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Splendid Villa Overlooking the Lagoon of Bora Bora.

Bedrooms 2
Space 111 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4). Perfect spot for Honeymooners & Families.

Welcome to VILLA VAHIMANUI your vacation paradise in Bora Bora!

VILLA VAHIMANUI is located hillside 100ft (30 meters) above sea level and only 160 ft (50 meters) from the lagoon. This very exclusive Villa overlooking the crystal blue waters of the lagoon offers incredible romantic sunsets as well as a lot of privacy making it the perfect spot for both honeymooners and families.

Enjoy the placid waters of the lagoon with its extraordinary colourful tropical fish allowing endless snorkeling in turquoise and pristine warm waters!The house is surrounded by beautiful exotic and tropical fruit trees in a manicured garden.

This unique, recently built, 1200 square-foot (110 m2) home is part of a famous luxury complex started by Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson. The villa accomodation includes 2 bedrooms with air conditioning, 1 bathroom, a modern full kitchen fit for a chef, a living room and a large covered terrace-lanai overlooking the lagoon.

The interior of this luxury wooden built house is particularly roomy thanks to a cathedral ceiling with a spacious living room and one of the bedrooms opened into it allowing exclusive views right from your king sized bed. The house has been completely redesigned and remodelled in 2015 with maximum comfort and relaxation in mind.

Do you want to know more about VILLA VAHIMANUI? You are now in Paradise!

This piece of paradise is very much in demand. So book early in advance your South Pacific vacation and contact us today : with the pleasure of having you as our guests at VILLA VAHIMANUI!

Tahiti, the port of entry of French Polynesia is linked by non stop scheduled flights to Los Angeles, NZ, Japan, Hawaii, Australia and with one stop to Paris and most European cities. From Tahiti, a 45-minute-flight takes you to Bora Bora.

The internal airline company in French Polynesia is AIR TAHITI. There are 9 flight connections per day between Tahiti and Bora Bora.

The plane from Tahiti lands in Bora Bora on Motu Mute, an offshore islet.Then a free shuttle brings you across the lagoon to VAITAPE, Bora Bora's main village. On the wharf in Vaitape, my local correspondents wait for you to give you the key of the car and of the house. They drive you to the house.


Because there is no public transport service on Bora Bora, you need to rent a car to be independant on the island during your stay . It is essential to go shopping, to go to the restaurant or to visit Bora Bora. Since the car rental companies are very expensive on the island, we offer a car rental service exclusively dedicated to the guests of the Villa (5 seats/automatic gearbox/comprehensive insurance/air conditioning). The rates are unbeatable! Way below the rates of rental companies on the island.

Feel free to ask for this service when booking your stay!

Keywords: waterfront vacation rentals, beach vacation rentals,

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in French Polynesia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Air conditioning, lagoon view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Air Conditioning, LED HD TV + SAT RECEIVER
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wonderful on site snorkeling and fish-feeding.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

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Splendid Villa Overlooking the Lagoon of Bora Bora.
average rating of 4.794872 based on 39 reviews
Ventura, CA

great place to experience Bora Bora!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Pierre:

We had a lovely stay at your Villa Vahimanui. The house was exactly what we wanted for our family in Bora Bora--away from crowds and tourists, but easy to do whatever activities we wanted. The view was just amazing and we could have spent hours looking out from the patio every evening. We never missed any sunsets! The kitchen was well set up and the laundry worked well too. All the landscaping and flowers around the condominiums are really beautiful and nicely done. Barthelemy, the caretaker, was very nice and helpful as well. For us, having the dock and beach right there was great since we were picked up various times by boats and jetskis. It was centrally located so we could travel to different parts of the island easily for sightseeing, going to town, or going to outer motus. We loved our stay in Bora and hope to return before too long. We would stay at Villa Vahimanui again.

