An excellent choice for our family holiday
Hylien van Rensburg, South Africa
09 November 2011
Nine of us enjoyed a fantastic holiday in this delightful villa. It was very spacious, clean and very homely. The bedrooms and lounge are very comfortable and airy, and the kitchen was well equipped so we were able to cook as we would do at home.
Wendy (the owner) seems to have thought of everything in terms of providing guests with those very useful items for a family holiday - rucksacks, cooler bag, snorkels and other beach gear. We were very impressed! Garcon and Bebe (who look after the property and guests during their stay) are wonderful - so helpful and friendly. Garcon was excellent in arranging taxis, excursions, transport to suit our needs. The villa is a 15-minute walk from Pereybere beach but once we'd sorted out the directions with Garcon, we went there regularly. We have visited Mauritius before and we love Pereybere which has a well kept public beach which is great for families. It is very clean, as are many beaches in Mauritius. We enjoyed the sunset sitting at the beach café with a nice cold beer.
As it is advisable to drink bottled water in Mauritus, we took water purification tablets with us, which saved us having to carry lots of bottles from the supermarket. Also take a torch as walking along some roads in the dark may not be easy.
Our holiday party ranged in age from my mother who is in her late 70s to my daughter who is 3 and we were all very pleased with our stay at Pendene Villa.
Great value for money in a beautiful island
Hylien van Rensburg, South Africa
09 November 2011
My partner and I stayed in this villa for 11 nights and found everything as described by Wendy the owner who was very helpful during the booking process. It is clean, well appointed and Garcon the on-site manager and his wife Bebe are super helpful in recommending and booking trips (you must do the Gabriel Island catamaran!). The villa is located on the outskirts of Pereybere which is a nice suburban area and away from the noise of Grand Baie. There are loads of places to visit and explore on this part of the island. We felt secure in the house, but like all the other houses, the presence of walled gardens and barred windows remind you to be vigilant at night. (It's located down an unfinished rutted road but don't let that put you off). After finding our bearings it was only a 15-minute walk to the stunning local beach but I would recommend hiring a car as the best local supermarket (Super U) is too far to walk (plus walking is a bit hazardous on the local roads as pavements are scarce on the island). Wendy offered a local car rental that was very good value for money and you pay cash when it's delivered but do make sure you insist on checking the car over for existing problems before signing the form which is offered. I would happily stay here again and recommend it as the privacy and peacefulness helps you relax. Garcon is not intrusive and his dogs provide added security comfort. Plus Bebe's cooking is great if you are lucky enough to be offered a sample!
Pendene Villa is a luxury villa situated in the north of Mauritius and is only 10 minutes' walk from the best bathing beach in Pereybere. The villa is situated in a tranquil setting with astounding views. Its location offers all you would expect for a relaxing holiday.
The house boasts five large bedrooms; two en-suite double rooms, one double bedroom, one twin and one triple room. The triple room is downstairs and has its own seperate bathroom. The twin bedroom and double bedroom share a bathroom upstairs. Mini fridges and tea and coffee-making facilities are available in each room. The open-plan lounge and dining area is furnished with a TV, a DVD player, and a Playstation. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, a dish washer, a cooker, a fridge-freezer, a kettle, a toaster, a juicer and blender and a plethora of cooking utensils. A utility room is also available and guests can make use of the washing machine and ironing facilities. A safe is provided for your valuables, as well as a first aid box should it be needed. Guests can enjoy a private swimming pool and barbecue area.
Guests are provided with a welcome pack when they arrive. This includes complimentary tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, cheese, ham and bottled water, a map of the local area and list of local amenities, restaurants, bars and shops, as well as useful emergency contact numbers.
The villa is discreetly managed by Garcon and Bebe and they will ensure the villa is cleaned twice a week for free. For a small fee they can provide extra cleaning, laundry and maid duties as requested.
Mauritius offers some of the best scuba diving and superb shopping facilities, as well as a wide choice of restaurants. Golf, tennis and various water sports can also be enjoyed nearby. For Jules Verne fans, lead-booted, bubble-headed 'undersea walks' can be arranged near Grand Baie reef, as can a ride on La Nessee, a semi submersible submarine boat that allows a close-up view of the reefs.
* 2 people - 1400 RPN
* 4 people - 1540 RPN
* 6 people - 1750 RPN
* 8 people - 1960 RPN
* 10 people - 2240 RPN