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Private Villa on Opunohu Bay, Breathtaking Views of Bay, Ocean & Mountains!

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View from the deck Nestled in the side of the mountain, wraparound deck Large room with king bed, walk-in closet, sliding glass doors to deck, full desk Luxurious, 288 sq. ft. bath, two-sink vanity, separate area with toilet & bidet View from Great/Family Room Fully appointed kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator Night view of mountains and Opunohu Bay Large room with queen-size bed, walk-in-in closet, sliding glass doors to deck Huge, open great room/living room with high ceilings, spectacular views Take a swim in the beautiful waters - a quick walk nearby. One of the many luxury yachts sailing in the waters of Opunohu Bay Fare Hamara - everywhere you look is a view you'll never forget! View from kitchen Towering, spacious shower with two shower heads View from dining room table Tahiti Market Tahiti Market View Looking into the villa flower on the property flowers on the property flowers on the property

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Moorea Island villa description

Everything you've heard about Tahiti is true. The air is soft and sweet. The breeze is warm. The waters are blue. The nights are filled with romance. Head to the beach where the sand caresses your toes and the water is always warm.

You can easily enjoy yourself in the comfort and privacy of your own island home. Forget crowded hotels and noisy resorts.

Relax. The surf beckons. The palms whisper, 'Unwind, layback and be happy.' Gentle breezes blow softly across your face. The fragrance of flowers lingers. Time loses all meaning. The waves sparkle. You don't have to do anything, but enjoy.

Fare Hamara is a large, affordable two bedroom villa located on Opunohu Bay on the island of Moorea. You are only a short hop via air or catamaran to Papeete, with its shopping and other island attractions on the neighboring main island of Tahiti.

Renters of Fare Hamara get a discount from Avis.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Trundle bed, crib and two sleeping mats are also available

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

            Double Shower and Double Sinks...moreless

          • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

            Great for rinsing off from the beach!...moreless

          • Luxurious, 288 square ft. bath Two shower heads, two-sink vanity. Separate area with toilet & bidet. Hair dryer included....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • On-site caretaker is Jacques, a French/American who is fluent in both French and English who lives on site on the lower plateau in our garage/studio apt. Car is recommended. (Fare Hamara’s guests get a discount from Avis) Sliding Sun Curtains on large windows...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Games

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Adventure
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Reefs
                  • Museums
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Forests
                  • Marina
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Luaus
                  • Paddle Boating

                  local services and businesses

                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    Spectacular views of the ocean!...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Famous 'Bali Hai' and other beautiful mountains...moreless

                  • Beach View
                  • Water View:

                    Views everywhere of Opunohu Bay, where Captain Cook landed....moreless

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Waterfront

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Area

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Living Room:

                                Spacious Great/Living Room with spectacular views of the Bay & Ocean....moreless

                              • Towels Provided
                              • Broadband Access
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Sofa Bed
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Restaurant Guide

                              Kitchen

                              • Stove
                              • Toaster:

                                Toaster Oven...moreless

                              • Kitchen
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Microwave
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Oven

                              Outside

                              • Barbecue
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Balcony
                              • Binoculars
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Deck / Patio

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Wonderfully Serene

                                Wonderfully Serene

                                • Guest justmyopinion (Edmonton, Canada)
                                • Date of stay 11/10/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/23/13
                                The house was beautiful, nicely decorated, very well equipped with everything that one may need during the course of the visit, quiet (except for the roosters) and very spacious. It does not have air conditioning but the many fans and windows everywhere provide a nice cool breeze at night and the place was surprisingly pleasant during the day. The bathroom was amazing and a blast to spend time in (you'll know what I mean once you see it). The wrap-around deck was perfect for hanging out on in the early mornings and evenings. The views were spectacular (we even saw dolphins swimming in the bay below us). The property is very private and in a nice location up a hill (the path up to the house from the road is a little rough so take it easy with the rental car). But there is no traffic noise and no neighbours to get bothered by. The owners were very easy to deal with and quick to respond to e-mails and inquiries. The caretaker, Jacques, was very friendly, accommodating and helpful. He is basically a walking information guide and knows a lot about the island. If he can't provide you with valuable information (which I highly doubt), then the signed guest book in the house is filled with recommendations as to where to eat and where to go for excursions and such. Overall, the place is fantastic and we will definitely be staying here again on our next visit.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                              • Relaxing Stay!

