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“Wonderful stay in Seychelles”
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Anse Forbans beach is magnificent and undeveloped - 15 steps through our lush tropical garden!!
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Anse Forbans beach is magnificent and undeveloped - 15 steps through our lush tropical garden!!
Anse Forbans beach is magnificent and undeveloped - 15 steps through our lush tropical garden!!
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Anse Forbans beach is magnificent and undeveloped - 15 steps through our lush tropical garden!!
Anse Forbans beach is magnificent and undeveloped - 15 steps through our lush tropical garden!!
Quasi private beach - 15 steps from Beach House through our lush garden.
Sundowner Corner - Alfresco dining takes on whole new meaning with the waves lapping at your feet.
last steps through our garden to the Anse Forbans beach
View of the Beach House from the Anse Forbans beach
Outdoor shower ideal for washing away the salt of the sea -- only 3 steps from the Beach
Children and their parents love the calm waters of Anse Forbans
Side terrace features rattan lounge furniture and a teak table for 12 people
Indoor dining for 6 adults plus 2 high chairs + table for smaller children with chairs
Oceanview Terrace with rattan furniture and 12 seater teak dining table
Living room with A/C, 32 LCD TV/DVD, cable TV, DVD library, 2 3x couches and plenty of comfy chairs
Living room w/AC & cathedral ceiling - seats for up to 12 people w/large TV, cable & DVD library
air conditioned with double orthopedic spring mattresses and Air con plus fans
air conditioned with 2 twin orthopedic spring mattresses and Air con plus fans
Ensuite bathroom:  villa has 2 ensuite bathrooms & 1 family bathroom
Another ensuite bathroom, villa has 2 ensuite bathrooms & 1 family bathroom
Villa features a masonry BBQ and we can arrange fresh fish, preparation, grilling and clean up
Satellite view of the Villa - outline in electric blue - secluded and beach front
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Anse Forbans, Mahe Island

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SeemaRyan
Durban, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay in Seychelles”
Reviewed April 12, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We rented this beach Vila in Anse Forban and must say I it was wonderful. The accommodation was just as described on trip advisor . Clean , neat and right on the beach. The hospitality received from Marlene was just great . She constantly checked on us and was very accommodating . The transfers was arranged for us and everything was on time with no hassle. The surrounding is so relaxing no we had a wonderful vacation as first time visitors . I would recommend this venue for anyone who is looking for a family vacation with kids . Thank you John and Marlene , your kind hospitality is greatly appreciated and thank you for the lovely gifts we received over Easter . Will definitely be coming back .

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: The surrounding and the access to the beach
Liked least: There was nothing at all not to like
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Dannah K
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
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“Incredible location and wonderful home”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Our stay at the Beach House was incredible. We loved that the location was in a quiet part of the island with a beach that seemed private most of the time. John and Marlene were excellent hosts; answering questions both before and during our stay. All of our needs were well met. The kitchen was well stocked (much more than normal rental properties). We traveled with our 7 month old baby and the house was perfect for this. They had a baby cot, high chair, and baby bath tub.

If we ever have the opportunity to visit the Seychelles again we would definitely want to stay here.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: The quiet part of the island and well stocked home that was perfect for bringing a baby
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Germany
Reviewed April 28, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Holland
Reviewed February 25, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Management Response
Feb 25, 2014
Dear Mr and Mrs. Nelisse, Thank for you taking the time to provide a review. We were delighted that you and your family had an ‘unforgettable holiday in the Seychelles’. As mentioned that you enjoyed the 'beautiful garden' - we have now recently planted another 12 palm trees in it and some more orchids. It'll be even better for your next stay! We have also erected a wall (see photos on Flipkey and our website) to further enhance the privacy and serenity of the garden and the Beach House.

We, and Julianna as well, would be very happy to welcome you and your family back anytime at the Beach House.

For the sake of future clients, and as the Nelisses pointed out, the beach house terrace is perfect for enjoying the morning sunrise with a coffee. The Beach House features 3 types of coffee maker: Nespresso, Delonghi espresso and a push pot. Many guests have evening cocktails at the sundowner corner where they can also dine al fresco with the waves of Anse Forbans lapping at their feet….

Marlene
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Geneva
Reviewed February 24, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Date of stay: February 2014
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Management Response
Feb 24, 2014
Adrien, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you and your family stayed with us. It gives us great pleasure when others, especially families with three children like yours, enjoy our Beach House.

We appreciate that you feel that you could recommend our Beach House to other families. You stated that you and your family felt ‘perfectly safe’ at the Beach House. We also feel the same as we ourselves spend at least 3 months a year at the Beach House with our five year old son. The safety and security of our guests, many of whom are families with several children, is paramount to us.

