About this listing
Our little round bungalow positioned directly in front of the ocean is a wonderful holiday home with a lot of local charm. It comfortably sleeps 4 people and is located in a wonderful peaceful area, just 10 minutes drive from Beau-Vallon and Victoria
Located in Machabee, in the north of the main island, Mahe you will find this wonderful and charming little round bungalow nestled at the edge of the coast looking out onto an absolutely beautiful view of the ocean. Quaint, cosy, charming and lovely are all words that come to mind when describing this little bolt hole in the middle of a tropical paradise.
The bungalow has 2 double bedrooms, a combined living and dining area, kitchen, shower room and toilet. It also has a great little veranda and a terrace with outdoor furniture for all your holiday relaxation needs. Fully furnished with TV, DVD, Washing Machine, Internet Access and BBQ, the property is nicely decorated with a touch of the creole feel and simplicity making it comfortable and inviting to stay in.
There are even some steps that go down from the terrace to the granite boulders that are protruding from the sea where you can sit and let the sound of the ocean work its magic on you.
The bungalow can accommodate 4 people and we can fit in an extra fold out single bed if required to accommodate an extra person.
Guests access the entire bungalow just to themselves. We have 2 bungalows on the property and nearby the main house, guests have access to the parking area and there is a path that leads to the little bungalow where you can enjoy your time in privacy and the bungalow is exclusively for the sole use of guests with private access to the rocks and surrounding sea, which is the are where we have a little concrete ocean dipping pool for guest to enjoy when the tide is high.
Interaction with Guests
We are always here to welcome you and are reachable by phone or email during your stay since we do not personally live on the property. Our main bungalow is rented to long term guests and this bungalow is for our holiday rental. We regularly come around to sweep the exterior grounds and ensure everything is okay. We respect each individual guest and how they would like to interact with us, sometimes if our schedules allow it and the opportunity is right, we can offer to grill a fish for you and get to know each other a little but we dance to the tune of each individual guest, if you are on your honeymoon and do not want to be disturbed, you just have to say so and you won't see us at all until we come around to do the weekly cleaning and changing of linen usually once a week.
The sheer beauty of the area, the greenery and the relaxed vibe makes this place a wonderful retreat location on Mahe. Where the bungalow is situated you are enveloped by the sea view and it is the most magical feeling. Machabee is predominantly a picturesque and quiet residential area of the island, there's a little chapel nearby and a little shop. We are only 10 minutes drive to Beau Vallon and 15 minutes to Victoria.
There are bus tops conveniently located nearby a couple of minutes walk away from the property. That said, it is definitely worth getting a car hire on the island no matter where you stay on Mahe, as it is the best way to make the most of your time and explore Mahe at your own pace without any hassle.
We would love you to have a great time and enjoy this special little place, there is nothing quite like being so near the ocean to whisk you into paradise mode, have fun with your friends and family, eat, drink and be merry but we ask that you look after the place as you would your own and be good to it and it will be good to you.
Wonderful hosts and accommodations! Bridgette provides you with great information about the area and welcomes you with a huge bowl of local fruit and a few starter items in the refrigerator. Daniel will take care of any issues you may have with the house (we had none).
You simply cannot improve on Seychelles' beauty and this flat provides you with every bit of it by just stepping out on the back porch. Coconut trees, huge granite rocks, endless green sea, and beautiful sunsets just to the west. No reason to stay in a hotel and miss out on the "island life" as the locals experience living it. This house is basic, very comfortable, and we found it lacking nothing we needed.
Go ahead and rent a car ... the flat is a 30 (max) minute drive away from the airport ... then you are only a twelve minute drive to Beau Vallon where you can dive, eat, dance and take in all the island local flavors and action... and then take walk on the beach and watch the sun set. Purrrr ;) Make sure you buy fresh fish caught daily, veggies, and fruits .... all sold right on the beach starting after noon ... go back to the flat, cook it up, and have dinner on the back porch with a cool breeze and the sound of the waves softly crashing below.
