Villa Coloniale - Mauritius North - Pointe aux Canonniers

8 Guests max.
4 Bedrooms - 4 Bedrooms with private bathroom - 4 Bathrooms

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Colonial era beach villa on the North coast of Mauritius, private swimming pool, 4 bedrooms, fully staffed with chef and maid.



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The Colonial House is the very last authentic colonial property still standing on the Northern coast of Mauritius. It has remained in the same family ever since it was built, and has been faithfully restored together with its original antique furniture in 2011.

An 1888 cast-iron gate opens onto tropical gardens, filled with flowers, palm trees and hundred-year-old flame trees. The view from the beautiful terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean is spectacular. From there you can watch the sun rise to your right and set to your left above the Northern Islets of Mauritius.

The long private white sand beach stretches for miles just below the slate pool and deck. Thanks to the thatched roofs and high ceilings, the broad rooms of the house are cool at all times.

Filled with original antiques from the late 17th to the early 20th century, this "Old Lady" is a unique reminder of the glory of the colonial era. The house is one of a kind in the Indian Ocean.

AMENITIES
• Tropical garden
• Verandah 1 (garden view)
• Living room facing the sea
• Study overlooking the sea
• Guest toilet
• Kitchen
• Verandah 2 (ocean view)
• Deck overlooking the beach (tropical wood, 1,500sqft)
• Day bed (thatched, with lots of comfortable pillows)
• Dining gazebo (overlooking the pool and beach, 400sqft, marble table sits 10)
• Slate pool (9 x 4.4m) above the beach and sea

BEDROOMS
The villa sleeps 8 adults comfortably. The villa comprises 4 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (all with marble vanities, two basins, shower and toilets)

• Bedroom 1: 500sqft, canopy bed 2 x 2m, lots of storage space, vanity, 6m high ceiling, air con, flat screen TV; ensuite bathroom (big shower with skylight), view of the pool and the ocean

• Bedroom 2: 300sqft, sitting room, canopy bed of 1.60 x 2.00 m (possible in twin), 5m high thatched roof, cupboards, vanity; ensuite bathroom, view of the garden

• Bedroom 3: 210sqft, vanity, cupboards, view of the ocean; large bathroom, king size bed 2 x 2m

• Bedroom 4: 400sqft, vanity, cupboards, ensuite, big shower with bench, view of the beach and ocean: king size bed 2 x 2m


STAFF
- 8am to 1pm: 2 maids except Sundays and holidays
- 9am to 11am: 1 maid on Sundays and holidays
- Breakfast and lunch prepared except Sundays and holidays (cost of food not included)
- Gardener from 6:30am to noon

On request:
- Chef: From 100€/day (8am to 11pm). The chef will take care of food shopping and the preparation of breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as table service
- Massages
- Beauty treatment


OTHER DETAILS 
• The house sits directly on a long private white sand beach with bathing area (no public access); the beach is right in front of the property and is exceptionally quiet
• Please note that some aspects of this property do not match the modern standard of houses with lower prices. Some appliances or equipment may feel a bit outdated. Yet for those who value charm, character and uniqueness, the house offers this as well as a spectacular setting.
• No direct plugs for hair dryer or shaver close to mirrors
• Terrace and dining gazebo directly above the beach with islands view
• Swimming pool (slate, martini bench, 9 x 4.4m)
• TV flat screen
• 30 TV channels
• Linen, towels, beach towels
• Free local calls only
• Free internet access
• Alarm system
• Smoke detectors
• A CCTV camera connected to the nearest police station is installed at the entrance
• Children under 12 years old welcome
• 8 sunchairs at the pool and 4 at the beach.

DISTANCES
· Airport: 1h30 drive
· Port Louis: 30 minutes drive
· Grand Baie: 5 minutes drive
· Riding: 5 minutes drive
· Blue Water Divers: 5 minutes drive
· Diving World : 5 minutes walk
· Mont-Choisy beach: 5 minutes walk
· Pharmacy: 5 minutes walk
· Emergency Clinic 24/7: 5 minutes walk
· Bookstore: 5 minutes walk
· Bakery: 5 minutes walk
· Small supermarket: 5 minutes walk
· Restaurants: 5 minutes walk (French, Maurician...)


