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Places to stay in Vaimaanga Tapere

Places to stay in Vaimaanga Tapere
As close as it gets to the beach & lagoon & great value for money ! This popular holiday villa has its own separate kitchen, bathroom and a large elevated deck facing the gorgeous crystal clear lagoon. Sit back and gaze away at the ever changing lagoon and beach This is a free standing beach front holiday villa, privacy + beach front = TICK Amazing swimming & snorkeling PLUS kayaks = TICK. With 100% positive reviews & great hosts be sure to make this your accommodation choice!
To be honest - the WOW factor is when you walk on to the deck and realize you are 'hanging' over the beach - as close as you can get! The crystal blue lagoon is right there in front of you ! Grab a kayak and hit the lagoon or take a snorkel and mask and explore the warm waters in the lagoon. Pleasantly appointed interior, high ceiling with ceiling fan. Cool and comfortable indoors for afternoon naps and at night. Large covered deck space for watching the breakers on the reef. Spot the fish in the lagoon on a clear sunny day.
Easy 2 minute walk to Wigmores Super Store for all your grocery and food requirements. Takeaways available next door to Wigmores. Cocolatte Café is across the road from Wigmore's and just at the end of your driveway is a DVD store. Right next door to Vaka Beach is the famous Vaima Restaurant. Excellent beachside dining.
  • Lovely location with great views... Quick and easy access to great snorkelling... Very short walk to nearest supermarket. A quiet location to enjoy this beautiful island...

    Richard2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • The stay in this cottage was absolutely excellent, really great facilities and the hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. Of particular note is the provision of snorkeling equipment and the catering for the first breakfast, which is really commendable. Overall, a very great stay that we can definitely recommend.

    Esther2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Adam and Sarah were amazing hosts. Thank you for having us. It was great to be so close to the beach and being able to go next door to the restaurant for dinner. Perfect place to stay, if we go back to the cook islands we are likely to stay here again.

    Matthew2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • This was a fabulous place to stay. Upon arrival there was fresh papaya and passionfruit left for us, and his sister was so welcoming. Very friendly and thoughtful. Excellent views and the water was beautiful. Very close to wigmores store, where there is everything you need. Beautiful place.

    Lauren2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing stay at Vaka 1! We were only there for a couple of days but wish we could have stayed longer. The location is perfect, the food in the fridge very thoughtful and we loved the place itself :) If we ever return to the island, we will be sure to come back here!

    Erik2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • You must stay here! We left a piece of our heart in our wee vaka in Vaimaanga. The location is amazing! It is well set up with everything you need for a great holiday. There is a restaurant right next door (get the Thai chicken pizza, it was the best we had ever had). We will definitely be back to stay again!

    Kirsty2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • Highlight of the trip. A real gem on prime location with a terrific view. Couldn't have asked for better accommodation.

    Abdal-Bari2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Vaka 1 is a lovely yet basic little studio with a large wooden balcony overhanging the beach, literally steps away from the water. Has everything you need to be self contained. Kitchen was well stocked and when we arrived late in the evening there was milk, fresh fruit and bread in the fridge which was a very thoughtful touch. Adam and Sarah were very friendly and helpful. The Vaima restaurant next door was great, super tasty food (we would recommend the Ika Mata and fish curry), great cocktails (try the pina colada) and wonderful iced coffee. The staff there were so lovely and knew us by name. Most nights the Vaima has some mellow live music which could be heard a little from the studio but was very charming and never on late. We hired bicycles from Ride Rarotonga, in town, and used those to get around all week. Not ideal in the rain but otherwise an awesome way to see the island. To town was a 45 minute cycle which we only did once, but there are also buses that are a bit unreliable but come regularly. To Muri was a 25 -30 min cycle at a leisurely pace. There is a cafe (Coco Latte) within walking distance (and Vaima restaurant also serves coffee) and Wigmore's a medium sized store which sold pretty much all the food we needed for the week. It even had some fresh fish one day so we didn't have to go all the way to town to get it. That shop is open 24/7 including Sundays and on holidays which we found to our surprise. There are dogs everywhere, possibly semi-stray? Very friendly, not threatening at all. Will happily accompany you on a 2 hour beach walk... Would strongly recommend this place to anyone.

