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Beth Carson

Member since: 2005
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Starfish Blue- Hanging Bed, Private Pool, Views, Maids, In-room Jetted Tub

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Volivoli holiday house

Tranquil 3BR/3BA on Reef, Outdoor Hanging Bed, Private Pool, In-room Jacuzzi

Nothing says relaxation like a hanging bed. Enjoy the view from your private spot in paradise as you gently sway with a stellar view of paradise. Starfish Blue is on Fiji's vivid Suncoast- lush greenery and tropical hues.

Honeymooners and couples love the master suite with 2 person jetted tub, and families love the three bedrooms and bathrooms and private pool.

Adults traveling together enjoy the variety of things to do in this slice of paradise. The upstairs master suite is exceptional- hardwood floors, in-room jetted tub, desk area and covered deck with loungers.

Downstairs, 2 smaller bedrooms each have a private bath and glass doors that open just 6 steps from the pool- the definition of a perfect room. From the garden, it's a short walk down the private steps to the blue water of the Pacific Ocean, where you can snorkel in the calm water. Starfish Blue is located in near Wananavu Beach Resort and driving distance to Volivoli Beach.

Huge Value- Resort Privileges in a totally private home.

Hmmm, relax on the outdoor hanging bed, watch the tides change and the lazy boat traffic or take a day trip to a village in the interior? Maybe you want to hire a masseuse for a poolside massage. Decisions, decisions. At Starfish Blue, you can also spend the day at a resort.

Volivoli Beach, which is a short drive away, is open 365 days a year and welcomes our guests- they have a sand floor bar, wooden dining deck with luxurious, leather furniture, pool with swim-up bar, and a beautiful beach with gorgeous sunsets. For the price of a drink or a meal, you're part of the family. Guests enjoy free kayaking and the dive shop on premises.

Guests have full privileges at Wananavu Beach Resort, which is about a 5-minute walk from Starfish Blue. At the resort, you can join day trips, dine in the restaurant, relax with a cocktail at the bar and swim at the pool. Please note that Wananavu occasionally closes for private weddings or when it is at full capacity.

Local Area: RakiRaki is a small town in Northern Viti Levu.- the main island of Fiji. There are 4 or 5 grocery stores and an open-air market. Starfish Blue is in a quiet residential area adjacent to Wananavu Beach Resort.

The region is lush, mountainous, with gorgeous views. The area immediately around the resort is rural. Very peaceful, great for a relaxing holiday or dive holiday or a very private honeymoon. Swimming (Pool and Ocean), Snorkeling, Diving, Walking, Boat Trips, Day Trips, Boat Trip to Island for the day.

The water is exceptional- we are protected by 3 islands, making the water during some times of the year as calm as a lake. It's the tropical blue, almost transparent water that you come to Fiji to see. Not all areas of Fiji are blessed with the postcard tropical seas that we have. When the trade winds are in the humidity falls but the water can be choppy.

Amenities:: Covered hanging bed, private pool with cool spa, in-room jetted tub in Master Suite, private water access, laundry, full kitchen, maid 2 hours a day 5 days a week, access to Volivoli Beach Resort and Wananavu Beach Resort, scuba diving, snorkeling, indoor/outdoor sound system, DVD Player and TV, and wifi is included. Please note- the wifi is great for checking in and emailing, but not good for streaming videos or gaming. That's okay, you're in Fiji!

We've tried to include everything you might need to make your holiday more enjoyable. In addition to a fully stocked kitchen, including coffee maker, panini maker, blender, and other small appliances, we have all linens you will need, pool towels as well as bath towels and sheets for all of the beds.

Free crib/cot and high chair.

We also provide masks and snorkels for using in the water. We do not provide fins, as the area outside our house is rocky, so you will need your own water shoes.

We have an indoor/outdoor stereo system, with easy hook up for your mp3 players. We also have a DVD player with a small library of DVD's and Sky TV.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Beth Carson (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Beth Carson

I'm a writer, speaker and fun person to hang out with. I spent 20 years (from age 5 to 25) living outside of Washington DC in Fairfax, VA. I went to Paul VI high school and graduated with a degree in psychology from George Mason University.

I live in Asheville, NC and truly enjoy this funky, artsy, eclectic mountain town.

I've been going to Fiji since 1999. A piece of my mind and heart are always there.

Beth Carson purchased this house in 2005

Why Beth Carson chose Fiji

I have been to 44 countries. I liked Fiji well enough, but couldn't find the blue water that I was looking for with all of the resorts at Denarau.

