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Ultimate luxury beachfront 5-star villa. Private pool. Exceptional Staff.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 12 nights


About the property

Villa Riambelle, is situated in the extreme south of Mauritius. This part of the country with its natural coastline is still very preserved.

Designed by a leading architect, building works completed in May 2009 and completely refurbished and re-decorated in August 2015, Riambelle is dressed with hand-cut basalt stones recuperated from an ancient colonial home. It can accommodate 13 persons. The furniture is all of prime teak wood, the modern Kitchen in stainless steel. The villa is very elegant, discreetly luxurious. The garden lead directly to a long white beach of golden coral sand. With only one neighboring villa RIAMBELLE offers total intimacy. Housemaid, Cook,Linen maid and care-taker are in attendance daily. WIFI. Private pool. The 320 square meters of living space, the splendid 70 sq meter annex, the refinement of the furniture, the 32 square meter kitchen with its professional stainless steel equipment and the carefully selected staff guaranty the excellence of the residence. The secured swimming pool with salt treatment completes the comfort of the villa and adds to the pleasure of swimming in the lagoon. The bowls yard awaits those interested in the game. The 2,500 square meters of the property with its secular tropical trees lead directly to a magnificent beach which extends for 2.7 kilometers.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 March, 2018


I own personally 2 holiday villas in Mauritius and I occupy my time renting them to holidaymakers. I also manage the rental of several villas belonging to our family and to close friends, the payments being made to each individual owner. The villa Piambelle is one of my properties. This occupation keeps me active and allows me to socialize with tenants worldwide. I am the proud father of four daughters and the eldest is the one who is with me on my presentation photo. I am a retired Managing Director. My ancestor on the side of my father landed on the island in 1762 and, on my mother's side, I am the eldest of the descendants of the English officer who conquered the island in 1810 from the French. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you in Mauritius. See you soon! Francis Masson.

FRANCIS MASSON purchased this villa in 2009

Why FRANCIS MASSON chose Riambel

Mark Twain wrote that God first created Mauritius and then Paradise to its image. My villa RIAMBELLE inspires the same feeling!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Riambel on Savanne

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are en-suite.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom. king-sized bed, private terrace under almond trees and view to the garden. Junior Suite with 3 simple beds (one convertible in double). En-suite living room with single sofa bed and satellite television with DVD player. Bedroom 3: King-sized bed. Terrace leading onto the garden. Bedroom 4: King-sized bed. Leading onto the pool deck. Bedroom 5 in the Annex. Two single beds. All the bedrooms have air-conditioning and overhead fans.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Pétanque Court
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • diving


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

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Ultimate luxury beachfront 5-star villa. Private pool. Exceptional Staff.
average rating of 4.875 based on 38 reviews
Fort Wayne

A hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We are fortunate to come across Villa Riambele when we were searching for vacation in Mauritius. Coming from United States (Chicago), I was initially a bit hesitant, but after speaking to Francis Masson I felt at ease. Mr Masson is very prompt with his email reply. There were times I would hear back from him in matter of minutes and was surprised by his customer service, hospitality and care he provided throughout our stay. He came to greet us when we arrived and to say farewell when we left. He even took our entire family for dinner before our last day.

The villa is absolutely beautiful!! It had everything we needed, Many spacious rooms, beautiful garden, excellent kitchen and restrooms. It is literally few steps away from the beach. The villa is located at the south part of the island so although it is far away from the city, you get peace of mind. The south part of the island is nice and quiet which is something we were looking for! Transportation arrangement were made for pickups and drop offs and drivers were exceptionally nice themselves. I must commend Nazim who arranged this along with Yusuf, Belal and the entire crew of transportation! They were there ontime and waited on us while we would get ready esp with a 16 month old baby. The people Francis employs are exceptional themselves. Naushad Ali who is the house keeper, and he is such a kind person that my few words would do him injustice for his hospitality and care. Every time we needed something Naushad was there. My younger brother's 16 month daughter became sick and Naushad was there taking us to the hospital. Naushad would make sure we were comfortable beyond our expectations. He even came at night when we needed something.

The housekeeper provided meals for us and kept the villa nice and clean.

In essence, we could not have asked for more. It is a very long flight from Chicago (where I flew out from) and Houston (where my family flew out from) to Mauritius. When we finally reached to Mauritius, we were exhausted and jet lagged. Francis made sure we stayed comfortable which is what you need when are on a 30 hour travel time.