The check out time will be: 8:00am - 10:30am
The check in time will be: 12:30pm - 8:00pm



Included in rates
Bi-weekly change of linen
Internet WIFI
2 housekeepers from 8am to 1pm, except Sun. and public holidays
Gardener 06:30 12h
Housekeeping from 9am to 11am - Sun. and holidays
Garden maintenance
Electricity, water, gas
Bed and household linens
Towels
Cooking service for breakfast and lunch except Sundays and holidays
Concierge service & Assistance
Laundry service



Not included in rates
Excursions
Yoga trainer
In-house massage service
Esthetique treatments
Child care, Baby sitting
Villa pre-stocking
Cost of food
Dinner
Cancellation insurance
Tips for the staff
Airport transfer
Car rental

Villa Coloniale - 4 Bedrooms


15/12/2016 - 15/01/20177 Night(s) min.0 € per night 
16/01/2017 - 30/04/20177 Night(s) min.895 € per night 
01/05/2017 - 15/07/20177 Night(s) min.695 € per night 
16/07/2017 - 31/08/20177 Night(s) min.790 € per night 
01/09/2017 - 30/09/20177 Night(s) min.695 € per night 
01/10/2017 - 14/12/20177 Night(s) min.895 € per night 
15/12/2017 - 15/01/20187 Night(s) min.1 920 € per night 
16/01/2018 - 30/04/20187 Night(s) min.895 € per night 
01/05/2018 - 15/07/20187 Night(s) min.695 € per night 
16/07/2018 - 31/08/20187 Night(s) min.790 € per night 
01/09/2018 - 30/09/20187 Night(s) min.695 € per night 
01/10/2018 - 14/12/20187 Night(s) min.895 € per night 
15/12/2018 - 15/01/20197 Night(s) min.1 920 € per night 


Included in rates
Bi-weekly change of linen
Internet WIFI
2 housekeepers from 8am to 1pm, except Sun. and public holidays
Gardener 06:30 12h
Housekeeping from 9am to 11am - Sun. and holidays
Garden maintenance
Electricity, water, gas
Bed and household linens
Towels
Cooking service for breakfast and lunch except Sundays and holidays
Concierge service & Assistance
Laundry service



Not included in rates
Excursions
Yoga trainer
In-house massage service
Esthetique treatments
Child care, Baby sitting
Villa pre-stocking
Cost of food
Dinner
Cancellation insurance
Tips for the staff
Airport transfer
Car rental

Rental conditions
- Children welcome
- Fireworks are prohibited in the villa, its garden and the beach close by.
- It is not allowed to organise events in the property without prior approval by Villanovo
- No safety fence around the pool
- Pool has no swimming guard
- Language spoken by staff : English - French
- Check in : 16:00 h - Check out : 10:00 h
- This property owner requires a security deposit of 1 000

Reservation conditions
- Guarantee deposit charged by Villanovo upon reservation : 40 %
- 2nd payment 45 Days to arrival day : 60 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- Advance payments can be made with the following payment method : Visa - Mastercard - Carte Bleue - Bank transfer.
- On site payment can be made with the following payment method : Visa - Mastercard - Cash.
- The reservation price does not include optional incidentals or on-request items which will be added to your final bill.

Cancellation policy and cancellation fees
- Any booking modification or cancellation must be sent to us by email
- Cancellation policy is applied according to villa local time
- For all cancellations, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.
- Cancellation occurs less than 45 Days to arrival day : 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- No show 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo
- Booking Cancellation fee : 25 €
- Changes to confirmed arrangements fee : 25 €
Entertainment, well-being & sports
Satellite or cable program
Outdoor private swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
DVD player
TV
Internet access (broadband, wifi)


Kitchen & Appliances
Fully equipped kitchen


For your comfort and convenience
Covered terrace - Verandah
Living room
Laundry room
Private car park
Air conditioning
Dining room
Study room or den
Beach / Pool towels
Phone


Outside
Parking
Outdoor dining table
Lounge area on the terrace
Direct access to the beach
Garden
Pool lounge chairs
Terraces


Children
Baby cot
Child care and baby sitting on request
Children welcome


Staff
Fully staffed villa


Distance from Airport (60 Minutes by car)
Grand Baie (5 Minutes by car)
Supermarket (5 Minutes by car)
Port (30 Minutes by car)

