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“Hospitable, beautiful, clean and simple”
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Absolute beach front overlooking Turtle Bay lagoon and the bay of islands
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Absolute beach front overlooking Turtle Bay lagoon and the bay of islands
Turtle Bay
Hand carved outrigger canoe and giant turtles on front gate
Paradise at Turtle Bay!
Living Room main house
Traditional carved black palm entrance tam tam
Coconut Plantation at rear of house
Enchanted mangrove forest next to house!
Bay of Islands
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Espiritu Santo

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Damien196...
Canberra, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hospitable, beautiful, clean and simple”
Reviewed 10 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018

We had a fantastic stay at the Turtle Bay beach house. Self contained accommodation, allowed us to combine in-house cooking with local market produce… And fancy restaurants not too far away when we did not want to cook. The Location is fabulous right on the waterfront, a magical massive hammock, free Wi-Fi and use of canoes and sup boards. Freshwater blue lagoons In an easy bike ride distance.. We will be returning to this delightful place for another holiday. And I would recommend it for anybody going to Santo. Thank you Alex and Willie for your hospitality and your generosity

Date of stay: June 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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gekelly
Adelaide Australia
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Excellent Beach House”
Reviewed 8 August 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We stayed here for 4 nights in May. We booked the 2 bedroom house plus one of the studios for another adult. Our itinerary to Vanuatu was thrown in disarray by the cyclone with domestic flights being cancelled however the owners were very understanding and helpful with our booking. When we could finally rebook our flights from Port Vila to Santo, the Villa was beautifully prepared for us (even though the weather the day before had been atrocious). The gardens were amazing and the location superb, right on the water with a great jetty over the sea. There were extensive water sports equipment available to us and I really enjoyed the early morning stand up paddle board. The manager, Liz, lived on a yacht moored out the front and she went through all the details upon arrival and checked on us throughout our stay.
The house was well built and provided all the facilities you could need. We loved relaxing in every area of the property, on the verandah, jetty, hammock etc. We cooked several meals on site utilising the BBQ. We enjoyed feeding the fish off the jetty and taking the kayaks out on low tide to the snorkelling area out from Turtle Bay Resort (look for the post in the ground and you will find the trench).
The information booklet (which is also on line) was very extensive and gave great information about the local area. We enjoyed a meal at Turtle Bay Resort, great pizza and dessert and then cocktails sitting under the coloured lights enjoying the company of their dogs!
Watch for the sunsets out the back with the coconut palms and then the beautiful moon rise over Malvanua Island.
I would highly recommend this house to anyone wanting to enjoy the beauty that is Santo. Definitely one of our favourite places.

Date of stay: May 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Aug 2017
Thank you for the wonderful review, we go to a lot of effort to ensure the house is fully self contained and equipped with a range of watersports gear to take advantage of our beautiful location in the bay of islands, Turtle Bay. The staff worked hard to clean up the house after the near mis by the storm so we are happy it exceeded your expectations!
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Jake K
1 review
“Amazing holiday”
Reviewed 28 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

I stayed in Turtle Cottage, and you can literally feed the fish from your balcony, it’s so close to the water! Compared to some of the other bungalows I saw around Santo, it was large, clean and comfortable and had a fully kitted out kitchenette. Although there was no air-con, the ceiling fans and traditional natangora thatched palm roof kept us cool every day so we didn’t miss it. Turtle Bay is an awesome spot for kayaking, lots of nearby islands to explore, dugongs, turtles, blue holes, crystal rivers and some great reef for snorkelling. The water is like a warm bath! Recommend paddling to nearby Matevulu Blue Hole – great swimming spot and huge rope swing!

Date of stay: January 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Jan 2017
Thanks Jake, sounds like you and your family had a ball! And Turtle Bay is an amazing kayaking destination!
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whereever...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing place to relax with a beautiful view.”
Reviewed 28 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I stayed here with my elderly parents for a few days and it was such a beautiful place to relax and chill out at, with your own jetty, beautiful garden, lots of lounges to relax on and great facilities . We really enjoyed the whole experience - wish we were there for longer.
Everything is well maintained and clean with comfortable beds.
We saw lots of fish off the jetty and went snorkeling out the front.
You are out of town away from everything but also have a resort within walking distance so have the advantage of being able to go up there for a meal or a few drinks if you don't feel like cooking.
They have thought of everything that you need for a few days or a few weeks - extra towels, water sport equipment, BBQ, torches, DVD's, music, books and a house phone to call local taxi etc. The manager met us on site and showed us how everything worked and gave us some great information on the area, a book was provided with tips and where to find things in case you forget..
We could not have felt more welcome - I have no hesitation in recommending this property.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: The view and overall feel
Liked least: Leaving to go home...
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Thomas H
Sunshine Coast, Australia
1 review
“Lay back and relax or get out and explore ? Do both !”
Reviewed 22 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We went to Vanuatu a few days after a busy Christmas and NYE schedule and looked forward to visiting a place that could offer us the typical laid back atmosphere of a remote pacific island paradise combined with wild and adventurous places that seemingly not many people go to explore.We found all of that and much more after a 2 hour flight and a short drive up the east coast of Santos at and near The Beach House in Turtle Bay.We stayed in one of the two bungalows and I can tell from having worked in 5 star hotels all over the world that The Beach House is not ordinary.From folded towels to welcome flowers the owner seems to have a fine eye for detail and nothing was spared.The cottage sits close enough to the edge of the water that you can throw your left over breakfast toast to the fish.There are all sorts of water craft available and the water was always calm and flat.There is a surf break a little off shore and the snorkelling spots are near and plentiful.
We went to a number of restaurants and bars in the vicinity of the The Beach House ,all of which were of very good quality and very affordable.
We felt comfortable ,relaxed and security was never a concern.Neighbours are friendly and locals in general are warm and welcoming.
If we get another chance to go to Vanuatu we will not bother searching around for alternatives as we don't feel the need to.

Date of stay: January 2016
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Liked best: Location,location,location
Liked least: Couldn't stay longer
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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