We are also pleased that you were able to have the Anse Forbans beach almost all to your self! Its remarkable that Anse Forbans beach is one of the best in the Seychelles but it is relatively deserted from Monday to Friday. Many thanks again for staying with us and we hope to have you back again soon.

Finally, for the benefit of our future guests and as Adrien pointed out, we had some works undertaken while his family were staying with us. Unlike some large hotels which construct villas or engage in noisy maintenance in close proximity to guests, our works created little disturbance - this was by design as we would never want to disrupt our guests' holidays. Furthermore, any objection from Adrien and we would have stopped the works until after his departure. Imagine telling a large hotel that you want them to stop the works!

To further enhance the privacy and tranquility of the Beach House, we erected a fence and wall around the perimeter of the property (see photos on Flipkey and our website). This was completed on 22 Feb 2014. Before the arrival of Adrien’s family, we also installed new appliances including a new hot water heater, microwave and Nespresso machine and improved our electrical system.

Marlene
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Brighton
Reviewed February 6, 2014 for a stay in November 2013
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Date of stay: November 2013
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 6, 2014
Dear Mark - We were delighted, as was Julianna, to have you and your family back a second time at the Beach House! We would love to have you and your family back a third time.

For the sake of our future guests, its too easy to laze away the holidays at Anse Forbans beach. There are a handful of world class beaches which are less than 15 minutes or less away from the Beach House. Juliana will be happy to prepare a picnic lunch to take away to any of the nearby beaches. Public transport can take you directly there or those with rental cars will find the beaches without difficulty too.

Mark mentioned the cooking of Julianna and Paul which many of our guests request. We highly recommend the coconut chicken curry which is made using the coconuts in the garden of the Beach House. Julianna will freshly squeeze the coconut cream and using an old family spice recipe, make a delicious curry! Any unused coconut cream mixes perfectly with the local Takamaka rum for a pina colada.
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ArmyFAOwi...
Stuttgart, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Out of 32 countries visited, this was the worse place we have ever staied in”
Reviewed February 6, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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people found this review helpful

My family and I stayed at the “Beach House” from 13-20 December. The second day we were there, someone kicked in the door to the bedroom and stole $5000 worth of electronics and money. This happened in broad daylight and they only took our items and did not touch anything in the house (besides the door). When the incident occurred, the police acted fairly quickly and we notified the property owner. He made several promises to make reimbursements and to have someone guard the broken door so that we could stay the night as we had nowhere else to go. His promises were all lies. No guard and a meager offer. Much later there was an offer of $750 USD but we would have to sign documentation not to talk about the incident. As this amount does not come close to the loss of property or making up for the stress and anxiety that my family experienced the week before Christmas, we declined the money. I would rather protect other travelers from choosing this place. This offer coupled with having to sign a document makes me question any of the good reports on this accommodation. Other security concerns you should consider: The property has no wall around it and is at the end of a wooded path- completely open to the public. Though it is on a “private” beach, many strangers cross the yard as the private beach connects to a public beach and public parking area in the woods. Even the property owners commented that they have had items stolen from the patio by the local children. If you completely discount your security or this situation, then beware of the following: The electrical system is poor. If you have the AC on and use the microwave (as we did) the power circuit went out. The power circuit is loose and dangerous to touch. The water pressure in the showers are weak. The mosquitos at night are horrible due to the marshy area near the house. There are significant amount of sea urchins in the water. We have traveled to 32 countries on 5 continents and live in Africa at the moment. We are used to difficult situations and things not being perfect but this experience is remarkably awful. Seychelles is a fantastic island with great people and fabulous places to stay. When we moved locations we had a wonderful experience. Visit Seychelles but do your research and don’t stay here.

Date of stay: December 2013
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 5, 2014
Our first and foremost concern is the safety of our guests and also that they have a great holiday experience at Anse Forbans. We are honest and transparent about our Beach House and what guests can expect and how we deal with them.

We had our first robbery (or crime of any sort) in December, 2013 at our Beach House. This is the only robbery since we opened our doors to tourists and since we have owned the beach house in 2004. We responded immediately and professionally to the guests, ensured their security and addressed all their issues while they were at the beach house.

For the benefit of our future clients:

The Beach House has a safe (which these clients choose not to use).

Since February, 2014, the Beach House and garden is completely enclosed by a high wall and fence around the property – this further enhances privacy and tranquility of the property and of course security. No one can access the property except through locked access gates. The Beach House is safe for families and small children.

The electrical system has been upgraded to accommodate some new appliances which have been installed including a new microwave. The works were undertaken by a licensed electrician and meets EC standards.

We have upgraded the shower in our second bathroom including adding a new water heater. We have also added a third bathroom.

The crystal clear waters of Anse Forbans have sea urchins that are environmental confirmation that the waters are free of bacteria and pollution. Like the mosquitos, we have no fewer and no more than elsewhere on the pristine coasts of the Seychelles.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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