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Moorea, Deluxe Beach Villa Cook, Robinson's Cove

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 mezzanine, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Welcome to the Robinson's Cove Villas, located along a small private beach in the heart of the splendid island of Moorea, 30 minutes away from Tahiti. Houses are rare in the neighborhood, and untouched nature is everywhere waiting for you. Our beach Villas are in an exceptional site, right by the lagoon in Opunohu bay (the most beautiful bay in all Polynesia according to yachtsmen!), surrounded by breathtaking peaks and by a luxurious nature famous for its untouched and original beauty. It is in this surrounding that historical films about Polynesia are regularly shot (Namely 'The Bounty' in 1984 with Mel Gibson, etc). The largest private yachts anchor frequently not far from the Villa, as 'Robinson's Cove' offers complete tranquility and an excellent shelter, it did for Captain James Cook who discovered the bay and was the first to moor there in 1777; nothing has changed since that time!

Car:: Car: Mini van TOYOTA (A/C, 7 seats) is available or FORD Sedan (A/C, 5 seats), under a rent and drive package. Please ask for conditions and details by email.

Snorkeling / Diving / Lagoon:: Snorkeling: The beach in front of the villas is on a small undewater plateau where you can walk for about 20 meters (60 ft). Then there is a drop off 25 meters (80 ft) deep. This drop off, home of many sea species, lets you snorkel in full safety among the fish only a few dozen yards from the Villas. There are no big waves on our beach, because we are protected in the bay, so this is excellent for kids and for snorkeling!

Diving: There are many scuba diving centers in Moorea, Alix our caretaker will help you. Moorea is famous for his diving spots.

Excursions on the Lagoon: Whether a simple ride to discover the lagoon or an encounter with whales and dolphins, or waterskiing at sunset, many service providers can pick you up by boat directly at our Villas.

Power Boats: It is possible to rent small power boats with or without a license, for one or several days.

Activities with our partners:: Horseback Riding: There is a ranch not far (about 10 minutes by car) in the Opunohu Valley for memorable rides in spectacular scenery made of peaks and lagoons. 4x4 and Quad bike: For those who prefer the comfort of a motor vehicle, a discovery of the hidden paths and breathtaking peaks can be done in a Jeep or in Quad ATV motorcycle. Hiking: On the mountainside or throughout the tropical jungle, there is nothing like hiking, but it is safer to hire a guide! Marathon: Marathons, triathlons, etc. are regularly organized by the Te Moorea Sports Association. Golf: The new Moorea Golf Course is 15 minutes drive away, near the airport. Spa : Several Spas are located in Moorea Island, including Helen'Spa, who created the first Tahitian Spa in 1999, ranked among the most beautiful spas in the world.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About denis

We bought this property in 2005, and after much enhancement, turned it into a Vacation Rental 2 years later. Robinson's Cove Villas was born. In 2010 we added two new authentic wooden Villas in the grounds next door. We hope to welcome you in our paradise, in the stunning and unique Opunohu bay, Moorea Island.

denis purchased this villa in 2005

Why denis chose French Polynesia

Our beach Villas are located in an exceptional site in Moorea Island, right by the lagoon in Opunohu bay (the most beautiful bay in all Polynesia according to yachtsmen!), surrounded by breathtaking peaks and by a luxurious nature famous for its untouched and original beauty. Houses are rare in the neighborhood, and untouched nature is everywhere waiting for you. It is in this surrounding that historical films about Polynesia are regularly shot (Namely 'The Bounty' in 1984 with Mel Gibson, etc). The largest private yachts anchor frequently not far from the Villa, as 'Robinson's Cove' offers complete tranquility and an excellent shelter, it did for Captain James Cook who discovered the bay and was the first to moor there in 1777; nothing has changed since that time!

