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'The French House of the Bay', a designer's drean facing the lagoon

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

The perfect privileged spot, for 2 to 6, with direct private access to the sea

'Unique location' ..

Enjoy lower rates in Amy and June 2016

House inspired by a contemporary French architect, located in an exceptional way, facing the lagoon, minutes away from Noumea and its numerous activities, with pool and private access to the sea

... and 'breathtaking view'!

The house faces a wide bay, that should entice you to the practice of stand-up paddle, kite surfing, windsurfing (you'll start from the bottom the garden - possibility of rental and delivery at hom - see below), or to a walk by the sea.

Sports and activities

Golf (18 holes), horseback riding, hiking along the river or on a path of long walks are 10 to 20 minutes away by car.

Access to Noumea, restaurants, leisure and tourism activities is easy (direct by express way).

Ideal up to 6 people ... or more!

1 large living room (55 m2), 4 bedrooms (2 with double beds, 2 with single bed), more than 140 m2 of terraces and decks, surrounded by a tropical garden of 3000 m2 with a private barbecue area by the sea make this home a perfect residence up to 6 people.

Family gathering ?

2 additional guests can be welcomed comfortably (extra fee of '0 euros per day / per guest above 6 - max 8 guests).

Your SUP delivered

Dimitri from MDPlaisir will be more than happy to give you the best price and deliver SUP, Canoes... the day of your arrival.

Other questions ?

Feel free to ask. We will be more than please to help you plan your stay.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 October, 2017

About Didier

We arrived in New Caledonia, 12 years ago. We of course fell in love with this amazing land and decided to stay. We founded and run a PR company, including publishing activities as 'The New Caledonia WEEKLY', a fortnightly magazine design to inform foreign visitors of NC.

Didier purchased this villa in 2006

Why Didier chose New Caledonia

We loved the exceptionnal setting of this house proudly facing the lagoon. That's why we decided, when we had to move back to downtown Nouméa, to turn it in a guest house for travelors and visitors.

Welcome to Nouméa !

What makes this villa unique

. Facing the lagoon / Private access to the see

. sweeming pool, tropical garden, barbecue area : the ideal house for holidays or for a few weeks professionnal stay in New Caledonia

. Minutes away from Nouméa.

. Very conveniantly located to go easely by road to wherever place, on the big island.


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nouméa - La Tontouta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nouméa Maritim terminal - downtown
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Dumbéa Golf course
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
'Tontouta Airport - Païta - Nouméa' express way
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Savannah residential area or Païta village
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Nouré's beach (Dumbéa's Bay)
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Dumbea in South Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • river
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The house got 2 bathrooms (with shower and toilets). A third toilet is available at the living room level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms are all facing the see and benefit from AC. Baby cot on demand (no extra charge)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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'The French House of the Bay', a designer's drean facing the lagoon
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful location for a get-away.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in New Caledonia. Didier's house was in a perfect location - away from all the touristy areas, but still easily accessible for trips into Noumea, the aquarium, the botanic gardens and the more popular beaches. Our kids loved the house and spent the majority of their time in the pool or down on the beach collecting shells and rocks from the mangrove. When the tide was out they had a go at cockling with the locals. It was handy having the small shops within walking distance and we went to Paita a few times for croissants and coffee. The views from the house are indescribably amazing and the property itself was clean and well presented. Having views of the mountains while you shower in the morning was pretty great too. We would happily come back and stay again. PS - the vegemite was appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to spend a week

  • 5 of 5

We had a week here with our 3 kids. The house has stacks of space and the pool really entertained the kids. 10 mins to the hypermarket and 20 mins to the centr of town meant we could enjoy the peace and quiet and were still close enough to all the action. Didier's suggestions on food and shopping were great and the view is spectacular... so sit back and relax and enjoy the view... we had intended to go out at dinner more often but invariably found ourselves with some wine or local beer and something more simple on the back deck... ooops... guess that's what holidays are for!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this comment. May i suggest to keep NC on your return list ? Didier
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Stunning views, good house

  • 5 of 5

The house is just the right distance from Noumea, 20 minutes on the freeway outside rush hour, when there are considerable delays. We loved being there and would recommend it to anyone. The views of bays, islands and mountains were a constant pleasure.

