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Gecko house and artist' hut IN TAHITI - gecko house

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Windward Islands Villa Rental Photos and Description

Home for 4-5 persons on the beach(fare margouillat) or 2 in artist'hut

FARE MARGOUILLAT is for 2 couples and 2 childrens can live in this house , located on the beach in PAEA TAHITI. Very nice garden full of flowers and exotics fruits trees (mangoo, avocado, papaya, great fruit , ) and 'dragon eyes' , that you can taste when it 's the season .

You can sea the sea from the terasse , kitchen , and bathroom( when you take your shower you are in front of the sea) and 2 WC

You can go fish for food with a hook or 'fish food to the supermarket ,in front of the property with 'francs(money'), more sure !!! (supermarket is open daily 6am to 7pm)

The house is full equipments for hollidays and you have a special place with 3 washing machines for clothes.

10m walk from marae arahurahu with dance show every last saturday of the month, beautiful and magical .

We have 3 dogs at home (one old bastard ) and 2 small sausage dogs very friendly with everibody, they make 'gardians of the property' , by night only the bastard stay outside , the sausages dogs stay in my home , then you can sleep perfectly

Montain and lagoon: Montain and lagoon , in the same place , an other idea of the paradise , you can visite many valleys deep in the montain and very safe because no dangerous animals or insects in TAHITI

Look this crazy house on Facebook: "location saisonnière à Tahiti"

THE ARTIST HUT: only for a couple.

located in a 2000m²'s garden in Paea , Tahiti, this bungalow received the name of : 'Tarzan's house', all in wood and ecological builded , it is a small jewell of fantasy and crazy imagination . All guests are surprise by this place unic in Tahiti and so funny. Perfect for honey moon , this bungalow will stay in your memory, it's sure .

Traditional polynesian welcome with fresh flowers leis.

The garden is full of exotics flowers and fruits trees

When it's the season ,you can taste the avocados, grapfruts,dragon eyes,papayas..

You sleep in front of the sea , all in the nature , in a very safe place .

We have 3 dogs for the security of the property, they are the gardians , they are very small, 2 'sausage dogs' and one bastard, very good dogs, friendly with kids and every body , they are just in the property for 'alarm beuglar' and then you can sleep all windows open , in a very safe place .(when it's full moon night , the lagoon become a 'light show that you can see from your bed ')

Most of the time, dogs stay around our house , place where their masters live, and they don't go to 'disturbe' the rented house.

possibility to rent a car add to the house for 1 day or more , specials rates for long rent

We love meet all people from all around the world , we speak a little about our contry , and it's for that we apreciate so much living far from 'the big civilisation' .

A gay friendly place too.

Times of departure and arrival times: normally taking the house is from 2am to 11am and is released (at the latest) the day of departure, however, given the arrival of international aircraft, early morning or late at night, we can adjust our rental time of arrival and departure, just think to notify us of your estimated time of arrival and your departure tim

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Details for gecko house 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

1 unit studio /room/kitchen/bathroom, 2 separate wc and 1 unit room with kings bed and luxury matress.2 king beds and 1 sofa /bed for kids

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, I understand italian and portugues
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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I am always happy to meet stranger people ,world is nice and people too .I am living in Tahiti since 35 years and I can help you for every think that you need or want ;

I am lost for France for ever .I LIVE WITH THE RYTHM SUN , like most of people in Tahiti, and my favorite time is at 9am I make a breack in my job I make a coffe and drink it in front of the lagoon , I am sure that I have the best coffee space in the world.

LAURENCE LIMINANA BRIGATO purchased this villa in 1999


renting the house give us the oportunity to travel and visit other country; we always make a welcome drink on my sun deck whales watching and it's a way for us to speack about our different contrys with a good tahitian punch drink.After 2 drinks we rebuilt the world in a perfect place .

What makes this villa unique

property with others houses , absolutly secure and safe , and good place around.

My best pleasure is when I see guests that come again because they feel them like at home .


based on 27 traveler reviews

gecko house
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
Bergen, Norway

wonderfully helpful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our too brief stay at the Gecko House. Our hosts were very friendly, helpful and provided a great introduction to Tahiti and the French Polynesian Islands. The house, directly on a sea wall with a fantastic view over the lagoon, was comfortable, clean and well supplied. We hope to be able to come again!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: MARURUURU for my first guest from Norway , it was very interesting to share an idea about our different country. I wish you a very pleasant trip for your stay in french polynesia; Laurence
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  • 5 of 5

This place is great! We made use of the hire car which is much cheaper than at the airport. We also used the kayaks every day and snorkels out the front on the reef which is amazing. I would highly recommend this property. The owners are very welcoming and help in any way possible!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your help to my others futur guests have a nice day Laurence
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Great Tahiti homestay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Gecko house. It was perfect for us as a couple plus one single and would be for two couples as well. The combination of a very good market (think reasonably priced cheeses, 5 different kinds of fantastic pate, fresh bagettes that arrive several times daily, fresh crouissants for early risers) across the street, well-equipped kitchen, and pleasant sit-upon kayaking (kayaks provided) and snorkeling right in front of the house meant we didn't need to use a car daily. But when we did want to see the sights, Laurence rents a car very reasonably. She also answered so many questions with grace and patience!

One small problem was that the motion sensor lights on the porch and kitchen went on in a strong wind, which we had our last night. This meant that the lights blinked on and off all night, making it difficult to sleep. This outside lighting off and on would not be a problem if the kitchen light was detached from the system.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry for the lights trouble but you forgot that you had a button outside on the sundeck to cut the sensor and the lights, I really sorry , if you said me that I could show you again how to stop the sensor. Now I will put a page inside the house with the advertising about this button on the sundeck. so sorry again , but I am happy that you enjoyed your stay except this little problem . Laurence
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Exciting holidays

  • 5 of 5

We are a german family and for us was the journey to Tahity a very special one.

