ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT HOME, PRIVATE INFINITY POOL AND GARDENS

Saskia Davison

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT HOME, PRIVATE INFINITY POOL AND GARDENS

Taveuni Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom + Outdoor Shower - designed for romance & relaxation

Lomani is designed for couples seeking privacy in an extremely romantic setting.

Lomani is a very romantic oceanfront rental home set on 2 acres of tropical gardens offering all the luxury of a 5 star resort and the privacy of your own home.

There is a private swimming pool with infinity edges and a king size four poster bed with mosquito net and a double headed outdoor stone shower.

There are full kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities provided as well as TV, DVD, stereo and a range of music, movies and games.

A dedicated caretaker is available as required to meet all of your needs.

Privacy can be broken by moonlight massages and dinners on the deck overlooking the ocean below.

Lomani is eco friendly with natural artesian spring water and solar power.

Lomani is located between Matei and Somosomo and is within easy distance of the many restaurants and shops both towns offer. Two bikes, diving gear and fishing equipment is available for your use whilst staying at Lomani. Taveuni Island itself was the location for filming Return to the Blue Lagoon. You will easily understand why when you see the range of beautiful attractions including beaches, waterfalls, rain forests. Taveuni also offers an extremely wide range of adventures and activities.

Most importantly, Taveuni offers the opportunity to experience the authentic traditional Fiji and Fijian culture and charm.

We at Lomani like to say an island unaffected by time, void of worry and spoiled by beauty.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
Bula Saskia!

We had a great time in Taveuni!! Your place was great and very comfortable! The children loved it there and had so much fun running around. Nox and Tukana were so helpful and the kids loved being with them!

I think the one thing we had a hard time with was getting groceries for the kids. It would probably be easier to have a car with us. Nox and Tukana were very helpful and got us anything we needed but I just did not want to bother them so much.

Having Nakia resort so close was awesome. They were so sweet and really helped with meals too.

We would be happy to send you a photo of the kids at Lomani.

Hope you are well and thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful spot on the garden island. I also want to say that the people of Fiji were so beautiful with the children. It was great to travel with them and have so much kindness everywhere we went!

Vinaka,

Mona and Bojil
Mar 2014
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Saskia Davison

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We discovered this piece of paradise whilst on our honeymoon in 2006. We enjoyed a few days at Anthony Robbins Resort ‘Namale’ on Vanua Levu (the island seen across the Somosomo Straits from Lomani). We then travelled to Taveuni to enjoy a private luxury house in contrast to a resort.

It was here that we discovered the opportunity to create Lomani.

Saskia Davison purchased this cottage in 2007

totally private home with a million dollar view just for you

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

3.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Romantic Oceanfront Home, private infinity pool and gardens
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews
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Romantic Oceanfront Home, private infinity pool and gardens
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Taveuni Fiji
1

DISAPPOINTED WITH LOMANI...

  • 1 of 5
When we found Lomani on homeaway we were very excited! Saskia the owner was nothing but accommodating, and we were very happy to have found such a beautiful place to stay for our honeymoon. Unfortunately, when we arrived at Lomani we came across BEDBUGS! We were very upset with this and contacted Saskia right away. We then asked to receive a full refund for our stay at Lomani, due to the fact that it was not a healthy environment for accommodations. We were VERY DISAPPOINTED to find out that we were only going to receive HALF OUR MONEY BACK! We were told that the property had been fumigated and that we were welcome to come stay at Lomani for the rest of our stay however, there was no proof of fumigation therefore we did not find this evident proof that the property had in fact been fumigated. With that in mind, we did not accept the invite to return to Lomani. I hope that both John and Saskia can see how unfair this resolution was of only returning HALF OUR MONEY!
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bula Michele,
Thank you for taking the time to write the review below for Lomani.

We want to express our deep disappointment that we were not able to deliver on your expectations.

We also want to take this opportunity to highlight to our potential future guests that we immediately acted on the valuable feedback provided to allow us to feel very confident in asserting that our guests at Lomani will not encounter bed bugs.

It is important to highlight that in operating Lomani for over four years now we have never prior to or subsequent to this occasion ever had any complaints with respect to bugs.

In these particular circumstances:

1) Our guests, who professed to being trained in the identification of bed bugs, immediately upon arrival advised they had identified bed bugs in the bed and requested to be relocated to alternate accommodation they had arranged;
2) We undertook our own inspection with the Lomani Caretaker and Cleaner who were both unable to confirm the existence of bed bugs;
3) Notwithstanding this, we immediately after transferring the guests as they requested made arrangements to treat all bedding, the mattress and all couches with FenvaStar EcoCap.

The reality is we had never before or subsequently ever received such a complaint (including guests who departed almost immediately prior to our guests arrival and guests who stayed within two weeks of our guests departure) and we were not able to confirm through the inspections of our staff (caretaker and cleaner who it is accepted are not trained in the identification of bed bugs) that bed bugs were in fact in existence at Lomani.

On this basis, we considered a 50% refund reasonable in the circumstances.

We apologize for our guests experience but we are very confident in expressing our view that based on our history, our standards, the steps we have and continue to take and our commitment to our customer's satisfaction that no bed bugs will be experienced at Lomani.

