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The Black Pearl, the most beautiful Over Water home in all of French Polynesia.

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

A truly spectacular over water Bungalow. Extra housekeeping now available as well as special catered in bungalow dining (Must be booked well in advance)! COMPARE OUR RATES TO THE RESORTS. The Black Pearl is our most Luxurious Bungalow. Truly, the most beautiful privately owned over water home in all of French Polynesia... A gorgeous covered terrace, overlooking the lagoon and palm covered islands, just a few hundred yards away, is fully furnished with quality outdoor furniture and gas barbecue. Here you can enjoy many wonderful hours -- reading a good book, marveling at the natural beauty of the area, or just doing nothing. If you wish to take a dip in the warm waters, nothing could be simpler. Just go down four steps on your private dock and dive in. Right there you can snorkel for hours, check out the thousands of colorful fish in and around the coral reef, or just lie on the beach under a palm tree, while sipping a Tahitian punch.

COMING SOON: Honeymoon, Anniversary and birthday packages!

Please note, that we can help set up tours for you: Authentic Tahitian Motu picnics, Polynesian weddings, Jet skis, shark and manta ray feed, sunset sailing, scuba diving, island jeep and snorkeling tours, even a tattoo with a Tahitian master!

Additional info: Our over water home is the perfect location for snorkeling, walking hiking and swimming and the bungalow comes with two kayaks. Paradise surrounds you.

If you need help with rental cars, international or domestic flights, we can help with that too. We have many returnees and we are confident that this will be your vacation of a lifetime! Our rates are very affordable, especially if you've checked out the prices of some of the 4 and 5 star hotels on the island. Our home is a true travel bargain. Every detail is exquisite. We have a 40 inch flat screen with a home theater system and DVD player, Stereo system that is iPod ready. High speed internet and wifi, Satellite with 2 sports channels, CNN, english movie channels, etc. Bathtub, Walk in shower. This is a luxurious as it gets.

Please reserve early as high season books up fast.

Many thanks and best regards,

Richard and Seiko

CAR RENTAL: You will need a car. Other options are carts, bikes, taxi and water taxi (Not always available).

PLEASE NOTE: Contact our manager directly for CAR RENTALS. His name is Nir, and he can be reached by email. His special 'Client car' rates are far below the car rental companies on the island.

Trip, Airline, Hotel and Car Assistance!!!: We would be pleased and happy to help you with your entire trip to paradise. We can arrange your International Flights to Tahiti on any applicable carrier, as well as your Inter-Island Flights on Air Tahiti. We can also book your Hotel Accommodations and Rentals in Tahiti or on any of the other islands you might care to visit. Please email me for further information.

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Richard and Seiko Holland
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, Japanese
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

The Black Pearl, the most beautiful Over Water home in all of French Polynesia.
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews

our stay in August 2008

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the Black Pearl. We were positively surprised when we saw that it looks even better than on the photos.

The bungalow is a dream come true. The terrace is awesome, overlooking the lagoon and you just want to keep on watching what is going on over and under the water ;-)

If you are looking for relax away from the big resorts on Bora Bora this is the perfect place to go.

We hope to come back one day!

Beatriz & Sash

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beatriz and Sash, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Black Pearl. It really is a special place. I hope you will always remember our little piece of paradise and hopefully come back soon. Many thanks and warm regards, Richard and Seiko
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Best bet in Bora Bora

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights at the Black Pearl in late January. The stay was supposed to be 6 nights but a massive storm in Tahiti closed the airport for a day. The Black Pearl is an exceptional property. We greatly enjoyed our stay and cooked on the grill most nights. The snorkeling right off the deck is excellent and is easy to get in and out of the water. Renting a car is essential and Nir will take care of this. The cars are small but adequate. There is only one road that circles Bora Bora and the circle drive takes a little more than hour.

If we return to Bora Bora we would certainly stay at the Black Pearl again. This is much better than an over water resort room at way lower prices plus you can cook your own meals.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful overwater bungalow-world's most beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

The Black Pearl is a beautiful, well-maintained and well-equipped overwater bungalow. We were very pleased with our time here and highly recommend it to others considering a trip to the islands of Tahiti.