    Sophie2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
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    3


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    Vaimaanga Tapere, Takitumu, Cook Islands

    Kia Orana - Great Value for your $ and away from the crowds and resorts this modern Studio is ideal for 2-3 guests and just steps from the amazing beach and crystal clear lagoon that boasts some of the best Sunsets and Snorkeling on the island! Vaimaanga is becoming THE GO TO spot as beach is golden and the lagoon is deep with loads of marine life- all there for you to enjoy! The Studio has everything you need to complement your Raro holiday. Enquire now to secure your Studio in paradise !
    Our guests that stay in the Studio love the closeness to the lagoon and the huge bonus of having one of the best restaurants on the island a few steps away to enjoy cocktails, dinner or pizza on the beach with the sand between your toes. The Studio itself is self contained, private, modern and airy and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable including a real comfy King Bed! What makes the Studio stand out is where it is situated. The sunsets are incredible and can be seen off your deck, the beach is right there with no roads to cross and is quiet with golden coral free sand and great for walks when the day is ending.
    Our guests that stay in the Studio love the closeness to the lagoon and the huge bonus of having one of the best restaurants on the island a few steps away to enjoy happy hour cocktails, dinner or pizza on the beach with the sand between your toes. The owners have created a genuine vibrant island atmosphere and you will feel part of this friendly and busy community. there is a great convenience store just two minutes walk from the Studio as well as a takeaways and a dvd shop for those nights when you just want to relax with a movie after a day in the sun! Vaimaanga is a growing community as visitors look to escape the crowds that flock to the resorts and beaches and the Studio represents great value for money compared to a old outdated hotel room. On the Southern Side of Rarotonga, Vaimaanga is generally more sheltered from the wind and enjoys spectacular sunsets which you can see for yourself from the Studio. There are so many accommodation choices on Rarotonga now, with the many b&b's, batches and houses for rent. What makes the Studio stand out above the rest is : 1. the Studio is set 10 steps from the golden sand at Vaimaanga, one of the quietest un populated areas of the island that remains resort free. There are no roads or long walks to the beach , its 10 steps! 2. The price per night is set at $160 NZD which is great value for money, you can pay the same and be up the hill on the back road. The Studio is on a beach front section!! 3. For that great rate per night you get a modern recently constructed property. There are kayaks to use and there's always plenty of snorkelling gear to grab and use 4. Us ! We often hear from guests who have stayed elsewhere in the past about and hear stories about bad hosts, the photos do not match the property or places managed by property managers dealing with dozens and dozens of properties who they never see or hear from.. Well we keep things small so that we have the time for you so that we can personalize your stay and be around for a chat and some advice, we are always contactable during your stay and usually always stop by to say Kia Orana and have a chat, these are the differences that set us apart and make your holiday extra special !
  • Best spot to snorkel in our opinion & we tried most spots popular in Raro, there seemed to be lots more fish life. Handy restaurant next door (not loud or disruptive), superstore just down the road (2-5min walk) & lovely hosts! We enjoyed our stay so much & cant wait to return. The villa had everything we needed for our 8day stay. Thanks for having us :)

    Annastasia2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely and clean place steps from the beach, great value, snorkeled every day, owners and property managers very friendly and helpful!

    Jason2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • What an outstanding stay we had. Great location with a well stocked store down the road and the restaurant next door that did excellent pizzas. Sarah and Adam really responsive and great hosts. Accommodation was outstandingly clean and had everything that we needed, including the thoughtful touches of fresh bread, fruit, cereal and fresh flowers. We will definitely be back. Thank you for having us!

    Tania2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and clean space. Great hospitality. Beach just outside your door and access to the supermarket approx 50 meters down the road. Quiet and very private space with only two villas on the same land. Full access to kayaks as well. Hosts were very helpful. Beautiful restaurant with amazing staff next door as well. We loved it and can’t wait to return.

    Te Rangiamohia2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • We had an fantastic time at Vaima Studio !!! Clean and modern with everything you need to enjoy your holiday. Located at the very best beach for swimming and snorkeling. For us much better than Muri. Sarah, Adam , Dave, Anne and Alfred were so helpful and friendly that we felt like home. We will definitely return.

    Andy2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a really incredible time in Adam's apartment. We had a great welcome, and defenitly it is located in the best place of the island to go to the beach, swim and snorkel. In my opinion, much better than Muri, with all the resorts. Adam and Sarah are very friendly and made us feel really as at home. Thanks Adam and Sarah! If some day we return to the paradise, we defenitly stay at your place again!

    Laura2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Adam and Sarah are so Awesome! Perfect location right on the beach! A very enjoyable holiday! Much appreciated! :-)

    Jason2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great guide and tips on what to do/eat/drink and see around Rarotonga. Location was perfect. Apartment was clean and had anything you will need.

