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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

New lower rates!!! FULLY AIR CONDITIONED! A truly 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
Speaks: english, french, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017


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.


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The Black Pearl! The most luxurious private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews

our stay in August 2008

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the Black Pearl. We were positively surprised when we saw that it looks even better than on the photos.

The bungalow is a dream come true. The terrace is awesome, overlooking the lagoon and you just want to keep on watching what is going on over and under the water ;-)

If you are looking for relax away from the big resorts on Bora Bora this is the perfect place to go.

We hope to come back one day!

Beatriz & Sash

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beatriz and Sash, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Black Pearl. It really is a special place. I hope you will always remember our little piece of paradise and hopefully come back soon. Many thanks and warm regards, Richard and Seiko
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  • 5 of 5

After spending a week on a catamaran sailing the islands we spent 3 nights at the Black Pearl to just relax and it was perfect. It is way more beautiful than the pictures show. Since we had already seen the sights of Bora Bora on our sail we just bought groceries at Chin Lee's and enjoyed this amazing bungalow...reading on the patio, feeding the fish off the deck, nice swim/snorkeling and great kayaking whenever the mood hit. We did do one snorkel trip with David of H20 Bora Bora, he picked us up right off the deck and we had a fantastic day with him. Think lots of tour operators will pick you up at bungalow by boat which is awesome. Highly recommend and hope to one day return!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Too gorgeous for words!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this comfortable bungalow and snorkeled off the deck everyday. The view was stunning and it was quiet and private. If you like to snorkel and relax and read, this is a great place to stay. The drive into town for food and supplies was about 15 minutes. One of the highlights of our trip was a private full day's snorkeling tour of the island with H20. Our guide David was fantastic and we would highly recommend him. We had some good food at restaurants -- the Yacht Club, Mai Kai, Bloody Mary's and a quick meal at the town's Chinese restaurant. We drove down to Maitra beach one day which is on the Southern part of the island (Black Pearl is near the northern part) and it was about a 1/2 hour drive. We also went to the Intercontinental Moana resort one night to see the Tahitian dancing, which was fabulous.

A couple of suggestions and tips for those who decide to stay in this gorgeous place: when you get your car from Nir, make sure the windshield wiper fluid is full. Ours was empty and I had to keep stopping to clean the windows to be able to see the road. Second, the stove is kind of tricky and the only instructions around were written in German, not a language we know. I finally figured out that you have to use pans that weigh enough for the stove to know there is something on a burner. Otherwise it won't work. Silly, but a frustrating problem when you are hungry. We used the grill on the deck a lot and called Nir about that because we had a bit of trouble with it at the beginning. Chin Lee was our favorite grocery store. And, finally, be prepared for all the stray dogs on the island. Seeing them made us sad.

I can't recommend the place more, however. It is a way to spend time on beautiful Bora Bora without going to a large resort. The stunning island and lagoon that is teeming with sea life and coral is like nowhere we've been in the world.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Largo, Florida


  • 5 of 5

We had the vacation of a lifetime. Absolutely loved the Black Pearl overwater bungalow. We were so comfortable. Bed and pillows were comfortable. Kitchen was well equipped. Bathroom was large and had shower and tub. Washing machine as well.

View from deck was spectacular, had breakfast outside each morning.

Unfortunately no ESPN on the TV, but we had so many wonderful things to do and see.

Rented a car...a must to have the freedom to see the island.

Glad we did privately owned and not a resort. This was perfect!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Black Pearl offered every comfort of home plus the spectacular view of the lagoon. We felt like we were in a virtual screen saver and would highly recommend this property. When we weren't snorkeling or kayaking, we tooled around the island in our little car. Tom was very helpful with tips about the island and places to eat. He even made reservations for us at St. James, but Bloody May's was our favorite. It was, by far, our most relaxing vacation. What a beautiful and unique experience. Thank you Richard for sharing your peaceful getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I am so happy you loved The Black Pearl as much as we do! And Bora Bora of course, the most beautiful island in the world. I love to hear that we have satisfied our clients needs and lived up to their expectations! Come back and visit again sometime soon. Warm regards, Richard and Seiko
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Reading, PA USA

First Class Bora Bora Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

The Black Pearl provided an idyllic combination of location, amenities, excellent snorkeling , relaxing atmosphere, luxury, as well as awesome European quality appliances for foodies and cooks. We were looking for a place to escape and relax; and found exactly that. Setting up tours was so easy- and it was awesome to be picked up at our private dock. Photos of this property do not truly allow you to appreciate all the details that Richard and Seiko have built-in to this wonderful bungalow. The outdoor sitting area and deck are well appointed, and nicely lit at night (if you choose to turn them on). The gas grill was awesome- we had many fish dinners as well as 2 steak dinners (the beef filet from Chin Lee's store was incredible- aged beef from New Zealand). We found it easy to shop and provision the bungalow; and getting around was easy with the rental car from friendly, interesting, and helpful manager Nir. It was wonderful not needing to rely on a resort's schedule to get where we wanted to visit; and we obviously did not feel like prisoners out on a Motu-based resort. The Black Pearl is certainly a "bargain" for those who wish to "do their own thing!" Many thanks to owner Richard, who provided prompt, efficient communication. He was able to connect us with travel agent Ron Oster out of Phoenix who saved us significant dollars and effort booking flights from Philadelphia to LA, to Tahiti, and then inter-island flights as well. If you are looking for a wonderful over-water bungalow as part of your Polynesian Vacation- look no further- as this one is awesome!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $79

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.