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Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Papeete, French Polynesia - Updated 2021

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Kate
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Everyone who has ever visited Paris has to admit that there is something very magical about the city. It’s said that it’s easier to fall in love there. If you want to fall in love – not to a person but to a place – then there’s a particular part of France that you should visit. It’s an overseas area called French Polynesia. Its islands delight all visitors! Pack your backpack and become one of the lucky visitors! Check out the places we recommend in the capital city of the region to guarantee you a great experience!

1. Papeete, room in penthouse

This private room in the heart of Papeete belongs to a house with a great view of Moorea Island. It’s located just a few steps from the port. It features a swimming pool on the rooftop and a terrace from where you can admire the beautiful views of the city. The room is furnished with a comfortable queen-size bed, bedside lamps, a desk, and chair. There are also thick curtains so the sun doesn’t bother guests in the morning. Guests are given access to the kitchen and living room.

Papeete, chambre dans penthouse
16 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

2. Room with 1 single bed, pool villa in Papeete

The host is offering a room at her spacious villa with a stunning garden and an outdoor swimming pool. It’s located in a very quiet neighborhood, up in the hills. Thanks to its location, the villa offers fantastic views of both the sea and mountains. The city center is just a five-minute walk away. It’s recommended to rent a motorbike or a car though because the house is on an elevated ground. The host is staying in the villa so she is always available to advise her guests on where to go and what to see. Also, you can ask her about the car rental!

Chambre avec 1 lit simple,villa piscine, Papeete
12 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 1 Guests

3. Room in the heart of Papeete

This is a bedroom in a centrally located apartment for anyone willing to share a bathroom. The ferry pier and market are just a few steps away. From the apartment, you can see the beautiful cathedral and the city of Papeete. Guests are given shampoos, shower gels, and towels, so you don’t need to worry about squeezing these items into your luggage. Other amenities include a washing machine, fully equipped kitchen, and a hairdryer. It’s biggest advantage though is its central location.

Private Room in Papeete next to market and ferry
Papeete, Îles du Vent, French Polynesia
94 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi works well too
very comfortable room nice double bed and enough space for clothes and possessions
Cleanliness:
it is clean and quiet
my room was super clean with fresh towels
and the room is clean and big
also the room was very clean too
the apartment is very clean and tidy
Host:
isabelle is an amazing host
isabelle is an amazing host
she also was kind enough to pick me up and drop me off at the airport
the host was very well organized and was around for all of our questions
she is very helpful and nice
Location:
great location close to everything you need
superb location as it's only 1min walk to the market
a great place that is centrally located and close to the airport with transportation included
perfect walking distance from the ferry port and town centre
the location in particular was good i was not troubled with shopping
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4. Pamatai's paradise (from USD 70)

This is a room in a luxurious apartment that you can rent at a reasonable price. It’s furnished with king-size bed and has access to a private bathroom and a balcony. Guests can also use the kitchen to prepare their breakfast. The apartment is just a seven-minute drive from the airport. But that is not even the biggest attraction of this accommodation yet! It’s the fact that you can admire the 360° view of the sea and mountains. And trust us, it’s magnificent!

top floor in duplex+ FREE SCOOTER
PAPEETE, Îles du Vent, French Polynesia
398 reviews
Private room in condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the balcony and private bathroom were great
fan highly recommend his beautiful place
the bedroom has its own insuite bathroom with a balcony ans a wonderful view to the ocean
beautiful view great room free scooter
the bed was comfortable and the view was amazing
Cleanliness:
the room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable
the community was nice as well clean and felt safe
the place is very nice and clean
the apartment is clean and comfortable and met all of our needs
the infinity pool and the property itself is super clean as well
Host:
the host was very nice and helpful
pierre is an amazing host
pierre is the perfect host
pierre is a fantastic host
pierre is a super host
Location:
very unique location in a very nice building
beautiful location that overlooks pape’ete
outstanding beautiful location was well looked after highly recommend
the reward is a special location above the bustle of papeete
the location is in the safe and scenic pamatai hills area with a gorgeous mountainside overlook of papeete
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5. 'Welcome to my home' (from USD 21)

This is a private room with its own bathroom that is good for two guests. Guests have also access to a kitchen (with an oven) and terrace with a great view of the sea. There is also a garden where guests can chill out once they get tired of all the water activities. The hospitable host stays in the accommodation and is always willing to help. The house is located near the airport and the city center. The host can arrange airport pick up for you!

