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Our house is located on the Samoan Island of Upolu, in the village of Saoluafata. If you are looking to completely get away from all the hustle and bustle of your busy life, this is the place for you! Located close to the capital city of Apia, you still have access to modern activities, groceries and hospitals. We would recommend renting a car to fully experience the whole island during your visit. It takes about three hours drive to get from one side to the other - you will experience pristine beaches, friendly natives, expert surfing, snorkeling, eco hikes, fresh water swimming & waterfalls with natural water slides. Visit the site of James Michener's 'Return to Paradise' at the beach of Matareva, starring Gary Cooper - filmed in 1953. Another main attraction is the grave site of Robert Louis Stevenson in the Village of Vailima. Visit the luxurious resort/spa 'Aggie Grey's' on the northwestern end of the island (adjacent to the Int'l airport) where the popular TV series 'Survivor' was filmed.
Located outside the house - but still inclosed....moreless
There are two bathrooms available. The first is located inside the house - incl. shower, sink and toilet. The second bathroom is located outside the house - incl. shower, sink and toilet. PLEASE NOTE! WE DO NOT HAVE HOT WATER! Most houses in the Samoan Islands do not have hot water as the average temperature is 86F/30C and very humid. You will find your evening shower refreshing and much needed!...moreless
Because of the primitive nature of this property, there are a few Samoan traditions you would need to know before your stay. We would also include free nightly security for your stay. PLEASE NOTE! WE DO NOT HAVE HOT WATER!...moreless
Away From It All
Duty Free Shops
Local Services & Businesses
Our house is located on the beach, giving you a great view of the peaceful South Pacific Ocean.....moreless
Our house is located directly on the beach! Only a stairway comes between you and the ocean....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
The dining table can seat up to six (6) people and is located adjacent to the kitchen....moreless
Seating for 6 people
Clothes lines - outside (clothing dries quickly in tropical climate)...moreless
The house is surrounded by a covered outdoor area that could be considered a porch. It is perfect for drying wet swim suit, towels, laundry, etc or just hanging out during the hot Samoan days....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
All year (remember Samoa is south of the equator, thus having opposite seasons as US or Europe).
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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This is a fairly new house (built 2003), located right on the beach! It is very secluded, yet close to town (approx. 15 miles) and very close to lots of fun activities and island attractions. If you want a true, Samoan experience you have come to the right place.
Year Purchased: 2003
About: I am a direct descendant of the village founders. My family has lived here since time began. Listing a 'year purchased' is really telling you what year the house was built. We are very proud to offer this house as a place for all to enjoy.
Why Apia: This is my family's land.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Staying here puts you directly on the beach. This is unique in Samoa, because typically you cannot just pull up to any beach and swim, rather, you must ask the chief permission (he most likely does not speak English) and pay a small fee for beach use. There are many Samoan traditions like this. Also, there are not many islands in existence today that aren't over run by tourism - this is truly a native experience that will change your life.