Local area information
CUSTOMER FEEDBACK Villa Coloniale - Recommended by 90% of our customers (10 reviews)

Average rating : 8.4

Overall impression :
9.0

:
9.4

Living areas of villa :
8.2

Quality of welcome upon arrival :
8.6

About the bedrooms :
7.8

Staff / service (if applicable) :
7.8

Chef, cook, cuisine (if applicable) :
7.8




COMMENTS
Beautiful villa in a terrific setting.
Beds were hard. Due to rain, clothes couldn't be washed and dried properly. There should be a drier for this. Not enough towels. Standard household goods such as toilet paper, glad wrap, aluminium foil, oil and etc should already be at the villa and provided. Mosquito nets should be available as well as repellents. Everyday maids should not be necessary, makes it harder to enjoy the villa without feeling like we are interrupting their work. On demand cleaning would be a good option. Cleaning equipment should be provided in case a mess happens when maids are not around. Knife sharper would be good to have. Clothes line or horse would be great to have.
Foucque L. 02/05/2017 - 09/05/2017
Exellent luxury villa!! Exellent chef!
Poor access to the sea. We aked to buy some food and were promised but got nothing upon arrival (( Answer of our local team: Yes, it's my fault I am sorry, but I gave everything you needed gracefully in the half hour that followed. And you were delighted.
Peter B. 27/03/2016 - 03/04/2016
L'endroit est beau avec un très joli jardin Bien, Bonne réactivité de Villanovo, Veronique et Norbert sont très bien, Veronique est une bonne professionnelle
La cuisine aurait besoin d'une certaine modernité Odeur dans la cuisine et les torchons sont assez vieillots et rares Les chambres sont assez peu éclairées d'où une certaine difficulté pour lire Les salles de bain également peu éclairés et manque une prise pour brancher un séchoir Le tour de la piscine aurait besoin d'être refait
Francoise M. 28/12/2015 - 18/01/2016
LES SALONS EXTERIEURS CEPENDANT LA VARANGUE POUR LE REPAS A L'EXTERIEUR EST TROP ELOIGNE DE LA CUISINE ET CELA FAIT BEAUCOUP D'ALLERS ET RETOURS POUR LE SERVICE;
POUR UNE DES QUATRE CHAMBRES, LA LITERIE EST TROP JUSTE 120 CM. A CHANGER POUR ACCEUILLIR UN COUPLE DANS LA CHAMBRE. GROS POINTS NEGATIFS : MAISON POUR 8 PERSONNES (VOIR MEME 7 PERSONNES), PAS DE MACHINE A LAVER NI A SECHER QUAND LE TEMPS EST TROP HUMIDE. IMAGINEZ 8/7 SERVIETTES DE TOILETTES + 8/7 SERVIETTES DE PLAGE A SECHER EN MEME TEMPS ? LE TOUT A LAISSER DEHORS SUR LA RAMBARDE SUR LES CHAISES LONGUES.... PAS TU TOUT ACCEPTABLE POUR CETTE BELLE DEMEURE. LE CHAUFFEUR PREVU POUR LA DUREE DU SEJOUR N'A PAS ETE A LA HAUTEUR DE LA PRESTATION SOUHAITEE. CONDUITE TROP BRUSQUE, COUP DE VOLANT ET BEAUCOUP TROP LENTE SUR ROUTE DROITE. DE PLUS, IL A ETE SANS CESSE AU TELEPONE A REPONDRE A SES APPELS QUE NOUS AVONS COMPTE ENVIRON UNE DIZAINE SUR UN TRAJET. PAS ACCEPTABLE. LE SIEGE AUTO DEMANDE POUR L'ENFANT NE POUVAIT PAS S'ATTACHER COMME IL FAUT SUR LE MINIBUS, DONC AUCUNE UTILITE ET DE PLUS TRES SALE. HOUSSE A LAVER. NOUS N'AVONS PAS PU L'UTILISER.
LOLITA S. 01/11/2015 - 09/11/2015
great property and very comfortable in lovely location. staff were lovely and friendly
be good if there were some kayaks. also the beach is quite weedy
James R. 01/10/2015 - 08/10/2015
une spacieuse maison de caractère avec une vue imprenable et un accès direct à la plage, un cachet indéniable des espaces extérieurs conviviaux(quand on vous laisse de quoi vous y installer) des meubles d'époque magnifiques un jardin bien entretenu la blanchisserie une vaisselle de qualité un personnel gentil et à l'écoute
