Residence on the Rocks Seychelles, Africa

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Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
  • Villa
  • 4 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from € 1800/nt
What we like about this property

Combining elegant colonial splendor, a breathtaking location and luxurious services, this luxury villa in the Seychelles is an exotic and stylish island retreat. Designed to evoke the old world charms of the 1920’s and 30s, the graceful and welcoming ambiance offers a nostalgic trip back in time in a private and unforgettable setting.

Description

Set on a lush cliff side between Anse Intendance and Taka Maka Bay, this luxury villa in the Seychelles is situated along the gorgeous coastline of Mahe with magnificent ocean views.

A private residence with the amenities and services of a five star hotel, the villa reflects the owners commitment to a thoughtfully conceived lifestyle experience. 

Set behind a high perimeter wall and camouflaged by lush vegetation, the property is surrounded by impressive granite rock formations that were incorporated to dramatic effect in the interiors.

With the typical flat roofed verandah and colonnade, the villa’s proportions and style are  classic colonial while the interiors are an exotic mix of French, Chinese, African, Indian and English influences.

The two story main building has a central court yard separating the upstairs bedroom and the downstairs lounge from the formal dining room and kitchen areas, while the main lounge below has an elevated library and media room featuring the massive granite wall.

The master bedroom has a large dressing room and en suite bathroom and an elevated work/study area overhead. There are two additional en suite bedrooms and a fourth bedroom in the guest cottage with a private entrance and a large verandah overlooking Intendance Beach.

Multiple Haveli palace doors from India were used in the construction and allow for the constant trade winds to flow through all parts of the house with many of the materials recycled from Burma and Kenya. Collected by the owners over a thirty year period, the stunning array of decor and furnishings were sourced from India, Central Africa and South East Asia and mixed with classic British colonial pieces.

Opposite the guest houses, there is a gazebo/sala, which can be used for outdoor dining or a relaxing massage and, in a rock cave next to the Gazebo, there is a large Jacuzzi adjacent to the pool overlooking the ocean.

Designed and built to be environmentally sensitive, the property incorporates solar power, rain water catchment and maximum energy efficiency features that are seamlessly integrated.

An exclusive retreat of remarkable architectural design and lush natural beauty, this villa is an indulgent hideaway that delivers the romance of a bygone era and the luxuries of today.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The property is part of the neighboring Banyan Tree Resort’s proposed residential development with many services provided by the resort including: Access to all restaurants, bars, the spa and gym, the hotel pool and tennis court. Concierge services, excursions/tour services, security patrols, room service, meal preparation and service, grocery shopping and supply, housekeeping and general butler services, grounds maintenance, property-wide golf cart transportation. There is a full time caretaker couple who reside on the property. Wifi throughout, Satellite TV, DVD, stereo with Dolby surround sound system in all bedrooms, laundry facilities/service, telephone/extensions to the hotel. Each room has a safe, hair dryer and mini bar refrigerator.

AROUND

One of over one hundred islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, Mahe in the Seychelles is the picture-perfect epitome of paradise. The hyperbole doesn’t begin to do justice to the jaw dropping natural beauty in this archipelago. From the stunning stretches of white sand beaches, to the coral reefs and nature reserves, the islands are a rare and isolated habitat that is often referred to as “The Galàpagos of the Indian Ocean.” The hub and jumping off point for visiting the other islands, Mahe is home to the capital of Victoria as well as the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and Beau Vallon. The world-famous beaches of Anse Source d’Argent, secluded Anse Marron, Anse Takamaka and picture-postcard perfect Anse Lazio are all within reach and everything you would imagine about these islands.

LOCATION

Seychelles, East Africa. Nearest Airport: Seychelles International Airport (12 km) 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: April, May, October and November, between the hot and humid northwest trade winds (from November through March) and the cooler southeast trade winds from April through October

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Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Residence on the Rocks, Mahe Island, Seychelles | beach house rentals
Info & Rates
Bedrooms4 Bedrooms
Bed Type2 King plus a twin room with 1 King and 1 Queen size bed. The second guest cottage has a twin configuration but the two beds can also be combined into a king size unit. 2 Baby cots available
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms4.5 Bathrooms (4 En suite)
Accommodate8 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates start at €1800 per night double occupancy. Minimum stay during holidays is 7 nights. See rates table
Minimum Stay2 Nights
ViewStunning coastline views
Notes

Check in/out is flexible and can be matched to flight schedules

A full non-refundable deposit is required during Christmas and New Year holiday period

No cancellation fee will be required if notice is given in writing at least 30 days before reservation

A 50% fee will apply to any cancellation received between 15-30 days prior to reservation

100% cancellation fee will be applied for no shows or reservations cancelled within 15 days of booking

Rate Table

Occupancy Jan 11-  Apr 30  May - July August Sept - Dec 22 Dec 23 - Jan 10
1 Bedroom Main House €2000 €1800 €2300 €2000 €2600
2 Bedrooms Main House €2800 €2600 €3100 €2800 €3400
Main House plus Guest Villa (3 BD) €3300 €3100 €3500 €3300 €3800
Main House plus Guest Villa (4 BD) €3700 €3500 €3900 €3700 €4200

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