a varied and interesting place to visit.Cntre de Flacq is the largest town on the east coast and has all the amenities one could wish for. There is a rich cultural heritage and colonial architecture.
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Our house is located in the sheltered bay of Palmar , part of the beautiful Belle Mare region. Located on the Eastern coast of the country, the long stretches of white sandy beach with a sheltered turquoise lagoon protected by an offshore coral reef characterize the Belle Mare beach in Mauritius, making ideal for swimming and snorkelling. The house is 50mins from Mauritius’ main airport and 40 minutes from Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. The house and garden adjoins the beach. All manner of water sports are available near the house either by arrangement with the hotels or at the centres dotted along the coast. These including water skiing, hobiecats, laser sails, canoes, snorkelling , kitesurfing and windsurfing. Big game fishing and scuba diving are also available nearby. Land-based activities include great markets, fantastic restaurants, shopping, spas, beautiful horses brought to your door, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, bicycles; yoga class, aqua-gym, kite flying, beach football the list goes on.
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29 Aug 2014
"Wonderful home from home"
This is a lovely family home set on the same beach as all thetop 5 star luxury hotels. It's part of a complex of 15 houses sharing a large unheated pool with direct beach access. Louise's … More
25 Aug 2014
"Didnt want to come home!"
We had a fantastic time staying at this property. From start to finish (and we never wanted it to end) this really was a holiday to remember and hopefully not of a lifetime because we would love to g… More
2 Jun 2014
"Beautiful ! We should keep this place a secret !"
I will not bore you with the places we have previously visited/ stayed, please note this is a very exceptional place for those who want fine dinning in luxury of hotels within 200 metres, and the relaxing feeling of having a beautiful luxury 4 bed place place right on the beach , and being able to "kick back" and chill out mega style !! friendly people, supermarkets (selling all European food even a large SPAR shop) within 10 min taxi drive. Five star dinning within 200m walk along the beach, just "chill" leave the hotel life behind. Great for kid 100% safe ,really good.
I cannot find anything but praise for the House on the Beach; the location ; the accommodation ; the amenities; the comfort; location and in case I forgot the location !
WOW . Thank you Louise for a great holiday
25 Nov 2013
"Great location, lovely staff, excellently organised"
My husband and I stayed for 2 weeks with our 2 year old daughter in November. Having considered a number of hotels in the area we happened upon this self catering option and decided that for the cost and ease that a house could be a good option for us.
We could not have been happier.
The owner, Louise, really makes the difference as far as I'm concerned. Her information sheet was invaluable but before ariving and whilst we were there. The help, Ravi and Ouma, were exactly as described, trustworthy, kind and helpful.
The house is a well used and loved beach house. It is not a minimalist, luxury pad and is all the more comfortable for it. The bedrooms are large and bright and breezy (with excellent A/C which only needs to be on for 5 minutes and the room is cool), there is plenty of storage for all your things. There are oodles of towels and bath robes and the bedding is changed each week for you too. The showers, whilst old, work perfectly and are very very hot. and the house itself is so well appointed, at no point did I look for something in the kitchen and not find it.
The location couldn't be much better. You are right by the beach with plenty of beach either sied of the house to walk to. There are rock pools to play in, crabs to find, fish to look at and starfish in the water right outsode the house.
The hotels either side are close enough and whilst we only used a couple - the Lux and the Residence - for dinner, had we not been as tied to the house we would have used them far more.
The thing about this place is that it offers the best of both worlds. The flexibility of self catering, the great prices of the island and the accesability of the hotels restaurants and bars and watersports should you wish to use them.
We had Ravi's wife make us dinner a few times - mauritian food delivered ready to eat to the door - and it was absolutely to die for. What a luxury on a self catering holiday to have food cooked for you, but to still feel relaxed and easy.
The pool next to the house is clean and was practically emplty all the time we were there.
The garden with daybed means that you can do very little (and trust me we did) and still not feel housebound.
The weather was incredible, the breeze coming from the sea was very welcome on our hot hot days.