    Ryan2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


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    Flat


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    0

    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Set off the back road in Vaimaanga Casa del sol is true to its name – house in the sun. Two tastefully appointed 3 bedroom villas offer spacious open plan (al fresco) living and two en suite bathrooms. Each villa can sleep up to 7 adults. The two Villas share a pool which is set in beautifully landscaped gardens. The property is located 400m from some of the best beaches and snorkeling spots in Rarotonga, and boasts beautiful views of the mountains.
    BEDROOMS The first bedroom offers a King size bed with a private en suite bathroom. The bathroom is fully tiled. An open shower with rain shower head compliments custom designed vanities which offer perfect storage for your personals – no need to unpack your vanity! The second bedroom offers a king size bed and shares a bathroom with the bunk room. This is the perfect configuration for a family with children allowing parents some privacy, as the bathroom separates this bedroom from the bunk room, while having the family together. The bathroom features a free standing bath tub with an over bath rain shower, set beside a large window. The bunk room is dominated by a custom made bunk bed with a queen size lower bed and king single upper – set horizontally to minimise imposing on the lower bed. Bedrooms are fitting with classic built in wardrobes which offer ample hanging and drawer storage space as well as a handy bench for your suitcase … if you think unpacking is a waste of your precious time in paradise! All bedrooms are fitted with overhead fans and mosquito screening over windows. We use only 100% cotton towels and bed linen as well as luxury full size pillows. All our beds are from the Sleepyhead Elegance plush range to ensure your nights are as fun as your days. Most beds also offer the option of being split into singles should you require. KITCHEN AND LIVING The bedrooms all open onto a large covered deck which is central to the villa. At the heart of the living area is a sturdy 8 seater dining table as well as a relaxing L shaped outdoor couch over looking the pool and garden. The deck is fitted with ceiling fans and appropriate lighting to make the most of the warm tropical nights. A smaller indoor living area offers a TV with more comfortable seating which leads off the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with good quality wares and as well as the standard oven, gas hob, full size fridge, microwave and includes a dishwasher and other small appliances. We understand the importance of having great quality utensils and appliances when self catering and have selected these to make the most of your home away from home.
    LOCATION 400m walking distance to arguably best beaches on south west side of Rarotonga. Café, restaurants, spa and superette are all within walking distance. Avarua town center is 16km away.
  • Marcelle helped me out with all of my questions prior to arrival including reco’s on car rental companies and activities that would really work for our family with young kids. Upon arrival and throughout our stay, we were greeted and tended to with so much kindness! The family is a gem! The pictures do not do the house and grounds justice. It is stunning and so comfortable. Our three young girls (5, 3 and 1) had a great time and Marcelle and Deon added so many touches to make them feel right at home. The house has all the modern amenities and I even want to steal some decorating ideas for our own home. The garden is straight out of a botanical garden - amazing!

    Maricarmen2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Staying at Casa Del Sol is better than staying at any hotel there. Thank you Marcelle and Deon for providing us with a clean, smart & amazing villa. Having the freedom, not being confined to just a hotel room is what we loved most as we travelled in a group. Villas are ultra clean, having a kitchenette is a bonus as we did grocery shopping and cooked most of our meals at home. The pool was our favourite bonus! Marcelle and Deon are also so lovely, our first day there we had no car and needed to go supermarket (we were gonna walk) without hesitation Marcelle and Deon offered to take us and they did. I would highly recommend this place and will definitely be booking this place again in the future 😊

    Sina2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic stay at Casa Del Sol, they have thought of everything that you might need during your stay. Super friendly and welcoming, we felt right at home with fresh drinking coconuts at our door even! Great place to stay!

    Alii2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing!!

    Te Arani2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved our vacation to the islands and this location and home were perfect for us and our two small children. We would recommend this spot for anyone with families!!

    Will2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • After reading most of the reviews for Casa Del Sol, we had pretty high expectations about what to expect on our recent holiday to Rarotonga. It is now safe to say these have been easily exceeded! Marcelle and Dion, are the most hospitable and genuine hosts you could hope for, and they have created an absolute oasis at Casa Del Sol. We booked 1 of the 2 villas for our family of 4, which included our two sons (3 and 6). Everything was perfect for our stay, and the kids were thrilled to have both the swimming pool and the playground at their disposal, and loved getting to know Marcelle and Dion's two boys. Every detail has been thought of in designing and furnishing these villas for families, making for a very carefree and luxurious holiday. Close to the bus stop, beaches and supermarket, either by foot or car. We had the added bonus of being guided by Dion to see the endangered Kakerori bird, and fruit bats in the Takitumu Conservation area, which was a real highlight for our boys. I couldn't recommend this place enough. Thank you Marcelle and Dion.

