Ia Orana! (Hello In Tahitian)
Thanks for your interest in Brando's Over Water Bungalow, Marlon's Over Water Hideaway and our luxury Bungalow, The Black Pearl, our very special over water bungalows in beautiful Bora Bora; the only three privately owned over water vacation rentals, in all of French Polynesia. These beautiful bungalows are all in the same complex. Marlon Brando's two Bungalows are world famous!
Our condos are very spacious, luxurious and available for thousands of dollars less per night, than any one or two bedroom over water bungalows at the luxury resorts. The Four Seasons and The St. Regis would charge as much as $8,000.00 a night (Not including taxes, transfer fees, food, etc.). We are the best bargain for Over Water Bungalows anywhere on Bora Bora!
Once you have confirmed your dates and that you are sending a deposit, I will place a seven-day tentative hold on your reservation. When I receive your deposit, I will send you an email receipt and confirmation and change your dates to “Reserved”.
RATES: Brando and Marlon's Two bedroom: 3 night minimum - $475.00 a night
The Black Pearl one bedroom luxury: 3 night minimum - $550.00 a night.
The only other charges beside rent is a one time Cleaning fee of $100.00 per week.
The Deposit is due at time of booking: $1,000.00 USD (Per week booked). The Balance is due two months prior to arrival.
Payment: By check, money order, Bank check, Wires (Local or Foreign) Paypal or Credit
Card: Please note: There are additional fees for wires, bank checks ($30.00 per) add 5% for Paypal and Credit cards. Be sure to include Bungalow name and dates on your check or money order…
There is also a $79.00 insurance policy fee for breakage and damages. Or you may deposit $1,500.00 on your credit card as a breakage deposit FULLY REFUNDABLE.
PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDARS FOR AVAILABILITY ON HOMEAWAY.COM LINKS below... This is where you will be able to book bungalows.
Our cancellation policy is as follows: To hold your dates, a $1,000.00
deposit (Per whole week booked) is due upon making reservation, that deposit is
non-refundable. The second payment is due two months prior to arrival and is
also non-refundable unless I can find another client to reserve all or part of
your dates. In which case I would refund you all or part of the second payment.
If you think you might have to cancel or in case of plane cancellation or weather, I highly suggest getting TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel-ex is a great company. Please contact Ron (Information below under FULL SERVICE TRAVEL).
Also, you will be sent a lease and release of liability form when I receive your
deposit. This will need to be signed and sent back to me with your final
Suggestion for planning your trip: From Bora Bora, there are day trips by
express ferries to the islands of Tahaa, Raiatea and Maupiti, giving you an
opportunity to use our bungalow as your home base for the enjoyment of a
multi island vacation. This approach will considerably reduce your travel cost
and wasted inter-island travel time, which are unavoidable when on a typical
island hopping vacation.
More information: Our bungalows, are three of sixteen privately owned homes
(11 on the hillside and 5 over water) that constitute the Bora Bora Bungalow
complex, located in Faanui, just 3 miles north of the town of Vaitape, on the
main island. The complex has its own small private beach. We are in a very
pretty area, facing a string of palm-covered motu (motu = islet in Tahitian),
just hundreds of yards away. In between, there is nothing but the calm and
mesmerizing turquoise waters of the lagoon. For detailed location information,
please click on the location button.
From the Bora Bora airport, also located on a motu, you board the Air Tahiti
catamaran shuttle (no charge) that takes you to the town of Vaitape. Our
manager Nir will meet you with the keys and information. He will also have your
rental car should you decide to rent from him. Please see below under CAR RENTAL.