What makes this villa unique

We have a concierge living in our grounds in her own bungalow, she will be able to help you for any leisure activity or outing you might wish during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Aloha Denis from Hawaii,

I am sorry for not responding to you sooner. Louise and I are back home and settled in. It was very hard getting on the ferry to leave Moorea. Our time spent there was one of the best vacations we have had together in the last 30 years. Your place is a very special and one that will remain with us for years to come. The evenings spent on the lanai listening to water lap on the rocks put us into a different state of mind. It has been a very long time since we haven't been interupted by a cell phone call or had to answer e-mails at the drop of a hat. Alix was outstanding! The only time we saw her was when we needed her help and then there she was. I have passed Robinson's Cove on to a young couple who are friends of one of my managers. They are being married next year and I have recomended them to stay with you. They are from New York so you may hear from them.

Best of luck to you and your team.


Barry & Louise
Nov 2010
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French Polynesia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom indoor - toilet , shower
    Bathroom outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 2 brand new bathrooms, including semi-outdoor with direct beach access.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Beach Bedroom - 1 queen
    Garden Bedroom - 1 queen
    Mezzanine - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , small mezzanine to sleep 4
  • Greatest Comfort Capacity: 2 or 4 persons. The Villa is extremely comfortable for 2 or 4 persons, each couple having its own bedroom and its own bathroom. Maximum Capacity: 6 to 8 persons. With the use of the mezzanine (1 double bed + 2 single beds), the villa can also accommodate up to 6 adults and 2 children, or even 8 adults but then gets a bit crowdy.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Villa features - 2 air conditioned double bedrooms , one of which opening directly on the beach, - 2 bathrooms with spatious showers, - 1 large living room (40 m2, 430 sqft), 1 equipped kitchen, 1 office, - 1 mezzanine with 1 double bed + 2 individual beds. The deck: all the bay windows open on a large wooden deck surrounding the villa with a dining area and an outside living room, facing the beach.


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Moorea, Deluxe Beach Villa Cook, Robinson's Cove
average rating of 4.5 based on 27 reviews
Novi, Michigan

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 12 day's at Robinson's Cove in Nov & Dec 2009. We had an absolute great time. The house was in great shape, clean, and everything worked. It was so nice to have the option to eat at home some times, and having a full kitchen made cooking easy. We loved how secluded the house was and how Alix (the caretaker) respected our privacy. We rented a car through the owner, and it was indespenible, if you stay here you have to do it.

Overall, we would not hesitate to go back or recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2010
  • Stayed: January 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cudjoe Key, Florida USA

Peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

Spent a week at the Villa. The view and location is very nice the manager is very helpful. I rented a car from the owner a must and reasonable price. The house is well furnished and kitchen well supplied for cooking. Only a/c in bedrooms so can get warm inside but good for sleeping. The snorkeling right off the beach was great a lot of reef fish and coral. Overhaul the property is great and private with a fantastic view to enjoy and good outdoor seating.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed our property in Robinson's Cove Moorea and the service from our Concierge living on site. Being by the lagoon is a very special treat indeed, it feels at times just like being in front of a lake, with the majestuous mountains of Opunohu bay surrounding you. Hope you will return and enjoy all this again! Kind regards, Denis.
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Villa Wallis

  • 4 of 5

First let me say the location and views from the Villa are spectacular.There were a couple of items I think would improve the overall stay there. The furniture is adequate in the living area but could be more comfortable. The mini split AC is only located in the downstairs master bedroom which made the rest of the house very uncomfortable as there was a lack of breeze to flow through the house. It would be most beneficial if a ceiling fan was placed in the living room downstairs and another AC mini split for the upstairs sleeping area as it was extremely hot and humid upstairs for sleeping conditions.

The kitchen well supplied. The bathroom and shower areas were wonderful and it was convenient to have a washer and dryer in the unit.

Wonderful private beach and many toys to keep everyone entertained. The property manager, Alex, is extremely friendly and helpful. A wonderful addition to the property.

Denis, the owner was extremely easy to work with and very cooperative. He called me immediately whenever I had a question regarding the property prior to our arrival.

Phil & Denise T, Indio CA

Beverly B, Steamboat Springs, CO

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura, California


  • 5 of 5

Villa Cook was everything we were promised. Sitting on the water's edge it was a peaceful haven.

