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Gavin Vanderplank

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Escape To A World Of Decadence With Fiji's Newest Luxury Villa

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Vanua Levu Villa Rental Photos and Description

Luxurious new five bedroom villa with panoramic bay views

***On 15 August 2014 travel specialists at Andrew Harper selected Korovesi Villa as the only property in the South Pacific to be listed on Luxury Rentals by Homeaway***

Korovesi Villa (3 meals daily included as of Sep 2014) is situated on eight manicured acres enjoying majestic panoramic views of Savusavu bay. It is located only 10 minutes from Savusavu airport and just down the road from the famous Cousteau Resort, and is the perfect location for a luxurious South Pacific experience. The estate was designed by award winning Australian architect Madeleine Blanchfield, and no expense has been spared in ensuring guests are accommodated in style. The villa is ideal for a large family reunion, a group of friends, or even a couple that wants a small 'resort' to themselves.The villa is comprised of seven separate buildings on two levels. The kitchen, living area, spacious master bedroom and infinity pool comprise the upper level while the lower level (connected by a 30m pathway) houses four ‘bures’ (two with queen beds and two with triple bunks, enabling the villa to comfortably sleep six adults and six kids). There are two beautiful formal eating areas, one indoor and one outdoor, each with expansive views of the bay and the lush green mountains beyond. The open-concept kitchen is designed with a separate food preparation area, and there is the choice to have food cooked in a conventional oven, large wood-fired pizza oven, gas bbq, or Webber bbq. It is very well equipped with two dishwashers, two fridges, as well as expansive cupboard and counter space. There is a traditional lovu pit (Fijian earthen oven) at the rear of the house which also has a spit bbq and a separate outdoor dining area set in lush surrounds. The lower level bures are organized in sets of two with each set comprising two rooms. Each set has has a queen bed in one room, and is connected to a second room with three king single bunk beds via a shared bathroom. The rooms all enjoy stunning views of the bay and each boasts a private deck and hammock. A separate massage 'bure' is located amidst the branches of an enormous rain tree. The boat shed is located at the water level and houses mountain bikes, kayaks, snorkeling equipment and golf clubs, all of which are all included for use during your stay. There is also the option to hire to hire our boat (a 23 ft skiff) which can be used for fishing, diving and water sports. There is a playing field with stunning views to the rear of the villa where guests can enjoy volleyball, basketball, footy etc, and there are activities to wear down the most energetic of kids (trampoline, flying fox, rope swings etc. etc).The five friendly staff will ensure you are well looked after during your stay. They will cook, clean and do everything to ensure you have a truly relaxing holiday experience.

For your added security, please note that this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments to be sent to overseas bank accounts

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Gavin Vanderplank (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Gavin Vanderplank chose Vanua Levu

We purchased the property after falling in love with the planet's friendliest locals, who reside in one of the worlds most beautiful locations. The awesome fishing in the Savusavu bay area helped clinch the deal! We then spent two years building our dream home

What makes this villa unique

The amazing panoramic views over Savusavu bay and the worlds most exquisite sunsets


based on 10 traveler reviews

Escape To A World Of Decadence With Fiji's Newest Luxury Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Best family holiday - ever!

  • 5 of 5

A little paradise. Very much a case of under promised and over delivered - the suprises just kept coming. Beautiful setting, excellently maintained, unsurpassed views and lovely staff. Perfect for family get togethers or groups of friends. Fishing is superb - definitely hire the boat for the week. Lots of activities eg tubing, snorkelling, visits to nearby islands for picnics, fishing. Layout of the house and villas ensures everyone has space. Best family holiday - ever!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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BULA . . . Welcome to Korovesi Villa!

  • 5 of 5

From breathtaking views from the plane,we travelled over the hills and far away to a hidden paradise. From lush green fields on one side to the ocean on the other. From the moment of arrival, BULA . . Welcome to Korovesi Villa! It was the greeting that struck a chord with all in the family. From the deck are spectacular views of the ocean in all her glory. It is known that the best way to soak up the new surroundings is to ask a local … the Villa staff here are nothing short of AMAZING! Service orientated elements at the Villa were excellent! There was an extensive range of land-based & ocean activities available and not to mention the interaction with the local township – exposure to the culture /tradition was most evident when the wonderful staff organized a lovo night, kava ceremony and a highlight ... the Diwali Festival of Lights! I have taken home with me the warmth and hospitality of the AMAZING staff at Korovesi Villa, their love of life and their Bula smiles! I cannot recommend this stunning villa and staff more highly ... ( Mahesh, Monica, Sovaki, Jack, Vika, Use & Nora)! Thankyou for making this holiday a birthday my sister and family will never forget!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday in Paradise - Best Ever

