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Tatjana & Mario Hellenbrand

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, german, russian, Croatian, Lithuanian

Luxury homes for perfect relaxation with pool and incredible sea view

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Vanua Levu Villa Rental Photos and Description

Get luxury accommodation with pool and Wi-Fi broadband for a budget rental fee

In times where everybody wants to save money we offer you holiday homes with the best price performance ratio in whole Fiji at the best location of Savusavu.

Our Villa Vanilla Pool Apartments and our Villa Blue Banana you can rent for only 88 USD per day.

Our luxury Villa Vanilla Suite you can rent for 135,-- USD/day.

All rental fees includes two guests.

Pick up from the airport, maid service, final cleaning, WiFi broadband internet access and all Government taxes are in the rental fee included!

Our units are self catering with fully equipped kitchen.

We can organize a lot of activities for you like fishing and snorkeling - visit of a waterfall, the dolphins, a wonderful small island or the pearl farm - massage treatments - kayaking - river tubing - thermal bathing with hot spring water and and and....

We live nearby and assist 24 hours. You can get a mobile phone so you can call restaurants, taxis or ask for help in any situation. Savusavui is stretched over a 40 km wide area. Our units are the nearest to Savusavu downtown. Of your own choice you can walk, go by bus (50 Cent), call a taxi (4 USD). We have our own taxi driver named Rathnes who will bring you for a small fee to any place you want. A car is not mandatory necessary but if you want to explore the island we can organize a cheap 4WD rental car for you.

The villas and apartments are nestled into beautiful landscaped co-located lots about 80 m far from each other about 60 m elevated over sea level and have the 'one million dollar view' over the Savusavu Bay of the Pacific Ocean. We are the nearest vacation rentals to Savusavu downtown. For your entertainment you have Wi-Fi broadband internet access and a big swimming pool.

You can visit us on Facebook under: Fiji Holiday Rentals

Savusavu has no rivers and can never be affected of flooding!

Our Villa Blue Banana has a master-bedroom, a bathroom and a big living room with open dining and full equipped kitchen. Villa Blue Banana has also a large covered patio with a absolute stunning sea-view. To cool down you have access to a crystal clear big freshwater pool. From your patio/terrace you can watch unbelievable sunsets and the incoming yachts.

Our two luxury Villa Vanilla Pool Apartments are also for couples. They are very spacious with 700 sqf and have a living/bedroom, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. From their large covered terrace you have direct access to our new build pool! The view from inside the apartments and also from the terraces and pool is mind-blowing.......

The apartments are build on opposite sides of our 10 m pool and do not interfere with each other. A perfect possibility for friend to go together in holidays, You can be the whole day together around the pool but in the evening you have your own apartments.

The Villa vanilla Suite is our former residence and even high end resorts can hardly top her spaciousness, view and luxury.

A car is not compulsory. If you want to explore the island we can organize you a cheap 4WD rental car.. For people which like to hike it's no problem to walk to town. There are buses going 3 times a day (50 Cent). You can order a taxi (4 USD) or use our transport.

There is plenty to do in Savusavu. You swim and snorkel for hours in the Savusavu Bay (not dangerous), go fishing, visit the Pearl Farm, the Hot Springs or go to one of the two water falls not far from us, walk through the rain forest, listen the birds, watch the flying fox or relax on your terrace or in the pool. You can make a small boat trip and see the dolphins, go for game fishing and and and.....

Savusavu and Korovesi Area: Savusavu is a town with about 5000 habitants. Savusavu has all infrastructure with airport, hospital, Police Station, Post Office, supermarkets, market for fresh fruit and fish and all necessary shops for your daily demand. 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. Cars, bikes and motor scooters are available for hire. Savusavu is a haven for yachts so why not enjoy the calm waters of Savusavu Bay. There are a number of excellent restaurant options available from tasty curries to fine dining. Some of the high end resorts also offer dining.

Savusavu has Supermarkets, bakeries, liquor stores and wine shops and a local produce and seafood market is available in Savusavu township. Handicraft shops offer locally made souvenirs.

