About this listing
A beautiful beach house in a peaceful secure setting, wooden window louvres, king sized bed, right on the reef with sandy beach, tropical fish, coral, sea breeze, woodfired barbecue, swimming pool... just beautiful. Go to sleep to the gentle Shushhhh of the waves
Being in Dream Cove is quiet, we have an uncomplicated space, right on the waterfront, with a swimming pool, surrounded by bush, close to town. The house being built of timber, unlined, has a relaxing feel about it and any breezes are captured through the louvers being able to be opened on all quarters.
The Swimming pool (a common area), of course, and the barbecue area (wood fired and also a common area), the beach is always available, midnight swims... all the time. it is an exclusive neighbourhood, so we do expect that respect will be shown to neighbours within reasonable limits.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as required. we know that people who visit Vanuatu will have questions, or perhaps even just like to have some company to chat things over in the evenings or mornings. we are socially adept and respect any privacy requirements as much as is required. we will generally be present during your stay but my office is just 1500m up the road, so any problems we are close by :-) . We have a son, a lovely son, who was born on 1st September 2013
The neighbourhood, from the security gate at the entrance, to the boat ramp at the other end, is very quiet and peaceful, and covers pretty much exactly 1500 metres, so a walk form the front gate, to the end, and back again, is exactly 3km, for the exercise conscious. While enjoying this, you will be walking past bananas, avocado, limes, fresh chili peppers, pamplemouse (grapefruit), mangoes, coconuts etc. If walking early in the morning, or upon dusk, the skies are full of harmless fruit bats while during the day, you may see humming birds and a variety of other fauna
We have a limited amount of buses that are allowed into the complex, and who have access to the security code. There are a number of hire car companies around, and ample parking within the property itself
Other Things to Note
Internet in Vanuatu, is not that great, and there are often drop-outs in the service at home, but a couple of patience pills later, it will work.
We would prefer to have guests who are comfortable sharing space, although there are spaces which are available both in the house or around the property if peace and quiet is what you prefer :-)
We had an pleasant stay with Chris for our week in Vanuatu. We very much enjoyed the company of his house guest Jennifer who was wonderful to us. Chris was very accommodating in providing airport pickup and drop off and helping us decide how the ship a box home.
The property is in a beautiful setting not too far from Port Vila. It could be a bit remote for some if walking closer to town in order to flag one of the many taxis or buses in the heat and humidity is an issue. The house itself is very rustic and those seeking homey comforts could be disappointed. There is no air-conditioning but the fans in both the main room and the bedroom are powerful. The king bed is quite comfortable and better than most we've used.
While there is a kitchen available it is more on par with camping as the stove is outside and requires patience. Chris has not provided much by way of cooking and dining supplies either.
Breakfast was a bit of an issue and could be much better organized.
The pool is nice but not kept clean which may bother some. The beach area is very rough and not easy to access for all. There is a lovely reef but during our stay the ocean was rough and cloudy so We didn't get to enjoy snorkeling as we'd wished.
We did like our stay but again the house is unfinished and overall the experience was lacking much of what many hosts offer.
If the cost was much lower perhaps expectations would be as well.
Chris and and his wife were easy going and great help notice location and good snorkelling out front quiet location and very safe
I had a lovely time at Chris' place. It is a beautiful location and the family was very kind. Thanks for everything!
Lovely location, right on the water, in a safe and secure gated community. Snorkel off your beach then freshen up with a dip in the pool. Nice base for exploring Port Vila.
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