In no way did we make the most of the island or even the local area (with a 2 year old who slept for 2-3 hours each day at home so that we were able to relax and sunbathe in the garden) but we would absolutely make more of it when we (hopefully) return.
I really would say this was excellent value for money and have already recommended it to friends and family.
Many many thanks Louise.
Wow what a lovely review. Thank you so much, it must have taken you ages to write and I know what it's like when you come back from holiday, always so hectic trying to catch up with day to day things.. Especially after a long journey with a little one.
im so glad that you were well looked after and found the special magic of this place and the people, like we have been doing for years..it has certainly spoilt us for other beach holidays and we have tried a few over the years.
Many thanks again Louise x
20 Nov 2013
"The perfect house on the beach"
This was our second trip here with our two boys, 7 and 10. The house is very well equipped, clean and homely. It really is right on the beach which we all loved. The large swimming pool was used only by our family which meant the boys could use a ball etc without disturbing anyone. My husband went diving most days and this time my 10 year old son was also able to achieve his PADI. They went with David and Dev from Dive Time, base at the other side of Belle Mare. David was my son's instructor and he was excellent, very patient and thorough. We hope to be back again.
6 Nov 2013
"a great relaxing holiday"
Thank you for the lovely holiday in your Special house on the beach. The Location is perfect.and the staff is friendly and very helpful .
Ravi the taxi driver picked us from the Airport and we made Sightseeing tours around Mauritius,Ouma the cleaning Lady is very nice, we all loved her, Sanjay the gardener
brought breads and coconut water every morning and did the barbeque of the catch of the day lobsters and fishes..hm..hm.We enjoyed Dewika massage. We were spoilt by the staff
11 Aug 2013
"Best of both worlds, great location"
I stayed at the property with my wife and daughter (17) plus her friend.
The property itself is very nice but not luxurious and this was made clear at the time of booking so was totally expected. It was very clean and with a daily maid service included (except Sundays). Whilst it sleeps eight, the living room/kitchen is really only suitable for 5 or 6 max.
The owner of the property provides extremely extensive notes to make your stay as comfortable as possible and its definitely worth reading these and taking them with you.
We decided not to hire a car but to use the recommended taxi driver/tour guide and found Ravi to be an absolute star who took us all over the island. He also booked speed boats, swimming with dolphins, bbq/ile aux cerf trip etc..
He is very trustworthy and got us a good deal on all of these. His wife also makes excellent curries and deliver them to order.
We also made good use of the local hotels, in particular the Luxe Belle Mare which is very nice but fairly pricey. We also use Hotel Ambre, which was equally plush but the buffet dinner wasnt a patch on the Luxe but was nice for lunch and is next door to the house. The Residence was a little bit further along the beach but fantastic and well worth a visit.
The house is right on the beach and we had the swimming pool almost to ourselves for two weeks also. It was total relaxation for two weeks and if that's what you are looking for and don't mind paying the prices in the quality hotels you should book. If you are looking for 'nightlife' maybe go somewhere else.
19 Jun 2013
This was my 7th visit to Mauritius, it is such a beautiful island and the people are lovely, warm and friendly. I decided this time to go independent of the hotels. The accomadation was as decribed, a basic semi detached house on a complex with adequate facilites, although could have done with a little TLC (apparently the place was decorated the day after I departed). The view of the Indian Ocean was wonderful.
I loved the nespresso coffee machine, shame there were only 4 capsules available and there wasn't more to purchase. Instruction manuels (microwave, washing machine, TV, DVD etc.) for electrical goods would have been very useful.
The pool was lovely and well maintained. There were approx 14 of the houses occupied during my visit in Feb 2013, so the pool was busy with lots of children. Nice place for families.
Need to be careful of the house sun-loungers as the metal armrests get very hot! Also watch out for the coconuts falling from the trees.
I loved walking into Belle Mare and found a snack bar called Sailesh Snack Take Away Service serving brilliant fresh inexpensive food; on the other extreme Le Troussrock Hotel has a brilliant restaurant and well worth a treat!
Went to Port Louis and the Botanical Gardens. Its possible to get a local taxis and there are loads available, into Flac and then catch the bus, easy and fun to do.