Savusavu has a good private doctor and also a government hospital.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Tatjana & Mario Hellenbrand (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german, russian, Croatian, Lithuanian

About Tatjana & Mario Hellenbrand

We are happy when our guests are happy..............

Tatjana & Mario Hellenbrand purchased this villa in 2007

Why Tatjana & Mario Hellenbrand chose Vanua Levu

Fiji is a great location! The people are very friendly, the vegetation is awesome and it is always warm. Savusavu has all infrastructure with airport, hospital, Police Station, Post Office and all necessary shops for your daily demand.

What makes this villa unique

Absolute privacy and a stunning view.


based on 27 traveler reviews

Luxury homes for perfect relaxation with pool and incredible sea view
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews
Brockville, Ontario Canada

If peace and quiet is what you want.....

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything we needed; Warm (understatement!) relaxed, peaceful and incredible views. It sits high on a hill. Yes, there are negative comments about this hill, but we enjoyed the excersise getting up it. The accomodation has a taxi driver you can call if you don't want to walk up, or if you are carrying a load. It is $10 per trip to and from town.

We stayed in the pool room villa. We spent a lot of time on the verandah just soaking in the views and enjoying the shade. It does not get tiresome!

The property is managed by Junior, and aided by two sisters, and they do a great job. I read comments about how they never got any housekeeping while they were there. When the sisters ask each day if you need anything, this is when you say ' i'd like clean sheets, or towels, or bathroom cleaned' They don't assume you want it done each day.

We did a day trip with another couple to The Blue Lagoon, and then the local Waterfalls which were fantastic.

There is a also a kayak that is available to use, along with snorkel equiptment. We took the kayak out for a few hours, and skimming over reefs and seeing the colourful fish was wonderful.

The town has a wonderful fruit and veggie market, and Fiji meats where you can buy super quality meats. It also has several grocery stores.

This holiday was very relaxing for us, and was just what we needed after a busy work year.

We flew into Savusavu and got a complimentary pick up from the airport, but we got a cheaper flight back from Labasa, which was a $100 taxi ride, but it was worth it for the incredible scenery and seeing the other side of the island.

We would return to this place :-)

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea for your nice words. Always there is the possibility to do something better. I promise you and other future guests that we will work hard to provide an even better service! While we are at it I would like to say that the price for taxi town transfer is 10 FJD (4,5 USD) and the airport transfer from Labasa 100 FJD (45 USD). I hope we will see you again one day! Bula Mario
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Excellent Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Korovesi Sunshine Villas are perfect for those wanting a private stay away from the big resorts but with all the luxury you need! Mario and Tatjana were very helpful when we needed them and we still felt like we had privacy when we wanted as well. The villas are situated about 5 kms from town at the top of a dirt road, so yes, you have to call a 4wd cab (they provided a cell phone and cab driver whenever necessary) or walk the hill. We did both, for early morning pick-ups before SCUBA diving trips we arranged a cab, but often times we walked to and from the shore or to the bottom of the hill to catch a cab into town. And the benefit of being at the top of a hill is the views. We loved the terrace looking out over the bay and spent many afternoons cooling off in the pool. The villa was furnished beautifully and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need to cook easily. My husband and I would highly recommend this property and we look forward to coming back on our next trip to Fiji.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Blue Banana. The view is spectacular, and the accommodation is spotless and comfortable, with everything you need. There is an excellent, large shower. The tap water is very nice, and safe to drink. The pool is clean and refreshing, and the gardens are very lovely, with beautiful birds. There is excellent snorkeling nearby, and good diving in the area. The hosts, Mario and Tatjana, go out of their way to make your stay terrific, and we enjoyed connecting with them again. There is a lively market in town. The people are very friendly - get your "Bula" ready!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful short stay, recommended! :)

  • 4 of 5

Hi there! I stayed at Maracuja for 5 nights in June 2014. I really enjoyed my stay. The views were excellent, there is a pool right down the steps which is lovely. A very lovely large patio as well, beautiful back yard! The villa is spacious and was clean when I moved in. There are actually three bedrooms, but I only needed one. Mario was very helpful with everything that I needed, and he was very generous with topping up the internet as I definitely used a lot of internet (downloading movies).

