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).
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
- Calendar last updated:
- 31 Oct 2018
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Excelente recibimiento, el bungalow es tal cual se ve en las fotos, cordial despedida. Muchas gracias.
Fer y Fabián
Bungalow in Paradise!
We loved this place! It was modern and chic with with everything we needed for a visit to paradise!
The views are amazing. We rented their car which I would recommend as it made getting around very convenient. The bed very comfortable! The TV is smart so we were able to cast our downloaded Netflix from our tablet easily. Not that we watched a lot of Netflix but at least we were able to do so! Kitchen fully stocked and modern. The hosts picked us up from the airport and were very helpful and easy to reach although we didn't really need them! Great vacation!
Our expectations were exceeded during our stay at Moana Bungalow. The view is captivating and always changing. We found peace by watching the weather come across the water and tourists enjoying their island excursions by boat. We cooked, relaxed, swam and biked. Everything we needed was provided for us. Staying in a private residence as opposed to staying in a resort was our perfect form of bliss. You will not be disappointed by booking your vacation at Moana Bungalow.
Not the Bora Bora dream vacation
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.
A Trip to Paradise
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.
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.
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