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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Savusavu House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4

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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jennifer Martindale
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2016

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

The House of Bamboo, voted one of the world's top 10 infinity pools.
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
San Diego
5

Best place in the World!

  • 5 of 5

To think about The House of Bamboo only one word really comes to mind…WOW! The House of Bamboo was simply our very best stop on our extended journey and our favorite place in the world. We have traveled far and wide and nothing even comes close to the House of Bamboo. As we headed up the stairs we knew that we were in for a treat. The landscaping and flowers were literally falling on our heads, truly an amazing garden. Once we arrived at the top we were absolutely speechless. The place is far more grand and beautiful than I ever imagined.

Brad picked us up from Savusavu airport and as we were driving through town he gave us the run down on where to go, what to see and where to buy provisions. We were in awe of his knowledge of the island. The information he provided us maximized our time and adventure!

Basically our favorite thing was waking up, having a leisurely breakfast outside, either poolside or on the deck. Followed by wonderful snorkeling adventures, literally right out front! Then a soak in the pool, lunch, snorkel, dip in the pool, early dinner while watching the sunset (which is AMAZING) and then maybe a movie! At the House of Bamboo you do not need to leave…

One thing I must add is that I have spent a good portion of my life in a kitchen, chopping, cutting, searing, broiling, etc.. You name it, I have probably cooked it to order a myriad of times. I MUST say that the kitchen is spectacular! All the tools you need for gourmet meals are there. I was extremely impressed, the kitchen was above and beyond my expectations and those are extremely high!

Everything at the House of Bamboo is completely luxurious and completely spotless.. We will stay there again and we look forward to some day taking some children along with us! This is simply the best place and best value on the island. If you are planning a trip, I would not spend a bunch of time looking at all the options the island has to offer, I would not waste time comparing resorts. I did that and I am 100% convinced that booking the House of Bamboo is the best decision of your trip that you will make. We booked 4 days but should have booked 40. Do yourself a favor and stay here!

Also, there is mention of the 100+ stairs up to the house. Piece of cake! I/We would easily climb 100,000 stairs to stay here, it is well worth it. Heck, we would climb 100,000 stairs to look out across the bay!

This is simply the best decision you can make.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indian Hills, Colorado
5

Incredible house and perfect Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to describe just house perfect this house was for us! We saw the House of Bamboo on VRBO months before we booked it but kept coming back to it as it looked gorgeous. When we arrived Bruce the new owner picked us up from the airport which we were really grateful for after such a long flight.

The house is up 125 steps (we counted them!) and so worth the climb as the view from the house is outstanding. The pool was perfect and the outside space just beautiful as behind you is nothing but trees and flowers and in front is that view!! The house itself is very comfortable but we just slept and cooked in it...other than that we spent most of our time outside either swimming, staring at the incredible views or watching the little birds who built a nest just outside the house hatch and feed their babies :)

The house would comfortably sleep 6 as two more bedrooms downstairs and the Pod House that is just down a few steps from our house (also owned by Bruce and Jen) would sleep another couple if you needed more room for a bigger party - the Pod House is also beautiful!

The house is a walk from the Costeau Resort and only about USD5.00 into town and cabs are easy to get so you're not too far out although at the house you feel like you're the only people for miles!

So, if you're looking for a perfect honeymoon this place is perfect! Kalisi the lady who cleans the house before you arrive is also an incredible cook, we'd highly recommend you getting her to cook her Indian and traditional Fiji dish for you. It's a great experience as you meet her at the market and buy the food and for an addition USD9 per person and her cab ride home, another USD 5 or so, she'll come up to the house and cook for you. She's such a lovely lady too and made the whole experience amazing.

Savusavu is not very touristy at all but we found a few cool places to eat and have a few drinks (by the way if you are drinkers bring as much duty free as you can as alcohol is seriously expensive at the liquor stores!!!)

We would definitely go back there but as we live in Denver it's a LONG way but the experience was just wonderful - the Fijians are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

So thanks Bruce and Jen....we SO hope we get back to visit again some time in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you Ben & Julie. As the new owners, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you sometime in the future! :) Bruce & Jen Pirate's Paradise
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Beaumont, AB CANADA
5

Exceeds All Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the Savusavu airport and were greeted by Bruce and Jennifer. On the way up to the House of Bamboo, they were kind enough to offer to stop in town so we could pick up a few groceries. They showed us where to buy bread and where to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at the local market. We did not expect this. They did not have to take time out of their day so we could stop and get groceries. It was very much appreciated and very thoughtful.

Once we got to the house they carried our baggage up to the house for us. After showing us around the house, we were left to enjoy our week long stay in paradise. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. No need for A/C as the ceiling fans in the house keep it comfortable. The house is fully stocked with appliances such as coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster etc. We found that they had everything here that we needed. If there is something that you can't find, but need, don't hesitate to contact Bruce or Jennifer.

The house does have power adapters for your electronics /small appliances and the owners also supply Pure Fiji shampoo/conditioner and soap. During our stay, we made use of the BBQ on the front deck. We should also mention that there is also a washing machine to do laundry while you're here. There is excellent snorkelling right infront of the property and split rock swim. Bring bread to feed the fish.

One thing I wanted to note is that The house is not within walking distance to town, however, taxis are cheap and will pick you up and take you into town for approximately $8 Fiji.

There are steps to be taken on the way up to the house. I would not recommend the mobility challenged attempt these daily. Having said this , the view at the top is worth it.

