We call our home "Maeva Hoa" (mah-ay-vah ho-ah), Tahitian for "Welcome Friend." A 5 star luxury mountainside bungalow with an amazing lagoon view, our newly remodeled dream home sleeps six and is the only one of its kind on Bora Bora. Part of the famed Marlon Brando bungalows, our home is located in the quiet town of Faanui. We are approximately 15 minutes by car from Vaitape, Bora Bora's "main" downtown. We left nothing to spare when remodeling and furnishing this beautiful bungalow home. Our home is fully air conditioned, which is very rare for a private residence on the island. We have wifi as well as a land line which will allow you to make local calls to book activities, dinners, etc. Whether you're relaxing indoors watching Netflix or air playing from your Apple device to one of our three smart TVs, dining on our spacious lagoon view outdoor terrace, or enjoying the private beach, you will have both the comforts of home and those of a 5 star hotel. We are sure that a stay in our home will provide you with fantastic memories that will last a lifetime.
Air Conditioned 2 Bedroom Bungalow With Loft, Sleeps 6
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 6, 2019
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A more beautiful view we could not have enjoyed!
Pat, the bungalow is gorgeous and well equipped. We were surprised to learn that we could have the ultimate convenience of having the boats come and pick us up from the pier for diving and snorkeling tours. We loved the kayaking and eating in, or following your recommendations for eating out! This has been one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation our family has ever experienced with VRBO. The price was worth it!
Rapa is a treasure! He knows so many languages, is a great guide, kind, and was very helpful in our organizing a day tour of Raitea. And he helped us harvest some fresh mangoes from the tree on the property.
Word of caution to all, you’ll be tempted to take at least five pictures a day of the lagoon alone!
The best vacation and vacation house! LOVED IT
Dude. This “bungalow” is nicer than my house! Beautiful and spacious and crazily perfect location (backed into a jungle but 90 second walk to the water)....I had high hopes and this totally exceeded them! Even the day it rained too much to go snorkeling wasn’t wasted because there were movies and video games and puzzles to keep us entertained! All the information guides were super handy and we found great food and went on amazing excursions (Rapa was the beat guide)! I can’t say enough good things. One million stars. The worst thing about it is now I can’t stop thinking about when I can go back!
Propriété luxueuse avec vue imprenable sur le lagon.Le propriétaire a répondu à nos besoins.
À savoir, quand plusieurs appareils électroniques sont en marche, il y a un risque de manquer d'électricité. Merci à Rapa de nous avoir aidé.
Sylvie et Sylvain
Hello Sylvie and Sylvain,
Thank you for your stay at our bungalow, you were terrific guests. We have just returned from Bora Bora and discovered that our laundry dryer is the cause of the electrical problem and it is being taken care of now.
Pat and Heather
The perfection of Maeva Hoa
We had a wonderful time in this lovely house and exploring the island with the amazingly gracious Rapa as our guide!
5 Star Stay
Our visit to Maeva Hoa was nothing short of incredible! The bungalow was modern and could be compared to a nice home in the states (which is pretty uncommon here). Very user friendly, well put together manuals on how to use all the electronics. The Highlight of our trip was being able to charter the Maeva Hoa boat for it's maiden voyage! The captain, Rapa, exceeded our expectations by picking us up right in front of the bungalow then taking us on the excursion of a lifetime. Can't wait to be back, thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us!!!
We we're lucky enough to be one of the first renters of this newly remodeled bungalow. What a fabulous home. You can tell that the owners thought of every detail when creating what is probably one of the most modern and comfortable homes on the island. The house has beautiful wood detailing, modern cabinetry, a fully modern and well appointed kitchen, fine tile, recessed lighting everywhere. The south and west sides of the house are essentially solid glass, providing wonderful views of the lagoon and a nice, bright atmosphere. It was great waking up in the morning and watching the lagoon light up from the morning sun while laying in a comfy bed. (Did I mention the Egyptian cotton sheets and piles of pillows? ) When it gets dark and it is time to wind down you can enjoy a movie on one of the three HD TV's. A few snorkel sets are available, and there are blow-up floats for relaxing off the end of the dock. (Our kids thought the giant flamingo was very cool.) I could go on and on, but you get the point. This is a nice place.
When we arrived we were greeted by Juliette at the ferry dock. The owners hired Juliette and Peggy to act as their local representatives. Juliette led us to the house, showed us around, and gave us lots of information about the house and the island. We also appreciated all the fresh flowers that she put in every room in the house. Later, when we had a question about the house we called Peggy and promptly got an answer. They were both very friendly and helpful.
As much as we loved the house, it isn't perfect. We found that were often heading to Matira for the beach or the restaurants. That means driving to the opposite end of the island. That didn't bother us, but some people may prefer to step outside their door and already be there. The northern end of the island really doesn't have much to offer, and, except for the cluster of bungalows, it is, shall I say, a less desirable neighborhood. We would take walks in the morning, and although the water is nice, it is disappointing to see trash along the sides of the road.
The trade-off that you have to consider for this property is it is a beautiful home that is not in an ideal location. If you are content to hang out and enjoy the peace and serenity on the quiet side of the island in understated luxury then this place is for you. If you want to be in the middle of the action and have everything outside your door then you may want to look at the south side of the island.
Bora Bora is paradise! It's one of the Society Islands located in the South Pacific. There are no direct flights to Bora Bora, you must come through Tahiti. It is only an 8 hour flight from Los Angeles to Tahiti, where you then hop on a connecting 45 minute flight to Bora Bora. The time zone in Bora Bora is the same as Hawaii, so depending on the time of the year, it's 2-3 hours earlier than PST. Most flights to Tahiti that leave Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are red eye flights, so if you can sleep on the plane, you'll awake in paradise. Please note when planning your flights, that the abbreviation for the Tahiti Airport is PPT, as the city you fly into is called Papeete. The Bora Bora airport is BOB.
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