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Deluxe Home in Gated Residence. Spectacular Panoramic Views. Access to Beach.

Papetō'ai, French Polynesia
  • Villa1291 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom Deluxe home, access to beach. Ocean + mountain views.

Fully equipped, state of the art, living/dining/kitchen open space. Air conditioning, large deck with jacuzzi tub, lounge chairs, outdoor living area and covered al fresco dining area. Communal fitness center, swimming pool and tennis court.

Close to Dolphin Center and Snorkling, Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals. 5 minutes to restaurants, cafes, shops, grocery store, ATM and gas station. 25 minutes to ferry - 30 minute ferry ride to Tahiti.

Property Manager

Property Manager

Member Since 2011
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Response time:
within a few hours
english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Property Manager

I am a world traveler, originally from Italy. I like to spend time in beautiful places and share them with like minded people. I have a home in Mill Valley California which is also on VRBO #360560, and a home in Rome, Italy. This little gem in Moorea, a half hour ferry ride from the main island of Tahiti, is my special little retreat in the sun, to get away from the cold of winter.

Property Manager purchased this Villa in 2009

Why Property Manager chose Papetō'ai

Moorea is one of the more beautiful places I have seen in my travels. The people are laid back and nice, the climate is mild and the ocean is clean. There are few tourists, so it is still very 'real', without being third world because it is French. The restaurants serve great food, and the healthcare is good in case I need it. There are many outdoor activities available, like hiking, biking, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving, as well as my favorite, Tahitian dancing. The house is within a gated residenciall area, so it is totally private and safe for a single woman like me. The neighbors are mostly couples and families. The caretaker and his wife are helpful if I need anything and there is a fitness facility which I like to use when it rains. The Intercontinental hotel is at the bottom of the hill if I want some action. They rent paddle boards and kayaks, have a happy hour at sunset and a good restaurant. A small shopping center is 5 minutes away and there are a number of good restaurants in the area.

What makes this Villa unique

The reason I chose this property over others is the security of the gated residence, the site, which is very beautiful and although not directly on the beach, the beach is just down the hill. The hill itself offers great hiking right of out my front door. The villas, designed by a well known French architect, are very tasteful, beautifully landscaped, and have all the modern amenities. My villa has only one neighbor, and is very quiet and private.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Air conditioned master bedroom with queen size bed, opens onto the deck. Air conditioned second bedroom with 2 single beds, opens onto a deck. Child bed or baby crib available on request.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        Walk-in shower
      • Bathroom with large walk in shower, vanity with one sink 1/2 bathroom with toilet and sink. Outdoor shower and Jacuzzi tub on the deck.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          From the side deck you can enjoy a stunning view of the mountains behind the house.
        • Ocean View
          From the deck there is a wide view of the ocean and surrounding hills


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      High quality cotton sheets
                    • Air Conditioning
                      in both bedrooms. Fan in living area.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Stair master, treadmill , upper and lower body weight machines
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      free wifi high speed
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Sofa, 2 armchairs and large coffee table. Shelves with some tourist information, books and CD/DVD
                    • Parking
                      Private parking space for one car in front of house. More parking available on the road.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of towels both for bathroom and for outside on deck.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Front loading washing machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Italian Bialetti stove top espresso coffee maker and Nespresso machine, electric kettle
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes for 6 people, wine and champagne glasses, silverware and kitchen knives and utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Fisher Paykel dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes, silverware and glasses. Toaster, Blender, Nespresso machine, electric kettle. Dishwasher, stove and oven.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Coffee, tea, sugar, salt and pepper, olive oil, vinegar, Bottled water.
                        • Refrigerator
                          large refrigerator with freezer
                        • Stove
                          induction stove and electric oven
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Living/dining/kitchen open space. Stools around kitchen island. Also an outdoor table with 2 benches and 2 chairs for al fresco dining.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  A few books and magazines
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                  A few CD's and DVD's
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Dock for Ipad and Ipod or Iphone
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                      Off the master bedroom and living room with mountain views.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Outdoor living area plus 3 lounge chairs and covered area with a table, 2 benches and 2 armchairs for al fresco dining
                                    • Golf
                                      20 minute drive from the house
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      as well as paddle boards can be rented across the street from the residence, or next to the hotel Tipanier, a few minutes drive or 10 minute walk from the residence
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Fare pote is the equivalent of a Lanai, an outdoor covered space with a table, 2 benches and 2 chairs for al fresco dining
                                    • Tennis
                                      Within the fitness area available to owners and guests of the residence
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Can be rented at same locations as kayaks, canoes and paddle boards


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Within the fitness area at the bottom of the hill. Communal to owners and guests of the residence only
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Private Jacuzzi tub on the deck, water is heated by the sun, so it is not very hot which is not needed in the tropics.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Chauffeur
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • luaus
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Housekeeping at the end of your stay $120. The housekeeper is available for a charge of $20 an hour for extra cleaning, laundry, ironing, shopping for food and some cooking as well.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      5 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      cozy villa with spectacular views

                                                                      Tim J.

                                                                      My wife and I spent 10 days in this beautifully furnished villa, We enjoyed the large deck with its breathtaking views, covered dining area and tub for soaking to cool off. The kitchen was well equipped and very chef friendly given that we eat in on a number of occasions. We made use of the common exercise room and swimming pool which were nice additions to our villa. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed the bedroom AC unit. The owner, Eleonora, was very prompt and efficient in handling all our requests. Great location. Overall it was a most enjoyed stay.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you very much for your nice review, i try to do my best to ensure that my guests have and enjoyable stay. Being a world traveler myself, I know that it is not always easy to negotiate a foreign land and language. I am very happy you had a good time.