Having owned waterfront properties in Hawaii and Florida, we are familiar with the maintenance challenges created by salt water environments. The Hollands are obviously dedicated to keeping this home well maintained. Although the home is not new, the appliances, electronic gadgets and painted services are all functional, fresh and new looking. The decorating scheme is peaceful, welcoming and appropriate for this beautiful island setting.

Their on-Island property manager, Nir, was very friendly and likable. Prior to our arrival, he quickly responded to each of our emails explaining the details of where we would meet him after our arrival on Bora Bora. He met us on the dock-on time-with a rental car and a big sincere smile. He gave us a loaner cell phone with his phone number, explaining that we should feel free to call him in case of emergency or if we needed help or answers to questions. Having Nir's availability was very comforting since English speakers are not always easily found here.

While on island, we noted there are two general categories of tourists: 1) Those who feel uncomfortable without direct input from tour guides & schedules for locations to see & events to attend. 2) Those who consider themselves more independent & adventuresome, who prefer going their own way and exploring without a lot of scheduling.

The Black Pearl is a perfect choice for this latter category of traveler. Its location on the north end of the island is not only beautiful, but very quiet. The few people we encountered were mostly natives (who were sweet/friendly/welcoming) with a smattering of other like minded tourists. The car rental (from Nir) is a necessity, since town is a 15 minute drive to the south. Each day we cruised around the island enjoying the beauty. We would include trips to one of the excellent restaurants as well as a shopping trip to Chen Lee's or SUPER U for our evening sashimi/sushi & beverages.

The worst thing about staying at the Black Pearl in Bora-Bora was... having to leave-we miss it already. What a lovely life experience this past two weeks has been!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental in Bora Bora!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights and it was a great alternative to being trapped at a hotel. The owner, Richard, was very helpful with all of the recommendations and advice before our visit and Nir was a great host when we arrived. We also rented the car through Nir and highly recommend you do the same. The bungalow was very clean and perfectly arranged. The kitchen was fully equipped and we were able to have some meals at "home" which was a big savings. If you're looking for great snorkeling, plan to swim out a bit north or south from the bungalow and also take a trip with Pure Snorkel. There are lots of stray dogs in the entire island and we're hopeful spay and neuter programs will help with this long term.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Durham, NC

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose Bora Bora for our 20th wedding anniversary vacation. We chose The Black Pearl because we love larger spaces and good values. We could not have been happier. There is so much usable space, both indoor and outdoor. The shower is fabulous! Hot water and fantastic water pressure, something we don't always get in the Caribbean. We enjoyed lying in the loungers in the shade with the wind keeping us cool. The snorkeling off the deck was great fun, and watching all the boat traffic was entertaining. The best snorkeling, by far, was the Romantic Tour we took out to swim with the sharks and feed the rays. We were lucky enough to jump in with a Manta ray too! We spent most mornings on Mateira Beach, which you drive too, it's a beautiful spot. You absolutely need a car and the manager Nir rented one to us. He met us at the shuttle boat, gave us the keys to the villa, we dropped him back at his house and we were off on our own. The whole process probably took 20 minutes. Nir was incredibly helpful and was available and willing to make any reservations we needed, including a day trip to a Motu where lunch was included. I recommend that as well. We visited Bloody Mary's and the MaiKai Marina and the Bora Bora Yacht club and one of the resorts casual restaurants for dinner. The food on Bora Bora is not why you visit. The Tuna Sashimi was usually good, most of the fish dishes were pretty good, the beef and chicken were hit or miss, but none of it was great. The pizza I had at the resort (think it was the Intercontinental) was good. We also did a food truck for lunch one day and a snack place in town. The snack shacks on Mateira were ok too. We would definitely stay here again , if we were to make it back to that island.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for the beautiful review. As you can tell, The Black Pearl is a very special place and my wife and I call it home when we are there. I am so happy that you feel the same. It sounds like you hit all the right spots and I am very proud to have Nir as my manager. He is a wonderful man. Again, thank and I hope to see you again someday in paradise.
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Alexandria MN

