The House

My parents, French father and Tahitian mother, built this beautiful wooden house on stilts more than 30 years ago when Moorea was encircled by only a sand road and there were perhaps only a dozen cars on the island. It has been renovated in 2008. The wooden shingled roof is covered with white tin which, when you arrive from the sea, is hidden by the trees. Glass doors invite you to the sight-seeing of the beautiful gardens and lagoon from the living room. The paintings, furniture, decoration and Tahitian bed covers contribute to the warm mood of this house:

Surface: 1st floor 490 sq. ft., mezzanine (above the 3 rooms) 213 sq. ft., terrace 140 sq. ft.; garden 5,000 sq. ft.

3 rooms of 50 sq. ft. with king size bed (the ocean front room is air-conditioned)
2 bathrooms of 30 sq. ft.
Additional beds:  2 king and 1 queen size bed in the loft of 213 sq. ft. crib.
Living room with beautiful space under the roof of 180 sq. ft., kitchen of 60 sq. ft., terrace of 140 sq. ft. with outdoor table

Outdoor
Garage annexe: a massage studio of 40 sq. ft., a covered parking for 2 cars, a motorized gate, a wooden tiled passage from the parking to the house, 107 ft. long, very convenient when it’s raining;

A front and back garden of flowers and fruit trees, which can be lighted at night;

The pass is just across the lagoon, at the barrier reef, and you can anchor a boat in front of the house between the corals. The swimming spot is comfortable on a white sand bottom. The shore is bordered by rock protection. The water, knee-deep for a few steps, becomes turquoise and then marine blue, which is ideal for walking, snorkeling and scuba-diving. You may then happen to see leopard rays, shells, fish, a turtle, some nice colored inhabitants of the corals…

A small mountain in the back protects the house from the cool southern winds in the dry period (July).

Access to the equipment:  Micro-wave oven, coffee machine, water-fountain, refrigerator, rice-cooker, 5-burner stove and oven, washing machine 18 pounds, iron and ironing board, lines outside or in the loft to hang dry clothes, utensils, dishes, gas-barbecue, 3 lounge-chairs, one outrigger canoe, one kayak, electronic mosquito repellant, fins (large size), masks and snorkels, mosquito net, hammock, TV, DVD player, stereo amplifier, movie recorder, portable fans, ice-coolers.

Included services:  Internet access (ADSL), cable TV with 38 TNS channels (few are available in English), lawn mowed 1 time/2 weeks, garden kept tidy, charges (electricity, …), luggage-room (under conditions); possibly granted as a favor when available, an early check in and/or late check out.

Additional costs:  The house proposes diverse extra-services: house-cleaning, ironing, meal preparation (familial French and Tahitian cooking, choice of French wine), Tahitian massage, organization of a Tahitian party, a DJ animated party, car/scooter/bicycle rental, access to a fixed telephone line with fax. The rates are available at the house.

 

Meal services of the house:
Breakfast–
Tea, coffee, chocolate, milk, standard/fresh fruit juice, local/imported fresh fruits, omelette (bacon/cheese/mushrooms/onion/ tomato), pancakes, corn flakes, yogurt, croissants/ baguette/ whole wheat french bread toast /island crust pie

Lunch or dinner–
Tahitian marinated fish (with coconut milk), sashimi, vegetarian meal, Chinese chicken soup

Sunday Special–
Tama’ara’a (Tahitian meal): chicken, beef, pork, fish, vegetables, roots, fruit dessert.