Dining Area on Balcony
Great Studio with Balcony
Hosted by Gene
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3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A great place to relax on the island, the studio has a separate bedroom & kitchen area so more like a 1 bedroom apartment with an outdoor living room on the balcony. Great views of the greenery & sounds of the ocean for the perfect island home feel!

The space

This studio apartment is located in the north of the main island Mahe and benefits from a separate bedroom area which leads out onto a fantastic large balcony that faces the sea.

The apartment has got a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with shower and bathtub, a double bedroom with an extra double sofa bed and has plenty of built in cupboards for storage.

The balcony overlooks the garden of our ground floor apartment and has a view of the ocean and the tropical trees along on the coast. There are a couple of armchairs on the balcony perfect for reading a good book and you can also dine on the balcony where there is a little dining table and some chairs.

There a ceiling fan as well as air - condition in the bedroom and the sofa bed can accommodate 1 or 2 extra people.

This apartment is a very convenient place to be based for your holiday as we are 10 minutes drive to the popular Beau Vallon area and 15 minutes from Victoria town. There are a couple of bus stops conveniently located within a couple of minutes walk away that have a good service from 6 am until 8.30pm everyday.

If you enjoy being near the ocean, this little apartment offers you a comfortable place to stay only a couple of minutes walk away from a beautiful spot where you can appreciate the beauty of the Indian Ocean waters.

Guest access

Guest 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 up to our place a couple of minutes walk up the hill. 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! :)

Free parking on premises

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 10AM

Please only smoke on the balcony not inside the apartment. Please look after the place well and treat it with respect.
Close windows when you use the air-condition and please switch off the air-condition when you are out of the apartment for the day.
Enjoy yourselves and make yourselves at home! :)


42 Reviews

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Biancahillsf User Profile
January 2016
Great hosts, location, and value. Highly recommend! As other guests have already written, Gene and Philip are excellent hosts who take time to help make guests feel comfortable and at home. They provided us with organized and detailed information ahead of our arrival and were responsive to our inquiries. They were waiting to greet us when we arrived around midnight and had the fridge stocked with eggs, toast, water, and a couple other beverages. This was a treat as restaurants in Victoria were already closed. The studio is more like a spacious one bedroom apartment, plenty of room for a couple and stocked with the essentials. AC and fan kept the bedroom nice and cool. We slept well and enjoyed the large, shaded deck. Kitchen is appointed nicely and we cooked most of our meals. We had fast wifi connectivity. There is a nice swimming and soaking spot across the street although it's not a proper beach. Beau Vallon beach is within a 15 minute drive. We felt it was an excellent value and would definitely return!

Ryan User Profile
July 2015
Great studio with balcony was an accurate description of airbnb room we stayed in on Mahe Island, Seychelles for four days in July. Gene was both welcoming and accommodating for us as she helped us set up a car rental, island tour and she recommended a couple of excellent restaurants. The location is near a couple of very good beaches, it is a bit of a distance from the airport if you don't have a car rental. Gene will certainly arrange a pick up if necessary, but a car rental would be best. The room itself is spacious, clean and secure. There is air conditioning if necessary, a ceiling fan, washing machine, a complete kitchen, and a lock box for valuables. Overall we had an exceptional experience on the Seychelles and Gene and her studio apartment made the experience more complete.

Dianne User Profile
December 2013
Was greeted upon arrival. Gene was very sweet even arranging a car to drive me when I needed to get to a 7:30am ferry in Victoria (25 minutes away). She and her husband were most gracious during my stay. The place was clean! air conditioning worked perfectly, beautifully decorated and I felt charmed and relaxed being in this little apartment. This place has INTERNET!!! which is unusual for the other Airbnb places in Seychelles or in any hotel for that matter. Internet is not common everywhere. Full Kitchen (altho you will need to buy your essentials if you are cooking, cooking oil, spices, and if you are a coffee drinker, bring your own coffee as Tea is the standard in Seychelles. My only complaint is that the mattress needs to be replaced. It is lumpy and soft so my back started hurting after the first night. If they replace the mattress this apartment would be perfect! More info: The bus stop is not even a block away is is 50 cents to any location on the island!!! If you take a car any location will probably cost you around $25 each way. Cute restaurants (chinese, creole etc) a short bus ride away. Local "markets" are within walking distance where they sell chips, drinks, and some canned goods. Fresh vegtables are VERY hard to find anywhere on the island. I would highly recommend this place!

Sarah User ProfileSarah is a superhost.
November 2013
Great location; a private beach across the street as well as a bus stop and a little store within walking distance. This is truly paradise! Since we were staying a full week Gene picked us up from the airport without an extra charge and we were able to stop at a delicious take-away and a store to pick up breakfast items. The studio was more than enough for my husband, my son and I. We paid a few euros a day more and Gene put a twin bed in our room for our 4year old. The kitchen and bathroom were roomy and very efficient. The washing machine (and a line to dry clothes) was helpful enough to get us through the trip. The room was cleaned once during our stay which was a pleasant surprise. Overall the stay was good and we would totally stay there again if we take a future trip to Mahe. Thanks Gene and Phillipe!

Bobby User Profile
August 2013
My girlfriend and I stayed at Gene's apartment for 4 nights in August. It was our first time to Seychelles and Gene was a lovely host. She provided us lots of information prior to the trip, booked us a full day boat/snorkel excursion, and arranged for a rental car that was delivered to her apartment. The location is fantastic, especially during the dry months when the winds really move from the south. Being on the north side is ideal and the proximity to Beau Vallon was a huge perk. I'd highly recommend anyone to Gene as she was great! We look forward to hopefully coming back again soon.

Sophie Lisa User Profile
March 2016
Our stay with Gene and Philip was absolutely heartwarming. I have rarely met such genuinely kind and warm people. They take care of you as if you are family. I can recommend this place to everyone. I would come back to Seychelles, just to meet this amazing couple. On top of that, the house is extremely clean, well decorated, well located and charming.

Christine User Profile
March 2016
First time using Air BnB. Gene was the pefect host from beginning to end. My fantastic vacation in the Seychelles was in part due to teh warm hospitality and support which Gene extended throughout my stay. We stayed 4 nights with Gene. The place is how it is represented on line. everything worked, ac, fans, tv and all appliances. The location is a bit out of the tourist trap of Beau Vallon - we used a bus, initially which is right outside the door and makes travel easry - but then hired a car which is far more convenient with small kids! Gene was really helpful in connecting me with a good hire company, also recommended some excursions and was so friendly and helpful throughout - i would return in a heartbeat and recommend her accomodation to anyone wishing to stay in the North of Mahe!

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