This is by far the most unique and Vanuatu original house on Efate
Lovingly renovated from a beautiful artistic icon into a fabulous luxury waterfront home, while still retaining all of the original charm.
The floors on the main floor have been changed to tile since these photos were taken.
List Price US$ 395,000.
This property would consider a long term (12 months) lease with an option to purchase with VT250,000 per month. Furniture may be purchased separately.
The 2.5 acre property is extensively landscaped and more like an art gallery with original murals, paintings and carvings as well as rare antiques and treasures acquired throughout the world.
The house was designed to take advantage of the incredible views and marvellous sunrises over the water, as well as the prevailing breezes to enjoy the wonderful climate in sunny Vanuatu to the maximum.
There is a spacious 5 meters by 10 meter covered Veranda where most of the living and entertaining takes place. This overlooks the ocean, Hideaway Island and Port Vila and is shuttered just in case of less than optimal weather. Local timbers, coral and shells have been used extensively to create a wonderful home that just oozes with character. There is even a central tree truck post in the middle of the house right up to the 12 odd meter exposed atrium roof with 4 skylights. The property itself is about 14KM from the centre of Port Vila around the bay, about 20 minutes drive from town.
A one of a kind kitchen with solid natural local timber bench tops, semi -commercial oven, 5 burners including a wok burner, walk inn pantry and ample cupboard, storage and work space. There is a servery to the covered veranda area directly from the kitchen making it very easy to entertain in the spacious undercover area - perfect for the topics.
A magnificent master bedroom suite has been added to this property with the finest of wood finish with fanned pitched high ceiling. The floors are excellent quality tile. The original exterior coral wall was enhanced with glass block to create natural light throughout with a porthole and large windows with screens to allow for maximum view into the mountains and breeze through the double doors leading to the guest loft. The room is currently furnished with a full wardrobe and mahogany king sized bed with canopy and two side tables with sufficient room for a sitting area and boasts a full walk in wardrobe on the opposite end with plenty of storage space.
The master en-suite bath with cut coral wall, glass block and high privacy windows, vanity with cut stone sink and Indian dhow wood mirror is a dream come true for anyone looking for luxury in Vanuatu. The massive stainless rainwater shower is complemented by a separate hand held sprayer in an area large enough for two.
The centre piece of the house is the almost 10 meter tree trunk stretching all the way from the floor to the apex of the roof with a winding timber staircase up to the loft bedroom complete with a toilet and hand basin. This area currently features a queen sized pull out bed for additional guest and for an indoor living area.
There is a 2 metre round window in the main part of the house giving the area a magical feeling of the indoors melding with the outdoors in a nautical feel with portholes throughout the property. The large round window at the apex of the roof is like the and the moon both being a part of the home which is Rainbow’s End.
The main floor bathroom is definitely one-of-a-kind ! It features a full length bath with tiled steps leading up to it and painted window behind it. A magnificent macramé curtain frames the features window perfectly. There is plenty of storage space for all your goodies. A large timber framed mirror is on the wall behind the hand basin. The separate shower continues the theme of natural timbers, feature painting on the walls and rich colours reflecting the amazing colours of the ocean outside. The vanity has been hewn out of rich local timber and complements the bathroom perfectly. Even the door and drawer handles are made of local driftwood. Through the main bedroom is a spacious and well planned wardrobe.
The Main Downstairs Bedroom
This room also continue the theme of the topics with palm tree murals on the walls and on the windows and the rich local wood features. There is a floor to ceiling, wall to wall wardrobe with loads of cupboard space, as well as a connecting walk-thru linen storage area, connecting to the bathroom. This room features exposed beams, a recessed, timber lined bookcase perfect for your favourite pictures or books or both, as well as ceiling fan.
Second Downstairs Bedroom
This room with private entrance and view to the sea can hold a queen sized bed, wardrobe and dresser. There is a ceiling fan and shuttered window covers. Great for extra guests or children.
The Self-Contained Studio Apartment
This is perfect to accommodate your family or friends when they visit you in your new island home, as they are sure to do. Being fully self-contained with its own entrance and bathroom ensures privacy for your visitors, when privacy is needed. A fully functional kitchen complete with microwave, fridge and built in electric burner for that quick meal of fresh or crab direct from the ocean. A queen sized bed, ceiling fan and a TV a DVD player ensures that your visitors can enjoy a great night's sleep with sound of Ocean and waves in the background. Could also be used as rental income is it has it’s own entrances and paths down to parking and the sea.
The magnificent landscape grounds
What can one say about the 2.5 acres of grounds..... fully landscaped, manicured, beautiful, lush, colourful, fruit tree filled, spectacular, brilliant and totally secured with a massive front gate and walled in the front and where the adjacent properties. There is a solid hibiscus wall around most of the property and countless tropical plants, coral bloc burn pit, compost station and nursery with water outlets running down the property. Meandering driveway for 100 meters to the house winds through lush establish growth.
White sandy area by the ocean can be easily re- added to the rock pool perfect for entertaining or watching the sunrise over the bay and enjoying your own private rock pool and exceptional snorkelling just off your property.