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Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Bora Bora, French Polynesia - Updated 2021

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When one thinks of French Polynesia, certain words come to mind with “paradise” being at the forefront. This region of the South Pacific has long been a cherished destination for tourists all over the world, with the island of Bora Bora and its lagoon as the centerpiece. As a result, there have been numerous resorts that have opened up on the island and tinier islands that dot the lagoon surrounding it. These range from regular hotel properties to luxurious resorts and spa complexes that make travel magazine websites dazzling. For those who want to enjoy the splendor of Bora Bora without having to deal with all of the confines that a hotel can put on their travel, an Airbnb vacation rental fills that slot very nicely. Read on to find out the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Bora Bora, French Polynesia for your upcoming trip.

1. Private studio by the lagoon (from USD 71)

Located near the town center of Vaitape sits this charming studio apartment. The main attraction here is the view, thanks to the studio being situated on the lagoon side. This means you’ll be privy to those sunsets that make Bora Bora so loved during a stay here. The rental can accommodate up to four guests and has two bedrooms and one bathroom for their use. Amenities here include a secure lock system, air conditioning, and a full private kitchen. There’s also wireless internet service available here.

Lagoon side private studio
Vaitāpē, Îles Sous-le-Vent, French Polynesia
144 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioner helps pretty well
two beds private bathroom and kitchen air conditioner in the main bedroom excellent wifii washing machine etc
the air conditioning is only in the bedroom but is working well
big kitchen air con in the bedroom and three very friendly dogs
the place is clean has refreshing ac has two rooms and a kitchen where i cook daily
Cleanliness:
there is a professional cleaning lady so you can expect everything to be clean and tidy
vincent was a wonderful host and his place was clean well-appointed and comfortable
Host:
vincent is an amazing host and person
vincent is a friendly host
vincent is a good host
thank you vincent we greatly appreciated your very kind hospitality
vincent is an excellent host
Location:
good location 15 mins walk to downtown area
the location is great and vincent is nice and easy to talk to
beautiful scenery has everything you need and close to the store
the place is located along the lagoon so the sunsets are beautiful
vincent place is just great
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2. A stunning villa close to restaurants and supermarkets (from USD 572)

What do you say to an awesome experience of being able to wake up in the morning to the unobstructed views of the lagoon of Bora Bora? There is no way you are going to resist this temptation. Therefore, you are going to book this precious villa. There are three bedrooms available, and all boast the glazed windows. You are going to love the Balinese furniture that can be seen throughout the villa. Other facilities you can enjoy include an iron, AC and essentials. And, there will be many restaurants and supermarkets all around you, so you do not need to worry about finding a good restaurant to satisfy your stomach.

Villa Bora Bora Lagoon- the precious one
Vaitape, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
27 reviews
Entire villa 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great air circulation in great room and kitchen
all bedrooms have a/c that we are really appreciate
the whole property feels comfortable private secure and relaxed
Host:
the host provided an excellent concierge who was of great help
highly recommend this villa & host
host was very helpful and friendly
the hostesses were very welcoming and helpful
she set us up in the house and was super helpful with local knowledge and advice
Location:
beautiful home in a very convenient location
it’s a beautiful villa great for a big family close to the main town
it was an easy walk to the small town of waitape too
this is a high quality property in a great location
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3. Bora Bora Ohana in Vaitape district (from USD 67)

This cozy bungalow can be found in the Vaitape district and is decked out like many of the traditional Polynesian dwellings to be found around Bora Bora. It’s located in a family compound which gives both an extra layer of serenity and safety. The home is neatly decorated and can host up to five people at a time with two bedrooms and a pull-out bed available, along with one bathroom. There’s a decent array of amenities that come with this rental which include a full kitchen and bed linens, as well as free parking on the grounds.

