The view from Villa FENETRE SUR MER is fabulous; this charming house is only 5 minutes from the beaches of Gravier by car or bus. Newly built, it can accommodate up to 6 people. The service of a Housemaid is included in the rent.
« Fenêtre sur mer » looks direction south, with grazing land around. It is quiet and has only 2 direct neighbours.
The next shop is reached within 5 minutes walk; Mont Lubin where you can do your shopping is only 5 minutes away by car.
The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms en suite. 2 double beds 160 x 180 and 2 single beds 90 x 180. The third bedroom has a separate entrance; « Fenêtre sur mer » is very nice for a couple or can also easily accommodate up to 6 people.
Ringo, the gardener, is a great organiser and will be too pleased to get fresh fish, lobster, Crab etc for you, also boat tours in the lagoon while fishing your own lunch; Preparing your barbecue on the beach of a small Robinson Island, snorkelling …. He will cook your lunch and dinners for a small extra fee. His wife Marie-May will attend to your needs at the house. She does the cleaning, bedding, washing, ironing every day from 8 – 12:00 except Sundays and public holidays. Her services are included in the rent of the house.
Our opinion: The best way to visit Rodrigues is to hire a a 4×4 or a motorbike to be able to reach lonely beaches and secluded spots. When raining the earth turns to mud, where even walking becomes difficult. However, main roads are in a very good shape trough the Island. Buses do pass near the house. You will need some patience to get anywhere and must count with several bus changes during the journey. People in Rodrigues are used to walk. They walk to school, they walk to work and they walk to the church for kilometres and kilometres. There are no fences; you just go straight up and down the hills until you reach the coast. Hitch hiking is common on the Island. If you have your own car, take people with you as well. There is nothing more exhilarating than to have a bunch of Rodrigues school children on the backseat of your car chatting loudly in Creole …
There are beautiful paths in hills as well. Ringo will tell you more about it.