Tipanie Room (Room N°1)
Faaa, Tahiti, French Polynesia
253 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was really good
the views from the room were beautiful over looking on to the island of moorea
i had good internet access to kitchen and had private room with toilet and shower
he is friendly helpful and warm we had the perfect room with the view of the sea
one of the rooms upstairs is really huge and has a beautiful sunset view
Cleanliness:
the place could have been cleaned better
the room was big and clean with a private bathroom and private entry
the room is very clean and has a nice space
it is spacious and clean and the large exclusive-use bathroom and own entrance are definite pluses
simple and clean would definetly recommend for those needing a layover between flights or ferry
Host:
raiamanu is an excellent host
and the host is very kind
a helpful host who knows a lot of things and can help you very well
a great atmosphere with wonderful friendly hosts
raiamanu is such a great host he was very welcoming and friendly
Location:
the location is also perfect
great location to explore the city
great location for for a stopover close to the airport raimanu was very welcoming and super friendly
close to airport comfortable bed
close to the airport and easy to access the property
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6. Bungalow with swimming pool (from USD 65)

The whole bungalow with an access to a swimming pool is for rent! The place is perfect for two guests. There is no A/C but, because it’s located on a hill, there is a cool breeze all the time so it never gets too hot. This accommodation also welcomes you to the beautiful views of the Moorea Island and the sea. Even though the house is rather small, it has everything you need, including WiFi, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom! Most important of all, you’ll have complete privacy.

Ia orana in My Little Fare, Papeete
Pape'ete, Windward Islands, French Polynesia
175 reviews
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
make sure you are ok with nature as there is no air conditioning fan or screens
the room is tiny and tidy lovely open air shower
the fare is comfortable with pleasant breezes and views of island
there is wifi available for free and a number of options to stay in
the unit had a really nice view of pape’ete and the pool was right outside
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and tidy
cleanliness 5: i thought it was clean and well kept
the place was very clean and inviting
the fare is clean and cosy
her place was very clean and nice highly recommend
Host:
natalie is a great host
nathalie is a great host
the host is very friendly and easy to interact with
nathalie is a perfect host
host is very quick to respond to questions and has great local knowledge
Location:
location 5: i thought the location was very nice
great location in a quiet and secure residential neighborhood that was a nice walk to the city center
very simple place good location
great little house only 10minutes walk from papeete centre
it was an easy walk to downtown
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7. Private room in the heart of the city (from USD 69)

This apartment located right in the middle of the city offers a bedroom for two guests. It has access to a private bathroom and it’s furnished with queen-size bed and TV. From the room, guests can move to the terrace where they can have a grand view of the beautiful city of Papeete. Visitors are offered a bike if they want to spend time doing high-energy activities. They can also stay in the apartment and play with the host’s cute cat! The host itself would love to chat with her guests, but she admits that her English skills aren’t the best.

Chambre privée au coeur de la ville
Papeete, Îles du Vent, French Polynesia
124 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi also worked very well and quite fast
separate temperature control in the room and the ac worked very well and very swiftly
she also left a wonderful healthy breakfast with tea coffee and fresh squeezed juice every morning for us
our room and private bath were very comfortable
upstairs we had a clean and comfortable bedroom and ensuite bath with a balcony and air conditioning
Cleanliness:
the house is spotless clean and comfortable
the apartment very clean and nice
very comfortable bed & clean room
the apartment was clean and well set up
her place is exceptionally clean
Host:
she is a very friendly and helpful host
brigitte is a lovely host
brigitte was a great host
she is a wonderful caring host that helped us with all our questions and inquiries
brigitte was the perfect host
Location:
good place to stay very close to ferry terminal
the location was awesome it was close to ferry and shopping
the location of her apartment was perfect for us
great location lovely hostess would stay again
this place is just like paradise for us
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8. Kahoa Nui apartment (from USD 119)

The views of Moorea Island and the sea are always incredible, but there’s an even better way to see them: from the rooftop swimming pool of this apartment! The Kahoa Nui apartment is good for four guests, so you can enjoy the views together with your friends and/or family! The apartment consists of two bedrooms and one bathroom, and it’s located in the heart of Papeete city. The closest supermarket is just a two-minute walk away. There’s a lot of space inside the apartment. Even if you’re staying with a group of four, everyone will be accommodated.

Appartement Kahoa nui
Pape'ete, Windward Islands, French Polynesia
97 reviews
Entire apartment 0 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
thankfully there is air conditioning
the apartment is nice and the view is spectacular
plenty of space in the living area kitchen as well as a wonderful balcony looking to the pier
the place is really nice with comfortable bed and air conditioning
lots of room to spread out comfortable beds and couch and well appointed modern kitchen
Cleanliness:
very clean rooftop swimming pool
everything was clean and welcoming
everything is very clean
the pool is nice and also clean
compact apartment modern clean and comfortable
Host:
ruben is a wonderful host
host is awesome and very responsive at all hours
lovely neighbor was very helpful
rueben is an excellent host very friendly and hospitable
host ruben is very helpful
Location:
the location is great
close enough for easy walk to town center
the location is convenient and the use of the car makes life very easy
this is a fantastic apartment in an ideal location
nice place in a very good location just a 15 minute walk from the cruise ship/boat harbor
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9. Papeete, beautiful spacious studio (from USD 70)

This modernly designed apartment located in a quiet and peaceful area is ready to be rented! It provides astonishing views of the ocean and Papeete city. Although it has only one bedroom, the couches in the living room are comfortable enough to accommodate two more guests. TV is available. Guests are also given access to the spacious terrace with dining and relaxation areas. You might use the special dining area more often because there’s a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook whatever food you like.

