10 Best Beach House Rentals In Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Gabriel Raphael Constantine
Gabriel Raphael Constantine 
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia is a true gem of the South Pacific. The island is renowned for its white sand beaches, blue waters, and lush jungle vistas. The overwater and seaside bungalows however are what really distinguish Bora Bora from other vacation destinations. These floating hotels provide a genuinely exceptional and opulent experience, and they have come to represent the island as a whole. It’s not surprising that Bora Bora is one of the most well-liked holiday retreats in the world given the abundance of things to see and do there. There is something for everyone, from swimming with manta rays to admiring the spectacular Mt. Otemanu. To make the most of your time on this magical island, check out this list of the best beach house rentals in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, for a fantastic stay.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 07, 2024.

1. Maeva Hoa (from USD 550)

“Maeva Hoa,” which means “Welcome Friend” in Tahitian, offers a lavish experience with breathtaking views from its mountainside bungalow location. Recently remodeled, this cozy home can accommodate up to six guests and is part of the prestigious Marlon Brando bungalows. It is situated directly across the street from a beach and is just a 15-minute drive from the main downtown of Vaitape. Pearl Resort Beach is 2.41 km (1.5 mi) from the property.

The bungalow is fully air-conditioned, a luxury rarity in Bora Bora, and equipped with both WiFi and a landline for local calls. Enjoy a movie night with Netflix on one of the smart TVs or dine al fresco on the spacious lagoon view outdoor terrace. The private beach offers seclusion and privacy to complete your beach-side getaway.

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Faanui, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, French Polynesia
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has effective air conditioning and excellent internet connection both a rarity in most rentals on the island
Host:
the owner was always helpful and responded quickly to my questions
his manager marie katherine was delightful and very helpful
pat was quick and responsive during the booking process and stay
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2. Exquisite Polynesian retreat on Motu Ahuna (from USD 500)

This private Polynesian dwelling on Motu Ahuna is an exclusive and historically significant place located on Bora Bora. Once serving as a retreat for high chiefs, this stunning property was even visited by Captain James Cook. From the rental, guests can enjoy a majestic view of Mount Otemanu and experience the haven that the ancient people of Bora Bora once enjoyed.

With a private beach for relaxing morning walks and an array of water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, paddling, and reef exploration, there’s no shortage of beauty to behold. Rejuvenate with the invigorating ocean minerals in the lagoon and spend lazy days daydreaming in a hammock. Pearl Resort Beach is just 1.29 km (0.8 mi) away.

Enjoy the vast, 4 ac (1.62 ha) of beach, with its own rainwater supply and solar electricity. Ideal for two couples or a family seeking a private and intimate stay, this Bora Bora retreat promises a spectacular sunrise every morning.

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BORA BORA, VAITAPE, French Polynesia
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Host:
everyone was very kind and welcoming to us throughout our stay
he was very friendly and knowledgeable and answered all our questions about the island
the contact to the owner tea suchard and her family was very very warm
Location:
bora bora is a wonderful place to take on this adventure
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3. Lovely beach house with majestic views of Bora Bora (from USD 434)

This beachfront home nestled on Matira Beach offers two bedrooms with air-conditioning and an outside terrace to enjoy the stunning beauty of the area. Marvelous ocean scenery can be savored from almost every room, with the master bedroom providing a majestic sunrise view. Conveniences such as restaurants and boutiques for souvenirs are all within walking distance. Matira Beach is only 0.16 km (0.1 mi) away.

The property is adjacent to the 5-star Intercontinental Le Moana Resort and Spa and is a short stroll from the hotel’s amenities. Whether you choose to participate in the available activities or simply relax on the beach, this rental is the ideal place for a peaceful and memorable beachfront experience.

