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Beach front thatched Creole villa incredible ocean views

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4/6 massive veranda sun decks & private beach access

Built just a few years ago Maison Vue Des Iles has the character and appearance of a traditional plantation property. The private drive is gated and the gardens have a fine collection of tropical plants. Behind the house is a wind-cut granite outcrop covered in Bougainvillea. The interior is a real contrast, the decor is a modern take on colonial style, with white walls and sofas softened by wooden floors and furniture, a mezzanine level doesn't obstruct a view upwards 30ft to the rafters. There are huge oil paintings by local artists (including our famous neighbour Raymond Dubuisson) to provide color, none however can compete with the vivid turquoise of the sea that can be seen straight ahead through the folding veranda doors. Stepping through is breathtaking, locals believe there is no more beautiful spot on what is a tropical island paradise. The property has a range cooker, fridge, dishwasher, laundry, hifi and library. Most of your time will be spent outside, either in the ocean or looking at it from the sun deck or veranda.

Claudette Otten
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Claudette Otten

Dear Client,

Welcome to the Seychelles, 'Paradise', 'Islands of Love', 'Lost Garden of Eden' - to name but a few of the names attributed to our beautiful islands, The Seychelles!

Welcome, Bien venue to Maison Vue Des Isles! My husband and I and our team look

forward to receiving your at MVDI and making your stay with us a pleasurable and

unforgettable one!

I am Claudette Otten née Jean-Louis. Although I am Seychelloise by origin, I was born and raised in Kenya and lived there for twenty-four years. In 1983 I met and married

Jos Otten, a Dutchman and went to live in The Netherlands, where I have been living for

thirty-three years. Jos and I have two sons. My husband and I both love doing nature walks/trails, we love gardening and snorkelling. Jos loves cycling and diving and I love

making stone schulptures.

Maison Vue Des Isles was built in 2008 by our dear friends Simon and Jan Rouse of

The UK. Occasionally, Jos and I would give them a hand back then doing DIY jobs.

My husband and I started running Maison Vue Des Isles as a Holiday Home in August of

2012. We do so with great pleasure. Since Jos' retirement two years ago, we run the

establishment personally part of the year, and the other half of the year it is run by our very capable manager Ryan Savy.

Please be our guest and see for yourselves just how beautiful The Seychelles really is.

I promise you will not be disappointed!

Thank you, and looking forward to seeing you in the very near future!

Claudette Otten


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Baie Sainte Anne on the Africa

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Cold only!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Mezzanine - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ceiling fan above sofa bed
  • The Master bedroom enjoys access onto a small private side balcony. Bedroom 2, also downstairs, has a bathroom across a small hallway, as with the Master bedroom there are folding doors onto a side balcony. Both bedrooms have a ceiling fan as well as air-conditioning. The mezzanine, when required can become an additional bed space sharing a bathroom with bedroom 2 on the floor below, to meet license requirements this space is described as suitable for children. The mezzanine is many guests favorite room due to the sense of space and the amazing panoramic ocean views from the balcony. It also has a library of books and DVDs as well as a comfortable reading area.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Maison Vue des Iles is on land that slopes steeply down to the small beach and has terracing and steps. This means that children will need close supervision. The house is wooden and thatched and so the no smoking requirement is as much about guest safety as it is about personal preferences. Access to the house is through electric gates and along a steep driveway. Praslin is the ultimate destination for anyone wanting to visit a tropical paradise that has local life and culture. The house manager and house keeper speak English, Creole and French. We endeavour to provide the very best service we can. However Maison vue des Iles' incredible oceanfront position means that the wear and tear on the building and its contents is considerable. When items fail we try to replace them as swiftly as possible, but the Seychelles is a geographically isolated developing nation and some services and products are not immediately to hand. We hope you will understand.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Northern CA

Incredible villa and location- beyond stellar!

  • 5 of 5

La Maison Vues Des Isles is magnificent... the location is literally heaven on earth and the most pristine part of the island. We have traveled all over the world and have never experienced such a tranquil, beautiful and private site. The house is perfect, the swimming amazing, Claudette the manager is a total sweetheart and takes care of her guests like family. We barely left the villa, only to see Anse Georgette and buy food, because it was so extraordinary. The sunsets and stars are spectacular. The only neighbor is a super cool renaissance man and artist named Raymond, who is one of a kind and he treats guests like family too. We recommend this villa with the highest esteem.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and to have you stay with us. Agreed it is such a special place, a hidden gem in Seychelles.
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Mason Vue des Iles for 5 nights and it was great. The location is very peaceful and quiet, a great place to revitalise from your stressful job. The view is truly stunning.

The villa contains everything you need.

