4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 8 (possibility of renting extra studio)
- english, french, spanish
Check-in: 11:00 AM
Check-out: 4:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Amazing house & staff, Amazing location
The house is in such a beautiful location. Steps from clear water snorkeling with green mountains in the back. It's a photographers dream. The staff was great to work with & very attentive. Fresh tropical flower arrangements, fruit & some water bottles along with a lei greeting were nice touches. Plenty of dishes, pans, silverware, toaster, towels, & best of all a washer, drier & a cloths line at the back of the property. The grounds are pretty with plumeria, hibiscus, & a variety of other flowers & bushes & trees. The veranda that faces the ocean has plenty of seating & a table to eat at. There's even a separate open building area to grill & sit in. We never ate inside. There's a outdoor shower to rinse sea water off & foot wash station by the porch steps. Out door lights illuminate the beach if you like walking in the sand after sunset. Not much to be done about it, but be advised there are noises from chickens, other people's dogs, & gecko's chirping. Just bring ear plugs if sensitive to sleeping. The sound of the ocean waves help. Air conditioning is only in 2 bedrooms, but opening both front & back sliding doors gives a good cross breeze. About 2 blocks away they burn leaves & brush making smoke that can come in the open windows & doors. We felt safe here, but anytime you're gone, or at the beach, we closed up the doors & windows. The pretty wood floors in the living room are nice as many rental houses have hard tile everywhere. The refrigerator is large & has a freezer on the bottom making getting groceries easy. The lady who handles booking is quick to answer questions & very helpful. The lady who does housekeeping is kind & attentive & helped us figure things out. The guy who takes care of the grounds & security is pleasant & does good work keeping the property looking nice. You can not beat this location. Sunset over the water, every shade of blue in the reef with coral & fish right at your door step. They have kayaks, paddles & even snorkel fins available. It's stunningly beautiful & we were very happy being in this lovely house instead of the over crowded hotel scene. We highly recommend staying here. You won't want to leave.
This property is absolutely amazing. Most beautiful place on the island. We will be back!
Thank you for choosing our property. I look forward in welcoming you and your family back to Moorea. Hopefully for a longer stay.
Perfect vacation home!
This was our second stay at Fare Varari. The house is perfect for our family vacation. The kids love the beautiful water and snorkeling. It is a perfect place to get away!
Thank you Amy for staying at the property a second time! Glad you enjoyed once more.
I would book this home again--pros outweigh the cons.
Pros: It was perfect for two couples; there are comfortable bedrooms w/ A/C and bathrooms on either side of the house. The main shared space has amazing windows to enjoy the view from the front (gardens) and back (beach/ocean.) The big, quiet beach is only steps away, and it is a magical place in the world. We all stared repeatedly in wonder of the beauty. The barrier reef make the water glassy, there is great snorkeling, there are sting rays and black tip reef sharks swimming through constantly. (This is a good thing. :)) One needs only walk a few steps on to the beach to witness some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.
The property is gated and fenced, feels private and is beautifully maintained. There is a building with a gym/laundry/sauna and another large cabana building with outdoor kitchen all on about an acre.
The owners graciously and kindly accommodated our check-in time and staff had a lovely welcome for us. I don't want to ruin the surprise, but part of it included a generous supply of beautiful local fruit, which we loved. (There were a few other welcome surprises--nice touch!)
1. This is likely a potential problem for all properties on the island, but there was an attempted burglary while we were there. When the four of us had gone into the water, a man was trying all the windows and doors to enter the home. I witnessed this, and he ran (and jumped over the fence) when I approached. Renters--keep everything locked up, including windows and doors, even when you are home. I wish the owners warned guests of being careful, but ultimately, it's our own responsibility to be vigilant.
2. The ad mentioned 3 kayaks and an outrigger canoe, but they weren't all functional. Only one kayak paddle was functional. We patched a second paddle with paracord, so it would stay together The third was beyond repair. The outrigger has also seen better days and no one was confident using it on the water. (It's patched with a stick.)
3. You receive an automatic driveway gate opener to use, but ours ran out of battery towards the end of the stay. We weren't given a key to get in the man door, so someone had to jump over the gate to manually open it. Perhaps give future guests the man door gate key as backup.
Despite the cons, I would stay here again in a heartbeat. The home is lovely and the place it is.. is one of the most beautiful on earth. It's a soul-soothing place.
Thank you so much for your comments and feedback.
I am profoundly sorry for your negative experience with a potential burglary. Moorea’s petty crime rate is among the lowest anywhere and you are wise to keep all valuables locked in the safe provided. We also provide overnight security for all of our guests.
It is great people like you who provide constructive feedback that keeps us always striving to exceed all our guests expectations. I will address all of the items you mentioned immediately.
Please accept my sincere apology for a less than ideal visit on Moorea.
Certainly I hope you will visit our island paradise again.
Wonderful Stay in Arue!
We loved our stay in this property. The property was better than advertised and it was in a great accessible location on the island. We look forward to staying here again on a later visit!
Maururu roa Tim, for your kind words but my property is in Haapiti, Moorea; Arue is on the main island.
Anyway, we look forward having you back with everyone (8 of you) and all the bags. Since you are returning, your family gathering must have been a success, thriled to be part of it. Until then, sunny regards to All.
Bel endroit de détente et partage
J'ai bien vu que vous avez beaucoup apprécié puisque vous nous revenez déjà (2 fois), comme la plupart de nos clients. Vous êtes aussi superbes et nous avons hâte de vous revoir.
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