|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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
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.
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.
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.
"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!"
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.
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I can't say enough about our experience in Tahiti. A group of our friends went this year in August for two weeks, we stayed at the Villa and had the trip of a lifetime.
The house is amazing. It's in the perfect location for a Teahupoo holiday. Josh was extremely helpful and welcoming. He made sure that all of our questions were answered and that our arrival and departure to the house was as easy as possible. He was very responsive and was always available.
Theresa and her daughter were wonderful. They met us at the gate and showed the house even though we flew in late. They made sure that we had everything and solved the Internet issue as soon as we had one. Really amazing people and so nice to have so close.
Really recommend this place for anyone who loves to be around an amazing culture and loves surfing.
Our 3-day stay at Josh's house was the icing on the cake for our trip. The house is located in a beautiful, tranquil area. Even though there are some neighbors nearby, you feel you are all alone in such a great garden, full of exuberant plants and fruit trees - we tried several tropical fruits -, with the lush mountains right at the back. It takes a 5-10 minute walk to get to the beach – and the views are just marvelous.
The house in itself is ample and the internal patio with the tree in the middle is just awesome. The bedrooms were large enough and the beds comfortable. The kitchen has all you need to prepare your meals – even some haute cuisine ingredients!
One highlight is the huge veranda, were we had dinner every day while hearing the waves smashing on the reef.
The youngster somehow regretted that the Internet wasn’t working those days – much to the adults’ delight –, but we were told this was temporary, so hopefully it is already up and running again for those who need it.
All in all, we highly recommend this house on your visit to Tehaupoo.
Thank you, Josh for your kindness and readiness to answer all our questions, and for your clear instructions. See ya next time!
Secluded and very comfortable with easy access to the water and waves. The house is nicely laid out with separate bedrooms and a big kitchen and a nice large covered deck outside for hanging. Tahiti, in general blew my mind and I plan on making it back to this exact location regularly.
A most unique retreat at the end of a small road that is at the end of the main road. The house is on the edge of the jungle and has a beautiful large grassy lawn with fruit trees. The stream draining from the mountains is safe to hike and explore and it drains to the most famous surf break in the world. What we liked about the set up is the nice private rooms but openness and a beautiful, huge deck with a big table for dining that is dry if it happens to rain. The private road is walkable to a world class diving lagoon or black diamond surfing. Kitchen is roomy and open and has everything you need to prepare a slab of tuna caught an hour ago that you can purchase anywhere along the road. This place is perfect to absorb the beauty and to let your mind run free or work on your creative project. Our family loved it and we hope to go back soon. Too much to do and missed the amazing boat or 4 wheel drive tours with locals in the area and another reason to return to see all the waterfalls and swimming holes and to swing on some vines. The owner was very helpful on directions and contacts in the area but our only disappointment is the stay was too short.
We stayed on our new years trip and it was awesome. Supercool bungalow on a dreamy property, just a short walk and paddle to one of the most epic waves on the planet. Surfer heaven but lots see/do when the waves aren't firing - hike, kayak, spearfish, snorkel, a great adventure launch pad. Can't wait to get back.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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.