We recently spent 13 days in Vanuatu for our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted somewhere to stay with our family. We found this wonderful home. The position was great - we were a 10 minute stroll down the beach from a resort where we could get breakfast or dinner and 2 kilometres from Ripples - great for lunch or dinner.
We were very well cared for by Asnet, Wendy, Philip and Seth - they made our stay very memorable - nothing was too much trouble for any of them.
There were 3 couples and there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own personal space.
We were very sad to say goodbye to everyone - we will be back.
We stayed at Casa De Mar for 5 nights with friends & our 2 children (9 &14) to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We also decided to hold a vow renewal ceremony while there. What an amazing home it is, in fact we loved it so much that even though we were supposed to move to a different property we decided to extend our stay. Photos really don't do it justice! There was a very well equipped kitchen & pantry, which we found great to prepare meals in. The house itself is very spacious & we didn't feel like we were all living on top of one another. The kids really enjoyed the backyard beach under the shady pandanus trees & spent hours looking for crabs. The pool is a good size & the beautiful ocean breeze was perfect. There are plenty of living/sitting areas so you can all spread out & have quiet time when needed. The staff, Wendy, Esnett & Phillip were the highlight of our stay! They were so warm & helpful & amazing with the kids. They were always offering to do things to make our trip really relaxing, washing, ironing & even taking the kids for walks & teaching them things. Nothing was ever a problem. In fact, on the morning of our vow renewal ceremony the staff took our kids & snuck around collecting frangipani's to decorate our bed, a spot for the ceremony & make bouquets as a beautiful surprise. They honestly spent hours making everything look gorgeous & our kids really loved being involved. We will never forget that morning, just amazing! We found Glen the owner to be fantastic & super helpful, really going above & beyond so we would have a great time. There is wifi here also, which we all used & found the speed to be pretty good for Vanuatu.The use of the dual cab was also a big bonus as you are about 20 mins away from groceries & it was nice to have a vehicle to get us around. There is also a great restaurant just up the beach,Tamanu on the beach, which I would thoroughly recommend. Great food, beautiful outlook & good cocktails. Best food we had in our 2 weeks in Vanuatu. If I was to add one small negative it would have to be the mattress on the bed in the master bedroom, It truly was like sleeping on a rock :( Overall, a fantastic place to stay & wonderful experience. We can't wait to come back & see you all again!!!
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We couldn't have chosen a better location for a family holiday with 4 adults and 6 young kids.
The house is spacious and beautifully decorated, and the yard was a wonderland for the kids, safely fenced from the beach access out front and plenty to keep them occupied for hours.
Having a car included is like gold there, because rentals are expensive. Very convenient for visiting local attractions
We loved the staff who did our dishes, laundry and minded the babies, such a treat.
A short walk down the beach is a top vanuatu restaurant open from breakfast till late. And a short walk the other way to private coral beach pools.
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