|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||150 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Budget, Romantic, Beach, Mountain, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Less than 10 minutes walk from the famous BeauVallon Beach. Nestled on the hillside with a backdrop of lush green vegetation,150 meters from the main road. The 2 bedrooms- Villa is in a secured area with view of the ocean and stunning sunsets from the room's private balcony.Ideal for 2 couples or family of up to six
Each rooms have en-suite bathrooms- Mini bars - A/C -celing fan- in room safe deposit box and the ground floor have a fully equiped kitchen dinning room, guests WC and a large living room with cable TV and free WIFI internet access, the verandah which opens to a garden with flowers,local spices and fruit trees,complete with...Read more
SunGlow Holiday Villa - Approx 500 mtrs from beach
Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Located on the main Island of Mahe's Northern Coast just a few minutes walk from the famous Beau Vallon beach where there are watersports activities - Jet Ski rental, water skiing, Paragliding. Big Game and Deep Sea Fishing or boating excursions can be organise direct with your host "Gerry" on site - dive centers are within walking distance - there are several shops,supermarkets, restaurants, pizzerias, take-aways.
Should the guests wish to go to the village stores or the ATM , on request we can provide transportation at extra no charge.
Location Type Beach, Mountain, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$170 - $255||$220||$1,120 - $1,695||$0||2 nights|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 30 2013
|Jul. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2014
|Sep. 1 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 15 2014
|Feb. 16 2014 - Mar. 31 2014
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Apr. 1 2014 - May. 31 2014
|All Other Dates||$220||$220||$1,500||-||2 nights|
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- Additional guests - $15 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 4 guest (s) not applicable to children under 12 yrs old
- Damage deposit - $300 / stay - Security Deposit - Refundable at end of STAY less any damages IF ANY (Master or Visa card imprint acceptable)
Additional notes from owner
Upon arrival you will be required to make a cautionary deposit -Visa or Master card imprint or cash of USD 300.00 or equivalent in Euros or Seychelles Rupees, which will be returned to you at the end of your stay (less any damage caused to the Villa or accessories or for loss of Villa keys/ Gate remote control or local Mobile phone).
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Dont miss this Seychelle experience
How lucky we were to find the Sunglow villa on the internet. From the start to finish it was just wonderful. Gerry and his beautiful wife Chinat and family were the perfect hosts. It was a pleasure to stay there and enjoy their hospitality. For our stay in the Seychelles we wanted something that was special and to get to know the people and the way of life on the island - We certainly picked the right place. Gerry met us at the airport and drove us to the villa and as it was late at night Chinat had prepared for us a beautiful fresh fish dinner. For tired and hungry people what a bonus! This was the start of some exceptional service. The villa itself was roomy and pleasant with a lovely outlook over the tropical vegetation and ocean views from the top balcony. A short walk to the best beach on the island and all in all we were in heaven! The boat charter which Gerrys boys took us on was great and the island beach BBQ fantastic. The snorkelling in the Marine Park was just superb. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. I would be nice to still be there! Hopefully our photos will be ready soon.
Grants Pass, Oregon. USA
Simply the Best!
This is a lovely home! Better yet, are your wonderful hosts! Gerry & Chianat, were the best! I arrived on my birthday; and bless her heart, she baked me a cake! Not to mention a wonderful cocktail or two & bbq of daily cath, and fine Thai dishes too! I could go on and on, but I won't. I felt like I left family :(.
The Villa is immaculate, and fully stocked, and fresh squeezed lemon juice awaits you, from the tree in the front yard.
If you wish to fish, snorkel, or cruise the island, Gerry can accommodate you personally. If you wish other accommodation, he knows everyone :)
I cant wait to come back to the Seychelles, just for Sunglow and her hosts!
Response from Germain Camille - 04/22/2013
Thank you for taking time to share the Sunglow Exprience with other travellers from around the world.
We try our best to keep the Villa in the best condition and assures personalize service to all our guests -
we are extremely glad that our effort are very much appreciated and looking forward to hosting your close friends and families in the future.
the Sunglow Team
We loved every minute
As our daughter is working in the Seychelles this year, we decided to take advantage of the situation and come for a holiday. Our son, who is a keen diver, decided to join us. The 3 of us stayed at Sun Glow while our daughter was working on Silhouette and in Victoria. We had looked briefly at the 5 star hotels but only to confirm that the prices were prohibitive! If you like to sit by the pool all day and have no wish to see outside the hotel you might like the resorts, although I don't see why anyone would travel so far for an experience they could get much closer to home!
