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RIAMBELLE-Beautiful villa seafront, tropical scenery, secure pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 12 nights


About the property

Elegant beach-front villa. Exclusive, Intimate. Great beach, private pool

Located on the wild and unspoilt south coast of Mauritius, the villa Riambelle will interest those looking for authentic Mauritius and a true contact with its inhabitants.

The elegant villa offers 320 square meters of living space and is situated in a beautiful mature tropical garden of 2,400 square meters which extends onto a sheltered beach with casuarinas as the beaches of Mauritius of yore.

Designed by a leading architect, building works completed in May 2009 and completely renovated in 2015, Villa Riambelle is dressed with hand-cut basalt stones recuperated from an ancient colonial home. The villa is a showcase of modern architecture allied to traditional materials. The furniture is all of prime teak wood and the structure is in balau, two of the noblest of woods.

The villa is very elegant, discreetly luxurious

The 2,400 m2 of garden with its secular tropical trees lead directly to a magnificent beach of granular golden coral sand and which extends for kilometers.

The 320 m2 of living space, the refinement of the furniture, the 30 square meter kitchen with its professional equipment, the superb 70 m2 Annex and the excellent staff guaranty the excellence of the residence.

The staff comprises a cook, a professional house-keeper, a laundress and a caretaker/concierge.

The secured swimming pool with salt treatment, heated in winter, completes the comfort of the villa and adds to the pleasure of swimming in the lagoon.

The villa is 4 kilometers away from the Shanti Maurice (5-star hotel-spa), 8 kilometers from the Sofitel So Mauritius, 12 kilometers from the 4 prestigious hotels of Bel Ombre and from the C-Beach Club, a nautical center unique of its kind in Mauritius.

The Chateau de Bel Ombre with its renowned restaurant and its 18-hole Golf Course, which rates among the best on the island, is also 12 kilometers away.

Further, 25 kilometers away, the Morne Brabant peninsula with its numerous hotels, the five-star 18-hole golf course of the hotel Paradis and the world-renowned One-Eye Kite-Surf spot.

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

The villa has 4 bedrooms with spacious en-suite bathrooms, a secured swimming pool with salt treatment heated in winter and an annex of 70 square meters housing a studio with en-suite bathroom..

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Riambel Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • bath-room 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    bath-room 2 - toilet , shower
    bath-room 3 - toilet , shower
    bath-room 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    bath-room 5 - toilet , shower
    bath-room 6 - toilet
  • En-suite bathroom to the main bedroom, shower and separated toilet, 2 washbasins. Toilet. Master bedroom. Ensuite bathroom with shower toilet to Junior Suite. Bedroom 3: en-suite, shower, 2 washbasins. Toilet. Bedroom 4: en-suite, showerbath, washbasin. Toilet. Bathroom 5 in the annex. En-suite.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 4 twin/ single , 3 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom. king-sized bed, private terrace under almond trees and view to the garden. Junior Suite with 3 single 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pétanque Court
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Elegant luxury beachfront villa, for a restful family holiday. Excellent staff.
average rating of 4.6 based on 59 reviews

*****Perfect Family Holiday - Wonderful staff

  • 5 of 5

We spent 1-week at the Villa with 4-children and we loved every minute ! The team including Stephanie & Nauswad look after us all the time and we enjoyed the delicious Mauritian food which Stephanie prepared each day ! The pool was immaculate and the Villa was cleaned each day to 5 ***** Standard. Francis, the charming, owner came twice to ensure that we are well looked after and provided us with invaluable suggestions what to do and where to eat out! We can highly recommend the Indian Restaurant just around the corner of the Villa. We can't wait to return. Merci beaucoup Francis & Team !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was abolutely fascinated by your family, so full of life and so very pleasant to be with. I was delighted to become acquainted with you and to host you. Your son is the greatest little boy I eve met. Please come back and bring him to visit us again. Warm heated regards from Villa Riambelle. Francis Masson
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Images Photoshopées, maison sale, grosse deception

  • 1 of 5

Description trompeuse et photos embellies. La pelouse n’est pas aussi verte, ni le jardin aussi fleuri, ni les murs aussi blancs, ni la deco aussi soignée, ni….. Bref, utilisez Photoshop, et vous ferez de votre banale maison « une villa de luxe, élégante et raffinée » qui donne absolument envie de visiter. (preuve: regardez la photo N°16, avant qu’on l’enlève, il y a de la couleur verte aussi sur le sol, et pas que sur les palmiers).