                                                                      Amazing home and stay!

                                                                      Torey E.

                                                                      My fiance and I decided on a last minute trip to Moorea before heading to Bora Bora for a couple days. We came across this home and from the moment we inquired it was so easy to book, get information from the property manager about how to get the house, transportation options, where to eat, shop ect. She was such a pleasure to work with and incredibly helpful answering any questions we had about anything! The home itself was beyond our expectations, it was beautifully furnished, super clean and located at the top of the hill overlooking the intensely green, lush valley and the ocean. This is a great place to stay if you are looking for relaxing, private and beautiful without the crowds and bustle of a hotel.

                                                                      Thank you for such a great stay!!!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hello Torey,

                                                                      Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad you liked the house and the island, and very happy it all worked out for you. Having traveled a lot myself, I know how difficult it can sometimes be in a foreign country. I do my best to make sure that my guests have a pleasant and stress free experience. It feels good when somebody appreciates my efforts. Thank you


                                                                      AMAZING lagoon and Mountain view!!

                                                                      Sylvia L.

                                                                      This house is a real treat! It has a beautiful view, it's nice and clean and great to have the spa and outdoor shower. Perfect location. Across Intercontinental hotel where you can go and watch dolphins and turtles and a great please for lunch is Snack Mahana (5min away) Absolute recommendation!! Enjoy your stay there! Moorea is my number 1 of the 6 islands I visit :)

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hello Sylvia,

                                                                      Thank you so much for your review. I am happy you enjoyed my house and that you like Moorea which is also my favorite island. French Polynesia is not around the corner, but who knows, maybe we will see you again there.



                                                                      Villa in Legends , Moorea

                                                                      olga b.Sydney, Australia

                                                                      Recently we spent a wonderful 2 weeks in Moorea . Apart from perfect weather ( lucky us, it was during the wet season ! ) we loved our accommodation : a very comfortable, private and stylish villa with splendid views and a nice tub on the deck with sun heated water. We would love to come back! Thank you Eleonora

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hello Olga and Jacek,

                                                                      Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and that the weather was good. I try to do my best to make my guests comfortable, and welcome any suggestions to that effect.

                                                                      Happy trails for future travel.


                                                                      Legends Resort

                                                                      AlomaTahiti, French Polynesia and Las Vegas USA

                                                                      I wanted a secluded romantic place for myself and my American sweetheart. I had been told how beautiful and comfortable these villas were. Well our expectations were well surpassed!! This 2 bedroom villa offered all the modern amenities, such as a beautiful kitchen, a laundry room, a jaccuzzi and air-conditioning in the lovely bedrooms, all the while respecting local authenticity structure and furniture wise. The view from the deck and the master bedroom,over the crystal clear lagoon and the surrounding lush mountains, as we dined under the stars was spectacular. On arrival , we were greeted by the French landlady who had decorated the living room and the bedrooms with beautiful tropical flowers and filled the fridge and cupboard with first necessaties like coffee, tea, water, sugar, soap, shampoo, washing powder etc.. as well as some delicious grapefruit marmelade she had made herself. Very discreet, she nonetheless called to see if we needed anything during our stay, which we actually extended to 2 weeks, feeling so happy there. Just around the corner, was a small shopping center with pizzeria, pharmacy, and the Tipanier restaurant which served delicious French and local specialities at moderate prices. Walking distance from the villa, down the hill, is the superb Intercontinental resort where we enjoyed great meals and 'happy hour' exotic cocktails after lazy times at the beach, swimming in limpid lagoon waters. I have travelled all over the world, and I must say this was one of the most romantic, peaceful and restful places I have ever stayed. My sweetheart is back on the East Coast now, his camera full of pictures and his head full of wonderful memories. If all goes well, we would like to stay there again at Christmas time. Just loved it!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Dear Chipper, Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. I strive to do my best to make my guests feel comfortable and at home, and your enthusiasm and desire to return, are my best rewards. You are definitely first on my list for the Xmas period, if you should decide to book again.



                                                                      Papetō'ai, French Polynesia

                                                                      There are a lot of things to do in Moorea. My house, although on a hill, is perfectly located for beach activities. Kayaks, paddle boards and snorkeling equipment can be rented right across the street from the residence. Tours by motorboat to sightsee, swim with rays and sharks can be booked a few minutes away from the residence, next to the hotel Tipanier, and there is a dolphin center at the bottom of the hill of the residence. The Tiki village, about 20 minutes drive, is worth going to to watch the best Tahitian dance show on the island. Snack Mahana is my favorite lunch spot on the beach, less than 10 minutes from the house. There is a grocery store 5 minutes from the house, ATM,cafes, shops, a few restaurants and a gas station with a mechanic are about 10 minutes away.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee

                                                                      The $500 security deposit is due at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation. The weekly rate includes a welcome dinner for 2 with a glass of wine or a one hour massage for 2 at the house. A brief self explanatory contract will be e mailed to guests at the time of booking. Payment methods include, US $ check, bank transfer. No credit cards. Monthly rates can be negotiated.

                                                                      5 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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