Ed & JoAnne's beautifully renovated bungalow was modern, clean, well appointed and for us a so much better option than being in a resort. We had 2 nights in an over the water bungalow in a resort (no privacy and limited view, and stuck off the main land) and 8 nights in the bungalow on the main land. We enjoyed being with the locals rather than other tourists, we were able to buy local produce and cook for ourselves, eating on the deck with spectacular views of boats, planes, islands, sunsets etc. The water is so clear we could actually spot sting rays swimming past, the binoculars provided were great too. Along with the bikes, paddle boards and snorkels which were available for our use. The internet access was great if required, we barely had the television on as we found so much else to do. We went everywhere by boat as we knew a local, but could have hired one, or hired Ed's car. Chin Lee grocery store has a van which goes past at 7am and 4pm every day, so you could order and they would bring next trip if they didn't have what you wanted. The island tour was great, saw things we would have never found on our own. Felt safe and really enjoyed swimming with stingrays and sharks, also snorkelling to look at coral with Marona from Temanava tours, highly recommended. Smaller traditional boat with less people and Marona knows all the best spots. Did the sulphur sand also on his tour. Went to a Polynesian buffet and dancing at Pearl Beach resort although we weren't staying there you were still welcome.
We were able ring from the bungalow phone our host Christope at any time if we needed something or had an issue (we never needed to).
Just remember, to get a view like that you have to climb the stairs to get there, good exercise and worth it.
Summary for us was the location was perfect, you can stay in a resort and eat the same resort food any where in the world, but if you are coming to Bora Bora this was a much better option. Loved it. We'll be back. Thanks Ed & JoAnne.