The SpaceThere is a large loft/bedroom upstairs with a queen-sized bed, a single bed and a fan; with plenty of shelf space and to hang clothes.The bedroom is airy and has a beautiful view of the yard, valley and mountains. We always guarantee, fresh, clean linens; and covers for all beds, couch, bathroom and throughout the house. Bedroom stairs are a bit steep. Downstairs in the living area there is a comfy couch that also serves as a single bed (has a single bed mattress), and a stereo with ipod cord. The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking; including new gas stove (gas included), fridge, hot/cold water machine (refills 1200xpf), coffee maker, toaster and kettle. The bathroom has a hot shower with clean towels included; beach towels available upon request. NEW! High-pressure water pump. Water pressure has always been a problem on the island; but the new pump enables a good, hot shower. There is a patio with large dining table, double-seated wood lounger, outdoor plug for phone/computer and a hammock. 2 beach/town bicycles are included for use around town and to the beaches…not for long distance touring. The Internet works well and has been used for business purposes; should you decide to do a bit of work :) Guests can chill out under the uru tree or have an outdoor shower after a hot day at the beach. The house is very close, minutes (approx. 150 meters), from the best white sand beaches on the island, swimming, snorkeling, lagoon and the main (only) town of Fare. Fare is the main meeting place on Huahine and has a large grocery store, morning outdoor market, boutiques, banks, restaurants and roulettes. Stay amongst the locals. Franky's is situated on a private, family road; making it safe and allowing visitors to experience Tahitian culture firsthand. We also offer, island tours, affordable, casual and fun in French, English or Tahitian. Guest AccessFranky’s is situated on a beautiful, large, manicured, tropical, gated and fenced yard. It is simply a wonderful spot with a spectacular view of the valley and Mount Turi, the tallest mountain on Huahine; and your best weather indicator. It is ideally located in a valley with the main town of Fare just 150 m (about 10 houses) down the road. There are 2 bicycles for use to town or beach, not for long distance touring. We have masks and snorkels available for use. There is a small, local style BBQ for Franky’s patio. Coolers are available for day trips. A clothes washer is available next door for laundry at a price of 1000 XPF a load to cover hot water, electricity and detergent. One week of dish soap, garbage bags and toilet paper included. Longer staying guests must supply after one week, this keeps extended stay costs down. We also offer island tours, affordable, casual and fun in French, English and Tahitian. Interaction with GuestsYou will be picked up and welcomed at the airport by Smith or Jocelyn and given a rundown of the island with useful information. Drop-off is also included. BUT, if you are arriving by boat between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am there will be a 2000 xpf charge. Smith was born and raised on Huahine and can answer just about any questions you have about the island; Jocelyn has lived here for almost 6 years. We live next door and are available for information or help, anytime of the day or night, 24 hours a day; just ring the bell. Franky's is on a private family road so it is a very safe spot. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood, "Quartier Lemaire," is a typical Tahitian family road; so you can experience the local atmosphere and culture. The road is private, not paved, a bit rugged, but wonderfully lined with tropical foliage that ends with a trail up the mountain. You may run across a family pet, friendly dogs, chickens, roasters, tame wild boars, ducks and the occasional horse or cow. At one end of the road is Huahines’ main town of Fare and fabulous lagoon with; all the islands' stores (large grocery store), morning outdoor market, restaurants, roulettes, best white sand beaches, churches, boutiques, water sports and so much more. At the other end of the road; there is a trail leading up into the beautiful mountains, if you like to hike and explore. The road is nestled in a tropical paradise mountain valley with only a couple dozen homes under the tallest mountain on the island, Turi. It is filled with the sounds of children, birds, dogs, roosters, music and maybe even a (URL HIDDEN) is filled with Tahitian culture and life. Nights are quiet, except for the occasional barking dog or rooster; as most people turn in early and rise early to shop at the outdoor market for fruits, vegetables and wares. Guests like to pick up a fresh French baguette and fresh goods in the morning, come home, and enjoy breakfast on the patio. Again, the market and town are just ten houses down the road; a quick walk or bike ride. Getting AroundFranky's location is ideal for Huahine visitors! It is just a short walk from town, Fare and the island beaches and lagoon (about 150 m, or ten houses). Two beach/town bicycles are also there for your use, but not useful for long distance island touring. Fare is located on a large lagoon there are many activities like snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, SUP, sun bathing, boating, fishing, etc, just 150 meters away from Franky's. There is a museum a few kilometers away with ancient maraes and ruins leading up to a popular hiking trail. Cars, scooters, kayaks and sup boards are available for rent within walking distance in town. You will be picked up and dropped off at the airport free of charge. BUT, if you are arriving by boat between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am there will be a 2000 xpf charge. There is also some taxi service available in Fare town. NOTE: if you arrive in the night by boat between 10 pm and 5;30 am there will be a 2000 xpf charge. Other Things to NoteSmith, my husband, and I met at a surf shop in Oahu, Hawaii; although he was born and raised in Huahine. We decided to return to his native Huahine to renovate, refurbish and bring his land and homes back to life. After working five long years we are able to see the dream of Franky's Fare completed; but are always improving. Our own house, next door, is a work in progress. We love to work on our houses and the yard. But, when the surf is up, we spend time with/by the ocean. My husband's passions are surfing and painting, but mostly surfing. Mine are Tahitian and Hawaiian dance, the beach and SUP. Our lives revolve around the ocean with swimming, surfing, outrigger canoeing, fishing, stand-up, kayaking, snorkeling or just chilling on the white sand beaches. Everyday is a wonderful day for adventure, exploring or just chilling out on Huahine: rain or shine.