The kitchen is well-equipped. The bedrooms are air-conditioned, but the living area is not. This might be a problem at the hotter times of the year as there are no insect-screens. We went in May when it was rarely too hot with almost no flying insects. A couple of portable fans could make quite a difference. A few more chairs for those who want to watch TV might also be nice. I was told that the double bed downstairs was uncomfortable, and people should realise that the bathroom there is right next to the bed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your post and usefull comments . It helps feeting as much as possible to guests needs. We would welcom you again with a lot of pleasure. Keep in mind that NEW CALEDONIA is your closest (charming) neighbour.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Didiers lovely 3 storey home, with 4 adults and 2 children and I have to say it was wonderful. The house was lovely and clean and well equiped, the beds fresh and pillows brand new. The view from the living area was amazing with us watching every morning and afternoon the tide coming in and going out. Look out for the sting rays cruising along (we guess that was the what the shadows were moving slowly under the water). We had the pleasure of meeting Didier Friday morning when he came to help with the internet cable replacement and he bought us a big bag of the most delicious croissants and pastries still warm from the oven. We swam in the pool every day and had a wonderful holiday. Thank you Didier for your warm hospitality and sharing your knowledge of New Caledonia with us. It was a pleasure to meet you 😀

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for these comments. We will keep on being attentive to the needs of our guests and do our best to meet those needs. Keep NC on your return list of course. Your "closest neighbours in south Pacific" (and I !) will always be happy to welcome you again. Didier
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You won't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from nine days staying in this beautiful property and cannot recommend it highly enough. Didier was a wonderful host and very responsive to our requests. We also very much appreciated his help with talking to a couple of activity operators when our non-existent French caused total confusion!

The house is exactly as the photos indicate and spotlessly clean. It's also close enough to Noumea to go in for dinner at night, although you'll obviously need to hire a car.

Having a car also allowed us to explore far and wide - out to the Blue River National Park for kayaking, to Dumbea for stand-up paddleboarding, up to Bourail and the nearby coast for hiking. Didier also suggested we hire our own boat from Dalocean for a private snorkelling trip out to Signal and Laregnere islands, rather than going on one of the organised group cruises to the more well-known islands. We had Signal Island all to ourselves and there were only a handful of people on Laregnere - it was an absolutely magic day! We also managed to find a 'ski lodge' on the top of Mt Koghi when we took a wrong turn one day.

There is so much to do in New Caledonia but you definitely won't see it on a one-day cruise trip stopover. It is certainly the most interesting and diverse Pacific Island I have visited and we would love to return in the not-too-distant future to do some more exploring.

Many thanks, Didier, for allowing us to enjoy your wonderful house and for helping us to see so much of your beautiful country.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An unforgettable stay

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four stayed here recently as part of a work trip. We spent quite a lot of time in Nouméa itself during the day and it was such a delight to be able to retreat to Didier and Julie's incredible property each evening. The house was as described in the listing, impeccably clean and the photos (believe it or not) do not do the view full justice. Just to stand on the balcony and drink in the view is worth the trip from Australia alone.

Didier and Julie were incredibly helpful from our first enquiry and continued to be during and even after our stay. As we were working there wasn't a huge amount of time for just relaxing but this is what return trips are for, and I personally have my eye on the sun lounge by the pool for next time.

The combination of such a beautiful home and extraordinary customer service makes this listing a very easy one to recommend.

Merci Didier et Julie et à très bientôt.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Katrina and her group. We of course appreciate this very nice comment although it means we now have even more pressure on us to maintain the best service possible! For both tourist and business travellers, New Caledonia definitely has a lot to offer Australian visitors looking for a French experience in a tropical paradise. It’s only 2.5 hours from Brisbane and Sydney and 3.5 from Melbourne so you could even come for a long weekend. Rest assured that for those of you who do decide to stay at ‘The House of the Bay’, Julie and I will do our best to replicate the quality of service Katrina described.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Dumbea, Melanesia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Xmas Holidays - 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
Low season 2018
20 Jan 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £36 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £900.49
Ménage £108.06

- Voir supplément applicable par nuit et par résident supplémentaire au dela de 6 (Max 8)
- See extra fee applying to extra guests per night, above 6 : total 8 guests max in the house

- arrivée / Check In : 16h00 / starting at 4PM
- Départ / Check Out : 9h00 / no later than than 9 AM
arrivée avancée / early check in - départ tardif / late check Out :
Sur demande si maison disponible / on demand if house available (no extra charge)

CHECK IN TIME : 16h00 / 4 PM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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