It wasn't until I went to the northern tip of the main island that I fell completely, utterly, hopelessly in love. The beauty above and below the waterline is unmatched.

Denarau Island may have shopping and a Hard Rock Cafe, but I can get that at home. When I go to Fiji, I want palm trees, blue water and coral reefs as part of my every day.

What makes this house unique

Privacy- you feel like you're on an out-island as Starfish Blue is set on a point with a view of 3 island, but you have mainland conveniences-- power (with back up generator) and nipping out for groceries isn't an all day ordeal.

The hanging bed will erase any cares you brought along with you, and the pool is delightful, and unlike other properties, gets afternoon shade, so the water is cool and refreshing.

With 3 ensuite bathrooms, each room is private.

The master suite is sublime. Read on the covered deck, or relax in the 2 person jetted tub.

Granite counter tops, stainless steel dishwasher, and daily maid service make life in paradise a modern pleasure.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Beth,

We arrived home today to light snow and no one yelled "Bula" as we drove home. A far cry from Fiji.

The house was beautiful, the housekeepers so friendly and helpful (I wanted to take them home with me!). They came each day while we were diving and went out of their way to provide little extra's like fresh flower arrangements, welcoming notes that asked us to let them know if there was anything else they could do to make our stay more comfortable. One day we had left without the key and they stayed until we returned to make sure everything was ok. Jai stopped by on our 3rd day to touch base and came back towards the end of our stay to work on the yard and the pool.

We spent most of our time with Ra divers (24 dives in 11 days!) and were very impressed. The dive masters are excellent and even had us fishing with "hand lines" by the time we left. I highly recommend them! We had the opportunity to meet and talk with Steve Sr. - what a laid back friendly man! Gave us some background info on the area and made us feel very welcome.

The staff at the Wananavu was amazing. They couldn't have been more helpful or inviting. We were able to rent a kayak from them for 10 days and keep it at the house. We had dinner there 2 nights and enjoyed the hospitality as well as the food.

I had the pleasure of a massage and facial by Abbi. WOW! She is very skilled and even came to the house on a weekend as it was the only time that fit with my diving schedule. I can see why you recommend her, what a sweet person.

Now the only bad part is waiting a year to return! For next year please reserve for us: early arrival on Monday Feb. 8th and late check out on Saturday the 20th.

Thank you again for sharing your beautiful home with us,

Feb 2008
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based on 17 traveller reviews

Starfish Blue- Hanging Bed, Private Pool, Views, Maids, In-room Jetted Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
nashville tn

starfish blue

  • 5 of 5

our stay at starfish blue was great. the villa was in excellent shape, clean, comfortable and very easy to settle into. we like to cook and the kitchen was as good as we've experienced in our travels. setya and sambu made us feel right at home and were always available if we had questions or whatever. arrangements for travel with suncoast taxi (and jai) worked very well. diving with kai viti diving was first rate and while we didn't use the wananavu resort facilities very much we appreciated that they were available and only a short walk away. we'll arrange our travel so we can stay at starfish blue again on our next visit to viti levu.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dream Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Starfish Blue was an incredible experience. The property as a whole was extremely well-maintained and clean. The maids greeted us upon arrival, answered all questions and made us feel right at home. The hanging bed and pool were perfect ways to relax in private and soak up the sun. I would highly recommend Starfish Blue to anyone looking for a beautiful home, stunning view, and an overall dream-like experience on the coast of Rakiraki.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bula, Thank you so much for the review of Starfish Blue. I agree, the maids are a treasure and the hanging bed is an ideal place to let the cares of the world slip away.
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Trip of a lifetime! Starfish Blue - wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Starfish Blue is beautiful! If you are looking for a peaceful, private getaway with a breathtaking view, this is your place. The home is spacious and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. The staff are the sweetest people and eager to please. The private pool, hanging outdoor bed and easy walk to the sea made Starfish Blue a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! I agree, the staff make Starfish Blue such a special place to stay.
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Honeymoon Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to honeymoon! We loved the privacy of having our own house to rent. The house was clean and beautiful. It was the perfect blend of remoteness and proximity to town and restaurants. Booking was a breeze.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bula Vinaka! Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm so glad that you have special memories of your honeymoon.
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Where do you live?

a gorgeous spot!

