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Ocean & Mountain views near Chamarel & stunning uncrowded beaches of Le Morne

La Gaulette, Mauritius
  • Apartment484 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

World class Kite lagoon Snorkelling Hiking UNESCO site stunning empty beaches

We built this property in 2015 Overlooks the lagoon of Isle aux Benetiers where you can paddle to the island on our kayaks. Surrounded by the mountains of Le Morne, you will be enjoying the same stretch of stunning beach as the Le Morne hotels at fraction of the cost! Just a ten minute drive from the protected beaches of World Heritage Le Morne & and the kite boarding lagoon ranked number 5 in the worlds top ten kite boarding and wind surfing destinations .These contemporary studios [45M2] were completed in May 2015 . Eco friendly, decorated using minimal concepts . A stunning shared roof terrace has spectacular views in every direction with giant sunbed & a cool off shower. Large dining BBQ area. Perfect for sunsets and stargazers the outdoor areas of this stylish property were created with romance at heart. Snuggle on the sunbed under the stars at night where fruit bats fly overhead. With 2 spacious studios on the upper floor of a villa boasting sea views & additional 2 studios on the lower floor overlooking a mature tropical garden visited by birdlife and sometimes chickens!! Each studio has a private dining terrace where all meals can be taken outside. Private en suite shower room with toilet and bidet . Bathroom towels provided. Super king sized orthopaedic bed 100% cotton sheets changed 1 x per week. Private kitchen in each studio with hob, fridge freezer. Maid 3 x per week [not Sunday or public holiday. Free WiFi . Room safe. Ceiling fan.

Located close to the best natural highlights this beautiful island has to offer such as the 5 mile stretch of stunning beaches at Le Morne & the pristine forests & waterfalls of Chamarel. Our studios are also close to all amenities and the best restaurants in the area

Found in the heart of authentically Mauritian hamlet of Cotteau Raffin, La Gaulette, Le Morne is a UNESCO World heritage site of outstanding natural beauty this location is hard to beat !

This location is not a peace & quiet away from it all experience...The pace of life is slow here but this truly Mauritian village is often pretty lively and noisy!! Musicians can be heard getting together in the evening and playing Sega music. Dogs bark (especially at night) cockerels crow, locals greet each other on the street. The baker will toot his horn early morning and evening to get his customers attention ( which saves going to the supermarket!) The local school children are picked up at 7am the day starts early for the villagers here !


Trish & Kev

Member Since 2011
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english, french, CREOLE
Calendar last updated:
Nov 11, 2017
About Trish & Kev

We now live in Mauritius. Kev and I created much of the fixtures and designed our properties and we work together. We believe that Love is the most important driver of our business, and hope to benefit the local community that is the face of our place and that our guests feel loved by this property and its environment

Trish & Kev purchased this Apartment in 2015

Why Trish & Kev chose Rivière Noire District

We built this place. We have always dreamed of creating a beautiful place we would enjoy staying in ourselves...Kev is a native born Mauritian and myself (Trisha) am English. We frequently travel, we love hotels and wanted to create a hotel feel. We are a romantic couple and wanted to create potential for romance in the outside and inside spaces. We poured our love for this beautiful environment into every nook and cranny and want to express love through this building to our guests.

What makes this Apartment unique

Our place is the best possible location for those looking for daytime action. Close to the legendary Le Morne , a mecca for kite surfers and also the best snorkelling on the island. Close to endemic forests and wildlife Waterfalls and hiking trails. This place is set in the heart of a sleepy authentic Mauritian village, all day long you will hear birds singing and the rustle of coconut trees in the wind then at night the village will spring to life. There are several churches on the street where worshippers sing enthusiastically and the preacher can be heard a mile away .Religion is enormously important to Mauritians and the all of the churches and temples are packed to the rafters. Cockerels crow , dogs bark, musicians get together and jam. Everyone will greet you as you stroll through the neighbourhood. Life here is not silent.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2


          • 1 Bathroom

              Location Type

                • Near The Ocean
                • Ocean View
                • Rural
                • Village


                    • Adventure
                    • Historic
                    • Romantic
                    • Sports & Activities
                    • Tourist Attractions


                        • Guests provide their own meals


                            • Air Conditioning
                              A ceiling fan has been installed for your comfort. Air conditioning is available @ 100 rupees per night
                            • Internet
                            • Iron & Board
                            • Linens Provided
                            • Parking
                            • Towels Provided
                              please bring your own beach towels
                            • Free Wifi


                                • Dishes & Utensils
                                • Kitchen
                                • Microwave
                                • Refrigerator
                                • Stove
                                • Toaster


                                    • Dining Area
                                    • comfy seating for 2 people


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Each studio has a private dining terrace where every meal can be taken outside with sea views.
                                        • Golf
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          We have two single kayaks and one double kayak which are available for renting. We will drop the kayaks off at the lagoon and then pick them up after. A fantastic way to see this beautiful location


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility
                                            • not suitable for children

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Available
                                                • Massage


                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • duty free shops
                                                    • forests
                                                    • marina
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • churches
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  3 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great stay next to Le Morne

                                                                  Sjard H.

                                                                  We had a great stay at this property. The appartment is neat and clean. The furnishing is rather basic, but there is everything you need. Fridge, safe, WLAN for free, water kettle, ...

                                                                  The area is safe and apart from mainstreet noise.

                                                                  To have a great stay there, you need a car. Supermarket is in the same village, but still 2 km to walk. Beautiful Le Morne beaches are 10 km away. Trish and Kev always tried to fullfil our needs and requests.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We couldn't agree more....as we stress in out property details a car is a must here.

