Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

The Black Pearl! The most luxurious private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

PLEASE READ OUR REVIEWS. WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS LONGER THAN ANYONE AT THE COMPLEX... WE HAVE THE ONLY THREE OVER WATER BUNGALOWS WITH FULL AIR CONDITIONING! The Black Pearl is truly a spectacular and luxurious over water Bungalow. The only bungalow out of the five with it's own private walkway! Extra housekeeping now available as well as special catered in bungalow dining (Must be booked well in advance)! COMPARE OUR RATES TO THE RESORTS. The Black Pearl is our most Luxurious Bungalow. Truly, the most beautiful privately owned over water home in all of French Polynesia... A gorgeous covered terrace, overlooking the lagoon and palm covered islands, just a few hundred yards away, is fully furnished with quality outdoor furniture and gas barbecue. Here you can enjoy many wonderful hours -- reading a good book, marveling at the natural beauty of the area, or just doing nothing. If you wish to take a dip in the warm waters, nothing could be simpler. Just go down four steps on your private dock and dive in. Right there you can snorkel for hours, check out the thousands of colorful fish in and around the coral reef, or just lie on the beach under a palm tree, while sipping a Tahitian punch.

COMING SOON: Honeymoon, Anniversary and birthday packages!

Please note, that we can help set up tours for you: Authentic Tahitian Motu picnics, Polynesian weddings, Jet skis, shark and manta ray feed, sunset sailing, scuba diving, island jeep and snorkeling tours, even a tattoo with a Tahitian master!

Additional info: Our over water home is the perfect location for snorkeling, walking hiking and swimming and the bungalow comes with two kayaks. Paradise surrounds you.

If you need help with rental cars, international or domestic flights, we can help with that too. We have many returnees and we are confident that this will be your vacation of a lifetime! Our rates are very affordable, especially if you've checked out the prices of some of the 4 and 5 star hotels on the island. Our home is a true travel bargain. Every detail is exquisite. We have a 40 inch flat screen with a home theater system and DVD player, Stereo system that is iPod ready. High speed internet and wifi, Satellite with 2 sports channels, CNN, english movie channels, etc. Bathtub, Walk in shower. This is a luxurious as it gets.

Please reserve early as high season books up fast.

Many thanks and best regards,

Richard and Seiko

CAR RENTAL: You will need a car. Other options are carts, bikes, taxi and water taxi (Not always available).

PLEASE NOTE: Contact our manager directly for CAR RENTALS. His name is Nir, and he can be reached by email. His special 'Client car' rates are far below the car rental companies on the island.

Trip, Airline, Hotel and Car Assistance!!!: We would be pleased and happy to help you with your entire trip to paradise. We can arrange your International Flights to Tahiti on any applicable carrier, as well as your Inter-Island Flights on Air Tahiti. We can also book your Hotel Accommodations and Rentals in Tahiti or on any of the other islands you might care to visit. Please email me for further information.

More Details

Richard and Seiko Holland
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018


French Polynesia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Beautiful, large bathroom with imported Italian marble, a large walk in shower and a separate bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large bedroom with CA King sized bed (Sleeps two). Looks out over the beautiful lagoon!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
WE NOW HAVE HIGH SPEED WIFI AND SURROUND SOUND Two lounge chairs on veranda, dining table and gas Barbecue and double Kayak. Car rental can be provided. A safe is included. CNN, Movie channels and sports channels, etc. have been added to satellite. Tennis courts are public and available to use, so bring your racket. However, you will need a car to get to them. You can purchase a phone card for overseas calls and our Manager is never further than a telephone call away. We provide a courtesy cell phone for this purpose. PLEASE NOTE: Contact our Manager directly for CAR RENTALS. His name is Nir, and he can be reached by email. A CAR IS NECESSARY GREAT NEWS!!!! Our manager Nir, is now offering 3 special SERVICE CARS (Auto with air). These cars are only for clients of our bungalows. The rates are unbelievable! WAY BELOW ISLAND PRICES! Please check above for the rental car rates on Bora Bora and see the difference.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

94% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
The Black Pearl! The most luxurious private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
average rating of 4.946429 based on 56 reviews

It's the "Four Seasons" of Tahitian bungalows!

  • 5 of 5

As others have mentioned, the pictures do not do this property justice. If you like to get away from the structure of a large resort, this bungalow on the outskirt of the nearest town is the ticket. And if you like a well appointed "condo" with top notch everything, including the ability to cook your own meals, this is the place for you. It's a relaxing drive to any point of interest on the island, and the parade of boats, outriggers, fish, etc. is right off the north facing deck. You will love sipping coffee off your private deck in the morning and conversely, a tropical rum drink in the evening. All furnishings are extremely comfortable, including the canopy bed.

For some the fact that TV service is limited...may be an issue but we enjoyed detaching and unplugging for a change.

Enjoy!! (How can you not?)

