IT'S GOT THE WOW FACTOR,TROPICAL STYLE ON THE WATERS EDGE, PRIVATE COOK AND MAID

Sonja Hunter and Andrew Bindon

Speaks danish, english, Fijian
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Sonja Hunter and Andrew Bindon

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IT'S GOT THE WOW FACTOR,TROPICAL STYLE ON THE WATERS EDGE, PRIVATE COOK AND MAID

Savusavu Villa Rental Photos and Description

Charming 2 bedroom 2 bathroom holiday escape on your own private beach.

Swim suits and sarongs are the dress of the day at this fabulous escape.

Laze under the palm frond covered floating pontoon with the water at your feet or take a swim while the coffee brews and the BBQ sizzles. Fish from the deck or build castles in the sand and you wont have left home.

Kingfishers can sleep up to 4 and is a spacious private sanctuary overlooking the water. Cool hardwood floors, Pacific Indo Fijian decor and attention to detail makes the perfect getaway for couples.

Your queen bed has cool quality cotton linen. There is also a single bed.

The modern Eco bathroom is en suite with towels and Organic Fiji soaps provided.

There is a treetop deck where you can smoke, dry towels, sunbathe or hangout.

We have a Couples Special which is US $180 a day with the secluded escape all to your selves.

Riversong bedroom sleeps 2. A cute little room with a double bed in its own little garden on the waterfront featuring a balcony overlooking the beach and garden. The bathroom fresh water Eco bathroom is along the garden path in the kitchen beach bar area.

Salt Lake Lodge can sleeps 6 altogether in the 2 bedrooms.

Up to 6 people is US $225 a day.

Prices include Government Tax

Included in the Tariff is your own cook and maid service.

You purchase the food and discuss what you want to eat and everything will be taken care of. The cook will make suggestions so you can experience the local cuisine and can do your shopping for you if you wish.Of course If you want to cook yourself that's fine too. Your wishes and privacy are most important to us and we will do our best to make your holiday as relaxing and memorable as possible.

Your Kitchen is well equipped.Condiments are provided as well as fresh fruit in season from our organic orchard.

Large shutters open onto a covered BBQ deck, dining and lounging area for a fantastic indoor outdoor tropical living experience..

A couple of steps lead onto your own private beach and swimming pontoon surrounded by exotic gardens.

There is an extra toilet and a cool beach shower in the kitchen beach bar.

Lovo feasts can be prepared on request as well as village visits and other tours.

Kayaks are provided.

This holiday house is a fisherman's dream with all tide access to the Lake, river, reef and Koro Sea.

Anglers can experience fly fishing,trolling, popping, and bottom fishing. Mangrove jacks, barracudas, sailfish, trevalli, yellow fin tuna and reef fish all caught here.

Kayak along the Qaloqalo River past mature mangrove forests to the beautiful Salt Lake which covers an area of about 100 acres.

Fed by the ocean tides the lake is a favorite fishing spot.

Snorkeling, Diving and Dolphins:

Snorkeling trips to beautiful Benau lagoon, the reef and the passage are just 10 minutes from the Lodge by boat.Bring your own gear.

See what mother nature has to offer in this island paradise. Soft and hard corals,clam shells and schools of colourful fish.Turtles and dolphin frequent the passage beside Bat Island

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Koro sun dive is a 15 minute drive from Salt Lake Lodge. They offer padi dive courses, day trips, and night dives they come highly recommended by our guests.

Shopping

There is a local community shop 5 minutes walk away for basic provisions and Savusavu Town is just 25 minutes drive or an interesting local bus ride with the open air windows and friendly Locals and the fabulous views...Savusavu is a quaint town offering all the usual amenities including some good restaurants and interesting bars and handicraft shops and local art..

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Sonja Hunter and Andrew Bindon

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Speaks danish, english, Fijian
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We came to Savusavu from New Zealand searching for a tropical lifestyle and a safe environment to raise our small daughter.We found Fiji to be the perfect mixture of cultures with the Indian and the Fijian way of life We love the friendly people and the beautiful nature. We have designed and built this beautiful waterfront accommodation with an Eco-conscious blend of modern living and rustic chic.We hope to share this special slice of paradise with you soon. .

