Vanua Levu Villa 713
This villa is located in: Vanua Levu, FijiClick to see bigger map
- Ocean View
- Air Conditioning
- Maid Service
- Personal Chef
Villa 713 is perched majestically overlooking a spectacular Bay on Fiji's second largest island - Vanua Levu. The house sleeps 12 and has 5 staff, and every imaginable amenity you might require for a relaxing, adventure filled holiday.
Villa 713 is the ideal rental home for a large family or group of friends who want luxury accommodation, but want the peace and freedom that is unachievable in a resort. Think of it as a Balinese holiday, but in the South Pacific, which means untouched natural beauty, super chilled locals and an easier journey (did I mention the fishing yet?)
On the lower level are four "bures", divided into two pairs. Each air-conditioned pair has an interconnecting bathroom with one bure set up for adults and the other with king single bunks and trundle (which the kids just love). So two families of 5 are accommodated comfortably, with the added benefit that mum and dad have some privacy but are still close to the kids (assuming that is desirable!)
On the upper level to the right is the master bedroom... .Which has a beautiful indoor/outdoor bathroom with 2 showers, (in door and out) and freestanding bath. With doors open to the ocean this is the perfect area for a massage. Outdoor living area Infinity pool
The "double" living area can comfortably sit 12 people and is equipped with all the mod cons that you may or may not want to use (50" plasma, Apple TV with plenty of movies (including kids movies and programs, and all the music you could ever get through), Wii, cable TV, high spec Denon sound system (no neighbours to upset if you feel like a bit of a party), plus 2 Bose portable speakers etc. etc.
The kitchen/dining area is an entertainers dream. There is an enormous timber bench top with barstools that can be used as a dining area and there are two other huge Vesi dining tables which each seat 12 (Vesi is the most sought after hard wood in Fiji and is used liberally throughout the house. The woodwork is one of the house's standout features). The kitchen is designed to cater comfortably for large groups and has 2 dishwashers, 2 large fridge/freezers, gas stove, recessed area where staff can prepare food, plus an industrial size timber pizza oven, a built in gas BBQ and a Weber BBQ. Cutlery, crockery, glassware etc. are all premium quality (riedel glassware etc).
The infinity pool is where you may well spend most of your day (certainly its impossible to get the kids out!). Float around on a lilo sipping on a cocktail and soak up the majestic views.
The pool has a fence all though we would also ask that kids are supervised in and around the pool.
Enoch and Mari are the caretakers who are there to help you enjoy your stay and show you first hand what Fijian hospitality is all about. They are well educated, speak great English and will ensure you leave happy, well fed and most importantly relaxed. The warm nature of the Fijian people is one of the main reasons we were drawn to the area. Enoch is backed up by "baby Enoch" who is happy to help with activities, as is Enoch. Elizabeth and Emily assist Mari with cleaning and cooking, but their primary role is looking after kids (and boy do the kids love them). Should extra nannies be required, Enoch can organise for them to come in for the cost of about AUD15 per day. Additionally, Emily and Elizabeth are happy to stay over at night (with the kids) for an extra AUD $10 per night.
Food and Drink
There are heaps of fruit and veg in the garden which guests are welcome to when available (most of the time). Fish are free (located in the bay), coffee is in the coffee machine, but other things you will need to purchase! This can be purchased in Savusavu town which is 5mins away. We normally ask Enoch the care-taker to do the shopping and give him FJD$1000 a time, and ask him to provide receipts as and when he needs a top up. Guests are of course welcome to do their own shopping.
The staff will do as much or as little as you like. Mari is a great cook and can prepare lovely local dishes as well as western food. We find it works best to plan the day's menu each morning or the night before.
10min drive from airport located on Vanua Levu (the second biggest Island in Fiji).
After a day of sipping cocktails by the pool and reading the latest Who/NW magazine, we are generally ready for some action.
Snorkeling - there is a 5 meter rubber duck and all the snorkelling equipment you will need - so zoom out to the main reef (5 mins) or take a paddle on one of the kayaks to "Split rock" which is about 500m away.
Kayaking - There are two doubles and two singles. Two of the kayaks are flat and stable (good for snorkelling expeditions) and the other two are "touring kayaks", suitable for longer paddles. The kayaks can also be taken to some of the inland rivers.
Fishing - other than the friendly locals and beautiful surrounds, fishing is the real reason we go to Savusavu! There are an abundance of yellow fin tuna (try and beat my neighbour Jim's 107kg record!), which make the finest sashimi, as well as mahi mahi and the odd sailfish/marlin (three hooked, but sadly zero landed thus far, but it's still early days!). We have a 22 ft boat kitted out for fishing with top notch Shimano gear. This can all be included at additional cost if you are planning to do a lot of fishing, though it may be easier/more convenient to charter the local guy in town (at FJD $500 for the morning, it is about as cheap as you can get)
Tubing/skiing/wakeboarding - nice smooth water in front of the house and the rubber duck will have you up in a flash!
Lovu/bula band -what visit to Fiji would be complete without a lovu (traditional Fijian feast cooked in an earthen oven). We have a great lovu pit at the back of the house and a beautiful area to watch the sun set, while Enoch explains how his family has been cooking food for centuries. On lovu night we bring in one of the local bula bands (included in price) that will truly deliver you to another world (is it them or the kava!)
Mountain biking -there are 2 mountain bikes and one tandem mountain bike which are great for getting around the area and burning off some of those Fiji Bitters!
Scuba - Some of the best dive spots in the world are in the area. Call one of the dive spots in town to book scuba trips.