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tessa, Thank you very much for your very nice review. So glad that you and your family enjoyed my house in Bora Bora and all the activities that our beautiful island offers! I look forward to seeing you back here in the near future. Warm regards Pierre
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location and home. Kitchen well organized and appointed. Appliances new and very nice. Charming house with unbelievable views. Stairs a bit of a climb but not a problem as they are well maintained. Air conditioned bedrooms almost too cool. Evening breeze is very comfortable on deck or inside home. Immaculate! Natalie and husband very well organized and responsive to questions. Had no problems. Take advantage of the car rental offer. It holds 5 people and some luggage. Great convenience. Host responsive and very gracious sharing info and offering helpful tips for getting settled in. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed my house. Thank you so much for your very nice comments. We look forward to seeing you back here in the future. Warm regards. Pierre
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Essen, Germany


  • 5 of 5

Of all the many places that can be booked at Bora, this property probably offers the best views. Imagine a perhaps 6 m wide window front positioned at an elevated position providing "to die for" views of the lagoon and the motus every minute of the day. More, the internal design is way above average because it's tasteful, accommodating and functional. It is clear that the owner, Pierre, has a personal interest in the property. It was also great that there was a good selection of quality cooking utensils we made good use of. We were also very pleasantly suprised of the quality of the beef and fish at Super U supermarket. Of note was also the large collection of decent French wines which made dinners at home even more enjoyable.

The location of the villa is also brilliant. It's close enough to Vaitape for convenient shoping or a coffee "downtown". On the other hand, there is a small beach at the property that works really well - the snorkeling isn't bad at all especially if you swim over to the left side of Marlon Brando's old house (the one on the left). We also made use of renting Pierre's Peugeot 208 which was fun to drive around with. We should also mention our friendly interactions with Batholomaeus who, in the absence of Natalie, makes sure that everything is fine. He is also quite happy to explain how to catch an octopus with your bare hands, should you be interested.

Maruru Pierre for having us, for answering all our questions promptly, for the pickup service, the flexibility with the arrival and leaving times! We do hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 03/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your very nice review! I am very delighted that you had a great time at my house! There is no greater compliment!I am looking forward to seeing you back here in the near future. Warm regards. Pierre
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Beautiful home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at “Villa Vahimanui”, we felt comfortable! This home has all of the amenities you would need for your stay. Pierre has thought of everything to make you feel at home. It was so clean and inviting, with a fully equipped kitchen, AC and HD TV in the 2 bedrooms, washer and dryer. Comfortable lounge chairs on the lanai to read a book or take a nice nap while enjoying the ocean breeze. The views are amazing! Pierre gave us all kinds of information about the things to do and places to eat on Bora Bora. Pierre's enthusiasm, kindness, and terrific advice made our time on the island all the better. I have never had a more pleasant experience planning a trip. All in all, we had a very relaxing week at Villa Vahimanui with wonderful weather! Can't wait to return to this piece of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very nice words.There is no greater compliment! My caretakers and I do our best to provide the best customer service to our guests. We want them to have a "home away from home" on Bora Bora. Thank you again for staying with us! Warm regards. Pierre
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Orlando Florida

This is a beautiful place. The island experience will stay with you for the rest of your life. Ere

  • 4 of 5

This villa is in an incredible location. The caretakers are awesome. Bora Bora is beautiful. Pierre communicates very well and is a very good host. His villa is in a beautiful location. You will love staying here because the overall experience is wonderful. Now, two things...heed all of the ant warnings. The ants will own you regardless of the precautions that you take. They live there. Amdro makes a product named Ant Block. Apparently it is not available on Bora Bora. It is available in Florida, and it works. Anyway, just be aware that you will need to battle ants. No big deal. Just don't leave anything that you want to eat out on the counter. Also, understand that this villa is very warm. Thankfully, the bedrooms have AC. We were there in the winter and it was hot. The deck and the main room and bathroom are hot. Bedrooms are your safe zone. Again, we are from Florida and very used to hot and humid. This villa is hot. Go down to the water and the temp changes drastically. That said, you really don't want to spend that much time in the villa. Bora Bora is so beautiful that you want to get out and move. When you come back to the villa, you have the AC safe zones. It works. Have fun in this beautiful villa. Oh, by the way, Pierre's Peugeot is fun to drive. Having that is a very nice amenity.

