About this listing
Welcome to "The Mango Tree", our new and charming new wooden bungalow, situated in our very calm and green private garden. You are an 10 minutes drive away from the charming village of Saint Leu with it's lagoon, beach and sea boulevard.
Welcome to "The Mango Tree", your new and charming wooden bungalow on the beautiful volcanic "Réunion Island" (listed as UNESCO world heritage).
Lagoons, mountains, volcano, waterfalls, tropical forests; no landscape has escaped this wonderful Island. A hiker's paradise and full french overseas department. You pay in Euros here and can enjoy all facilities of a modern european country.
The Bungalow is located at an altitude of 330 meters (where it never gets too hot or too cold), in a quiet and natural area. You are an 10-minute drive from the center of the charming village of Saint-Leu, with its lagoon and beach. There is a bus station and a small store within walking distance.
There is a small terrace with sea views and sunsets. You will be in a large private garden with mango, litchi and ti-Jacques trees . You have your own entrance with private parking. There is plenty of wood available for an authentic "cari sur feu de bois" maybe?
Main features of the apartment:
• Up to 3 people
• Terrace overlooking the sea with outdoor kitchen 8,65m²
• 1 living room 14m²
• 1 bathroom 3,41m²
• New construction
• Private entrance
• Private garden
• Total area of the bungalow 29.2 m²
• private Car park
• Not suitable for disabled people or people with reduced mobility
• Outdoor kitchen on the terrace enclosed by two walls.
• Gas Stove, 4 burners and integrated gasoven. gas cylinder will be supplied
• sink with mixer tap (cold and hot water).
• Microwave Oven
• Coffee machine
• 6 full non mismatched cutlery
• Pots and pans
• sink with mixer tap (cold and hot water).
• 1 shower with mixer tap (cold and hot water)
• 1 Toilet
• 1 Washing Machine
• Linens are provided
• A clothes horse
• Portable Radio
Interaction with guests
I will be personally available for any help or advice if needed. But also I like to respect people's privacy and hope they feel at home.
Other things to note
There are two ways to access the bungalow, one of these up through a steep road, the other with a small steep descent. That said, as Réunion Island is a volcanic Island centered by the highest mountain (3077 m) in this Indian Ocean region, a lot of the accomodations for rent which are not on or near the seashore (and more expensive!) will have steep access roads. In other words our location is not any different from a lot of other locations you will find here at Réunion. And this is simply because we live on a mountainous Island with some of the steepest mountains you can find due to the relative young age of Réunion island compared to a lot of other volcanic islands (Erosion has not have had enough time).
Distance from main centers of tourist interest:
You are 4.4 km or 8 minutes drive from the center of the charming village of Saint-Leu, with its lagoon and beaches. Saint Leu is home to a surf spot known for its famous left wave.
You are 10 km or 15 minutes by car from the launch site for paragliders Colimaçons. Races of the World Cup Paragliding took place in Saint-Leu in 2003 and 2006, and "Pre World Cup race Tour" in 2010
You are 6.3 km or 8 minutes by car from National Botanical Conservatory Mascarin. The Botanical Conservatory Mascarin with numerous endemic species on the island
You are 6.8 kilometers or 10 minutes by car from the Observatory of Marine Turtles Kélonia. Kélonia is both a center for research, intervention and treatment, an aquarium and a museum dedicated to sea turtles. It is installed on the seafront near the city.
Distance from main services:
You are 500 meters or 1 minute drive from a Doctor and Pharmacy.
You are 62 km or 54 minutes by car from the Reunion Roland Garros Airport (formerly known as Gillot Airport)...
Réunion Island's Pitons, cirques and remparts are on the UNESCO world heritage list.
The Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island site coincides with the core zone of La Réunion National Park. The property covers more than 100,000 ha or 40 % of La Réunion, an island comprising two adjoining volcanic massifs located in the south-west of the Indian Ocean. Dominated by two towering volcanic peaks, massive walls and three cliff-rimmed cirques, the property includes a great variety of rugged terrain and impressive escarpments, forested gorges and basins creating a visually striking landscape. It is the natural habitat for a wide diversity of plants, presenting a high level of endemism. There are subtropical rainforests, cloud forests and heaths creating a remarkable and visually appealing mosaic of ecosystems and landscape features.
Smoking allowed but on the terrace outside please.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
Hi there, I am a Dutchman, after working and living in the Netherlands I have left in 2003 traveling in South America, India, Nepal and south east Asia for 18 months, I then lived in Toulouse for two years and I am now settled in Réunion Island since 2007 with my (french) compagnion and my two daughters who were born here in 2010 and 2015.
Considered a versatile "handyman" I keep myself busy having a (very) small independent company here on the island doing all kinds of electronic repairs, raising my children, making music and always building and improving our house, garden and managing this bungalow I built and finished in september 2014.
From 2007 to 2015 I have been an independent ultralight pilot for "les passagers du vent" (look for "ulm reunion" on the web). After years of flying over Réunion you could say I know the island well from above, and let me tell you from the many places I have been able to visit in my life, Réunion Island is a breathtaking destination in many respects!
Maybe I 'll welcome you here someday, in the mean time, safe and happy travels!!