For me this villa really was a much better option. Not only do you have a whole spacious house with every possible amenity, you also get to know Gerry and Chainat. On our arrival at the airport, early Sunday morning, Gerry was there to meet us as arranged, and when we arrived at the villa Chainat had breakfast waiting for us! There was also bread, milk and home-made lemonade in the refrigerator and lemons, starfruit and a pomelo in the fruit tray. A few days later we were given a bunch of the small bananas - the best flavoured bananas I have ever eaten.
We found out very quickly that taxis are very expensive, and Gerry helped us to arrange a hire car which was brought to the house the next day. With our daughter in Victoria, our son going diving, shopping for food and eating out, the car really made things much easier. On our last night Gerry and Chainat arranged a barbecue in the garden, and we had a lovely evening with delicious food and enjoyable company.
I regret that we only stayed for 5 days. I felt so comfortable, I would cheerfully have stayed a month! Gerry and Chainat are very considerate people and really enjoy having visitors. They are always willing to help, but are not in any way intrusive. Take their advice about where to eat out, and take advantage of Chainat's cooking!
Response from Germain Camille - 04/10/2013
Thank you for the positive review and for choosing to stay at Sunglow Holiday Villa.
It was nice having your nice family over - should you decide to visit Seychelles in the future, we would gladly love to host you again.
Thank you for your support
the Sunglow Team
Harry and Teresa Wolmarans
Pretoria , South Africa
Great hosts , and a wonderful setting.
We stayed with Gerry and his family at the end of February , and it was everything we hoped for , a comfortable villa to stay in in a beautiful environment.
From the pickup at the airport , the help with settling in , the wonderful boat trip to the island with Billy and Mark to the Creole/Thai braai on our last evening ,everything was handled friendly and professionally .
If we should ever visit Seychelles again in future , we will look no further than Sunglow Villa.
Response from Germain Camille - 03/04/2013
Good day Mr/s Wolmaran,
I wish to thank you for having choosen to stay at Sunglow Holiday Villa.
Your family are wonderful and it was real great to have guests like you around the place to share the evenings - a few drinks and the mix Creole /Thai BarB Q / Braai.
Did you know that you are the First South African Family to stay here?
your kind comments in the guest book is greatly appreciated
We would gladly host you again should you plan to come back this way
Thank you for your support
Gerry and the Sunglow Team
Nice villa, relaxed and very helpful owners
We (a family with two kids aged 7 and 3) stayed in Sunglow villa mid Feb 2013 for a week and had a great time. The house is very nice, spacious, modern and with everything you could need (including small extras like drinks and food). The owners live in the house next door and are great, very friendly and couldn't do more to help. The beach in Beau Vallon is very nice and we kept coming back there even though we had a car and a choice of beaches around the rest of the island. I would recommend this villa
Response from Germain Camille - 03/01/2013
Hello Philip and fam,
I wish to thank you for the positive review and for letting others know about the Sunglow Villa in Beau Vallon -
Should you ever came back this way we would be glad to host you again
Germain and the Sunglow team
Recommended location for a wonderful vacation in direct contact with real Seychellois who do anything to make you happy. Germain is outstanding with his humor, stories, and Chinese cooking. It is perfection.
Visit Germain and to China at Sunglow at the Seychelles you will not regret it.
Adresse à recommander pour passer de merveilleuses vacances en contact direct avec de véritables seychellois qui ne savent pas quoi faire pour vous faire plaisir . Germain pour son humour et toutes ses histoires et China cuisiniere hors pair. Ce n'est que du bonheur.
Allez chez Germain et China au Sunglow aux Seychelles vous ne le regretterez pas.
Response from Germain Camille - 02/17/2013
Bonjour M / Mme LeComte
Merci pour les commentaires qui disent au sujet de votre séjour à Villa Sunglow.
Nous sommes heureux que vous choisissez de passer vos vacances Sunglow.
Nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau pour vos prochaines vacances
Germain / Chainat
New York, NY
An Upgrade From Your 5-Star Resort
My husband and I had booked a "5-star" resorts on Mahé for our trip. We're never excited about these island resorts because they end up being tropical paradise prisons. You're held hostage to the overpriced buffets, you never interact with the local culture and people, and you're on holiday with people you just flew thousands of miles to get away from.