Lots of light and tasteful furnishing. The 2 bedrooms had well working air conditioners, although rarely needed since it cooled down to the mid seventies during the night.

Well equipped kitchen with starter supplies of coffee, sugar, spices, etc. Even a bottle of lovely sparkling wine awaited us upon arrival.

Alix was very helpful whenever we had a question.

Snorkeling right in front of the house was wonderful!

I hope we can return one day..

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review, glad everything went well. Villa Cook is our best Deluxe beach Villa in Robinson's Cove, but we also propose several other beach Villas through Moorea and Bora Bora. Hope you will return :)
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Saskatoon, SK Canada

An amazing holiday retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our Tahiti trip where we spent our first week in the Villa Cook.

I was very impressed with the accommodations and all the extra curricular opportunities right at the property. All kinds of things were provided, kayak, life jackets, snorkel gear (although we had our own) and the fishing tackle was even put to use. Just a stick, fishing line and a hook were all that was needed for my friend's 10 year old to catch (and release) fish just feet from the deck steps.

Alix and her kids were a delight. The four legged kids hung out with us all week and we all enjoyed their antics..

Thank you for sharing this paradise with us Denis, our trip was all that we hoped it would be and I hope to be back someday. Best New Year's ever!

Derrick and Karen Astle

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review :). It looks you enjoyed this beach Villa as if it was your own beach Home... and this is our best reward! Good idea also to have rented the additional bungalow for the 3rd couple. You are welcome back anytime! Kind regards. Denis, owner, & Alix concierge on site.
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Postcard perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I recently returned from a stay at Robinson’s Cover (Villa Wallis). This was a BIG trip for us and we did endless research trying to pick the best place and I can say that Villa Wallis was exactly what we had hoped! The location and view (in every direction) is like stepping into a post card! The Villa was exactly as advertised and I must admit, that if anything, the pictures do not truly do justice to the place. The lanai is amazing. The view from the bedroom is stunning. The beach is excellent for sunning. The snorkeling is great with shallows and a reef wall just off shore. While there we saw a pod of 10 dolphins. The location is ideal and with a car most everything is 5 – 20 minutes away. We took advantage of the boat rental and had a wonderful day touring around the bay and lagoon. Denis (The Owner) was extremely helpful and quick to offer suggestions on activities in Moorea or elsewhere in French Polynesia. Alix (The onsite Manager), as I had read in earlier reviews, was wonderful and was quick to offer any assistance and routinely asked if we needed anything. Pepsi (The Dog) was the icing on the cake and always a welcome, discreet, and well behaved visitor. We will dream of a return visit until that dream is attained!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review :) It is indeed true our premises location is rather astonishing, and staying in Villa Wallis certainly adds the final touch: this all wooden construction is designed around a half-moon shape lanai, semi-covered for shade and sun, with a few steps leading to the private beach and lagoon. Quite a hard work to import it from Bali and reconstruct it in our grounds in Moorea (a long story short!) but calling it a postcard-like setting is defintiely our best reward!! THANK YOU. Denis and Alix... and Pepsi of course :)
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The magic island of Moorea, Tahiti's little sister, has become a hot spot of tourism in Polynesia. With its diversified hotel infrastructure, Moorea possesses all the assets to display its charm and originality: breathtaking and accessible beaches, mysterious and strangely-shaped mountains, scores of nautical activities and unforgettable excursions. Its inhabitants are totally dedicated to offering you a traditional welcome the way ancient Polynesian did. They will help you discover their magnificent island. Only 7 minutes away by plane (or 25m by ferry) from Tahiti, the landscape difference is striking. As you leave behind Papeete's traffic jam, come and immerse yourself in the ever present nature. All around the island (about 60km or 37 miles) the many white sand beaches offer visitors a whole range of beautiful underwater scenery. Even in the shallowest waters, you can admire the amazing fauna and flora of our Polynesian lagoons.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $861.43
cleaning fees $184.59 + Tax
service fees $86.14 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.2%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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