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Studio D Ocean & Nature lovers Paradise Surfing Hiking Kiting Kayaking Fishing

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Nature and sport lovers paradise Free WIFI Housekeeping Private dining terrace

This brand new property built 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 sharing the same stretch of stunning beach as the gorgeous 6 star St Regis and Luxe 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 and neutral tones our studios have the feel of a quality 4 star hotel. 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 several good 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 earl

More Details

Trish & Kev
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, CREOLE
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Trish & Kev

We now live in Mauritius. Formerly a personal trainer in London I am also a practitioner of A Course in Miracles ( spiritual psychology ) 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,

Why Trish & Kev chose La Gaulette

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. Near endemic forests and wildlife Waterfalls and hiking trails. Kayak across the lagoon to Isle aux Benetiers.

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 worshipers 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.


La Gaulette Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private en suite Shower, toilet. bidet, double sink, towels provided for use only in the property. Bring your own beach towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 100 % cotton linens changed approx every 5 days by housekeeping. Bed 180cm orthopedic
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Enzo / Ocean Vagabond
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Paradise Hotel
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Le Morne
Car: necessary

Here are some quality services, suggestions & excursions , these are our recommendations of great places to visit and things to do. Also info about the essentials in the local area.

Kayak Rental Take a kayak safari across the lagoon to Isle aux Benetiers on a double kayak or 2 single kayaks. Life vests on request. We will pick up and drop off the kayaks on the lagoon for you. Bring a picnic and something to drink. Bring your mobile phone (make sure you place it in a waterproof bag). 1000 rs for 2 people.

Indian Ocean Safari swimming with wild dolphins and Excellent lunch at Isle aux Benetiers. A pod of wild bottle nosed & spinner dolphins visit daily close by ! This wonderful excursion includes a delicious lunch ( fish, salad, rice. Vegetarian or chicken on request ) served on Isle aux Benitiers.

All drinks ( including wine and local rum, soft drinks & water) all snorkel equipment is provided @2300 RS per person ( normally 48 hours notice) Bring towels camera and sunscreen. This is the experience of a lifetime and we recommend highly! All of our guests have said this has been a highlight !

Indian Ocean snorkel & swim with wild dolphins. If you just want to have the experience swimming amongst dolphins this trip is a few hours ( no lunch, no drinks). 1,500rs contact Trisha

Madagascar massage by Nicole ( ask Trish for availability) Normally Mondays and Thursdays Mixing her own massage essential oils with Citronella, Nicole will come to the studios. Having a long family tradition of massage handed down. This very popular massage should be booked in advance 1200rs per hour. Definitely treat yourself ! Deep Sea & other fishing.

A 70kg marlin is considered small ! We can arrange a full or half day with our skipper who is fanatical and extremely knowledgeable. There is an abundance of fish in this area such as Yellow fin and other tuna, king fish, wahoo and snapper (small fishing) Or Marlin and large tuna ( game fishing) With GPS and echo location equipment, life jackets are also provided. The price includes light sandwich for lunch , beers and soft drinks including water. A typical price for half day fishing is 10,000rs for the boat and all equipment is provided.

Unesco World Heritage Le Morne Brabant and beaches.We have the good fortune to be so close to this stunning 5 mile stretch of coral sand. Usually quiet Monday to Saturday. Perfect for sun worshippers and snorkelers . Between Lux and St Regis hotels is a public beach and the best snorkelling we have found in Mauritius, swim straight out past the boats. At the southern end past the Riu hotel is the legendary kite & windsurfers mecca. For other historical information about Le Morne Brabant and its rich history go to

Hiking Le Morne Brabant. About 3-4 hours.

Discover the Morne Brabant . Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO since July 6, 2008, the site was a sanctuary for runaway slaves and is a strong cultural and patrimonial symbol for every Mauritian. Morne Brabant is one of the most preserved and wildest mountains of the island. It is home to a multitude of endemic species, such as the rare Trochetia Boutonania, and its red flaming flower. Difficulty level medium. Distance 6k. Join us on this amazing journey. FREE

Hiking The Tamarind Falls, also called the 7cascades, located in the heart of Mauritius. Hike into a tropical undergrowth, between palm and banana trees, to discover one after the other, the seven waterfalls of Tamarind and experience its abundance of wild nature. Difficulty level Medium. duration 3-4 hours. Distance 5k. Find a guide at Henrietta bus station. around 750r per person

Diving. If you are already qualified and want to do some diving while you are here feel free to ask us for recommendations. Welcome to the Biscuiterie H. Rault , a family business situated in Mauritius, whose biscuits are unique in the world and made using a secret family recipe. These biscuits, available in various flavours, are made following a traditional method, which has remained unchanged since its creation over 140 years ago. A visit to Domaine Les Délices, owned by the Rault-Sénèque family, will allow you to discover our complete range of biscuits and will take you back to an atmosphere of days gone by. These unique biscuits are gluten free (made with cassava root)

Rhumerie de Chamarel. Gorgeous colonial style buildings set in the hills of the National forest house this famous Mauritian rum distillery. Tour is free if you book a table for lunch!

■ Open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday Not Sundays or public holidays.

■ Guided Tour and Rum Tasting - (30/40mn) Tour is free to those who book lunch in the restaurant.

There is a long list of recommendations for you to look over on arrival


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $129.45

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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