Maison 199: paradise found..
About the home
Paradise found. Looking for the convenience of self-catering with all the luxuries of a five-star resort? Look no further than Maison 199. With its spacious interiors and stunning position on the beach, this tropical gem will make all your island dreams come true.
The generously proportioned ground floor is wonderful for relaxing and entertaining. Immaculately decorated lounge, dining and kitchen areas open directly onto a veranda that spans the full façade of the house, offering you magnificent views from every corner.
This is the place to enjoy the delights of the island life: breakfast al fresco while you watch a pair of eagle rays frolic in the turquoise ocean below, then take a swim in your sparkling private pool before strolling to the beach. While Anse Bernik is directly in front of you, it is just one of three private beaches on Eden Island – Anse Tec Tec and Anse Bernitier are a short walk (or EPV-ride) away. And all offer superb swimming, snorkeling and fly fishing.
For those who love to cook, the kitchen is fully equipped with state-of-the-art Miele appliances and there is a Weber gas barbecue. Modern conveniences include washing machine and tumble dryer, and the Maison has satellite TV, ceiling fans and air-conditioning.
Upstairs you will find three gorgeous double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and separate WC. The king-size master suite and even boasts its own TV and DVD system. Two bedrooms open onto an enormous balcony with comfortable armchairs and sun loungers from which you can enjoy beautiful vistas of the Indian Ocean and Mahe's lush mountains. A perfect location for sundowners. The third bedroom has views to the island of St Anne.
The Maison comes complete with an Electrically Powered Vehicle (EPV)/golf buggy that's ideal for zipping off to the deli for supplies, to the spa for a massage, or to the boardwalk for cocktails and a spot of super-yacht watching.
Maison 199 is ideal for friends, a family, or a romantic couple seeking more space and privacy than a hotel room or apartment.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Anse Bernik, 5m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Gym, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site|
Further details indoors:
• Satellite TV with over 50 channels
• Full home theatre system
• Selection of CDs and board games
• All linen and towels provided
• Additional guest bathroom downstairs
• Wi-Fi available at the Clubhouse and Marina
Further details outdoors:
• Large private pool
• Lush tropical garden
• Covered carport with complimentary golf cart (EPV)
• Complimentary access to all resort facilities – gym, tennis court, boule court, beach volleyball, kids play-park
• Use of Clubhouse and further two communal swimming pools on Eden Island
• Restaurants and delis at the marina and across Eden Bridge
• Spa and hairdresser
• Yacht and fishing charters available from the marina
Rate includes housekeeping on weekdays.
Special rates for longer stays.
The Mahe region
ABOUT MAHE & THE SEYCHELLES
The unique beauty of the Seychelles has drawn visitors from far and wide for centuries. An unspoiled paradise rarely encountered in this modern world, the archipelago is made up of 115 idyllic islands, many still uninhabited.
Pleasantly tropical, with weather that ranges between 24° C and 31° C all year round, most of the islands lie well outside the cyclone belt.
Each island has its own character…and its own treasures.
Mahé, the largest, has much to offer the fortunate traveler who steps onto its palm-fringed shores: from postcard-perfect beaches and some of the Indian Ocean’s finest dive sites to the world’s smallest capital, the colourful Victoria. Here, you can shop for crafts, spices and fresh produce at the market or get a taste of Creole cuisine and island-style nightlife. Victoria’s sights include the National Museum and ‘Little Ben’, a smaller replica of London’s Big Ben clock tower. The Botanical Garden, with its endemic flora and fauna, including giant tortoises, is definitely worth a visit.
It may be tempting to spend your entire holiday enjoying the ocean’s bounty – Mahé's snorkeling, sailing and fishing conditions are unparalleled – but make time to explore the island’s granitic mountains and mysterious forests too. Take a hike through the Morne Seychellois National Park or the exotic scenic drive from Victoria to Port Glaud.
As the hub of the archipelago, Mahé is a springboard to the rest of the Seychelles. A short boat ride will get you to Cerf or Sainte Anne for lunch, while the ferry travels to Praslin and La Digue daily. Domestic flights are available to most outer islands, and, if you wish to follow in the honeymoon footsteps of Will and Kate, North Island is just a helicopter hop away.
