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Richard and Seiko Holland

Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, Japanese

Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Leeward Islands holiday house

2 Bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4

NOW WITH AIR CONDITIONING IN BOTH BEDROOMS and KAYAKS! Extra housekeeping available, as well as special catered in bungalow dining (Must be booked well in advance)! COMPARE OUR RATES TO THE RESORTS... The owners of the Black Pearl Over Water Bungalow are proud to present Marlon Brando's own over water bungalow in Bora Bora. Along with his second Bungalow, Marlon's Over Water Hideaway... Jack Nicholson owned #3.. 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 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 to 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. 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 Information: As the owners of the very popular Black Pearl Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora, we can't tell you how excited we are to offer, for the first time, Marlon Brando's historic over water bungalow for vacation rentals. We remodeled the bungalow to meet the needs of our sophisticated travelers and it is beautiful. Marlon Brando owned two bungalows, one for him and one for his friends. We have purchased both. Both Brando's Bora Bora Bungalow and Marlon's over water hideaway are the perfect location for snorkeling, walking hiking and swimming. 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.

Please reserve early as high season books up fast.

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. Nir's rates for his 'Client cars' are far below the rental car places 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. We use Rawhide Travel for this. They have been working with French Polynesia for over thirty five years and can take care of all your travel needs. Toll free number is: 888 222-7594

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Richard and Seiko Holland (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, Japanese


based on 21 traveller reviews

Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Great location for amazing sunsets

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location and great overwater bungalow in Bora Bora. Nir was helpful and our vacation went super smooth! Even watched the movie Mutiny on the Bounty on our last night there! The best part of the bungalow was just kicking it on the deck. That's pretty much where my husband and I stayed for the four days while we were there . Swims in the morning, excursions after that, followed by swims before we would cook our dinners . We ate out a total of one time , just to socialize with other people, but the best dinners were had right on the deck. The washer / dryer came in handy and the linens were stocked well. We rented stand up paddle boards from Laurie ( by the Intercintinental) and paddled around BB, exploring the island at our leisure. This was part one of an amazing journey to French Polynesia , and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place for a quiet get away

  • 5 of 5

The property is out of the main area, so you'll need a car. Loved that there were only a few units, #1 was on the end which was really nice and private. Snorkeling was good right off our deck. No glass floor as the unit is older, but I didn't miss it at all. Lots of colorful fish right around our deck. Highly recommend it!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, comfortable and felt like a native

  • 5 of 5

The location of the bungalow was north of where most of the "action" is . This suited us fine. We rented a car from the manager at a reasonable price and were able to go everywhere and see everything at our own pace rather than be "trapped" at a fancy resort.

The bungalow was very well equipped and very comfortable. Nothing was lacking. A gas grill on the deck allowed us to cook a whole tuna fillet bought at a road side stand. High speed internet, full equipped kitchen. Even a washer. There is even a sea kayak and snorkel gear to use.

We had more room than we needed. The home would have comfortably held at least four and possibly more.

A/C in both bedrooms was necessary and welcome.

Away from the big resorts we shopped like the locals and went out to dinner at our leisure.

Afternoon drinks on the deck watching the beautiful fish while the sun set was a treat.

We had some travel difficulties as Air Tahiti was on strike, but the manager was always available to help us out.

If you want something out of the ordinary (at a fraction of the cost of the resorts-a big bonus), this is for you.

We would definitely stay here again and look forward to doing so.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our own private aquarium!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location! We stayed for one week in May with another couple and found it to be just as advertised. We saw so many different fish right off our dock and in the lagoon around the bungalow, and the night spot light brought out different species as well. It was lovely all around. Nir was an excellent resource and he met us on time and provided lots of valuable information. It definitely was a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. We got plenty of snorkel and swim time in while we enjoyed the incredible weather. A wonderful vacation spot!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dream vacation at Marlon's Over water Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with Marlon's bungalow. We found the condo to be just as described and the surrounding views were spectacular. The unit itself is well equipped and the outside deck is fantastic. We used the BBQ quite a bit and the clear ocean water surrounding the bungalow is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. We only wished that the unit had come equipped with a kayak... It is absolutely necessary to have a car when renting this bungalow as there are no stores, etc within walking distance....Car rentals are pricey so factor that into your budget. All in all, we would highly recommend any of the bungalows. Richard and Nir were great to work with and Nir was very helpful once we arrived. He provided transportation from the airport ferry and a provided a car for us to rent for the week. He also helped us with dinner and activity reservations and recommendations for places to eat and things to do. We would love to return beautiful Bora and Bora and would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wonderful vacation here!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a fabulous vacation with our two adult children. My husband and I took our two kids (18 and 22 years old) for a special once in a life time family vacation to celebrate our sons graduation from college and our daughters graduation from high school. We all had a wonderful time!

So much to do....swimming and fishing off the deck, snorkeling, pontoon boat rental to tour around the island, hiking high in the hills for amazing views, private boat tours to the atoll and motu, and lounging on beautiful Matira Beach. Some days we just relaxed, read good books and napped. If you are going to Bora Bora the ONLY place to stay is a house on the water like this one! So rare to find. It had everything and such privacy too. They even have flood lights on the deck aimed into the water so you can watch the fish at night. Which we ALL loved to do.

Thank you Richard for always being so timely and helpful every time I emailed. And a big thank you to Nir who took such good care of our every need. What a guy! My husband pulled his back and Nir even worked hard to find us a person who could help with his injury. Nir did everything! Provided us with a car to rent at a good price for Bora Bora, made perfect suggestions for tours, gave us a cell phone so we could call him anytime we needed something. He was always there for us. We can't say enough about his fun personality and helpful qualities. My kids really liked him!

Bora Bora is so beautiful. My husband and I have traveled the world. For me, Matira Beach is the most gorgeous I have ever seen. And the highlight of our trip was the private all day tour Nir recommended: Patrick's Tours/Maohi Nui with Rapa as our captain and tour guide. This all day private lagoon tour/swim with the sharks, and private Polynesian Lunch on the motu was AMAZING!

Our kids said the day was A NUMBER 10 DAY for them. Thank you for helping us created memories to last a life time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The owners of the Black Pearl are proud to announce the acquisition and remodel of both of Marlon Brando's famous Over water Bungalows with FREE WIFI. Jack Nicholson Owned #3. 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 the same time zone as Hawaii. 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$106
Cleaning per week A$134

2016 Rates; 3 night minimum $475.00 a night
Cleaning fee: $100.00 per week
Breakage Policy: $79.00
Cancellation Policy: I highly recommend travel insurance... 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:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • 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
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Beautiful, remodeled bathroom with dual sinks, granite counter top native woods, large shower with rain head.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Air conditioned Large bedroom with queen sized bed (Sleeps two). Looks out over the beautiful lagoon! The guest room also has air conditioning and two twin beds and also looks out at the lagoon...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • car optional
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two lounge chairs on veranda. Car rental can be provided. NOW WITH FREE WIFI! A safe is included. Kayaks now included! 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 that purpose. Please Note: Contact our manager Nir, directly for Car Rentals. A car is necessary. Great News!!!! Our manager Nir, is now offering special Service Cars. 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. Please Note: Nir now has three cars for rent with auto and air. Prices vary accordingly.