Looking for a holiday home to buy or rent? This issue, we have selected some of the best in the ma rket.
Three Bedroom Lagoonfront Villa, Port Vila, Vanuatu.
This contemporary villa sits directly on the stunning entrance of Erakor Lagoon with an unimpeded view to the open sea beyond. Such is the pleasure of swimming and snorkeling in the pristine water at their doorstep that the current sellers, who have owned the property for the last ten years, never got around to building a swimming pool, which of course could be easily added. The flat cleared 1,735m2 site has a seawall and small private beach and a feature banyan tree. The prevailing south easterly winds cool the entire house, resulting in the air conditioning being rarely used. The main living area is open plan with high ceilings to take advantage of the light and views and the wellappointed bathrooms are stylish and spacious, with double sinks, baths and showers. Someone who travels on a regular basis will find the easy “lock up and leave” roller shutter system simple to operate and reassuring during their absence and there is also an alarm system and electric gate. The property could also be used as a holiday home or short stay rental and there are taxis and buses that pass frequently along a main roadway about 200 metres away. There is also a Toyota RAV 4 with only 20,000 kms on the clock available for purchase with the property. Several of Port Vila’s leading resorts and restaurants are within easy walking distance of this property, offering a wide choice of locations and dining styles. The inclusion of the chattels and quality furniture in the sale price means that a new buyer need only arrive and move in. Sale Price A$ 1,195,000. Douglas Patterson, Island Property, ph24630, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.islandproperty.vu.
forest or walk around the coast to the spectacular coral reef. There are a number of other beaches to choose from or use the kayaks provided to explore the bay and surrounding islands. This self-catering beach house has a fully equipped kitchen, including full size fridge/freezer, stove and microwave, plus gas BBQ and outside dining area on the large covered deck. It offers one double and one twin room, each with en suite shower and sliding doors opening onto the beach. All rooms have ceiling fans and fully screened windows and doors. Watch the sunset from your hammock on the deck and the fish jumping in the bay or spot a turtle cruising past. Spend lazy days swimming and sunbathing on your own private beach or if you’re feeling active, paddle up to nearby Matevulu Blue Hole or snorkel the reef on the other side of the island. Tours to other Santo attractions like Champagne Beach, Millennium Cave or Mount Hope Waterfall are easily arranged. Your hosts provide transfers to/from the airport and into town for shopping trips or they can do the shopping for you so you can make the most of your time in your own tropical paradise. Cost to rent the house for 4 people is A$330 per night, minimum stay 3 nights. Contact us for more information and availability.
Warren Moore, First National Santo, ph 77432832, email email@example.com, www.firstnationalsanto.com.