Slate poolBeach 5 minutes away by foot from the house
Our Beautiful House in Paradise
Hosted by Mathieu
Mathieu is the host.
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
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Our charming house is located in a very secure and calm area of Black River, a village on the southwestern coast of Mauritius. It comfortably fits 8 adults and boasts a private pool and a nice outside terrace fitted with a charcoal BBQ.

The space

Our house is located in the sunbathed village of Black River on the southwestern coast of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

The house is located in a small but very cozy garden with a slate pool fitted with a jacuzzi.

There are 4 fully furnished rooms and 3 bathrooms; one ensuite to the main bedroom, the other serving the two other rooms on the first floor and the last one at ground level.

The house as you will have deducted has one storey with a total floor space of 200 sq.m.

As we are on the coast, there is a nice verandah on which you can spend the whole day relaxing and chilling or having a BBQ!

The house is fitted with the following amenities:
- Free WIFI/Internet
- standby generator set
- Alarm system connected to a private security company
- All the rooms on the first floor are air conditioned
- Solar water heater
- Water pump with 2000L of storage for water
- Cable TV
- Fully equipped open kitchen
- TV room
- Lounge
- Dining room
- Large dining table on the outside terrace
- BBQ equipment
- Parking for two cars
- Automatic gate

Besides, our house is located very close to the Black River Gorges National Park, famous for its scenery and for being house to the near extinct Crecerelle, Pink Pigeon and Big Cateau Verte. These are all birds endemic to Mauritius.

The house is barely 5 minutes walk from the closest beach. If you wish to wander further, there are other beaches like La Preneuse and Tamarin Bay 5 minutes and 10 minutes away respectively by car.

It is worth noting that the rental price also includes a maid 3 days per week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) from 8.30 to 12.30 a.m.

For those who like cycling, the southwestern coast is like paradise! You have a very scenic route down the south of the island and if you want to climb, you have the Chamarel pass which is 10 km away. If you want to go offroad, you have access from our house to a very nice offroad trail which is variable in length and difficulty; starting at 15 km and relatively flat for those who want to have it easy but going up to 60 km and 1000 m of uphill for those who take it seriously! Anyway, I shall be there for those who want to cycle!!

Golf lovers have two magnificent golfs in a 15 km radius; the Tamarina golf and the Paradis Hotel golf. Both are 18 holes. A round of golf at Tamarina is at Eur 40 excluding cart.

Black River is also renowned for big game fishing. Our house is located barely 5 minutes walk from the jetty from where fishing boats depart in the morning. We have friends in the business and caneasily organize fishing trips.

Finally, I would likle to say that my wife and I take the rental of our house very seriously. We are very welcoming people and try our best to make our guests as comfortable as possible.

Guest access

Guests have access to whatever is in the house. Basically the house is theirs once they come in!

Interaction with guests

We try to visit our guests at least once during their stay apart from the welcoming. We live 5 minutes away from our listed house and we are there to assist in case of problems or to provide good advice.

Other things to note

The house is fully registered as a Tourist Residence with the local Tourism Authority with licence number 10977.


Amenities
Hot Tub
Internet
Family/Kid Friendly

Prices
Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

No pets.


Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Janna User Profile
April 2016
I stayed at Mathieu's lovely house together with a group of friends. Most of us arrived at different times and Mathieu was very understanding of our schedules, which was a big help. The house was clean and spacious, with a pleasant common room and garden. We also enjoyed the location, as we had several activities planned in Flic & Flac and Le Morne Brabant. Guests should be aware that the drive way is quite narrow and it's a tight fit with two cars.

Yvonne User Profile
September 2017
We found this property exactly how they describe it on airbnb. It's big enough to host 6 people or at least one big family. It's very tidy, clean and good equipped. The housekeeper she's a lovely and smiley person!! Mathieu and his Family are very kind, friendly people and we really did enjoy our stay. They even recommended us a rental car and helped us finding a medical studio for our baby when he got sick. They are 100% available. The neighborhood is quite, beaches bars and shops are reachable within at least 5-10 minutes driving, we therefore would recommend hiring a car. We can absolutely recommend staying at their house!!

Maria User Profile
August 2017
We were happy to live in this house. It has a good location 10 minutes drive to Tamarin, 20 minutes drive to le morne, the nearest lagoon is 5 minutes walk, shops are not so far from. The town is great. Owner resolved two small problems we have during 4 weeks stay the same day. We would like to thank you for great stay.

Ann User Profile
April 2017
This house was the best choice we've ever made! You get a beautiful house in an incredible environment. Juliana (the woman who comes to clean the house) is the sweetest woman alive. You can ask here anything (she will even cook you the best Mauritian food if you ask here). Don't hesitate, book this house!

Steffen User Profile
February 2017
We had the privilege to spend a longer holiday in this lovely place. The house is situated in a nice a quite area with very friendly neighbors. Mathieu has been a great host during our stay and it was always possible to get a hold on him with big/small questions - and he was quick to reply. Being placed in Black River there is a short drive to the closest beaches, but Mathieu gave us some contact regarding car-rental before our arrival - it worked great!

David User Profile
December 2016
The villa is very comfortable, well equipped and agreedable. Also the villa is kids' friendly with safety barrier to the pool and the stairs. Location on Black River is a plus, with easy access to the Park, le Morne, Tamarin Bay. Very good value for money. We loved our stay there. Valerie and David

Martin User Profile
March 2016
This is what I call The paradise!! The house is spacious, very clean (daily service by maid), kids friendly and with nice pool. There is also fully equiped kitchen. Wi-Fi with quite good strength. Location is very quiet and safe and everything is walking distance (small shops, restaurants, ATM and of course beautiful beaches. And there is Mathieu who is ready to help you with anything anytime. We got many useful adviceses by him. When you live in this house you'll feel like at your home!

Black River, MauritiusJoined in January 2012
Mathieu User Profile

I am a mechanical engineer happily married to Sandrine since 17 years and father of two lovely sons, Samuel 14 and Noah 9 and a newborn babygirl, Kiara. I work in the hospitality industry since 13 years as Group Chief Engineer for the Beachcomber Hotels Group which is the largest hotel group in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean with a total of more than 2000 rooms in the higher market segment.

We live in Black River which is an up and coming coastal village on the western coast of Mauritius. We have two houses there; one where we live and the other we rent. We have the sea nearby and several beautiful sand beaches. Black River is also renowned for deep sea fishing and more and more for golf, with two of the best golf courses of the island nearby. Finally, there is also the Black River National park whre one can hike in a beautiful and serene landscape.

I am an avid cyclist doing both road and mountain bike competitions at national level. I have had the chance to do mountain bike races overseas and have been a finisher at the Cape Epic in South Africa.

Besides doing a lot of sports, I also read a lot. I am into adventure and historical/mystical novels; especially those by Wilbur Smith, Dan Brown and Raymond Khoury. I have just finished reading Templar Redemption for Khoury and Assegai from Wilbur Smith; both of them very good books.

My wife is an artist and photographer and our two houses are decorated in style.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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