Bora Bora Ohana
Vaitape, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
105 reviews
Entire chalet 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is no a/c but the evenings were cool and there is a fan in each room
there is also a/c in downstairs bedroom with queen size bed and the upstairs bed is with fan
the bed was very comfortable and the fans kept the rooms cool
the accommodation was perfect 2 separate rooms good kitchen bathroom lovely terrace
Cleanliness:
the house was clean cute and felt like a home away from home
Host:
the hosts are very helpful and kind
nina was a great host she was very welcoming
the owners were so lovely and willing to help and drop you off any time
haunui was a great host - helpful friendly knowledgeable about the whole island
very helpful host happy to help with all your questions lovely accommodation location perfect
Location:
nice location at walk distance from vaitape
very close to the main village and in a secure spot
excellent location and great value for money
the area is safe quiet and a short walk to the main downtown area
it is an easy walk to a small store and bakery
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4. Rosalie and Marc's home (from USD 67)

For those looking for a slice of tranquil island life, this vacation rental provides that with a smile. It’s composed of a private bedroom in a cozy home that is in a quiet neighborhood just below a mountain. The bedroom can accommodate two guests during a stay with a shared bathroom. The hosts make this vacation rental a cheery one, with lively décor and assistance in getting around Bora Bora. In addition, the amenities they offer include air conditioning throughout, wireless internet access, the chance to use the patio attached to the home and the outdoor barbecue grill for dining.

Chez Rosalie et Marc - chambre privée
Vaitāpē, Îles Sous-le-Vent, French Polynesia
139 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i enjoyed breakfast on the patio amongst tropical plants and fruit trees
our room was small but comfortable and adequate
Cleanliness:
the accommodation is very clean and organized
the room was spotless and the bed very comfortable
tge placw is very clean and good bfast
the room was very clean and we could use the bathroom on our own
the room was very clean and we shared a bathroom which was just next door
Host:
rosalie and marc were amazing hosts
rosalie and marc have been the perfect hosts
rosalie and marc and very welcoming and helpful hosts
rosalie and marc are truely the best hosts you can imagine
realy great place and very nice hosts
Location:
the house is in a safe location and the town vaitape is in walking distance
the location is not that good it is 9 km far from the beach a beautiful beach
very nice couple and very helpfull close to vaitapees shops
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5. Otemanu Ninamu House (from USD 129)

This vacation rental is composed of an entire home that’s nestled outside of the Vaitape town center. It’s also in close proximity to a slew of places where tourists can engage in various activities. These include; tennis courts, helicopter tours as well as lagoon excursions. The home is decorated with a modern feel that still embraces elements of traditional life on the island with rich wood flooring and soothing blue exterior walls. It can host up to five guests during a stay, with two bedrooms and one bathroom available to them, and is set up to be great for traveling families. Amenities on hand here include wireless internet, private entry from the street and breakfast provided by the host.

Otemanu Ninamu Fare
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
62 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house was clean & had everything we needed
the place was modern spacious and clean and we loved it
Host:
juliette was a great host
she looked after us and was very helpful
juliette is a very kind and gracious host
juliette was a super host
juliette is a gracious and very responsive host
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6. Two-bedroom bungalow in Bora Bora (from USD 388)

For those who want a postcard setting for their Bora Bora trip, this vacation rental certainly ranks high on the list. It consists of an entire bungalow that sits on stilts right above the famous waters of the lagoon. It’s set at about 10 kilometers (6 miles) apart from the main area of Vaitape, giving guests an almost undisturbed living experience. The home is spacious and equipped to host a total of four guests in the two bedrooms with two bathrooms available. The amenities here include a full kitchen, free parking on shore nearby and two kayaks for those who want to explore the lagoon at length.