                                Relaxing Stay!

                                • Guest Robert G.
                                • Date of stay 10/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/29/13
                                Myself, my mother, father and sister stayed at Fare Hamara for 5 days. We all had a great time. Fare Hamara is very relaxing with fantastic views. I can't wait to visit again!

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                              • Really get away in Fare Hamara

                                Really get away in Fare Hamara

                                • Guest Nick N.
                                • Date of stay 08/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/19/13
                                The location is great with stunning views of the surrounding island and Oponohu Bay. The house is centrally located on the island (you can only get so far from anything considering it take roughly 90 minutes to drive around the whole island). If you drive 15 to 20 minutes in either direction you will hit the local villages, resorts, supply stores, and centers of activity. There is a public beach with good snorkeling and picnic areas. The house is great as well with all the things you might need to be comfortable. BBQ, oven, stove, microwave, etc are all there for your convenience. For activities and recommendations, just ask Jacques (the caretaker) or the guest book which has plenty of reviews and good suggestions for keeping busy. If busy isn't your thing, pack plenty of reading materials and just hang out on the deck in the sun. Cant go wrong with an extended stay at Fare Hamara.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Dream Home

                                Dream Home

                                • Guest k (Melbourne, Florida)
                                • Date of stay 05/19/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/04/13
                                Our recent stay at Fare Hamara was exactly what we were looking for in a vacation rental. It was a beautiful property, clean and centrally located on the island. The photos did indeed reflect the property's appearance and amenities. The owner as well as the caretaker answered our many questions and provided helpful advice about what to do and what to expect on our first trip to French Polynesia. We loved Albert's ATV tour, the Lagoonarium where you swim with black tip sharks, and though expensive, highly recommend the Polynesian show at the Tiki Village. Also, even though most of the tour companies will pick you up, rent a car to get around the island. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to go back sometime. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Wonderful Stay at Fare Hamara

                                Wonderful Stay at Fare Hamara

                                • Guest SeesMast (Sexsmith, AB Canada)
                                • Date of stay 05/12/13
                                • Review Submitted 05/27/13
                                My husband and i recently stayed at Fare Hamara for one week. Right from the get go the owners were great to deal with. They even held the week for me while i got my flights sorted out. The property was stunning! The view from the deck was the absolute best way to end the day. The onsite caretaker Jacques was awesome and he was amazing to deal with as well, even emailed us before our week to touch base and see if we needed anything (we were arriving on Sunday and everything is closed on Sunday). When we arrived he walked us through the house and took the time to explain everything to us that we really didn't need to bug him for most of the week. (although we felt very comfortable that if we had needed to ask him anything he would be more then willing to help). We had an unfortunate wasp invasion during our stay which made it difficult to enjoy the beautiful deck during the hottest time of the day, however we found that we were out exploring most of the time during this time period so it wasn't an issue for us. Jacques hooked us up with a can of Raid and that turned out to be a lot of help. By the time we got home to enjoy the sunset, the wasps were not an issue at all. One of the things we loved most was learning more about how Bob and Mary acquired the property. They have a binder with information about the island and themselves. it added such a nice personal touch to our vacation. We couldn't believe that we had all that space to ourselves for a very reasonable price. You would be crazy to stay at one of the resorts over Fare Hamara, you get way more space and seclusion and a much MUCH better view. LOVED every minute and would go back in a heart beat. Thank you Bob and Mary for letting us share your amazing home, and thank you Jacques for all of your help. We just fell in love with your property and feel very lucky and blessed to have stayed here.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Paradise!

