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The Green Room Villa: Teahupo'O, Tahiti Vacation Rental.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The only vacation rental in the beautiful surfing village of Teahupoo, this four-bedroom two-bathroom house is ideally located a five-minute walk from the shore break and a two-minute walk to a crystal clear river pool. Surfers can be in the lineup in less than a half an hour by a jog to the point and a quick paddle out. This quiet community is unique in Tahiti both for its laid back surfing atmosphere and for its uncommonly welcoming and traditional Polynesian ambiance.

The artistic wooden house is 1,250 square feet plus a huge 270 square foot deck so you can practically live outdoors. The house is an octagon with an open-air area at its center - a mangosteen tree grows out of the middle and the area brings in lots of light as well as views of the mountains, and at night, the moon.

All the main rooms have teak floors while the bathrooms and kitchen are tiled. The custom made windows and kitchen cabinetry are made from hardwoods and the house is furnished with Bali style teak furniture. The home is designed to catch tropical breezes so it's often noticeably cooler than outside even without air-conditioning.

Over 18 types of fruit grow in the 3/4 acre garden including the usual suspects like mango, papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, banana and lime but also rare species to Polynesia such as giant South American pink pomelos, cinnamon and cocoa.

Hiking trails, kayaking, snorkeling, surfing and swimming are literally right outside the door. One third of a mile from the main road, the house is quiet, far from any traffic and is perfect for children and active families.

Keywords: Tropical villa, bungalow, bungalo, house, house with veranda

More Details

Josh Humbert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Josh Humbert

We designed and built the house for our family of four.

I own a pearl farm in the Tuamotus and also shoot photos for NatGeo Creative. My wife Celeste is a travel writer for Lonely Planet guide books. We are currently based in Portland, Oregon USA until our kids (15 and 17) get through high school.

I love to spearfish and surf. I was the president of the local surf club and really enjoyed getting to know the kids and their families who are sprinkled throughout the village.

We raised our kids in our home in Teahupo'o and will forever return for its peace and beauty.

Why Josh Humbert chose Teahupo'o

We built our house here because the community is unique in that the people are warm and welcoming to foreigners. The 'End of the Road' has everything we were looking for: tranquility, safety, easy access to the ocean and a river with crystal clear water coming from the mountain.

What makes this house unique

Unlike other hotels or hostels in the area, ours is the only one that is in the village of Teahupo'o and within easy walking distance of the river, the beach and The Point.

Be sure to wave hello to the friendly neighbors as is the local custom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"My wife and I absolutely loved our time in Teahupoo at Josh's place. It was relaxing, comfortable/clean accommodations, and a nice change-of-scenery and pace from Moorea. We took advantage of the spacious deck by eating dinner outside and passed our time reading in the hammock while taking in the panoramic view of the ocean. The perfect way to spend the day in paradise on our Honeymoon!"


San Francisco
Jul 2013
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Teahupo'o House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) The queen is in the master bedroom and the second room. Two Single Beds are in third bedroom. Futon in the main living room which folds out into a queen.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is no air con in the main house but it is up high and catches breezes easily. The garden is full of exotic fruit trees including bananas, mangoes, starfruit, custard apple, pomello, passion fruit, limes and many more. Guests are welcome to enjoy whatever fruit is in season.


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The Green Room Villa: Teahupo'O, Tahiti Vacation Rental.
average rating of 4.965517 based on 30 reviews

Experience Tahitian Culture Right Here!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property at the End of the Road!

We stayed at this unique vacation rental on our 10 day trip in Tahiti and wish we could stay much longer. The home is located at the end of the road in Teahupoo, where the world famous surf break is. Booking the property was a breeze and Josh and Celeste gave us all the information we needed to make our trip smooth. Upon arrival at the end of the road, we were promptly met by Theresa who guided us to the house. Wow, we couldn't believe the beauty of the place! Theresa and her daughter, Eliane lives next door and were very helpful during our stay there.

The unique octagonal home is the last house on a neighborhood road, and it's backed up against a lush green hillside. The front yard is large with lots of fruit trees, including starfruits, rambutans, passion fruit etc. There are also several Tahitian gardenia bushes that give off a heavenly scent every night. Inside the home, there are 3 very comfortable bedrooms, complete with mosquito netting and fans. The house is well designed as there is an air well in the middle of the home, which helps with air circulation. Did I mention that there is a planted mangosteen tree in the air well? Lucky for us, it was mangosteen season when we were there and it was fresh rambutans and mangosteens for breakfast everyday. We cooked quite a number of meals at home to save some money since eating out can be expensive. The kitchen is well equipped with a toaster, blender, pots and pans, kettle plus everything else one might need. The closest grocery stop (Tesco) is about 20 mins drive where you can get all the supplies you need.

In terms of location, the Green Room Villa is strategically situated for travelers who are looking to get away from it all and to immerse yourself in some Polynesian culture as the home is tucked away in a local neighborhood. Tahitians are one of the most beautiful people that we've come across, inside and out. On our daily walks down to the beach (~5-10 min walk) along the river, we would exchange "la orana", which means "hello" with everyone we see. The locals are really friendly and there isn't one person that we've come across that did not greet us with a smile. Snorkeling is great at the Point with its calm clear waters and lots of fishes. Not to mention majestic mountains as the backdrop!