                                                                  Great stay at Trisha's and Kev's apartment

                                                                  Berit F.

                                                                  Trisha and Kev are really nice hosts! They care about their guests. The apartment is located at their home. So we could talk to them every day and we felt like at home. The apartment is very clean and offers everything you need. Just a few minutes drive to Kite surfing beach Le Morne, one of the best spots in the world! There are also some quite good adventures you can book through Trisha like swimming with dolphins. Great view from the roof terrace. We were very happy with our stay and we can absolutely recommend this location!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  There are many adventures to be had in this part of the island.....and of course the kite surfing is at it's finest mid August to late November. The very best of everything to you both . We are delighted you chose our place for your honeymoon,!

                                                                  Gepflegtes Apartment in La Gaulette, Top!

                                                                  Berit F.

                                                                  Super Preis-Leistungsverhältnis und sehr herzliche Vermieter. Die Wohnung entspricht absolut der Beschreibung - Panoramablick von der Dachterrasse, moderne Einrichtung. Der Kitespot Le Morne und der National Park sind mit dem Auto in 10 Minuten zu erreichen. Trisha vermittelt auch Ausflüge und Mietwagen. Perfekte Lage für einen preiswerten Aktivurlaub auf Mauritius.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Berit!


                                                                  La Gaulette, Mauritius

                                                                  We would love to introduce you to a list of quality services & excursions including recommendations from our guests! Kayaking safari. Explore the lagoon close by and paddle out to the island with a picnic. 500 rupees per person. Madagascar Massage 1400rs per hour Trish can book an appointment for you) A fantastic pampering after a long flight. Mixing her own massage essential oils Nicole, who comes from Madagascar will come to your studio. Having a long family tradition of massage handed down, this is like no massage I have ever had, and is certainly as good as any I have ever had ! She can help with sciatic nerves. This very popular massage should be booked in advance.Definitely treat yourself ! Indian Ocean Safari swimming with wild dolphins and BBQ Seafood lunch at Isle aux Benetiers. A pod of wild bottle nosed & spinner dolphins are resident close by ! This wonderful day excursion includes a delicious seafood BBQ lunch , our skipper is a former chef prepares Freshly caught fish ( Chicken or Vegetarian pre ordered ) followed by dessert, served on Isle aux Benitiers. Leaves at around 06am All drinks ( including local rum, soft drinks & water) all snorkel equipment is provided @ 2300 per person booked in advance Bring towel and sunscreen. This is the experience of a lifetime and we recommend highly! Many of our guests have said this has been the highlight of their entire trip. Contact Trish Indian Ocean snorkel & swim with wild dolphins. If you want to have the experience of swimming amongst the dolphins & snorkelling in the lagoon of Benetiers Island this trip is a few hour 1500 rupees contact Trisha Unesco World Heritage Le Morne Brabant and beaches. We have the good fortune to be just 10 minutes drive from this stunning 5 mile stretch of coral sand. Perfect for sun worshippers and snorkelers along the Northern end , at the southern tip is the legendary kite & windsurfers mecca. It is possible to hike Le Morne to the first viewpoint Free. Rhumerie de Chamarel. Gorgeous colonial style buildings set in the hills of the National forest is this famous Mauritian rum distillery. Open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday to Saturday also on public holidays. Guided Tour and Rum Tasting - (30/40mn) L’Alchimiste “A la Carte” Restaurant - Opening days: from Monday to Saturday for lunch - Open for exclusive dinners on reservation Book a table for lunch and the rum tour is free ! Black River Gorges National Park This is a protected endemic forest, and spreads from Tamarin to the hills of Chamarel this destination could easily be included in the same day excursion. There is plenty of wildlife, waterfalls, and hiking trails. The views are panoramic across the lagoon to Le Morne peninsula and inside the Gorges. Grand Bassin or Ganga Talao This sacred lake crater lake is one of the most important hindu pilgrimage sites outside of India. Usually there is an idyllic and calm atmosphere at Grand Bassin, but between the end of February and the beginning of March thousands of pilgrims head to the lake: when Maha-Shivratri is celebrated, more than 400.000 believers make the pilgrimage to Ganga Talao to make sacrifices to their gods. Cavadee . Two enormously important religious festivals on the Mauritian calendar. If you happen to be visiting during either , there are amazing and interesting sacred rituals and devotees to witness. A fascinating insight into the huge Tamil population in Mauritius. La Route du The ( tea route An enjoyable sensory experience. Discover the making of teas, rum, vanilla, essential oils - and as you stroll the exotic gardens of the Bois Cheri tea plantation. A guide can give you a revealing insight into Mauritius with its rich colonial history and an opportunity to learn the importance of tea production in Mauritius. Bois Cheri, Plaine Champagne Road via B103 35 min 30.6 km The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden ( JARDIN Pamplemousses) Close to Port Louis . Is the National Botanical Garden of Mauritius. The garden stretches over endless acres and contains more than 650 varieties of plants including 85 varieties of palm trees brought from different corners of the world. This stunning botanical garden also has a colonial sugar cane factory ( until recent times the main economic support for Mauritius) La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes, 34 mins 38.6kms via B9 and A9 Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park which is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish. As part of your visit to the Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park, the park’s guides will guide you through some unforgettable walks, and you will stroll through luxuriant greenery where banana trees, palm trees and giant bamboos provide shade for the crocodiles and the giant tortoises. A must see is the rare collection of butterflies and other brightly coloured insects (around 23000 species), which is one of the most fascinating and largest co

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  A fan is provided in each studio for your comfort. Air con is a surcharge of 100 Mauritian rupees per day

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