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The House of Bamboo, voted one of the world's top 10 infinity pools.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a reading room with huge futon , sleeps 5

The House of Bamboo is perched high above the coconut palms with amazing views of Savusavu Bay, the mountains beyond & the reef below. The entire property is exclusively yours, not shared with others, ensuring total privacy. Your own saltwater infinity pool means that you can choose between swimming in the warm tranquil waters or just hanging out on the king sized daybed, maybe even sleep out by the pool under the stars. Watch the yachts with amazing sunsets as a backdrop or enjoy a private massage in your own home. Incredible snorkeling directly out front. Unexpected luxuries like crisp Egyptian Cotton Sheets, Flat screen TV, DVD, CD and docking station. Spacious luxury villa with 2 bedrooms, reading room, 2 bathrooms, located nearby Cousteau Resort. Included in the tariff is a starter pack of tropical fruit, Pure Fiji products, tea, coffee and your airport pick up from Savusavu airport. Complimentary phone calls, free wifi broadband internet and laundry facilities. Daily maid service also available.

Activities and Tours: A number of charter businesses operate in and around Savusavu, they offer diving, sailing and fishing charters. There are also local tour companies which offer village visits, waterfall hikes etc. Bikes and motor scooters are available for hire as are motor vehicles. There are a number of rental companies in Savusavu that can be of assistance in this regard. Take a tour of J Hunter Pearls, the local Black Pearl farm, ending with a visit to their retail store, what a way to cap off your holiday. Savusavu is a haven for yachts so why not enjoy the calm waters of Savusavu Bay.

Dining: There are a number of excellent restaurant options available from tasty curries to fine dining. Start with a drink at the local yacht club and then try out Savusavu's Surf N Turf an unexpected oasis in a small island town. Perhaps venture down to the Planters Club and chat with some of the old timers who will tell you what life was like when Savusavu was a thriving Copra (Coconut) Plantation area. Some of the resorts will offer dining if space permits, but always call first and give as much notice as possible. Captains Cafe does great meals with a great variety of foods. Savusavu Wok, great Chinese.

Shopping: There are grocery stores, butcher, bakeries, liquor store and wine shop and a local produce and seafood market all available in Savusavu township. Pharmacy items are limited so if you have special requirements it is best to bring along with you. A private doctor and government hospital are also available. Handicraft shops and markets also offer locally made souvenirs.

Airport pick up from Savusavu airport is included in your tariff. Starter pack including fresh tropical fruits, milk, juice, Fiji water, tea, coffee and basic spices. Laundry and dishwashing supplies, toilet paper and Pure Fiji soaps are also part of the package.

The owners are residents of Savusavu which can be very helpful if you need anything during your stay.

All local and Fiji mobile calls are also complimentary as a phone is provided on the premises. Broadband internet is also complimentary whilst staying at the House of Bamboo.

More Details

Bruce Harbour
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Savusavu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The main bathroom has a tub built for two where you can enjoy amazing over water sunsets, what a great way to end the day. Or shower in the open in your own private outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Reading room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are two levels with the main level offering the living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with a bath tub built for two. The lower level offers another bedroom, reading room and a full bathroom. The entire property is exclusively yours, not shared with others, ensuring privacy. Pick up from Savusavu airport is included in your tariff. Starter pack including fresh tropical fruits, milk, juice, Fiji water, tea, coffee and basic spices. Pure Fiji soaps and amenities are also part of your luxury package. All local and Fiji mobile calls are also complimentary, with on site phone as is wifi broadband internet access. We are a fully licensed hotel, which means that we are fully approved by the local authorities, including Fire, Health and Fiji Police. Members of the Fiji Hotel Assoc and Savusavu Tourism Assoc, be safe and secure in the knowledge that you are staying in legal premises.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The House of Bamboo is set high above the coconut palms with amazing views of Savusavu bay. There are approximately 100 stairs leading up to the House so it is not considered suitable for the elderly or infirm, having said that one of our guests was 88 years of age and was unperturbed by the stairs. The choice is yours. Unexpected luxuries have been added to the House of Bamboo to make your stay something special like flatscreen television, DVD and a small library of movies. Sound system with CD's, Docking station and crisp Egyptian Cotton Sheets, large fluffy towels, beach and pool towels are also provided. Complimentary local phone calls and wifi broadband internet are also included at no extra charge. It is advisable that you bring your own snorkeling equipment, for hygiene and comfort reasons. Note that the pool area is unfenced so if you do have children they must be supervised at all times. This property may not be suitable for younger children.


