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Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4

WE HAVE THE ONLY THREE OVER WATER BUNGALOWS WITH FULL AIR CONDITIONING, new appliances and KAYAKS! Extra housekeeping available, as well as special catered in bungalow dining (Must be booked well in advance)! COMPARE OUR RATES TO THE RESORTS... The owners of the Black Pearl Over Water Bungalow are proud to present Marlon Brando's own over water bungalow in Bora Bora. Along with his second Bungalow, Marlon's Over Water Hideaway... 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 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 to 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. 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 Information: As the owners of the very popular Black Pearl Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora, we can't tell you how excited we are to offer, for the first time, Marlon Brando's historic over water bungalow for vacation rentals. We remodeled the bungalow to meet the needs of our sophisticated travelers and it is beautiful. Marlon Brando owned two bungalows, one for him and one for his friends. We have purchased both. Both Brando's Bora Bora Bungalow and Marlon's over water hideaway are the perfect location for snorkeling, walking hiking and swimming. 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.

Please reserve early as high season books up fast.

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. Nir's rates for his 'Client cars' are far below the rental car places 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. We use Rawhide Travel for this. They have been working with French Polynesia for over thirty five years and can take care of all your travel needs. Toll free number is: 888 222-7594

More Details

Richard and Seiko Holland
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


French Polynesia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • 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
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautiful, remodeled bathroom with dual sinks, granite counter top native woods, large shower with rain head.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Air conditioned Large bedroom with queen sized bed (Sleeps two). Looks out over the beautiful lagoon! The guest room also has air conditioning and two twin beds and also looks out at the lagoon...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two lounge chairs on veranda. Car rental can be provided. NOW WITH FREE WIFI! A safe is included. Kayaks now included! 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 that purpose. Please Note: Contact our manager Nir, directly for Car Rentals. A car is necessary. Great News!!!! Our manager Nir, is now offering special Service Cars. 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. Please Note: Nir now has three cars for rent with auto and air. Prices vary accordingly.


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Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
Belfair, Wa.

Wonderful accommodations!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the accommodations, though the weather affected our water activities. Having a kitchen, barbecue grill, deck, and water toys really helped the situation. If someone wants to stay in over water bungalows, this experience is much less expensive than the 4-star resorts and has much more to offer!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice vacation, two adults and a 12 year old kid. Plenty of space for us and everything worked out well, including the AC which is a must for spoiled people like us. The bungalow gives you an opportunity to enjoy and connect with the island with everything it has, from the high-end services to the local lifestyle. We went in the low season (January) and had good weather except for 2 days that marked the end of a storm. FYI: there are 13 hours of daylight in Jan and 11 in June. Nir was very helpful and I would recommend renting a boat and driving around, the lagoon is fantastic. Expensive but fantastic. Many thanks to Nir and Richard, we hope to come back someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing what you get for the price!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on the water for an amazing price. Car came with the reservation and Nir meets you and sends you off at the boat. Super friendly and professional - he made us feel so welcome - thanks Nir!

Big thanks to Richard Holland - it was the most perfect stay for our family!!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jody! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! It means the world to us. With warm regards, Richard
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Outstanding Experience

  • 5 of 5

Richard, the owner, was so accommodating and informative about both his house and island... made it all so easy! We were looking for the Overwater experience with the ability to cook our own meals, have some privacy, and be able to actually be "on" Bora Bora and not just "looking" at Bora Bora from a hotel atmosphere on a motu. 1450 sq ft (no hotel room here), A/C throughout (but only used it in bedroom), and double sinks in bathroom. Built by Brando, but updated nicely by Richard. The ability to dive into the water at anytime, sit on the deck with a good book, kayak (included- seats 1 or 2) around, snorkel, watch the boats go by, BBQ, and feed the fish (French bread their preference). We did some hiking, snorkeling trip (manta rays, eagle rays, tropical fish eating out of your hand, and coral like you've never seen before). Get a car from Nir (Richard's local correspondent-- he also gives you a phone if you need him for anything-- good guy!) so you can drive around the island (beautiful), see Mt Otemanu up close, and explore... EASY to do, just keep an eye out for the locals who walk and ride bikes, and the dogs who made the original trip with the Polynesions long long ago--- do tend to bark...but in the laid-back island style, never approach you. Matira beach a must!! Water temp 85 degrees and no chlorine! Pack one pair of shorts, swimsuit, t-shirt or tank, and flip flops---washing machine included w/clothes line at end of deck. Marlon Brando was a smart guy... and Richard.

Thanks, Richard!

Jeff & Wendy

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise, this is!

  • 4 of 5

My wife & I had a wonderful 3 nights in your overwaterbungalow. Having a car allowed us to travel about the island & explore whenever we wanted. Watching the fish from the deck was a special treat. We saw 3 stingrays & we think a baby eel! The AC was excellent. The only complaint would be the lack of snorkel equipment. This should be noted in your posting. We enjoyed Bloody Mary's and noted Seiko name on the outside wall!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We try our best to make your experience at our bungalows as carefree and comfortable as possible. We do try to keep snorkeling equipment on hand, but they keep walking away. We always success you bring your own, as the fins and masks are sized accordingly. Shortie fins are all that is necessary. I apologize for the lack of gear, it's just so hard to keep them on hand. Many thanks and warm regards! Richard and Seiko
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Montreal Quebec Canada

One of the most beautiful place on the island of Bora Bora.

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most beautiful place on the island. Very private, quiet, clean and have everything you will need for a great stay.

The condo has full kitchen, fridge, stove, BBQ, coffee machine and all. Although in front of the airport, you will not hear anything.

25 min from the closest grocery store, I will suggest you stop on your way there from the ferry. You will need a car. Don't hesitate to buy fresh fish and fruits on the stands on your way to the condo. Then relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Car: necessary

The owners of the Black Pearl are proud to announce the acquisition and remodel of both of Marlon Brando's famous Over water Bungalows with FREE WIFI. Jack Nicholson Owned #3. 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 the same time zone as Hawaii. 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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Cleaning per week $100

2016 Rates; 3 night minimum $475.00 a night
Cleaning fee: $100.00 per week
Breakage Policy: $79.00
Cancellation Policy: I highly recommend travel insurance... 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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