I would definitely recommend the stay, as it is a very nice area and a decent price too! Thank you Mario for the wonderful stay, look forward to staying with you again.

A few things to note, but not deter you from staying!

1. Taxi is by 4WD taxi only, 10 FJD to or from town. Get their numbers so that you can arrange pickup or drop off.

2. The villa Maracuja could use a little TLC on the wooden floors in the living room, several of the floor boards give when walking on them and are about to break.

3. Some of the lights dont work in villa Maracuja, or if they do I could not find a switch to turn them on. Labelling switches would be very useful for visitors.

4. More towels could be provided to the guests. Two towels at least. I asked Mario for towel and he provided.

5. There is no laundry in the villa. You have to arrange this with Mario. He picked up on Saturday and dropped off on Tuesday. Just so you are aware.

Enjoy your stay. Savusavu is so beautiful, and the area where this rental property is located is absolutely stunning. Fiji people are very friendly and I will have pleasant memories from my stay. All the best to you.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

My recent stay at Korevesi Sunshine Villas was only out shined by the hospitality of my hosts, Mario and Tatiana. I stayed in the house which was well appointed, comfortable and just oh-so relaxing. It provided the privacy and peace I craved. Aside from a couple of burnt out bulbs, that Mario immediately replaced, the place was in really good repair, including all the appliances.

As hosts Mario and Tatiana went far above and beyond, to include providing a complementary loaner cell phone-a real tourist luxury. They were also a real font of absolutely invaluable information. Savusavu is not the type of tourist destination where you're bombarded with information (one of the great charms of this island), you have to figure some things our for yourself and they made it very easy.

It also spoke volumes that in a town where literally everyone knows everyone, I only heard glowing reviews.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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most relaxing vacation / crazy views / unbeatable price

  • 5 of 5

i am a solo female traveler in her 30s who recently stayed with mario and tatiana for 8 days.. they were like my young, fun adoptive parents who took really good care of me during my vacation, while still giving me my space to enjoy myself as i pleased

....caring things like giving me a cellphone to use for taxi rides and always asking if i needed a ride into town when they were going and inviting me to dinner at their house.. and then cool things like making sure i had plenty of peace and quiet during the day by my private hilltop pool when i was not out on an adventure and giving me snorkel gear that a previous guest had left behind

before my trip, mario was very, very responsive via email, giving me great suggestions for diving and activities before i even booked with him.. while i was there, he arranged for me to go out with "the boys" and learn handline fishing and fuji-fuji, which is a fijian style of fishing using a chicken feathers on a hook.. it was one of funnest/coolest experiences of my life and that's saying a lot considering how extensively i have traveled the past 15 years

the price to stay with them is unbeatable.. all units are huge, airy, clean, well-appointed and built with high quality materials.. the price should have been triple just for the view alone

one thing to note: this property is challenging to access.. as a very fit and active person, i found the hike up the steep hill extremely difficult and well worth the $10 cab ride.. the tradeoff/upside is that this means you will enjoy the most quiet and relaxing vacation of your life there with absurd views

definitely go to the waterfalls with radnesh, their dedicated cabbie.. he is a cool friendly guy and good friends with the chiefstress's daughter who will take you onto the village land, which makes for a much less touristy experience than other visitors probably experience..

i also requested dinner to be made on the property each night.. delicious and convenient after a long day in the sun.. very happy that this was an option

ocean people, dive through koro sun dive and snorkel at split rock

i couldn't recommend this place highly enough.. i hope i can come back to stay with mario and tatiana every year..vinaka again for the best vacation of my life!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: not necessary

Our small boutique resort has three units: Villa Blue Banana and our two Villa Vanilla Pool Apartments. We are elevated and have a incredible view on the Savusavu Bay. Savusavu is streched over 40 km. Our units are the nearest vacation rentals to Savusavu downtown. For your entertainment you have a big freshwater pool and Wi-Fi broadband internet.


Rates & Availability

Savusavu Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pool Aptm & Villa Blue Banana
Dec 30 2015 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Villa Vanilla Suite
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Vanua Levu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Radio
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • bay/sound
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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