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The House of Bamboo, voted one of the world's top 10 infinity pools.
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Spectacular place to explore savusavu

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and i just returned from a few days in the bamboo house. The holiday was fantastic and the house was spectacular and a really great base to explore savusavu and beyond. Jolene and tom are really genuine and friendly with lots of good advice if needed and also give you space which suited us perfectly. Highly recommended!! Thanks Jolene!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vinaka vaka levu Kathryn. It was a pleasure meeting you, Sarah and Alyssa! All the best for the upcoming nuptials and hope that you will return to Savusavu. Friendly, considerate and very tidy guests. We would have no hesitation recommending you. Vinaka!!!
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Breathtaking and beautiful views and little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated on a hill top. It’s bright and airy and has an island 🌴 vibe about it. The views is breathtaking and you just want to sit on the balcony or in the pool and look at the sea 🌊.

The house feels like a home away from home.

The staff are very friendly, efficient and engaged in making your stay the best possible.

I highly recommend this slice of heaven to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us Ann-Margrete and Jesper. It was a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you both. You were very tidy, considerate and friendly guests and we would not hesitate to accept a booking from you in the future. Hope you will return! Vinaka, Jolene.
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Incredible view, amazing property, wonderful people. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the house of bamboo for our honeymoon and we absolutely loved it. Jolene was waiting for us at the airport when we arrived and drove us back to the house. On the way she pointed out all of the places that we could buy the things we would need during our stay. When we got to the house her and Tom helped us carry our bags up the many stairs. The first time I saw that view at the top I was blown away, it is stunning! Well worth the climb. Jolene gave us a quick tour of the home and left us to it.

We spent the majority of our time in Savusavu at the house. We absolutely loved the pool. The fans kept the house cool enough for us even though it was very hot outside. We loved to sit out on the deck to eat our meals. After dark the bugs come out so we used the bug spray they provided which worked great. While we were there the pod house was empty for a few days so we were able to go in and look at that one as well. What beautiful houses. The Pod House is a different style, while it is beautiful and has a pool as well, we were glad that we chose the House of Bamboo. The view and pool make it the best. We rented the Kayaks twice, its great to get a view of the town and hills from out on the water. It is 125 stairs from the road up to the house, you definitely get your workout in! During our first trip into town, we had some culture shock, the Fijian way of life grows on you quickly. One evening we called ahead to Cousteau's and went down for a drink. We went on a ride to Labasa and back, stopping at the Cobra Temple, a village, and waterfall. We also went on a sail with Bruce, what an experience! The snorkeling is incredible, Fiji is abundant with reef! A lot of the beach near the house is rocky but we found that if you walk around the point of Cousteau's the beach is awesome. We spent time on the beaches in front of the house and resort.

We loved chatting with Bruce and Jolene whenever we came down to go to town, snorkel, or spend time on the beach. They are both friendly and fun to be around! We had a few medical needs during our stay and they did all they could to help. They always checked with us to make sure everything was working at the house and that we were enjoying our stay. Bruce has a sweet dog that we completely adored and giving her some love whenever we saw her was fun!

We are so glad that we chose the House of Bamboo for our stay in Savusavu. You can't go wrong with this house.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, mn


  • 5 of 5

Jolene is very helpful & sweet. She picked us up from the airport and stopped at the grocery store on the way to the house so we’d have something to eat after arriving. She also happened to be heading towards the airport when we were leaving & gave us a lift back too. There was a nice starter pack when we arrived: fruits, juice, milk, bottled water & toiletries. The pool is fantastic and there’s a great view from it as well as the veranda. Outdoor lighting at the pool at night is minimal unless you use the large floodlight. The light in the actual pool was out & found out they were waiting for a new bulb from the main island. Unfortunately the daybed in the bure by the pool was unusable for us b/c birds would swoop in and poop on it and then ants would swarm it.

There wasn’t any a/c in the house, but it was still nice & cool with cross breezes – even at night. We didn’t have any issues with mosquitoes in the house but we made sure to keep the doors closed. The kitchen was well appointed & had everything we needed. Expect to have small ants & geckos in the house due to the tropical climate. Bug spray was provided. It's quite dark around the house which gives a sense of calming solitude but bring a flashlight if unknown noises & bugs at night weird you out. We found it relaxing. Overall, everything at the house was great.