    Shehan2019-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • This place is incredibly beautiful! Not only did I fall in love with Rarotonga but I fell in love with Casa Del Sol. We stayed here booking out both villas for my sisters wedding. Spotless clean, modern, amazing playground for my children, loved the pool and has everything you need. Including a nutribullet which my dad used daily. Convenient with the supermarket down the road and family atmosphere made us feel we didn’t need to leave. Especially with a scenic view of the mountains when waking up to enjoy breakfast. Marcelle and Dion are lovely hosts. Will definitely be back for a longer stay. And sounds like my old man already called Rarotonga and Casta Del Sol our choice of stay. Thank you Marcelle & Dion.

    Theresa2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • The villas at Casa Del Sol are beautiful. Great family, heaps of advice for local information. Clean, comfortable, and secluded space, with only one other villa, our family had a great time. Would go back anytime. Thanks for the stay and the scrolls!!

    Kara2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Nirvana Cottage is a self contained bungalow on the southern side of Rarotonga at Avaavaroa in the village of Vaimaanga - 200 metres from one of the most spectacular coastlines on Raro. This bungalow hasa lovely garden view from the private patio. It includes a fully equipped kitchen, complete with kitchenware, a microwave and a refrigerator. There is a private bathroom with a shower and a toilet and a TV which has access to a few hundred movies and TV shows if you feel like a night in!
    Nirvana is a self contained bungalow situated on the southern side of Rarotonga at Avaavaroa in the village of Vaimaanga just 200 metres from one of the most spectacular coastlines on Raro. Probably the best kept secret in terms of location on the island. The Vaimaanga area is very quiet and has some of the cleanest , least populated white sand beaches on Rarotonga with great swimming, snorkeling, surfing and kite surfing locations. Bush walking, banana, pineapple and pawpaw plantations are on the doorstep. Nirvana is within walking distance to a supermarket, cafes, takeaway and restaurants. The cross island track and Wigmores waterfall are a twenty minute walk or 5 minute drive away. Built specifically for couples wanting quality accommodation at an affordable price. Nirvana is owned and managed by seasoned travelers whom know what to expect from quality accommodation. The design and build has been inspired by Island life and alfresco living. Relax on the veranda or in the cottage feel the ocean breeze and hear the sound of waves breaking on the reef. Nirvana Cottage has gained Eco accreditation in the Mana Tiaki programme which is a set of standards that has been established to embed biodiversity considerations and renewed conservation efforts into the everyday operations of the tourism. Nirvana is quite simply second to none.
    We are on the south side of the island just a couple of minutes walk to the lagoon. The Muri lagoon in only a few minutes drive away - lots of bars and lagoon activities. About the same distance is the sunset side of the island for long evening in a beach bar to watch the sun go down.
  • Private bliss, Nirvana is what you make it.

    Dusty2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Peter&Lesley are extremely nice, approachable and kind hosts. They are very helpful during your stay as they want you to enjoy the Cook Islands as much as they do. The cottage-studio is equipped with anything you may need at your stay and it is located in a very green area. You can hear the nature sounds throughout the night in fact and be awoken in the morning by the local roosters.

    Jarek2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Peter's place is the perfect get away. It's a 5 minute walk to a beautiful beach. There's a store a short 15 minute walk away and a few restaurants near. Located near the main street for easy access yet tucked away a bit so you feel like you're in the jungle. Peter and his wife are lovely people who always helped us out with whatever questions we had. The place is spacious and clean a lovely sheltered patio so you can enjoy the palm trees outside. A tv with tons of movies, although we spend most nights watching the sunset on the beach. I would highly recommend this place

    Nicole2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay, the location and hospitality made it a real highlight of our time on the island! Peter was so helpful and went out of his way to make our stay better. Always great to have locals that can let you know the best nearby spots for swimming, dining etc. Fantastic, self contained unit was perfect for the two of us. Thanks !

    Nina2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place to stay for so many reasons, Peter and Lesley are lovely hosts and Nirvana Cottage is located in the most beautiful part of the island. Palm fringed pristine white sandy beach, crystal clear water and hardly a person in sight most days. Wigmores Supermarket (10 min walk) is amazing, organic products, local produce, well priced beer and wine. I commend the host's environmental/sustainable initiatives to play their part in keeping Rarotonga such an unspoiled paradise. Highly recommend as great value and an amazing holiday experience.

    Adrian2019-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • Peter and Lesley’s place is a beautiful cottage with own front yard, and minutes away from a beautiful beach. We hired a rental car, so everywhere was accessible, the cottage is located a couple minutes drove from Wigmores and close to many amazing food places. The cottage is sparkling clean and roomy. There were also many bits and pieces for those that may want to cook. Peter and Lesley lives next door to the cottage, and they’re very friendly and approachable if there are any questions. Overall, it was a beautiful experience staying at the Nirvana cottage, will definitely visit again!