The house and garden are situated at the front of the complex facing the beach, so all the residents do use the path and gate along side, regularly to access the beach throughout the day, making it a busy throughfare, so don't expect any privacy!
All the beaches are for public use and the beach hawkers regularly park in front of the garden in cars, vans for the day, plus the fishermans moped and bikes. There are even more cars parked at the weekends when locals use the beach. Listen out for the ice cream van which comes round daily!
The owner supplies a comprehensive information pack when booking which includes a number of rules and regulations, including how much to tip her staff. Personally, I prefer to tip staff anywhere at my own discretion.
Back to Le Trossrock Hotel next year for me!
I'm glad you found some aspects of your stay to your liking but sorry you were disappointed with the lack of privacy that you felt whilst staying at our beach house.
You unfortunately stayed at time which coincided with an annual major holiday in Belle Mare where many locals were on holiday and therefore heading for the beach. As you will have discovered they are all lovely people inside and out and a delight to watch as they fish and walk with their families. For some of your stay a rare big family wedding of one of the other other house owners was taking place. Guests at this wedding had booked out many of the usually empty other houses which accounts for it being busier than we have ever known it to be.
As you are used to L'Touserok at 10 times the cost of our Villa, I fear that your expectations of our lovely beach house were slightly unrealistic. I know that you were holidaying alone, probably because you like your privacy. Therefore despite it's private garden and eating areas, choosing our house which is right on one of the best beaches in Mauritius was not ideal for you as there will always be other people on it, especially during a public holiday. Hopefully the rather difficult circumstances that you came home to after your holiday have now eased and life is good once again.
8 May 2013
"It really is...A Special House on the Beach"
We had a fabulous stay in this glorious place. Everyday we would walk past the exclusive hotels and think how lucky we were to have our own villa right on the beach! Staying in a villa for us was preferable to staying in a resort as we wanted to spend quality time with extended family, much easier in a villa as you are not restricted to a room or surrounded by other people all the time. The villa option for us worked well as we could sit on the patio and still keep an eye on the kids running in and out of the pool, as well as being able to help ourselves to drinks and snacks at any time without paying hotel prices for them. We bought crayfish and fish direct from the fisherman and loved being able to have these casual meals together in a relaxed atmosphere. The hotel restaurants only opened at 7:30pm which was sometimes a bit late for our little ones after a busy day, so we often opted for a home cooked take out of Mauritian curry prepared by Ravi's wife - absolutely fantastic. If you want to dine out, top hotels are an easy walk away. My father in law is 78 so we did not venture out too far, but really enjoyed the beach bar restaurant at Ambre, the hotel next door on a few nights. The staff, especially the caretaker/driver/tour guide Ravi is great and nothing is too much trouble.
4 Mar 2013
From my first enquiry, Louise, the owner was very helpful and informative. She has taken the time to produce a lengthy document packed full of information, both about the island in general and the area in more detail.
We were met at the airport as arranged and taken to the house. Unfortunately it was wet and windy but very very hot! We arrived in a cyclone which lasted several days but there are no weather guarantees in the tropics.
The house is not large but perfect for four adults or a family with children. It is exactly what she says "a beach house". It is a holiday home with all you need, and the beach could not be closer. We did a mixture of eating out, cooking and making use of the BBQ. Ouma the housekeeper keeps the house clean on a daily basis and is happy to iron etc for a supplement.
We hired a car for the duration of our stay. This was cheap enough and gave us some flexibility especially on wet days.
The house is on a small complex and most of the houses were occupied at some point. Mostly by French or Mauritian people. The swimming pool is large and a welcome respite from the heat. We found the sea to be too shallow for swimming which was a shame as it looks so beautiful.
We had many walks along the beach, both ways, past all the hotels. There seem to be fishermen in the sea most of the time catching the little fish, and there was always something to look at.
We did explore the island a little but actually quite liked where we were. The nearby village, Belle Mare, has some really nice little local shops we were delighted to support. And then there are the large "designer" stores where you have a minder on entry, disliked that!
It was most certainly a place to relax and get away from the pressures of normal life, this we did in spades!
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