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“Tu meke”
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What a way to start the day
Evenings for entertaining
Sun loungers and hammocks - perfect
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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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David B
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tu meke”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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O for awesome Thanks to Glen for allowing us to share his slice of paradise. To Asnet, Philip and Seth thankyou for taking care of us, be it having the house inside and out cleaned daily to the trip around the island, it didn't seem to be a problem.The wealth of knowledge about the island and people we got from the three of you was invaluable.We were a family of 6 and with the size of the house and property we were able to find our own space and if that wasn't enough there was a deserted white sand beach as far as you could see both ways.The house was equipped with everything you needed if you wanted to do nothing which is what a holiday is all about. The trip into Port Villa, pot holes, left hand drive 4x4 that was provided,and driving on the right hand side of the road helped make the holiday an experience to be shared with others.We would recommend Ripples for a meal either lunch or dinner, both were superb.We found the locals friendly and they were always prepared to offer a wave and a genuine smile when you drove past and were happy to chat if you stopped to give them a lift. We all agreed that we would love to return to Vanuatu and Casa De Mar again.

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Liked best: Ample room top chill
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rebecca G
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday for a family. Perfect accommodation!!”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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It was our first trip to Vanuatu, and it was spectacular. Casa de Mar was superb for us with two adults and 4 young children. The location was so secluded and private. The only people we saw on the beach the entire stay was a group of local kids having a Sunday School picnic, and our kids played with them for about 2 hours. It was fab. The snorkelling on the beach at low tide is beautiful. Lots of gorgeous fish in the rock pools and the kids loved it!! The pool and backyard was fantastic and so relaxing - the children spent hours catching hermit crabs and letting them go again. Wendy and Phllip showed them how to lure the crabs with coconuts and paw paw. A wonderful experience with nature. The house is so well equipped for a family with a fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, DVDs (just in case it rains) and a library of holiday reading. It is very spacious so there is always a spot to relax. Phillip, Wendy and Asnet were great with the kids, generous with bringing fruit and flowers from their gardens, and it was such a treat to have our washing done everyday. They also gave lots of tips for sight seeing. Speaking of sight seeing, having the ute was invaluable. We explored the island, saw all the tourist spots and discovered some remote spots along the way. We could also duck into town or the supermarket whenever we wished. It was great to be mobile and not have to rely on drivers. Glenn and Edmund were also extremely helpful, and great to correspond with. Seth, our driver to and from the airport was also lovely and gave us a commentary along the way. The other wonderful part about staying at Casa de Mar was Tamanu restaurant and Ripples. We especially loved Tamanu. The staff there were fab, brought colouring sets out to our children as soon as we arrived, and even showed our children the turtle eggs buried on the beach, plus it was just a short stroll up the beach. Ripples food was 10/10. The veal steak is so tender, the curry is delicious and the lobster is perfect. Just not as many kids meal options there, compared to Tamanu. We would highly recommend staying at Casa de Mar. It was great to get off the beaten track and away from the resort and cruise ship crowds, for privacy, relaxation and time together. We truly relaxed, explored, and had a fun time as a family. It was a perfect holiday. Our only regret if that we didn't stay longer….can't wait to go back. Thank you to Gl

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Sally H
Alexandra Headland, Australia
1 review
“The greatest place for a family holiday”
Reviewed 30 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

This spacious house truly does have everything you need and more. Loved having the expresso machine in a fully equipped kitchen. We stocked up at the supermarket and local fruit/veg markets on our way home each day after sightseeing
The staff felt like part of the family they were so helpful in many ways
Our family of 7 adults and 2 little children easily fitted into this spacious home away from home.
Beautiful large gardens with lots of shade, and we had a bonus of discovering that 2 turtles had been up on our beach front.

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Management Response
30 Dec 2013
Thanks so much for the wonderful review Sally. We very much enjoyed having you stay at our little piece of paradise. Please come back again, the staff loved having you all stay. Glen - owner
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VikiG367
Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous position”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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We recently spent 13 days in Vanuatu for our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted somewhere to stay with our family. We found this wonderful home. The position was great - we were a 10 minute stroll down the beach from a resort where we could get breakfast or dinner and 2 kilometres from Ripples - great for lunch or dinner.

We were very well cared for by Asnet, Wendy, Philip and Seth - they made our stay very memorable - nothing was too much trouble for any of them.

There were 3 couples and there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own personal space.

We were very sad to say goodbye to everyone - we will be back.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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AWTYblogg...
Mullumbimby, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Beautiful home, perfect for a family holiday & vow renewal ceremony!”
Reviewed 15 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We stayed at Casa De Mar for 5 nights with friends & our 2 children (9 &14) to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We also decided to hold a vow renewal ceremony while there. What an amazing home it is, in fact we loved it so much that even though we were supposed to move to a different property we decided to extend our stay. Photos really don't do it justice! There was a very well equipped kitchen & pantry, which we found great to prepare meals in. The house itself is very spacious & we didn't feel like we were all living on top of one another. The kids really enjoyed the backyard beach under the shady pandanus trees & spent hours looking for crabs. The pool is a good size & the beautiful ocean breeze was perfect. There are plenty of living/sitting areas so you can all spread out & have quiet time when needed. The staff, Wendy, Esnett & Phillip were the highlight of our stay! They were so warm & helpful & amazing with the kids. They were always offering to do things to make our trip really relaxing, washing, ironing & even taking the kids for walks & teaching them things. Nothing was ever a problem. In fact, on the morning of our vow renewal ceremony the staff took our kids & snuck around collecting frangipani's to decorate our bed, a spot for the ceremony & make bouquets as a beautiful surprise. They honestly spent hours making everything look gorgeous & our kids really loved being involved. We will never forget that morning, just amazing! We found Glen the owner to be fantastic & super helpful, really going above & beyond so we would have a great time. There is wifi here also, which we all used & found the speed to be pretty good for Vanuatu.The use of the dual cab was also a big bonus as you are about 20 mins away from groceries & it was nice to have a vehicle to get us around. There is also a great restaurant just up the beach,Tamanu on the beach, which I would thoroughly recommend. Great food, beautiful outlook & good cocktails. Best food we had in our 2 weeks in Vanuatu. If I was to add one small negative it would have to be the mattress on the bed in the master bedroom, It truly was like sleeping on a rock :( Overall, a fantastic place to stay & wonderful experience. We can't wait to come back & see you all again!!!

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Liked best: The location & staff
Liked least: The main bed
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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