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy, thank you very much for your very nice review. I am happy that you and David enjoyed my house. A few words about ants. My house is located in a beautiful tropical garden so small insects are leaving around. But my house is regularly sprayed for your comfort. As per my instructions mentioned in the house's guestbook , if you don't leave remains of food or drinks in the kitchen and if you put all unpacked food in the refrigerator or in closed hermetic containers in the kitchen closets (plastic box are provided), you will not see them. During your week stay, the outside temperature was hot which is usually not the case during this period of time. There is always a nice breeze going through the house if you open the windows and use the 2 powerful ceiling fans that cool down the inside temperature. Moreover there is AC in the 2 bedrooms if you really want to have more coolness. Best regards. Pierre
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Hillside retreat had all we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Vahimanui had everything we needed and more (with the excellent help and guidance of our hosts!) during our stay on Bora Bora. Staying on the main island opposed to a motu was a special experience for us because it allowed us to see the island lifestyle and visit beaches, snorkel, and go shopping for food. The villa had a stunning views with air conditioned rooms, making it the perfect retreat at the end of a day's adventure. The comfortable beds and seating areas, both indoor and outdoor, made for wonderful places to relax and take in the sights, and talk about the day's events. The kitchen was also very helpful to have for us to prepare food at home. Just be sure to put it all away in the refrigerator to avoid any ants!

We would definitely recommend this villa to friends visiting Bora Bora and looking for a place to stay on the main island. It was the perfect fit for the two of us traveling on our honeymoon. Highly recommend renting the car through Pierre, as we used it all day every day in order to see the island. We enjoyed driving to the south end of the main island to Matira Beach to snorkel, go scuba diving (Eleuthera Diving highly recommended!), walk the beach, and dine (Magasin Matira, and Matira Beach Restaurant were great for a quick snack, and a refined meal).

Pierre and our local hosts, Nathalie and her husband Barthelemy, were wonderfully helpful throughout the whole process. Pierre was extremely clear, helpful, and communicative from our first contact until after our visit, and Nathalie and Barthelemy were available for all of our questions while we were on the island. She left her email address with us, so we were able to send her questions each day, which she would promptly help us with and get back to us. Our transfers and pickups to and from the airport were smooth and well organized as well.

We would definitely go back to Villa Vahimanui in a heartbeat as the perfect place for adventurous couples looking to explore the island from a beautiful spot. We didn't want to leave! Thank you for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Molly and Kainoa, Thank you very much for your very nice review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our house and our beautiful Bora Bora! It was a great pleasure to have you both as guests at our house and we look forward to seeing you back here in the near future! Thank you again for staying with us! Warm regards. Pierre
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Member since: 2005
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Calendar last updated:
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the French Polynesia

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

The rates below are valid for 2017 & 2018. Rates depend on the number of people and the length of stay. All taxes, laundry and cleaning fees are included in the rates below:
€230/nt (min 4 nights). 1week:from €1610; 2weeks:from €2899; 3weeks:from €4100. Reservation Deposit: 50% of the rental amount. Balance to be paid 1 month prior to arrival. In the event of a cancellation, it is necessary to notify owner as soon as possible. The cancellation policy is:
-Cancellation at least 60 days before your arrival date : 100% of the reservation deposit will be paid back to the tenant
-Cancellation within the 60 days before your arrival date: the balance of the rental which has been paid and the reservation deposit are not refundable in any case (*)
(*) whatever the reason for cancellation
Check-in time is 3 p.m. Check-out time is 10 a.m. This is to allow time for cleaning for incoming guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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