Your bedroom with private entrance & art deco sofaQueensize bed
airy, stylish seaside love nest
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Room with a view onto Benitiers island. Private entrance, bathroom & verandah. Simple stylish retro-rustic decor. Tucked away in a lush tropical garden. Coconuts & sea at your feet. In the heart of La Gaulette village, close by to (kite)surf hotspots

The space

The room is located in our home's garden with a private entrance, cozy verandah and bathroom with shower.

The bed is a comfy queensize with crisp cotton sheets. The room includes an art deco sofa & cupboard along with a cape dutch recycled wood chest.
Towels, Soap, Aircon, Fan, fridge, microwave, kettle & WiFi included. As well as cutlery and crockery and a selection of local teas, coffee and sugar.

The bathroom has a shower, toilet and basin. The verandah is equipped with a small table & chairs.

It is a lovely-airy, simply-stylish space, very private with access to a lush tropical garden as well as a view & direct access onto the sea & the world-famous l'ile aux benitiers. It is authentic Mauritian at its best! And perfect for a romantic getaway, adventurous holiday or quiet retreat.

Guest access

Guests have access to the garden with an outside marble table and stools. Direct access to the sea, through our front gate inclusive of communal patio with coconut trees and comfy chairs (folded up in the room)... and sometimes at high tide the sea tickles your toes! ;) ideal for sunset cocktails! If you are adventurous and willing to climb a ladder, our roof offers an amazing cinema paradisio view from an old cinema bench...

Interaction with guests

Fabrizio & I (Tania) have so enjoyed being hosts during our first year and a half with Airbnb. We loved meeting and learning about people from all over the world. From October 2017 we will be more itinerant, living between Milan and Mauritius and therefore may not always be here but wonderful Brenda & Tania's mother, Brigitte (also an amazing yoga teacher) will be here to welcome guests and help you when we are away. Tania will also be available via phone to answer any questions and continue giving tips. When we are here we offer movement and meditation practices in nature, bodywork sessions , English & Creative Writing lessons as well as tailor made retreats.

We know many great services and places in the area and are happy to recommend in person or via phone and email. I (Tania) grew up in the tourism industry as my parents had a family hotel and restaurant in Mauritius. Both Fabrizio & I have travelled around the world from backpacking, combis & wildcamping to city trekking in boutique hotels and designer spas so we are used to travelling and the questions that may arise. We love to offer insider hints about authentic Mauritian life, nature hotspots and cultural surprises. Being a poet, I also have a wide range of local literature (available in the room ontop of the cupboard).

Other things to note

Walking to the island opposite us ( with sea shoes) around low tide is a blissful experience! Ask us about it!
Better not to drink the tap water unless you boil it. This is true for all of Mauritius. Not just here.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise
Hair dryer

Prices
Extra people £9 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £9
Security Deposit £322
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 hammock

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 4PM
Check out by 11AM

1. Please close all windows when using the air conditioner and kindly remember to switch off the aircon before leaving your room ;) NB: We ask guests to be conscious in their consumption of water and electricity. Not only because that way we can keep our price fair for future guests but also out of respect for the environment. Overusing the aircon creates unnecessary pollution! Thank you

2. We have never had anything go missing. Our village is super safe but please do lock your door when going out! Thanks!

3. Trash:
A. There are small bins in your bedroom and bathroom for small things. For larger amounts & for smelly trash please put stuff in a closed plastic bag and take it to the main bin in the garden on the left of the big tree next to the gate that goes to the sea. Please remember to close the bin lid properly! Thanks.
B. For plastic bottles there is a recycling bin in the village , after the traffic lights towards Le Morne at the fish landing station on the right by the sea ... it is large with a clown face! You can't miss it!
C. For raw uncooked veggies and fruits you can feed our crabs! Here's how... throw the peels over the front wall directly opposite your room, to the right of the big tree!

4. Make sure to close all gates to the garden after opening them or dogs will enter and the gate will bang in the wind.

5. There is ample private parking in our garden. Please do not park outside in the lane or main road as it will block access for our neighbors! Thanks!


Cancellations

Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Joanne User Profile
September 2017
What a lovely calm tranquil place to stay . Tania and Fabrizio are perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble . Fabrizio very kindly put the hammock up which was fantastic. Enzos is the bar to go to and is 10 min walk next to the super market, the food is brilliant the staff friendly and the happy hour on cocktails a real bonus!!! The people on the island are extremely friendly and speak mostly French and English. It is definately worth hiring a car so you can see more of the island . We went to Port Louis for the day . Driving was surprisingly easy if not a little hairy !!! Just head for the caudan which is the waterfront and it is very very easy to park and only £1:20 for 4 hours which is fantastic value , 50 rp then 50 rp every subsequent hour !!! The food hall is good to eat in and cheap ! The markets are about 15 min walk away and very stressful !!! Lots of harassment ! I didn't like it but it was an experience , one I wouldn't repeat ! Tania and Fabrizio are lovely calm people and this comes through on their air bnb page I think . Hot bread in the morning is lovely and you come and go as you please. If you want to have a taste of island life don't go to the hotels go to this lovely calm oasis and immerse yourself or hide away and do nothing except enjoy the weather and the tranquility !! We loved it and will come back to this beautiful island. What an experience. Thank you both x