    Nicole2019-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • With so many options in Raro we didn’t quite know which side of the island or region we would like most - to our pleasure after choosing Nirvana Cottage, we were very impressed with its location and serenity. After circumnavigating the island by car and bike we are delighted to come back to this location to rest and regroup for our daily activities. We did a good deal of walking and found this to be a great way to see and eat things nearby including Coco Latte, great breaky for eggs and Turkish toast plus a good long black, Vaiama restaurant on the beach, our favorite ika mata on the island after trying at least 6 and a damn good key lime pie that kept calling us back for more, not to mention there is a Wigmore for groceries and water refill a close 15 min walk away. Thank you and will certainly recommend as well as wish to stay here in the future.

    Brendon2019-08-24T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful bungalow off the main road and very close to the beach. Perfect location with easy access to Muri and the west side of the island. The bungalow is beautifully furnished and very comfortable with everything you need. Peter was a great host helping us when we needed anything. We stayed for a week and can't wait to come back. Highly recommended!

    Tasha2019-07-25T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Beach Vibe is a one bedroom luxury self contained villa. It is situated right on the edge of Rarotonga's stunning lagoon. Snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding (SUP) or just soaking in the warm water is right at your door step.
    Beach Vibe is a modern villa right on the lagoon in the most desirable part of Rarotonga. Beach Vibe is a private villa owned by the creators of a multi award winning resort in Rarotonga. Needless to say you will be in good hands.
    Beach Vibe is within a short walking distance to the local supermarket as well as Cafes, Restaurants and Bars. The villa is situated on one of the best places on Rarotonga for swimming in the lagoon.
  • This is the best place in Raro to stay in our view. The location is beautiful next to a stunning, not very busy swimming beach (a lot of the beaches are too corally to swim). The view from the deck is amazing and we spent hours chilling on the comfortable bean bags. It was great to have kayaks, SUP and snorkeling equipment to use. The house itself is beautifully decorated and has everything you need. We enjoyed making fresh fruit milkshakes every day. We had no car and didn't need one. Kelly organised our transfers and Wigmore supermarket is a 15 minute walk away. We also enjoyed walking on the beach to Vaima restaurant, the fish curry is amazing.

    Sandra2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice and private stay! Very good kitchen, nice terrace and beautiful spot at the beach. We loved to stay here :)

    Isa2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • AMAZING place! Sparkling clean. Super comfortable. So well appointed and just gorgeous. The view from the deck is phenomenal. We had the very best time taking out the paddle boards and exploring the water several times a day (sunrise & sunset especially). The water is so clear you can see all the beautiful coral and fish life right from the board. Can't recommend Beach Vibe more!

    Cassandre2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect beachfront Villa for two. Very clean and modern. Host was great with communication and had many great recommendations!

    Karen2019-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • If you are looking for the best spot on the island, choose Kelly’s place! When we first stepped into the villa we were blown away by the view! Secondly the girls were fantastic and very responsive. They have thought of everything you would possibly need whilst staying there and the little brekky items were a great touch. The place was spotless and very modern style, we immediately felt like this was our home away from home. The location is fantastic and I highly recommend hiring a car as parking is provided too. We loved our stay and will definitely be back!

    Samantha2019-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place in a gorgeous location. Great snorkeling right out back. Extremely well managed.

    Philip2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • This is the third Airbnb we've stayed in on Rarotonga, and it was the nicest! The space is beautiful, the view is amazing, and the beach and water is free of coral (until you go out a ways). One of the nicest things was having filtered drinking water at one of the sink taps (instead of having to refill a water cooler). The bed was super comfortable, too. Just a lovely space. We will come again!

    John & Ellen2019-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely beautiful place to relax and unwind. A chance to become mesmerised by the view of the lagoon and outer reef! The beach directly out front is honestly the best on the whole island. We hardly saw another person on our little stretch of beach. The apartment is spotlessly sparkling clean and modern and has all the comforts of home with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry. This place is perfect in every way.