Sonja Hunter and Andrew Bindon purchased this villa in 1999

We loved the nature and the friendliness oft the people especially in this area.This stunningly beautiful valley sweeps down to the waterway which feeds Fiji's Salt Lake from the Koro Sea. We enjoy all tide access to the Lake and the Koro Sea from our own waterfront.The land is very fertile and grows a huge array of tropical plants, palms,coconuts flowers and fruits. Andrew is an avid fisherman and he can fish when ever the mood takes him.We wanted to escape cold winters and enjoy tropical living in a safe and healthy environment.

Beautifully remote yet only 20 minutes from Town we are perched on the edge of the waterway leading from the Koro Sea to Salt Lake surrounded by coconut plantations,reef, lake, river and rainforest.

This is the real Fiji.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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It's got the WOW factor,tropical style on the waters edge, private cook and maid
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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It's got the WOW factor,tropical style on the waters edge, private cook and maid
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153520
+679 8283005
Savusavu Vanua Levu
5

ROMANTIC SECLUDED GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The property was nicely nestled in a dense and largely untouched tropical mangrove forest right on the clear salt lake river. While it was only a short five minute walk from the main road, the lodge was wonderfully private. We were able to blast some tunes on their speaker system in the shared beach house area without concern of disturbing any neighbors.

We stayed in the Riversong Bure, which was a clean and beautiful little room situated a little ways away from the main area. When we were there, we were lucky to have the entire place to ourselves, but for those sharing the main beach house with other guests, our little bure would be the perfect private retreat. The kitchen was clean and modern and fully stocked. The owners, Andrew and Sonja, were great hosts giving us lots of local fruits and vegetables and accommodating our various needs. Using the free hand lines at the dock, we were able to catch large fish for almost every meal during our stay - so if you're a big fish eater you might get lucky with lots of delicious free meals.

All in all, the Salt Lake Lodge was a wonderful retreat and more than we could hope for. My husband and I were on our mini honeymoon and couldn't afford too much and the lodge far exceeded our expectations! Definitely stay here if you are looking for a really private escape and don't mind catering for yourself.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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It's got the WOW factor,tropical style on the waters edge, private cook and maid
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153520
+679 8283005
Savusavu Vanua Levu
5

UNIQUE, FANTASTIC GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Our family spent a month at Salt Lake Lodge and had one of the most memorable holidays of our lives. The property is beautiful, secluded, interesting, comfortable and the perfect place to relax and explore Fiji. Sonja and Andrew were very kind, knowledgable and accommodating throughout our stay, attending to details, providing an expert perspective into life in Fiji and making sure we were comfortable and happy. They were fantastic hosts. Don't miss the opportunity to go deep-sea fishing with Andrew! He went out of his way to make sure our kids got the chance to catch a fish and took us to beautiful spots around the coast. He and Sonja taught us about local wildlife, showed us how to harvest and prepare local fruit, "wowed" our kids with nature facts and projects and made sure we never ran out of fresh fruit and freshly-caught fish. We loved swimming in the lake, visiting the local village, kayaking, hiking, learning about local flora and fauna, eating fresh yellow fin tuna and barracuda, harvesting amazing local fruit, snorkeling, making friends with villagers and relaxing on our private beach.
The property is spotlessly maintained and admirably eco-friendly. There is plenty to do if you want an active holiday and lots of space and privacy to relax if you simply want to get away. Salt Lake Lodge is one in a million---don't miss it! Thanks again for everything, Sonja and Andrew!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
It's got the WOW factor,tropical style on the waters edge, private cook and maid
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153520
+679 8283005
Savusavu Vanua Levu
5

