Petite Anse, Mahé Island, Seychelles
Petite Anse, Mahé Island, Seychelles
The Four Seasons Private Residences are situated on two spectacular headlands overlooking the wonderful Petite Anse Bay on the south west coast of Mahé in the Seychelles.Scroll down for more details
3 - 6 Bed | 3 - 6 Bath
From USD 7,250,000
Petite Anse, Mahé Island, Seychelles
The Four Seasons Private Residences are situated on two spectacular headlands overlooking the wonderful Petite Anse Bay on the south west coast of Mahé in the Seychelles.
There are 27 exquisite freehold Private Residences, nine of which remain for sale. Each has panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The Residences are set in a 70 hectare development (172 acres) with an undulating landscape of granite peaks and tropical greenery. There is a choice of three, four, five and six bedroom villas available on plots ranging in size from 6,082 sqm to 14,966 sqm (1.5 acres to 3.7 acres).
Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Cheong Yew Kuan, the villas reflect the tropical ambiance of the island. Each is constructed on stilts connected by wooden walkways with separate living and sleeping pavilions for maximum privacy. Large teak sun decks frame impressive infinity swimming pools allowing owners to fully enjoy the breath taking ocean views.
All villas come fully furnished to Four Seasons standards courtesy of Hirsch Bedner Associates, a worldwide leader in interior design. Owners can choose from two furnishing options – French Chic or British Contemporary. Interiors feature hand -hewn wide plank teak flooring in the living areas. Walls in rugged local granite contrast with European polished marble. Kitchens feature Poggenpohl units with integrated Miele appliances plus treats like a Viking Wok burner and a Miele wine cooler. Master bedrooms feature sunken baths, steam showers and an outdoor shower.
Owners enjoy substantial benefits including no capital gains tax, a low fee structure of 5% stamp duty and 1.5% sanction processing fee – payable on the unfurnished building value – plus the freedom to transfer sales proceeds in full. Owners can also take advantage of a 5 year renewable resident's permit which allows unlimited stays on the island for up to 6 family members or co- owners, dependent on the villa ownership structure adopted.
The Four Seasons Rental Programme is available to owners wishing to rent their property when they are not in residence.
Owners can also enjoy all the facilities of the exclusive five star Four Seasons Resort Seychelles including concierge services, the hilltop spa, fitness facilities and a choice of restaurants. Staff can arrange for snorkelling or diving trips, boat or helicopter charters.
Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles. The international airport in Victoria is 30 minutes for Petite Anse. There are regular direct flights from the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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The Indian Ocean
Fringed with palms and encircled with sand, the entrancing Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, Seychelles and the Maldives manage the perfect balancing act. Remote enough to provide an idyllic escape yet within easy reach of many parts of the world, they showcase delightful local influences gathered from India, Africa, China and Europe. Add in the finest five-star services served up against a backdrop of truly luxuriant scenery and it is little wonder that this where A-list celebrities from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to George and Amal Clooney chose to holiday.
It wasn’t always easy to snap up a piece of these Indian Ocean beauties but new legislation from all three governments means that foreigners can now buy homes. Each nation has its own particular appeal from the Robinson Crusoe-isolation of the ultra private Maldives to the lush mountainous interior of Mauritius and the intoxicating coral and volcanic islands of Seychelles. The homes on offer and the rules on ownership also differ between each nation but their position in the warm, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean mean they all share a wonderfully exotic and tropical exclusivity.
Imagine a perfect tropical beach and chances are that the Seychelles has it. Fine white sand, the bluest seas and gently bending palm trees backed by steep green hillsides make the beauty of this Indian Ocean idyll truly heart stopping. The Seychelles has 116 islands spread over 788 square miles of the Indian Ocean, four degrees south of the equator and 950 miles north of Mauritius. Only 30 are inhabited, some are coral islands, some volcanic and many designated as natural reserves, a heady mix of raw beauty and exclusivity.
The Seychelles is a delightful combination of African, European and Asian roots with an intriguing history. The country gained independence from Great Britain in 1976 and remains part of the Commonwealth. English and French are both official languages with Creole widely spoken.
The joy of the Seychelles is the variety within the archipelago. Highlights include the island of Praslin fifteen minutes away by plane where the rare coco de mer palm grows in the World Heritage Vallée de Mai and the car-free island of La Digue, home to giant tortoises, colonial-style homes and deserted beaches. Felicite is a tiny granite island covering a little over one square mile. It is a near neighbour to La Digue and famed for its mystical, oversized granite boulders. Dense vegetation including mango trees, coconut palms and banana plantations cover much of Felicite where development has been carefully restricted to preserve the outstanding private island privacy.
The island of Mahé is the largest and easily the most developed of all islands. It has the international airport and the world’s smallest capital, Victoria, complete with a replica of London’s Big Ben. The island is 17 miles long by 8 miles at its widest with 70 beaches Mahé is where the majority of the 90,000 population live, mostly in Victoria or on the east coast.
From the high peaks of Morne Seychellois in the northeast to the blissfully natural west coast beaches, Mahé provides activities from snorkelling, diving and jungle walks. The quiet and wilder west coast is only thirty minutes from the airport with dense forests of coconuts and particularly beautiful beaches including Petite Anse and Grande Anse.
Flying time from the UK:
GMT +4 hours
The islands of the Seychelles enjoy a year-round warm tropical climate, generally governed by two opposing trade winds. The south-easterly trades blow from May to September bringing drier and windier conditions ideal for sailing. From October to March the gentler north-west trades provide calmer seas but a higher chance of refreshing showers. Scuba divers will find April, May, October and November have the warmest seas and visibility is often 30 metres plus.
Non-residents must get permission from the Seychellois government before they can buy freehold property, generally a routine process though it can take several months. Seychelles has no property or capital gains tax. Owners are only permitted to rent their homes if they are on residential resorts such as the Four Seasons. Four Seasons is synonymous with exclusivity and service. A purchase of the Private Residences ensures owners benefit from the integrity of the name and the enviable management reputation of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles and its proven track record. All the Private Residences are sold on a freehold basis. Owners enjoy substantial benefits including no capital gains tax, a low fee structure of 5% stamp duty and 1.5% sanction processing fee - payable on the unfurnished building value - plus the freedom to transfer sales proceeds in full. In addition, owners are able to take advantage of a 5-year renewable resident's permit, which affords unlimited stays on the island for up to 6 family members or co-owners, dependant on villa ownership structure adopted. For owners wishing to rent their property, their home can be included in the Four Season Rental Programme, further details of which are available through the Hotel. Not only will you benefit from second home ownership abroad, but there is also potential for excellent rental returns and the fully operational, on-site resort management will take full care of your investment whilst in residence or away. Basic service charges are currently estimated at around €5.26 per square metre per month.
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