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Tropical Retreat Seychelles

Bedrooms 4
Space 500 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10


The villa is nestled in the hills on the north-western side of the main island of Mahé amongst lush vegetation and a tranquil and peaceful surrounding. It has spectacular ocean views with exceptional sunsets over the Indian Ocean.

The villa is located close to the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa and the Sunset Beach Hotel.

We are only a few minutes drive away from the popular Beau Vallon beach with various hotels, restaurants, food stores, mini-markets, shops, diving centers, car rentals, petrol station, internet café, money changer, ATM machines, medical clinic and police station

Its location makes it ideal for those who prefer peace and tranquility and those who enjoy being surrounded by nature, yet love to be close enough to the ocean; those who love the quality of a five star hotel, yet prefer to be in their own private spacious villa.

The villa is best suited for a large family or group of friends but is also suitable for a couple or a small group.

Due to its location, a hired car is highly recommended. Our staff can arrange this for .

Villa has for you to enjoy:

- A unique tropical villa environment

- Four spacious bedrooms (configured to sleep up to 8 guests, but able to accommodate extra beds and baby cots)

- Air conditioning in bedrooms

- Fully equipped designer kitchen

- Fridge with filtered water and ice maker

- Dishwasher, microwave, toaster

- Nespresso coffee machine

- Stylish lounge area

- Several large terraces & dining areas

- Lush gardens and pool area

- Comfortable furniture and fixtures

- Villa Manager & Caretaker

- Night watchman

Other features include:

- Fenced property with automated gate.

- Security gate separating upper & lower floors (providing extra night security)

- Alarm system

- Large covered terrace with retractable pergola (providing extra shade)

- Private pool with pool shower, deck chairs

- Small gymnasium

- Ceiling fans in living area, dining, kitchen and all bedrooms

- Washing machine & dryer (operated by Villa Attendant)

- Solar water-heater

- Large plasma screen with cable TV

- DVD player, selection of DVDs, stereo / CD player

- Phone and Wireless internet

- Library, board / card games

- Ironing board & iron

- Gas barbecue & grill

- Mature and well-kept gardens

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, dutch, creole
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We spent 10 wonderful days in Hillcrest Villas on Mahe Island. The villa is situated nearly on the top of the hill and from every window you can see only green tropical trees and behind the trees, you can overlook the blue Indian Ocean. Although there are another villas nearby, you do not see them and you think that you are alone in a deep tropical forest. There is the big terrace that is connected with the kitchen and with the spacious living room. I liked even the raining days, when I opened two sides of the living room into the terrace and was relaxing there looking on the rain and feeling like being outside .

The villa is not on the beach but the surroundings are so charming, that you will not pity this fact. And the true is that you will hardly find any villa on Mahe directly on the beach. You need a car and you can reach the Beau Vallon beach in 5 minutes.

There is a very nice swimming pool, where we were spending of lot of time, even at night.

Great thing is, that you feel very safe in the villa. All the time, there was somebody from the staff - Liza and her assistant Moreen and during the night, there was a night guard.

They are here, but they don´t disturb you and are very friendly and all the time willing to help you.

The villa was very clean and I liked the wooden floor and all the design. Inside the villa, there is a big stone or the rock - a typical one, that you can find everywhere on Mahe. But this one is part of the villa from the living room up to the second floor.

The only bad thing about the villa was, that we stayed so short time and even during days we travelled a lot around the island and so we didn't spend even one whole day there. I could imagine to stay only there and around the pool area and just relax. But you are on one of the most beautiful islands I have ever seen and you have to travel. So if you want a real paradise without crowds, in comfort of 5 star hotel and have a real tropical nature around - it´s just the villa for you. I definitely want to come back to Mahe and I know that I will definitely stay again in Hillcrest Villas.

Martina Haaseova and friends – Prague - Czech Republic
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Glacis

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite to Master - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
  • Spacious master bedroom with king-size bed, ensuite bathroom and walk-in dressing area providing ample room for storage. Two bedrooms with queen-size beds and built-in wardrobes. One bedroom with two single beds and wardrobe All bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans and are fitted with black-out curtains
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Tropical Retreat Seychelles
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Superbe villa dans un endroit très calme !