Bora Bora Fare N° 4 sur pilotis
Bora Bora, Îles Sous-le-Vent, French Polynesia
51 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
enjoying our meals on a beautiful deck at sunset was wonderful and cooking in a well equipped kitchen
swim with rays and sharks and lunch was amazing
never needed mosquito repellant and the overhead fans also helped keep it cool
we were hot in the water and comfortable in the shade and inside with the fans
this was one of the better equiped kitchens we have had in a rental
Cleanliness:
the bungalow was very clean and bed comfortable
we loved staying here the house was very clean and had everything we needed
wonderful bungalow clean and has everything you need
place was very clean and suited our needs perfectly
the unit was very clean upon arrival and had plenty of kitchen amenities
Host:
their manager was so friendly
the tops provided was fantastic the host goes above and beyond
we would definitely stay here again host was so nice to us
nathalie the caretaker took wonderful care of us and answered all of our questions
very friendly and a big help
Location:
the bungalow is in a great location with easy access to the beautiful water of the lagoon
very nice and quiet location the bungalow is very well equipped
we found a nice snorkling spot about 30 meters west of the bungalow very close to shore
it’s a very unique and special place and we hope to come back
all up a great experience in a beautiful location
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7. Idyllic and luxurious condominium (from USD 224)

This vacation rental is all about luxury. Composed of an entire condominium, guests staying here will feel properly catered to. The home is set up in a modern style with some Polynesian aspects to enhance the aesthetic, especially on the patio. It can welcome up to a total of four guests with two bedrooms and bathrooms available. There’s an office nook that’s available here for business needs, and other amenities include free airport pickup and drop-off along with a fully-equipped kitchen.

Bora Bora Enjoy- the luxury one
Vaitape, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
22 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean bright with all the amenities good wifi and a washing machine which was very helpful
Cleanliness:
it was spacious for the 4 of us and clean
the appartment is really modern nice style and very clean
Host:
we found the host very helpful
the host was very helpful picking us up at the dock booking a rental car and excursion
maire is the super host i'd ever met they are very friendly and respectful
but the best thing of (website hidden by airbnb) mihu she is really kind and generous
fantastic hosts who go the extra mile to ensure you have all you need
Location:
location was ideal as it was very close to matira beach ferry dock and places to eat i
very nice garden apartment convenient location between town and matira beach
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8. Peaceful room in Vaitape (from USD 45)

This vacation rental envelopes guests in an atmosphere that really gets to the heart of what Bora Bora is all about. Consisting of one bedroom in a private home, it can accommodate up to two at one time with a shared bathroom available for their usage. The home is nestled in a thicket of natural beauty, and guests are encouraged to do some hiking nearby or to go for a kayak ride. Among the amenities offered here are provided breakfast, wireless internet access, and bathroom essentials.

TEAVAHERE Chambre VAI (10mn to MATIRA BEACH)
Vaitape, French Polynesia
101 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities large bathroom and cooking area
but then i heard marie clause outside my room talking french and sounding very excited
in the kitchen there is a double bed protected by curtains
Cleanliness:
the place was clean spacious and tidy
teava apartment was clean cheap and in a great location
i really loved it because it was so well managed and kept really clean and tidy
bedroom was comfy and clean as was the communal area
Host:
lots of friendly people and the hosts were amazing
they were very helpful with organizing activities
teava and vahere are simply the best hosts ever
she is very nice helpful organize and polite
great atmosphere with really friendly and kind hosts
Location:
the location is really good
there was a delicious pizza spot 15 min walking distance a grocery store 6 min walking distance
nice place with good location and good value for the money
there is a grocery store pretty close and matira beach is only a 20 mintue walk
the place has a great location
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9. Tropical bungalow with lagoon views (from USD 202)

Wake up to the gushing sound of Bora Bora’s blue waters from this tropical bungalow. Just five minutes from the city center, this charming home has everything you need when vacationing in Bora Bora. Ideal for couples or solo travelers, this floating studio has a comfy king bed, a full bathroom with a tub and shower essentials provided, as well as access to a kitchen where preparing meals won’t be a hassle with its up to date kitchen facilities. There’s cable TV, and wifi access, as well as air conditioning.

