|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
First class bungalow. Beautifully designed romantic bungalow in a garden setting with a fabulous view of the Lagoon and Motus. Just steps away from the lagoon. Central air conditioning. Fully appointed kitchen with refrigerator with ice maker, induction stove top (HOB), telescoping downdraft cooking vent and dishwasher. Washer and dryer, gas Weber outdoor grill, two bicycles with helmets, two stand-up paddle boards and paddles, two inflatable kayaks/paddles and two sets of snorkeling gear (fins, masks and snorkels).
This is a recently remolded single bedroom house in a complex called the "Condominiums" that sits on the mountain side above the road overlooking the lagoon. The photos of the house are spot on and the view is spectacular. We spent a ton of time on the deck and remained dry and comfortable even during the rain. There are 2 Specialized hybrid street bicycles, 2 stand-up paddle boards (SUPs), a washer and dryer and a monster air conditioner! We couldn't have been more pleased. This might be one of the nicest properties on the island. The rental car available at the property meant never having to wait for a ride on a spontaneous outing. The hosts met us at the ferry, escorted us to the house, gave us the run-through, left their phone numbers and made themselves available as needed. The information books at the house provided everything we needed to know.
Some things to be aware of. The house sits above the only real road on the island and there are plenty of vehicles on the island that don't know what a muffler is. The driveway is really steep and it is about 100 stairs up from the roadway. There are roosters everywhere (including the resorts we are told). We didn't partake in the SUP's but it could be a chore to get them up and down. There is not a significant beach here but there is a picnic bench that is on the water. I gather it's not safe to leave things unattended here as one of the residents was nice enough to warn us and held on to our bag when we were in the water.
The property is 10 minutes by car to town and 15 to the nicest public beach. This was exactly what we wanted and provided the perfect non-resort experience we were looking for.
If your not looking to be at a resort so that you can experience the island we highly recommend this very private house!
To experience Bora Bora's heartbeat, culture and cuisine, imagine yourself on a hillside overlooking the lagoon and its various ever-changing shades of blue. Ed and JoAnne Grammens redesigned and furnished HERE MOANA on the northern end of the island as a luxurious bungalow with taste, functionality and all of the amenities of comfort.
The availability of a car; the option of going into town or staying away from the maddening crowd; access to their snorkeling and boating equipment; and the guidance provided in a book written by the Grammens on how to enjoy HERE MOANA and the island help you do what you want to do when you want to do it. Eat in, including an easy-to-use outdoor Weber grille. Eat out. Swim here. Snorkel there. Dance with the mantas. Fish for Pacific Blue.
All in all, HERE MOANA allows you to make your Bora Bora trip very personal. Ed and JoAnne provide you with the opportunity, knowledge and facilities. The rest is in your hands.
The bungalow was everything that we hoped it would be and more. The photos do not do it justice. We really loved our stay here and hope to return one day soon.
The entire experience of renting the Bora Bora bungalow from Ed was very efficient . Ed provided us timely responses and provided specific information regarding our upcoming stay. We were greeted at Viatape by Christophe and Ginou u gave us a warm welcome and took us directly to the condo using the rental car that we rented from Ed. Very convenient. Also we were so appreciative of help provided by Coralie (Ginou's niece) The condo is beautifully furnished and has all the comforts of home. The views from the condo are spectacular . The lanai has relaxing patio furniture and a large table and chairs. We ate most of our meals on the lanai because where could u find a better view? We highly recommend renting the Bora Bora bungalow u will not be disappointed!
The reviews for this bungalow are top notch and having experienced it Ed's bungalow does not disappoint. It's beautifully designed with all the right amenities to make you feel completely at home and comfortable including a big kitchen where we cooked up fresh Ahi tuna. We were grateful for the unexpected care and attention Ed puts towards ensuring you get the most out of your stay before and during your visit. His input into where to shop and even the best flight options was invaluable and made this 10 year anniversary trip truly memorable!
This is a fabulous bungalow at the north end of the island, with a stunning view, huge deck and comfortable padded lounge chairs.
From the pictures online the bungalow looks really nice, yet it is absolutely incredible in person (living room, kitchen and deck all appear narrow in photos; rooms are actually much larger). From the moment you walk in the door and see two walls of windows (view can be seen from the bed too), then step out onto the deck... you're hooked!
Unless we we're outside playing, we spent the majority of our time on the expansive bungalow deck, almost an extension of the living room with the nicely finished wood floor, plus dining table.
Ed and JoAnne spared no expense with their remodel including furniture and finishing touches.
Everything was easy, their hosts greeted us at the dock, took us to the condo and let us know how everything works. They'll also give you a lift at the end of your stay, to the ferry or your next home on the island. Ed and his crew in Bora Bora are responsive and reliable.
Their 2 bikes, kayaks and SUPs were a big plus, since we are very active. Biked ~6 miles to Vaitape a few times and all the way around the entire island once ~22 miles, plus kayaked to the coral gardens twice for snorkeling.
The full kitchen saved us money too, since it's easy to spend $60 to $100 USD on lunch or dinner for 2 without alcohol.
We spent 5 nights in the bungalow and wished we could have stayed another 7 (booked solid tho). Instead we hopped around the island; Matira Beach, Vaitape and then our last 2 nights will be in a glass bottom hut at Le Meridien.
I've never been awake so early consistently to watch the sunrise. You'll be in a great sunrise and sunset location.
I told my husband, if Ed wanted to give us this place, I'd take it ;-)
Dan & Tammy (Golden, CO)
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
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