                                Paradise!

                                • Guest GaryS (El Paso, Texas)
                                • Date of stay 09/09/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/17/12
                                Even though our expectations were high, Fare Hamara on the island of Moorea did not disappoint! The villa is comfortable and the views of the surrounding mountains and Opunohum Bay from the deck are simply stunning. The property caretaker, Jacque, was friendly, helpful and had lots of tips and recommendations for things to do and see on the island. The villa was well appointed, spotlessly clean and even better than advertised. The owners were very accomodating and provided excellent instructions, directions and recommendations prior to arrival. We are especially grateful for the owners' flexibility. We had to cancel our original trip at the very last minute, and Bob graciously allowed us to simply reschedule for a later date without charge or hassle. Thanks for everything, Bob and Jacque. We will be back!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                              • You have found the best place!

                                You have found the best place!

                                • Guest Cheri F.
                                • Date of stay 08/21/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/12/12
                                This home is perfect for travelers that enjoy experiencing their destination to its fullest. The home is as described and is clean and very well kept. There is a care taker nearby but not intrusive, to answer questions, make suggestions, and give you general information and great tips. The home is equipped with the comforts of your own home so you can relax and just enjoy the island. The views from the deck are incredible, the communication with the owner and care taker is easy and excellent, and the location on Opunohu Bay is one of the best places you can be on the island. There is a beautiful beach within 5 min. of the house, and a couple small groceries along with many places to eat within 10-15 minutes. I would suggest renting a 4 wheel drive for navigating the drive to the house as it is steep and mostly gravel, but not necessary as a regular car will work. We have been many places around the world, staying in homes instead of resorts, and this by far was our best vacation and most enjoyable place to stay.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • Perfect Island Retreat

                                Perfect Island Retreat

                                • Guest Lisa T. (Bloomington Indiana)
                                • Date of stay 07/04/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/23/12
                                My husband and I stayed at Fare Hamara for 4 days while visiting Moorea and it exceeded our expectations in every way. First, the setting was absolutely stunning! This trip included visits to several Polynesian islands (Raiatea, Huahine, Taha'a. and Bora Bora) and Moorea was by far our favorite. The house, which is perched atop a large hill at the end of Opunohu Bay, has a fabulous view of the from both the deck and the kitchen window (which made doing the breakfast dishes a welcome chore). And at night the stars are so bright, because of the complete lack of light pollution, that they appear to be literally spilling from the sky. The house was also very well appointed with two large bedrooms, a very nice, well-stocked, kitchen/living area, and a magnificent bathroom. Don't let the fact that the later is separated from the house be a downside...it is just a step away and includes a double shower (with great water pressure) and a double vanity. Jacques, the caretaker, was especially awesome! Not only was he super friendly, but he went out of his way to help us with arrangements, restaurant and nightlife recommendations, and daily activities. And when my husband and I got to the ferry wharf and realized we had forgotten one of our bags and there wasn't time to drive back to house to get it without missing our ferry, Jacques graciously jumped into his car and raced the bag to us! We have stayed at many VRBO properties in the past and this was, without doubt, one of our very best experiences. We will be going back and we will be staying at Fare Hamara!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/6

                              • Absolutely Awesome!!

                                Absolutely Awesome!!

