My boyfriend and I stayed with Alex and Tea (plus adorable baby, a friendly and eager duo of dogs, and three non-chalant cats) for two nights in March 2016. Their property (where they also reside) is located on the Western side of the island, away from most large resorts and more heavily touristed areas. This was a big plus for us, and quite different than relatively bustling Tahiti; however it made getting to the property a bit challenging, as it is on the other side of the island from the Ferry terminal. We arrived on a Sunday, when Le Truck either was not running, or had finished for the day. We managed to catch a ride with a local, but be prepared to pay around $40-45 USD for a taxi.
Upon arrival, we were immediately greeted by Tea, who showed us our private hut, and helped walk us through the activities that would be available to us on Moorea. That included complementary kayaks and bikes, and they also let us borrow some snorkel equipment. Alex had prepared a handy booklet for the room, including local restaurant suggestions (there are a handful a few km to the north), cute descriptions of our hosts (both human and animal), and the best places to snorkel nearby. Quick plug: I recommend the mahi mahi in coconut milk with vanilla from Coco D'Ile, and the small shack across the street has great rotisserie chicken.
The room itself was very spacious, including a much needed mini fridge and a mosquito plug to deter the pesky insects (which were not any more prevalent at their property than elsewhere in Moorea). There is also a sink, a few dishes, and a dual countertop burner. As for the bathroom, the sink, shower head, and toilet are all in one large tiled room, which is separated from the bedroom by two steps and a saloon-style swinging door. There was no air conditioning, however a ceiling fan helped keep us comfortable-ish, despite +90 degree temperatures and very high humidity. The vibe is rustic, but charming, including wild roosters in the morning (earplugs were helpful).
As advertised, the property is right on the water, ideally situated for excellent sunset viewing, kayaking, and just hanging out in the ocean.
Our hosts were available and gracious when we needed assistance or advice, but content to leave us to our own exploring when desired. They were also willing to help with tour bookings and scooter rentals. Free wi-fi was available and reliable. A small family-run market was a short bike ride away (maybe 5 km south), which had yummy brie, cold water, bread, and a few other essentials.
Alex and Tea were excellent hosts, and if you are looking for an authentic, non-resort living experience on Moorea, this is a great spot to find it!