An email from Gerry changed all that and gave us a glimpse of the true beauty of the Seychelles. Here's the paradise we found:
• Spacious, luxurious and private villa: I had been concerned that we wouldn't have enough privacy, but it's an entirely separate and gorgeous house! Plus, Gerry and Chainat are extremely discreet.
• Incredible amenities, including a washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, starter basket of food (fruits, meats, drinks, etc.), cable TV, AC, wifi, fresh towels and sheets, toiletries, and more.
• Great location: It's a short walk to Beau Vallon beach, plus you can hop on the local bus to go to Victoria. There's also a terrific Thai-run spa called Peppermint that's a short walk away.
• Good local food: You can walk to some local eateries, self-cater from grocery stores, or go to the night market for very cheap street food. One night, Chainat prepared us a Thai meal that was the best we'd had during our entire trip.
• Local insights: Whether it's about local politics or the best beaches to visit, Gerry is the man to ask.
• Private excursions: We took a snorkeling trip on one of Gerry's charter boats, and it was the best snorkeling I've ever done (we've been to Mauritius, the Maldives, Southeast asia, and more). He isn't pushy about any of this.
Having stayed at some incredible resorts over the years, I can't recommend Sunglow Resort enough. Usually it's a matter of compromising on luxury or convenience for value, but that's not the case here. I am the biggest skeptic when a reviewer says a place is a "home away from home," but in this rare case, Sunglow Villa is worthy on every level.
Response from Germain Camille - 01/29/2013
Your very positive review is highly appreciated.
My wife and I are extremely happy that you both enjoyed your stay at Sunglow Holiday Villa and also for sharing your experience with other couples or families around the world.
We do hope that we will have the oportunity to host you again in the future.
Gerry and Chainat.
Warm warm welcome from social and generous hosts.
Gerry and Chainat take their roles seriously and nothing is too much trouble for them. Chainat is a fantastic cook and Gerry is both smart and hilarious. Myself, my husband and our 2 daughters in their 20's spent a lot of time with them, including Christmas Day celebrations, and left feeling true warmth and affection for them.
The villa is well appointed with huge rooms and in the perfect location. Beau Vallon is in our opinion the best place to be on Mahe and SunGlow is only a walk away, while being away from the people and traffic. Shops, restaurants atms spa etc are also just a stone's throw away.
In short if you are sociable this is a villa you will love. Go on a fishing trip and join in on everything you possibly can. If you are on Honeymoon and need to be given extra solitude then say so at the start. I highly reccomend this villa and the lovely owners who live next door.
Response from Germain Camille - 01/15/2013
Thank you for the positive review and for taking time to share your "SunGlow" experience with other travelers.
We are happy to note that your whole family enjoyed the outdoor-Seychelles's Christmas party, and before I end - thanks for the unexpected Christmas gifts for my family.
Hopefully we'll host you again in the future.
The Sunglow Team
Quiet days in Beauvallon
Been coming to Seychelles since 1987, and have known Germain from day one. Yes, that's 25 years.
This was the first time we stayed with him, rather than at a hotel in Beauvallon. My advice is "don't do hotels!
1) Do you get fresh towels and beds made up every day? Yes.
2) Can you get fishing trips and excursions arranged without extra fees or commission? Yes.
3) Do you get insights into local way of life? If you want to, yes. If not, Germain and his family can be very discreet.
Germain even organised a rental car, cheaper than advertised prices.
All in all, a great 10 days, made even better by the presence of Chainat, Germain's wife.
Don't book last week of October to first week November, they are my dates!
Response from Germain Camille - 11/08/2012
Bonjour Monsieur Phillippe,
Thank you for the review- I was in fact very nice having you stayed at the Sunglow Holiday Villa and to experience the local way of life here.
(i'm still surprise at your choice due to the fact that your are used to luxury resorts) but as you saw for yourself we do our best to meet the guests expectations.
Was great chating about the old days around the evening Bar B Q's especially about the fishing trips of when I always caught the biggest - tunas and Redsnappers.
next time I will let you win.
Germain and all
A wonderful find!
We stayed at the SunGlow villa in October and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The warm hospitality from the start made us feel so welcome, and Chainat's cooking and Gerry's helpfulness combined to make it a very special stay. Our two children loved the freedom and space of having a villa and we loved the touches for children that made the stay so easy for us and create a home from home experience! We wish them the very best for the property in the future. We recommend to anyone wishing to have a true Seychelles experience!