-C’est une maison spacieuse, de construction solide mais aux finitions basiques: ciment au sol dans un des placards, clôture en palissades en bois peu esthétiques avec des barbelés électriques (ça craint un peu des fois dans le quartier on nous a dit), linge de toilette vielleux, etc...Elle peut absolument convenir à son propriétaire pour passer un w/e mais elle n’a dans l’absolu aucun caché de « villa de luxe ».

-Sale! (poussière et insects morts sous les meubles (chevets de nuits, canapés..). Des cafards morts dans les chambres (4 en 10 jours).. »ne vous inquiétez pas » nous disait la femme de ménage, ils sont morts…(oui, d'accord, mais qd même ça ne fait pas ni propre ni « luxe »).

-La plage est publique et il y a des chiens errands, (qui d’ailleurs aboient pas mal la nuit, super pour la tranquillité) et quelques locaux. Ce n’est pas la jolie plage au sable blanc et eau turquoise, discrete et intime comme sur les photos qui donne envie de se baigner en famille, au contraire, un de nos enfants a trouvé un crâne de chien dans l’eau. Depuis, on prenait la voiture et on allait ailleurs…. super quand on loue une maison au bord de l’eau au prix d’une maison au bord de l’eau.

-La situation: "le sud c’est authentique," je utiliserai plutôt l’adjectif très local! Ne vous attendez pas au joli village de pêcheurs comme dans les cartes postales.

-Le seul point positif: Ali, l’intendant/concierge qui était d’une sincère gentillesse et qui nous a bien aidé dans tout; vraiment très serviable et cordial. Grace à lui, notre séjour a été un peu moins désagréable.

-Autres avis: Je ne vois pas comment quelqu’un qui a vraiment séjourné dans cette maison peut lui attribuer 5 étoiles… ohhh, ohhh, au moins bien sur qu’ils soient tous faux.. En même temps il n’y a que 9 commentaires, donc c’est toute à fait probable pour ne pas dire sûr!

On n’est pas des gens compliqués, mais seulement si on loue un villa « de luxe, élégante et de prestige » on s’attend justement à ça et pas à une maison secondaire portrait comme un bijoux

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Le Paradis à Riambelle .....

  • 5 of 5

Magnifique maison en bord de plage, jardin très agréable, accueil extraordinaire de Francis Masson , personnel très sympathique et particulièrement serviable. Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances à Maurice ! à recommander c'est sûr !

Eric Tonnon

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cela à été un immense plaisir pour moi de vous accueillir, et à vous guider pour découvrir les beautés de notre île. Votre enthousiasme et plaisir à le faire m'ont ému. IL est rare de recevoir 11 personnes tous animés d'une telle joie de vivre comme vous l'avez démontré. Rafraichissante expérience..!! Revenez, je serais infiniment heureux de vous recevoir de nouvaeu.
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Au cœur de maurice

  • 5 of 5

Villa très agréable au cœur du véritable Maurice

Personnels très sympathiques et serviables.

merci Monsieur Masson pour votre accueil

A une prochaine fois !!

