Residence on the Rocks
|Sleeps 8||4 Bedrooms||5 Bathrooms||Villa||Beach|
|Swimming Pool||Children Welcome||Welcome|
The two stories main building has a central courtyard separating the upstairs bedroom/downstairs lounge part from the upstairs bedroom/downstairs dining room kitchen section.
There is are two separate guest houses some 30 yards to the side of the central pool and one next to the Jacuzzi.
The design is Creole in nature with some 450 square meters of covered area. The main building and guest house are surrounded in front and on the side with the typical Creole style flat roofed verandah in a colonnade design.
Opposite the guest house, on the other side of the pool, on a granite rock, there is a gazebo/sala, which can be used for outdoor dining but also for massages.
In a rock cave next to the Gazebo there is a large Jacuzzi which gets its water supply from the main pool.
The pool is of the infinity/overflow design on three sides and on the southern end, the pool is encompassing a granite rock/ wall.
The three bedrooms which are part of the main residence are all large. Two have a king master bed and one is a twin with one king and one queen size bed. The master bedroom has a large dressing room adjacent to the bathroom and an elevated work/study area overhead.
The fourth bedroom added in early 2012 is somewhat smaller, being part of a separate guest cottage located below the Jacuzzi with a large verandah overlooking Intendance Beach. This cottage has its separate access path allowing guests to come and go without going through the main Residence.
There is a fully equipped kitchen/dining room downstairs in the main building.
The main lounge (below the master bedroom) has an elevated library/entertainment section. One of the granite walls protrudes into this room.
Below the guest house, there is a utility/room service area which will also serve as the temporary butler accommodation.
Creole Style is considered a blend of many cultures: French, Chinese, African, Indian and English. This was taken into consideration in importing a range of materials for the interior decor and finishing.
The objective was to recreate the colonial splendour of the 20s and 30s.
This is elaborated through the overall architecture, details, furnishings and decoration. A stay at the residence represents a trip into nostalgia.
The backup infrastructure and facilities are however of the latest 5 star standards.
The above combined with the breathtaking view of the lagoon below and the lush gardens represents a perfect match of the old and the new.
Special design aspects;
– There are 16 large/old Haveli/Palace doors which were brought in form India and since they were of slightly different size the Residence had to be built around them. These French Doors combined with heavy insulation of the roof areas allow for the constant breeze to flow through all parts of the house and offer surroundings with comfortable temperatures for most of the year – even without the AC units being activated.
– The floors are all of recycled old Burma teak.
– The colonial metal windows were imported from Kenya
– The cast iron rail supports was acquired in Burma
– Most of the furniture pieces are antique British colonial Items imported from India and Burma
The decor items were collected by the owners over a period of 30 years in Central Africa and South East Asia and include valuable tribal/ethnic art pieces.
The original building was constructed in 2008 and an additional guest cottage added in 2012. Upgrading and renovation/maintenance are ongoing with a third party maintenance team visiting once a week for a full day.
Exclusive for Traveller Made
8 adult pax and Two baby cots
No specific policies but younger children will need close supervision around the pool and a special babysitter can be arranged.
Seychelles has a very strict 6 months quarantine for dogs and cats coming in and as such it is hardly possible to bring pets.
The Banyan Tree Resort provides some of the hotel services while a team of two dedicated live in caretakers provide the daily services such as :