Response from Germain Camille - 11/08/2012
Thanks ever so much for the positive review and recomendation of the property for any future guests who wishes to have a real Seychelles experience combined with Creole and Thai hospitality.
Hopefully we might see you again some days
Gerry and the Sunglow team
SunGlow was an amazing place to stay for our first Seychelles holidays! Gerry and his whole family made these two weeks an unforgettable experience. Thanks again to all of you!
The villa is huge with a lot of space and beautiful views to the sea, Chainats gorgeous garden and the unbelievable green hills around. It's equipped with everything you need for a careless vacation and thanks to Cecille, very clean and tidy. Next to the wonderful house we got delicious Bbqs, Thai food, cakes and fruits. Altogether it was Wunderbar!
Response from Germain Camille - 10/18/2012
Thanks for the very positive review.
As usual, and also our priority - we make our guests feel - welcome - see to there every need in a relaxed and homely atmosphere- like a home away from home.
It is always a very rewarding and warm feelings for us when the clients departs from Sunglow Holiday Villa - with the good intention of returning to the Seychelles again someday, after the "Sunglow" experience.
"Check in as a Guest and Check out as a friend" and of course friends are always welcome. ..... Wunderbar
Beautiful villa with lots space and good service
The SunGlow villa is a really beautiful place to stay. The owner and his wife live next door and there hospitality is great. Bbq and amazing Thai cooking included. The villa is big with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs and the livingroom and kitchen downstairs. Everything you need for a good holiday.
This house and the owners a really amazing. Gerry and his wife Chainat did everything to make our stay unforgettable. His sister took everyday care of the cleaning of the house, bake bananacake and even did the washing. What else do you want? As a frequent traveler this was the best stay ever in a rented house. Thanks to Gerry, Chainat and Cecille.
Response from Germain Camille - 10/09/2012
Beautiful review "schone"
Danny -- " erg leuk je te ontmoeten"
Was great to have had your family stay over at Sunglow Holiday Villa.
and share a couple of nice evening having the Bar B Q in the Garden - especially the one with the surprise shower after the "smoke signal"
keep well and we hope to see you again somedays
all the best
Regards from the Sunglow team
West Malling, Kent, UK
If you are the sort of traveller (like us) who likes to really get to know the country and people you are visiting then I cannot recommend Sun Glow enough. The villa is well equipped, clean & spacious. It comes with family Bbqs where you can discuss the islands politics, boat trips, Creole lessons from the gorgeous 7 year old ariel, tips on the best ways of using the entire coconut fruit plus lots of food, drinks and laughter, along with the occasional song!!
Sun glow villa is in Beau Vallon which has plenty of shops and restaurants, plus a long golden beach within walking distance, making it a great base from which to explore the island. The villa is a real home from home with two huge bedrooms, both en-suite. There is a large well equipped kitchen, washing machine, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a huge living area, plus a gorgeous garden complete with adrian (4 years old at time of writing)and his scooter, lemon, grapefruit, mango, coconut trees, chillies, cinnamon, Geckos, lovely birds,...the list is endless. The villa also comes with the fabulous Cecille (someone I wish I had at home) who came daily to clean up after us. Thanks Cecille, I hope we weren't too messy!
Gerry and Chainat we cannot thank you enough for making our stay with you so easy and enjoyable. From the minute you collected us at the airport, to the minute (5.30am!), you saw us off on our way home you took such good care of us all. Your villa is clean, tidy and so well equipped you should be very proud! As hosts you are attentive without being overbearing, and nothing is too much trouble. Thanks for all the gorgeous food, Bbq's, more than occasional beers, fishing trips, tips on everything from how to cook Creole soup to which beaches are best for snorkelling. You really have made our first visit to the Seychelles something truly special.
If you want a holiday with a very personal feel in the height of luxury then Sun Glow is where you should stay. We loved it, miss it, and hope to return one day soon.
Response from Germain Camille - 08/30/2012
Thanks for the fantastic review, really much appreciated, not forgetting the ones left in Sunglow "guest's book" by "Jaz and Max your lovely kids"
It is always our pleasure to have our guests join us for a garden B B Q dinner under the lemon tree.( a pity there was more lemons than GIN)
maybe next time-
I'm also sure your review will be helpfull to other potential visitors wishing to have a "home away from home" when on holiday in the Seychelles.
Best and warm regards
*****the Sunglow Team.******
Unforgettable stay at villa sunglow
We (family with 2 kids of 5 and 7 years old)staid at villa sunglow for 8 nights during our 3 weeks seychelles holiday. It was an unforgettable experience due to the great hospitality of the Camille family and due to the great very well spaced (2 large sized bed rooms and bath rooms) and clean villa. The location near beau vallon beach makes it complete. Germain and Chainat are great hosts, very dedicated to their guests without getting too close. We had very relaxed barbeques in the joint garden of the 2 villas. We were able to enjoy Germains catch of the day from his own boat. Germain and Chainat: Thank you very much that we could be your guests. We will never forget you!
Response from Germain Camille - 08/19/2012
Thanks for nice review, it was really great having you lovely family stay at Sunglow / not forgetting the nice evening B B Q that we shared in the garden - accompanied by the island melody of Darren and Bridgitte.
We look forward to welcoming you again at Sunglow Holiday Villa,
The Sunglow Team
Friendly and relaxing stay in the Seychelles
Our stay at the Sun Glow Holiday Villa was absolutely everything we hoped for. We felt very well taken care of as soon as we were picked up from the airport by Gerry and taken to the house where we were greeted by the rest of the Camille family and a delicious breakfast! The house was both comfortable and clean and provided us with the perfect hideaway we were hoping for. Thank you to the entire family for making our stay so relaxing yet so special.
Response from Germain Camille - 06/28/2012
Thanks for the review, It was very nice to have you as our guests at the Sunglow Holiday Villa. We also appreciate the good care taken to keep the place neat and tidy at all time during your stay .
The nice evening Bar B Qs and Jokes we shared in the company of your friends and yourself are very memorable.
Best of everything and lots of sunshine in your life
Vacances "détente" à sunglow villa
Nous sommes un couple avec deux enfants 8ans et 3ans1/2, nous avons passé 10 jours à Sunglow villa.
Gerry nous a accueillis à l'aéroport tôt le matin, un petit déjeuner nous a été servis à la maison dès notre arrivée. Une corbeille de fruits exotiques nous attendait et dans le frigo pain, beurre et lait...
Sunglow Villa est située dans un quartier en hauteur de beau vallon, les chambres sont très grandes avec chacune sa salle de bain. Nous avons apprécié le coucher du soleil et la vue sur mer de notre balcon. Gerry et chainat nous ont invité plusieurs fois à diner, c'était très sympa, nous avons passé d'agréables soirées en leur compagnie.
La plage de beau vallon est agréable mais n'hésitez pas à découvrir d'autres plages parfois accessibles uniquement par bateau ou après une longue marche à pied. Nous sommes également passés par Gerry pour la location de voiture, parfait livrée et reprise à la villa, nous avons vu avec lui aussi pour la sortie en bateau.
Merci encore à Gerry et Chainat pour leur gentillesse. Bisous aux garçons et plus particulièrement à Adrien.
Response from Germain Camille - 05/19/2012
Merci pour le commentaire positif en ce qui concerne votre séjour à Sunglow Holiday Villa.
Il a été un plaisir d'avoir votre famille passer vos vacances aux Seychelles avec nous.
Si vous décidez de revenir à cette partie du monde - n'hésitez pas à nous contacter,
meilleurs vœux à tous
Adrian manque les enfants
Germain et l'équipe de Sunglow
An unforgettable experience!
Our hosts Gerry and Shainat are the kindest, friendliest and most accomodating of all hosts we have ever encountered (we never stay in hotels while travelling, and we have travelled world-wide). They make you feel at home the moment you arrive, and bend backwards to provide comfort, warmth and the feeling that your perfect well-being is very important to them.
The house is impeccably clean, well equipped, very comfortable and well located - just minutes to a beautiful beach, restaurants and local shops.
Gerry is happy to provide fishing/snorkelling trips around the island with a likable and professional crew.
The hosts invited us to barbeque dinners, to a farewell lunch and to many occasional drinks.
The feeling is of a luxury hotel without the shortcomings of hotels (single space, high price), within the spacious comfort of a whole two-storey house.
We were sad to leave and promised ourselves to be back as soon as posiible.
Response from Germain Camille - 04/12/2012
Hello Mr/s Harell,
Both my wife and myself feel very flattered with the description of your experience here at the Sunglow Holiday Villa - It makes us extremely happy and exhilarate that complete strangers who "if I may now call friends" write such positive comments regarding a stay here.
and we are also very glad to note that you are already planing another visit in the near future.
