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Residence on the Rocks is an exclusive Seychelles villa hidden amongst lush emerald-green forests. It overlooks the beaches of Takamaka Bay and Intendance beach.
Originally owned by former Beatles member George Harrison and British actor Peter Sellers, it is now a privately-owned residence. Residence on the Rocks is situated within the luxury 5 star Banyan Tree Hotel and Spa resort. A domestic couple live on the premises and is available on a 24/7 basis to take care of the daily needs of the guests. It offers a hideaway setting in which it’s unmatched in terms of privacy and exclusivity in the Seychelles.
Villa Design and Architecture
Residence on the Rocks is uphill from the last hill villa of The Banyan Tree Luxury Resort. It is accessed by a special road serving the residential area.
The main house is on a relatively flat portion of the site with large granite/rock formations providing privacy on either side. The house and the large pool are on elevated concrete decks in front and just below the rock formations.
The colonial/creole style villa reflects the splendour of a bygone era. The four bedrooms, of which two in cottages with separate access pathways are ideal for multi-generational families. The rooms are all individually and uniquely furnished with objets d’art and antique furniture collected over a lifetime of travel.
Its double volume high ceilings and the sixteen large, old Haveli Palace doors lead into spacious overhanging verandas. There are spectacular ocean views. Residence on The Rocks has a powerful and unique emotional appeal. It offers its guests the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity.
Residence on the Rocks
Residence on the Rocks has a main house and two guest cottages. Opposite the guest cottages is a sala built on top of a granite rock, which can be used for outdoor dining and also for massages. The main lounge has an elevated library entertainment area with large granite wall. There is a fully equipped kitchen/dining room downstairs.
The two storey main building has a central court yard separating the upstairs bedroom / downstairs lounge and the upstairs bedroom / downstairs dining room kitchen section.
The villa’s two separate guest cottages are 30 yards to the side of the central pool. Their design is Creole in nature with some 450m² of covered area. Below the guest cottage there is a utility service area which has now been converted into accommodation for the staff.
The villa’s four bedrooms are all very spacious. Two have a king master bed and the third one is a twin with one king and one queen size bed. The second guest cottage has a twin beds but the two beds can also be combined into a king size unit. The master bedroom has a large dressing room adjacent to the bathroom and an elevated work/study area.
Seychelles as a destination has a reputation for its unspoilt nature. The residence was built to minimise impact the immediate environment. The large rocks were incorporated into the building design and no large trees were cut.
Energy consumption is kept low by supplying hot water through a solar panel systems. All the timber used is recycled material from India. All roof areas are double insulated. LED lights and other power saving devices are used..
The residence offers an authentic experience with the benefits of the 5 star Banyan Tree Hotel and its facilities next door.
- 4 Suites/Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Beautiful sea views
- Oceanfront villa
- Private Pool
- Air conditioned
- Private Pool
- 24/7 Security system
- Fully equipped Kitchen
- Entertainment area
- House linen and towels
- Simple meals by butler
- Tray service from Banyan Tree Resort
- Laundry service
- Airport Transfers
Excursions can be easily booked. Renting a car is recommended and can be arranged. It allows guests to explore the wide range of Mahe beaches and occasional visits to restaurants to sample the local cuisine.
- 5 min on foot to beach
- Privileged access to Banyan Tree Resort & Spa
- 30 mins from Airport