  • 5 of 5

We arranged to have my extended family stay at Korovesi Villa for my 50th birthday. there was 10 of us from 10yrs old to 86yrs old. The property itself was more then we could have expected, comfortable and luxurious. The manager, his family and staff that looked after us and provided all our catering and needs went beyond what we thought was possible, and made our holiday very unique. The catering for us was outstanding and service impeccable. The night of my birthday a Fijian Feast was arranged with a pig on the spit and freshly caught fish done in the lovo pit and many other fijian dishes to accompany this. The staff surprised me with the most beautiful decorations, cake, and we had a kava ceremony and the bulla band, a very wonderful evening for all. We were fortunate to be there when "the festival of lights' is celebrated, and enjoyed a day of cooking speciality Indian cuisine, dressing in traditional dress and watching endless fireworks through out the night, and very thankful to the staff for this experience. We booked the boat for our week and our fishing experiences, daily, were wonderful and the variety of fish caught endless, and cooked in a variety of ways to perfection. The trip to Shy Guy beach was a wonderful day. Each day we had numerous choices from snorkelling, tubing. fishing, shopping, flying fox, walking or just relaxing and enjoying the pool, we achieved doing all and loving each day and the variety. We have travelled to Fiji before and have never had such an amazing holiday in our own resort and no crowds. Korovesi Villa is a piece of paradise with beautiful staff and truly outstanding. The owner Gavin was a pleasure to deal with and we look forward to coming back in 2015.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We visited Korovisi with 12 family members on a return trip back to the USA after spending time in Australia. The place is awesome. We booked the two boats and used them extensively for trips to Shy Guy Beach and the trip to a local village to see and swim in a waterfall. We did a few snorkeling and tubing trips as well. I am an avid fisherman and spent most mornings out on the 25' Blackwatch catching lunch and dinner. We caught mahi mahi, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, trevally and walu which is Fijis version of the king mackerel. Renting the boats really opened up the water activities for us. The family really enjoyed hanging around the infinity pool and soaking up the Fijian sunshine. The staff was very attentive and cooked many great meals for us all. We took Gavin's recommendation and hired a Bula band and did the lovo pit one night which was a real treat. I would highly recommend this beautiful villa for anyone wanting to get away from the resort crowd and spread out over 8 manicured acres. This place is everything the pictures represent and more.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was incredible. We had a vacation of a lifetime. From the moment that we arrived on island to the moment we left everything was smooth and easy. The staff were extremely helpful and met all our needs, above and beyond. The villa was not had anything and everything we needed but was in perfect exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to our next trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Korovesi for 10 nights but could have stayed for weeks and weeks more. The photos do really convey how beautiful the place it. The house is fantastic, the staff are fantastic, the whole experience was fantastic.

This was the best holiday we've ever had.

I highly recommend this place. Do not bother looking anywhere else. You will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
savusavu yacht club
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
koro sun
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
coasteau resort
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

The area has beautiful weather all year round and is a paradise for fishing, snorkelling and diving. While Savusavu is situated on a bay there are some pristine private beaches in the middle of the bay (accessible by boat).


Rates & Availability

Savusavu Villa Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 25.0%

There is a 25% government tax in addition to the nightly rate.
Nightly rate is based on 6 adults and 6 children or 8 adults. Surcharges apply.
For your added security, please note that this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments to be sent to overseas bank accounts.
Check in time is 4pm, check out time is 10am

25% to confirm booking, the balance 15 days prior to arrival

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Vanua Levu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The main bedroom has an ensuite. Each pair of bures is interconnected by a single ensuite. There is a half bathroom off the living area and a separate outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • Note that bedrooms 3 and 5 contain bunk beds with a trundle underneath. They have king-single mattresses and each room can sleep 3. The lounge has two large couches which could also be used as beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Mountain bikes/ Kayaks/ snorkeling equipment included. Fishing vessel (23 ft skiff available for AUD 140/day, 5 day min,skipper and fishing gear included). Airport transfers included (AUD 150 surcharge each way for Labassa airport transfers) Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am

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