My Seychelles home away from home.
I spent my last port call after a very long deployment in Seychelles in Gerry's amazing place. There are 101 things i could say about his place but you really need to go experience it for yourself. Gerry and his wife have a beautiful home and really made me feel like i had the SunGlow Villa for my home while i was there. They are perfectly located in a quite area with a wonderful view and a short walk to the beach. If you vacation in Seychelles you should really see if there is room in Sunglow, it is by far the best experience i have had and easily the best value when to comes to beautiful places to stay while you enjoy all that Seychelles has to offer.
Response from Germain Camille - 03/30/2012
Your positive review is very much appreciated- actually Sunglow Villa is your private holiday home in the Seychelles from the moment you Check-in, we spare no effort to make guests feel relaxed and at home the moment they take the first step on the property - hope to see you again
warm tropical regards
Gerry and chainat
Christine , Valéry , Gabin et Axel
Le Touquet Paris Plage , France
Family holiday experience with a lovely family
After 15 hours of flight we were greeted by the family "Camille" like kings, friends, family members in a house at the top level for the comfort, the cleanliness,the equipment ... it lacked nothing!! Everything was organized to ensure you have a memorable holiday and carefree ...our welcome back to the airport, car rental, tour tips etc. ... I work in the hotel industry for 20 years now and I give to this location the 4 stars without hesitation. We visited a few countries and will have much more to see but the Seychelles is our favorite destination and we will want to go back to "Sunglow" as early as possible (can be for our honeymoon this time). Thanks again at Germain, Shainat, Daren, my little adrian, Cecile, Billy and Mark who are lovely people . Thanks for all the wonderful memories that you let us in our heart and on the pictures !! Do not change anything!
Response from Germain Camille - 03/27/2012
Hi madame Christine,
In Kreol we say "coment sa va"
I wish to thank you for the very positive comments regarding your stay at Sunglow Holiday Villa, It has been a very nice 2 weeks sharing French -Creole - Thai Cuisine together with your lovely family,
A big thank you for the 4**** accolade, I am honored
Hopefully we'll see you again on your next visit to the Seychelles
and The Sunglow team
St. Petersburg, Russia/NYC, USA
The best vacation
We stayed for 3 weeks. The villa is new, very well thought through, spacious rooms,terrace and a balcony from which you can see the sunset and the ocean. Villa is well located - 600 meters to the beach, about same distance to the stores, bakery, souvenir shop and money changer. It is situated on a beautiful hill with lush tropical vegetation it has wonderful cozy tropical garden. You have everything you can possibly need - from automatic air freshener and fridge in every bedroom to mosquito killing systems and first aid kit, spacious bathrooms with aromatherapy oils/shampoo/shower gel/body lotion and fully equipped kitchen If you are traveling with a baby there is a perfect baby bed, very convenient potty and miniature baby bathtub. They also have toys.
Chainat is a wonderful cook. She prepared for us Thai, Creole and Indian dishes and different kinds of salads. Her soups were excellent and so was her home-made ice-cream. Gerry also did great red snapper barbeques for us. Thai barbeque was really great and unique. We also enjoyed complimentary baguettes and fruits. Gerry took us around the island in his new pickup. We went to anse Royale Beach (also had lunch there which his wife thoughtfully prepared for us). We also enjoyed a trip to anse Major - I highly recommend it for great nature and ocean views and snorkeling. We enjoyed watching sunset from our terrace. Good for people who want to emerge in local spirit and come to know the creole lifestyle, food, music and culture.
Overall, there was so much good in our experience that it is difficult to cover here or to give a complete representation of it on paper. I would invite people to experience it for themselves. One thing for sure: you will not regret booking with Sunglow Villa.
Response from Germain Camille - 03/14/2012
Thanks for the fantastic and detailed review which will surely be a + for Sunglow Holiday Villa and other guests / families looking for "Private Holiday Rentals" will find the review helpfull
The company of your nice family has been very much appreciated and hopefuly you will pay us a visit should you decide to have another tropical holiday in the Seychelles
Warm Tropical Regards
excellent value for money
This nice villa is located in the mountainside near the perfect beach - only one and a half minute by car or 5-6 min by foot.
Villa is new, clean and cute. Nice design of tidy rooms, green landscape. We enjoyed very friendly host.
Ideal for relaxation for two families/couples.
No one dare to complaint.
