Vilanculos Beach House
AccommodationVilanculos Beach House is situated in the small coastal town of Vilanculos, in the subtropical province of Inhambane in Mozambique. The house can accommodate up to 16 people, the four free standing ensuite bedrooms sleep eight adults and there is a 5th dorm bedroom for children (sleeps 8 in four bunk beds). All beds have mosquito nets and each bedroom has its own bathroom facilities and a ceiling fan. The house is fully furnished and all bedding & towels are provided (including swimming towels). The main living area has a guest toilet, pantry, large open plan kitchen & living room area overlooking the patio and pool (Note: the pool is uncovered/not fenced). The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, freezer and separate drinks fridge. The stove has an electric oven and gas hob. There is a gas braai for outdoor cooking. Please note that there is no microwave oven. The dining area leads onto a garden with a covered entertainment area and breathtaking views of the ocean. There is good cell phone reception at the lodge. There is also air-conditioning, parking on the premises, and a bar. A security guard and will arrive at the house in the early evening and leaves early in the morning.Domingo cleans, washes dishes, makes beds etc. and takes care of the garden and pool. Generally bed linen is changed once a week. Domingo will help you buy fish from the beach (you will see the fishing boats coming in with their catch) and he will gut & clean fish and calamari for you. Nearby activities include world class sailing, kite surfing, diving, fishing, snorkeling, yacht cruises, walking, canoeing and local restaurants, curio stalls and galleries.
- Swimming Pool
- Parking on Premises
Beach: The house is located on high ground above a pristine bay. It is a 2 min walk down a path to the beach, which is ideal for swimming, suntanning etc...
We suggest a minimum tip of 600MTZ per week for the security guard and a higher tip for Domingo of approx. 900MTZ per week. If anyone has gone out of their way to help or have given exceptional service you are welcome to give a larger tip.
When the house is occupied by large groups (more than four people) and/or for long periods; an additional (temporary) helper is employed from the community nearby to assist Domingo with laundry and cleaning. Please discuss with Domingo who will find someone to help him (usually paid between MTZ100 to MTZ120 a day). This cost is for your account.
The water is supplied from a borehole and is safe to drink but can taste brackish. Use the water filter in the kitchen for drinking water or buy bottled water in town.
On your return we can reimburse you for any unforeseen costs (such as light bulbs or hardware supplies for minor repairs). We would appreciate notification of any breakages.
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling