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Richard and Seiko Holland

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, Japanese

The Black Pearl, the most beautiful Over Water home in all of French Polynesia.

39 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

A truly spectacular over water Bungalow. Extra housekeeping now available as well as special catered in bungalow dining (Must be booked well in advance)! COMPARE OUR RATES TO THE RESORTS. The Black Pearl is our most Luxurious Bungalow. Truly, the most beautiful privately owned over water home in all of French Polynesia... A gorgeous covered terrace, overlooking the lagoon and palm covered islands, just a few hundred yards away, is fully furnished with quality outdoor furniture and gas barbecue. Here you can enjoy many wonderful hours -- reading a good book, marveling at the natural beauty of the area, or just doing nothing. If you wish to take a dip in the warm waters, nothing could be simpler. Just go down four steps on your private dock and dive in. Right there you can snorkel for hours, check out the thousands of colorful fish in and around the coral reef, or just lie on the beach under a palm tree, while sipping a Tahitian punch.

COMING SOON: Honeymoon, Anniversary and birthday packages!

Please note, that we can help set up tours for you: Authentic Tahitian Motu picnics, Polynesian weddings, Jet skis, shark and manta ray feed, sunset sailing, scuba diving, island jeep and snorkeling tours, even a tattoo with a Tahitian master!

Additional info: Our over water home is the perfect location for snorkeling, walking hiking and swimming and the bungalow comes with two kayaks. Paradise surrounds you.

If you need help with rental cars, international or domestic flights, we can help with that too. We have many returnees and we are confident that this will be your vacation of a lifetime! Our rates are very affordable, especially if you've checked out the prices of some of the 4 and 5 star hotels on the island. Our home is a true travel bargain. Every detail is exquisite. We have a 40 inch flat screen with a home theater system and DVD player, Stereo system that is iPod ready. High speed internet and wifi, Satellite with 2 sports channels, CNN, english movie channels, etc. Bathtub, Walk in shower. This is a luxurious as it gets.

Please reserve early as high season books up fast.

Many thanks and best regards,

Richard and Seiko

CAR RENTAL: You will need a car. Other options are carts, bikes, taxi and water taxi (Not always available).

PLEASE NOTE: Contact our manager directly for CAR RENTALS. His name is Nir, and he can be reached by email. His special 'Client car' rates are far below the car rental companies on the island.

Trip, Airline, Hotel and Car Assistance!!!: We would be pleased and happy to help you with your entire trip to paradise. We can arrange your International Flights to Tahiti on any applicable carrier, as well as your Inter-Island Flights on Air Tahiti. We can also book your Hotel Accommodations and Rentals in Tahiti or on any of the other islands you might care to visit. Please email me for further information.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Richard and Seiko Holland (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, Japanese

Reviews

4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

The Black Pearl, the most beautiful Over Water home in all of French Polynesia.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews
Switzerland
5

our stay in August 2008

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the Black Pearl. We were positively surprised when we saw that it looks even better than on the photos.

The bungalow is a dream come true. The terrace is awesome, overlooking the lagoon and you just want to keep on watching what is going on over and under the water ;-)

If you are looking for relax away from the big resorts on Bora Bora this is the perfect place to go.

We hope to come back one day!

Beatriz & Sash

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beatriz and Sash, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Black Pearl. It really is a special place. I hope you will always remember our little piece of paradise and hopefully come back soon. Many thanks and warm regards, Richard and Seiko
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Alexandria MN
5

30th Anniversary Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I discovered the Black Pearl nearly 2 years ago when researching for our 30th wedding anniversary, and 10 days in Bora Bora was our goal. I contacted Richard who reserved his home for us and kept in contact until the day arrived. Excellent customer service. Always quick responses to any question. He had good advice about our stay at the Intercontinental on Tahiti prior to Bora Bora to ease the jet lag, as well as what to see and do on Bora Bora. The property is unbelievable. 1400 sq ft of private, modern, relaxing comfort sitting over aquamarine bathwater. The pictures don't do it justice. It is beautifully decorated, with a full modern kitchen, COMFORTABLE bed, great shower, AC--all the items on the listing fit together in a very tasteful way. Coffee on the deck in the morning, feeding the fish, WiFi for emails, laying on the sundeck listening to music through the surround sound system, kayaking, RELAXING. Nir, his very nice property manager, has cars for low rent during the stay. He picks you up at dock, gets you oriented, gives you a phone and car to use, and keeps you out of trouble. Great way to get around at will, enjoy the many restaurants and all the island has to offer, instead of being stuck in one spot on an outlying island like the resorts. We spent 3 days at the I.C. in Tahiti prior to Bora Bora and 4 days at the Hilton on Moorea after Bora Bora before returning home, and our time at the Black Pearl was, by far, the highlight. We would not stay on Bora Bora any other way. We hope to return some day soon. Thank you, Richard.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fridley, MN
5

Amazing Property with fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at The Black Pearl. It was evidently the bungalow was recently updated. It was amazing. You could instantly tell the owners take pride in what they do. Every detail was thought of. The descriptions and pictures on the web do not do the property justice. It was better than expected. The on Island property managers met us when we arrived, and had a car waiting for us. I loved the added touch of being able to rent direct, and giving us a local phone to use in case we needed to contact them for anything. It wasn't necessary, as everything needed was provided. Along with excellent directions and tips of places to go. The restaurants that were recommended were spot on as well. We spent most of our time at the bungalow on the porch enjoying the view and watching the fish. It was also fun to watch the locals go by, along with the tours. We saw many people taking pictures of this particular bungalow since it's known that Marlon Brando used to own it. We felt likes stars! Thank you for sharing this amazing bungalow. We will be highly recommending it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Florence AL
5

