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Poerani Moorea: Gorgeous Polynesian villa with beachfront on the lagoon

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

121 m2, private beach, convenience stores

The Villa Poerani is located in Poerani Moorea, a charming property on the island of Moorea, French Polynesia, near the beautiful Temae golf and the famous Cook's Bay, on the lagoon, on a flower and lush garden of nearly 1500 m2, fully fenced, without vis-à-vis.

Its 32 m of white sandy private beach, without rocks or coral, provides direct access to the lagoon for refreshing sports or swimming, snorkeling trips, sea kayaking tours ...

With its tiled roofs of red cedar, its decks in exotic woods, its traditional local architecture with naturally ventilated spaces, its carved tikis, Poerani Moorea ( "Moorea's celestial pearl") claims its deep Polynesian roots and offers a modular accommodation combining Polynesian tradition and contemporary comfort, ideal for a serene and relaxing stay in couple, family or friends.

The Villa Poerani includes a modern fully equipped kitchen overlooking a « fare pote'e » (typically Polynesian outdoor dining room) facing the lagoon, a large living room opening on one side to a deck with panoramic views of the lagoon, and on the other on the garden and the mountain, and a patio with a washing machine.

This architect villa includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms:

- the Moana room, overlooking the lagoon, with queen size bed, mosquito net, air conditioning *, TV, wardrobe

- the Ra'i room, overlooking the garden, with queen size bed, mosquito net, air conditioning *, private bathroom with toilet and walk-in shower, wardrobe,

- the mezzanine bedroom with a double view on the lagoon and the mountain, a double bed and two single beds, wardrobe

- a large bathroom next to Moana room with toilet and walk-in shower with teak and mosaics.

The occupancy is up to 8 people.

On the same property are also 3 guest cottages, that may be rented occasionally.

You'll be welcomed by the owners, Stéphane & Franck, and also by their dog Artaban and their two cats, Jean-Paul and Marijo. All 3 are very gentle and sociable.

The whole property can be also be rented (see HomeAway listing #4237060).

Poerani Moorea’s free service activities

Staying in Poerani Moorea means first discover the wonderful treasures of the Moorea lagoon, directly accessible from the beach front. For this, do not hesitate to use the sea kayaks and snorkeling kits at your disposal. But a simple swim, that's possible too!

You prefer the mainland? Bikes are free service Poerani Moorea. Ideal for shopping in Maharepa, discovery of Cook and Opunohu bays or sumptuous Temae and Mareto beaches. Books, board games and badminton rackets are also available.

Services + (paid, on request):

At Poerani Moorea, end of stay cleaning is included in the rental price. However, if you wish, you can enjoy hours of additional daily cleaning.

Bed linen and towels are changed 1 time per week. If you prefer a higher frequency, you can use the service "laundry" of Poerani Moorea. This service can also take over the cleaning of your belongings.

We can also provide you with a French Chief that will organize the preparation of your meals.


Poerani Moorea is located only 15 minutes from Vaiare (the terminal for ferries to Papeete) and 5 minutes from the Moorea airport.

At 2 minute walk you will find a foodmarket, a pizzeria, a food truck and a restaurant.

10 mins walk or 5 minute bike and you'll be in Maharapa, Moorea’s main commercial area, with snacks, restaurants, banks, post office, pharmacy, pearl and souvenir shops ...

A diving center is located at 5 mn walk. Ask for our special rates "Poerani Moorea with scuba diving".

To prepare your trip to French Polynesia, here's some useful information:

- As in any tropical region, mosquitoes are present in French Polynesia, especially during the rainy season. It is easy to protect yourself with a mosquito repellent that you will find in pharmacy or in the shops of the island.

- Protect yourself from the sun with a high-index sunscreen (even in gray weather).

- Geckos (small lizards) are very common in Polynesian dwellings. Perfectly harmless, they are very useful against insects.

- The « cent-pieds », a centipede with a very painful sting, is found chiefly in moist places.