Papeete, beautiful spacious studio
Papeete, Windward Islands, French Polynesia
99 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment with an incredible view
great apartment with nice view on the bay very well equipped comfy and afordable
we have booked the appartment including wifi and without any further costs like cleaning or washing
didier was great at communicating and had handy guides for everything from wifi to directions and suggestions
our stay was relaxing and comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean and comfortable space
the apartment was very clean and spacious
the apartment was stylish clean with everything necessary
everything was clean and you have a great view in the evening over papeete
Host:
didier was an amazing host
didier was so helpful
thank you didier for being an excellent host
good tips from host
didier was a very helpful and pleasant host
Location:
excellent location above the town of papeete
guided us from airport and recommended great places to go and eat
the apartment is close to town but also up in the hills for some peace and quiet
would definitely recommend this place to other guests
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10. In the heart of the city (from USD 67)

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is located close to the city center. It’s ideal for two guests. The accommodation has a modern design and provides for a peaceful stay. Its location is also convenient as it will take you just four minutes to reach the ferry pier on foot. From there, you can reach Moorea Island. A local restaurant, market, cathedral, and grocery store are all within walking distance from the accommodation. And on top of that, the host is willing to arrange an airport pick up!

In the heart of the city
Papeete, Îles du Vent, French Polynesia
269 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning was nice
wifi worked great for us
we used a fan to blow living room a/c into the bedroom when we went to bed
open windows during the day at night i used fan it was perfect
a/c worked well cooled the apartment very well
Cleanliness:
good communication and clean place
very clean and cosy apartment
very clean and accommodating place to stay
the place is very clean ans spacious
very nice and clean space
Host:
the host is very responsive
many thanks to our host
host is sooo kind and nice :) check in/out is also simple and clear
she was very accommodating and the apartment was in perfect condition
martine was prompt in her communcations prior to my stay and very helpful
Location:
good location close to ferry
great location close to ferry
great location to central city
great location for catching the ferry and not far from the airport
very nice place and location in papeete
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11. A spacious condominium with Harley Davidson decor

If you are a huge fan of Harley Davidson bikes, there is no need to think twice before booking this spacious condominium. Every room features ornaments, paintings or items that are related to the fabulous bike. In the living area, you can curl up and watch your favorite show. If you want to whip up some gourmet meals, feel free to use the kitchen. The bathroom comes with toiletries and a hairdryer. And, the spacious bedroom can accommodate two people.

Welcome at Biker's Road
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
20 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the bed was comfortable and place was very clean
Host:
olivia was very responsive place was great
Location:
very nice location
location is great between the airport and downtown
her place was easy for the taxi to find (about a 6-10 min ride from airport)
easy to find from the airport and we walked to the main part of papeete multiple times
olivia’s place was unique and a great place to stay
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12. A superb penthouse (from USD 221)

Book this superb penthouse if you want to indulge in a superb staycation in Papeete. Providing two bedrooms and four comfortable beds, the penthouse is ideal for five people. You can sit back and recharge your energy in the spacious and airy living space. In the morning after you wake up, head to the large terrace to sip your morning coffee and marvel at the panoramic vista of the sea and the mountain. In the evening when you come back from an adventure, soak in the jacuzzi and you will soon feel fresh again.

The Papeete Penthouse
Papeete, Îles du Vent, French Polynesia
32 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment has a great view with a huge balcony and a wonderful hot tub
person sleeping in living room had to open windows to cool room
a/c in living room was not sufficient in keeping room cool
overall the apartment was great and we would stay there again
Cleanliness:
clean and spacious apartment
the beds were comfy and clean
Host:
quick responses from our host magali and the check-in process was smooth and efficient
very good communication with the owner well located
Location:
great location close to the ferry the pepeete market and the food trucks
easy walking distance to markets restaurants bars and wharf
all in all this is a great place to stay
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Let's make it known

Papeete may not be the most famous place in the world, but it has all reasons to become one. It offers breathtaking views and is a great destination for surfers and fans of other water activities. The city itself is quiet, peaceful, and full of local markets and restaurants. Some of the must-see places are the Presidential Palace, Cathedral of Notre Dame, the waterfront esplanade, and the Papeete Tahiti Temple. And, as presented above, there’s plenty of lovely places to stay in!

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