    Mike2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    My place is close to the beach, Palm Grove, Wigmores. You’ll love my place because of the value, clean, and the beach. My place is good for couples and solo adventurers. The home is quite close to the road so there will be traffic noise.
    Situated on the south side of Rarotonga in tranquil Vaimaanga. M&M Studio is two fully self contained units within the same building. Built across the road from one of Rarotonga’s most beautiful white sand beaches known for its snorkeling, marine treasures, and excellent swimming. Both studios have large spacious living/sleeping areas, with a modern kitchen off to the side. Dining is out on the shared covered verandah, looking out to the properties beach and your first choice for swimming and snorkeling…30 seconds away! M&M Studios would be ideal for two couples planning a getaway together but not necessarily wanting to stay in the same house together, its shared verandah being perfect for socialising.
    a 15 minute sunset stroll along the beach will lead you to the “Vaima” restaurant replete with an excellent bar and menu. Coming back along the road will take you past Wigmores superstore for essential household shopping and further along the Yellow Hibiscus Restaurant. Walking the other way will bring you to the Saltwater Café (excellent coffee), more great snorkeling and the Queens Representative Home. The Vaimaanga district is also famous for “Papua” (Wigmores Waterfall) and the cross island walk, a four hour trek that takes you through the tropical interior of the island to “The Needle” a large rock outcrop that reveals spectacular mountain views of Rarotonga, from the mountains to the sea! People generally start this trek inland from the township of Avarua ending up in Vaima at the waterfall.
  • We enjoyed the stay very much. We had ant problems in the beginning, but they were easy to fix. The location is perfect and the facilities are great. Unfortunately, the return transfer to the airport was 1 hour late and we were not informed about it after several telephone inquiries.

    Leonie2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect spot to stay on Raro. Very nice, spacious studio with a nice big balcony, a well equiped kitchen and a beautiful snorkel spot right across the road. There were even snorkels and fins provided, which we liked a lot!:) There's a washing mashine behind the house and a supermarket in walking distance. There's no A/C in the room, so it can get quite hot at night, but the two fans helped a lot. Communication with Eddie was super easy! Defenitely recommend staying here.

    Fabia2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay at the MM studio, perfect for everything we wanted, beautiful lagoon for swimming right outside the doorstep. Highly recommend

    Renee2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay. It had everything we needed 😊

    Olivia2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • One of the best spots on the island and I’ll be back again. Not my first time either. Great communication there when needed 🥂✈️ you won’t regret staying here!

    Helen2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place. s Sparkling clean. close to everything hips of information about tourism close to the beach and muri as well.

    Ricardo2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • I can certainly say this studio is great for many reasons. Firstly is that it's across the road from one of the best(prettiest) beaches on the island. I have visited Raro 14 times so believe me on this. Also the snorkelling is the best along the whole southern beaches.The studio was clean and well equipped.Plenty of towels and a few condiments in the pantry. Being not far to Wigmores to buy any food is also handy. There are not many cafes or restaurants in this area so best hire a small car or scooter. I used the bus for a few days, but you need to be aware of the timetable and whether it is the clockwise or anticlockwise bus. Only clockwise runs on Sunday. I can recommend Charlies about 4km away for casual dining and live music by the water.I could also suggest a few other places to dine which are on the western sunset side of Raro. Shipwreck Hut at Aroa Beachside Inn ( cute spot for sunset), Wilson's at Castaway resort is also great with live music and larger dining space.Old favourite is Waterline restaurant( great location). Had a nice lunch at OTB(Manuia Hotel) and at MUST for lunch or dinner is at The Little Polynesia Resort!! Also if you are prepared to pay higher price for an excellent meal the newest place and first time for me was Antipodes at Black Rock.Lunch on certain days( good view) , but I went at night.Meal was best I've had ever on Raro!! Trader Jacks in town for a drink by the sea( good Pizza's). Also Vianna's Beach Bar near the airport for a casual lunch and swim.Look for tide times for best swimming/snorkelling! Stay at this Studio for great value and travel around and enjoy beautiful Rarotonga! Take it from a semi-local( from Brisbane).I keep returning to see friends and relax in paradise!

    Sue2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • We can really recommend Eddie's accommodation! The pick-up from the airport was great, the accommodation was very clean, the bed was comfortable and you have everything you need (if you like) to cook. There are a few cafes and restaurants nearby, as well as a small 24/7 shop. And in our opinion the most beautiful beach on Rarotonga! Thank you Eddie