I want to say this was perhaps the best villa I have ever stayed and if i ever return to Mauritius, I will be staying at this place!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We must say in return that we very very fortunate that you selected our villa for your holidays. I have been active on the private villa holiday market for a few years and it is the very first time we received tourists from the USA. There are very few people that travel 2 whole days both ways to satisfy their curiosity of knowing Mauritius. I have been touched that you all came here to experience, as you stated to me, the uniquenees of our multicultural society of all religions living at peace with one another. Mauritius is indeed an exemple to the world to-day and I am very glad to have had here you to share the great hospitality of our people. You have a great family and we earnestly look forward to hosting you again. Warm regards from Villa Riambelle.
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"We have as a family trav...

  • 5 of 5

"We have as a family traveled a fair amount during the last 10 years and I can confirm that the service we received from Mr Masson and his staff was as good as anything we have experienced around the world. The home that we rented was fantastic and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet holiday."

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumhaft schöner Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

wir waren eine Reisetruppe mit 10 Personen. Das Haus hat die Bezeichnung Villa wirklich verdient. Die Zimmer sind groß alles war in einem sehr guten Zustand und es wurde jeden Tag gründlich gereinigt. Das Hauspersonal war sehr freundlich und sehr umgänglich. Vor allem der Haushälter ist immer für uns da gewesen und alles was es zu erledigen gab wurde sofort gemacht. Die Lage der Villa könnte nicht besser sein. Direkten Strandzugang und auf einem Teil der Insel der Perfekt gelegen ist.

Zusammengefasst gibt es rein Garnichts zu beanstanden und wir alle würden jeden Absolut empfehlen genau in dieser Villa seinen Urlaub zu verbringen.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, We are very pleased to hear some good greetings from you and very proud to make you happy; it’s so precious for us! Thank you for your trust and for the way you enjoyed your stay in our villa in Mauritius. You’re welcome to come back and we hope to see you again on our beautiful island. The team of Creole Villas wishes you all the best for 2018 and a lot of wonderful travels around the world!
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Eine Wohlfühloase der besonderen Art

  • 5 of 5

Wir wurden bereits bei unserer Ankunft mit einer besonderen Herzlichkeit Willkommen geheißen. Das Personal war sehr hilfsbereit und hat uns sprichwörtlich alle Wünsche von den Augen abgelesen. Ali der Hausmeister war immer zu einen Gespräch bereit und hat uns jederzeit Botengänge sei es ein Einkauf oder Taxiservice für uns erledigt. Die Köchin hat immer nach Absprache mit uns, ein tolles Mittagessen und nicht zu vergessen das Frühstück das keine Wünsche offen lies zubereitet - ebenso wurde unsere täglich Wäsche innerhalb 24 Stunden erledigt - genauso wurden unsere Zimmer und der Rest des Hauses immer wieder schön aufgeräumt. Wir können nur sagen dass alles zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit in diesem Traumurlaub für uns erfüllt wurde. Auch die Begegnung mit Mr. Masson dem Hausbesitzer hat uns sehr gefreut als er am Anfang unseres Urlaubs zu einem Kaffee vorbei kam und sich persönlich um unsere Wünsche gekümmert hat. Ein Dankeschön an alle, wir werden diesen tollen Urlaub noch lange in Erinnerung behalten.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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3 weeks is not enough!

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed house in a wonderful beachfront position. Excellent staff. Nothing too much trouble. Great location for many enjoyable trips. In the less developed part of the island giving a good sense of true Mauritius. One of the best Indian cuisine restaurants in short walking distance. Hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed so much hosting you that 3 weeks were not enough indeed. We would have loved to host you longer. We look forward to having you back. Very warm regards from all of us at villa RIAMBELLE
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Great Location to Relax & Explore

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben hier herrliche 10 Tage Urlaub verbracht und jeden Tag genossen. Die Villa ist außergewöhnlich, denn sie verbindet Erholung und Genuss miteinander.

Marietta bereitet Frühstück und kocht jeden Tag frisch auf die typisch kreolische Art (nach gemeinsamer Absprache).

