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Two Bedroom Private Home with Stunning Views of Opunohu Bay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Nestled into a lush hillside, Fare Marama is a beautiful private home, offering magnificent views of Opunohu Bay and the surrounding mountain peaks of Moorea.

The home consists of 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen.

There is a King sized bed in the master bedroom, a Queen sized bed in the guest bedroom, and a trundle bed (twin size) in the living room. The home can sleep 6 very comfortably.

The main bathroom has a large double shower, 2 sink vanity, and toilet.

A half bathroom was added to the home in 2016, and is located off of the master bedroom.

The kitchen was completely renovated in 2016, and is fully equipped and also has new appliances, new cabinetry, and granite counter tops. The kitchen, dining and living areas are all part of one great room, which offer vaulted ceilings and a beautiful view of Opunohu Bay.

A wrap around deck with a table & chair set, 2 loungers, and a gas BBQ, are also available for your enjoyment. The deck is the perfect place to enjoy the incredible views from the home, while enjoying your favorite beverage or dining al fresco.

The private yard surrounding the home is mature, with a variety of island plants, fruit trees and flowers.

You will find ceiling and floor fans placed in all of the rooms, to catch the island's breezes. A television with DVD player and a selection of movies (in English) are available in the living room, along with a few games. There is also a docking station in the living room, to enjoy your favorite music.

The house is equipped with a full size washer and dryer, and all bath towels, beach towels and linens are provided. There are also four snorkel sets, beach mats, a beach umbrella and a cooler available for guest use.

Wifi/Internet is also available at the home free of charge.

However, no telephone service is provided.

A unique feature of the home is that it offers both 110V and 220V outlets. Which makes it very convenient for our U.S. guests to charge their various electronic gadgets.

There is a full time care taker, Jacques, who lives in a separate cottage on the property adjacent to the main home. He can be most helpful with questions about the home and Moorea during your stay.

The closest beach is a short 5 minute drive from the house. This beach will give you access to swim in Opunohu Bay which the house overlooks.

Groceries and restaurants are a 10 minute drive from the home.

Please no pets and no smoking.

**This home was formerly rented under the name 'Fare Hamara'**

More Details

Owner
Veia Swartz
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Veia Swartz

Iaorana!

My name is Veia. My husband Matt & I are the proud owners of 'Fare Marama' on the beautiful island of Moorea.

'Marama' is our Tahitian married name, that was given to us by my family on our wedding day.

I was born on the island of Tahiti but grew up on Maui. My Mother was also from Tahiti, and I still have quite a bit of family there.

While growing up, I spent many Summers in Tahiti and Moorea. Moorea was a favorite destination for my Dad and I, and it was always a dream to be able to own a home there one day. That dream was fulfilled in 2015 with the purchase of 'Fare Marama'.

We truly love our home away from home, and look forward to welcoming you as a guest very soon!

Matt and I and our children reside in Maui, Hawaii.

Veia Swartz purchased this house in 2015

Why Veia Swartz chose French Polynesia

I fell in love with this property and home when I first saw it in 2008. However, it was not for sale at that time.

In 2015 the stars aligned, when we discovered that the original owners were ready to sell. The rest as they say is history, and we feel so blessed to be the owners of this lovely and unique home.

What makes this house unique

Private & Peaceful setting. Lush vegetation and incredible views

Amenities

French Polynesia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Two Bedroom Private Home with Stunning Views of Opunohu Bay
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PARADISE IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5

WE'VE BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD. NEVER EVER SEEN ANY PLACE SO LOVELY. THE GORGEOUS HOUSE HAS EVERYTHING. EVEN WIRED FOR 110V. SITS ON THE SIDE OF A HILL OVERLOOKING PARADISE. OUT THE KITCHEN WINDOW YOU SEE THE MOUNTAIN SCENE (BALI HAI) USED IN THE MOVIE SOUTH PACIFIC. YOU CAN ALMOST HEAR BLOODY MARY SINGING. THE GORGEOUS BAY BELOW IS WHERE MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY SCENES WERE SHOT. A DECK AND SLIDING GLASS DOORS SURROUND THE HOUSE. PAPAYAS, GRAPEFRUIT, AND AVOCADOS HANG FROM THE TREES FOR PICKING -- WHICH WE DID THE FIRST DAY. FLOWERS AND BIRDS ARE EVERYWHERE. THE OWNER, VEIA, IS MARVELOUS, HAS DECORATED THE HOME WITH LOVE AND SUPERB TROPICAL TASTE. EVERY CREATURE COMFORT IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. WAIT 'TIL YOU SEE THE BATH HOUSE. UNFORGETTABLE. JACQUE, WHO LIVES IN A SMALL, ADJOINING HOUSE IS SO VERY HELPFUL AND PLEASANT. THE WORD MY WIFE USES FOR THIS IS "ZEN". WE WILL BE BACK. WHO WOULDN'T?

