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Enjoy heavenly peace and quiet at the Gecko Villa, set amidst a green tropical forest near Baie Sainte Anne. The villa is located on the south-eastern tip of the island, just 10 km (6 miles) away from Praslin’s airport, and serves as a stylish home away from home.
Activities and specials:
- Dive into the idyllic nature and peace surrounding this property.
- Use the charming villa as the ideal domicile for an unforgettable holiday with friends or family.
- You have the possibility to enjoy a first-class, freshly cooked Creole dinner, prepared for you in your own holiday home, on every day of the week (groceries must be paid for by guests).
- We recommend booking a rental car if you choose this property.
This charming, elegantly-fitted “jungle villa” is located amidst a green tropical forest on the northern edge of the Baie Sainte Anne, ideal for those looking for something a little special. Up to eight discerning holidaymakers can stay in this two-storey wooden house, not just relaxing, but also enjoying a level of living comfort that will leave an impression long after the stay is over. The villa towers over the surrounding private garden, whose impressive, lush greenery is hard to beat. Tropical plants of all sizes are spread across the lawn and the terraces, as well as the small paths that twist through the area. When it comes to looking for your favourite part of the garden, you have plenty to choose from: relaxing on the daybed surrounded by greenery, or sitting back on the relaxing chairs that can be found on the terrace; reclining on the sun-loungers in the open air, or choosing a shady spot in which to sit; perching at the small outdoor bar, or sitting in one of the balcony seating spots, such as the lounge corner in a Buddha-bar style. Finally, the private pool offers refreshment for those searching for it. However you decide to spend your time, the Gecko Villa is perfectly-suited to spending your days outside and enjoying proximity to nature and tropical Seychelles flair. The managers also live next door, and are always available for questions or to help organise excursions. That said, this is never at the detriment to privacy, which the property offers in spades.
Step into your holiday home over the bridge-like access leading to the entrance, and enjoy getting closer, step by step, to the airy heights and the green treetops. Or, take the outdoor steps on the other side of the house, leading right to the veranda. Stylish on the outside with a well-equipped interior that is ideal for hours spent indoors, the architecturally-sophisticated house serves up extensive use of wood, high ceilings, and harmoniously-arranged furniture to create a high degree of comfort and a cosy feeling. Relax on the sofa, munch on a snack at the table, prepare an evening barbeque in the fully-equipped kitchen, send your loved ones back home a few holiday pictures over the WiFi internet: all of this is possible without losing any feeling of togetherness. Romantic bedrooms draw you in for a relaxing time, while the two bathrooms, one of which is en suite, serve up style and excellent facilities. An unbeatable highlight of the Gecko Villa is also that you can enjoy a delicious Creole dinner, prepared by the managers on any day except Sunday. They will even take care of the dinner shopping, so that you only need to pay for the groceries themselves. This is not just a great offer in terms of cost and time, but also provides you with the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful cuisine of the Seychelles in your own villa.
Praslin serves up numerous excursions, including the Vallée de Mai nature park, which belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage. The park itself offers paths which wind through the Seychelles-typical Coco de Mer palm trees, as well as past numerous rare birds and other exotic plants. Or, take a boat trip to one of the Seychelles' beautiful neighbouring islands, including La Digue or Curieuse, where you can take plenty of mental snaps for your interior photo album. The beach of Anse Takamaka in Baie Sainte Anne is just 200m away, but serves more as a fisherman's beach than anything else. Therefore, for a real beach experience, we'd rather recommend the popular, incredibly white Cote d'Or, with its lively atmosphere and extensive range of activities. For anyone looking for peace and solitude, the beach of Anse La Blague should also be taken into consideration. Whatever you decide, it is a good idea to rent a car for your trip. Those who are a little more flexible can also opt for the bus, or simply explore the surrounding area on-foot.
Facilities: 4 double bedrooms (1x kingsize, 2x queensize, 2x single beds), 2 bathrooms with shower and bidet (1 shared and 1 en suite in the kingsize room), hair dryer, iron, towels, beach towels, living/dining area, fully-equipped kitchen (including dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine, and kettle), drinking water, air-conditioning, fans, mosquito nets, washing machine, TV, radio, music system, WiFi (free), safe, balcony, terrace, garden, barbeque, pool.
Maximum Occupancy: 8 adults/children (0-99) + 1 infant (0-4 years old)
Additional Price Information
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Starter package provided upon arrival containing dishwasher and cleaning products, salt, pepper, local spices, and cooking oil.
The transfer at the arrival (from the jetty or airport) is offered from the owner of the villa and it is free of charge.
Dinner can be prepared upon request. This service have to be paid on-site. Guests can choose from different menus (around €25 to €50 per person).
Please note that on Anse Takamaka (Baie St. Anne), seaweed is especially prominent in November.
Pets are not permitted.
The trade winds between December and February will wash up some seaweed on the island of Praslin. This may make the water a little cloudy but also provides yet more evidence that the underwater world around the Seychelles is in top health. Please note that the opposite coast of the island of Praslin does not have this effect.
- This travel offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility (please contact the SeyVillas team for more information or if you have any questions on this topic).
- Travel services will be carried out in English. In certain cases, German, French, or Italian may be spoken.
- Information about passport, visa, and healthcare requirements can be found here.
- The images of the accommodation serve as a reference and may differ slightly.
Carefree Cancellation Policy
For this accommodation, for all bookings made from 12.12.2020 on, our special “carefree booking” cancellation policy based on the travel conditions in section 6.3.c) applies. The remaining regulations remain unaffected.
In addition, SeyVillas alternatively grants you the right to change your booking free of charge up to 4 days prior to departure to another date of the same value (= same season, surcharges for higher seasonal rates may apply).
The aforementioned cancellation fees will not be charged by SeyVillas in any case even if the Federal Foreign Office has issued a travel warning or an absolute travel ban for German citizens.
Flights mediated through us are excluded from this promotion, here the payment and travel conditions of the airlines apply. We will be happy to advise you!
A very well equipped villa in a quiet location and beach in walking distance. A beautiful garden with a small pool completed the overall impression! The local contacts were super friendly and promptly helped us if we had any questions or requests. Nice it was the villa alone and you could enjoy a lot of peace for yourself alone. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
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