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The Beach House - Moorea island

Tema'e, French Polynesia
  • House861 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

whales & dolphins watching (july to october)

Facing the barreer reef, and overlooking the ocean where the whales pass by every year from July to October. Fully refurbished and equipped, this is the perfect place to enjoy the island way of life - capacity up to 6 guest. Moorea island is a must, offering spectacular mountains views and turquoise waters of a beautiful lagoon. A car is highly recommended to get to all the exciting places of the island

Beach and Lagoon: The Beach house is right on the beach, but there is also a hidden and beautiful area at 5mn walking distance, and the most beautiful beach of the island is at 1 km. On the other side of the island, Haapiti, lies another nice beach (Kite surf spot, curses available), accessible through les Tipaniers Hotel. Take a ride (paying) from the hotel to 'le motu' which is a beautiful islet where to spend the whole day (tiny Restaurant available over there)

Take a ride between the 2 bays of Cook and Opunohu (interior road), to discover the beauty of this volcanic island - plantations, Ranch (horse riding), trekking along easy paths, and get up to the Belvédère to be thrown away by fantastic views over the bays (by the road, or trek)

Major supermarket is by the Pier, but I recommend to check opening days of Friedman's fishing market place to buy the best quality of fresh and good fish (Village of Maharepa, 4 kms away from the house). Maharepa is the place to find anything you need (doctors, banks, shops, curios, markets).

You will find at walking distance, by the Beach house, a tiny supermarket (very very small but helpful) and a good value for money local Restaurant (GOLF LODGE)

Beach and Lagoon: The Beach house is right on the beach, but there is also a hidden and beautiful area at 5mn walking distance, and the most beautiful beach of the island is at 1 km. On the other side of the island, Haapiti, lies another nice beach (Kite surf spot, curses available), accessible through les Tipaniers Hotel. Take a ride (paying) from the hotel to 'le motu' which is a beautiful islet where to spend the whole day (tiny Restaurant available over there)

Take a ride between the 2 bays of Cook and Opunohu (interior road), to discover the beauty of this volcanic island - plantations, Ranch (horse riding), trekking along easy paths, and get up to the Belvédère to be thrown away by fantastic views over the bays (by the road, or trek)

Major supermarket is by the Pier, but I recommend to check opening days of Friedman's fishing market place to buy the best quality of fresh and good fish (Village of Maharepa, 4 kms away from the house). Maharepa is the place to find anything you need (doctors, banks, shops, curios, markets).

You will find at walking distance, by the Beach house, a tiny supermarket (very very small but helpful) and a good value for money local Restaurant (GOLF LODGE)

Owner

Laurent Tapotofarerani

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom - outside bungalow
        1 queen
      • Bedroom - mezzanine
        1 double
      • Bedroom - main house
        1 queen
      • All the rooms (excepting the bathroom) offer full view to the beach and the ocean. Natural air conditionning thanks to the permanent breeze from the sea (quite efficient against mosquitoes as well, electric repellent available, to be refilled from the supermarket). The outside bungalow is linked to the main house by a wooden deck.

      Bathrooms

      • 0 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom fully equipped and refurbished in an island contemporary style (shower) - Restrooms are not separated.

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Near The Ocean

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Garage
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Vacuum Cleaner
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                        Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • American Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books

                                    Outside

                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Golf
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Wood Deck

                                        Suitability

                                          • smoking allowed
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Attractions

                                              • bay/sound
                                              • rain forests
                                              • reefs
                                              • restaurants
                                              • waterfalls

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • walking
                                                  • water sports
                                                  • whale watching

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • fitness center

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            Notes

                                                              • The Kitchen is fully equipped and opened onto the living room. An outside covered terrace allows to relax and/or take meals. BBQ available in the garden facing the sea. Sea trees refreshen the garden area even at the warmest time of the day.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 12:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 9:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                39 Reviews

                                                                Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Surf

                                                                Clarice C.

                                                                Surf

                                                                A wonderful stay in a gorgeous location

                                                                Alexandra D.Wellington

                                                                We stayed here for six weeks and we would have liked to have stayed longer. This place is magic.

                                                                The location is wonderful for whale and dolphin enthusiasts as the reef is only a few meters from the front of the house past a little lagoon with lots of tropical fish to amuse you. Temae Beach (which has the best snorkelling in my opinion on Moorea, closer to the reef) is only a 10 minute walk.

                                                                The house is clean, cosy, well decorated and fully equipped. Very private with nicely planted garden and beautiful trees where you can lie in the hammock in some shade while looking over to Tahiti. Sunrises on the beach (or even admired just from the lounge) are the best!

                                                                Sylvianne (who looks after the place but lives close by) is so wonderful and available if you ever need her.

                                                                We had stayed in Moorea for four months and this was absolutely the best part of our stay!

                                                                Lovely hideaway.

