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What a way to start the day
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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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Emma H
Launceston, Australia
1 review
“AWESOME PLACE”
Reviewed September 23, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We have just returned form Casa De Mar and just have to say what an awesome place. I found Glen easy to deal with and prompt with emails. We had a large group of 7 and easily fitted in. The housegirls were wonderful in taking care of daily duties so we could well and truly relax. It was a bit out of town, but was great to have total seclusion and with a restaurant up the beach, was great for slipping up on nights we couldn't be bothered cooking. Also having use of a 4wd was great to pop into town for shopping. I cant talk enough about how much we enjoyed our trip to this wonderful friendly tropical paradise. The people were friendly and happy, the weather was great. Loved mele and the cascades and a trip round the island very interesting. Also at the house their is everything there....kitchen well set up, there really is no need to take anything...good supply of reef shoes, bug spray even an esky to take to town for shopping! JUST AWESOME!

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Liked best: The open spaces in Casa De Mar
Liked least: cockroaches
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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Stacey-11...
Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful Location”
Reviewed September 8, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We recently stayed at Casa De Mar with two families (4 adults and 5 children aged 3 to 9). The house was "huge" and open planned and came with everything you can think of, including a bottle of wine and a some "tusker" beers awaiting your arrival!!

The setting was "picture postcard" perfect! After arriving late at night, it was just simply stunning to wake up, look over the pool through to the beautful white sands and onto the ocean, all at your back door! just stunning.

The Tamanu Resort is a 100m walk (to the left if looking at the ocean) up the beach and the food is fantastic. We found it a bit expensive but well worth it. We enjoyed a great breakfast and dinner there.

Wendy our "house girl" was brilliant. The kids loved her and so did we! We spent a few hours with her in her village where our kids were able to spend some time with the local kids, playing soccer and being silly. Just fantastic, thank you Wendy!

I would like to add though for those travelling with 3 year old "wild childs" like ours, that the pool is fenced on 3 sides, not completely fenced as it is an infinity pool. This if fine as long as you don't have a child that can climb the unfenced end of the pool and get in!

Also, the main house has three bedrooms, the huge main with ensuite, a second with queen bed and single bed (with lovely courtyard) and third bedroom with queen bed. The fourth bedroom is just seperated from the main house. It has a queen bed, toilet and outside shower. It is perfect for adults or teenagers/older children, but not for young kids (unless they are the extremely brave type who are happy to be seperated from parents!)

We loved the use of the car. The drive into town took us about 20min and was a bit rough. The roads had a lot of "pot holes" due to bad weather (a third of the drive is on dirt roads) however, we felt this added to the adventure of things!

Grocery shopping is another adventure! The food is a little more expensive than here in Australia but you can buy just about everything we can here. One thing to know, the butcher does not arrive until 3pm (if he shows up at all!) so don't do your shopping early. Also, you can not buy beer on a Sunday!

A few things that are a must in Vanuatu - Do a local village tour, visit the cascade waterfalls (It's a bit of a hike up but well worth it), vist the "Blue Lagoon" and Eton Beach. Otherwise, sit back and relax in your own stunning backyard at Casa De Mar!

Thanks Glen for sharing this piece of paradise with us. We loved it!

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Liked best: The view
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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Wellington
Reviewed July 26, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Brisbane
Reviewed June 30, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Management Response
Jun 30, 2012
Thanks so much for the nice review!

You will be pleased to know Ive refurbished the guest room outside with nice new paint, upgrade of the bathroom and new outdoor shower and curtains.

Hope to see you back again soon!

Tropical regards

Glen
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Newcastle
Reviewed April 26, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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New Zealand
Reviewed October 4, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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Lacey02
Rangitikei
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“Amazing home away from home”
Reviewed September 20, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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Well what can I say....we have just returned from the most wonderful stay at casa de mar at Tamanu.
The house was perfect for our group of eight that included a toddler. It had a fenced pool, insect screens and aircon. We didn't really need the aircon but it was good for our toddler sleeping at night.
The staff were wonderful, discreet but very helpful and spoke very good english.
Being a few minutes walk from Tamanu resort was great as this resort has a wonderful restauarant for those times you don't feel like cooking. Or just want a quiet coffee and watch the world go by!
The house was really well set up with everything we could possibly want...even an exercise machine! I found lounging by the pool suited me better!
Having a vehicle to use was great for when we felt like exploring or going in to town.
The setting was perfect with the most beautiful beach right in front of the house. We only ever saw three other people on the whole beach while we were there!
We were welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine, fruit bowl and cold tuskers in the fridge! Great!
Such a different experience having our own oasis after staying in hotels/motels in other parts of the world.
We travelled with a large group for a wedding in vanuatu and the group rented two houses...we had many visits from the "other" house, not that there was anything with the other house, (It was lovely as well), but I think ours just had that lovely relaxing, homely feel.
We will be back...hopefully soon.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Having to leave....
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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