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Bora Bora Bungalow - First Class Bungalow With Fabulous Lagoon View

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

First class bungalow. Beautifully designed romantic bungalow in a garden setting with a fabulous view of the Lagoon and Motus. Just steps away from the lagoon. Central air conditioning. Fully appointed kitchen with refrigerator with ice maker, induction stove top (HOB), telescoping downdraft cooking vent and dishwasher. Washer and dryer, gas Weber outdoor grill, two bicycles with helmets, two stand-up paddle boards and paddles, two inflatable kayaks/paddles and two sets of snorkeling gear (fins, masks and snorkels).


Owner
Ed Grammens
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Bora Bora, Polynesia

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Vanity with twin sinks. Shower with Duravit floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King Size Bed with cotton linens. Extra inflatable twin size bed with linens.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

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Bora Bora Bungalow - First Class Bungalow With Fabulous Lagoon View
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews
3

Not the Bora Bora dream vacation

  • 3 of 5

Delayed writing this review for several weeks in case my post vacation opinion softened or I just got over how poor our stay was. I am normally a very easy going person; however our experience here was exceptionally disappointing and NOT the Tahiti we dreamed about. For the price (most expensive thing this middle class couple has ever booked) we expected a gorgeous house, beautiful views, and a great lanai to just soak in the sounds and sights of paradise. Here's more details on our experience:

House - 5 - the bungalow is exceptionally nice and wonderfully stocked and furnished. The local hosts arrived on time and greeted us warmly. The beach chairs we counted were broken/not avail; however, the rest of the bikes, kayak, SUPs, all worked great.

Lanai - 4 - while gorgeous views and large, the #1 reason we booked this property, the main road around the island is directly below the unit. While certainly not heavy traffic compared to mainland US, it was rarely ever peaceful for more than 30 seconds....as a car (and many motorcycles and scooters) were always nearby.

Location - 4 - While only indirectly related to this property, all walks from the house found garbage everywhere and stray/loose dogs. Additionally, we found this location to be on the totally wrong side of the island. If you want to visit and be a local...this location is great, if you want to be near the beach (Matiri) and good restaurants, we found ourselves constantly driving.

Owner/Service - 2 - lastly, our experience was exceptionally disappointing and honestly, the key factor in our review. During our stay, the road and drainage system was being completely redone right below the lanai, something scheduled/known and working its way around the island. For 4 of our 6 days (except weekend) tractors, bull dozers, scrapers, generators, dump trucks, heavy equipment worked from 7am to 4pm. This made the house and lanai completely useless. After numerous emails, which Ed was responsive to, the best he could offer was ''sorry." When the hosts gave us dust covers for the lanai furniture upon our arrival, and they made sure to instruct us to use them, we should have figured out that dirt/noise was coming. Amazing, while we deserved a huge discount since the house was essentially not usable much of the time, we weren't even offered free drinks at a local bar or anything. Demonstrated care would have gone a long way here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Trip to Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have returned from our 2 week stay in Paradise, also known as Bora Bora.

Ed and Joanne's home was everything we hoped for and more. It is exactly as pictured. The thought and attention to detail show that this is their home in Bora Bora.

Our welcome by Ginou and Christophe made us feel very special. The leis were beautiful and

the smell was wonderful. The orientation to the house was complete and left nothing unexplained although the stove puzzled me the first time I used it. The manuals for everything were available and made everything easy to use.

We had chosen to use the car that was available. This decision was a wise one as we used it to see the island, going to Chin Lee's and to the beach in Matira.

One of the best things we did was to sit on the deck and enjoy the view. The view was spectacular! The color of the water was never the same and the activity on the lagoon changed from day to day.

If you are planning a trip to Bora Bora, we would highly recommend renting this home. It is beautiful. If we return to Bora Bora, we will certainly book this bungalow again.

The advice from Ed, when we spoke to him before we went, helped us decide where we would eat out and what activities we would not miss out on.

Usually when on holiday, I am ready to return home as we near the end of it. This time, I would have been quite contented to delay returning home.