We had an opportunity to view the pod house. The pictures do not do this place justice. Whether you choose to stay at the pod house or the house of bamboo, you can't go wrong!

We celebrated our 10 yr wedding anniversary while here and enjoyed the romantic atmosphere Every day, we stopped to appreciate the million dollar view from the front deck and from the infinity pool. If I could give this place more than 5 stars ... I would! Bruce and Jennifer, thank you again for opening your home to us. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the great review. We would love to see you back. Bruce & Jen Pirate's Paradise
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5

A beautifully presented house situated on the hillside overlooking the ocean bay

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from two glorious weeks in this beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable house.

Although there are 100 steps upto the house (which may be challenging to some, those with mobility issues and especially small children) the view and privacy is well worth the climb. Without the climb you would not have the views of the ocean and the all day sun.

The house is very well equipped, with large comfortable beds and two bathrooms. The expansive wooden deck stretches out from the open plan living/dining/kitchen area and is covered which gives respite from the sun, if you should need it. The pool is a few steps from the deck(not suitable for young children as unfenced) and just perfect for cooling off, and watching the yachts go by.

Kitchen is well equipped, and ideal for self catering

As others have said there is great snorkelling just below the house : opposite culvert 63 there is a red buy indicating Split Rock which is a haven for a wide variety of fish and coral.

The house is several kms from Savusavu and although there is a bus service, we hired a car (small 4x4 as the road is unsealed). However, taxis are very inexpensive to use and very reliable.

Savusavu is very unspoilt and caters for the local population and the visiting yachts, so don't expect a lot of tourist items for sale. There are good supermarkets, two excellent bakers, and a wide range of shops. There is a very good butchers (Fiji Meats) and we used this several times buying there cooked chickens (go early and place your order then pick it up later in the day, and don't be put off by the exterior!). Alcohol is expensive but Sally's on the main street has a great wine cellar and reasonably priced...There are a number of places to eat(especially Captains Table at Copra Shed), and all a good price. We joined the Yacht Club at the Copra Shed which has a great bar, and atmosphere, just talk to the staff about joining..

We would highly recommend this house to anyone who wants to relax, refresh and renew...you'll not want to leave.

Bula vinaka.🐠!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

SPECTACULAR IN EVERY WAY

  • 5 of 5

Our time at The House Of Bamboo was wonderful. The infinity pool was amazing and is where we spent most of our time. The large porch was beautiful and a great place to relax and enjoy the view. The entire house is a little piece of heaven. The town, markets and restaurants are easily accessible by taxi and all are reasonably priced.

Cyclone Winston hit while we where there and we experienced how amazing the people of Savusavu are!! Brad and Therese showed us genuine compassion and concern and helped contact friends and family!! Would highly recommend staying here and will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys, so glad that you arrived home safe and sound and thank you for being such amazing guests, we certainly hope to see you back in Savusavu again, without the extra wind. Lolomas Brad & Therese
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5

Lomalagi!! Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Words are just not enough to be able to explain how wonderful The House of Bamboo and Savusavu truly is....but I'll try.

Therese & Brad have created a little slice of Fijian heaven in the treetops. The house felt like the luxury treehouse of your childhood dreams, & was set up in such a way as to have absolutely everything that anyone could want. Filled with beautiful paintings, items, traditional Fijian decor, & books. Pure Fiji products, beautiful linen & towels to spoil.

The bespoke kitchen cabinetry is absolutely beautiful, vasi wood tops, doors made from contrasting timbers, even down to the little brass seashell cabinet handles!

Every window revealed views of Savusavu Bay which was a constant changing scene, dawn, dusk cloudy and blue. We took hundreds of photos of the changing view.

Beautiful gardens surrounded us filled with various flowers & native fruit trees like Kura, Kavika. And a traditional Fijian Bure that we lazed under with wine & books even in the rain.

We went for morning swims pinching ourselves as we looked over our view completely hidden away from anyone. Watching the ferry slowly cruising in then jumped out of the pool and washed off under the outdoor shower...picked fresh passionfruit that was peeping out at us at the shower..then up to the deck for breakfast.

We swam in the evening under the stars and watched the lights of the Cousteau jetty below us.

My husband is Fijian & living in Australia was pining for food from home. We had planned to go out to restaurants etc on the trip...but we had too much fun going into the markets and buying our fish and market produce & cooking

It was hard to tear ourselves away from our little haven & hire a car for 3 days & explore.

We used Brads suggested car hire firm (listed on the very informative compendium) & they were beyond helpful...amazingly professional & polite service, Nadi could "take a leaf". We had an amazing couple of days exploring.

The property is perched very high at the top of alot of stairs, anyone with mobility issues just wouldn't be able to manage. My husband has really bad knees & I'm quite "rubanesqe" myself! & the stairs were fine. Also we were diligent to have mozzie coils going and never once had an issue.

A tropical depression passed & we had a 24 hour blackout, that was no problem.

Brad & Therese were simply amazing in every step of our process, they are born for hospitality. We cannot thank them enough for creating & sharing their beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks guys for staying with us, we certainly hope that you will return to Savusavu one day and that we have the pleasure of your company again. Safe travels and Vinaka Vakalevu for staying at the House of Bamboo.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Savusavu
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Savusavu
Nearest Beach
7 Metres

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.

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Rates & Availability

Savusavu House Rental Rates

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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

50% deposit at time of booking, balance due 60 days before arrival. USD indicative rate only. Payment is in Fiji Dollars. Nightly rate is FIJI$400 (plus govt taxes 25%)

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Amenities

Savusavu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
Notes:
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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