    Tobias2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
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    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Entire flat1 bed
    MM Studio1
    Price:₹3,865/night
    58 reviews
    Superhost
    Self contained studio suitable for up to two people (priced at $80 p/n for single occupancy, $95 p/n for two) located on the southern side of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Quiet location 200m from the beach. 24hour supermarket is a few minutes down the road. Couple of good restaurants and takeaway options in walking distance. Car rental company and local bus stop also nearby. *PLEASE CHECK YOUR ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIMES BEFORE BOOKING ESPECIALLY IF TRAVELLING FROM NZ AS YOU CROSS THE DATELINE*
    THE STUDIO ~ Our self contained studio sits on the ground floor, below our family home. Private with its own access, either through the main entry from the carport area or via the glass sliding door leading out front onto the private courtyard area reserved for guests' exclusive use. The studio interior's 50sqm space is ideal for the solo visitor or couple. Inside the studio you will find: full kitchen with a 4-burner gas top & electric oven, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and cooking/eating utensils, a table for 2: living space, queen size bed, 2-seater sofa, dresser & wardrobe, iron & ironing board, ceiling fan & standing fan: separate bathroom with shower: solar heated water: full linen. Please note: There are NO INSECT SCREENS on windows. Guests can also enjoy access to a private courtyard area: parking space: shared use of washing machine.
    THE AREA ~ We are located in Vaima’anga, on the southern side of Rarotonga. i'raro is 200m inland from one of the best beaches on the island and 150m away from the main road so it is quiet here. Occasionally the tranquility is disrupted by neighborhood dogs, chickens, goats and pigs but we live in close proximity with nature so its to be expected. Also, given our tropical climes, you may find friendly harmless geckos stopping for a visit. We are on the opposite side of the island to the airport and Avarua (the town and main shopping area) but as nothing is really that far on an island’s main road that circles 32km along its coast, it takes only 20mins by car to get to town from here. If you don’t fancy going that far, there is a 24hour supermarket just down the road and a couple of good restaurants and decent takeaway options that you can leisurely walk to in under 10mins. We are also not too far from Papua (formerly Wigmores) waterfall and the south entry/exit of the cross island trek. We think i’raro would be the perfect base for the intrepid explorer ~ those of you who would be out and about exploring all that the island has to offer, on foot, two wheels or four, enjoying our stunningly dramatic scenery and returning each day to a comfortable, stylish place to rest and recharge.
  • Siai is providing an amazing space for a wonderful holiday and exceptional communication including local tips. We could’ve not asked for anything better. We will be back for sure 👌🏼

    Elisa2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • Siai and her family are totally friendly and help wherever possible. Supermarket is nearby, as is the beach. But to get to other beautiful beaches, I borrowed a scooter. A motorcycle license is required, otherwise you have to get a license. I had my own mosquito net and was happy about it. The attachment with removable adhesive strips went perfectly. Geckos are always in the room but they are harmless. Chickens and dogs can be heard at night. Take a flashlight for the evening as the path is not illuminated. There is a fast food restaurant next to the supermarket, otherwise I was only in the Vaiama nearby. There is a café opposite the supermarket.

    Sabine2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great space where our host catered to our needs from check in and water pressure. Very responsive and quick via text message or through the Airbnb app. Comfortable bed, full kitchen, parking space, very close to Wigmores and situated between black rock beach and Muri beach (8-10 min drive approx to either one). For a comfortable, reasonably sized, and conveniently located space I would recommend.

    Derek2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Siai's place was the perfect base for our stay in Rarotonga. The studio has everything you need, is clean and well decorated, and is an enjoyable place to spend your time. We hired a scooter for our stay and found it easy to get just about everywhere from Siai's place. The studio is also close to the supermarket and only a short walk to the beach. Our hosts were friendly, generous and unintrusive. They helped us find the place, get there from the airport and gave us handy tips for our trip. We loved our stay and would recommend it to any couples planning a trip to Rarotonga who want to avoid the tourist strip and have an adventure or quiet getaway. Thanks again Siai.

    Tom2019-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • Best place in Paradise. No worries. Really great!

    Robert2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is amazing. It‘s very spacious, well decorated and clean. From the terrace you can spot the sea, which is a 5 min walk from the apartment. A supermarket and some cafes/restaurants are a short walk from the apartment. Siai was super nice and very helpful and fast to reply. Would definitely stay there again when in Rarotonga.

    Anja2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely hosts that went out of their way to find our lost phone. The room was also beautiful and had everything we needed. It is also located in a prime part of the Island, with either side super accessible. The hosts also gave us a lot of privacy which was very much appreciated! Awesome stay 🥰

    Ashleigh2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Just as described, excellent communication also.