Outstanding!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently returned from a 4 night stay at the Black Pearl and all I can say is WOW!! We loved everything about it!! The bungalow is superbly appointed and the views... sunsets... and dipping into the crystal clear pristine waters off the deck was just amazing!! Richard was super to deal with. Responded very promptly and wanted to ensure that his guests had everything they needed and would be sure to enjoy this taste of paradise .... and it was paradise!!!! You definitely need a car and Nir was readily available and did an excellent job !! The island is small but a car is needed ... Be aware that the cars are extremely small so plan accordingly. We took advantage of the many excellent restaurants and also per Richards recommendation booked a lagoon lunch tour with Patrick and it was fantastic!! Once again Richard was right on!! Thanks you Richard for all your help in making our dream of spending a few nights in a South Pacific paradise come true. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Hoped to be blessed to be able to return!! Warmest regards to you and your lovely wife!! Lorraine

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cudjoe Key, Florida USA
4

Nice Property

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at the Black Pearl for 10 days the property has been totally updated and is in very good shape. The location is very scenic and private the property is nicely furnished and clean. You can snorkel right off the ladder in a private area. A car is a must to get around the Island. However if you are a animal lover I would not recommend Bora Bora as I still have trouble sleeping due to the abuse of the dogs on the Island very sad as many are starving strays, pregnant females everywhere with young starving and many tied up in yards with chains around there neck on 3 foot chains very hard to accept. None of which is shown in the fantastic photo's shot of the resorts. There is much corruption on the island for funding of humane issues. But aside from that the Island is very beautiful and the property is very nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The culture in French Polynesia has taken a long time to catch up with the United States. Things used to be much worse, but there are now two vets on the island and free food and spaying and neutering as a response to the problem. It has had quite an impact. I am a dog owner in Los Angeles (Four beautiful dogs) that are part of my family. I know that things still have a way to go, but my humble opinion is your are quite sensitive to the issue and it is certainly not as you have painted it. The bungalow is magnificent and the island is truly the most beautiful in the world. There are still things to be addressed, but different cultures take time to improve. Bora Bora is working hard to do that. With kind regards, Richard
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5

Loved our stay, wish we did not have to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Black Pearl was amazing! Richard was great to deal with to get it all set up and the manager in Bora Bora, Nir, was very helpful as well. Nir gave us great suggestions and was there to pick us up at the airport and dropped us back off.

The house was perfect. Nice and quiet and the reef and fish right off the dock were as good as some of the excursions we went on. Snorkeled almost every day off the back dock. We even saw a handful of rays right in front of the dock. Very relaxing time.

The location was good, not in the middle of town so you definitely need a car, which Nir can provide. Nothing is that far away, it is a small island.

We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

James Michener called Bora Bora 'The most beautiful island in the world. And it is, it really is.

Bora Bora is one of the Society Islands in the South Pacific, Tahiti being the largest. It is only a seven and a half hour flight from Los Angeles and only three hours earlier PST. The same time zone as Hawaii. Only two hours when daylight savings time ends. To get there, you take a direct flight to Tahiti and then a 45 minute island hopper to Bora Bora. You are now officially in paradise. Use your state of the art kitchen to prepare a meal, or dine out at the many fine restaurants on the island. The activities are endless if you wish to keep busy, or just lie down on the veranda, listen to the water and finish that 1000 page book you can't seem to finish. Life takes on new meaning when you are surrounded by the serenity and the beauty of Bora Bora. Come and see for yourself!

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Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning per week $100
Property Damage Protection $79

2016 Rates 3 night minimum - $550.00
RATES AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cleaning fee: $100.00 per week
Breakage Policy: $79.00
Cancellation Policy: TRIP INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... Deposit: the deposit paid at time of booking is totally non-refundable.
Rental payment: The balance of rental payment is due no later than 2 months prior to arrival. During that 2 months period, the cancellation is non-refundable, to the following exception: At the guest's request, nights canceled can be re listed as available on our web site. The nights re-booked will be partially refunded. That is all or part of the final payment. Otherwise there are no refunds. I highly recommend getting trip insurance as we are not responsible for weather, travel delays or anything else that may cause your inability to occupy the bungalow for your reserved dates.
You will be sent a release of liability form when I receive your deposit. This must be signed and sent back to me with your final payment.
Please contact owner for more information on property rates. Check in time is 3:00 PM and Check out time is 10:00 AM. This is to allow time for cleaning for incoming guests.

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Amenities

World House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Beautiful, large bathroom with imported Italian marble, a large walk in shower and a separate bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large bedroom with CA King sized bed (Sleeps two). Looks out over the beautiful lagoon!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WE NOW HAVE HIGH SPEED WIFI AND SURROUND SOUND Two lounge chairs on veranda, dining table and gas Barbecue and double Kayak. Car rental can be provided. A safe is included. CNN, Movie channels and sports channels, etc. have been added to satellite. Tennis courts are public and available to use, so bring your racket. However, you will need a car to get to them. You can purchase a phone card for overseas calls and our Manager is never further than a telephone call away. We provide a courtesy cell phone for this purpose. PLEASE NOTE: Contact our Manager directly for CAR RENTALS. His name is Nir, and he can be reached by email. A CAR IS NECESSARY GREAT NEWS!!!! Our manager Nir, is now offering 3 special SERVICE CARS (Auto with air). These cars are only for clients of our bungalows. The rates are unbelievable! WAY BELOW ISLAND PRICES! Please check above for the rental car rates on Bora Bora and see the difference.

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