UNIQUE, FANTASTIC GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Our family spent a month at Salt Lake Lodge and had one of the most memorable holidays of our lives. The property is beautiful, secluded, interesting, comfortable and the perfect place to relax and explore Fiji. Sonja and Andrew were very kind, knowledgable and accommodating throughout our stay, attending to details, providing an expert perspective into life in Fiji and making sure we were comfortable and happy. They were fantastic hosts. Don't miss the opportunity to go deep-sea fishing with Andrew! He went out of his way to make sure our kids got the chance to catch a fish and took us to beautiful spots around the coast. He and Sonja taught us about local wildlife, showed us how to harvest and prepare local fruit, "wowed" our kids with nature facts and projects and made sure we never ran out of fresh fruit and freshly-caught fish. We loved swimming in the lake, visiting the local village, kayaking, hiking, learning about local flora and fauna, eating fresh yellow fin tuna and barracuda, harvesting amazing local fruit, snorkeling, making friends with villagers and relaxing on our private beach.
The property is spotlessly maintained and admirably eco-friendly. There is plenty to do if you want an active holiday and lots of space and privacy to relax if you simply want to get away. Salt Lake Lodge is one in a million---don't miss it! Thanks again for everything, Sonja and Andrew!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear from you and we are happy you enjoyed your holiday in Fiji. We appreciate your great review.Thankyou.
business
It's got the WOW factor,tropical style on the waters edge, private cook and maid
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153520
+679 8283005
Savusavu Vanua Levu
5

TOP MARKS AGAIN SONJA & ANDREW!!!

Top marks again Sonja & Andrew!!!
  • 5 of 5
Returning to Salt Lake Lodge was very special to us as we were there for our honey moon 3 years ago. I can say that it was even better than the first time (if at all possible!!), the new deco looks amazing and the atmosphere even more peaceful. Sonja & Andrew were able to organise everything we wanted. Andrew took us fishing and our dinners turned into fish extravaganzas!!
The place is very well equipped, cleaned and perfectly maintained.
What is the most important to me is the seclusion and the ability to fully relax. Should we decide to get up to anything Sonja was able to organise it, either on site or through her contacts.
I would recommend this place to anyone wanting something better and more personal than the standard holiday resorts. There, one is able to actually discover the real Fiji which was very important to us.
Thank you very much Sonja & Andrew, you outdid yourselves once again.
William Fabre - Surrey UK
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to have return guests.We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and had total relaxation time in this slice of paradise. We hope to see you again some day and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Andrew is still busy catching fish and sharing them with guests if they dont get to land one themselves.!!
business
It's got the WOW factor,tropical style on the waters edge, private cook and maid
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153520
+679 8283005
Savusavu Vanua Levu
5

A WELL SET OUT RESORT MAINLY SUITABLE FOR COUPLES

  • 5 of 5
A great place for couples to unwind and get into slow mode.The fishing is great and the snorkelling fairly good as well once you are out on the reefs.A relaxed place to say the least as it is 30km from town so it has the out of the way factor.The hosts are very relaxed and if you need to be cooked for and cleaned too they have hired help that makes your stay positively easy to cope with.There is a lake close by and it is a treat to be able to drift up with the tide and explore and glide back home when your good and ready.When you tire of the local fish abundance you can catch a bus to town and enjoy any number of fine cuisine dining spots.The amenities are spacious and clean and all you really need is a good book to fill in the spare hot time of the day and relax on the floating pontoon upon the lagoon.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and got the most out of your Fiji Experience.
Thank you for giving your time to write a review It was a pleasure to have you as guests and we hope to see you again some day in the future.
business
It's got the WOW factor,tropical style on the waters edge, private cook and maid
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153520
+679 8283005
Savusavu Vanua Levu
4

