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! :)
This self catering detached studio is perched atop a little hill in the northern part of the main island, Mahe. Full of character and simplistic charm, it is a lovely little place to stay at whilst on your holiday. The property has a cooling fan and benefits from cool breeze blowing in. It has a small outside area with a little table and 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.
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 30 euros upon arrival and if you book for 7 nights or more, we offer to pick you up free of charge.
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! :)
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.
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.
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!!
Gene and Philipp have done everything to make our stay absolutely perfect! They are very kind and open minded people and their appartements are just amazing!
The view from the veranda is stunning and so is the appartement itself. It is equipt with everything you can imagine, very clean and comfortable.
Gene and Philipp helped us with lots of advice to plan our days on Mahé, so that we could explore many beautiful corners on this island with our hired car.
Thanks a lot to Gene and Philipp and see you next time!
Gene is a very great host, kind and full of good advices.
The appartment has a beautifull view on the ocean. The location is close to the touristic place called Beau Vallon (5-10 min by car) but it´s on a quiet hill so it´s perfect to rest.
We recommand this flat !!
I had an amazing stay at Gene's lovely hilltop house. Everything was smooth and Gene sent me plenty of information about Seychelles beforehand and even helped me arrange car rental. Gene and her husband were extremely friendly and helpful, the apartment has this million dollar view balcony and the studio has all the facilities you could ask for. It was heartbreaking to leave this place but at least now i know that there's a lovely place i can go back to whenever i go back to Seychelles (and i know for sure that I'll be back)
This has been a wonderful experience mainly for the fantastic hosts Gene and Phil. The place is exactly as described, I'd say even better! The studio is bright and airy with big windows all around, it has traditional touches but it is also modern and comfortable. The terrace is definitely the icing on the cake, spacious with stunning ocean view, perfect to have lunch or dinner outside and relax with the sound of the nature around. The studio is surrounded by a beautiful and the neighborhood is really friendly, polite and quiet. I have to say Machabee is the nicest part of the island, halfway to the capital Victoria and Beau Vallon.
Gene and Phil are really organized and they are helpful hosts. They have been really supportive before and after the arrival; they helped us to book a car and they provide you a list of restaurants and things to do on the island. They also provide us with other useful items that were not included in the adv; a local mobile phone to book restaurants or other local calls, beach towels, food in the fridge for the next day breakfast.
This has been one of the best holiday that we have ever had thanks to Gene and Phil and their nice property.
Nous sommes restés 5 jours dans l'appartement de Gene et avons été enchantés de notre séjour. L'accueil sur place est très chaleureux et on se sent bien d'emblée. L'appartement en lui même est vraiment très bien, encore mieux que sur les photos avec beaucoup d'espace, très bien équipé et confortable. Cela ne ressemble en rien à d'autres appartements où l'on voit tout de suite qu'ils ont été aménagés pour la location. Ici on se sent chez soit et on prend plaisir à y rentrer après une belle journée de découverte. Probablement également grâce à la vue sur la mer qui est superbe.
we had a good time at gene´s studio in glacis.
the location is nice, not too far from several beaches and places to go. the studio itself is pretty basic, but so is the pricing. the pictures give a good impression on what to expect.
gene and her husband welcomed us warmly with some bread and bananas and were always reachable and helpful when we had questions (eg needed directions or tipps). they even supplied us with a mobile phone to make reservations.
we see some room for improvement when it comes to tidiness (e.g. dust in the studio or kitchen tools...), but no major downside from our point of view - so we would recommend to stay with Gene.
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About the Host, Gene
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 (email hidden)eese 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!