  • 5 of 5

Superbes vacances dans un endroit idyllique ! La villa est très belle et nous avons été accueilli chaleureusement par Liza, qui a été de très bon conseils pour toutes nos escapades ! Merci à elle ainsi qu'à Dave ! Nous espérons pouvoir revenir très vite !!!

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci d'avoir pris le temps de faire parvenir vos commentaires. Il a été un grand plaisir de vous accueillir à Hillcrest. Nous sommes heureux d'entendre que vous envisagez de retourner à Hillcrest. Nous partagerons vos commentaires aimables avec Liza et Dave et nous souhaitant le meilleur a vous et votre famille. Merci.
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Perfect !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had been in this place 2014 , all was perfect, including owner.

Nurk family from Estonia.

  • Review Submitted: 18/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings from Seychelles! Thank you Nurk family from Estonia! We remember you all very fondly and want to say how wonderful it was to have you stay with us. Your little boy especially captured our hearts! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future. Please extend our sincere greetings to everyone in your family. Our very best wishes to you.
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Most amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

Where should I before we even arrived! Anne made the most amazing effort to arrange for us special diet items, organized a rental car, sent detailed instructions so we could easily find the house.....amazing! Best service ever! Once we arrived at the house we were truly impressed. The villa is beautiful, spotless and the perfect place to enjoy a super relaxing vacation on that beautiful island. From an architectural ponit of view, this house is a real gem! The stone that it is built around makes it a real pleasure for anyone who is looking for those unique places that are rather scarce...Highly recommend this place! We were absolutely happy. Thank you Anne!

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very delighted to read your favorable review of our establishment on Mahe, Seychelles. It was also a great pleasure for us that you chose Hillcrest Villas to spend the final days of your holidays in our islands. It is a privilege and an honor for us to welcome you. We are always trying our best to ensure that every guest is happy and comfortable during your stay in our beautiful islands. Anne was more than happy to assist you with all the prior arrangements and Liza, our Villa Manager, personally took care of the shopping for special dietary needs before your arrival, and looked after you until your departure. Thank you again for choosing Hillcrest Villas as your home-away-from-away, and the fact that your stay was so memorable and relaxing, means that we have accomplished our goal to please you, our most esteem guests! We look forward to welcome you back again in the future. Many blessings from all of us. Anne & the Team
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A real tropical retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Hillcrest Villas was beyond our expectations. The beautiful property itself is simply wonderful - we could not believe that we had the whole place to ourselves. The management & staff are also all fantastic and they really made our perfect holiday in Paradise. What a trip! We definitely recommend Hillcrest to all our friends and family. - Paula

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you had a fantastic stay at Hillcrest and that your stay with us was beyond your expectations. We value each one of our guests and your recommendations are highly appreciated. Our number one priority is to ensure that all our guests enjoy their holidays in our beautiful Seychelles and especially at Hillcrest Villas. We enjoyed having you stay with us and we look forward to welcome you again in the future.
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Top Class Location

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to call home in the Seychelles, look no further. This home came highly recommended by friends who had been and as soon as we arrived there we immediately understood why. What a hidden gem! House and location must be the BEST in that part of the island. Everything exceeded our expectations and we're somewhat reluctantly submitting this review because in a sense we almost want to keep it to ourselves :))) The owners have recently done some new and very tasteful renovation. Great job guys! It's an an enormous house and so ideal for families or a large group. Extremely safe for children. Quiet and isolated from neighbours yet so close to everything. The Beau Vallon beach and restaurants were only about 5 minutes drive away. And with 2 amazing housekeepers (Liza and Moreen) and a night watchman (Dave) to look after us while we were there (2 weeks), what more could we ask for? The boat excursion & beach barbecue that was booked for us with Pat and Fatima was the best we did on the island. An absolute must for when we return. We loved the fruits from the garden. The avocados and bananas were the best. So organic and fresh! Thank you Anne for arranging our stay. You and your staff are first class and very professional! We can't wait to return next year with our the whole family this time.

