About This Listing
Our small and charming newly built Creole style semi-detached house is located in the authentic and lovely fishing village of Le Morne Village, with direct access to the beach just across the coast road in front of the cottage.
Great emphasis was placed on meeting ecological aspects in the design phase. An example is the installation of a solar thermal system for water heating for the kitchen, bathroom and washing machine. The house consists of 2 water waste circuits with 2 biological clarification plants, one for cooking fats from the kitchen and one for sanitary wast water.
Each apartment is a duplex Maisonette, the upper floor comes with two bedrooms and a separate bathroom. One bedroom is equipped with a king-size bed and sea view, while the second bedroom is equipped with two single beds and a mountain view.
You find the spacious living / dining room, bathroom and kitchen on the ground floor, where there is also a Patio for out door dining.
Le Morne Village is off the beaten track, so it’s a place to feel the Creole soul and to discover the original way of living on the island.
The cottage is located in a Mauritian fishing village – this means that you can hear the normal sounds of daily life in the village i.e. music, singing under the bath, acoustic guitar and bongo playing, children etc. At weekends parties are sometimes held on the beach or at people’s homes.
Sometimes however, the tranquility is only interrupted by happy children playing with mom’s stolen curtains - used as sail on an old surfboard, discovering the huge lagoon of Le Morne.
You find the nearest supermarket in the neighboring village of La Gaulette, approximately 8 minutes by car. Food, local dishes and beverages can be bought in the snack shop just next door to the cottage. If you want to have a seafood barbecue on the Patio you can buy fresh fish and other seafood from the fishermen at the beach just across from the cottage.
There is a bus stop close to the cottage, but we recommend a rental car for better mobility during your stay on the island.
The best travel time for surfing on the island is from May to October, this is winter on Mauritius (22-25 degrees) and you have reliable winds. Midsummer is from December to February, great beach weather with approximately 30 degrees, but changing wind conditions!
You find anything that makes the heart of a surfer beat faster: flat water, and a shallow area, just in front of the house and not crowded. After a downwind trip of 10 minutes you can find waves for beginners (little reef), waves for advanced surfers (manawa) and expert waves (one eye). Depending on the wind direction surfing and kite surfing is possible right from your doorstep.
Frederics place is a very nice and convinient place for those who wish to stay away from tho hotels and especially for kite surfers!
The white beaches of Le Morne are just 10minutes around the corner in front of Le Morne Brabant.
Althought Frederic arranges for airport shuttle, a car in essential to get around a go shopping. He also provides Wifi (slow) and a mobile phone during the stay!!!
We will come back!
We had a great stay in Le Morne Village. The pick up and drop off from airport was smooth and very helpful.
A car is the best way to get around but I was not used to British right side set up. Driving adds to the adventure of Mauritius. The house is on the main road so it is easy to get around.
The wifi wasn't dependable for our stay but there was a lot of rain (typical in Dec/Jan). The front gate is heavy and hard to open but other are stronger than me.
We don't like tourist resorts so this was a great locals experience.
Das Beach Haus hat alles was man benötigt, ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet und von der Terrasse hat man einen tollen Ausblick auf das Wasser inkl fantastischer Sonnenuntergänge sowie den Mt Brabant. Die Kommunikation mit Frederic im Vorfeld ist absolut reibungslos und toll verlaufen, auch unsere Bitte nach ein paar Einkäufen (da wir an einem Feiertag ankamen) war überhaupt kein Problem. Sein Onkel Francois hat die Schlüsselübergabe organisiert und obwohl wir uns verfahren hatten und sehr viel später ankamen, hat er geduldig gewartet. Tausend Dank!!Die Leute im Dorf sind alle sehr nett hilfsbereit. Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit und können das Beach Haus auf jeden Fall sofort weiterempfehlen. Vielen Dank!!
Frédéric's cottage is wunderful. Well furnitured, very clean and with a lot of lovely little details. Frédéric is really a very thoughtful host: he provided a prepaid mobile phone and organized the transfer with his uncle François. The cottage also had a babycot and a baby chair for our son. And the best sunsets just in front of the door and realy great people in the neighborhood, as Frédéric's friends David and Charlotte with whom we could rent kite gear for a very good price and who showed us the best kite spots we have ever seen. Our stay was really unforgettable and we highly recommend this place. Except for the time we need we want to go there!! ;-)
Unser Aufenthalt in den Beach Cottages war wunderbar. Frederic hat bereits im Vorfeld all unsre Fragen super gut beantwortet, hat dafür gesorgt, dass wir vom Flughafen abgeholt werden. Das Cottage ist genau so wie beschrieben, ein wunderbares Apartment mitten in dem kleinen Ort Le Morne.
Frederic hat uns auch sehr geholfen, in dem er uns mit David Larusee - einem sehr guten Kitelehrer in Kontakt gebracht hat.
Wir kommen gern wieder!
Enjoyed an excellent week at the Beach Cottage! Entire staff was extremely welcoming and responsive. Very nice spacious cottage, excellent location with stunning views of Le Morne Brabant and the lagoon. Launch for kitesurfing is just outside the gate, perfect for learning, downwinders, and lagoon riding. Local community is genuinely friendly, authentic and helpful. Particularly appreciated the bicycles for sunrise/set rides to the point at Maconde!
Great place, nicely furnished, well equipped, clean, very good responses from Frederic on questions, well organized, great for kitesurfers, great value!
About the Host, Frederic
Dear Airbnb Guest,
my name is Frédéric and my family is coming from the south west of Mauritius. Le Morne Village is very nice place if you like the african style of living. The people in the village are very nice and it is easy to make friends.
I have studied in Germany near Frankfurt but moved to the coast now. My favorite sport is Kitesurfing and my favorite kite spots are Le Morne and Sankt Peter. I love Le Morne because of it´s citizens and the huge lagoon just in front of the house.