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Villa Champagne Vanuatu's largest and most beautifully  located Luxury Holiday Homes
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Villa Champagne Vanuatu's largest and most beautifully  located Luxury Holiday Homes
Villa Champagne Aerial highlighting the two guest wings and the adjoining Cabanas Villa Champagne Entry. It take your breath away
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Villa Champagne Vanuatu's largest and most beautifully  located Luxury Holiday Homes
Villa Champagne Aerial highlighting the two guest wings and the adjoining Cabanas
Villa Champagne Entry. It take your breath away
Villa Champagne Outdoor lounge area undercover and an ideal BBQ spot
Villa Champagne Kitchen with all modern appliance and gas cooking
Villa Champagne Living with space to ensure that you can enjoy as much privacy as you need
Cabana - bedroom 1 Queen opening to beach area
Cabana bedroom 2 x single beds ideal for the kids
Bedroom 3
Villa Champagne Pool. Magnificent and has kids pool included overlooks the ocean and 150 metre beach
Cabana -Views and entertaining area
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Villa -
8 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Port Vila, Efate

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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“A piece of heaven that needs some TLC”
Reviewed December 27, 2011 for a stay in December 2011
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A beautiful location - a piece of your own paradise that you don't have to share with anyone. However, this property is severely neglected and in much need of some TLC!! The doors need a good coat of varnish to stop them from falling apart....the main house is not airconditioned and the lounge suite is mouldy. Being the tropics the mould is obvious throughout the smaller villas and can be smelt in the mattresses. There are two refrigerators in the main house but you are lucky if either one of them works. The house comes with a car but it too is desperately neglected.....you may be lucky to pick it up without a flat tyre but it won't go over 80km an hour unless you are going downhill.

The cooktop is a lovely 6 burner....however you are lucky if 2 of the gas burners work. You will also be treated to all the left over remnants of previous guests - and I'm not complaining about left over wine or beer, however left over shampoo, conditioner and soap used by others in the showers is not something I find endearing.

Transfers are not included so brace yourself for a 6,000 vatu transfer fee. Water in the cooler is also not included so bring your own bottled water. The bore water is safe to drink however isn't that palatable.

The main house is lovely and cool even in the most humid weather but if you open the doors/windows to take advantage of that lovely sea breeze you will be carried away by mosquitos and bugs (as is the norm for the tropics). You can also not turn on a lot of lights and the oven at night - it will result in power failure and a trek out to the shed to restore power to the house.....make sure you wear shoes as there are a few crabs that will be in your path!!

All in all it is a lovely property and with a good management team it will become an awesome 5 star home away from home. Just be ready to clean the crabs out of the pool every morning before you go swimming!! Also, let the management team know if you are allergic to cats - the house comes with a cat that isn't that friendly - it bit and scratched my son during our stay. Valerie works hard to make your stay comfortable and you will come home to find all your clothes unpacked and stored in cupboards.

If you aren't expecting 5 star luxury then you won't be disappointed.......this is a 3 star property with 5 star potential........ peace and quiet is ensured and the location is spectacular. The house looks majestic on your initial approach.....it's just once you are inside that you realise that looks can be deceiving. In saying all this though, I would stay here again as this seems to be the norm for Vanuautu.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Dec 27, 2011
Vanuatu uxury Holiday Homes has only just taken over Villa Champagne and in conjunction with owners there are works that have been are are being done over time.
The fridge was replaced after it failed in December.
The pool is being re-tiled in February whilst the Villa is closed for maintenance.
The housekeeper continually treats fabvric surfaces for mould which in the tropics is alway hard especialy in the west season (Nov-April).
Cars get flats especially in Vanuatu. As the Villa is a half hour out of port Vila it does take time to pick up and have the tyre fixed and rteurn to the Villa. This was done as soon as we were aware of the issue.
Our guests are advised of transfer costs in advance on the booking form. The cost is for up to 12 passengers so we see this as very reasonable given the distance and terrain and the fact that Seth will stop whilst you shop for supplies enroute from the airport.
We look forward to assisting all vistors to Villa Champagne in 2012.
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