Because it is so far away, we will do it only once and our stay was perfect.

The Gecko House was exactly as descibed and very functional. Clean from insects , although the windows kept open all the time.

Laurence was very helpful with everything and answered any question. We spent lovely boattrips with her family a learned a lot about the surroundings.

She also has a car which you can rent a reasonable price.

The supermarket across the street was perfectly stocked and mostly convenient- open everyday from 6h- 7h.

We would definitely recommend the house: it is good value fot the price in Tahiti.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: merci bien pour votre gentillesse , on gardera tous un excellent souvenir de notre journée à la presqu'île tous ensemble ;Bisous de toute le famille ;
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Tropical Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to be able to recently visit Tahiti and stayed in the Tarzan (Artist Hut) for 28 nights! It was a dream come true and the best place to stay! Right on the beach in an authentically crafted Polynesian styled Fare, you get to experience a tropical, open air way of life! The kitchen and bathroom are in a separate small hut behind the main sleeping area. On rainy nights we found you didn't even get wet passing between them as they're only a wide step apart. We loved the thatched roof and open windows, which we closed during rain and the roof didn't leak. It was nicely decorated in Polynesian style and very cozy! We enjoyed every minute we spent there from looking at the bright, clear stars at night to cooling off in the jacuzzi soaking tub on hot afternoons, hearing the crash of the ocean waves and marveling at the incredible sunsets... And it went too fast! l! The grounds were beautifully landscaped, full of colorful sweet scented flowers and fruit. And Laurence and her family were so wonderful, welcoming and helpful! We used the large laundry room a few times, but our clothes usually took a couple days to dry in the humidity and they don't use dryers. But Laurence helped us with everything we needed and was so personable and fun! We enjoyed befriending the dogs too and they were really sweet.The rental car was a great bargain and we really enjoyed exploring the Island and finding waterfalls, more beaches and shopping! This Pension is also well located with a good store across the street and a nice Restaurant next door- Moon Ray, as well as a Bus stop. We were just getting used to the heat there when we had to come back home to snow, and that was tough! I wanted to send you some Laurence, but it's too far! This was our third trip to Tahiti and the first time we've jumped out of the tourist cocoon. It was the best by far! We enjoyed a couple boat trips to the Te Pari coast and from Marina Taina with Laurence, Nicholas, Enzo and Giovanni and they were wonderful and fun filled excursions! We enjoyed snorkeling, dolphin watching and grotto swimming and waterfall spotting! Really a high point of our trip! Our experience here was far superior than our previous hotel OWB stays and so much more reasonably priced, you can afford to stay longer! We can't wait to return and experience the magic of Tahiti again! Good luck in the Heiva Dance--off Laurence~ I know you will Shake it Up!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi my favorite COUPLE , thank you so much for your beautiful review , I see that you have snow at your home , big return for you after the tropical summer heat , yes I want snow if you can send me , ahaaahhaa. We are very happy to meet you , your are 2 beautiful persons . I train every night for the dance competition in july , we will send you the video. You are always welcome at home , take care about you Laurence , Nicolas , Enzo ,Giovanni and our national Suzette
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Absolutely magical - Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Laurence, Nicolas & their whole family are so kind hearted and welcoming. My partner and I stayed in this house for 25 days and the whole family made our trip an unforgettable expirence. This house felt like home with all of Laurence's loving touches added in to make you feel comfortable. They showed us their culture, way of life & so many laughs, adventures & fun was shared. I could not recommend a better place to stay in tahiti. Thank you for the amazing memories, they will last a lifetime. We miss you guys so much already! Lots of love Kassie & lunce xoxo :)

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mauruuru Kassie and Lunce it was wonderfull for us too, you will be always welcoming at the gecko house , Enzo think of your "sympatic band" every day. Good year in australia and take care of you Laurence nicolas Enzo and giovanni
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Nearest Airport
21 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
papara atimaono
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
in the shopping center 50m of the property
Car: recommended

Located on the front beach in Paea , 23km far from Papeete (main city).The house is in a big garden , closed, full of exotics flowers and fruit trees in a quiet place , with very kinds tahitiens neibourghs.They speak easy with every body and they can explain you how to fish or how to make surf.

The beach is in front of the house and close from a small shopping center ( in front of the property )

where you can find food , restaurant, pharmacie, ..

40 minutes far from TEAHUPOO,and 15 m from Taharuu beach surf spot , in the good way for the trafic .

NEW SERVICE: now you can rent the home with car includding with best price : rates for car : 45 euros/day (2014) and better prices for long renting

Very quiet and calm place (no roasts ) beautiful garden , and lagoon. The house is full équipments for goods holidays or for working , too . (beds 2m x 2m: king size ,with luxuary matress)

Really a small paradise , in an island LOST IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN;

Other Activities: Walk to the water fall of ARAHURAHU 2 hours walk


Rates & Availability

Windward Islands Villa Rental Rates

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Tarifs 2016
Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Ménage de fin de séjour $52
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Windward Islands Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Salle de bains 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    - toilet
  • bathromm and kitchen equiped with solar hot water system and 2 WC
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Chambre 2 - 1 king
  • 1 orthopedic king size in the first unit and 1 sofa bed , and 1 orthopedic king size in the other unit with fan and television ( no cable but french tv and
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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