Response from Germain Camille - 03/01/2012
Thank you for the positive comments - great
the best part "No one dares Complaint"
really awesome comment
Séjour novembre 2012
Lors de notre arrivée à la villa nous avons été très bien accueillis par Germain et son épouse (petit déjeuner offert). La villa est superbe aussi bien à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur; très fonctionelle et très confortable. Les propriétaires ont été à notre disposition pendant tout notre séjour. Germain propose des promenades en mer et la pêche au gros. Nous sommes très satisfaits de notre séjour.
Response from Germain Camille - 01/18/2012
Je vous remercie pour vos commentaires satisfaisants.
Nous esperons vous revoir lors d`un eventuel prochain sejour .
Bonne Anne 2012 et bonne sante a vous tous .
Germain et Chainat .
Geoff from Oz
Friendly and relaxing stay for families
The villa and the location are both perfect for a medium-sized family. We stayed with two adults and two children (4 and 7) and found all rooms generously-sized and fully equipped. The two bedrooms each have ensuite bathrooms (with bath and separate shower) as well as their own TV and bar fridge!
Germain (Gerry) and his wife, Chainat are genuinely friendly and helpful. Gerry helped us to arrange a car and driver to meet our 06:30 flight from Doha. Chainat cooked a breakfast of crepes with butter and jam for our arrival. Gerry's sister also stopped by to clean house for us every day.
The beach at Beau Vallon is within walking distance although we chose to drive most days because the roads are narrow and seldom have footpaths. We ate at La Plage, the Boat House and La Fontaine, which are all within metres of each other. Nearby is the La Perle Noire restaurant, which seems to draw great reviews. There are many cold stores for daily needs, including beer and wine. Ask Gerry for his recommendations on those with the best range and prices.
Summer rains did visit every other day, so we were glad we had hired a car to get around the island. The giant tortoises at Berjaya Resort (not far from the Beau Vallon police station) were a hit with the children and we stayed for lunch at their outdoor restaurant. The capital, Victoria is only a short drive away and you can catch a ferry from there for a day trip to Praslin and La Digue.
A relaxing stay with helpful owners; we will recommend it to our friends.
Response from Germain Camille - 01/07/2012
Hi Mr/s Snowdon,
thanks for taking time to send the positive feedback, i'm sure other guests looking for holiday rental in the Beau Vallon area will find your review very helpfull.
Thanks for choosing to stay with us.
gerry and Chainat
Christmas at the Sunglow
My husband Bucky and I had a wonderful honeymoon at the SunGlow Holiday Villa. Despite the rain Beau Vallon is beautiful and Mahe is a laid back and peaceful island. Gerry and China were wonderful hosts who even shared their Christmas barbeque with us. We had a lot of fun meeting their family and eating China's wonderful Thai cooking. We couldn't have asked for a nicer holiday. The location is convenient, the house is very comfortable with a beautiful view of the ocean from the upstairs balcony, and our hosts couldn't have been more welcoming. We would definitely recommend the Sunglow Holiday Villa. We only wish we could have stayed longer.
Response from Germain Camille - 01/03/2012
Hi, Josie and Bucky.
Thanks for the positive review, it was really a great pleasure to have had you at the villa and to have shared the Christmas party together with friends and families.
Should you ever come down 4* South of the Equator again- you are always welcome to pay us a visit.
Thanks for your support.
Gerry / Chainat
Le Paradis de Germain et Shina
"Très belle et grande maison, bien située pour visiter Mahé (à 10 mn de Victoria en voiture ou en bus). Maison bien équipée et climatisée, belle terrasse et beau jardin, ménage fait tous les jours par une charmante dame. Conforme à la description. Plage (Beauvallon), commerces et restaurants à proximité. Propriétaires sympathiques, dynamiques et très ouverts (pour discuter des différents aspects de la vie Seychelloise) et qui peuvent vous louer une voiture ou vous proposer des sorties en mer pour pêche ou découverte du milieu marin. Superbe séjour. Maison à recommander fortement au vu de l'excellent rapport qualité-prix.
Response from Germain Camille - 11/28/2011
Merci pour la critique positive, Nous serons très heureux de vous accueillir a "Sunglow Holiday Villa" au cours de votre prochaine visite aux Seychelles.
Germain et famille
My stay at sunglow was super.
The Service was Excellent, Efficient and Very professional.