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback and for taking the time to write it. We are so pleased you enjoyed your home-away-from-home in the Seychelles and that everything exceeded your expectations. It was such a pleasure having you. Our staff (Liza, Moreen & Dave) really are amazing and they do their best to make sure that our high standards are kept and that our guests are well looked after and feel safe at all times. I will pass on your commendations to Pat and Fatima. We are very much looking forward to your return next year. Our very best wishes to you and your family. The Management Hillcrest Villas (Seychelles)
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Nice villa combining hi-tech design & colonial stl

  • 5 of 5

Nice villa combining hi-tech design with a shade of colonial style. Energy saving technologies with use of solar energy are widely applied. The pool promotes a relax in evening and night time that is very important. Pleasant garden with night illumination with coconut palm trees and mango.

At villa the good site on the hill in 2-3 minutes of a driving from Beau Vallon by car, nearby is the Roni supermarket that is very convenient.

The owner of Anne very much cares of comfort of guests and if necessary can provide booking as restaurant for a dinner, and other entertainments. I recommend strongly to use the help of Anne when booking car for hire as it is very interesting to do a bit of traveling on different sights and island beaches.

Also, the manager of villa Lisa is always ready to give help and information for the organization of various entertainments and so forth.

2 restaurants on Beau Vallon - Boat House and La Plage, I recommend. Also the La Scala restaurant but this restaurant is on considerable removal.

I recommend strongly to visit the market in Victoria (works in the mornings, except Sunday) and to buy fresh fish or seafood as on villa there is excellent barbeque stove and all necessary equipment and it is possible to enjoy an evening dinner on villa.

Also, I recommend strongly to visit Intendance and Grande Ance beaches (from June to August are closed for bathing because of a strong current and waves, but for surfers from Bali - for example, it will be interesting after Kuta and Legian with Seminyak as waves very powerful), also falls (near Port Glaud) and a botanical garden are obligatory to visit - it is very nice.

On villa there is a night watchman (suddenly any questions) and safety system as the owner (Anne) very much cares of comfort and safety of guests, including the smallest (special being closed protections that the child didn't fall on a ladder for example are equipped).

In general very beautiful nature of the island promotes relax, it is possible to do a bit of traveling on Praslin and La Digue islands - in my opinion better on excursion as Cat Coco ferries have schedule inconvenient for travel.

I hope that my response helped with information on villa, as for thinking personally, I will recommend by all means to the friends at visit for Seychelles to stop on a visit at Anne (owner) in Hillcrest villa, as this best combination of reasonable price and quality.

I very grateful to Anne & Lisa for care and organization my trip!

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure for me to organise your vacation to Seychelles. Your review and comments are very much appreciated and we thank you for taking the time to write it. We are very happy to hear that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. We are equally happy to know that our staff, namely Liza, was her usual wonderful self while looking after you all. Our aim is for ALL our guests to enjoy a peaceful and safe stay when in the Seychelles so we are always pleased to receive such great comments. We will use every one of your suggestions and comments to further improve the quality of our service. We look forward to welcome you again in the near future. The Management Hillcrest Villas - Seychelles
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Seychelles International
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Inter Island
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Northholme Hilton Resort & Spa
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Sunset Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa on the Glacis

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3 night minimum stay

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Cancellation fees apply as follows:
- Cancellation more than 60 days prior to the booked arrival date 30 % of total fees.
- Cancellation less than 60 days prior to the booked arrival date: 50 % of total fees.
- Cancellation less than 30 days prior to the booked arrival date: 100% of total fees.
- No show: 100%

A booking will only be confirmed once we receive the Deposit Payment.
No booking is CONFIRMED until that time.
- 30% Deposit to confirm the booking
- Balance of 70% payable 60 days before arrival
If the balance payment is not received by the stipulated date, we reserve the right to cancel the booking. The deposit will be forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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