2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Lagoon View, 1200 Sq.Ft, Sleep 4
- english, french, german
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
smoking allowed on the lanai
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Outstanding Accomodations for Experiencing "True" Bora Bora
My wife and I spent 31 days at the Villa and it was nothing short of the perfect accomodations for us. We didn't want to experience Bora Bora from a resort, we wanted to "live" in Bora Bora and be able to make our own meals, come and go to town as we pleased, experience various restaurants and food trucks, and simply live day to day life on this beautiful island. And best of all we could do this at an affordable rate the resorts can't even begin to compete with.
Yes, you will need a car which is essential. Yes, you will have to cook and clean daily. Yes, you will have to make your own fun and be independent. But you'll have everything you need to create a fabulous vacation. The Villa is fully equipt with everything you'll need from cookware and towels to a washer and dryer. Air conditioning is in the two bedrooms and works just fine. We never found the ocean breezes didn't cool down the other areas to our liking. The patio off the front provides the ideal place to watch the happenings going on in the lagoon and to eat and relax. The lagoon is a two minute walk away and provides fantastic swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. In fact we though the snorkeling was very good right near and around the adjacent over-water bungalo's. The available kayaks allowed us to explore the lagoon at our leisure. The grounds, Villa itself and furniture are well maintained and assuming you're not expecting it to be the Four Seasons (or the like) you'll love it!
If your goal is a short visit and you want the pampering of a resort I would recommend you go that route. But if you want to have an extended stay and actually see Bora Bora for what it is this Villa is the absolute best option on the island. A couple tips... bring water shoes, snorkel gear, and spices if you're going to cook at the Villa. Outside of that everything you'll need will either be available at the Villa or for purchase the Chin Lee or Super U grocery stores... and I mean anything you would need they'll have (they're like mini Wallmart's).
A final shout-out to the local corresondents. They're kind, love the island and the life it provides and could not have been more gracious to me and my wife.
In closing - this is an OUTSTANDING option if you're self sufficient and not expecting to be pampered, fed and desiring a staff to take care of all your needs.
Questions? Email me and I will be happy to answer them.
It has been a real pleasure to have Mark and Sheryl at my home. They are VERY nice guests and VERY respectful. They wanted to experience the "real" Bora Bora (life of the people on the island, restaurants, excursions, etc). I would host them again and recommend them 100% to the homeaway community! Great guests!
Fabulous views of the Lagoon
This house is situated up a very steep driveway, with fabulous views over the Lagoon. It is a spacious older property but well furnished inside with just about everything you could wish for during your stay. It has a large covered verandah, where you can eat or sit and admire the view, but there is nowhere you can relax in the sun and we would suggest it is not suitable for younger children.
Access to the Lagoon is down a long flight of shallow steps, which are well lit at night and across the main road around the island, which can be quite noisy. It is not really a great place to swim in the Lagoon here as there are several overwater bungalows which you have to navigate around.
There is only 1 beach on BoraBora and it is about a 25 minute drive, so you definitely need a car. The only Town is also about a 15 minute drive away.
However almost all the restaurants and activities will collect you from the bottom of the driveway.
Nathalie made us very welcome on our arrival and explained everything in detail. There was good internet, which is rare on the Islands! Pierre provides extremely detailed instructions for everything. He communicated extremely well prior to and during our stay and although we had booked his own car to rent, it was not available and he had arranged for a replacement with Avis.
This is a good option if you do not want to stay in a resort.
First Class, 5 stars, Killer Views
This is a classy home, with amazing views. It is nicely decorated, super clean, and in excellent condition. Check in was easy.
It was a real pleasure to have Todd and his family as guests at my house. Very nice and respectful people! I would host them again and can recommend them to the Homeaway owners community. Pierre
Our Family Week in Bora Bora
My wife and son and son's girlfriend just finished an amazing week in Bora Bora at Pierre's condominium on the north shore. When we first arrived Pierre had arranged for an AVIS rent-a-car for us since his car (which he provides as part of his villa rental program) was undergoing repairs. A few minutes with AVIS at the Vaitape dock and we were on our way to the villa where Nathalie and her husband greeted us. We immediately were amazed by the view! The villa was furnished with everything we needed for our stay. The markets near the ferry dock provided us with groceries for most of our week. We visited several restaurants that Pierre had recommended that were excellent, including Bloody Mary's and Matira Beach Restaurant. We did some hiking and a snorkel trip. My son and friend did several scuba dives through a company called TOP DIVE. We also enjoyed renting a small power boat for the day through La Plage. Our last day we set up a day pass at the Intercontinental Deep Ocean Spa and had couples massages and enjoyed their facilities. Pierre's budget friendly rental allowed us to do a lot more activities than we could have if we had stayed at one of the branded over the water bungalows. Many thanks Pierre for a perfect week in Paradise!
It has been a real pleasure to have David and his family as guests at our home. So happy that they enjoyed their stay at my home in Bora Bora. They are very respectful and nice people! I would definitely host them again in the future.
A Nice Place
This is a nice vacation rental and we enjoyed our stay. This place is a good value for the island and might be a good option but make sure it's right for you. Here's what we found:
Pros: Fabulous view. Fairly newly decorated with recent bathrooms and kitchen. Great deck. Nice size place. Laundry available was a big plus. An excellent value on a very expensive island. Bora Bora is tough because you have a choice between the close by islands that have the expensive resorts but leave you with no choices for restaurants etc. or the main island that has a little more to do but doesn't have much in terms of luxury. At this price there is very little that will give you this much room and this view. Communication was excellent with Pierre and having the taxi paid both ways and waiting was really good. Overall very well maintained and just as described. An excellent vacation rental in these respects!
Cons:Clearly mentioned in the description is that just the bedrooms are air conditioned. They stay a perfect temperature but the rest of the unit gets up to about 90 degrees F because it is not insulated(as most building aren't there) so this may be a problem for you.
We found the scooters going by early, some with no mufflers, woke us early.
It's a fifteen minute drive to restaurants etc. so a car is a must. The car available with the unit has some transmission problems but will get you there. Again, about half the price of the next best option but know it needs work.
In conclusion, if you go into this fully knowing what you're getting you will be happy. If the things mentioned will bother you, you may have to spend a lot for a resort. Overall excellent value.
Terrific views and total privacy
Pierre, We cannot thank you enough for your generous offer of taking care of the Avis car rental for 4 days, due to your car needing repair. Natalie was super in all of her help before and after the stay at your wonderful condo. Everything was even better than expected---the view was mesmerizing and we could not get enough of it. The a/c in the bedroom was unexpectedly nice, the furnishings and decorations were terrific. It has to be one of the best deals on the island for rentals. Your details for the place, restaurant recommendations, and places to see were all excellent. Natalie gave us a good tip on a dive trip through one of her friends and she told us about the boat to/from Pearl Beach Resort, which we took advantage of, as it included lunch there and all of the amenities for the day. Your place was the key to our enjoyment of beautiful Bora Bora. Thank you so much for all that you have done to make our stay so enjoyable. It was the highlight of our trip to French Polynesia.
Dear Murray and Barbara! It has been a real pleasure to have you both as guests at my home in Bora Bora! You were great guests! I look forward to seeing you back here in the future! Warm regards Pierre