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The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home

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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
5 nights minimum
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Consistently rated Vanuatu's most luxurious and popular executive holiday home comfortably sleeping up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms. Rated 'Top Vacation Rental - Vanuatu - 2017 and 2018' by Tripadvisor. The Reef House is an architecturally designed award winning property located on the ocean shores of Teouma Bay, just fifteen minutes drive from down town Port Vila and 25 mins from the airport. It has amazing fantastic snorkelling and swimming immediately in front of the property along the pristine reef where tropical fish are in abundance.The bay is pristine and sheltered for swimming and perfect for children and adults taking those long refreshing dips with great dug out rockpools and sheltered reef diving less than 10m off the shore. The Reef House has three building elements, cement, ...Consistently rated Vanuatu's most luxurious and popular executive holiday home comfortably sleeping up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms. Rated 'Top Vacation Rental - Vanuatu - 2017 and 2018' by Tripadvisor. The Reef House is an architecturally designed award winning property located on the ocean shores of Teouma Bay, just fifteen minutes drive from down town Port Vila and 25 mins from the airport. It has amazing fantastic snorkelling and swimming immediately in front of the property along the pristine reef where tropical fish are in abundance.The bay is pristine and sheltered for swimming and perfect for children and adults taking those long refreshing dips with great dug out rockpools and sheltered reef diving less than 10m off the shore. The Reef House has three building elements, cement, timber and stone. Six meter high ceilings and louvers combined with long breezeways cool the house in the hotter months. There are numerous 'chill areas' so plenty of different spots to relax around the tropical grounds or inside the home - even if there are larger groups - whether it be the sunken den by the beach, the beach sundeck and firepit, the loungers under the coconut trees or daybeds along the front of the living areas, there is a spot for everyone.There are hammocks hung between the coconut trees to enjoy the gentle breeze and just enjoy those afternoon siestas. Luxuriously appointed with all modern appliances and fittings you would expect in a home of this class, you will want for nothing during your holidays. There is a separate galley kitchen and prep area for entertaining or cleaning your catch of the day.Cool down with a swim in the fully fenced infinity saltwater pool with toddlers splash pool at the end.The property has free wifi and satellite TV, DVD Library, book library, snorkel equipment and Kayaks. We have eskys and other little items needed to make your holiday complete.There is a large built-in outdoor BBQ and preparation area off the main living area.The property has five large bedrooms, all with ceiling fans and large bifold or sliding timber joinery, two with on- suites, an additional shared bathroom and three outdoor showers to use after a dip in the sea. There is an outdoor couples bath off the master ensuite. This internationally acclaimed house sets the benchmark for architecture in Vanuatu. Designed by Peter Stutchbury, one of Australia's most awarded architects. Perfect for large groups, families, and honeymoons or just that special 5 star tropical holiday. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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About the Owner
Glen C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2010
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

A good house for a large group of people and the pool was great. Swimming in the sea in front of the house was difficult as it was mainly reef and no sand. The dishwasher wasn't functioning well and the lighting in the house is...More

Date of stay: March 2016
1  Thank Gary B
stellartraveller, VR Owner at The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

Thanks for the great review gary. The snorkelling in front is sensational and usually very very calm. Dishwasher all fixed now ( sometimes parts take awhile to turn up in the islands). Thanks again for staying Glen and Jayne

Reviewed 26 April 2016

I stayed with our 3 generation family at The Reef House. Initially we were blown away by the house and it was very well presented. However as time went on (we stayed 6 nights) a few things spoilt our stay. Insects - I would advise...More

Date of stay: April 2016
2  Thank 226Mellory
stellartraveller, VR Owner at The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

We try to keep everyone happy, unfortunately this was a very large group that ran amok on the property resulting in missing items the house left in rather unfortunate mess each day. We only ask that people treat the property as if it was there...More

Reviewed 20 January 2016

We chose the Reef House for a 3 week holiday to celebrate my birthday with friends and family, so there was lots of coming and going! The open plan house was just perfect for our needs.. With 2 young children, the fenced pool was wonderful....More

Date of stay: January 2016
2  Thank Fi-fifoodie
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We absolutely loved the Reef House, everything you need when you are on holiday at this home has been thought of! We loved the outside fire pit to watch the sun go down in beautiful Vanuatu. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a...More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We are from NZ and try to get away to the islands once a year. We chose Reef House due to its excellent reviews and it is a stunning residence. We have two young kids and the place was perfect for accommodating them. The outside...More

Date of stay: October 2015
1  Thank mikeworsp
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Myself and a group of friends travelled to Port Vila for a Island holiday and stayed at The Reef House for 11 nights. Upon being picked up from the airport by Glen's friendly team we were taken to The Reef House and as soon as...More

Date of stay: September 2015
3  Thank Kurt C
stellartraveller, VR Owner at The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2015

Thanks very much the great review and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It sounds like your 10 day break was everything you needed. Our snorkelling is the best on the island and very common to see turtles as well at sunset. Thanks...More

Reviewed 18 September 2015

Disappointing on many levels. Until we arrived we had no idea how remote the property is. A bus fare of AU$25 to $30 each way to Port Vila adds up after a while, and with only 1 quite expensive restaurant within walking distance it was...More

Date of stay: August 2015
2  Thank martin2430
stellartraveller, VR Owner at The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2015

Hi there, many thanks for the review. At first we were unsure if you actually stayed with us but realised you were our only booking this year through an agent who hasn't told you most holiday homes in vila are between 15 to 30 mins...More

Reviewed 18 August 2015

Wonderful location on a sheltered bay, great snorkelling straight out the front. Wonderful facilities with excellent, friendly house staff and babysitters. Luxurious accommodation. Renting a car makes things a lot easier but not too far from town. Absolutely recommend, we will return for sure!More

Date of stay: August 2015
2  Thank ArchieKatieD
stellartraveller, VR Owner at The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2015

Thanks for the wonderful review for The Reef House. Very glad you had a great time and found it close to everything. We like think of the place as a little tropical haven, close too town for everything you need but far enough out and...More

Reviewed 14 June 2015

The open plan style of the house made for a wonderful community feel but there were also plenty of areas to quietly read or relax away from others. The house was cool and comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked - importantly with a great coffee...More

Date of stay: May 2015
2  Thank Elizabeth F
stellartraveller, VR Owner at The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2015

Thats so much for the review and Wendy say Hello! We find that our amazing staff add that little bit of extra luxury to your stay, washing done, beds made, dishes done, after all when you are holiday you want to relax. Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 11 June 2015

As a group we visited the Reef House for our first time this May/June. The house is fantastic - it really made the holiday. For a group of friends it proved to be the perfect venue. Relaxing, and enjoying our "time out" was made easy....More

Date of stay: May 2015
1  Thank Wayne B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Teouma Bay is on the South Coast of the island of Efate. Efate is the island on which the capital of Vanuatu Port Vila is built. Situated on one of the worlds great Harbours, Port Vila is a bustling seaside town that boasts a population of some 30000 people of which around 5000 are expatriate Australians, New Zealanders, French and other nationalities. The south coast of the Island has somne glorious coastlines often rugged with some long beaches to walk upon as well. The Reef House is in in a sheltered and secluded bay which is perfect for swimming snorkelling or Kayaking
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