Bora Bora bungalow
Nunue, French Polynesia
62 reviews
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
it is very spacious clean and has everything for cooking
the unit itself was spacious especially for two people and very clean
the bungalow is a great value and super clean we really enjoyed our stay
the bungalow is clean on the water and in the middle of town and the beach
Host:
the host was very responsive and helpful
lionel and hitiura were wonderful hosts
hitiura and teihotua were wonderful hosts
hitiura and lionel were perfect hosts
not only helpful but truly care that you are comfortable and have a good time while at their home
Location:
nice comfortable place close to town
excelent bungalow marvelous location cute bikes to use free transportation
this place is one of the best location by the lagoon
this bungalow was perfect great location to and from town and matira
the bungalow is in a perfect location close to the vaitape pier and local shops
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10. First class bungalow for couples (from USD 375)

Experience a luxury stay in this stunning villa with a spacious living room area and full kitchen with an island great for breakfast sessions with your loved ones. There’s built-in fat-screen TV and wifi access for travelers who wish to stay entertained and well-connected during their stay. The bedroom boasts wood-wrapped interiors with a smart built-in and luminous light, over a king-sized bed. There’s a patio overlooking the beautiful blue waters of the beach and is a great spot for sunset viewing after a long day. Guests may also borrow snorkeling gear, two bicycles, paddles boards, and inflatable kayaks without additional charge.

First Class Bungalow
Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
31 reviews
Entire bungalow 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of hot water and the air conditioner was great
the condo itself is incredible with beautiful modern furnishings an amazing bathroom and fully equipped kitchen
ed and joanne did not miss a detail the wifi is excellent
entertainment system fully equipment with tv including netflix and music system with surround sound
modern open and airy and so comfortable
Cleanliness:
it was spotless and the bed was wonderful
it is modern gorgeous and sparkling clean
we had such an amazing time in this modern clean and very well located bungalow
Host:
ed (owner) was extremely responsive throughout
the local hosts were so gracious and helpful as well
host and check in was great
the couple are rock star hosts and the helpful recommendations for local excursions was a plus too
they were so helpful and we used all of their tips while we stayed for our week there
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11. Teavehere Lodge

Teavehere Lodge is a splendid home that exudes all of the comforts one would want from a place in Bora Bora. It’s surrounded by lush vegetation and it’s only a few minutes from the waterfront. The rental consists of one private bedroom and one common area that can accommodate five guests in total with one bathroom available. Amenities that are offered here include breakfast which is provided by the host, free parking on the premises and wireless internet access.

TEAVAHERE LODGE
19 reviews
Shared room 5 Beds 5 Guests

12. Independent villa with a big terrace

This vacation rental is ideal for those who like to be surrounded by a lot of tropical flora. It consists of a private bedroom that’s suitable for up to two guests at a time, complete with their own private bathroom attached to the villa. The room has its own air-conditioning and mosquito nets and is one of three that are present in the home. The grounds are bright and airy, especially with regards to the patio around the pool which is covered by a thatched roof. The amenities that are on hand here include wireless internet access, a television, and access to a washer and dryer on the premises.

Bora-Bora blue room
43 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

13. Daniel & Loana's double room

This rental listing happens to be in the same villa complex as rental number two. Guests opting to stay here will be able to have two private bedrooms to themselves, one that can hold up to four guests at one time with two bathrooms available to them. Each room comes with air conditioning and mosquito netting over the windows. Included in the amenities offered to potential guests are bathroom essentials and a television in the common areas, along with wireless internet access.

Chez Daniel et Loana chambre double
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
33 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Magical Bora Bora

French Polynesia is one of the world’s most treasured tropical destinations, and the island of Bora Bora is one of its jewels. For those aiming to travel here, picking an Airbnb vacation rental might be a more amenable option than being in a hotel if the goal is to explore and relax on your own schedule. Luckily, these listings will go a long way to ensure that your stay in Bora Bora is an inherently magical one.

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Christopher Smith is a writer who hails from New York City. Growing up, he had the love of travel instilled in him from a young age thanks to his parents to go along with a love of writing. After a...Read more

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