30th Anniversary Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I discovered the Black Pearl nearly 2 years ago when researching for our 30th wedding anniversary, and 10 days in Bora Bora was our goal. I contacted Richard who reserved his home for us and kept in contact until the day arrived. Excellent customer service. Always quick responses to any question. He had good advice about our stay at the Intercontinental on Tahiti prior to Bora Bora to ease the jet lag, as well as what to see and do on Bora Bora. The property is unbelievable. 1400 sq ft of private, modern, relaxing comfort sitting over aquamarine bathwater. The pictures don't do it justice. It is beautifully decorated, with a full modern kitchen, COMFORTABLE bed, great shower, AC--all the items on the listing fit together in a very tasteful way. Coffee on the deck in the morning, feeding the fish, WiFi for emails, laying on the sundeck listening to music through the surround sound system, kayaking, RELAXING. Nir, his very nice property manager, has cars for low rent during the stay. He picks you up at dock, gets you oriented, gives you a phone and car to use, and keeps you out of trouble. Great way to get around at will, enjoy the many restaurants and all the island has to offer, instead of being stuck in one spot on an outlying island like the resorts. We spent 3 days at the I.C. in Tahiti prior to Bora Bora and 4 days at the Hilton on Moorea after Bora Bora before returning home, and our time at the Black Pearl was, by far, the highlight. We would not stay on Bora Bora any other way. We hope to return some day soon. Thank you, Richard.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

James Michener called Bora Bora 'The most beautiful island in the world. And it is, it really is.

Bora Bora is one of the Society Islands in the South Pacific, Tahiti being the largest. It is only a seven and a half hour flight from Los Angeles and only three hours earlier PST. The same time zone as Hawaii. Only two hours when daylight savings time ends. To get there, you take a direct flight to Tahiti and then a 45 minute island hopper to Bora Bora. You are now officially in paradise. Use your state of the art kitchen to prepare a meal, or dine out at the many fine restaurants on the island. The activities are endless if you wish to keep busy, or just lie down on the veranda, listen to the water and finish that 1000 page book you can't seem to finish. Life takes on new meaning when you are surrounded by the serenity and the beauty of Bora Bora. Come and see for yourself!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Leeward Islands, Polynesia

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$103
Cleaning per week A$130

2016 Rates 3 night minimum - $550.00
Cleaning fee: $100.00 per week
Breakage Policy: $79.00
Cancellation Policy: TRIP INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... Deposit: the deposit paid at time of booking is totally non-refundable.
Rental payment: The balance of rental payment is due no later than 2 months prior to arrival. During that 2 months period, the cancellation is non-refundable, to the following exception: At the guest's request, nights canceled can be re listed as available on our web site. The nights re-booked will be partially refunded. That is all or part of the final payment. Otherwise there are no refunds. I highly recommend getting trip insurance as we are not responsible for weather, travel delays or anything else that may cause your inability to occupy the bungalow for your reserved dates.
You will be sent a release of liability form when I receive your deposit. This must be signed and sent back to me with your final payment.
Please contact owner for more information on property rates. Check in time is 3:00 PM and Check out time is 10:00 AM. This is to allow time for cleaning for incoming guests.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Leeward Islands

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Beautiful, large bathroom with imported Italian marble, a large walk in shower and a separate bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Large bedroom with CA King sized bed (Sleeps two). Looks out over the beautiful lagoon!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • car optional
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
WE NOW HAVE HIGH SPEED WIFI AND SURROUND SOUND Two lounge chairs on veranda, dining table and gas Barbecue and double Kayak. Car rental can be provided. A safe is included. CNN, Movie channels and sports channels, etc. have been added to satellite. Tennis courts are public and available to use, so bring your racket. However, you will need a car to get to them. You can purchase a phone card for overseas calls and our Manager is never further than a telephone call away. We provide a courtesy cell phone for this purpose. PLEASE NOTE: Contact our Manager directly for CAR RENTALS. His name is Nir, and he can be reached by email. A CAR IS NECESSARY GREAT NEWS!!!! Our manager Nir, is now offering 3 special SERVICE CARS (Auto with air). These cars are only for clients of our bungalows. The rates are unbelievable! WAY BELOW ISLAND PRICES! Please check above for the rental car rates on Bora Bora and see the difference.