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much! We are so happy when our guests realize the time and work we have put in to our bungalows to make them the perfect alternative to the crowded and expensive resorts on the island. We have tried to think of everything to make our guests stay a happy and care free experience. Please, come back soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Gorgeous Views from an amazing private porch

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay at The Black Pearl for our anniversary. The bungalow was very spacious for the two of us and we especially enjoyed the large private porch. The shower was roomy and the bed was comfortable. We had a couple rain days where the covered porch came in super useful for being able to eat outside and still enjoy the views and the water below. We got to see plenty of fish & rays right below us and you can snorkel right around the bungalow. There were a couple pairs of flippers at the unit we were able to use, but we would recommend bringing your own snorkel mask and gear. We really appreciated the kayaks that were provided, this made for a really unique experience on the gorgeous water. The kitchen was a lovely amenity. We would have liked at least 1 dish detergent tab so that we could utilize the dishwasher, but there was some dish soap for hand washing. We really enjoyed being on the main island where we could travel to some of the local restaurants & stores and really get a feel for the island of Bora Bora, plus get the over-water bungalow experience that Bora Bora is known for. The owners suggested a car rental that we would highly recommend. We also did a snorkel tour of the island and the boat picks you up right from the bungalow! Every night, we turned on the lights over the water to see the fish below before going to bed. We would definitely recommend a stay at The Black Pearl.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Minnetonka, Minnesota

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this property and our experience in Bora Bora. We could not have asked for a better honeymoon. This place is imaculate with spectacular architecture, custom lighting, a huge rain shower, a very comfortable bed and a much more private deck than you could experience at any of the resorts.

The car rental is a must and very reasonably priced. We enjoyed using the kitchen, groceries are still a little pricey but significantly cheaper than going out for every meal, along with being higher quality in some cases. It was easy to run into town to buy fresh fruit, bread and fish at local stands, along with anything you need at one of the local grocery stores.

We took full advanrage of the kayaks that are provided and there is pretty good snorkeling right in front of the bungalow.

The recommendations from Richard are very good and the visitors center in Vaitape is also very helpful for setting up events. Snorkeling with the stingrays and sharks was our favorite activity but 4x4 tours, sunset cruises and lagoon cruises are also great. Fishing in the lagoon itself is not very exciting because of the fish being so small relative to your equupment size, but if you ask they will take you outside the lagoon for larger fish which is very fun.

Overall I would highly recommend this place over any of the resorts...from our experience the resort food was very average and drinks are $15-20 USD each. The black pearl will save you money in the end and will be a much more relaxing experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Red Bluff, CA

Bora Bora delight

  • 5 of 5

The property was great. Snorkeling off deck was great. Only difficulty was not any instructions for washer, stove, or air conditioner. A house binder with information would be nice.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Wichita, KS

The Black Pearl is FANTABULOUS!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Black Pearl! Very Private and Beautiful. Both Richard, the owner, and Nir, the property manager were very accommodating! I only wish we could have stayed longer in PARADISE! Definitely rent a car from Nir as you will need it to get around!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Authentic, lovely spot to kick back and relax!

  • 5 of 5

If your intention is to spend time unwinding in a tranquil, stunningly beautiful setting you’ve found it in the Black Pearl. Ridiculously easy to find (you’ll spot it from the airport ferry), tastefully furnished, fully equipped and very well maintained. There was absolutely nothing disappointing about this home. The grocers markets in Vaitape had everything we needed, along with the freshest fish imaginable, making for some delicious dinners. With nature quite literally at your feet, we’d delight in visits from rays and black tips on a daily basis and Captain Ben, with Pure Snorkeling, provided both a memorable and educational adventure in coral gardens- not to be missed.

Thank you, Richard and Seiko, for sharing your very special home away with us- we look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: necessary

James Michener called Bora Bora 'The most beautiful island in the world. And it is, it really is.

Bora Bora is one of the Society Islands in the South Pacific, Tahiti being the largest. It is only a seven and a half hour flight from Los Angeles and only three hours earlier PST. The same time zone as Hawaii. Only two hours when daylight savings time ends. To get there, you take a direct flight to Tahiti and then a 45 minute island hopper to Bora Bora. You are now officially in paradise. Use your state of the art kitchen to prepare a meal, or dine out at the many fine restaurants on the island. The activities are endless if you wish to keep busy, or just lie down on the veranda, listen to the water and finish that 1000 page book you can't seem to finish. Life takes on new meaning when you are surrounded by the serenity and the beauty of Bora Bora. Come and see for yourself!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning per week $100
Refundable damage deposit $3,000

2016 Rates 3 night minimum - $550.00
Cleaning fee: $100.00 per week
Breakage Policy: $79.00
Cancellation Policy: TRIP INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... Deposit: the deposit paid at time of booking is totally non-refundable.
Rental payment: The balance of rental payment is due no later than 2 months prior to arrival. During that 2 months period, the cancellation is non-refundable, to the following exception: At the guest's request, nights canceled can be re listed as available on our web site. The nights re-booked will be partially refunded. That is all or part of the final payment. Otherwise there are no refunds. I highly recommend getting trip insurance as we are not responsible for weather, travel delays or anything else that may cause your inability to occupy the bungalow for your reserved dates.
You will be sent a release of liability form when I receive your deposit. This must be signed and sent back to me with your final payment.
Please contact owner for more information on property rates. Check in time is 3:00 PM and Check out time is 10:00 AM. This is to allow time for cleaning for incoming guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.