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Unknown, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has a fully equipped kitchen and is super cozy
Host:
thank you for a nice time and pleasant staff
the owners were super nice and really seemed to care that you have a pleasant stay
the neighbors are super friendly and showed us some fantastic tricks for opening coconuts
Location:
the house and location where fantastic
this place had the perfect location
check in was seamless and the location is perfect
the neighborhood was super safe and several excellent restaurants within a few minutes walk
you can also walk to the best beach on the island matira beach
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4. Secluded cabin with private chef (from USD 650)

Escape to the breathtaking beauty of Motu Paahi with a secluded island getaway. Take a dip in the warm waters and enjoy incredible snorkeling opportunities or indulge in the flavors of French Polynesian cuisine with a private chef at your disposal. This beautiful retreat features a backyard, patio, or balcony to take in the scenery.

With ocean views and private beach access, this beachfront paradise is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate with your loved ones. Plus, there’s a fire pit where you can roast some s'mores at night. Pets are also welcome, making it a great choice for families or those traveling with furry friends.

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Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
22 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous views and very comfortable
and also her flock of beautiful healthy chickens who lay eggs for breakfast
cathy prepared us the most amazing breakfast lunch and dinners
Cleanliness:
the shower was perfect for getting clean and refreshed and was also very hot
Host:
we also loved meeting the other island hosts cathy’s three dogs who are just all so sweet
Location:
get away from it all location a place to remind & relax
the place is truly paradise
it was the perfect place for us to start our trip in french polynesia
what a special place to stay
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5. Villa Vahimanui (from USD 282)

Villa Vahimanui is a gorgeous hillside retreat, offering exquisite views from 30.48 m (100 ft) above sea level and is situated just 48.77 m (160 ft) from the lagoon. The rental boasts stunning sunsets that are perfect for romantic getaways, as well as ample opportunities for snorkeling in the warm, turquoise waters of the lagoon. Originally a part of a luxury complex by Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson, the place has been refurbished to offer the best experience for guests.

Surrounded by a tropical garden full of fruit trees, the property allows guests to bask in the beauty of the surrounding nature while enjoying the stunning views. Pearl Resort Beach is 2.41 km (1.5 mi) away from the house.

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Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are very comfy and the ac in the bedrooms also work great
Cleanliness:
we really enjoyed the villa it has a very modern clean feel
the bungalow itself was quite well furnished nd clean
the property was clean and spacious with tremendous views as advertised
Host:
pierre was very responsive to our questions
pierre is great host and helpful with tips and recommendations
all in all a memory we will never forget pierre was a very nice host
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6. The Overwater Bungalow (from USD 464)

Once owned by famous actor Jack Nicholson, The Overwater Bungalow is located in a serene residential area on the northern part of the island. This stunning retreat is part of a condominium and is the most recent addition to the five private overwater bungalows in the area. It is 2.41 km (1.5 mi) from Pearl Resort Beach.

With panoramic views of the lagoon and a large terrace complete with sunbaths and deckchairs, it provides the perfect place to relax and soak in the beauty of the sea. The mezzanine faces the spacious living room, and nautical equipment is available in cupboards on the terrace.

Enjoy al fresco dining using the barbecue on the terrace. The bungalow also comes with a kayak for guests to explore the waters, and car rental is available for those looking to fully experience Bora Bora.

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Vaitape, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a wonderful air conditioner in the bedroom for nighttime
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and nicely decorated
spacious living room large glass walk-in shower was fantastic
Host:
she was also extremely friendly
david is a wonderful guide and took us to 4 different areas jessica is a wonderful host
also jessica was a great host
jessica and natasha were such wonderful hosts
never once was she anything other than friendly professional and a just down right caring person
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7. The Black Pearl (from USD 550)

This charming oceanfront rental is perfect for a romantic couple’s getaway. Being one of just three overwater bungalows with full air conditioning, The Black Pearl stands out as an opulent choice for holidayers.

The property offers amazing views of the lagoon and palm-covered islands from its stunning covered terrace, which is furnished with high-quality patio furniture and a gas barbecue. The area is also ideal for swimming, hiking, and kayaking. Two kayaks are at your disposal. There are tours and car rental services available here as well.