You will then load up on groceries at Chin Lee's Market and take the short drive to Faanui
and our bungalow complex. Bora Bora only has one road. It circles the island
(19 miles around) and follows the shoreline, providing almost uninterrupted views of the
The closest grocery store is located only 1.5 miles from the bungalows. And be sure to visit the many
wonderful restaurants you will find along the way. Aloe Café (For breakfast and lunch) Matira Snack (Great Mahi burgers!) Mai Kai (Romance and great food), Sushi at the Matira restaurant, Pizza at Manuia,
great French food at The Bora Bora Yacht Club and Chinese dine in or take-out at Panda D'Or.
Also, don't forget! Be sure to check out World Famous Bloody Mary’s Restaurant at http://www.bloodymarys.com/ (Say hi to Craig and Olivia)...
All of these can be found on Bora Bora's circular island road.
I highly recommend renting a car, giving you the opportunity to get groceries on arrival,
tour the island any time you want, have dinners out (Taxis are expensive and unreliable)
visit the many beaches, boutiques, hiking spots, etc. etc..
ACTIVITIES: For an unforgettable traditional Polynesian experience and discovery of
Bora Bora, we highly recommend that you contact our very special friend
and guide Patrick. Check out his web site :http://www.maohinui.net/
Also, don't forget to scuba Diving. BORA DIVE CENTER AND TOP DIVE will even pick you up at your bungalow in a boat! Please tell them we sent you.
Try the jet ski tour from MIKI MIKI JET SKI TOURS (Please say hi to Carl or Maeva) kite surfing, or THE BORA BORA TUPUNA JEEP SAFARI, is fantastic! Tell them we sent you and you will get a discount.
We can also arrange a PRIVATE MASSAGE in your bungalow or visit BORA BORA NAILS & SPA and our good friend Yvette in town, next to The Aloe Cafe, for facials, pedicures, manicures and massage.
Our manager can make your reservations.
BLACK PEARLS: For the best quality and prices on the island, please visit THE FARM and ask for our good friends Tea or Heidi. They will give you a great deal. Please tell them we sent you. www.borapearl.com
You can even dive for your own pearls!
Arc de Ciel is a great place for pearls as well. Please ask for Wendy for your free gift!
TATTOO: MARAMA TATTOO is the best in all of French Polynesia. Please tell Marama we sent you and make your reservation well in advance!
CAR RENTAL: You can book a car by contacting our manager Nir,
at firstname.lastname@example.org PLEASE NOTE: Nir is now offering a special “Client” car
for our renters only, at a significantly lower price than the rental car
companies on the island. He has three cars, all with air.
Getting there from the US: There are three airlines that fly nonstop
from Los Angeles to Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, on the island of
Tahiti (approx. 8 hours flight):
PLEASE NOTE: We now offer FULL TRAVEL SERVICE: through RAWHIDE TRAVEL,
an internationally respected agency located in Phoenix, Arizona. Rawhide has been
assembling vacation packages to Tahiti and her islands for over thirty five years.
They can book your flights (Both International and inter-island, as well as rental cars, hotels
and travel insurance) at the most competitive prices. Please ask for Ron, Diana or
Debbie at their toll free number: 1 888 222-7594 or email them at email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: BOOKING OF BUNGALOWS: is done directly through me. You can find us on homeaway, VRBO, Trip Advisor and many more vacation rental sites. All of our bungalows have 5 star reviews. We are very proud of that.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330262 - BRANDO'S
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334520 - MARLON'S
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p201117 - THE BLACK PEARL
For your information: These are the airlines that fly to Tahiti and her islands
Air Tahiti Nui: www.airtahitinui.com Phone number in LA: 1 877 824 4846
Air France: www.airfrance.com
Air New Zealand: www.airnewzealand.com
From Papeete to Bora Bora (40 minute flight), there is only one inter island airline,
which is Air Tahiti (not the same as Air Tahiti Nui) www.airtahiti.pf
Phone number in LA: 1 818 907 7981 in Tahiti 011 689 864 000
I hope this information will be of assistance in planning your trip and that you
will choose one of our bungalows as your Over Water home in paradise.
Just let me know if you want me to hold these dates for you, or if I can be of