Note that you may need to vacate the house at 9:00am if guests are arriving for that day. We ending up renting a day room at Daku resort which worked out very well. We hung out at the pool & were able to shower/get ready for our return flights home in the afternoon.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie and Michael were great guests ! Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you back in the future. Regards Bruce
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Amazing view - worth the walk up all the stairs.

  • 3 of 5

Overall the impression was good, however, the property is showing a number of signs of age - Warping in the doors, which allows mosquitos into the house, the bure daybed needed a good cleaning, if you are planning on using the downstairs bedroom - be prepared for the pool pump and filter noise as it's right outside the window, the hot water is very hit and miss - mostly miss, & some of the fittings (blinds and fans) were broken. But wow! what a view, and the infinity pool is amazing

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you felt The House of Bamboo is worthy of a 3 out of 5 star review, this is extremely concerning to us as we've had nothing but perfect reviews for both our properties. I would like to address the issues you have raised. Regarding the warp in the door, yes there is a slight warp but not significant enough to allow mosquitoes to enter the house. You were advised upon check in to keep all doors closed during the day to keep the mosquitoes out. The entire house is mosquito screened therefore the only way a mosquito might've entered, is if the door was left open. We supplied bug spray and personal repellent in the event of a random mosquito and there was also an electric bug zapper should the need arise. The bure daybed is thoroughly cleaned prior to any check in, this is 100% guaranteed by me as I assisted with house keeping duties that day whilst training a new cleaner. Yes the pool pump and filter does create charming background buzz, but we have not received complaints and as you were staying upstairs, I'm surprised this was an issue for you. The hot water, as was explained upon check in, was intermittent but we have now fixed that issue as we were waiting on a particular valve to arrive from overseas. The blind (singluar) that was akimbo has now been straightened and please note the fan that is claimed was broken, is in fact working. We would've love the opportunity to address these issues while you were staying with us. The only mention that you were not satisfied was as you were getting in your car upon check out. We hope that you will return to The House of Bamboo and it really was a pleasure meeting you both. Best regards, Jolene.
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Ketchum ID

Second time here....can’t wait to return.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. This was our second time to Savusavu and our first time staying at House of Bamboo Our first trip we stayed at The Pod House(Bamboo’s sister property). We found our 9 nights at Bamboo to be equally great and realized you can go wrong with either spot. We loved the pool of course and the views. The beds were comfy and the kitchen was equipped well enough for two chefs. Ceiling fans kept us cool in the evenings and we’ll screend windows kept any unwelcome bugs out. We mostly took taxis around and they were quite cheap to get to town when ever we needed. We loved being close to the Cousteau resort where I was able to access the dive shop for my open water certificate. They have two dives daily. Snorkeling directly in front of the property is very good and a short swim will take you to Split Rock and great snorkeling. We even loved the steps up to the house of Bamboo as this was pretty much our only exercise in 9 days of relaxation. Next time we visit we hope to rent both places and bring the family.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such tidy, considerate and friendly guests. Look forward to your return! Vinaka Jolene
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The House of Bamboo is located in an area known as Lesiaceva, a short stroll from Cousteau Resort and approximately 6 kms from the township of Savusavu. Set on the tranquil shores of Savusavu Bay. On Fiji's second largest Island, Vanua Levu. This area is known as The Hidden Paradise, cliche-ish but true. Here you will experience true Fijian hospitality and really feel like you are somewhere off the well trod tourist trails. Some say that Savusavu is reminiscent of parts of Hawaii well before it became what it is today. Savusavu can be accessed by air from Nadi with Pacific Sun. There are also regular ferries from Lautoka and Suva. Once you arrive you can relax and unwind or arrange for fishing, diving or sailing charters. Maybe even visit the local Black Pearl farm or just laze around and rediscover the art of relaxation. Airport pick up from Savusavu airport is included in your tariff, as is a provision starter pack and free local calls and wifi broadband internet access.

Other Activities: lazing in your own hammock, sleeping in an outdoor bure or just taking a dip in the pool.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 25.0%

Rates are for two guests, extra guests are USD$25 per night per person, plus taxes. Max number of guests four. Cancellation-no refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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