SALT LAKE LODGE - A LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE

  • 4 of 5
It was wondreful to be able to go to a paradise to be reminded of the beautiful world that Nature has provided us with. The simplicity was the key to this holiday.No bangs ans whistles - just chill out and relax. We loved it. Andrew and Sonja are the perfect hosts.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A place for Chilling out and relaxing is what we aim to provide for our guests.Yes Nature is indeed wonderful and it is great that you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for choosing Salt Lake Lodge for your holiday.
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Savusavu
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Savusavu
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Hibiscus Highway
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Private beach
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Our location is magic... on the waters edge,your own private beach,tropical gardens,coconut palms swaying in the gentle breeze.. Just 25 minutes scenic drive from Savusavu Town and airport. Salt Lake is fed by the ocean tides flowing over the reef from the Koro Sea via the Qaloqalo salt river. The lake covers an area of about 100 acres and is a fantastic place to fish and kayak. Home of legendary sea god, Dakuwaga. the river was an ancient passage for the Fijians who carried their canoes over the hills from the Salt Lake to the great Natewa Bay the largest in the South Pacific.Natewa Bay has pods of spinner dolphins,remote snorkeling and deserted beaches.Anglers can Fish the reef, river, lake lagoon and Koro sea ,all just minutes away by boat from Salt Lake Lodge.A favorite fishing and snorkeling area with turtles, reef fish, soft and hard corals, trevally, yellow fin and dolphin all seen here. Savusavu is a quaint Pacific Town with all the amenities needed for your holiday escape.

Other Activities: Kayaking, snorkeling,diving, fishing , tubing,

Golf: Koro Sun Resort has a golf course.

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Availability & Rates

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Savusavu Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Couples Special
Feb 8 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,260
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

We will hold your booking for a few days till we receive your deposit at which time your Reservation will be confirmed.
You can pay with PayPal or by direct internet bank deposit.
Notes We have a damage bond payable on arrival and refunded on departure after a satisfactory inspection. Fiji 250.
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Amenities

Savusavu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sunbed
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Local Maps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , seperate bathroom
  • The bathrooms are modern, clean and comfortable.The solar hot water shower in the Kingfisher has ample hot water storage.Toilets are eco, comfortable, clean and easy to use. They ensure zero pollution of the surrounding sea and are inside comfortable pleasant. Plenty of towels are provided The Kingfisher has a clean, tiled,solar hot water shower and a vanity with a large mirror and natural wood shelving plus a toilet. All our water is pure fresh rain water and is delicious to drink and bathe in. The beach bar has a refreshing cool water shower that is great for rinsing off after a swim. There is also another toilet in the kitchen/beach bar building for your convenience. We look forward to your visit. Paradise awaits you.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Riversong - 1 double , Riversong is a cute cosy little room on the waterfront.
    Kingfisher - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Spacious, hardwood floors, fantastic view,private haven
  • Kingfisher bedroom is very beautiful and romantic with an Indo-Pacific style. Perfect for Honeymooners and special occasions. Ideal for a couple or a small family. Enjoy this lovely elevated spacious screened bedroom with wonderful views over the beach and the water. Kingfisher can sleep up to 4. There is a quality queen bed with cool cotton sheets and ample pillows and a single bed and a loft bed. Be caressed to sleep with the sounds of the water in this special space. The en suite has a clean tiled shower with hot water a vanity and a toilet. There is also a private tree top deck.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Canoe
  • Sand Box
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • waterfalls
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • marina
  • coin laundry
  • churches
  • library
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • water tubing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The accommodation offers a relaxed tropical atmosphere reflecting a lifestyle which is in perfect harmony with Mother Nature.Fresh flowers are placed in vases and the surroundings are clean, warm and inviting.Immerse yourself into a relaxing stress free environment. .A perfect safe holiday for the lone traveler,a romantic escape for couples, a fun holiday for groups of friends or families with children. Maid service, babysitting and cook is available. We live on 5 organic acres totally separate from the lodge but just across the lane, ensuring your privacy. We are available if you need us for information or supplies.We will call taxi's for you and help make your arrangements for travel etc. Cell phone coverage with Fiji Digicel. We offer recharging facilities, a safety deposit box and a freezer all at your convenience.We like to share our organic fruit with guests and coconuts are plentiful.There are fish for the catching and Paradise awaits...

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