$490 / night
Total guests, Nights

The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home – Home 3462144 House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

The Reef House - Vanuatu's Premier Holiday Home – Home 3462144

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 5 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 51 reviews

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House / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


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 and 2015" 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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Queen Beds
  • 3 Full baths


  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Glen C.
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18 Apr 2019
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Languages spoken: English





51 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 7 Jan 2014

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!!


Reviewed 4 Sep 2013

Beautiful home!. Everything you need for a magical holiday at your fingertips. Edna and Jake very was Glen Thank you for helping us on our last night. Planning to return next year- Vanuatu is our new Fiji!

Response from the owner Thank you so much for staying with us. You were a pleasure to have. look forward to seeing you again. Glen


Reviewed 16 Jun 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!

Response from the owner 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


Reviewed 18 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.

“Fabulous lazing in the tropics”

Reviewed 31 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!


Reviewed 8 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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