Patrick et Valerie.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Superbes vacances détentes

  • 5 of 5

1 semaine de vacances comme on aime : choyés dans une villa magnifique ,au calme , accueillis par le propriétaire (un personnage hors pair à rencontrer absolument ) . Un personnel au petit soin (on ne s`attendait pas à autant d`attention) Une villa bien conçue pour recevoir plusieurs personnes (chaque chambre bien indépendante avec salle de bain ET toilettes) Merci à notre amie de nous avoir déniché ce petit coin ...pour changer un peu du nord!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chers '' cousins '' de l'île de La Réunion. Cela a été un grand plaisir de vous recevoir. J'ai beaucoup apprécié votre sens de l'humour. Revenez nous..!
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Best place for relaxing at Mauritius

  • 5 of 5

Villa Riambelle is a perfect place to spend beautiful days at the island. We really enjoyed our stay although one week is too short ;-).

There are many options for excursions in the South of Mauritius (le Morne, la Vanilla, St.Aubin,..), some interesting points are close-by the Villa (the Vortex - a healing center for body and mind). We enjoyed kite-surfing at windy days at the C-Beach Club, just 10 minutes to drive.

The team in Riambelle is so cordial and helpful. Marietta is the most wounderful cook you could imagine :-).

Thank you for this splendid time at Villa Riambelle


  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For owners like us, who are dedicated to the well being of our guests, it is always a pleasure to host persons eager to discover what Mauritius is really like. You have been remarkably pleasant. Please do visit us again. Regards. Francis (owner)
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Property Manager

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018


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 own 2 holiday villas in Mauritius I occupy my time renting them to holidaymakers. I also manage the rental of several villas belonging to our family and to close friends. 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 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

Located on the wild and unspoilt south coast of Mauritius, the villa Riambelle will interest those looking for authentic Mauritius and a true contact with its inhabitants.

The elegant villa offers 320 square meters of living space and is situated in a beautiful mature tropical garden of 2,400 square meters which extends onto a sheltered beach with casuarinas as the beaches of Mauritius of yore.

The villa has 4 bedrooms with spacious en-suite bathrooms, a secured swimming pool with salt treatment heated in winter and an annex of 60 square meters housing a studio.

What makes this villa unique

The dedicated staff at Villa Riambelle contribute to the great success of our villa.

Our knowledgeable and helpful Caretaker “Naushad” is at hand every day of the week, including Sundays and Public Holidays. He carefully looks after the swimming pool, lovingly tends to the garden, and is responsible for all issues concerning maintenance. He will be happy to run small errands for you, like bringing bread, newspapers, and vegetables and even occasionally buy your groceries. As Naushad resides just 200 meters from the villa, he is the one to call in case of an emergency around the clock.

The experienced and well-trained Cook “Marietta” will prepare breakfast and lunch or pre-cook your dinner in advance from Monday to Saturday, except on Public Holidays. Marietta is on duty from 9 am - 2 pm. She speaks English and French.

Our cheerful and skilled Housemaid “Stephanie” comes in from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm from Monday to Saturday, with the exception of Public Holidays. Stephanie speaks English and French. She holds an honours diploma from Hotel School.

The helpful and diligent Laundress “Daisy” assists Stephanie and is responsible for the laundry and the ironing. Daisy comes in for the same working hours as the housemaid and speaks French.


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.01 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Riambelle is located in the coastal village of Riambel of the South coast of Mauritius consisting mainly of beach holiday villas. This region of Mauritius, with its wilder coastline is still very natural and preserved. The villa will interest those in quest of relaxing holidays in an authentic Mauritius and in search of a true contact with its friendly people.The villa is very elegant, discreetly luxurious. The 3,500 m2 of property with its secular tropical trees lead directly to a magnificent beach of granular golden coral sand and which extends for kilometers The secured swimming pool with salt treatment, completes the comfort of the villa and adds to the pleasure of swimming in the lagoon. At Villa Riambelle one wakes up to the song of birds, spends the day with the whisper of the wind in the Casuarina trees, watches the shooting stars at night and goes to sleep with the rumble of the sea on the reefs.

Golf: Three golfs are near-by.

Heritage Golf Club (15 minutes away)

Paradis Golf Club (30 minutes away)

Tamarina Golf Club (15 minutes away)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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 discétionnaire 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 " ''
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 '' ''

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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