- In the lagoon, it is advisable to wear aquatic shoes to protect yourself from corals and a possible (but rare) encounter with a venomous stone fish.

- The electrical standards are different from those of the US in particular. Think of bringing an AC adapter.

* For ecological reasons and for your comfort at night, the air conditioners of the property are programmed to be usable between 7pm and 7am.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Stéphane

After a busy life in Paris, France , we decided a dramatic change of life. Now installed on one of the most beautiful islands in the world , today we aspire to the tranquility , serenity and sharing with our Polynesian neighbors and visitors from here or elsewhere.

Stéphane purchased this villa in 2015

Why Stéphane chose Maharepa

We fell in love with Poerani Moorea at first sight! Roofs of red cedar tiles, decks in exotic woods, ventilated spaces, carved tikis, stunning views on the lagoon... our Polynesian dream was there and nowhere else!


Maharepa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Ra'i - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Moana - 1 queen
    Ra'i - 1 queen
    Mezzanine - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 7 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Poerani Moorea: Gorgeous Polynesian villa with beachfront on the lagoon
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Havelock North, New Zealand

An Idyllic Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We just loved our holiday staying in Stephane and Franck's beautiful beachfront home. Just being able to walk out the front door and into the sea to snorkel amongst the colourful fish was like a dream come true. The villa was very well equipped and comfortable. Stephane and Franck were always available for advice on where to go and what do do and they were spot on with their suggestions. Our favourite day was renting an outboard boat and snorkeling between the motu further around the island, and picnicking on the beach. Memorable!!! We walked to the 2 local supermarkets daily for fresh fish (poissin cru and sashimi were a daily fixture at our table!!) and fresh French pastries - yum!! Having a rental car was ideal as it meant we had flexibility to go where we wanted, when we wanted. The local restaurant Le Mahogany was excellent, and also Snack Mahana for lunch, both recommended by our lovely hosts. Staying in a holiday home was far preferable to a resort for us and our teenage family - we felt far more connected to the people and place where we were holidaying. We were so sad to leave, and already planning a return to this truly beautiful place. Thank you Stephane and Franck for sharing your paradise with us.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much your so kind review. It was a great pleasure to have you staying at our place and we are so happy you had such a great family experience ! We look forward to welcoming you again at Poerani Moorea and also hope to meet you in New Zealand! Stéphane & Franck
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Gorgeous Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Poerani! This well situated villa was perfect for our family (2 adults and four teenage/early 20s children). The location is great, being close to the ferry, beaches, and the town of Maharepa.

Our days were filled with easy adventures right out the back door to swim, kayak or snorkel in the lagoon. We could easily spend the day at the villa, retreating inside when the sun got too hot. We rented a car, which was good to find beaches and adventure around the island.

The villa itself was well equipped. The kitchen is new and quite lovely. There are plenty of dishes, pots and pans, etc. We loved cooking in with local ingredients. You couldn't beat the outside dining room!

The house is beautifully decorated in island style and color. The bedrooms are comfortable, and there were plenty of towels.

Our hosts, Stephane and Franck are two of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. They are quite helpful, and never seemed annoyed with ALL of our questions/requests. Overall, we highly recommend Poerani. Fabulous house, wonderful hosts and a beautiful island. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Westminster, British Columbia

A very relaxing week in paradise

  • 4 of 5

2 couples enjoyed the Porerani Villa on the Island of Moorea for a whole week.

Our hosts were so helpful & nothing was too much trouble for them they booked our taxi for a da, they booked our snorkelling trip & they recommend happy hour @ the local resort

Their villa is well equipped with lots of extra dishes etc in the kitchen.

The linens were just lovely. The welcome flowers were such a nice treat.

We especially loved the ' outdoor' dining room.

The villa is well situated on the lagoon with an amazing swimming/snorkelling beach @ the front door.

The kyack were also well used.

We walked 1/2 block each morning for our fresh baquet each morning.

This was a great stay

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Thank-you Stephane and Franck.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Moorea Airport
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning / Ménage $243.15
Refundable damage deposit $987.41

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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