|Space||3,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
WHAT A BARGAIN:
LESS THAN $US25 per person per night ............. for our average group size of 6 people.
Compare this to backpacker rates here in Samoa which START from $US20 for a little box.
At Samoan Highland Hideaway you have the WHOLE house to yourselves with maximum comfort, privacy and the full functionality of your own home. Not even to mention produce from the plantation.
This executive home is beautifully appointed, completely enclosed and fully furnished. We are semi-off-grid with solar power (battery and mains back-up), rainwater tanks, and our own plantation. Mango, banana, papaya and avocado are a few pleasures awaiting you.
The main split level house has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, modern and fully equipped kitchen, 60’ long verandah opening on to a dream deck overlooking the private valley. This house is ideal for family and especially numerous couples.
The Main Dwelling: This split level home is set on a reasonably steep incline facing the northwest looking out over a small private valley. A beautiful modern kitchen opening onto the lounge room is surrounded by an enormous enclosed L-shaped verandah. Also upstairs we have the master bedroom adjoined by a full ensuite, another bedroom, full-size bathroom and laundry. Downstairs consists of 2 more large bedrooms, another full bathroom and spacious office adjoined by a reading room.
The verandah opens onto a new deck that gives you the impression of being on top of a mountain. You will love to experience the brilliance of the moon in its fullness and the wonderful evening breezes; not to mention our local coffee in the early morning. Serenity, extreme quiet, very secure and insect proof.
Aternative Traditional Samoan Fale: Our new but traditional Samoan Fale (home) will enable you to experience all the uniqueness of this very old Samoan design especially extremely effective ventilation. The ancient design has been unique only to the Samoan Islands. The oval shape is covered with by an extremely high and domed roof enhancing the fale's coolness. The interior is intricately hand finished with local materials bathing you in timeless Samoan tradition.
Maria is Samoan and Tim Australian, both living in Canada
TIm & Maria Walkden-Brown purchased this house in 1998
Located in the Samoan highlands above the capital city Apia away from the tourist traffic and business of city life.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:
me and the family really enjoyed our own space and quietness from everything
There was plenty of space for 8 adults and 1 pre teen so everyone had space to themselves
Maria and her helpers were amazing kind and helpful with anything we needed anything
Loved staying here and we definitely come back or recommend the beautiful house to other visitors
My family had a great stay in this beautiful, well kept home - we like to thank our host Maria who made sure we were all comfortable & safe - always made sure any amenities that was needed eg extra fan, rice cooker, Maria would attend to straight away - she would drop whatever she is doing to do this. Maria was always helpful and a pleasure to chat to.
It was good to have a dryer (main house) and Maria did not mind when you would use it (day or night) - loved the solar system invested in both properties and the house was very spacious ( we had 7 adults and 4 kids ).
The road going to Hideaway would be the only issue but our kids enjoyed it bouncing side to side thinking it was a ride :)
Thank you Tim & Maria - we have recommended this home to friends & family and hopefully when we return again would definitely stay here.
Ps Our kids are missing the dogs Snowy & Excel
Tucked away in Aleisa, we were greeted by the lovely Maria (owner). Clean Home which contains everything you need and more. A plantation of pineapples, pawpaw, avocado and bananas we had access too. Internet reception wasnt great but plenty of books to read. A safe place with friendly night security and grounds maintenance team.
WOW! Better then the photos. On arrival, we were greeted by Lena & Tepora who were both very welcoming. All the amenities were up to standard and the up keep of the gardens were amazing! The location was perfect and suited our needs, very private and well away from the main road. BUT, as the owners have mentioned, make note that the shared drive-way is very rocky and you will be best to have a 4WD or similar .We all enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely recommend this property to small & large families. Thank you to the ladies Lena & Tepora for the great hospitality. We hope to see you again on our next trip.
Lydwina T (New Plymouth, NZ)
Had a great time in Samoa at this property. Everything as advertised, safe secure property with comfortable amenities. More than expected spaciousness. Spent two weeks here seeing Upolu and enjoyed it. Tepora & Lena were helpful and friendly, as was everyone else we met in Samoa. Property was very beautiful true to photos, wonderful grass driveway. Kitchen was well equipped with gas stove, modern fridge, etc. Only a few over the air channels on the TV, but one showed a movie most every night. Corner store available right nearby within walking distance (limited) and large supermarkets available in about 20-30 minute drive.
Only concerns was lack of fans (only two rooms had ceiling fans) but Lena was able to get us a portable fan, and of course, the ever present tropical bugs. The screens do a good job keeping out the flying ones. A clothes dryer is available at the fale, but the house has a line in the yard and lines under the carport to dry despite the rain. The road from the main sealed road to the driveway can be a bit rough after seasonal rains, so enquire as to conditions.
Loved everything about this rental home. The homeowners were so sweet, accomadating and always made sure we had everything we needed. We fully intend to use this rental again for future travels to Samoa.
The ideal Vacation Home waiting for you in the highlands above Apia nestled on 2 1/4 acres with your own private little valley where delightful tropical breezes will relax you in the cool of the evening. We are in a quiet and secure isolation yet within a short drive of Apia, Faleolo International Airport, Paradise Beach, Cloud Nine Resort and many other fabulous attractions.
For your convenience additional services are available from our onsite staff such as: cleaning, cooking, island tours, babysitting, shopping. Inquire for further information.
Our Samoan Highland Hideaway is located in Aleisa East (pronounced Ar-lee-sar) approximately 20 minutes or 12 kilometers southwest from the Apia town clock. Village directions are used as follows: Apia, Lepea, along Papaseea Road to Ululoloa (near Tuaefu on map) then along Alafaalava Road to Aleisa East where you will turn right at the Sooula Store and finally down the dirt road to our gated driveway
Other Activities: Waterfall sliding
Golf: Faleata Golf Course boasts 18 holes underneath the beautiful backdrop of the Samoan highlands. The restaurant and bar are wonderful for an evening out being so close to the Samoan Highland Hideaway.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$182.95|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.