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Absolutely Waterfront - Otemanu Cottage!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4)

Otemanu (named after a fabled extinct Pacific volcano) is a comfortable, quality, open-plan styled two bedroom beach cottage of Melanesian influence. Warm hardwood timber floors and joinery fuse with modern appliances to give this property an exceptional ambiance both during the day and especially at night. Natural thatched roof, and coral features remind you always that you are in a tropical home by the sea.

Situated on a private 1/2 acre tropically landscaped lot ,15 minutes drive from Port Vila CBD, the property offers plenty of space for the family and has a 25m wide waterfront to explore the reef from. The coral reef is alive with fish.

Otemanu is well appointed for your stay with a WIFI internet connection, 42" plasma TV with DVD player and 500+ movie library. Bring your ipod or iphone as there is an iPod in sound dock. All modern conveniences are included as well as snorkelling equipment, hammocks, baby port-a-cot, and various games.

Otemanu looks out over the ocean to Hideaway Island and Port Vila beyond. The property is located only 400m away from a small boutique resort with restaurant and right in the heart of the "activities playground" which includes a public golf course, Zipline, Botanic Gardens, Mele Cascades, Zorbing, sea-kayaking, abseiling, The Beach Bar, dive sites and dive schools, Hideaway Island day trips etc. All of these activities are within 5 minutes drive from the cottage.

PLEASE NOTE: We are winners of Tripadvisor EXCELLENCE AWARDS and GOLD AWARD for our property!

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outside only.

Please note - The cottage configuration includes one Bedroom with King Sized bed and a second bedroom which has two single beds designed to be built together as a Super King sized bed if required. The lounge has a fold out sofa which folds out to a standard double. We also have a travel Port-cot suitable for infants up to approximately 15 months - please request if you require this for your stay...

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included); Hair Dryer (included);

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

What makes this house unique

Waterfront for swimming andamp; snorkelling. Only 12 mins from the airport and 18 minutes from town


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Absolutely Waterfront - Otemanu Cottage!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed there for 11 days in December 2015. The accommodation was excellent, with the furniture and beds etc being of high quality. There was an excellent range of pots, pans, dishes, plates, glasses, cups and sharp knives etc. These things matter when you're staying in self catering rental accommodation.

Mark and Joanna are great hosts who are always willing to help, but are also completely non-obtrusive. They live on the same property in a different house, but unless you want them they stay out of your way and could be a neighbour you haven't met. This actually takes a lot of skill and they do it very well.

Mark was at the house to meet us when we arrived and show us how things worked.

The house is at Devils Point Road, which is 15 to 20 minutes drive from the centre of Port Vila. The last five minutes drive on Devils Point Road is quite rough, but it is out of the hustle and bustle of Port Vila. We had a Rent-A-Car and while it is not necessary it is certainly an advantage as you are free to come and go when you want. For instance, we would go up to the black sand beach three or four minutes drive away for a swim every evening. Without a car this would have been a minor hassle.

While there is good snorkelling directly in front of the house, it can be a bit rough/difficult to get in to the water and our 10-year-old daughter, who is a very good swimmer and loves snorkelling, had difficulty getting over the rocks into the water.

Lastly, there's a number of restaurants/bars within five minutes of the house. Our favourite was the Beach Bar and the Friday night's Fire Show was just great and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Shefa Province House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 18 2017 - Jan 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 17 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Shefa Province House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 (King) - 1 king , 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming

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