                                                                Jan Y.minneapolis

                                                                Everything about this house was as described. Perfect photos, very clean and well maintained. A lovely wood frame house, artistically appointed with a delightful beachy vibe. Someone took loving care in creating this home. The owner, Laurent, was very responsive/helpful by email. Sylviane, the property caretaker took very good care of us, making sure we had everything we needed. The location on the beach was amazing! My daughter and I felt very safe and relaxed. I would recommend this home to singles, families couples young and old. There is lots of kitchen space for putting food together and storage. The tap water is drinkable! The bedrooms are private and the sheets are wonderful soft cotton. In the tiny town of Maharepa there is a grocery store with liquor, banks and nice shopping. We walked down the beach a ways to swim and snorkel. Plus a big public beach just down the road as well. The island of Mo'orea is said to be the prettiest. It's native beauty is available all over. You don't have to cross parking lots to enjoy this place. The stewardship of the land is evident everywhere. Absolutely clean and tidy! We had to tear ourselves away when it came time to head for Papeete on the ferry. Look forward to returning, hopefully for longer than a week!

                                                                kleines Paradies im Paradies...

                                                                Melanie B.

                                                                Wir haben die ersten 10 Tage einer vierwöchigen Inseltour durch franz. Polynesien in Laurents Strandhäuschen verbracht. Ein wunderbarer Start! Eigentlich müsste man mehr Haus sagen, da es zwei richtige Schlafzimmer gibt und ein Doppelbett auf der Empore im Wohnzimmer. Wir waren nur zu zweit, haben das eine Schlafzimmer (was nur ein Fenster zum Öffnen hat) als begehbaren Kleiderschrank genutzt und im "Anbau" geschlafen - auf der Empore war es uns im Dez. zu warm. Es gibt Ventilatoren, aber keine Klimaanlage - braucht man aber auch nicht, weil das Haus perfekt auf den Wind ausgerichtet ist und immer eine leichte Brise geht. Der Blick auf das Meer ist herrlich! Man sieht den Sonnenaufgang über Tahiti und auch der Mond geht auf dieser Seite auf, kein Sonnenuntergang, aber das ist nicht tragisch. Den kann man am besten vom Legends bewundern. Schade ist allerdings, dass man nicht direkt vor dem eigenen Haus baden gehen kann - der einzige Landabschnitt auf Moorea, an dem das Riff nur ca. 10m vor dem Ufer verläuft. Dafür ist aber der öffentliche Strand (Temae) mit kristallklarem Wasser in weiter Lagune zum Baden und Schnorcheln nur knapp 4 Autominuten entfernt (auf der Zubringerstraße zum Haus). Und ja, die hauseigene schattige, überdachte Terrasse (auch gut bei Schauern) ist mit ihrem breiten Sofa und Sesseln und Silvianes Hängematte (nachfragen) so angenehm, dass wir die meisten Nachmittage dort verbracht haben. Vom ersten Kontakt über die Buchung bis zum Empfang vor Ort durch Silviane lief alles entspannt und unkompliziert. Großes Lob! Auch die Fotos entsprechen der Realität - vor Ort ist es eigentlich noch schöner... Unbedingt empfehlenswert ist ein Auto, da abseits gelegen - aber die Insel ist nicht groß, von daher braucht man kaum 10 Minuten zum Supermarkt (Champion in Vaiare) oder Bäckerei (Caraméline in Maharepa).

                                                                PS: Der Flughafen stört kaum, da nur die kleinen Inlandsflieger hin- und wieder starten und landen.

                                                                PSS: Mittwochs von 10:00-14:00 gibt's frische Shrimps direkt ab Erzeuger in der Opunohu Bay, Kreuzung Landesinnere

                                                                Excellent beach house

                                                                Alan H.

                                                                The Beach House was an ideal place for our family to stay on Mo'orea. Since it is off of the main island road, it provided a safe place for us to start each day with a nice, pleasant walk or run with very little traffic, although there were occasionally unruly dogs. Generally, it was a quiet and peaceful place, and always very well maintained by the charming and friendly caretaker, Silviane. The owner, Laurent, was extremely helpful and very accommodating regarding the rental arrangements.

                                                                The island of Mo'orea itself is an enchanting place, with a great variety of activities to choose from. Being in a fairly central location on the island made it very easy to access all that there was to offer on this beautiful island. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend the Beach House to anyone visiting Mo'orea.

                                                                Un petit paradis

                                                                eve t.

                                                                Maison aménagée avec gout , spacieuse , très agréable .

                                                                Le bruit des vagues est un réel bonheur , la vue sur l'océan est magnifique. La proximité de la petite épicerie et les plats à emporter est un vrai plus . Voiture indispensable.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Mauru'uru !

                                                                Location

                                                                Tema'e, French Polynesia

                                                                The island of Moorea is located 7 mn away from the main island of Tahiti by flight, and 30 mn by fast catamaran. The beach house is a 4 kms ride from the warf, or 2 kms ride from the tiny airport of Moorea, built on the sea side of the Motu (islet) Temae, nowadays linked with the main island. 40 MN flight away from Bora Bora. Moorea is the perfect island for relaxing vacations and activities such as whales and dolphins watching, diving, kite surf, wake board, quad, horse riding, trekking, Golf.... Golf: Jack Nicklaus International Golf at walking distance

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $12

                                                                Le prix, calculé selon le nombre d'occupants, inclut tout l'équipement de la maison, pour 6 personnes, les charges (électricité, gaz, eau), le ménage avant et après le séjour (il est néanmoins demandé de laisser la maison propre et la vaisselle faite, le linge de maison utilisé posé au sol)

                                                                $136avg/night
                                                                39 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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