Bali houses have long been a favoured architectural style for tropical settings and at Taveuni Estates, the owners of a rare Balinese home in the area have listed the ocean view property for a generous USD $200,000.
“This Balinese-style residence has two baths and was designed to complement its natural surroundings,” said realtor Stephen Noble, of Noble Realty. Perched on a hill with expansive ocean views, the property is solar powered and includes a swimming pool, furniture, appliances, outdoor showers and backup generator. Noble said lofty ceilings with Fijian hardwood rafters and handcrafted rattan insets added a vernacular ambience to the house.
“Folding doors open to connect indoor and outdoor living spaces that invite cool breezes and provide unrestricted ocean views. The handcrafted entry doors open into a spacious foyer and an open-plan interior, featuring polished hardwood floors throughout.
“The living and dining areas are comfortably furnished and take advantage of sweeping ocean and sunset views. The kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator, gas oven, range and microwave.” Each of the two master suites offer en suite bathrooms and private, outdoor showers. “This vacation home is offered fully furnished, complete with linen and cookware.”
The property is nestled atop an acre of Freehold, with an infinity-style pool detached bure, and gardens on a hillside above the island’s main coastal road. Noble added that the house had 180-degree views to the North, West and South, across the Somosomo Strait, towards the neighbouring island of Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island.
“From the house, the coastal road leads North, about a kilometre to the Taveuni Dive Resort, which residents of Taveuni Estates have access to. Fresh water and garbage collection are also provided by the management of Taveuni Estates, while electricity is solar generated, with an onsite back-up generator and homeowner association rates also offered.”
Known as the garden island of Fiji, Taveuni has long been a favourite a hub of villas and resort homes, many of them nestled on Freehold, waterfront and put on the letting market or used as holiday retreats by their owners. Noble Realty has operated in the area for over a decade, listing properties on the island and in nearby Savusavu and the neighbouring island of Qamea.
This beautiful Soqulu Taveuni Estates Lot with beautiful ocean views.
Bula and Aloha!
The owners of this breathtaking 1.1 acre parcel of land are an American couple based in Hawaii. They purchased this lot in 2009 for US$110,000 and are now selling their land and a complete set of house plans for “Vale Lujuah” for only FJ$35,000.
They owned a high-end residential construction company for many years and carefully selected this lot above all others for a variety of reasons.
With an altitude of approx. 800 feet, the temperature is a bit cooler and therefore enjoys more trade winds than many other parcels. It’s located on the slopes of Mount Uluiqalau, the island’s highest point at over 4000 feet and this lot has breathtaking mountain views of the lush green jungle. This parcel also has extraordinary unobstructed panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and of the light blue waters that surround the outer islands over the Somosomo Straights.
The owners spent close to 2 years and considerable expense on researching and designing a beautiful 2 bedroom easy to build and easy to care for tropical home along with a guest house. They retained the services of a well-known residential home designer named Dip Narayan who is based in Suva and flew him over to Taveuni Estates to assist in figuring out the best placement for the home and guest house in order to take advantage of the awesome views and cooling trade winds.
The 19-page set of house plans are comprehensive and complete and ready to build which will save you time, money and months of stress. The plans can also be easily modified should you choose.
They are up to date with all yearly rates and the water lines were installed by Taveuni Estates in 2010.
The quality of the soil is rich and outstanding for farming of all kinds. The lot was cleared in 2010 and dozens of large trees that once obstructed the views were dug out and removed. The owners along with a number of people in the local village were hired and together worked for weeks planting one of the largest organic fruit and vegetable gardens at Taveuni Estates. No pesticides were ever sprayed on the land and each week after they harvested the crops, large amounts of produce was gifted to the local families who lovingly tended the garden.
On the lower portion of the lot, 84 dwarf palm trees with various colored nuts were strategically planted. Dwarf palms were selected as not to obstruct the view of their future home or guest house or the views of their neighbors.
A bounty of tropical fruit trees and fruiting vines including passionate fruit, papaya and 3 bananas groves along with over 20 multi-colored fragrant plumeria trees and a cutting garden filled with bright red gingers and yellow and orange Heleconia flowers were also planted.
