Located on Moorea serene island, just above the luxurious Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach resort, this 4-bedroom Mediterranean villa is the perfect tropical getaway.
The Marama Villa is one of the most spacious and comfortable homes in French Polynesia and features some of the most breathtaking views the South Seas have to offer.
Villa Marama is integrated seamlessly into the surrounding landscape and its design creates an intimate ambiance. Views of the lagoon and the island of Tahiti can be enjoyed from every room.
Villa Marama extends on a large plot of land, cascading onto three levels in order to maximize the views.
Its four bedrooms have large sliding doors that open wide to the lush flora, tropical sun and the sounds of the surrounding environment. This flow of nature merges with open living/dining/kitchen areas of the home blending into a harmonious, tranquil setting.
All four bedrooms have air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and private separate entrances. (Air conditionning is set to work at night only - for an all day A/C access an extra fee will be charged)
Enter the Villa from the upper level where you will find a large living area and a modern open concept kitchen that open onto an al fresco dining area all with panoramic views. This level is surrounded by large windows and sliding doors, which give way to the views and letting the sea breezes in.
The kitchen comes with all modern conveniences including american appliances, place settings for 8 people. The upper level living area includes a dining table for 6-8, a comfortable sofa and chairs and plenty of room to relax and entertain. Large sliding doors open the space up to the covered patio allowing in the fresh breezes. The outdoor patio has a dining table for 8 people, a large sofa to relax or just gaze at the view over the channel between Moorea and its sister island, Tahiti.
A grand staircase leads you to the lower level where a large family room with television opens up to the covered terrace and to the bottom level where the infinity pool lies.
Three of the Villa Marama’s bedrooms are located on this level, giving privacy from the upper level living and kitchen areas.
The spacious and calming master suite on the lower level faces the turquoise lagoon and the island of Tahiti. It can be accessed from within the house or from an outside sliding door.
It features a king-size bed, open shower, jetted bathtub with views of the surrounding landscape and the lagoon. . Escape into a great book on the lounge chairs outside of your room or take in a soothing bath while watching a glorious sunset.
Two of the guest bedrooms are also located on this lower level and share a large covered patio. They each have queen-sized beds, large closets and an en-suite bathroom. These guestrooms also boasts views of Moorea’s lagoon for your enjoyment.
The fourth guest bedroom is located on the bottom level of the property as it consists of a private bungalow next to the swimming pool. It has a queen-sized bed and a en-suite bathroom. It has its own private covered patio with sprawling views of the lagoon and the island of Tahiti.
The swimming infinity pool places you in the middle of lush tropical landscaping, immersing you in tranquility while admiring the turquoise, emerald and blue hues of the lagoon.
RESORT STYLE AMENITIES
A concierge will welcome you at your arrival on the island Moorea and will escort you to the Villa Marama. She will guide you through the property and answer any questions you may have about your stay. The concierge is knowledgeable about all activities on the island and can arrange anything you may wish.
A maid service will keep the Villa pristine during your stay
The Sofitel private beach is at stone throw from the back yard and can be reached on foot.
Villa Marama has a dedicated chef for your enjoyment upon request. From European fares to local dishes, your palette will be delighted and your appetite satisfied.
ABOUT VILLA MARAMA
The Villa Marama was built as one of the first home in the very coveted Bel Air Residence by its present owners to escape the faster paced style of living of Papeete, French Polynesia’s capital.
The origin of the name Villa Marama -
The Villa Marama takes its name from ancestral and romantic origins. The channel between Tahiti and Moorea was once called the “Marama Sea”, meaning the “Moonlight Sea” (or literally “Sea of the Moon”). This channel was for long a large part of our family’s history and life as long before Moorea became the coveted touristic spot it is today, it remained mostly inhabited by locals who were detached from the main island of Tahiti. Ferries and freight developed over the years to bring in commuters and business to this piece of paradise and allow everyone to enjoy its beauty. Our family is proud to be some of the pioneers that enabled this transformation while trying to preserve its serenity. Until a few years ago, we have served the population of Moorea by providing them sea transportation to and from the island of Tahiti.
It is in honor of the name our ancestors gave to the channel the Villa offers views onto and its connection to the owner family’s history that they named this beautiful home the Villa Marama.
What we Love
* Close to all amenities and white sand beach
* Property is not overlooked, total intimacy and privacy
* Lots of space ideal for families or friends getaways
* Air conditionning in each bedroom
* Calm and tranquil neighborhood
* Each bedroom has its own private bathroom
* Catering from Sofitel restaurant available on request
What we Know
* White sand beach: 2 min walking distance
* Ferry port: 5 min drive
* Airport: 2 min drive
* International Jack Nicklaus 18-hole Golf course: 2 min drive
* Sofitel Resort: steps
* Temae Surf Break: 2 min drive
* Dolphin Encounter: 30 min drive
* Post office: 3 min drive
* Supermarket: 6 min drive
* Gas station: 5 min drive
* Maharepa Shopping Center: 5 min
Additional amenities include: iron/board, stove/oven, dining and livingroom, golf, essential household detergents, beach chair svc, make up mirror, suitable for children, double bed, nice furniture, moorea island, washer/dryer, king bed, pots & pans, walk to beach, a/c in all bedrooms, essential groceries (salt, pepper), gated community, coffeemaker.TripAdvisor property ID 2469180...Read more
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