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Otemanu Cottage - Absolutely Waterfront!

Your tropical retreat on the water!
5.0 of 5 bubbles
35 reviews
Your tropical retreat on the water!
Bananas straight from the lush tropical gardens...
Enjoy your meals on the outdoor balcony overlooking the ocean...
Gorgeous tropical flowers are abundant in the garden...
Bedroom with Super King bed...
Bedroom with Super King bed...
Alternative bed configuration - can be set up with two single beds...
Comfortable lounge and TV area - DVD player and 500+ DVD library...
Dining and lounge area...perfect for entertaining...
Enjoy a glass of wine at the picnic table overlooking the water...
Relax in a comfy hammock and enjoy the view of the ocean and tropical gardens...bliss!
Otemanu - where your tropical holiday begins!
Sunloungers on the deck...
Night-time dining on the outdoor deck...
A romantic dinner on the outdoor deck...
Outdoor dining, BBQ facilities and a fully equipped kitchen...
Dual Vanity Bathroom
Internal Laundry with washing machine and dryer...
Leah and Graham - your housegirl and gardener during your stay...
Complimentary snorkelling gear for the family + reef shoes
Complimentary fruit and French wine on your arrival...
Sunrise if you are early!
Sunset from the bottom of the garden
Visit Tanna Coffee just down the road to enjoy fresh locally-grown coffee...
Don't miss the Fire Show at the Beach Bar, just down the road from Otemanu....
View from the deck to Hideaway Island
Amazing snorkeling on your front doorstep!!
Coral wall detail...
Dining area and fully-equipped kitchen...
Lounge...with plenty of magazines and books...
Indoor dining area...
Lounge at night...
A lawn big enough for the whole family to play...
Complimentary fruit basket, French wine and snacks on your arrival...
Bedroom detail...
Looking out to sea...
Beautiful hibiscus in the private tropical gardens...
Entrance to Otemanu Cottage...
Meet the beautiful people of Vanuatu!
Enjoy a walk along Devils Point Road...
The view from The Summit, just a few minutes walk from Otemanu Cottage...
Benjor Restaurant - 300m from Otemanu...
Coco de Mer Restaurant at Island Magic, just 200m from Otemanu...fabulous local fare...
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Port Vila, Efate

This is the place to be for a relaxing, tropical holiday! Otemanu Ocean Cottage is a little piece of Paradise - just waiting for your arrival!

Otemanu is a comfortable, quality, open-plan styled two bedroom beach cottage of Melanesian influence. Warm hardwood timber floors and joinery fuse with modern appliances to give this property an exceptional ambiance both during the day and especially at night. Natural thatched roof and coral features remind you always that you are in a tropical home by the sea.

Situated on a private 1/2 acre tropically landscaped lot ,15 minutes drive from Port Vila CBD, the property offers plenty of space for the family and access to the ocean to explore the reef which is alive...
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About the Owner, Mark S
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 28 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 35 reviews and 1 property
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tim c
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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A very nice well appointed cottage, comfortable and attractive. Good snorkelling, you can access the water via the nearby Island Magic resort ramp or walk out at low tide. Lot of Nemo colonies to see and good coral. Island Magic has an excellent chef, the lobster Mornay is memorably good. Very nice place to stay.

Jenny S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

What an amazing property! Clean, tidy and serviced daily by the lovely Leah! A beautiful spacious 2 bedroom house, well furnished, lovely bathroom.....and the veranda overlooking the water, I would never tire of! Although 20 mins from town, it was a great way to get to know the locals, as we were always offered a ride, be it by taxi, bus or just a passer by. We will be back...(maybe permanently) :) Thank you so...

Management response:

Jenny, it was so nice to have you and the girls stay in our little slice of Island Paradise, and of course you are welcome back any time you like...


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Peter D
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

After making our destination over the very primitive access road we were met by the owners wife who introduced us to the features . As welcoming surprise fruit was soon the table and a local phone with no credit supplied The double doors opened to the well kept garden leading to the ocean. Unfortunately a single bathroom made it awkward for 2 couples but everything was cl;can and well provided. The locality was quiet. The...

Management response:

Hi Peter, thank you for your feedback. We understand that you bid the cottage as a prize at a charity auction. We are very sorry that the property did not meet your expectations but are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Vanuatu. Tropical regards, Joanna + Mark


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Kid Friendly:
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 6 nights
16 Dec 2016 -
31 Jan 2017
3 nights
1 Feb 2017 -
28 Feb 2017
6 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Nightly rate includes housegirl/cleaner (weekdays only) and twice weekly grounds maintenance.
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How to get there
Airport: Bauerfield Intl Airport: 13.0 km
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