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“Spacious bungalow with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Devon Residence

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Devon Residence
Ranked #1 of 2 Au Cap B&B and Inns
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Spacious bungalow with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

We stayed in the 2 person bungalow with 1 bedroom with a beautiful private view when you wake up, a big bathroom, living room and open kitchen. It was even bigger than we expected. And the view from the balcony at two sites of the bungalow down the green hill all the way to the see is beautiful.
It's a nice private bungalow in a quiet area.
There's free internet access from the bungalow and also some European plugs for electricity.
Jane was very helpful with advises and information and can get you a rental car for a very good price. Whatever you want to know, just ask her.

The first day we walked in about 10 minutes down the steep road to the main road where the bus stop and 2 grocery shops are located. We didn't had a timetable, but the busses stop here regularly and will bring you in about 30 minutes to Victoria. Note that your not allowed in the bus with a lot of luggage and at the start and end of the working/school day it can be crowded.
And the walk back up hill to the bungalow at the end of the day can be quite a challenge.

For the next days Jane arranged us a rental car so we could easily drive around the island and visit all the beautiful beaches and nature trails.
At the last day we had to check out in the morning, but could storage our luggage in the housekeeping room.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

I had six enjoyable nights at the Devon Residence, and found it a very relaxing base to explore this largest of the 115 Seychelles Islands. Let me say, right at the outset, that I feel that having a rental car is probably a "must" for older travelers, or anyone with mobility issues. There are many buses available that cover almost all of the island of Mahe, but Devon is located up the side of a steep, curving road that is a good quarter mile from the main coastal road that pretty much circles the island. That should not be too much of a problem, as Jane, the owner, is able to arrange very reasonable car hire from a local company, which will deliver the car to the residence and also allow you to drop it off at the airport. Jane can also arrange a taxi pickup or dropoff to the airport, if desired.
My lodging was in Bungalow #2, which had a single large bedroom with a Queen-sized bed,
a bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, and a good sized parlor-dining area and small kitchen. There was a large balcony around two sides of the house, with lovely views of the ocean and the surrounding hills. A security system protects the property at all times, and each of the bungalows has its own nearby parking place.
There are a number of small grocery stores located all over the island, but I didn't see any supermarkets (or McDonald's or Burger Kings) anywhere on the island. There are ample cooking and food storage areas in the kitchen to enable you to be self-sufficient, but there are a number of local restaurants within an easy drive of Devon. Many of these feature superb local seafood dishes.
Driving on Mahe requires careful attention, because the roads are narrow and curving, and almost all of them have a very sharp dropoff into a ditch on either side; this is presumably for rainwater runoff. The capital city, Victoria, is about a twenty-minute drive, and has some interesting places to visit and shop.
Finally, I must give excellent marks to Jane, the owner. She was marvelous in every way, even making me a ham and cheese sandwich on the evening of my arrival, knowing that I had not had a chance to shop and that there was no food there. She also gave suggestions about restaurants and other places to go, in addition to promptly sending her husband over to replace a light bulb, etc.
Devon Residence was a superb place to stay during my trip to the Seychelles!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

Stayed with my wife for a week at the end of may. Jane and johannes was very accommodating and very professional. Hire car was simple and convenient. We stayed in apartment 4 which had an amazing view. Excellent facilities...great location. Everything you would expect and more. BBQ topped it off for us as well as th peaceful and secure location. Room had air conditioning which was pleasant after a full day in the sun. Really recommend and would def come back!

Thank you Jane for making out anniversary so special.

Rgds Bern & Tracey

  • Stayed May 2012
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

Pointless to scout for a place on the beach.
A beach bungalow does not mean tranquillity & serenity.
Contrarily @ Devon you will find what you are here for.
Devon is made of 5-6 villas with dedicated garden and individual car park.
Breathtaking view of Anse Au Pin from100 mt height.
Clean place & 5/7 days maid available. Not to mention that water is ALWAYS available and this is real plus. Unbeatable car rental prices for villas residents.
The owner speaks perfect English/French and communicate via e-mail providing answers and room's availability around the clock.
The Internet connectivity comes within the price of the house.
If you do not like the big fancy resort's life, this small residence is just what you are looking for.
Do not waste additional time in research for fancy places, call Jane right on the spot !

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Devon Residence
Address: Au Cap, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Au Cap
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Au Cap
Number of rooms: 2
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