|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Romantic, Mountain, Tropical, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Fare Hamara - An affordable & private vacation rental home in Tahiti.
Located on Moorea Island - A large mountainside villa with complete privacy and fantastic views of Opunohu Bay, mountains and ocean. Sleeps 8 with luxurious, almost 300 square ft bathroom, walk-in shower. Two large bedrooms. One king bed, the other queen. Everywhere you look is a spectacular view of the ocean, mountains or bay.
Everything you've heard about Tahiti is true. The air is soft and sweet. The breeze is warm. The waters are blue. The nights are filled with romance. Head to the beach where the sand caresses your toes and the water is always warm.
Private Villa on Bay, breathtaking views Ocean/Mts
Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia
Additional Location Information
Private villa located on the mountainside of breathtaking Opunohu Bay. Spectacular, unobstructed views of the Ocean, bay & mountains.
Location Type Mountain, Tropical, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$250 - $265||$250 - $265||$1,750||$0||5 nights|
|Feb. 11 2012 - Dec. 31 2015
5 nights $1325
|Feb. 11 2012 - Oct. 1 2016
7 nights $1750
|All Other Dates||$265||$265||$1,750||-||5 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Five Days - $1325 (U.S.)
One Week - $1750 (U.S.)
Each additional day beyond one week - $250 (U.S.)
Additional 10% discount applies to those staying three or more weeks.
Please note these prices include all applicable taxes and fees. There are no hidden charges!
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 19, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
El Paso, Texas
Even though our expectations were high, our stay at Fare Hamara on the island of Moorea did not disappoint! The villa is very comfortable and the views of the surrounding mountains and Opunohu Bay are simply stunning. The caretaker, Jacque, was friendly, helpful and had lots of tips and recommendations for our stay on the island. The villa was well furnished and user-friendly. The owners provided detailed instructions, directions and recommendations prior to arrival and were incredibly accomodating. In fact, we had to cancel our first planned visit at the last moment due to a family emergency, and Bob graciously allowed us to reschedule at not additional charge. It was one of our best travel experiences and we will be back! Thanks, Bob and Jacque!
Best vacation ever
This home is perfect for travelers that enjoy experiencing their destination to its fullest. The home is clean and very well kept. There is a care taker nearby but not intrusive, to answer questions, make suggestions, and give you general information and great tips. The home is equipped with the comforts of your own home so you can relax and just enjoy the island. The views from the deck are incredible, the communication with the owner and care taker is easy and excellent, and the location on Opunohu Bay is one of the best places you can be on the island. There is a beautiful beach within 5 min. of the house, and a couple small groceries along with many places to eat within 10-15 minutes. I would suggest renting a 4 wheel drive for navigating the drive to the house as it is steep and mostly gravel, but not necessary as a regular car will work.
We have been many places around the world, staying in homes instead of resorts, and this by far was our best vacation and most enjoyable place to stay.
The Place Your Dreams Go While You're awake
Fare Hamara is a gorgeously-situated, well-maintained, spacious cabin overlooking Opunohu Bay. It's dazzling, but that's only half of it! The view from the back deck is equally stunning: Mt. Mouroa stands watch through its many moods as the Sun and clouds have their way with it. Blue waters, volcanic peaks, fruit and shade trees, sweeping palms, jet-dark skies lit only by the brilliant Milky Way...
Opunohu Bay is undeveloped and unspoilt. There are just a few houses along the water, and almost none on the hillsides. This was a big advantage for us; we were interesting in a retreat, even from the comforts of luxury resorts. All activities are minutes away by car.
The american-style kitchen is well-equipped. No a/C but in august we never needed the many ceiling & floor fans. There is a small TV and DVD selection with a CD player that accepts MP3 disks and iPod input (bring a cable.)
Master BR is huge, w/ big closet, small safe. Second BR comfortable with plenty of closet space. Mattresses great. Huge great room has two couches that make beds, and there are two mattresses for additional sleepers. Picture windows, walk-outs all around - bright and airy. High ceiling has screened windows that let tropical breezes tumble through all night.
Many supplies such as a cooler, beach gear, binocs, crib, bug repellents (we had very few bugs), bulbs and such. On-site caretaker (adjacent to main house ) a great bilingual resource who can give tours.
Plenty of us outlets around the house, with adaptors for the local standard. Wifi broadcast from caretaker bungalow; signal weak on the far side of property. No matter - we came to unplug, though it was nice to check in now and then.
I recommend Fare Hamara in this way: I wish I lived there! The only caveat is that this is not a full-service hotel, so if that's what you want, look elsewhere. Otherwise, Fare Hamara will waft through your soul like no other place.
Nelson, New Zealand
We had a blissful five nights at Fare Hamara before a cruise. If you want an overpriced over water bungalow this is not the place - but if you'd prefer to experience some of the real Moorea this is for you. Fare Hamara is a very special home: you can feel the hard work and love that has gone into the property and grounds. It was great to have space, peace and quiet, stunning views, and be able to cook for ourselves (very well equipped supermarkets) and stay in. And as for check-in, you couldn't do better than a personal welcome from the caretaker Jacques at the port. We're already reserving our place for 2013...
Paradise with all the comforts of home
We loved staying at the house! Private accomodations with all the comforts of home, but close to everything. Best place to have a drink and watch the sunset from the deck. The owners have thought of everything in stocking the house ~ full kitchen, washer/dryer, even stuff on loan for the beach. We hope to get back to this lovely place in paradise soon.
Awesome views from the comfort of "home".