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Vaitape, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

8. Tereva Bungalow (from USD 138)

Tereva Bungalow offers astonishing views of Bora Bora’s lagoon and islands from its private deck on stilts. There’s a pontoon that provides access to the fish park, and you can also laze on sun loungers if you feel like relaxing. The Airbnb offers free bikes, kayaks, and paddles for guests’ use.

For your necessities, the retreat is accessible from a small grocery store, and you can also opt for a 10-minute car ride to a supermarket. This beachfront property is ideal for snorkeling, swimming, and exploring Bora Bora. For families traveling with kids, child-friendly amenities such as baby bath and high chair are at your disposal.

Matira public beach is around 20 minutes away from the property.

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Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
146 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is well stocked with all the basics for cooking has excellent wifi and ac
Host:
serge is a wonderful host
serge and his family were great hosts
david was also great and very accommodating
serge was great he was very nice and attentive
serge is an absolute angel best host i've had thus far
Location:
the location is great and easily accessible by bike to the rest of bora bora
wonderful location this waterfront space comes with bikes kayaks and a paddle board included
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9. Ouma Villa (from USD 2343)

Ouma Villa is nestled on Matira Beach, known for its breathtaking beauty. It offers guests the chance to awaken to clear, turquoise waters and soft white sand every morning. In the evenings, you can marvel at spectacular sunsets over the ocean.

The villa features a spacious deck with lounge chairs and comfortable seating, providing guests with a perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. Moreover, two kayaks and snorkeling gear are available. It is also in close proximity to dining options and a nearby grocery shop, making it a convenient location for guests to enjoy the best of what the island has to offer.

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Bora-Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
42 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we really enjoyed the large deck with comfortable couches and lounge chairs
Cleanliness:
the house was comfortable stylish and clean with pretty much everything a family of four needed
Host:
the hosts were so thoughtful and helpful
the hosts were outstanding to say the least
the host is as good as it gets
Location:
the location is great with everything in walking distance dive shop stores market and restaurants
the house location is best on the main island
the location of this airbnb couldn’t be more perfect
fantastic location for this brand-new house fully equipped
we felt much more like locals and got to experience the culture more by being in this location
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10. Homey bungalow for two (from USD 245)

The bungalow offers a majestic view of the lagoon and sunrise. Boasting a private beach with stunning views, this Airbnb has plenty of outdoor seating options and is conveniently situated near a grocery store across the street. It is just a five-minute walk to the gorgeous Matira Beach and is adjacent to a wonderful restaurant.

The air conditioning is optional as the natural breeze provides ample comfort. The bungalow is perfect for peaceful holidays and honeymoons.

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Bora-Bora, Îles Sous-le-Vent, French Polynesia
94 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
exceptionally clean and completely as advertised
super clean and modern
bungalow was amazing clean and had everything we needed
it’s super clean and has everything you need
the place itself is small and cozy was extremely clean and had every necessity a traveler needed
Host:
host was very friendly and helpful
host moeata and tepa were exceptional and friendly
moeata was a most gracious host and she made the transfer and check-in process really easy
the owners take pride in their accommodation and think of every detail
highly recommend staying here moeata & christophe are excellent hosts
Location:
brilliant beach location very close to good restaurants & shops
a few good restaurants within walking distance
would recommend the location to any couple travelling to bora bora
we felt like we were in the best location for everything on the island
the place is very well located and literally feet in the sands from the beach
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Catch a glimpse of paradise at Bora Bora

Bora Bora, French Polynesia, is much more than just a tropical getaway. With its rich cultural heritage, delicious cuisine, and friendly locals, it offers a unique and authentic experience for travelers. Whether you’re looking to indulge in luxury or immerse yourself in nature, Bora Bora has something for everyone. So if you’re searching for a place to stay, book one of the beach house rentals mentioned above.

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