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Esta é a Vida

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Overview
3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
4 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Location Esta é a Vida – “This is Life” – is an exclusive-use beach house located in The Sanctuary on Mozambique’s San Sebastian Peninsula; a 30,000-hectare conservancy sharing the protected waters of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. This magnificent destination in Mozambique is at the southern tip of the archipelago among private islands that include Benguerra, Bazaruto, and Margaruque. The Sanctuary is special because biodiversity of both land and sea merge to become a hotspot of flourishing marine life, endemic birds, endangered turtles and dugongs, extraordinary scenery, and a place for people to find peace in paradise. Accommodation Esta é a Vida sleeps 8-10 people in three beach-facing chalets, and a loft bedroom in the main house. It is a private home positioned directly on ...Location Esta é a Vida – “This is Life” – is an exclusive-use beach house located in The Sanctuary on Mozambique’s San Sebastian Peninsula; a 30,000-hectare conservancy sharing the protected waters of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. This magnificent destination in Mozambique is at the southern tip of the archipelago among private islands that include Benguerra, Bazaruto, and Margaruque. The Sanctuary is special because biodiversity of both land and sea merge to become a hotspot of flourishing marine life, endemic birds, endangered turtles and dugongs, extraordinary scenery, and a place for people to find peace in paradise. Accommodation Esta é a Vida sleeps 8-10 people in three beach-facing chalets, and a loft bedroom in the main house. It is a private home positioned directly on the beachfront where guests have exclusive use of the whole property, amenities, and the help of staff during their stay. There are two chalets that each sleep two people, and one family chalet that has two bedrooms, sleeping four people in total. Rooms are connected to the main house via raised wooden walkways and each has its own viewing deck, hammock and lounging chairs looking onto the beach. One king-size or two twin beds Cotton mosquito net Built-in cupboard space Numerous plug outlets Bathtub, twin basin vanity station Outside shower Air-conditioning Wi-Fi Ceiling fans Viewing deck with armchairs and a hammock Towels, bath salts, soap, candles, cotton wool rounds, mosquito repellent are provided Rooms are sprayed daily for mosquito management House Facilities Esta é a Vida is very much about family living and comfort, and it has been designed to facilitate a relaxing seaside holiday feel. The main house is traditionally thatched with Mozambican jecca and has a rim-flow swimming pool extended off the wooden deck overlooking the beach. An outdoor lounge and fully equipped self-service bar are adjacent to the spacious indoor living area. The property is fully solar-powered with a 24-hour backup generator, and regular mosquito and insect prevention is carried out. Private beachfront Rim-flow pool Viewing deck with sun loungers Your own private boat for sea activities Private helipad adjacent to the house Outdoor lounge and bar under thatch Bar fridge, wine fridge, ice machine, TV Indoor lounge with TV Dining table Gas stove top, sink, and food service area Fully equipped kitchen with pantry, scullery, fridges and freezers Wi-Fi Ceiling fans Solar-power charging all electric appliances
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
3 Super Kings2 Singles
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Cecilia T
Hosting since February 2023
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (3)
Compass35448558260
Compass35448558260
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceeded expectations - peace in paradise
We stayed at Esta è a Vida for 5 days in January and tried out everything on offer to really max out on our time there, and I was amazed at how "at your fingertips" everything was. Everything was made possible with zero fuss, and the ease at which the team arranged every activity made all the difference. From island picnics, to sunrise birdwatching off the boat, to snorkelling right in front of the house, scenic helicopter flights (WOW! Picked up and dropped off at the front door too), deep sea fishing (picked up at the house and much quicker to fishing location than other lodges nearby), sunset boat cruises, kayaking, and game drives (with sundowners at an incredible high view point overlooking the ocean). We were so lucky with perfect weather, too. A major perk is the investment they've put into a state of the art solar power system with back-up power. It just means that the ice machines are running, the bar fridges are always cold, the internet access is consistent, and all appliances are available all the time. Plus, they take mosquito management seriously, so the whole lodge is treated daily, and discreetly (you won't even know it's happening). Exceeded expectations and truly gave us peace in paradise!
Visited January 2023
Written 30 March 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Brett H
Brett H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise!
I stayed with friends at Esta in January of this year, and it was just sublime. I truly felt at home in this Indian Ocean paradise. The sanctuary and all it holds totally exceeded my expectations! Highlights were far too many to describe, suffice to say, each and every moment spent with friends and family in this incredible space, will be remembered forever! The house is extremely well appointed, views from the bed, onto the beautiful ocean, every appliance you can think of! As is always the case in Mozambique, the staff are just the most amazing people, you will want for nothing! The food, the drink and the more food! Sea food in all its forms, prawn barbecue, sushi, sashimi, fresh and delicious. The marine life is incredible, and to be a part of this ocean wonderland for a week was a privilege. The reef a few hundred metres in front of the house, the exquisite blue water, changing mood, and changing between a thousand different blues. The fishing! Beach picnics, the list goes on. This place is paradise found, we cannot wait to return next year! I have been singing the praises of this incredibly unique destination to all who will listen!
Visited January 2023
Written 29 March 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sherpa09227596999
Sherpa09227596999
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feels like my sanctuary!
"Esta" is always an unforgettable experience! We've been going there with the whole family for a few years now and it is always and absolute treat! The beach, fishing, snorkelling and beautiful game drives are what dreams are made of. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a truly magical "beach and bush" type getaway. The house is stylish and functional, with heaps of privacy and amazing support staff. It feels like it could be your own home on a private island. (I wish) What a place!
Visited December 2022
Written 28 March 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
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  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Esta é a Vida

Esta é a Vida is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

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