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“FANTASTIC 10 DAYS AT CASA DE MAR”
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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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susan w
Brisbane, Australia
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“FANTASTIC 10 DAYS AT CASA DE MAR”
Reviewed 31 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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My wife, her sister and myself were looking for a complete break away from the hustle and bustle of life in Aussie, and boy, did we find it at Casa De Mar just 15-20 mins from the township of Port Vila.

From the airport where we were greeted with a refreshing cold drink and a happy smile by Seth our driver and who obligingly stopped at the local supermarket for a few supplies - to the warm welcome at the home from Asnet, our 10 days were pure relaxation.

Casa de Mar is a spacious and gracious home, maintained spotlessly by a friendly and discreet staff. Not too far from Vila but far enough to be able to unwind and enjoy the 'real' Vanuatu as opposed to staying at a resort.

The Tamanu Resort and Restaurant is a short walk along the beachfront for the occasional meal out........The food and service is wonderful and the staff welcome you as a "local".

Having said that, we were happy to stay put and do most of our cooking at 'home', enjoying the pool and rock pools when not venturing out to explore various parts of the island in the 4WD which is included as part of the package.

We cannot recommend Casa De Mar highly enough and have made tentative arrangements with extended family to return next year. Thank you Glen for providing such a lovely and welcoming house for your guests and a special 'thank-you' to Asnet for making us feel like part of her family.

Steve, Sue and Lindy.

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Liked best: Location, cleanliness and atmosphere of home
Liked least: Can't think of any dislikes
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Your age range 50-64
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brisbane australia
Reviewed 17 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Emma H
Launceston, Australia
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“AWESOME PLACE”
Reviewed 23 September 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
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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Stacey-11...
Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful Location”
Reviewed 8 September 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
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Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed 27 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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