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Address: Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Phone Number: (685) 20 798
Description: This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial...
This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
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Cool history for a hot day, and the end of cannabilism

This building was once the home of the author Robert Louis Stevenson in Vailima (which means water-hand, the home is on a mountain which has five streams like a hand has five... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This building was once the home of the author Robert Louis Stevenson in Vailima (which means water-hand, the home is on a mountain which has five streams like a hand has five fingers). The guided tour is well worthwhile, and the cool environment is a godsend on a stinking hot Samoan day. I particularly liked the statue downstairs representing the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fascinating - the museum, the art, the history. After spending some time in the museaum and the fabulous grounds with view back to Apia and the coast, you can talke a slow gentle or a faster slightly more steep walk up to his burial site. The walk takes you through beaautiful forest. Birds are abundant. An absolute must see... More 

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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and a must when visiting Samoa but make sure your on the guided tour gives you so much more of the history of this beautiful home . And all about this amazing writer . We did not go up to the tomb apparently quite a hike and need to be fit , the day was hot... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

this is a rarity and gives an insight into the writer and also Samoa of the day. mant great olxen photos with explanations. too muddy to walk up to grave.

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Middx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

GoIng to the house is nice although it doesn't take long to look around, if you want to go to his grave it is a really long walk up a steep pathway and I didn't see anyone walking up. the gardens around the house are very pleasant.

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit, good guided tour, good to learn about the writer, you need to be a bit fit to walk up to his tomb, but the view makes it worth while

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Cooroy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Guide showed us around and explained everything on display to us. Lovely old house and fantastic views

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Silsbee, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

On a tour of Apia and surrounding areas, we stopped at the former home of Robert Louis Stevenson, Villa Vailima. The house has been converted to a museum and was very interesting. The rooms are all furnished and our guides (a different one in each room) gave us details on who had occupied those rooms. The grounds of the museum... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

While the house and its history is interesting, the reverence of the resident guide to this important author is almost too much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

The home of Robert Louis Stevenson in Apia Samoa was named "Vailima". The admission is $5 and well worth it. He lived in Samoa because the climate was good for his TB. The house is a museum containing many of his personal possessions. If you are motivated and in fairly good shape, hike up to the top of the mountain... More 

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