This is a home away from home.The family is very friendly and very good hospitality.Always had an evening together with the whole family.The location is very quite away from noisy town and within 500M to the beach and shopping cab and boat services. Had access to internet everyday within the premises and Dstv television for news and documentaries. I enjoyed very much the Thai barbecue in the evenings in addition to day boat rides for snokling and sport fishing. Thank you Sunglow, Keep it up.
Response from Germain Camille - 11/21/2011
Thanks for the positive rewiew, we look forward to having you stay at the Sunglow Villa on your next visit to Seychelles.
We will surely get the "mega tuna" that got away on your next trip but you must bring the whole family for the feast.
The time in Beau Vallon and especially Mr.Camilles House was really great. I stayed there with my family for about three weeks (3 adults, 2 kids) and we had a wonderful time with gerry and his family - very friendly and helpful people. They let us gain bit of insight in the way of life at seychelles, which you definetely dont get when you stay at a common tourist hotel. Greetings to you and your family, gerry, i hope you have a nice time!
Response from Germain Camille - 10/26/2011
Thank you for choosing to stay at SunGlow Villa, and for your appreciative comments regarding your stay with us.
We have taken note of your feedback, it is of utmost importance to us and we spare no effort to make our guests feel at home and be a part of the family
Once again, thank you and I hope that you will choose to stay with us whenever your travel plans bring you back to the Seychelles.
Maybe ?? for the Honey-moon??
Stefan & family
This is the place to go
Perfect for a family, we stayed there 3 weeks with our kids. Located near beautiful Beau Vallon beach and also not far from Victoria (bus stop just 2 min walk). An almost new villa, very clean. You will hardly get anything comparable for that price in Beau Vallon, very good value for money.
Gerry and his family are world class hosts, we enyoyed very much all the BBQ, Creol an Thai food we had in the garden (not forget the Chivas Regal and Seybrew...). If you are looking for an authentic Seychell experience, this is the place to go.
Response from Germain Camille - 09/15/2011
Hello Mr/s Niedermeyer,
Thank you for taking time to send the review, your comments are very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you stay at the SunGlow, your company was most enjoyable.
Regards - Gerry and family
Our "first" Seychelles time!
It's been an absorbing, exciting and real-life experience. The villa is confortable, quite luxurious, complete of services and household appliance. You'll find yourself in a simple and characteristic world made up of a mixture of culture and countries, running from africa to China and from Europe to Russia. What is nice and different from a "classic" vacation in an hotel or in a resort, is that you can "live" the local custom and daily life; you can have a walk along the main road in wich is the villa (just be carefull to the not-so-careful drivers along the roads)and you will get the centre of beau vallon, where you can find everything! Groceries, clothes shops, baker's shops; on this point, I suggest you to try the marvellous bread with jam (for only 2 euros - cca 30 rupies - you'll have a generous breakfast for three persons!). In connection to this point, you'd better to change your value with the local rupies. Sometimes, the prices in euro or dollars are not "exactly" the same of those in rupies...but it's just a secondary thing, compared with the incredible sceneries and experience that you'll test. Finally I want to remind to "live" the local life; to better do this, I suggest to attend the characteristic local street market, during the day but even during the evening, where you can eat all the local-street-food (try the Quail eggs!!)
Response from Germain Camille - 09/15/2011
Hi Miss Mariani,
Thanks for your review, we hope to see you for your next birthday so Chainat can bake you a very nice birthday cake, Or if you come during Christmas- i'm teaching her how to make a Christmas Pudding-
the raisins and fruits have been in the RUM since 3 months. I just hope that the pudding doesn't explode in the oven.
Gerry and Chainat
Matt & Sarah
This is the best self-catering house we have ever stayed in!!
Gerry and his wife China are the worlds best hosts. My wife and I plus two friends had the time of our lives during our stay in Mahe at this house. The house is perfectly located for the beach, dining and shopping. The fishing is not to be missed!! We hope to be able to visit again very soon.
Response from Germain Camille - 09/11/2011
hello Mr/s Nowery,
Thanks for taking time to send your review
Hope that you 're both well and that we'll see you in the near future where we can catch some good red snappers for the starlight Bar B Q in the garden under the lemon tree.
Gerry and chainat
Rose Hill, Mauritius
Very good experience!
I had a wonderful time staying at Sunglow Holiday Villa though I had a short stay. I really enjoyed the place, the hospitality and specially the tasty meals...quite a peaceful place to stay.
Response from Germain Camille - 09/06/2011
Thank you for your review, It was a pleasure having you with us,
both my wife an I sends you the best regards