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“Perfect in every possible way”
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Port Vila, Efate

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kgreenwoo...
Melbourne, Australia
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“Perfect in every possible way”
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Eighteen months ago my husband and I stayed at a small resort on Coco beach and we saw Karibu House whilst out on a canoe one afternoon. We immediately loved it as it is so African looking and I spent many years in Africa as a child. I couldn't believe my luck when we decided to take our 4 teenagers to Vanuatu and I found Karibu House for rent and available!

The house is every bit as beautiful as I had hoped, probably even beyond my expectations. The open plan living is vast and there is a view of the ocean from every corner of it. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked with all the modern appliances, the furniture and decor is so beautifully tasteful - decedent but not opulent.

The three main bedrooms with bathrooms are all very much the same so there is no fighting over who gets a better room! The master is officially upstairs in the annex, but we preferred the bedroom off the other side of the house. Our teenage boys took it in turns to sleep in the master in the annex or the downstairs kids room. The teenage girls shared a massive bed in the other main bedroom behind ours.

The massive sweeping verandah's looking over the ocean are furnished to perfection with comfortable sofa's and chairs, a hammock and a swing chair. There is an outdoor dining setting and all the water toys you can imagine. You will want for absolutely nothing at Karibu.

Bryan and Valerie who manage the property are fantastic to deal with, they were available any time we needed to speak to them (which wasn't very often) and left us very much to ourselves to live the dream life in this amazing house.

I can highly recommend Karibu House - we are already talking to some friends about going back there with them. I think it's safe to say that the photos on the web do not do justice to this property - in real life, it literally takes your breath away.

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Liked best: The sweeping views and the house design
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Jul 2016
Thank you Kris and family for staying at Karibu. I am so pleased you enjoyed the property which as you say is just magnificent and provides all you can wish for in terms of a luxury self contained holiday villa.
We would love to have you back again one day

Bryan
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Banksy0_3
Buderim, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION SO AWESOME”
Reviewed 22 June 2016 for a stay in June 2015

This is a dream house for a dream holiday, not only do you open the door from the main house (and mind you the doors are hand carved oversized and insanely beautiful) onto the sparkling ocean with your own private waterfront. Sunsets watching the kids play in the shallows, snorkling straight off the front of the house at your own reef, plenty of activities to enjoy - stand up paddle boarding all without leaving the property. This is a tropical oasis where all your needs and wants are catered for. The layout of having your own separate room with the four poster king beds is huge! The details and love that has been put into this property is unsurpassed. We deemed it a privilege to be able to stay at such an awesome property do yourself a favour and stay here!

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Liked best: Location and design of home it is like your own resort
Liked least: roads are bad so just make sure you hire a 4WD or get something with high clearance
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Jun 2016
Many thanks for your comments and so pleased your enjoyed your stay. Karibu is a recent addition to our portfolio of holiday homes in Vanuatu and it is a sensational location and the house and amenities are all first class

Cheers
Bryan
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