We all like a bit of pampering and having a holiday in a ‘palatial home’ is, well, nice. In Vanuatu, this is not only possible but affordable to those without a 6-figure salary. Built by English couple Bryan and Tracy Blake and managed by Vanuatu Luxury Homes, Villa Champagne has it all, including a grand staircase and a piano. Located in white sands beach, the three-acre property has a 100 metres of white sand beach, a four-bedroom 750m2 main residence and two self-contained two-bedroom cabanas.
A grand feeling of space is the theme throughout this lovely property; the living room area has huge entertainment and dining spaces, high ceilings, and French doors that open onto the massive swimming pool and ocean beyond. The Villa comes with all mod-cons, including satellite TV, DVD library, WIFI, big BBQ and outdoor entertaining areas, tennis court, two full-time house keepers and even your own vehicle; a Hyundai 12 seater people mover is included in the tariff.
The main residence has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The oversized master bedroom is located upstairs in the west wing and has a huge en-suite and large French doors that open completely onto a big, wide veranda with amazing views of the ocean. The east wing has three separate bedrooms and two bathrooms, all uniquely decorated and with verandas facing the ocean.
The property has been recently upgraded, including refurbishing of the bedrooms and new appliances in the kitchen to make sure that you really have everything that you could possibly need.
The luxury holiday experience starts as soon as the plane touches down in Vanuatu. Upon arrival, guests are met at the airport by their transfer driver, welcome kit and bottle of champagne in hand, and driven to Villa Champagne, with a grocery stop in town to get all needed supplies for that perfect stay. Vanuatu Luxury Homes have truly thought of everything – those arriving after-hours can put in their shopping list ahead of their arrival and VLH will do the shopping for you.
If cooking during your holiday is not on the list, fear not, Villa Champagne is a short stroll from lovely Tamanu Resort and Restaurant and a short drive away from Ripples restaurant (tip: Ripples’ Sri Lanka curry is a must-try, truly delicious!). A 15 minute drive will take you to world-class Eratap Resort and family-friendly Aquana Resort and town is only a 20 minutes drive away, close enough but far enough for you to enjoy the pristine seclusion and beauty of tropical Vanuatu. Villa Champagne can also organize for you to have your own private chef; yes, absolutely no shortage of luxury here! And if you thought that this is lavishness you can’t afford, think again, rates start at AU$850 per night for the main villa, for a maximum of 8 people with each cabana being AU$250 extra per night and catering for another 4 people. Booking the whole property will sleep a maximum of 16 guests.
Perfect for groups of extended family and friends, wedding parties, birthdays and other celebrations, it is possible to rent only the main villa or the main villa and one or the two cabanas. But regardless, guests will have exclusive use of the property during their stay. For larger groups, Vanuatu Luxury Homes has another two properties nearby, able to accommodate the extra friends and family.
Specialising in the holiday home market for five years and with 13 years experience in Vanuatu tourism market, Vanuatu Luxury Homes have 34 listings as part of their website portfolio. From two bedroom cottages to grand mansions as Villa Champagne, and with locations all around Efate, they have a holiday property for every taste and need.
Villa Champagne has a minimum of five nights booking policy but, exceptions can be made to fit in with flight schedules and during low season. During February and March, look out for their low season specials and local special rates.
Rates include vehicle. Airport transfers and stocking the pantry with delectable items carry an extra charge. Check Vanuatu Luxury Homes website to book your perfect trip www.vanuatuluxuryholidayhomes.com.