This beautiful lush tropical garden is currently hidden under the overgrowth but will reveal itself in its full glory once the lot is partially cleared.
Colorful red and blue parrots and other exotic songbirds along with multicolored butterflies frequent this remarkable property too.
“Vale Lujuah” is a very special parcel of land and an excellent value at only FJ$35,000 including the complete house plans
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Just listed this exclusive two lot amalgamated property consists of two full freehold acres on Taveuni Estates. Fantastic unobstructed views facing west of the Somosomo Straits makes this large exclusive property an ideal building lot. Located in Unit 2A on the Taveuni Estates Master Plan this double lot wont last long.
Just Listed and now Under Contract Unit 2A on the main road on Taveuni Estates. Close to the new resort and other facilities. This property did’nt last long as it was quickly bought up. With the potential of future hydro power the main road was always in high demand.
Renowned for its captivating flora and fauna, Taveuni Estates continues to draw stellar interest from property buyers wanting a slice of Fiji’s Garden Island.
Much of Taveuni’s coveted oceanfront and resort lots are listed by Noble Realty, which facilitated a large number of properties late last year, when an amendment to the Land Act in 2014 sped up the sale of vacant foreign-owned lots whose proprietors did not construct dwellings within a 2-year deadline.
A considerable number of these lots were listed at reduced values to meet the December 31 deadline and avoid hefty fines for their foreign owners.
“We sold 68 listed properties for foreign owners and the majority of buyers have been locals,” Noble said.
Buying interest, continues to thrive, with a single acre, ocean-front lot (Lot No.7) back on the Taveuni market at an asking price of US$100,000.
The property encompasses a gentle slope with easy access to the sea, along Soqulu, one of the most stunning coastlines on the Garden Island.
“For those who haven’t grabbed a lot of Taveuni Estates, now is the time to do it.”
New listings include Lot 65 of Unit 1, and measures close to an acre, with a generous panorama over the sea and selling at an even more generous sum of FJ $30,000.
“It’s on a quiet dead end with lots of privacy and has fantastic views that go on forever,” Noble said, adding that Taveuni Estates continued to be a popular choice for investors.
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Published April 12th 2017
I would just like to share with you a little of our coast line on Taveuni Estates. Please contact me for more information.
This is an opportunity to own a beautiful water front property on Taveuni Estates. Back on the market as the owner is anxious to sell. Property is gently rolling and easy to build on. Take a little step into your personal swimming pool.
Please enjoy the video attached. Property is on the right hand side of your viewing screen. The land is vacant.
Price is only $100,000.00 US dollars
Shot from Matei Taveuni Fiji
Real estate agents and valuers have been urged to work with the Fijian Government in creating affordable housing for average and low-income earners.
His Excellency the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote made the remarks this morning at the opening of the 7th Fiji Institute of Valuation and Estate Management (FIVEM) 2016 Conference at the Pearl Resort in Pacific Harbour.
President Konrote said with the increasing property prices in the last five years, Fiji’s property market particularly in the Suva-Nausori corridor was becoming saturated and needed a concerted effort from all stakeholders in addressing the situation.
“In Fiji’s context, we are increasingly becoming an urban society with most, if not all, our urban centres facing similar pressures as many other growing municipalities around the world. This is particularly important because our urban population is projected to increase from 51 per cent to 60 per cent of our total population by 2030,” President Konrote said.
“Whilst the National Housing Policy has been drafted to create a framework with a vision to provide ‘affordable and decent housing for all’, the pressure on issues of market saturation and polarisation of house prices is an equally real and imminent threat to socio-economic cohesion and prosperity that needs to be dealt with holistically.”
The President highlighted that legislations were introduced recently to protect township boundaries “in order to stabilise the land and properties market to avoid creating a housing bubble that would threaten our small, but growing, economy”.
“Government introduced the Land Use Decree that established the Land Bank as a means to maximise the use of idle and underproductive land for economic purposes.”
“The landowners win by having their lands assessed at market value. They also receive 100 percent of the lease money. The tenants win by having the security of tenure that could last as long as 99 years. This means that more than one generation can invest in the land. The whole nation wins when our two key stakeholders – the landowners and tenants are both satisfied,” President Konrote added.
