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“Idyllic vacation at Bom Dia Cottage”
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Vilankulo Mozambique
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Vilankulo Mozambique
Shared used of swimmingpool Beach and the Indian Ocean in front of the cottage
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Vilankulo Mozambique
Shared used of swimmingpool
Beach and the Indian Ocean in front of the cottage
Luxery bathroom
Master bedroom (super Kingsize beds 220 cm) with plenty space for a cot in the ante chamber
Bedroom for 2 persons
Diner at your own place or at one of the nearby restaurants
Well equipped kitchen and living with an extra sofa bed
Well equipped kitchen
Prive terrace and braai/BBQ with sea and garden view
Private terraces with sea view
Setting is a beautiful lushly garden
View from own terrace on the ever changing images of the sandbanks
Direct an private access to the beach and sea
Whale watching during the season
Your own piece of paradise between the palm trees
Watersport on your doorstep, kite surfing, sea fishing, kano trips...
scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing to the islands: just around the corner
View over the Bazaruto Archipelago with its kaleidoscope of colors
Gorgeous sunrising
Horseback riding through the surf with or without experience
Traditional markets and several restaurants nearby
Romantic evenings
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Vilanculos, Inhambane Province

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ElenaOliv...
Maputo, Mozambique
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“Idyllic vacation at Bom Dia Cottage”
Reviewed 13 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Three friends and I had a lovely 4 days at Bom Dia cottage with Marcel the owner, Feliz the guard, Max the dog, and the Dutch bread bakery. The property compound includes the main house (for Marcel, Marga, and 2 kids, who were out of the country when we visited), the side house for rent, a nice grass yard, amble sand parking, a pool, an outdoor shower, lounge chairs, an outdoor table, a braai, a campfire, and a kitchen workshop. It's situated right along the beach, slightly raised on the dune for the best view of the water and sunrises, and tucked away from the fancy resorts, with a more local feel. The traditional fish market takes place once or twice a day just past the limits of the property. It's also the jumping off point for Odyssea dive boats and many dhow trips to visit the archipelago. It really couldn't be any more conveniently situated.
The cottage itself is very spacious and well equipped with pots and pans and refrigerator and hot plate. We needed a few bits and pieces like matches which Marcel was quick to supply when we asked. The wifi is quite fast and reliable, as long as the power isn't out. The bathroom is modern with good pressure in the hot shower, and you will be supplied with towels and soap. Note that both the large beds are actually two mattresses pushed together, so couples might have to negotiate who gets the crack :) You can also purchase bread from the bakery that Marcel and Marga run on-site - delicious whole wheat and rye bread. We even took a few extra rye loafs back to Maputo with us - it's that good!
Marcel himself is a very interesting guy who moved from Holland to Vilankulo a few years ago and has his fingers in the pots of several different projects in town, including volunteering as the Principal of the local English school. We're only sorry we didn't get to meet the rest of the family who were back in Europe for school holidays. We recommend sharing a drink together over the fire!
Feliz the guard was also extremely kind and helpful to us, including washing the car and teaching us how to properly clean the squid we bought at the market before throwing them on the braai. This task was more complicated than we expected! (Of course a tip was in order there.)
Marcel and Marga are also on paypal which makes sending a deposit SO much easier and cheaper than sending international wires or standing in line at the bank in Maputo. You can also book on AirBnB. They are also incredibly responsive by email and willing to answer any pre-booking questions. They kindly apply a sliding scale rate to match group size, but 4-5 people are comfortably housed and that translates to the best value for money.
I highly recommend this rental for anyone looking to enjoy a truly memorable vacation in Vilankulo/Bazaruto.

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Liked best: Warm and attentive host and staff. Excellent location. Comfortable house and amenities
Liked least: Split mattress
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Liked best: De geweldige service van Marcel (en zijn kinderen!)
Travelling group: Tieners
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
19 Sep 2016
Heel erg bedankt voor de mooie review Deborah! Jullie zijn ook geweldige reizigers, niet bang voor een uitdaging of voor het vreemde. Wij vonden het ook geweldig een ruim een week met jullie gezin te delen en koesteren goede herinneringen.
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