The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home
The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home
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 - 2014" by Tripadvisor following a Certificate of Excellence in 2013.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 a surf ski. 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.TripAdvisor property ID 3462144...Read more
The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home Port Vila, Vanuatu
Additional Location Information
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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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Left on 01/07/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 7, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
Our family of five adults have just spent Xmas week at the Reef House. It was wow!! factor as soon as you walked through the front door. The house had everything we needed. It is a beautifully designed home where you can't help but feel totally relaxed. The reef out the front of the house was a great spot to snorkel as well as cool off in the rock pools provided by the low tide. It is only a short drive back into town for any supplies needed and a stones throw away from some fabulous little eating spots. Glen made sure our stay was comfortable and all our needs were met...thanks Glen, we will return!!
Left on 09/04/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 4, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Beautiful home!. Everything you need for a magical holiday at your fingertips. Edna and Jake very helpful.as was Glen Thank you for helping us on our last night. Planning to return next year- Vanuatu is our new Fiji!
Thank you so much for staying with us. You were a pleasure to have. look forward to seeing you again. Glen
Left on 06/16/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | AshReviewed Jun 16, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
Stayed at this fantastic upmarket holiday bach in Feb. The architecture is fantastic & is equally complimented by the great location.
Even with a group of 6 & it still felt at times like there nobody was around. Easy enough to find a place & hide away from the kids, only if you need to!
The snorkeling off the private beach was brilliant, never have I seen so many Clown fish before in such a small area. There is also a nice deep swimming hole within the volcanic rock that is sheltered from the breaking waves if you tire of the pool.
Watching the sunsets from the sunken seating "pit" were highlight of the day, even better with storm clouds brewing! A great place to enjoy your meal if you're self catering.
You're only a pleasant 15 min drive from Port Vila with the dense forest on 1 side & smiley faces of the locals on the other. Remembering to drive on the "wrong" side of the road only added to that holiday feeling.
Don't forget to try the curry house 4-5 mins up the road, is well worth it & keep an eye open for the resident Moray eel in the swimming hole!
Glen was a great host with all needs catered for & the "revolving pantry" is a fantastic idea. We were even "stuck" in Vanuatu for another 3 days after plane issues & he took this in his stride & made us feel like nothing was a problem.
If you're after a relaxing holiday to sit beside the pool & read a book, or you're a after a place to chill-out after a busy day trying on what Port Vila has on offer, this is the only place to stay!
Thanks for the wonderful review and very glad to have had you stay twice now with us in vanuatu. We hope to see you again next year with some more Hawkes bay Wine! Glen
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 07/18/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 18, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
House fantastic, service wonderful.
We would happily stay here again - lovely spot, sheltered from the wind (July visit)kids loved it. Be sure to go to Ripples for a snorkle, cocktail and tasty dinner. Jenny the house lady is wonderful, beds are comfy - this place has everything you need for a great holiday. One of our favoutire holidays ever. Thanks to Bryan for his great service. Bit of drive to Prt Vila (20min) but not really an issue.
Left on 08/31/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 31, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Fantastic accommodation; close to Port Vila, but far enough away to be completely private and peaceful.
Excellent amenities- great BBQ, easy kitchen, fabulous swimming pool.
Sleeping arrangements very suitable- lovely to go to sleep to the sound of the waves and wake up to the birds!
We had a 2.5 year old and it was great for him- the pool, exploring the rocky beach and the wildlife.
Highly recommended, though definitely get a 4 wheel drive!
Left on 08/08/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 8, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
peaceful!!! only the sound of crickets frogs waves and the morning call of the local rooster! 5 plus star gorgeous house and grounds great pool right on the rocky shore... very easyproperty to totally relax in. Great location in the fact that we also encountered local people going about thier business met land crabs moths lizards frogs and beetles while staying in what felt like rugged luxury. Close to attractions and to market and supermarket for supplies. Need 4 wheel drive (which was easily organised for us) Anything we required was nicely and promptly provided. We loved it and would recommend it hands down!!!Thank you Brian and team
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