We, Anthony, Stephanie and our son Lenny, are very happy to welcome you to Manga Verde Beach Residence (MVBR), our paradise on earth. It is a family residency and we would like to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Bachote and Davi, our security and handymen will happily guide you through the common area.
Among the 5 of us, we speak French, English, Spanish, Malagasy, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Flemish, and Hebrew. We will surely find a way to exchange with each other and share our travel stories from all over the world! We indeed gave art workshops, promoting tolerance and cultural exchanges in schools through Art in 193 countries, for the NGO we founded in 2005: Art in All of Us. Today, Art in All of Us activities are still followed by hundreds of children daily.
We would like to make our guests stay as pleasant as possible, and kindly request your co-operation in observing the following as an agreement between you -the guest(s)- and MVBR, under which our apartments are permitted to be used by the guest(s). Please come to see us should you experience any problem.
Check-in and Check-out
Check-in is at 2pm, and check-out is by 11am. Are you planning to arrive slightly earlier, or do you want that extra hour to sleep? Depending on availability it should be fine, but please check with us first.
For security and legal reasons please present your ID card, or Passport upon Check-in for registration. We will return them to you immediately.
We put a lot of love into decorating every apartment. We invite you to check that everything decorative item, furniture and appliances provided in the apartment when you entered is still present when you leave. We have an inventory list for you to check when you arrive and before leaving. We will gladly quickly go through it with you.
We apply a Strict 30 Days cancellation policy: 50% refund up until 30 days prior to arrival.
For a 50% refund of accommodation fees, cancellation must be made by email 30 full days prior to listing’s local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in.
If the guest cancels less than 30 days in advance, the nights not spent are not refunded.
If guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.
Maintenance of the apartments
We understand that accidents happen. But we do ask that you please let us know when they do. Chances are we can fix them as effortlessly as possible which also means better chances of having your full security deposit returned too.
We ask that you kindly respect our maximum occupancy requirement: maximum 6 persons per apartment, except Little Beauty (#7) which hosts up to 4 persons. We have this in place instead of an additional guest charge in an attempt to keep costs down for you.
We understand that for a whole variety of reasons, you may want additional guests to stay in the place. In that event, please contact us to let us know. We’re reasonable folk and will accommodate wherever possible.
You are welcome to have friends over for the day until 10pm, as long as they are in reasonable numbers.
To be considerate to others, we kindly ask to keep things on the quieter-side between 10 pm and 7 am.
The easiest way to disrupt an enjoyable stay is a plumbing problem. To prevent this, we kindly ask you to please place things like sanitary napkins, tampons, diapers and baby wipes in the sanitary bins we’ve provided in the bathrooms. Only body waste and toilet paper belong to the toilet. We simply want to ensure you have a royal flush kind of holiday 🙂
Whether electricity is included in the tariff of the apartment or paid separately by the guest, we kindly ask that you switch off lights and the A/C when not needed or leaving the apartment. Mother nature thanks you too. Chances are, using A/C with open doors and / or windows will not resolve global warming.
All our electricity runs on 220V.
During your stay, you are provided with a set of keys to your apartment, the pedestrian gate, the beach gate as well as the car gate. To ensure full safety of our guest’s belongings, we like to keep the car gate closed and the pedestrian gate locked as a precautionary measure. Whilst being one of the safest areas, we want to ensure every guest stay remains problem free, and this is just one small and simple thing we’re able to do to ensure that. The beach gate is locked between 5pm and 7 am.
Please report any loss of keys immediately to Anthony and Stephanie.
This being your home away from home, we kindly remind you that you are responsible for your own belongings in the apartment, the safe, or any other part of MVBR. Guests are invited to lock the door of their apartments when going out going to bed or outside the premises. For your convenience, we also have a small safe you are welcome to use.
Pool and safety
We love swimming under the moon and stars and are happy to offer a 24h access to pool. Please help us keep that rule for future guests by respecting the quiet time. To help us keep our pool crystal clear, we invite you to use the showers by the pool before swimming. It will also help you cool down before jumping in.
There is a splash pool for kids all age and a deeper pool for swimmers (approx. 1,55 m deep). Our life guard went on extended beer break, please take care of your children and non-swimmers yourselves.
Smoking and drugs
Being a family home, and taking care of our health (and yours), we also have a no smoking policy, although you are welcome to smoke on the parking area, and to use the ashtrays provided. What you do in your personal time is entirely up to you, but when staying at our place we have a strict no drug use policy on the whole premises of MVBR.
There are big rubbish bins at the entrance of the property. You are welcome to dispose of your daily rubbish bags there. Davi and Bachote will happily show it to you.
For everyone’s sake, we believe that ants and mosquitoes should stay outside. Ants are the best detectives and will find their way to any food/left overs. To keep them away, we advise you to make sure to clean all trash, crumbs, etc after eating and keep your food in the fridge or in the jars provided. To avoid a battle with mosquitos -which you are likely to lose- we advise you to keep doors and windows shut from 5pm onwards.
Would you like to bring your pet? Please ask us first.
Each apartment has a dedicated parking place. You will easily find yours!
Photographs and Video’s
Would you like to take photographs and video’s on MVBR for commercial or public purposes? We’ll be happy to talk about it with you.