Exterior & LandscapeFront facade of the house on the hill
Charming Studio with Ocean View

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The studio is absolutely ideal for a fantastic experience on our paradise island! A wonderful little hideaway perched atop a little hill in a peaceful & calm setting with breathtaking views of the ocean. Perfect for honeymooners & travellers! :)

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $11 / night after 2 guests
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The space

This self-catering detached studio is perched atop a little hill in the northern part of the main island in Machabée, Mahe. Full of character and simplistic island charm, it is a lovely little place to stay at whilst on your holiday. The property has A/C plus a cooling fan and also benefits from the natural cool breeze blowing in. There is a wonderful balcony overlooking the ocean view and there is another small exterior area with a little table and a couple of chairs near the rocks and trees so you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine as you relax to the melodies of the tropical birdsong.

Please note that the apartment is not suitable for children between 1 - 5 years old. We do not mind parents with babies who are not of walking age that are being supervised or kids of 6 years old and above since there are many steps leading up to the apartment and we personally prefer to not have the worry about the safety of little children smaller than this given the altitude of the studio.

The area is within 10 minutes drive to the famous Beau Vallon Beach where you can find several tourist attractions, restaurants and watersports and approx 15 minutes drive to Victoria, the capital town centre.

Nearby within 5 - 10 minutes walk you will find a couple of small local shops for your basic grocery needs and along the coast in either direction there are some idyllic beach spots where you may very likely experience the beach just to yourselves. We can help you with your fishing and boating excursion bookings and help you with car hire arrangements, just let us know what you would like.

We can arrange your airport transfer to the apartment for 500 Rupees upon arrival.

Guest access

Guests have the entire place just to themselves with private access to everything in the apartment.

Interaction with guests

We live nearby and are always happy to help with advice or anything that you need, you can just pop down to our place. We will always be here to welcome you and show you to your apartment when you arrive and give you a little tour of everything. Interaction is based on a per guest basis, if you want to be left alone to enjoy your holiday, we respect that and if you want to get to know us more, we welcome that as well - it's really whatever makes you happy, we just access the apartment every 4 days to clean it and change the linen! :)

The neighborhood

Great part of the island in a peaceful and calm area yet close enough to the busier Beau Vallon and Victoria within 10 - 15 minutes drive. Right next to the north coast of the island where there are some of the best snorkelling spots on Mahe along the way from Machabee to Beau Vallon.

Getting around

There are bus stops conveniently located within 3 minutes walk from the apartment. The bus service starts daily around 5.30 AM and finishes by 7.30 - 8.00 PM everyday which busses typically passing every 30 minutes. It is advisable to get a rental car no matter where you are staying ion Mahe as it is the most convenient way of discovering the island at your own pace.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

We love this little house and like to treat it with respect so it stays happy. Please keep the property and all furniture in good condition and only use devices for their intended uses. Please smoke on the balcony. Animals are not allowed.The owners are not responsible for loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. Parking: Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas. Housekeeping is provided every 4th day and is included in the rental rate. Linens and towels are included in the unit, but we suggest you bring beach towels. Have a great stay!!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

127 Reviews

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洁莹 User Profile
May 2017
Perfect!perfect!perfect! It's a really awesome place. Firstly because of we renting a car, so when we reach the house almost 9:30pm. But Gene she and her husband waiting for me . And then they ar soooo nice. They showed us everything in the house. It's like a studio and with balcony. From the balcony we can see the sunrise! And super excellent ocean view. The washroom is very clean. In one word, it's really a good place deserve to stay at least for 2 days. One more thing. Because we ar driving, and when we went back home, the entrance is not so much visiable, Gene she put a board near the entrance! This surprised us and we feel we ar not living outside, we ar living at home .i would recommend this place to my other friends.

Claudia User Profile
April 2017
A nice and very clean appartement with a well equipped kitchen close to Victoria and Beau Vallon. The view from the balcony is amazing and just on the other side of the road is a nice snorkeling spot. We enjoyed our stay a lot! The owners are very friendly and the communication before our stay was super, all questions have been answered immediately and very detailed. I'd recommended hiring a car. Highly recommended, we would definitely stay there again.

Sarah User Profile
April 2017
Gene's studio has everything you need for a self catering stay. It is quite high up on a hill side facing the sea and quite far from most things so we recommend that you have a car. Gene can sort this out for you and get wi-fi installed if you let her know. She sorted everything out for us very professionally and we would recommend her and her studio as good value for the cost. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Thank you. John and Sarah

Abigail User Profile
March 2017
This cute little studio offers a private stay that is close to night life and beaches. Having a rental car in this location increased the convenience of accessing the island. Gene is wonderful and provided a lot of help coordinating details for our rental car, internet, and recommended great restaurants and tour companies. I would recommend this spot without hesitation.

Juliane Corinna User Profile
February 2017
Gene and her husband are wonderful hosts, such friendly and welcoming people! We stayed in their apartment for 5 nights. Gene equipped the place with absolutely everything you need- air condition, big fridge and freezer, washing machine, drying rack, TV, a selection of books to read, anti-mosquito candles and you even have a local mobile phone. The view from the balcony is beautiful and we spent most of our time there enjoying breakfast, dinner and book reading. If you don´t want to spent a ridiculous amount of money on Hotels and you are lucky enough, that this apartment is still available, don´t hesitate to book. We recommend renting a car though.

Omar And Lindsay User Profile
January 2017
A lovely apartment, exactly as advertised. Gene and her husband Philippe's attention to the little details to make a guest feel welcome and comfortable were clearly evident; from clean linens and towels, a guest cell phone for local use, a modest pantry of cooking spices and an umbrella on rainy days, etc. It was a pleasure to stay here for our 8 day trip and would not hesitate to stay here again. Thank you Gene and Philippe! Only thing I would add is that you definitely need a rented car while staying here as it is a considerable distance from the Mahe's main attractions (ie. Beau Vallon). Don't let this deter you, though! It is still a wonderful place to stay.

Varnika User Profile
January 2017
We had the most wonderful stay at Gene's place in Seychelles. The apartment is cosy, comfortable and well equipped. The views from the balcony are just superb! Both Gene and Phillipe were very helpful and accommodating. They even provided us with a phone for us to make reservations, which proved to be handy. Truly felt like home away from home. Highly recommended when in Mahe :)

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Gene User ProfileGene is a superhost.

I'm an easy going mother of 4 with endless patience and the truth is I just love to make people happy as it makes me happy, I'm the eternal feel good type, seeking the positive out of adversity - I guess it takes from the survival mechanism to keep on going no matter what with a smile on my face. I define myself by the little things in life which offers me a sense of appreciation for being alive in this mind boggling journey of what it is to exist. I Love: kindness / I Hate: Being fooled . I'm an avid reader and any enjoy being transported to another world through the limitless potential of a good story which I find innocently allows me to live vicariously through others imagination. Now retired, I was a horticulturalist by trade and organic farmer at heart and can still find most solutions to my problems by getting my hands dirty in soil and taking great pleasure in nurturing my plants. My bad points: I do not eat to live but rather live to eat, cheese and I are a match made in heaven though my hips would disagree and I just love cooking! My motto: You never know what is around the corner, so enjoy it while you can and never leave happy till later, do it now!

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