There are no major "chain" stores, but plenty of small stores along the roadside where you can grab the essentials, including beer. I recommend a 20 minute drive to Victoria for wine or spirits.
If you are in to scuba diving, I highly recommend Blue Sea Divers! Manuela and her excellent team will take great care of you.
Do yourself a favor ... schedule two weeks for your stay here ... one week is not enough to experience all the island has to offer ;)
I will definitely be back.
Très jolie maison avec vue imprenable sur la mer ! Nous avons adoré notre séjour là bas, bercés par le bruit des vagues... Les enfants ont adoré la petite piscine naturelle à marée haute !!!
We just came back home from Mahe. We had really a great time there. Daniel and Brigitte are wonderful hosts. They are very friendly and helpful with all the matters. When Daniel was nearby he was coming in with some fruits or helping with cleaning and preparing local fish. Brigitte provided us with a lot of helpful practical information on spending time, sightseeing, shopping, etc. We came on Sat afternoon and as shops were expected to be close on Sun and Mon (due to public holiday) Daniel and Brigitte provided us with some basics for the breakfast.
The location of the bungalow is perfect and exactly as in the pictures. It really directly on the shore. The bungalow itself is clean and ok. If someone looks for the luxurious interiors or has very specific requirements maybe it should not be the place for her/him but otherwise it does not lack anything (the desciption and pictures are very accurate about it). We liked it and we could certainly spend another holiday there. And again the location is really great!
(one tip: although it is very difficult to enter the ocean directly from the property there is a little beach nearby to (2 mins. walk) to go to swim).
Brigitte suggested us to rent a car for the entire stay. It is a good idea as although you could potentially use the public transport to move and buy the basics in the nearby store the car offers more flexibility and choices. We do recommend the place!
This was a wonderful, quiet place to stay, and overall, a great value. I can't tell you how lovely it was to wake up in the morning and see the ocean, and then hang out on the patio at night, hearing the waves crashing on the rocks.
When I arrived there was a basketful of fresh fruit and some staples already in the fridge. Daniel made some of the best BBQ fish I've ever eaten. Both he and Brigitte were warm and welcoming hosts.
It's easy to get from the bungalow to Beau Vallon by bus, if you have the time to wait for it. Brigitte helped me rent a car later on in my trip, which was dropped off right at the bungalow.
I would stay in this place again in a heartbeat! You're in for a treat, not only in being right on the ocean but in coming to Seychelles. The island is easily the most beautiful place I've ever been.
Классное место ! Само бунгало очень простое , но есть все необходимое для комфортной жизни : кухня , кондиционеры , обогреватель воды , барбекю . Главное - это локация ! Океан дышит у вас под боком . Маленький частный пляжик и удобный заход есть рядом с соседним домом : справа если стоять лицом у океану . И Дэниэл, и Бриджит были замечательными хозяевами ! Вобщем , все супер и лучшие рекомендации .
We had a warm welcome from Brigit and Daniel upon our arrival. The villa impressed us from the first sight. It has a paradise views so you just can enjoy the sounds of ocean and birds singing every day, as if you live in a unique, peaceful and beautiful place like alone. It has all the need things both inside and outside. Daniel is a very friendly, nice, kind and helpful host, it was a great pleasure for us to meet him and talk to him:) We are very grateful for the dinner with red snapper that Daniel was so kind to cook for us with the sauce of his own production - it was unbelievable delicious. Separately, we would like to thank him for super tasty and wonderful lobsters and giant limes that he kindly presented to us, everything was so perfect! We highly recommend this villa as well as to get acquainted with Daniel! The best choice in Mahe!
About the Host, Godfrey
I am a fun loving guy that enjoys the outdoors, great music, good food and building things with my hands. I admire people who believe in themselves and go after their dreams and I dislike dishonesty and laziness. My aim is to have as many great experiences in my lifetime, help the people I love and live a full happy life. I enjoy football and I think I'm quite good at it :)