Claudette, the manager, is the most hospitable woman I have ever met. I really love Praslin and can not wait to come back! Definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Josta, it was lovely to meet you and your partner we hope one day to welcome you back to Maison vue des Iles.
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Paradise on earth!

  • 5 of 5


Maison Vue Des Isles was the perfect place for us. It was very clean and comfortable. We left the villa only twice to get groceries. Otherwise we were on the veranda enjoying the incredible view or in the ocean snorkeling off the beach finding fish, turtles, octopus, rays. We would highly recommend it for a quiet get away. Thank you for a very relaxing stay at your home.

Mike & Mary G

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary and Mike, it was a real pleasure to meet you both. I could see you were in need of some rest and relaxation and I am delighted we were able to provide exactly what you required. There was really no need for a present, but I know whatever it is you have put in the post will be a pleasant reminder of a lovely couple and their stay at Maison vue des Iles. If you should ever return I would love to help you explore and discover the attractions the rest of the island has to offer!
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Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Maison Vue Des Iles is the place to be if you want a totally private, relaxing holiday with a view from the verandah to die for! My wife and I spent most of our time enjoying the view, which included a stunning little island right in front of the villa, crystal clear water, rolling surf and colors only seen in magazines: glistening white sandy beaches, unbelievably green vegetation and the magical blues of the ocean. Claudette and her team (Ryan and Debbie) made our stay dream-easy, from the beginning of the booking process through to the end of our stay. We were collected at the airport and driven to the villa, the rented car was delivered there, we were shown the property and the normal ins and outs of the various electrical implements (which included dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier) and were helped getting online for our internet addictions. All in all, our weeks' stay there was one of the best breaks of my life and I can recommend this property absolutely wholeheartedly. Thanks so much Claudette - we will cherish these memories forever.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments. We do try to be as helpful as we can, and, yes, I am happy with our staff team. It as a fabulous property in an incredible situation. The sea and sky are ever changing and it is quite therapeutic to just sit and watch and listen, We are also lucky to be just along the coast from Anse La Blaque one of the quietest but prettiest beaches on the island.
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Living the dream.

  • 5 of 5

Maison vue des Iles

Living the dream.... My husband and I celebrated my 50th Birthday by visiting the Island of Praslin during the fist two weeks of May 2016, I will never forget the moment I walked into the house after a long journey from the uk, to be offered a fresh orange juice and a fridge cold cloth on arrival from Ryan who had collected us from the airport. The veranda doors were open and the ocean view was breathtaking we couldn't have wished for a better welcome. The house was just how it is described and met my expectations and beyond, our home for the next two weeks invited us to enjoy the sheer beauty that this location and home provides, it was paradise in front of our eyes.

We hired a car for the length of our stay and after a few days of doing very little except enjoying the house and sea on our doorstep, we explored the Island and all it provides. The guide at the house is helpful and Claudette is very quick to reply to any questions that we had.

Maison vue des Iles is a special place of which we hold memories, to treasure forever.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted you and your party of friends had such a great time and that we looked after you well. There are more things to do around Praslin these days. My husband Jos and I particularly enjoy walking the old trails which are being opened up again after decades of underuse. Of the more commonly used paths The Fond Ferdinand at Consolation is our favourite with staggering views from every turn.
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A most amazing place to stay in the Seychelles.

  • 5 of 5

We had a short 6 days vacation and wanted to relax and do some scuba diving with the kids. The choise of this wanderfull villa prooved to be fantastic.

Claudette , the owner was extreamly helpfull in all the arrangements and got us a rental car as well as Rayen who took us from the airport and helped when needed.

The villa is situated at the end of an incredible road, just above the sea shore with islends just in front.

The villa is great and has all the you need for relaxtion and is very comfertable and spacious. We went snorkling everey mornig just in front of the house (with the villa masks and fins) and then went scuba diving later on.

You need a rental car to get around but this makes all the more fun!

Time zipped and we are back home and we miss this villa and the seychelles very much.

Hope to come again to this perfect place again soon...


  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted the family enjoyed the Villa and the island so much. We also enjoy diving and snorkelling, both Dive Schools on Praslin are excellent, Octopus and White Tip, they may even collect and return our clients from the Villa. At the moment it is turtle nesting season and staff from Nature Seychelles have marked and put signs on turtle nests along Anse La Blague. There are many turtles in the sea in front of the house, it is common to see two or three in one snorkelling trip. We hope to see you again one day Yoav.
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40 per cent deposit is required at the time of booking with the remaining balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.
The rental amounts shown are inclusive of three times weekly maid service and support of the house manager, additional maid service can be charged extra.
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