This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent French Polynesia reviews

  • Adventure, Peace and comfort

    "While the other reviews pretty much cover the comfort of staying in one of Raphael's houses, I would like to add that this island and this location makes for a truly different kind of vacation. A relaxing one. As a family (we were 2 parents, 3 children and a grandmother) it would cost us quite a bit to stay in even the most reasonable hotel in French polynesia. Staying at the Villas Bougainville which offered us a car, a small boat and a three bedroom air conditioned house made this fun vacation very affordable. a great spot for 3 couples or a group of friends. Why should you go to a small island like Huahine instead of one of the big resort islands? it is a matter of preference but we like to travel and see how the people who actually live there do. Huahine is a lush garden of an island with most of its industry being farming and fishing. the few small hotels cater to only a few dozen tourists at a time. In staying at the Villas we were living in a house alongside local people ( with plenty of privacy on the 70 acre grounds, often eating out at the local food trucks and sometimes cooking at home with the abundant supplies of the local market ( warning, like the Tardis, it is bigger on the inside). There is plenty to do on Huahine for a week's stay and all of it is easy to get to and close. There are very few cars on the roads and they are polite drivers. we visited the Marae, the sacred eels, beaches that we could only get to by boat ( along with the multimillion dollar yachts) and still had time to come back for leisurely afternoons playing on the dock, taking a hike in the rain forest, or being given a personal tour of the vanilla plantation and being shown how they are pollinated by hand. We have never had such a relaxing time. Raphael was beyond accommodating as we changed our time of arrival and extended our stay for 4 extra days. You will wish you could too."
    Guest: william M. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 7, 2016
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  • A must stay!

    "My boyfriend and I are world travelers and decided to pick Villa Vahimanui based on the beautiful pictures and the wonderful reviews from other travelers. The pictures do not do this villa justice. The view of the lagoon from the living room windows and the lanai are absolutely stunning. The condo was very clean, well-maintained, has wireless internet and a fully equipped kitchen. The master bedroom is the only air-conditioned room in the villa, which is fine since we spent majority of our time exploring the island. There are fans in all other rooms of the villa which kept the place cool during the heat. The rental also comes with a car, which was necessary. We drove to Vaitape and went to the grocery store (Super U) and got everything we needed for simple breakfasts and lunches. We ate dinner out every night. In an email Pierre left many great restaurant recommendations. We ate at almost all of them, with MaiKai, St. James and Bloody Mary's being our favorites. The experience of Bloody Mary's was incredible. You walk on a sand floor and the menu of the day's catch is displayed in front of you on ice. You put your order in directly with the chef. Maikai and St. James are more upscale than Bloody Mary's. Both have incredibly delicious food! We recommend all three of them! Pierre is a wonderful host. He went to great lengths to make sure or stay was perfect. During our booking, he answered our many questions in a timely manner, and provided a detail description of what we were looking for. Prior to our departure, Pierre sent us a map of how to find the condo and a detailed list of all the great restaurants and excursions to check out. His two correspondents, Nathalie and Barthélémy were absolute GEMS. They picked us up from the airport after you take the free shuttle across the lagoon, and dropped us off. Nathalie speaks great English and answered all of our questions. She explained the entire villa and made great recommendations about what to do and where to go. Barthélémy stopped by every now and then and gave us fresh fruits from the trees. They were delicious! We did 3 excursions while we were there: scuba diving, shark/stingray romantic tour, and 4x4/jet ski tour. We did the 2 tours through Moana Adventures. Glenn was fabulous during our shark/sting ray tour and Alex/Nico were just as wonderful during the 4x4/jet ski tour. We did scuba diving through Eleuthera Diving. Thank you for a wonderful stay Pierre! The villa is highly recommended!"
    Guest: Christine D. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 29, 2016
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  • Unbelievably beautiful property with a great view!

    "This is quite possibly the most beautiful place I've ever stayed in. The property itself is exquisite with both an embracing warmth and an open airiness to it and the view on the expansive deck is breathtaking. Elodie was kind and welcoming and had good tips on what to do on the island. We highly recommend renting a car to explore the island and to visit the public beaches. There is one public beach down a long but wide dirt road that will take your breath away. You will not be disappointed in this choice!"
    Guest: Nora G. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 1, 2016
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  • Unique and Memorable

    "As many have said, the property is gorgeous. Every little detail in this bungalow was considered in order to give the guest a true Polynesian experience. Even though you cannot swim on this property, a very nice beach is close by and you can still watch the waves and sunrises from the Kerebel's beach. The main reason for this stay: the bungalow. It's magical. Just make sure you rent a car so you can see the rest of the island :)"
    Guest: Alyssa S. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: January 18, 2016
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