la propreté des sols, de la piscine, des meubles de la cuisine. la vétusté de l'ensemble :lors des pluies quotidiennes nous avons du condamner une pièce à cause des infiltrations, déménager les meubles pour ne pas que les fuites tombent dessus, j'ai glissé dans une flaque dans le salon de nuit et me suis fait un hématome. Des lattes en bois de la margelle de la piscine sont cassées à divers endroits, c'est dangereux. les plombs ont sauté 2 fois obligés d'attendre un électricien a 22h30. Des ustensiles de cuisine sont vieux et cassés pour certains. l'organisation: la cuisinière qui faisait les courses ne nous a jamais remis de ticket de caisse et nous n'avons rien retrouvé des restes de nos courses (épices, condiments....).un peu, beaucoup l'impression de passer pour des pigeons. le ménage des chambres à 8h...? les coussins des divers canapés d'extérieur enlevés le vendredi matin pour un départ le dimanche les torchons de cuisine enlevés le samedi matin pour le un départ le dimanche
Pascale B. 04/05/2015 - 10/05/2015
Atmosphère authentique, très belle vue, impression d'être "isolée",chambres agréables et de beaux meubles et objets . Villanovo nous a fourni des informations justes et bonne réactivité à toute demande ou question. Grande efficacité à tous les niveaux.
La cuisine n'était pas du tout à la hauteur de cette maison, sans lave vaisselle, le cuisinier a dû tout laver à la main, sous l'eau courante. Le réfrigérateur / congélateur étaient très petits et d'ailleurs l'ensemble a rendu l'âme le 30/12 mais a pu être remplacé heureusement. Pour 8 personnes il manquait également des couverts et des couverts pour servir et il n'y avait pas de robot (au départ dans tous les cas). Les femmes de ménage auraient pu faire des efforts pour nettoyer un peu mieux puisqu'elles étaient là !
Anne P. 24/12/2014 - 04/01/2015
La situation exceptionnelle les pieds dans l'eau. Une maison coloniale de 1888 avec des très beaux meubles mauriciens. Une très belle terrasse et deux varangues permettant de bien profiter de l'extérieur tout en étant protégés du soleil. Les employés et cuisinière très serviables et souriants. Mise à disposition d'un canoe pour des balades. Très beau jardin.
Climatisation dans les chambres ne fonctionnant pas, télévision non plus. Pas de parasols pour la terrasse.
GHISLAINE B. 26/11/2014 - 05/12/2014
The ambiance of the villa is superb. The house is beautifully designed and the wooden furniture is so unique that made us feel special! The deck with the all the comfortable sofas is so well done, that we had gorgeous siestas and relaxed and there were were always 2 or 3 of us using it at any time. The chairs under the veranda provided good entertainment moments in the night, while we played board games. The dinning room outsise is stunning. We had Christmas dinner and lunch and mostly every meal in this area. It is so exquisite, so private and compounded by the soft crashing of the waves 20m away from the house taht we all felt compeled to stay longer at the table just to enjoy this amazing scenery........that so many times we imagine it in our minds but very seldom we see it as a reality! The mirror is very well positioned, as any person around the table has a view of the sea or of the moon!!! Unreal! This house is so unique from a location point of view, as we could use the beach anytime we felt like, even mom, 89 years managed to swim !!! The snorkelling and kayaking available as we desired!!! No worries of currents or dangerous waves made us enjoy the beach more than any other place as we were free to explore as much as we could. Mauritius was busy , but this place is so well positioned that we never had to worry about crowds. A private beach on its own. Managed to chat with a few owners of the houses next door, and that made us feel at home, as they were all very pleasant and interesting people!
Staff not adequately trained
Alexandra P. 21/12/2013 - 02/01/2014
location, owner, internal space, excellent external layout, great ambience, would highly recommend it. high quality and charming local rep, during reservation process responsive service from villanovo staff whenever requested
sandy drive which is being corrected, lack of communal tv and dvd player for occasional evening entertainment, building noise from next door
Richard L. 17/11/2013 - 04/12/2013