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“Back again, still paradise...despite cyclone Pam!”
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What a way to start the day
Evenings for entertaining
Sun loungers and hammocks - perfect
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This is your aspect everyday in paradise
Our actual front gate and beach. Perfect for sunset walks
Private gated property
Large Tropical grounds
Large internal living areas
Open plan dining/kitchen
The pull out nook
Tasteful design
Gorgeous coconut hardwood furniture
infinity pool
daybed fare, great napping
Outdoor showers after that sea dip
privacy assured
our beach front
outdoor dining area
entertainers delight at night
Master Bedroom
Guest room
ensuite
balcony off guest room 1
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Port Vila, Efate

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AWTYblogg...
Mullumbimby, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Back again, still paradise...despite cyclone Pam!”
Reviewed 24 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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This was our second stay at Casa De Mar & we were the first guests back post cyclone. After the extensive & somewhat dramatic media coverage of the cyclone by the Aussie media, we were a little worried & not sure what to expect. The staff had worked so, so hard to get everything up & running& looking gorgeous for us. Glen, the owner, was great with constant updates on progress & reassurance. There were some trees missing or damaged in the back yard & the lights out there were no longer working, the pool fence was missing, which was not at all a problem for us as we have teenage kids. It was so lovely to see the amazing staff again & we were amazed to see that despite what they have been through they are still smiling. For the first 4 days we had no mains power, air conditioning or internet but luckily we were provided with a well maintained generator & a brand new BBQ so none of this was a problem. Sadly one of our favourite restaurants just down the beach was so badly damaged that it may not re open & we did miss having that as an option for lunches & dinners as you are about 25 minutes from town. Ripples restaurant just around the corner re opened on our last night which was great. This place is still the special paradise we remember & if anything, once the piles of tree debris are cleared, the beach out back will be more sandy & beautiful than before. The use of the dual cab is a huge bonus with CDM & we loved being able to easily get around by ourselves. The biggest asset is still the fantastic staff, they really make this place the total package. See you all next time. "Tangkiu Tumas!" Aaron, Danielle, Jake, Ethan & Lara

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Management Response
7 May 2015
Thanks so much for the wonderful review and was great to see you back. The team really enjoyed seeing you again and thanks for all your assistance in the staff home rebuilds.

You will be pleased to know the beach is all picture perfect, the new fire pit and seating all installed and even a new beach Faré. The pool fence also arrived in the containership and was installed.

Paradise is all restored.

Thanks for visiting us and look forward to your next stay

Vanuatu Executive Retreats.
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Rachel W
Wellington
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nicest place we have every stayed! Great location and excellent staff!”
Reviewed 17 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

We were a group of 6, family of four with grandma and grandpa. We stayed in Casa De Mar before the Cyclone in March. We feel honored to have been able to stay there! This house makes you feel special. Also, there aren't many areas in Port Vila that offer such a great location with sandy beaches. Our evening walks on the white sand while watching our sons swim in the cool rock formations was one highlight of many. We were also able to enjoy some amazing crayfish from a local who caught them for us and it was a bargain, plus adds to the experience. The house is gorgeous and comfortable and we felt very safe there. The staff were extremely attentive, but not intrusive. The house was spotless and the kitchen was nicer than my kitchen at home! FYI, There is a very interesting abandoned, never finished resort, down the beach. We hope to go back someday and we would recommend it to anyone!

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Liked best: The house, the pool, the beach, the people
Liked least: That we had to leave….
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Frodo65
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Exactly as advertised - paradise”
Reviewed 15 March 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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Stayed for 10 nights with family and friends. Location was beautiful and house was great. Fresh flowers and fruit on arrival. Very clean and Wendy and Asnet (housekeepers) as well as Tom the gardner did a great job looking after us. A couple of little maintenance issues, eg fly screen on bungalow didn't close properly and satellite on television not working but small in comparison to wonderful holiday we had. House had everything you could need for a comfortable relaxing holiday. Reading my book in the hammock was wonderful! Having use of the four wheel drive was handy for shopping. The pool was fully fenced which was great as we had a toddler. There were 10 of us do we used local driver Seth to show us around (recommended by owner). He also did airport transfers. A great holiday.

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Halstead2...
Havelock, New Zealand
1 review
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“Tranquility, peaceful , beautiful place .”
Reviewed 15 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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We stayed at Casa De Mar for 10 days with our two children .The villa is perfectly situated on white sands beach , 15 mins from the city of Port Villa . We loved every bit of our stay here .The villa was fully equipped with everything we needed , including a vehicle to use at our leisure . This is the perfect place to un wind and relax , while the children had the pool and an amazing beach to explore . We will defiantly be back !

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Mark D
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome location”
Reviewed 27 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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on my return visit to casa der ma,with my family 7 adults 2 children ,we had a fantastic time at this fabulous property,regretted not bringing my surf casting rod as I reckon the fishing off the beach would be great,would recommend dining at tamanu [next door]and ripples a couple of kms down the road,both excellent.enjoyed the blue lagoon and zip lining was awesome,turtle sanctuary best at high tide and you need cash ,le lagoon great place to take kids for swim and lunch ,also iriki and hideaway worth visiting,the weather was superb as was casa der ma enjoy.

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Liked best: location
Travelling group: Extended Family
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