Stephanie und Daisy kümmern sich am Morgen ums Haus und die Anlage. Und Nauchad ist der Housekeeper und kümmert sich um die große Anlage ums Haus und Reparaturen im Haus. Besser kann man es auch in einem 5*Sterne-Hotel nicht haben. Hier ist aber alles viel individueller und natürlicher.

Francis Masson hat uns viele kostbare Tips und Hilfen gegeben, so dass wir sehr gut ausgewählt und vorbereitet auf unsere Touren gehen konnten. Darüber hinaus ist der Transferservice zum Flughafen hervorragend organisiert. Auch bei der Autovermietung nutzten wir den Service und so wurde uns das Auto für einen sehr fairen Preis zur Villa gebracht und auch wieder abgeholt.

Die Insel Mauritius bietet viel mehr als nur Tauchen/Schnorcheln und Abhängen in 5*-Sterne-Hotels oder -clubs. Es ist ein Stück Afrika und man kann dies hier in dieser Villa erleben. Denn Riambel ist ein guter Startpunkt, um zu allen wichtigen Sehenswürdigkeiten und Stränden zu kommen. Von hier aus kannst Du alle Aktivitäten direkt per Telefon oder Internet buchen.

Diese Villa ist wärmstens zu empfehlen und sie ist ihren Preis mehr als wert. Wir hatten eine großartige Zeit in der Villa Riambelle und auf Mauritius und wir werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen.

We spent wonderful 10 days vacation and enjoyed every day. The Villa is exceptional because it combines relaxation and pleasure.

Marietta prepares breakfast and cooked daily in the typical Creole style (by mutual agreement). Stephanie and Daisy take care in the morning around the house and grounds. And Nauchad is the housekeeper and takes care of the large garden and repairing the house. There´s no better way to relax, even not in a 5* Stars Hotel. But here everything is much more individual and more natural.

Francis Masson has given us many precious tips and proposals so that we could go very well chosen and prepared for our tours. [...]

The island of Mauritius offers much more than just diving / snorkeling and hanging out in 5 * star hotel. It is a beautiful piece of Africa and you can feel it here in this villa. Because Riambel is a good starting point to get to all major attractions and beaches. [...]

We can highly and warmest recommended this villa. We will come back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Riambelle is a 30 min drive from the airport. On Request, we will gladly organise your transfer by private car or minivan.

The villa is 4 km from the Shanti Mauritius Spa (5-star hotel-spa) , 8 km from the Sofitel So Mauritius, 12 km from the 4 prestigious hotels of Bel Ombre. Also 12 km away Le Chateau de Bel Ombre with its renowned restaurant and its 18-hole Golf Course which rates among the best on the island. Further, 25 km away the Morne Brabant peninsula with its numerous hotels, the 18-hole golf course Paradise also among the best on the island and the world renowned One-Eye Kite-Surf spot.

To be discovered from Riambelle in a radius of 15-20 km and often less:-

The Tea Route, Gris-Gris, The Weeping Rock, The Rochester Falls, The Black River National Park, The Seven Coloured Earths of Chamarel, the Historical Naval Museum of Mahebourg, The Valley of Ferney, Aigrettes Island, Blue-Bay Marine Park, The Nature Reserve of Valriche and its Quad Trails, La Vanille Natural Reserve.

Though situated in the proximity of these hotels and tourist attractions Riambelle is away from mass tourism and the associated infrastructure.

The villa will interest those in quest of an authentic Mauritius and in search of a true contact with the friendly people of the island.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Riambel, Mauritius

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Haute Saison
16 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
Très Haute
15 Dec 2018 - 15 Jan 2019
12 night minimum stay
for 12 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Nous acceptons des groupes de moins de 2-3 personnes au tarif de 4 personnes.
We accept groups of 2-3 persons at the rate of 4 persons.
Un tarif discrétionnaire pour les enfants de moins de 4 ans dépendant du nombre.
Piscine chauffée en option du 01 Juin au 30 Septembre à raison de 20€ la nuitée en supplément.
Les tarifs comprennent le service du personnel. Heures et prestations définies sur notre site privé " www.locations-villas-maurice.com ''
A discretionary rate for children less than 4 depending on the number.
Pool heated 01 June-30 September at an optional supplement of 20€ per night.
The rates include the services of the house personnel. Terms and hours of service on our website '' www.villas-rentals-mauritius.com ''

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