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Incredible View - Home - Gardens! Swimming Pool.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

UCUILAGI - Matei, Taveuni Rental Home

Ucuilagi translates roughly as ‘From the Sea to Heaven’

ABSOLUTELY one of Taveuni's most spectacular and meticulously maintained properties.

Ucuilagi invites you and your family to experience a very special house offering one of Fiji’s most unique and private properties. All rooms & swimming pool feature breathtaking unobstructed panoramic 180 degree views over the ocean, off-shore islands, and glorious sunsets. In fact, the incredible views from Ucuilagi may very well be the most spectacular of any home in all the Fiji Islands.

Walk through the magnificent tropical gardens on this expansive two and a half acre property to your private home with stunning sea and island views. Beautifully constructed, Ucuilagi is built of solid wood and consists of two large bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious kitchen, dining room, living room areas.

Bed configurations can be any combination of king-size bed or twin beds. Interior area 1600 square feet and 800 square foot patio. Floors are of beautifully polyurethaned Fijian hardwood (Vesi). The house is positioned on a bluff overlooking the sea to maximize the spectacular views and sunsets.

ADDITIONALLY on the property, for larger families there is a lovely second house situated by the main house. This second 400 square foot home features two-bedrooms, one-bathroom, and five twin-size beds and is equipped with a small refrigerator as well as coffee/tea making facilities.

House staff [Isoa & Peni] live on property in a separate house. All housekeeping chores are taken care of on a daily basis [except Sunday]. Isoa & Peni are indigenous Fijians and love to share their culture and to arrange traditional Fijian experiences for our guests.

Several restaurants are within easy walking distance. Several additional restaurants are within a five minute drive. Grocery stores are also nearby. Dive shop nearby.

ISLAND TRANSPORTATION: Ucuilagi rental INCLUDES a new four-wheel drive 2.8 ltr Toyota Hi Luxury twin-cab pick-up truck. Fully loaded including air-conditioning. Due to insurance requirements the vehicle can only be driven by Ucuilagi staff who will serve as your driver and island guide. As taxis are often difficult to obtain, having use of this vehicle with your own knowledgeable driver/guide is a tremendous benefit to our guests.

Please note that OUR QUOTED PRICES INCLUDE ALL TAXES, while most other home listing do not include tax.

There are no hidden fees [taxes, internet, utilities, etc. are all included].

Please contact us for discounted airfares from the USA.

Keywords: Home

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, Fijian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017


Matei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Beds can be configured as kings or twins., Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Beds can be configured as kings or twins.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Gas Grill (BBQ) Electricity is Provided By a Generator from Early Morning to Late Evening, Water is Local Authority Supplied and Very Pure, Kitchen is Modern and Includes Microwave Oven, Gas Stove, and Electric Refrigeration, Entertainment System Includes TV, and CD Music Player, Both Bedrooms Have Air-Conditioning, Large Ceiling Fans Are in All Rooms, BBQ, Washing Machine, Security System, & Smoke Detectors, Two Fiberglass Kayaks Are Included for Snorkeling, Sunset Paddles, and/or Coastal Exploration, Airport Transfers Are Also Included


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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
San Diego, CA

Paradise in paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this home for three weeks and absolutely loved it. The pictures can't do the view justice, as it is so sweeping it can't be reduced to two dimensions. The sunsets were stunning, the weather warm, and the atmosphere very inviting and relaxing. During our stay, we dove almost every day on the Rainbow Reef, some of the best diving in the world. We enjoyed the rest of the island too, and took a day trip to an adjacent island for church with the locals and a lunch feast, what an experience. We enjoyed massages by Tavui, they were awesome. We snorkeled on the reef right across the road from the house at the base of a private path to the beach which is excellent. We saw lots of fish, coral, and turtles. The inside of the house is nicely furnished, and very large. We took dips in the pool daily.

The best thing about the house is the service. The caretakers Pini and Isoa were always available but never intrusive. They provided daily maid service, and we even had a Fijian feast, a Lovo, that they cooked on an open fire in the traditional Fijian way. The house comes with a car that Isoa drives which enabled us to go to local markets and restaurants. We were able to buy quality food from the local markets and also from the property manager Bob Goddess who ordered us meats from the main island. Bob provided lots of information before our trip that was very helpful. We brought some spices, coffee, and some other items that are unavailable on the island. He also arranged our airline tickets, our diving, and massages with Tavui.

The people in Fiji are fantastic, warm and friendly, and always will to help. The house was perfect, and the diving world class, what more could we want.

This property is worth the trip, and a great value for a large group. Thanks to everyone who made our stay so wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pocatello, Idaho USA


  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. THe island is Taveuni and if you want to know the real fijiian's this place is a must. This house by far had the most beautiful view!! You woke up everymoring in paradise. The house is nice. The caretaker Isoa is very kind and halps you with all your planning. The truck you get with your rental (Isoa drives) really is a great thing to have. He grounds are amazing!!!! Very,very beautiful. There is no air conditioning, no microwave and we would have liked a toaster. We had fans and everthing worked out okay. Isoa cut a big bunch of bananas and hung it out our back door. He brought limes and oranges that were picked right off of the property. THe Lavena coastal walk and falls, boauma falls and paradise resort is an absolute must!!! THere is a little restaurant at the bottom of our hill that is good. Isoa and his wife Pinni made a lovo for us, they have a daughter in boarding school and they do this for a fund raiser. It was the best meal on the island. We had massages 4 times the 10 days we were there and Maureen and Touvei were amazing. They became our friends and we would visit and tease. The pool is not real big but it is very refreshing and nice to have. We stayed here for 9 days. We even got a dog, steve too. He was alot of fun. The beach across the road from the house is by far the most beautiful beach on the island. Prince Charles Beach. We went over to Qomea Isand and spent the day with the chief Moses and his family. This is a must!!!!! It was our favorite thing. We were lucky it was Palm Sunday and the program for church was all about the children. They sang with the most harmonizing voices and were so amazing. Drink Kava and listen to the island boys and have a amazing trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Matei airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles

Taveuni is Know as the Garden Island of Fiji and is Relatively Untouched By the Outside World Taveuni Offering an Incredible Array of Eco Oriented Activities Including World-Class Scuba Diving, Nature Hikes, Bicycle Rentals, Village Visits & Cultural Encounters, Waterfalls, International Dateline, 300 Foot Natural Waterslide, Sport Fishing, 9-Hole Golf Course, Bird Watching, Star Gazing, Etc. Internet is available nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates quoted are tax exclusive, tax rate is 25%. The rate quoted is base rate for two people, extra person charge is US$40 per person per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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