Thank you Ed and Joanne for letting us share your piece of Paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Incredible bungalow

  • 4 of 5

We had a terrific stay at this incredible bungalow. Christophe and Ginou were terrific and helped orient us upon arrival. The interior of the bungalow is exquisite and incredibly comfortable in every way. There was also a big, lovely bowl of fruit and some beverages in the fridge. This was a welcome addition because we had a hard time finding the same fruit at the market. The highlight of our stay was discovering Ed's great two man kayak and venturing across the lagoon to small motus for snorkeling. We've never experienced snorkeling this incredible.

The only downside was the road construction going on just below the bungalow. It was quite noisy and dusty and not the relaxing veranda we would have liked, but this was just unfortunate timing on our part. However, even without the construction, the road is somewhat noisy with motorbike and auto traffic.

It was a wonderful vacation and I'm very happy we stayed here.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tomball, TX
5

This was our second trip , we enjoyed the private living over a hotel.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the car rental also it allowed us to tour the island and look on our own. The home was beautiful and comfortable, we enjoyed cooking and enjoying our nights on the patio. We didn't swim down below wasn't so inviting. Went to Matira Beach enjoyed. You can also go to hotels like The Beach spent day had lunch great snorkeling. Our host that met us knew little English. So we spoke to their niece a couple of times. Had a little trouble learning how to work things but figured it out. Not for the weak, lots of climbing and walking up and down . When going down to Laundry room can be dangerous, no handrail and can be slippery.

What was great when we arrived their was fresh fruit, wine,beer on the refrigerator. We actually took our own beverages. But the odd thing is when we were leaving Christopher the host kept asking us if we left the wine in refrigerator we thought that was odd. But we told him we pretty much left everything that was in refrigerstor plus more. Boating a must to do call La Plage, they are on Matira Beach .

It was great, just the two of us , go to see Corral and the 100's of fish and stingersys. Great snorkeling . Jet Sking the best call Moana Adventure ask for Nicole to be your guide 2 hours of fun. Can't wait to go back we love it there people are warm and loving. Mostly French is spoken. I would stay at Condo 100% again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City
5

Excellent. Like home.

  • 5 of 5

The best I have experienced, having visited Bora Bora five different times, over 45 years.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Erie, CO USA
5

A five star property without the resort

  • 5 of 5

This is a recently remolded single bedroom house in a complex called the "Condominiums" that sits on the mountain side above the road overlooking the lagoon. The photos of the house are spot on and the view is spectacular. We spent a ton of time on the deck and remained dry and comfortable even during the rain. There are 2 Specialized hybrid street bicycles, 2 stand-up paddle boards (SUPs), a washer and dryer and a monster air conditioner! We couldn't have been more pleased. This might be one of the nicest properties on the island. The rental car available at the property meant never having to wait for a ride on a spontaneous outing. The hosts met us at the ferry, escorted us to the house, gave us the run-through, left their phone numbers and made themselves available as needed. The information books at the house provided everything we needed to know.

Some things to be aware of. The house sits above the only real road on the island and there are plenty of vehicles on the island that don't know what a muffler is. The driveway is really steep and it is about 100 stairs up from the roadway. There are roosters everywhere (including the resorts we are told). We didn't partake in the SUP's but it could be a chore to get them up and down. There is not a significant beach here but there is a picnic bench that is on the water. I gather it's not safe to leave things unattended here as one of the residents was nice enough to warn us and held on to our bag when we were in the water.

The property is 10 minutes by car to town and 15 to the nicest public beach. This was exactly what we wanted and provided the perfect non-resort experience we were looking for.

If your not looking to be at a resort so that you can experience the island we highly recommend this very private house!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bora Bora Yacht Club and Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Mai Kai
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Matira Beach
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Bora Bora, Polynesia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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5 night minimum stay
£1,618
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£308
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £77.21

This Rental Agreement and Contract (the “Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement made and entered into as of the Reservation Date written below by and between the undersigned person(s) or company (the “Guest”) and the undersigned owner, manager or agent (“Rental Agent”), pursuant to which the Guest has agreed to rent the residence described below (the “Property”), for the duration of the Rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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