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill and Toni, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of my home. Despite the challenges you have had this trip, I'm glad you were at least able to enjoy some quality time at the house. We look forward to welcoming you back someday soon! Much Aloha, Veia
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A little slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a beautiful home with an amazing view, privacy and a central location to many things in Moorea, look no further. My wife and I had the pleasure of staying here for 3 wonderful days. The view of Opunohu bay was superb.

The owner, Veia was very responsive and communicative right from the start and provided much information and helpful ideas about things to do, places to see and restaurants to check out around the island.

The house is well appointed with a large living space with a wrap around deck. Jacque, the caretaker, who lives a short distance from the house, gave us a warm welcome and was available to answer any questions we had. The only problem we had was not wanting to leave! Highly recommended.

Rich & Miko Miskiewicz

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Miko and Rich, Thank you for your wonderful review of my Moorea home. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the house, and on the island. Please keep us in mind the next time you visit French Polynesia. We wold love to welcome you back someday! Kind Regards, Veia
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Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent part of our 50th wedding anniversary vacation at Fare Marama. The home was very private and comfortable, which is exactly what we were hoping for. It was clean, tastefully remodeled and well provisioned with everything one could need and it was all nice and worked well, there was nothing old and shabby. The view of the bay and mountains from the wrap around deck was stunning-a wow every time we looked at it. I can't think of anything about the property that was not wonderful.

Veia, the owner was very gracious and thoughtful, leaving a nice bottle of wine and a “happy anniversary” card for us. Jacques, the caretaker, was helpful in getting us settled but never a bother unless asked.

Of the places we stayed, I must say that Fare Marama was our favorite. If we ever visit again, we would hope to be able to stay there.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diana for your wonderful review of my Moorea property. My staff and I work very hard, to try and create memorable experiences for our guests. Especially when they are celebrating such an incredible milestone as a 50th wedding anniversary! Congratulations again. We look forward to welcoming you back someday soon. Kind Regards, Veia
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Fantastic in every way

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home was just perfect for us. The house was fully equipped and comfortable. The views from the deck are breathtaking. One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. I was concerned about no air conditioner but we were never too warm. There are plenty of fans to keep you cool. The beds are very comfy too. The care taker Jacques was very nice. Communication was very easy and prompt. I hope to return some day. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cindy, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your time on Moorea and at the house. We look forward to welcoming you back someday. Kind Regards, Veia
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Splendid Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Moorea and our stay in this lovely home exceeded our expectations! The house is located right above Opunohu Bay and the views are magnificent! There is a wrap around lanai and gorgeous windows around the home to enjoy the views. Our family of four was welcomed by the knowledgeable staff who had lots of tips and information about the island for us. The house is equipped with literally everything you need for your stay. The kitchen is well-stocked, the beds very comfortable, and there are lots of towels, beach equipment, etc. It feels like your own secluded paradise but is just minutes away from the beach, shopping, and activities. We enjoyed making all of our dinners at the house, the kitchen has everything, and there is a gas grill on the lanai. The house also has wifi and american outlets, very handy for travelers!

Veia, the owner is excellent to work with and very helpful while we were making our vacation plans. We will definitely be back to stay on Moorea and wouldn't think of staying anywhere other than Fare Marama!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeanne, Pete and Family, I'm so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful island of Moorea, as well as the home. My staff and I work hard to create memorable experiences for our guests, so we love to hear these positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Moorea someday soon! Aloha, Veia
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Again, A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our first stay in this home was in May 1998. Our most recent visit was in May 2017. This property just keeps getting better. The amenities were more than expected. The view continues to be one of the best on the bay. The kitchen is of American standards and very well equipped. There is comfort throughout the home. The half-bath off the master bedroom is an excellent addition. We had very smooth and well-coordinated arrangements with the property owner and staff. We look forward to returning to Moorea and staying at this wonderful property. Thank you V&M, property owners!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello G & L, Thank you for your positive feedback about my Moorea home. I always like to hear that it surpassed guests' expectations. Both myself and my staff work very hard to make the home a memorable experience for those who come to visit it. We look forward to welcoming you back someday. Aloha, Veia
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Checkout Cleaning Fee $95

Rates are subject to change, until the reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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