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What a way to start the day
Evenings for entertaining
Sun loungers and hammocks - perfect
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This is your aspect everyday in paradise
Our actual front gate and beach. Perfect for sunset walks
Private gated property
Large Tropical grounds
Large internal living areas
Open plan dining/kitchen
The pull out nook
Tasteful design
Gorgeous coconut hardwood furniture
infinity pool
daybed fare, great napping
Outdoor showers after that sea dip
privacy assured
our beach front
outdoor dining area
entertainers delight at night
Master Bedroom
Guest room
ensuite
balcony off guest room 1
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Port Vila, Efate

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Steve D
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Like having your own private island... with conveniences”
Reviewed 13 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

My wife and I spent one amazing week at Casa de Mar and are already planning our next trip...... next time with friends. This property is beautiful and in one of the best spots in Efate. You are 20 minutes from town but far enough away to feel like you're on a private island. Other than a couple of fisherman with hand-nets on the expansive beach, and some local children swimming in the rock pools, we didn't see anyone on the beach in front of the house for the whole week. We wanted a secluded, luxury villa with a pool and weren't disappointed.
The house is huge and although the aircon works perfectly, we opened up the home to take in the sea breeze rolling off the Pacific. At night, we left all the doors and screens open and listened to the waves. Also, we did not see a single mosquito! This is big plus for anyone (like us) who has travelled in Fiji, Bali, Thailand etc and come home covered in bites.
We used the car to load up on fresh produce in the Port Vila markets as well as offering rides into town for the locals who lived along the route. This was a great way of speaking to and meeting people, all of which were both appreciative and willing to suggest places on the island to visit. Eating out, we went to Ripples (3 minute drive) twice, which had beautiful curries and salads as well as really friendly service. The massages at Tamanu (150m away) were excellent, but the one and only negative for the week was the dinner we had at Tamanu didn't match its 'fine dining' reputation.
The staff, Wendy, Asnet and Phillip at Casa de Mar are friendly and warm. Everything from booking the place with Glen, getting picked up by our driver, Seth etc..... the whole experience was pleasant and easy. It's a rare and wonderful corner of the world and Casa de Mar is the perfect place to drop anchor, plant yourself on the day bed or hammock, pull the cork (or crack a Tusker beer) and enjoy "the happiest place on Earth", Vanuatu. We will be back again in January

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Liked best: Perfect outlook to the beach and the constant sea breeze
Liked least: Staying one week only
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LisaLou_0...
Mount View, New South Wales, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing tropical getaway”
Reviewed 14 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

If you are looking for a tropical getaway then look no further. Amazing location with the beach on your doorstep. The house is fully decked out with all the mod cons. All of the bedrooms have air con so sleeping in comfort is no problem. We spent most of the time either in the pool or sitting outside looking out to the amazing view (wine in hand). It is just a short drive to Port Vila and the vehicle was supplied. There are 'house girls' who come in each day and clean and do any washing which is returned to your room folded away neatly, great service. The kitchen is fully stocked with a revolving pantry system which is a brilliant idea, you take food, you leave food. As we got in late we were able to make a platter of food and wash it down with a couple of cold local beers already there, fantastic. We can't wait to go back and take the kids with us....

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Liked best: The spectacular view
Liked least: All was great
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gary B
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect place for friends or family”
Reviewed 13 January 2013 for a stay in June 2012

From the moment you step inside this fabulous modern home, you know you are going to have a great time. You will want for nothing, space to relax or share time with others, modern facilities throughout including a great kitchen. Views out to the ocean across the infinity pool, Bar B Q's by the pool in the evenings and a short trip (or walk along the beach) to one of the best restaurants in the South Pacific. How can you not enjoy it. The House staff are excellent, honest and friendly, with that cheeky humour so enjoyed in the Pacific Islands. Slept the sleep of the innocent every night, and awoke to another beautiful day in paradise. Try it you won't be dissapointed, I know, this was my second stay here, and I plan one now take a week off to stay at . Can't recommend it high enough.

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Liked best: Such a great place for old friends to chill out and tell a few lies about how great we were in the past.
Liked least: If it has rained recently the road from Port Vila can break up a bit, but nothing you can't handle
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Garry K
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Wow, what paradise”
Reviewed 9 January 2013 for a stay in June 2012

The place is huge and right on the beach. House is big enough to find a spot all by yourself if need be or socialise, swim in the pool, walk along the beach or swim in the swim holes.
The maids were fantastic and if you dropped some clothing it was back washed and ironed before you knew it and very pleasant people with it.
Close to town if needed and I loved the walks along the beach or around the neighbourhood.
Would go back anytime.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: one day it drizzled with rain
Travelling group: Friends
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BrisbaneS...
Bundaberg, Australia
1 review
“Absolute Heaven!!”
Reviewed 4 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

I have been to Vila several times and stayed at various resorts. this time however I decided along with my sister and her husband to stay at Casa De Mar. What a fantastic decision that turned out to be.
Firstly the property: the house is huge, very nicely furnished with plenty of different spots to curl up with a book. Fantastic kitchen, what a bonus cooking up delicious local fare bought from the markets. The house is spotless thanks to Asnet and Wendy who came in every day and took care of the housework. Philip kept the yard and pool area ship shape, even raking the sand out the back each day!
It is absolute sea front, at low tide we found beautiful water holes to swim in.
The property comes with an airconditioned duel cab ute, so getting around wasn't a problem.
Thank you Glen for a fantastic holiday, already planning our next stay in 2013!

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Liked best: Location and beautifull clean home
Liked least: Oven in kitchen needs some attention
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Nov 2012
Thanks so much for your nice review and looking forward to seeing you back in December. Asnet and Wendy are looking forward to your return!.

Tropical regards

Glen
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