After booking last minute tickets to Tahiti, I saw Fare Hamara on the Moorea website and decided I had to stay here. Unfortunately it was already booked for most of the dates of our stay. Bob graciously agreed to let us come for the 2 nights he had open (the minimum is usually 5) and was very helpful in giving us the name of a Fare in Tahiti the night we arrived, and the best time for the amereti ferry the next day. He emailed a lot of information useful for our stay on the island, from rental cars, to grocery shopping, to reliable pearl shops, to fun things to do. Booking with an american owner made it easy to communicate and make our reservation. Now for the Good stuff. The views from the living room, kitchen, and deck were awesome! The kitchen was well stocked, there was a BBQ grill on the deck, and we picked fresh grapefruit right off the tree in the back yard for breakfast. Jacque, the caretaker, lives just down the hill and was also a great resource for things to do. We brought our own snorkel gear, and there is a lovely public beach just minutes from Fare Hamara with some of the best snorkeling on the island (and recommended by locals). The chance to relax in the comfort of home was better than going to the spa. Next visit I am booking well in advance, bringing the family, and spending all my time at the beautiful Fare Hamara!
Mammoth Lakes, CA
We stayed at Fare Hamara for eight nights. The owner was extremely helpful and kind beyond words when we ran into some travel difficulties. There are windows that wrap around the house with amazing views of the mountains, palm trees, and the bay in every direction you look. The house is clean, comfortable, and well supplied. The caretaker is very helpful and respects your privacy. Everything about our stay at Fare Hamara was perfect and I highly recommend this vacation rental. It is also a good value!!
Seclusion with a View!
Beautiful 8 sided cedar home located on the side of a mountain with everything you need and a great view. Fully equipped kitchen,BBQ, spacious 2 bedrooms,180 degree view from the deck of Obay and Sharks tooth. April was still in the rainy season...lots of rain. Great owners and caretaker.
Mountain View, CA
A great place to stay in old Polynesia
Fare Hamara is a great place to stay on Moorea. It has spectacular views of Opunohu Bay and the surrounding mountains. There is not much background light so the stars can be wonderful at night. The house offers complete privacy and is still open, spacious and the house is filled with light. The separate bath is wonderful. We found the caretaker to be very helpful. The house is up a steep hill but putting the car in low or 1st gear and keeping the revs up make it very serviceable. Being up the hill makes the house nicely isolated from traffic below, though Moorea is so quiet you can hear every car. Cars are out rarely at night and the house puts you wonderfully away from the surrounding civilization. I liked cooking on the grill which I believe is hotter that most american grills.
In 8 weeks and 15 islands this was our favorite place
We absolutely loved Fare Hamara. It was perfect for our family of five and we would go back in a heartbeat. A cozy, well-equipped, charming house, ideal for those looking for alternative accommodation in the islands. Not for the over-water-bungalow crowd.
Kim and Rob
Queen Creek, Arizona
Rustic Jungle Seclusion-Majestic Moorea and Opunohu Bay
We have been to Moorea 4 times since 2004 and have stayed at resort hotels in overwater bungalows, beach bungalows and cruised on the Star Flyer from the StarClippers Fleet. Nothing compares to Fare Hamara. The location, the privacy, views and seclusion made this the best vacation we have ever experienced. We wanted to experience living like a local, and we truly felt this was our home for the short 5 days we were here! We rented a car, bought all groceries at the local market, chicken on the side of the road and baguettes for our meals. We cooked every meal at "home", and with all the utencils and appliances, was very easy. We loved just hanging out at "home" and reading the books and magazines, and taking pictures of the flowers and plants on the property. We brought all our own alcohol from the us, to keep costs down and to have our favorites at hand! From coffee on the deck each morning to happy hour sunsets at night, the views and peacefulness could not be better! We already are planning to go back next year, this will be our "home away from home" from now on (and will stay longer than 5 days)! Thanks to Jacques, the caretaker, just a phone call or short walk away, took care of any needs we had. Can't wait to hear more of his stories and learn more about Tahiti and some French next visit!
The location of this house was terrific, on a hill with lush foliage overlooking beautiful Opunohu Bay, private and quiet, yet close to nearby towns & shops. House was very clean and the kitchen had everything we might need (except no microwave). Really good screens- so no mosquito problem. It was a great help to be met at the ferry by the caretaker who assisted with luggage and stocked a few food items for our Sunday arrival. Beds were very comfortable, with ceiling fans and high ceilings providing good air circulation which made sleeping great. Location of the house fairly high up on the hill makes this a fabulous spot with beautiful breezes - though not a real easy walk home if you like to walk everywhere.
It was a short drive to good snorkeling at the pretty public beach not far from the house, or to shopping, or good 'snack shops' that we found had excellent less-expensive food. The guest book has some very helpful suggestions for things to do on the island, and the owner was very friendly and helpful prior to our arrival. The house is really lovely, and we spent every morning on the wrap-around porch enjoying the incredible view and changing colors of Opunohu Bay. We would definitely return!!
P.S. double check the ferry schedule - ours was changed at the last minute due to a 'holiday' that we never knew anything about. We got the last ferry that day to Moorea, 10:30 AM!!!, thanks to help from a very nice local Polynesian in Papeete.
Response from Bob & Mary Hammar - 04/08/2010
We listen to your comments! We now have a microwave in the kitchen.
We had a wonderful time at Fare Hamara, thank you. The house was equipped with everything we needed. The shower was awesome, the driveway fun, the grounds beautiful and the view was outstanding!!! Thanks again and I hope we make it there again someday.