This unique home is suitable for either large families or a romantic getaway for two. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stephanie for your kind words and great review. It was really good having you guys and we look forward to having you back. :)
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Green Room Villa - a beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Teahupo'o and love the Green Room Villa. The facility was beautiful, quiet, serene and very livable. The walk to the beach was delightful and is was nice to have the river close to explore. We loved the area because it was far from tourist-type environment. The people were the most friendly and helpful we have ever been around. The water was beautiful, the scenery and view up the canyon incredible. We loved our trip and loved working with you both. Thanks so very much! Susie and Bill

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amagansett, NY

Five star relaxed beach house in the jungle

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, this place was perfect for a family vacation close to great surfing and dolphin watching - this experience we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Destination Like No Other

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Josh & Celeste, this is one of the best trips my fiancée and I have ever been on. Away from the touristy side of the island, this perfect getaway is literally at the end of the road and sets you up for instant success and relaxation. We were greeted by Theresa and her daughter who live nearby and take care of the property. We followed Theresa on her bicycle to the Green Room and we were immediately in heaven. Beautiful yard with fruit trees, a lush, majestic mountain backdrop, walkable access to the ocean and amazing snorkeling. The Villa itself is incredible. Comfortable and unique, there is a hammock waiting for you on the huge deck where we spent all of our evenings either reading, enjoying the sunset or watching a movie on a laptop. Absolutely serene. The beds are comfy as is the couch. The live tree in the middle of the villa is incredible and sets the mood for a wonderful getaway. We cooked up fresh ahi, spaghetti, yummy drinks and so many other great meals and snacks in the kitchen, all gathered from the local vendors just up the road. Highly recommend this once in a lifetime experience!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joshua for your review. :) We really appreciate it and are so glad you guys "get" what our place is about.
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Experience Tahiti in An Unique Way!

  • 5 of 5

I had one of the most amazing time in Tahiti, largely thanks to my stay at the Green Home Villa. We (my sister and brother in law) got to the entrance gate, were greeted by our neighbor, Theresa whom showed us our way to the house. As we pulled into the property, we were certainly mesmerized by the unbelievable view of the mountains.

Here are some of the many reasons why the Green Room Villa is such an awesome place to stay:

1) It is situated at "the end of the road" (Teahupo'o) in Tahiti Iti. What does this mean? It's the furthest point which you could travel by car from the capital, Papeete. You really get to experience the culture being so far from the capital.

2) Everyone you meet in that area is extremely friendly! Expect to see lots of smiles, "la oranas" (hello), and waves around this part of town!

3) Great waves for surfing! If you're a surfer, you've probably heard of Teahupo'o waves and you don't want to miss this spot which is really close to the Green Home Villa. If you're like me and are not quite surfer level yet (or at all), get a boat taxi (there's one just walking distance - at the restaurant at the end of the road) to these waves and watch other people surf! I guarantee you'll be wowed.

4) Great snorkeling spots nearby. You don't have to get very far to find a great snorkeling spot. I'm not a great swimmer, so I didn't swim far out, but enjoyed having (almost) daily snorkeling sessions in fairly shallow waters.

5) Last but not least, Green Home Villa itself really has everything you need to make your stay in Tahiti a relaxing and memorable one. The hosts, Josh and Celeste provided us with everything we needed, along with local tips before we even arrived to make sure we fully experienced what Tahiti has to offer.

In terms of the place itself, everything was clean and the beds were comfortable. I even fell asleep on the hammock on the deck the very first day we arrived. There would always be "hammock time" for me everyday :)

There's also a fully functioning kitchen you could use - a plus for those of you who'd like to prepare meals at home to save some $$$.

Oh, and before I forget, there are several fruit trees in the property that you could literally just pluck and eat em fresh!

All in all, I highly recommend the Green Home Villa as it'll allow you to fully experience Tahiti in an unique way!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Fabulous house, perfect respite

  • 5 of 5

This house is exceptional, and if you are looking to get away from the touristy stuff and have a little more adventure, this is the perfect place. Our party spoke very little french, but had no trouble at all connecting with the caretaker. The beach is a short walk away, and the river the flows nearby is delightfully cool with some deep pools to soak the heat away in. The most adventurous of our party took a out and back hike up the river to where it splits into two sources, and followed one for a bit too, before returning back. He reports pools up to his neck, rapids, and a wild pig sighting!

Guests should be aware that it is best to hit up the Carrefour on your way in for supplies, keep all food in the refrigerator and away from ants (remove the snacks from your day bags before bed, or you could return to an ant party!) We went in March and it was hot! Showers and dips in the river helped, and the porch was livable even in the hottest part of the day. If you need an air-conditioned respite, we really enjoyed the Chinese food place Restaurant T.K.T Panda in Taravao across from a small market.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Our house is located in the peaceful and laidback town of Teahupo'o at the end of the road in Tahiti. The locals are friendly and not at all jaded to tourism, despite the nearly 16 years that it has been a stop on the World Tour of professional surfing. It's possible to just walk off the beach and snorkel or spearfish in the coral gardens in the bay and in the channel that leads out to sea. Local guides are available to take visitors out for deep sea fishing, big game fishing, whale watching, bird watching and pig hunting. An authentic Polynesian experience is guaranteed.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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