Close to 60 real estate agents, valuers, property developers, estate managers, government reps, financial institutions were part of the conference.
Posted in Fiji Real Estate News
Another Property SOLD by Noble Realty Company Limited
A quick update as Lots on Taveuni Estates have been selling fast as there are still some nice properties still available. Because of the New Land Law expats are selling quickly to avoid the penalties that come with not building in two years. Please contact us if you are ready to come to Taveuni and build your dream home on our beautiful island. Locals are exempt.
Another Lot UNDER CONTRACT By Noble Realty Beautiful Gently Sloping Lot With Great Views As Usual
Terrific fantastic views from this gently rolling Lot on Taveuni Estates
Unbelievable views from the top of Taveuni Estates
Gently sloping lot with great views on Taveuni Island
Another Lot in Taveuni Estates Under Contract on the main road.
Fantastic Ocean Front Lot sold by Noble Realty in Taveuni Estates
Beautiful home overlooking nearby islands. In a wonderful community with nearby access to the golf course, and the local dive resort. Must see property with solar and low annual association fee. This is a fantastic designer home built to unbelievable standard on Taveuni Estates. With breath-taking views this South Pacific home gives you a real taste of paradise. Master crafted by a professional this home which comes with all the furnishings. Paved road access, water, solar, batteries and generator included. Expansive living space plus two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Excellent neighbors make this a desirable location. Additional features include storage area on the 2nd floor in the garage, also a loft area that can be used for future living space in the main house. Included with this home is a guest house foundation which has been installed for future expansion. Inside the home each of the two bedrooms is complimented by a showers inside and a shower outside. This beautiful home also has large exterior patios for those special sunsets you don’t want to miss.
Taveuni Estates, Unit 5, Lot 52.
1 acre lot at the top end of Tabua Place, close to the southern edge of the Estate and the main coastal road.
Taveuni Estates, Unit 5, Lot 51.
1 acre lot at the top end of Tabua Place, close to the southern edge of the Estate and the main coastal road.
Taveuni Estates, Unit 2B, Lot 47.
Ocean view, 1 acre lot on Plantain Place.
Unit 1, Lot 7 – 1 Acre Freehold Taveuni Estates
At an elevation of 900 feet within Taveuni Estates Development, Tagimaucia is set on two acres of tropical gardens and manicured lawns, with panoramic views of the Somosomo Straits, the Rainbow Reefs, Vanua Levu and surrounding islands. This five year old, 410 sq. metre home, built from concrete and locally sourced native Fijian hardwoods (Mahogany/Vesi etc.) from sustainable forests, is one of the premium properties on Taveuni.
This steel-framed, architecturally designed (construction completed 2013), 4 pavilion house sits on a 1 acre block overlooking Vanua Levu and the Somosomo Strait. It includes 4 generously sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry and 2 storage rooms.
Unit 4, Lot 45
A stunning family home in Soqulu (Taveuni Estates) set in 1 acre of lush tropical gardens with panoramic views of the Somosomo Strait, “Dromudromu Ni Siga” (“A Place where the Sun Sets”) has been luxuriously renovated and maintained by the current owner as the perfect retreat for a couple or family.
Interested in a buying a new home in Fiji ? In addition to any separately listed freehold land parcels for sale, we also have a range of beautiful homes for sale in Soqulu (Taveuni Estates) – click the link below to view locations on our property map.
Own a piece of unspoiled paradise within the award-winning Taveuni Estates – this 2 bedroom, 2 bath Balinese-style residence was designed so each detail compliments its environment.
This absolute waterfront property, Vale Mudre (“House of Island Breezes”), featured on the BBC 4 television production ‘A Place in the Sun’, has the genuine ‘Wow’ factor. Featuring the very best features of relaxed tropical living, it was designed by its owners who who gained inspiration from living many years in the Pacific and South East Asia.
An Island retreat house, with organic gardens and majestic ocean views – this freehold property was named Rai Ki Wai in Fijian. It means “to view the sea” and when you sit on the patios that afford breathtaking ocean views from two sides of the property including sunsets and sunrises you will understand why.
A newly built family home on Soqulu (Taveuni Estates) set in 1 acre with stunning ocean views.