Vinaka Saskia
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Romantic Oceanfront Home, private infinity pool and gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p274709
+601 7377 x 5270
Taveuni Fiji
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UNBELIEVABLE VIEW/ROMANTIC SECLUSION

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at Lomani for our honeymoon and are so glad we did! We were nervous renting off of homeaway.com, but the owner of Lomani addressed our questions in the planning process almost immediately via E-mail and/or phone. The caretaker of Lomani was at the airport to pick us up when we arrived. He and our taxi driver took us to the village and assisted us with going to the bank and with shopping. The caretaker gave us a cell phone to contact him and the taxi driver. When we arrived at Lomani, the view was breath-taking and champagne was waiting for us! The cottage itself is broken into two small "houses" next to each other--one with the kitchen, and the other with the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. It feels very open and the showers are outside (but private...cool!), so it kind of gave us the feel of "fancy camping." The photos on the website are very accurate. It was clean when we arrived. We had privacy that you wouldn't have at a resort. For meals, we mostly ate at the Coconut Grove resort or had them deliver. The housekeeper also made dinner at home for us and then delivered it and they made a traditional meal in a fire they created on our lawn one night, arranged through the caretaker. The pool is great. Heads up: the only thing that is really walking distance is a GREAT scuba diving shop (where you can snorkel also with the snorkel equipment provided at Lomani). To get to any restaurants, villages, or decent beaches, you have to take a taxi. Two bicycles are provided, however, they do not work very well and are very uncomfortable. We rode them to the village one day, which was a pretty far bike ride and difficult since the bikes didn't work well, so we did not ride them again. We also tried to walk to Tromonto's restaurant one night and figured out half-way there that it was WAY too far to walk to. Also, the house is solar powered (with a generator), so we did run out of power two times (and we were very conservative with the power!), but we just called the caretaker and he turned on the generator. The only real negative was that we did not have much hot water. We could only get one of the showers to get hot, and that was only if you barely turned it on so the water pressure was very low. We let the caretaker know and he tried to fix it, but it still did not work. Two of the days, the water was cloudy too....even though they say you can drink the water, I don't think I would! Also, the taxi driver is extremely helpful in taking you to anywhere!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Romantic Oceanfront Home, private infinity pool and gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p274709
+601 7377 x 5270
Taveuni Fiji
5

DID NOT STAY AT HOTEL BUT DID ENJOY CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • 5 of 5
I did not spend any time at lomani but I had planned a trip there in september of 2012. I had placed my deposit of 700 dollars for the week. The owner was very flexible and extremly helpful. My plans changed and i was unable to work out the time in order to get there and have a wonderful experiance, but the customer service they provided with me was enough to make me look forward to getting there one day. The owner was extremely helpful even converting currency and doing whatever they could do help me get my refund. I would highly recommend the owners just based on how helpful and accomidating they were without me even being there. One day i will get there and enjoy what i can only asume is a beautiful home, due to there amount of help i was offered by the owners
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Oceanfront Home, private infinity pool and gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p274709
+601 7377 x 5270
Taveuni Fiji
Los Angeles, CA, USA
5

PARADISE AWAITS!!!!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were married on Taveuni and then spent our honeymoon at Lomani. This property was just as advertisted. Pictures do not do it justice.
We had a great time and were taken care of from the moment we landed to when we regrettably had to leave.
If you are looking for privacy and seclusion then look no further. Lomani is well maintained and cared for and while you are there if you have any needs they will also be taken care of.

Thanks Saskia and John for sharing this wonderful oasis. I hope to be back very soon!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Matei
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Tramontos
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres

After flying into Nadi on Viti Levu (‘The Big Island’), the flight to Taveuni is a picturesque 1 hour flight. Sometimes the plane will fly direct to Taveuni whilst others times it will stop first at Savusavu on Vanua Levu (Fiji’s second biggest island), only 15 minutes from Taveuni.

The flight is an experience in itself demonstrating the beauty and wonders of the South Pacific.

Upon arrival at Taveuni airport you will be greeted by Tukana (our caretaker) who will drive you to Lomani (about 5kms from the airport). Tukana will introduce you to Lomani and answer any questions you might have. He can make recommendations on attractions and sights, transport, restaurants and shopping. You may choose for total privacy and not wish to see Kutana until he picks you up and returns you to the airport. Alternatively you may ask Kutana to make arrangements for you to visit sights and attractions, shopping and restaurants etc.

Kelera is our housekeeper at Lomani. Kelera will ensure Lomani is ready for your arrival. In the spirit of privacy and seclusion, you will not be disturbed during your stay for housekeeping unless you request otherwise.

Kelera is available to provide housekeeping services as required at a rate of FJD$5 per hour (paid directly to Kelera in cash).

Kelera’s husband, Inoki, assists Tukana in maintaining the property including the gardens, pool and solar equipment.

Tukana, Kelera and Inoki will be able to assist you with valuable local knowledge and recommendations as you require.

In terms of dining options, there are many local restaurants and also the option of utilising Lomani’s fully self-contained to cook yourself should you choose. Arrangements have also been made with two of the leading local restaurants to deliver meals to you at Lomani offering a range of Western and Fijian choices with information provided at Lomani. We can also offer you a very romantic traditional Fijian dinner served under the moonlight at Lomani along with the local drink kava.

On a typical day at Lomani we awake not long after dawn, woken by the rays of morning sunlight and the sound of singing birds and swaying palms. We look out over the clear blue water from our four poster king size bed and consider our plans for the day ahead.

The first decision to be made is who tours the gardens to pick fruit for a morning juice and fruit platter for breakfast.

Eventually the excitement of the day ahead tempts us from our bed but only as far as the pool for a refreshing swim. We look over the infinity edges of the pool out across the Somosomo Straits hoping to sight dolphins frolicking or schools of fish as we consider the day ahead.

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Taveuni Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$200
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$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

PAYPAL or direct deposit
Tax Rate 17.5%
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Amenities

Taveuni Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower , Double Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Double headed outdoor stone shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Four poster king size bed with mosquito net.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Child's Swing
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • forests
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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