The Eden Island / Roche Caiman area
ABOUT EDEN ISLAND
Eden Island is the most desirable self-catering holiday destination in the Seychelles. Built on a reclaimed coral island and linked to Mahé via a bridge, this stunning residential marina comprises 56 hectares of tropical heaven surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. The development has a resort-like feel with luxurious apartments, maisons and villas interspersed with lush gardens, palm-fringed beaches and private waterways.
5-star facilities include a fully equipped gymnasium, swimming pools, tennis, volley ball and boule courts, two spas, a deli, several restaurants, even a play-park for kids.
Eden Island’s beautiful beaches offer safe swimming in turquoise waters and superb snorkeling, thanks to live coral beds. For the more adventurous, yacht and fishing charters are available and there is a dive centre at the entrance to Eden Bridge. While the ocean teems with amazing sea life, the marina, one of few deep enough to accommodate super-yachts, is home to magnificent pleasure craft from across the globe.
Parking is available immediately across the bridge, and thereafter the resort is traversable only by EPV (golf buggy) or bicycle – adding to its quiet exclusivity. This is a place to slow down, take it easy and discover the delights of the island life.
Only minutes from picturesque Victoria – the world’s smallest capital – Eden Island is the ideal base for exploring Mahé: take a taxi to the market, or hire a car for a day trip to catch the waves at Beauvallon Bay, hike the mountains of the Morne Seychellois National Park, and partake in a rum tasting at Takamaka. Close to the airport and ferry too, it is also perfectly placed for island hopping around Seychelles. Although, with everything your holiday heart desires available on Eden Island itself, you’d be forgiven for never wanting to leave.
The friendly Eden Island team is always on hand to assist with reservations, enquiries and advice.
How to get there
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Located in the heart of the Seychelles archipelago, 4° south of the equator, Eden Island is just 300 metres from Mahé, to which it is linked by a bridge.
Frequent international flights into Seychelles International Airport on Mahé – a mere ten-minute drive from Eden Island - make getting there a simple task. What’s more, flying times to Seychelles are relatively short: 10 hours from London, 9½ hours from Paris, 8½ hours from Rome or Milan and 4½ hours from Johannesburg.
Flights are available from numerous destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Airlines flying in include Air Austral (Reunion), Air Seychelles, Blue Panarama (Italy), Condor (Germany), Emirates (Dubai), Etihad, Kenya Air and Qatar.
Access by sea craft is also an option, as Eden Island is a deep-water, international marina capable of handling super yachts of up to 100 metres in lengh
Activities near Eden Island
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
07 May 2013
From the moment my plane touched down at Mahe airport, I could feel I was somewhere special. I have visited many resorts in Bali and around Australia, but the vibe here was just unique. I undertook a... more
26 Apr 2013
There wasn't a moment I did not savor while staying at Maison 199 on Eden Island. The accommodation was perfect; charming, clean and pleasantly modern.
Days were spent plunging in the private pool or adventuring to one of Eden's pristine beaches to snorkel, play volleyball or just to sink our toes into the sand. But, my favorite part of the day was relaxing on the balcony while sipping on a cool drink and gazing at the crystal water and palm-dotted beach across the way. A picture I will not soon forget.
Most evenings we barbecued on the porch and ate overlooking the water, a perfect way to end the day. Before crawling into bed, sometimes we would take one last dip under the stars or just sit and enjoy our surrounding unspoiled paradise.
Each room was tastefully decorated and perfectly captured the tranquil, beach atmosphere. Room-controlled central air throughout the unit made it extremely comfortable, for sleeping and relaxing.
I would recommend Maison 199 in a heartbeat. I definitely plan on returning.
18 Apr 2013
Our family of five ( two teenagers and twelve year old) had a relaxing and enjoyable ten days on Eden Island. We loved the fact that we could walk to a choice of private and beautiful beaches, where the snorkeling was outstanding. The maison was simple and stylish, with every necessity (and many luxuries) provided. Day trips from the island are essential, although we became so relaxed and comfortable that it was often hard to move from the beautiful maison pool, where we could gaze out at the turquoise sea and tropical forests on the mountains. Day drives to the endless and exquisite beaches, and the delightful restaurants on Mahe are essential. Our highlight was a trip to La Digue, where we hired bikes to explore the quaint little island. Paradise for urban weary souls.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: American $||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|4 persons||9 Nov 12||2 Jul 13||$ 3150||$ 500||$ 500||5 Nights|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Max 6 persons||11 Nov 12||1 Jan 14||$ 4200||$ 650||$ 650||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Daily cleaning service included.
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