                                • Guest Bodie B.
                                • Date of stay 05/22/11
                                • Review Submitted 05/18/12
                                Wow, how do you put a place like this into words? It was beyond excellent. I can't tell you how much I appreciate Bob Hammar and Jacques, both of them were so incredibly helpful and honest before our trip and while we were there. They went out of their way to help a rookie on his first trip to FP. Everything was exactly as advertised, if Bob or Jacques tell you how things will be, you can bank on it. The island is incredibly amazing, my wife and I fell in love with it. It is the perfect destination for us because we love the mountains, hiking, coral, snorkeling, and culture, but we're not big on commercialized hub-bub. Moorea has everything you need in terms of groceries, rental cars, restaurants, even a fabulous patisserie and internet cafe. But yet it is not crowded and you see more local residents than tourists. I don't know if I will ever get to go back, but if I do, I'll stay here every time. And if I ever win the lottery, my first phone call is to Bob Hammar to buy Fare Hamara (ha!). You absolutely must eat at Allo Pizza (I highly recommend getting the white cream sauce rather than marina/tomato sauce) and Patisserie Caramaline nearby. If you have any doubts about whether to go, do it, or where to stay, stay here. Best trip of my life!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                              • Fare Hamara

                                Fare Hamara

                                • Guest George F.
                                • Date of stay 04/15/12
                                • Review Submitted 04/27/12
                                Fantastic elevated location and vista of the bay. it was great value for money with caretaker Jacque on hand offering great tips of what to do in Moorea. The grounds and dwelling were beautifully maintained - the house had everything we needed to enjoy our holiday. The shower/bathroom area is large enough to be a garage. The outsideshower was great for washing off excess sand after a day at the beach. In our opinion the nearby beach had the best snorkelling and swimming on the Island. Great restuarant, eateries, attractions, and activities handy to house.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
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                              Base Rate
                              5 night min stay
                              $265
                              $1,750

                              Discounts: 21 nights or more: $225 Nightly


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                              Please note these prices include all applicable taxes and fees. There are no hidden charges!

                              Five Days - $1325 (U.S.)

                              One Week - $1750 (U.S.)

                              Each additional day beyond one week - $250 (U.S.)

                              Additional 10% discount applies to those staying three or more weeks.

                              ----3 or 4 night stays are sometimes available at $325/night, however, please contact us to confirm.


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                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                              Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                              Photos

                              • View from the deck

                                View from the deck

                              • Large room with king bed, walk-in closet, sliding glass doors to deck, full desk

                                Large room with king bed, walk-in closet, sliding glass doors to deck, full desk

                              • View from Great/Family Room

                                View from Great/Family Room

                              • Night view of mountains and Opunohu Bay

                                Night view of mountains and Opunohu Bay

                              • Huge, open great room/living room with high ceilings, spectacular views

                                Huge, open great room/living room with high ceilings, spectacular views

                              • One of the many luxury yachts sailing in the waters of Opunohu Bay

                                One of the many luxury yachts sailing in the waters of Opunohu Bay

                              • View from kitchen

                                View from kitchen

                              • View from dining room table

                                View from dining room table

                              • Tahiti Market

                                Tahiti Market

                              • flower on the property

                                flower on the property

                              • flowers on the property

                                flowers on the property

                              • Nestled in the side of the mountain, wraparound deck

                                Nestled in the side of the mountain, wraparound deck

                              • Luxurious, 288 sq. ft. bath, two-sink vanity, separate area with toilet & bidet

                                Luxurious, 288 sq. ft. bath, two-sink vanity, separate area with toilet & bidet

                              • Fully appointed kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator

                                Fully appointed kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator

                              • Large room with queen-size bed, walk-in-in closet, sliding glass doors to deck

                                Large room with queen-size bed, walk-in-in closet, sliding glass doors to deck

                              • Take a swim in the beautiful waters - a quick walk nearby.

                                Take a swim in the beautiful waters - a quick walk nearby.

                              • Fare Hamara - everywhere you look is a view you'll never forget!

                                Fare Hamara - everywhere you look is a view you'll never forget!

                              • Towering, spacious shower with two shower heads

                                Towering, spacious shower with two shower heads

                              • Tahiti Market

                                Tahiti Market

                              • View Looking into the villa

                                View Looking into the villa

                              • flowers on the property

                                flowers on the property

                              $265 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

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                              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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