Ben User Profile
January 2017
It was the perfect place for us, pictures were accurate in their representation and Tania & Fabrizio are a lovely couple. Nothing was too much trouble, offered advice where to go, eat and see. Really easy couple to talk to and get on with. The room itself had a little fridge (which was stocked with fruits, water, jam and butter!) , tea, coffee making facilities plus a selection of teas and coffees, biscuits. Each morning we'd get a little delivery of fresh warm bread, wonderful with the butter and marmalade that they provided. The room was big clean and airy, the attached shower room had hot and cold water, a nice size. Literally outside the garden gates you can dip your toes into the sea, and walk across to Beniter island! In our opinion to get around you'd need a car to see the rest of the island but restaurants and the local supermarket are less than 10 mins walk. Great place to stay if you're looking for something quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of tourist areas.

Melanie User Profile
October 2017
Nice place and Tania is a wonderful host full of attention!

Markus User Profile
September 2017
The Insider Tipps of Tania and Fabrizio are the best and they are helpfull in whatever you need. If you like nature little Adventures and a Lovely Room for you with Great Hosts Stop looking you found it.

Julian User Profile
April 2017
We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Tania&Fabrizio's wonderful place. The appartement is perfectly clean and very beautifully furnished, it provides everything you need. Tania and Fabrizio are super kind and caring, they gave us really good advices and insider tips and made our stay at Mauritius' southwest even better. We totally recommend Tania&Fabrizio's place and hope to be able to come back soon!

Abhishek User Profile
March 2017
Tania and Fabrizio are a great couple. They had offered us all kinds of help we needed related to places to travel, nice restaurants to eat, car/scooter rentals, taxi and a lot more. They even offered us to join them and their friends for a picnic but we had different plans so we couldn't join them. Their place is a mini paradise in la gaulette with great and lovely scenic view of Le Morne mountain along coast. The room contains an air conditioner, a table fan, a fridge stuffed with food items and beverages and it also has a microwave, necessary utensils, kettle, various kinds of tea and coffee. We are glad that we chose Tania and Fabrizio's place to spend first few days in Mauritius and would like to visit again.
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Response from Tania & Fabrizio:
And we are honoured you chose to spend your honeymoon with us. You guys are such a lovely couple! Please do come back whenever you like ;)
March 2017

Ari User Profile
March 2017
Tania & Fabrizio were Super friendly. Every morning there was warm bread waiting in the terrace. Everything else was also perfectly arranged. Location is nice and peaceful. Beach is not the whitesandy one but the scenery is really beautiful with the sunset. Le Morne beach is located in 10minute drive and there you can find one of the most beatiful beaches ever. Restaurants and shops can be reach with 10min walk. We fully recommend this place. Thank you!
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Response from Tania & Fabrizio:
Thanks guys! We hope your return home was relaxed and stress free! Thank you for staying with us ;)
March 2017

La Gaulette, MauritiusJoined in April 2015
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So, what happens when a Mauritian-German-South African poet and an Italian martial artist meet by the sea in Sardinia? They fall in love and turn their lives upside down and inside out, trying to figure out that crazy thing called love ( a work in progress!) They combine their passions: martial arts and body work collide with poetry and voice work. Movement practices merge with meditation techniques. They begin living, creating and working together around their common muses: the water & well-being... body, mind, heart, culture and nature...

So that's us in a nutshell: Tania & Fabrizio! The full story is a tale to be told over a cup of tea or glass of wine ;)

We live between Milan and Mauritius developing & sharing our Oceanic Somatics & Mixed Movement Arts practices and Technology of Tenderness & English like Water projects. We renovated our lovely Mauritian home in 2016 and began to host people from all over the world. We have met hammock hedonists, beach bums, foodies, artists, kayakers, hikers & bikers, surfers, swimmers, yogis, meditators, dreamers, nature & book lovers alike!

Tania: Being half-Mauritian I am passionate about my island and love to share my cultural, culinary and secret hotspots knowledge either in person or via when I’m overseas. My partner Fabrizio is a natural born host who can cook up a storm in conversation and kitchen. We are both quiet and chilled but also social when we want to be! When in Mauritius, we would like our guests to feel free to participate in the classes we teach (from movement to bodywork to creative writing) and are happy to offer sessions, training and wellness retreats. Or we can just tell you where the best beaches are and leave you to your own devices...

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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