Vila Raiyawa, An Awe Inspiring Tropical Vila and Garden with Ocean Views is for sale on Taveuni Island in Fiji
Renowned for its natural beauty and the Rainbow Reef, Taveuni is Fiji’s 3rd biggest Island. The beautiful rain forest with its abundant bird life along with the stunning view of the Somosomo Straits has made it the 9th most liveable Island in the world.
Vila Raiyawa is claimed to be the best house and garden on Taveuni with stunning views at a price to sell.
This tropical residence is six years old and is set on two acres of freehold land in a natural Amphitheatre shaped block that frames a panoramic view of the majestic Somosomo Straits and neighbouring islands.
It is set in some of the finest gardens you could find in Fiji, this pole home features unparalleled oceans views from every room. Entry to the main pod is a via a heavy timber double doors leading from the portico into a spacious central open plan living dining and entertainment room which features a fully equipped kitchen and powder room and flows effortlessly through handcrafted wooden bi fold doors onto expansive decks.
The three pods are all interconnected by a 50 meter covered deck/walkway which flows onto a six meter hexagonal sun deck set in its own Amphitheatre of lush tropical gardens making it a magical place to relax at the end of the day and watch some of the most amazing sunsets you will ever see.
There is some exquisite attention to detail with a Fijian flavour, traditional magiimagi weaving decorates hard wood beams and joints in the exposed roof structure of each building and all bench tops and cabinetry is beautifully crafted from local timbers.
A stone path between the main pod and second bedroom descends through Palm gardens to a downstairs laundry, utility storage room and a third bedroom / study with toilet and hand basin. This area has another 50 meter deck which is effectively under the house and leads onto expansive manicured lawns and gardens with a tropical orchard that includes:- Tahitian Limes, Lemons, Mandarins, Soursop, Avocado, passion fruit, Pineapple, pawpaw, Coconuts, Sandlewood and Vanilla.
The entire two acres are fully landscaped and feature the colours of Taveuni which is known as the Garden Island of Fiji.
At the northern end of the boundary is a water course which over the millenniums has been carved out of lava flows and in periods of heavy rain in the mountains the stream turns into an inland waterfall which is spectacular to view. There is a Fiji thatched Bure on a rock formation which was built to view this phenomenon and also enjoy a sundowner as the sun sinks into the sea, an amazing sight.
The natural Amphitheatre in which the house sits maximizes privacy, the only sound you will hear are the rustle of the coconuts trees, the various bird calls, the lapping of the ocean and the gentle gush of the nearby water course when it runs.
This Turnkey residence is ready for occupation, fully outfitted with quality furniture and fittings. A state of the art solar system provide 24 hour electricity with a backup 6.5 KVA Lister Generator should it be required. The hot water system is also solar with gas cooking facilities including a Weber Barbecue.
(This property has separate titles for each of the one acre blocks.
(As it is with two acres of freehold land or the home on the single one acre freehold land.
(The garden block without house can also be purchased separately.
Asking Price. Home plus two acres. $790,000 Aust
Asking Price. Home on one acre. $670,000 Aust
Asking Price. Garden Block one acre $120,000 Aust
Taveuni is the third-largest island in Fiji, after Vanua Levu and Viti Levu, with a total land area of 434 square kilometres (169 Square Miles). The cigar-shaped island, a massive shield volcano which rises from the floor of the Pacific Ocean, is situated 6.5 kilometres to the east of Vanua Levu, across the Somosomo Strait. It belongs to the Vanua Levu Group of islands and is part of Fiji’s Cakaudrove Province within the Northern Division.
The island had a population of around 9,000, some 75 percent of them indigenous Fijians, at the 1996 census. Taveuni has abundant flora and is known as the ‘Garden Island of Fiji’. It is a popular tourist destination. Tourists are attracted to the excellent diving opportunities, prolific bird life, bushwalks and waterfalls. Central parts of the island receive very high rainfall rates. Being volcanic in origin Taveuni’s soils have supported the island’s most historically significant industry, agriculture.
The population is concentrated mostly on the more sheltered western side of the island. Taveuni has eight major villages. Halfway down the west coast is the administrative centre of Waiyevo. The largest urban area, however, comprises the twin villages of Somosomo and Naqara. As the traditional fiefdom of the Tui Cakau, one of Fiji’s highest-ranked chiefs, Somosomo is regarded as the capital of the Tovata Confederacy, while Naqara, an Indo-Fijian settlement, is the island’s commercial centre. The main hospital is located at Waiyevo while a number of nursing stations and health centres are located around the island.
The climate of Taveuni and Fiji is tropical without temperate extremes. It has been described as typical highland. Between November and April the area is prone to tropical cyclones. Rainfall rates on the island are high because the central mountains produce precipitation by orographic uplift. As much as 10 metres of rain falls annually on the eastern side of the island, but the western side is sheltered from the southeast trade winds by the ridge that runs the length of the island. The central ridge experiences a wet upland climate which supports montane and submontane forests. Near Mount Koroturanga, 9,970 mm of mean, annual rainfall has been recorded.
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