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Ideal Villa accommodation for a couple plus child under 12 years

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Seychelles - The Reef Palm Self Catering

Villa on private Property, within walking distance to the Reef beach 15mins

The Villa is located about five 5 km from the Airport and 20mins walk to the Reef Beach. It is a new accommodation built about two years ago and went into operation early last year 2012.It is run by the family, who has been involved in the tourism industry for the past 27 years. The Large double bedroom is fully air condition where you will sleep peacefully. The Living and dinning is equipped with dinning table and very comfortable arm chairs.

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Jude Mein owner of Holiday Villa
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Creole
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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About Jude Mein owner of Holiday Villa

I worked in the Tourism Industry all my life and was gainfully employed with the National Airline Air Seychelles as cabin crew for the past 27 years where I got the exposure with various Nationalities and had the opportunity to interact with them. The good is that the Villa is located on the same property where I have my private house. So I there to attend to all there enquiries and assist whenever required , so that they a brilliant holiday throughout there holidays. Guide them on the interesting places to visit, so that no precious time is wasted during their vacation.

Jude Mein owner of Holiday Villa purchased this house in 1980

Why Jude Mein owner of Holiday Villa chose Africa

This Property is located on the East Coast , I would say in central area not far from all the places on interest to visit. It is about 5 km from the International Airport . Next door to the only Golf Course on Mahe Island that is within walking distance. There is also a tourist Craft Village called Domaine Val des Pres which opens daily!!

The Takamaka Bay Rum Distillery plant and restaurant is not far away and the Anse Royal Beach which is very popular with the tourist is about 15mins drive.

What makes this house unique

The Uniqueness of the Property is the large garden area with different types of fruit trees and palms. You can also see the beautiful view of the Reef Beach , listen and watch waves crushing on the coral coast reef . You wake up in the morning with the sound of birds singing in the trees and breath the fresh clean air!! The rate that we offer the client is very competitive and our clients are treatment wit care just like a family member. We always ready to walk the extra miles ensuring that there time spent with always be remembered.


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Ideal Villa accommodation for a couple plus child under 12 years
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Far more than what we expected!

  • 5 of 5

There is no words to describe the unbelievably warm hospitality of this wonderful family. They make the genie of Aladin shy away from "your wish is my command". My husband requested fresh farm milk to make

'malai" (cream) and Jude appeared with fresh milk the next evening! I casually mentioned that none of the restaurants make the traditional dessert - labado - and villa! They personally made it for us the next day. We were hosted to a delicious, authentic, home made Cerole meal and take away for the next day. Jude leant us a local phone, arranged car rental, helped with arrangements for trip tp Pralin, came and got us when we got lost on our way back the first day, and more ....

This was truly a home away from hame experience! We have travelled a lot and this was definitely one of the most memorable experience.

We highly recommend The Reef Palm for your next vacation.

AT & PT from Abu Dhabi.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome Mr & Mrs Arshad Taufiq during the 9 nights they spent at The Reef Palm. As usual we always do our best to make the stay of our guest most enjoyable and ready to walk the extra miles to make the differences especially when it comes to special requests. I am glad the Arshad & Parveen enjoyed their vacation and we look forward to welcome them or any of their friends in the near future. It was great that you chose a self catering instead of the big Hotels. That is the ideal way to interact and learn the culture of the Seychellois. Once again thank you very much Regards Jude &Glynis Home Owner
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More than we could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Mahe, but our first stay at the Reef Palm. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed as family to Jude and Glynis' home. The accommodation is exactly what we were looking for--clean, well equipped and enough space to be a home base when not enjoying the amazing beaches. The views from the property are just lovely. Our two boys, 4 & 6, loved exploring the garden. There are fruits, vegetables, herbs and of course lots of live creatures to discover. They loved it! Jude and Glynis are the most gracious and accommodating hosts we have stayed with. The property is located in close proximity to Victoria as well as one of our favorite beaches, Anse Royale. We highly recommend others to stay here and would love to come stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have spent a fantastic holiday at Jude and Glynis's rental and warmly recommend it to people who want to enjoy clean and well-equipped self-catering accommodation. The place is very central, therefore handy to visit the island and beaches all over the place.To top it all, Jude and Glynis really do their best to make you feel at home and discover local dishes, help you plan a trip to Praslin, etc. A must !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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un super accueil

  • 5 of 5

Petite maison au calme, très propre, idéale pour un couple avec 1 enfant. Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et au petit soin pour toute la famille avec de gentilles attentions envers notre fille. ils sont de très bons conseils et proposent des choses typiques des Seychelles. Nous recommandons cette villa et nous reviendrons volontiers de nouveaux. Sophie,

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sophie, Thank you for review sent. We so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Reef Palm in the company of your husband and daughter. It was a pleasure to have you and family staying with us and look forward to welcome you back or any of your friends planning to the Seychelles Island . We take this opportunity to wish you well for the future. Jude, Glynis and Family
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The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

The Reef Palm Guesthouse

We have stayed for 5 weeks at Mr. and Mrs Mein’s guesthouse and their hospitality and kindness is beyond all limits. The guesthouse has been cleaned every 5th day and new towels every 3rd day, the kitchen is fully equipped. They provided us with a mobile phone in case we needed to contact them when we were out driving in our hired car that Mr. Mein helped us to hire before we came to Seychelles and he also arranged a good price. We do recommend to hire a car because the guesthouse is up on the hill and in the early morning and at night there is a nice breeze. There is a nice garden with different fruits and herbs and even ingredients to make the most wonderful curry ever! This is a self catering guesthouse and Mrs Mein has occasionaly offered us the most delicious dishes that we ever have eaten, with a taste of this islands cuisine. Mrs Mein is an excellent cook from what we have tasted! Thank you for our farewell dinner! We do recommend The Reef Palm guesthouse if you want to feel at home! Sincerely Bengt Nyström and Birgitta Fernhagen

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Pointe Larue Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
kAZ Kreole
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Victoria Jetty
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Reef Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Kaz Kreole
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Anse aux Pins Beach
Car: recommended

Very close to International Airport about fifteen minutes drive away.

In the area you can find restaurant fish market, butchers and also shops for all your groceries shopping. The beach call Reef Beach is about 15 minutes walk away and you drive 5km to the South coast where you will get to the Anse Royal Beach very popular with holiday makers. Staying at The Reef Palm Villa you will get your wake up call by the sound of the singing birds taking shelter on the various fruit trees in the massive private garden. If you prefer to sit out door for breakfast ,you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the coast line of the Reef beach. To enjoy your holiday it is recommended to rent a car, so that you tour the island at your pace without any pressure. Driving towards La Misere road in the La Louise district you get a beautiful view point of Victoria Town, the Harbour the inner and outer islands, not forgetting the run way of the international Airport. You can drive to Eden Island which is man made and connected via bridge from Mahe. At the Eden Marina there is everything you could require, restaurants, bars, café supermarket, shops and also a Casino if you would like to try your luck and do a bit of gambling . Every Wednesday afternoon there is a small bazar in the Beau Vallon area where you can buy souvenirs, local handicrafts, food stuffs and also the local drink called toddy tapped from the coco nut trees.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on the Seychelles, Africa

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2 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Downpayment 20% Deposit requested. Security deposit requested. Discount depending on length of stay!!

Once clients has confirmed booking they will have to pay a deposit payment about 20% of the total cost and settle balance upon check in. Deposit Payment will be done via bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seychelles in World

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 44 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

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