Top 18 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Bora Bora, French Polynesia - Updated 2024

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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 all-inclusive resorts in Bora Bora that have opened up, as well as in 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.

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

1. Hillside paradise with views of the lagoon (from USD 282)

Escape to a hillside paradise by renting this lovely villa. It features two bedrooms and a bath, just enough to comfortably accommodate couples or a family of four. Its amenities include bathroom essentials, laundry equipment, and cooking basics. For travelers who bring their work with them, there is wifi access and a dedicated workspace available. Guests also have access to a modern kitchen, a spacious living room, and a private backyard.

In addition to the cathedral ceiling, another highlight of this rental is the large covered terrace that delivers stunning lagoon views.

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Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
8.43 km (5.3 mi) from Matira Beach
79 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this place was absolutely amazing loved the incredible views open floor plan clean space and air conditioning in bedrooms
the a/c in the bedrooms is a plus for relaxing after long days in the sun
pierre is a fantastic host
great service local host and a very enjoyable holiday
pierre is an excellent host and was very helpful and responsive to all of our needs
pierre’s friend nathalie and her husband were very helpful at checking in/out
this is a great place to stay if you want to stay on the mainland
would recommend this place
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2. Upscale villa with private pool (from USD 776)

Tastefully modeled and furnished by local designers, this luxurious villa makes a great accommodation for your next getaway. It features three bedrooms, each with its own terrace. The two bathrooms are equipped with hot water, a bathtub, and toiletries. Guests who want to catch up with their laundry will find the free washer and drying machine very convenient.

This villa also offers a well-furnished kitchen that opens to the spacious living room. While there are cooking basics and dinnerware readily available, guests don’t have to worry about waking up early to prepare meals. A continental breakfast with various dishes will be prepared every morning as part of the booking. To top it all off, a concierge will remain available at all times to ensure that the guests are enjoying a hassle-free stay.

Guests can swim in the outdoor pool as well. When they’re not enjoying a dip, they can also visit some restaurants and boutiques just five minutes away.

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Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
4.33 km (2.7 mi) from Matira Beach
79 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
very clean and the pool is the extra touch that makes this a perfect place to stay
this house is immaculate and the pool is gorgeous
he has been the most helpful host that i’ve ever experienced
anthony the host and wife are the best
it was absolutely amazing jin and anthony were great hosts attending to our every need
this is the perfect location for a vacation rental in bora bora
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3. Rosalie and Marc's home (from USD 80)

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.

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Vaitāpē, Îles Sous-le-Vent, French Polynesia
5.19 km (3.3 mi) from Matira Beach
236 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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
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
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
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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4. Tropical bungalow with lagoon views (from USD 134)

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.

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Nunue, French Polynesia
2.67 km (1.7 mi) from Matira Beach
204 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
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
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
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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5. Private studio by the lagoon (from USD 112)

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.

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Vaitāpē, Îles Sous-le-Vent, French Polynesia
3.32 km (2.1 mi) from Matira Beach
215 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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
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
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
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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6. First class bungalow for couples (from USD 395)

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.

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Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
8.36 km (5.2 mi) from Matira Beach
50 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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
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
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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7. A stunning villa close to restaurants and supermarkets

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.

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Vaitape, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
5.22 km (3.3 mi) from Matira Beach
28 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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
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
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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8. Beachfront retreat best for families (from USD 139)

Stay in this waterfront bungalow for your next getaway in Bora Bora. This one-bedroom rental is packed with family-friendly amenities such as a crib, a baby bath, a high chair, and safety gates, making it very ideal for families. Guests are also provided with wifi access, bathroom essentials, and cooking basics. A private entrance is available as well.

One highlight of this accommodation is its private deck above the lagoon. Guests can enjoy their meals while reveling in the scenic views of turquoise waters. With snorkeling spots nearby, guests will easily find fun things to do. The hosts even allow free use of bicycles, kayaks, and paddleboats. For a fee, the hosts can also arrange a private excursion that involves snorkeling stops, picnics, and hikes.

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Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
6.98 km (4.4 mi) from Matira Beach
167 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
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
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. Well-equipped bungalow with beach views (from USD 385)

Nestled at the end of Matira Point, this humble bungalow can easily accommodate up to three guests. It features an air-conditioned bedroom as well as a bathroom equipped with hot water and a hairdryer. For entertainment, there is a high-definition TV with Netflix access that the guests can use. Other amenities include wifi access, cooking basics, and beach essentials.

While there is no public transport available on the island, plenty of establishments are within walking distance. These include restaurants, shops, hotels, and tour centers. Staying in this rental also entitles guests to free use of the bicycles. If they prefer a car or scooter, there is a rental agency nearby as well.

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Bora-Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
570 meters (0.4 ft) from Matira Beach
122 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioner cools the bedroom and the breeze and fan cooled the other rooms
the patio kitchen and other amenities are great
bed is comfortable
juliette and frank’s place is spotlessly clean and exactly as described the inside is modern and very comfortable
hosts are very responsive
and finally the hosts are just incredibly cool people
the hosts in contrast have 2 dogs who are both in great shape
frank and juliette are fantastic hosts
hosts made sure every step of the experience was convenient and easy
next the location - it's perfect
most beautiful place right on matira beach
the location is excellent on matira point at the southern tip of the island
you have to see the location to really understand how gorgeous it is
best place on the island
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10. Cozy studio apartment with water views (from USD 83)

Situated in a peaceful neighborhood, this cozy studio can sleep up to three guests. It features two beds and one bath that is equipped with hot water and a hairdryer. Other amenities of this rental also include wifi access and a high-definition TV. With a furnished kitchen, this rental allows guests to prepare delicious meals. Cooking basics and dining ware are readily available.

Travelers who want to book this rental should consider that this apartment is located on the second floor of a building without elevator access. Because of its location, guests are rewarded with stunning vistas of the Bora Bora lagoon.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
8.47 km (5.3 mi) from Matira Beach
200 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
his place is nice and clean
gustave is a really nice host
gustave is a wonderful host
gus is a great host who was always here when we needed him
gus is a great person and a kind host
gustave was very kind and helpful - great host
over all good place for the price
recommend this place to others
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11. Bora Bora Ohana in Vaitape district (from USD 75)

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.

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Vaitape, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
3.38 km (2.1 mi) from Matira Beach
172 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire chalet 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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
the house was clean cute and felt like a home away from home
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
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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12. 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.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
2.89 km (1.8 mi) from Matira Beach
88 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the house was clean & had everything we needed
the place was modern spacious and clean and we loved it
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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13. Peaceful room in Vaitape

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.

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Vaitape, French Polynesia
145 meters (475.5 ft) from Matira Beach
102 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
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
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
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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14. 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.

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4.18 km (2.6 mi) from Matira Beach
19 reviews  
Shared room 5 Beds 5 Guests

15. 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.

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6.52 km (4.1 mi) from Matira Beach
43 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

16. 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.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
6.72 km (4.2 mi) from Matira Beach
33 reviews  
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

17. Two-bedroom bungalow in Bora Bora

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.

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Bora Bora, Îles Sous-le-Vent, French Polynesia
8.41 km (5.3 mi) from Matira Beach
52 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
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
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
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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18. Idyllic and luxurious condominium

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.

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Vaitape, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
2.25 km (1.4 mi) from Matira Beach
22 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean bright with all the amenities good wifi and a washing machine which was very helpful
it was spacious for the 4 of us and clean
the appartment is really modern nice style and very clean
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 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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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.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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