  • 5 of 5

Starfish Blue is an extremely well taken care of, well maintained and well equipped home. We had a luxurious private retreat all to ourselves with incredible views and well thought out comforts to enjoy, like screened windows and doors everywhere to enjoy the ocean breezes, a fully equipped kitchen to cook, and lots of great local information from the owner. It is within walking distance to a resort and dive shop, that has good food and good diving. The house is a long drive from the airport, but incredibly scenic, and nice to be able to stop at a grocery store to pick up what you like. The maids keep the house immaculate, complete with picked fresh flowers from the gardens. There is a staircase down to a rocky beach, we had fun exploring when the tide was out. The drive to Rakiraki is probably 15 minutes and well worth it to get fresh produce, and see the "hustle and bustle" of a small Fijian town. We did not rent a car and did not feel like we needed one. A great place to stay!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fantastic review- I'm so pleased that Starfish Blue met your expectations. We hope to have you back again!
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San Diego, CA

Our family of 5 stayed at...

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed at Starfish Blue over the Christmas holiday and had a wonderful time. The amenities are very nice and staff is very helpful. Premila, the housekeeper, went out of her way to make us feel at home, inviting us to join her family at their local Christmas Day service. It made for a truly memorable experience. Jai's taxi service made it very easy to get about town or tour the area. The resort was great to have access to and provided a nice alternative to eating at the house. Their lovo dinner and show is worth going to and was very entertaining.

We tagged on a 2-night stay at the Navala Eco-Lodge beforehand and the 2-night Captain Cook Yasawa Cruise afterward. We'd highly recommend both to anyone wanting a more authentic, unpretentious experience. George Prasad coordinated our stay in Navala and prearranged everything for us(website found online). He picked us up at the airport and hosted us in his home for breakfast. Much like Starfish Blue, a very hospitable, friendly experience.

All-in-all, a truly unique and educational experience!


  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review- having the family altogether in paradise for the holidays- what could be better?
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Car: recommended

A true relaxation concept destination, with wifi. The best of both worlds.

Absolute waterfront- private steps down to the beach. Relaxing, rural, quaint area- a photographers dream.

This is one of the world's finest places to dive or snorkel. We provide masks and snorkels for you to use at Starfish Blue or to take with you on an excursion during your stay.

The water is very calm here, as we are protected by 3 islands. You can take a leisurely swim down to Wananavu (they are sometimes at capacity and closed to outside guests), where you can rest on the lounge chairs or hammocks. Enjoy dinner cooked by our two smiling maids (see our web site for menu) or eat under the stars at Wananavu while being serenaded by locals with a ukulele.

Volivoli Beach, about a 10 minute taxi ride away, is open to our guests 365 days a year. They have a beautiful natural beach and offer diving, kayaking and and sand "Voliball" court, as well as the best fish 'n chips in all of Fiji.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Volivoli, Melanesia

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18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

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Per week for 3-6 guests A$394

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Volivoli, Melanesia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , ocean view
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , sink is in the room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , sink is in the room
  • We've designed all of our bathrooms to have the sink outside in the room, to allow two people to get ready at once. Towels, both pool and bath, are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , spacious, hot tub, covered deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , direct access to pool
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , direct access to pool
  • The upstairs master is a true suite, with a spa tub for two in the room with gorgeous views, bathroom, desk, sitting area with leather Pacific Green furniture, and private deck with gorgeous views and two hardwood loungers. The downstairs rooms are each similar to generously sized hotel rooms. Each has a queen bed, sink in the room and separate shower and toilet area. The bedrooms have large, glass doors which open up to the pool. They say the perfect room is 6 steps from the pool, Starfish Blue has two of them. We can bring in up to two rollaway beds as needed. We offer a crib and high chair for babies.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our spa outside is a cool spa - it shares the water with the pool. In the master bedroom, we have a 2 person jetted tub, which you fill from the tap. Volivoli Beach Resort has high speed internet access (for a fee) a pool with swim up bar, free kayaking, bar and restaurant. Wananavu Beach Resort is within walking distance and has a computer with internet access (for a fee) activities, daily snorkel tours as well as trips to villages, waterfalls, etc. You're welcome to join the activities, but fees do apply just as it does for their own guests. You're welcome to use their pool for no charge, as well as eat in the restaurant and relax in the bar. Some of the amenities listed above (such as tennis courts, boats) are at Wananavu. Please note, while Volivoli is open year round, Wananavu occasionally closes to the public for private wedding parties.