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Two Bedroom Private Home with Stunning Views of Opunohu Bay

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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 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 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 Cleaning Fee ($95), will be waived for stays of 7 nights or longer

Please no pets and no smoking.

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

More Details

Veia Swartz
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Veia Swartz

Our family of 5 lives in Maui, Hawaii

Veia Swartz purchased this house in 2015


French Polynesia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Two Bedroom Private Home with Stunning Views of Opunohu Bay
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

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: Jun 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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A Little Slice of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

A gem of a house with views to die for! Veia is so nice to deal with. Her house is charming and comfortable. Perfect for a family or honeymooners alike. It is very private and you can see all of Opunohu Bay below you. Being from Maui, I just wanted to say, after reading one of the reviews, bugs are a part of the tropics, and a minor, small inconvenience for all of the other beautiful things the island has to offer. I found the house very clean and beautifully appointed, from coolers and extra beach towels to everything you need in the kitchen. The beds are very comfortable too. Loved our time there and hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen & Gary, Thank you for taking the time to review my home. I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed your time at the house and on Moorea. By the way, I also want to thank you for bringing up the issue of island bugs. Our only negative review came from a guest who took a very minor problem, and completely blew it out of proportion! I look forward to welcoming you and your beautiful ohana back someday. Much Aloha, Veia
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  • 5 of 5

This house and location in Moorea is truly magnificently beautiful! It was our third year in a row to visit, and we just love it! It's so peaceful and uplifting. The house has such a cool feeling and the land an views of Bali High mountain and the ocean is all so inspirational! The beds are super comfortable and the bath house is so islandy. It's just a real island exotic experience! Love it!❤

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy and Brooks, So happy to hear you enjoyed yourself at the home and on Moorea once again. I look forward to welcoming you back someday...hopefully next year! :) Aloha, Veia
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Mother In Law kept saying "I think we have the best place on the island!"

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, very private tucked-away home with spectacular views of the bay, the mountains, the sunset. Each window and door is like a framed living photo of a tropical oasis with the decor, wall art and furniture reflecting what is outside. Nothing in the home is tacky or out of place, but well designed with the islands in mind, from the colorful floral paintings to Native Tahitian history, you are drawn to relax and take it all in.

While there was no AC, the home is well ventilated with sliding doors and windows in both bedrooms, various screened in vents high on the walls and even more far above the rafters in addition to ceiling fans and numerous free standing fans (at least five) you can move about to always have a direct cooling effect. (Yes, Moorea is HOT and DAMP, so you need these!) There are also solar shades outdoors which you can pull to keep the sun from warming things up even further. They won't inhibit the view...just pull before sun reaches front of house.

Beds and pillows were VERY comfortable. Slept like a baby...until the roosters announce the cool of the morning. This is where foam earplugs come in handy...or just get used to them like I did, letting them become part of your dream land.

Kitchen is SO WELL STOCKED with any sort of device you could possibly need. A definite chef's kitchen. The plentiful gorgeous stoneware dishes, pretty serving platters and bowls made it easy to have guests over for a special dinner.

The outdoor bathroom is WONDERFUL to shower in. You can throw open the many windows to have an outdoor feel. Loved the additional half bath in the master bedroom for those night time callings and freeing up the shower for others.

Tips: 1)don't leave screen doors open. They protect you from the mosquito! 2)crank down the umbrella when not in use...never know when a strong wind may come..., but open to dry after a rain (easy and fun) 3)keep ANY opened food in fridge, even trash foods, till morning to deter pests..don't place foods in garbage indoors or out, but feed to chickens early in the morning...they eat all and everything edible...and it shuts them up, ha! 4)if you don't like being barefoot indoors, bring a house-only flip flop. 5)house uses stream water, so you shouldn't even brush teeth with it. Shower, dishes and laundry only. FREE mountain spring water is close by and you will enjoy refilling bottles for drinking and brushing teeth while enjoying nature. Pure and fresh!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Renee, Marce & Greg, Thank you for your wonderful review of my Moorea home. I'm always happy to hear that my guests were comfortable and content in the home. We look forward to welcoming you back someday. Thanks again! Kind Regards, Veia
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Large eight sided 2 bedroom house with huge second bathroom across the breezeway. House with all American appliances including even a dryer. The wiring was both American 110 and European 220 which is very hard to find but was very easy on our electronics.

Fully furnished - just pick up some groceries and everything is already there to make or have a wonderful meal. Post card views of the entire Opunohu Bay, it was hard not to keep taking pictures.

We can not say enough about the house and the great groundskeeper Jacque who is always available but respectfully out of the way unless you need him .

The only con is no air-conditioning but they have plenty of ceiling fans and movable fans and every room has at least one sliding door so you are never uncomfortable. They also have outside sun screen curtains that block the sun but do not block the view when sun is strong. The pros are very private with no neighbors except caretaker down the hill, jaw dropping views from all windows of the bay, modern large appliances including washer and dryer. Best stocked kitchen we have ever seen in a house rental.

The owner Veia was so helpful responding quickly and giving ideas on what to see, do and eat on the island of Moorea. When we checked in, Jacque walked us through the map and highlighted locations for snorkeling, beaches and the restaurants so that we felt accumulated right away.

We can not wait to go back. As Jacque told us as we were leaving - now you know the way here.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Chris and Steve, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on Moorea and at our home. What a wonderful way to celebrate your 35th anniversary, and I'm glad we could help to make it special for you. I very much appreciate all of your kind words, which I will also share with Jacques as well. We look forward to welcoming you back some day. Kind regards, Veia
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Rates & Availability

French Polynesia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Special
Jul 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Checkout Cleaning Fee $95
Property Damage Protection $59

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.
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