    Laura2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
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    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Sit on the deck, feel the soft sea breeze and take in the view of the lagoon while watching orcas and humpback whales play where the sea meets the horizon. This two bedroom house is only 200 meters from the beach on a gently lifted natural platform safe from tidal surges but convenient to: the beach, restaurants, transport, beauty spa and other tourist attractions.
    About the accommodation TepaeruVista is a stand-alone dwelling gently elevated on a natural platform to command views of the lagoon within a short 200-meter distance walk to the beach side. The location of the dwelling and its design provides a comfortable environment both inside the house and on the deck without the need for air-conditioning. It is comparable to a light breezy summer. Facilities The dwelling has: two bedrooms, a kitchen, dining area, lounge, bathroom facility with a separate toilet. Please refer to the back of this guide for photos. The generous deck provides the ideal living area for the tropics and is a place people feel comfortable day and night gazing over the lagoon and view island life, …. – the Vista
    Interests for visitors: The best spots for swimming in Rarotonga are close by. It takes about 1 minute to drive or a 5-minute walk to some of the best places in the world to have a swim. Refer to the attached map There is a wide range of sports and activities available – golf, sailing, cycling, athletics, canoeing, deep sea fishing, rugby (union and league), netball, triathlon, soccer, snorkelling, diving and indoor games etc. The local library has a good selection of books. Saturday and Night Markets There are a range of clothing, arts and crafts outlets on Rarotonga. Make sure you visit the Saturday morning ‘Punanganui Market’ in Avarua where you can buy local fresh produce; food, arts and craft stalls sell a range of products. The night market in Muri (just down the road) is open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights from about 5:00pm till late. It has entertainment and a wide selection of foods and experiences. Feel free to meander around taking in all the colour, fragrances and sights of the local culture. Television Viewing There is a TV located in the accommodation. Channel selection is very limited on the island, however feel free to bring a USB loaded up with all those programmes and films you have been meaning to catch up on. Especially for any rainy time.
  • The house is in very good condition, the garden is spectacular as well as the views and really fit the advertisement

    Jaume2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful outlook down to the reef. Very close to wigmores food store. Nice deck to relax on in the evenings with bbq. Lots of chickens roosters, a cat and a few dogs. Kids enjoyed the animals all very friendly. Yummy bananas you can buy at the honesty box at the gate. Great snorkeling close by. Friendly hosts, thank you very much for our stay.

    Abby2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, amazing views

    Leanne2019-10-30T00:00:00Z
  • We were a party of five reuniting for a tropical holiday. Josephine (our host) was extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating +++ to all our requests. The views are divine and the local animals very friendly and cuddly. We loved watching and listening the waves break. The fold down sofa bed was very comfortable as were the other beds. This house was great value for money and a lovely stay. It’s not big but it is very comfortable and cosy and we’d definitely stay again.

    Seema2019-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay and thought it was great value for money. Also some great snorkeling a short walk away, plus the bonus of having fresh muffins and delicious bananas and pawpaw for breakfast most mornings just a stone throw from the house. Will definitely return.

    Hamish2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious and modern, elevated with views over lagoon. Large covered deck. Quiet, no traffic noise or close neighbours.. Walking distance to Wigmores for supplies.

    Chauncey2019-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • This place is such a great value!! The views are beyond amazing: soothing ocean and stunning mountains by day and stars (Milky Way!) by night. It's a short walk to the most amazing, near desolate, beach with some of the best snorkeling we have ever encountered and a lovely restaurant with great service that makes a wonderful curry. We appreciated the extra beach towels, fruit and bottled water at our arrival, and access to a washing machine and laundry lines. We already miss the veranda with amble seating for our family of 4 and the wild things that occasionally paid us a visit (a bonkers kitten, a few sweet dogs, colorful chickens, and a few adorable goofy neighbor kids who kept away until they noticed a few of their kind in our party).

    Ginger2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely loved our stay here - beautiful location in between popular Muri and Aroa beaches, close to Wigmore’s supermarket with a well equipped kitchen for cooking your own kai. The garden was beautiful and it was a pleasure to spend lazy evenings on the huge deck overlooking the sea. We were lucky to have a very cute kitten visit us most days, but there were roosters and dogs around too! The hosts are very quick to respond and the place was spotless. The best value on the island, would highly recommend and stay again!

    Grace2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
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    Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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    Vaimaanga Beach. this like new Beach Apartment awaits you for your island holiday. a spacious area with one air conditioned bedroom and a second king bed in the open plan living area. a full modern kitchen incl dishwasher and outside there is a deck, comfy couch and BBQ. This is a private sound proofed space and the only apartment on the first floor with views to the lagoon. Head downstairs and outside, the beach is 10 steps away with kayaks and snorkeling gear for your use!
    Our guests that stay in the Apartment love the closeness to the lagoon and the huge bonus of having one of the best restaurants on the island a few steps away to enjoy cocktails, dinner or pizza on the beach with the sand between your toes. The Apartment itself is on the first floor, approximately 80m2, self contained and private with no neighbors either side, modern and airy and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable including a real comfy beds and plenty of room for everybody! What makes the it stand out is where it is situated. The sunsets are incredible and can be seen off your deck, the beach is right there with no roads to cross and is quiet with golden coral free sand and great for walks when the day is ending.
    The owners have created a genuine vibrant island atmosphere and you will feel part of this friendly and busy community. there is a great convenience store just two minutes walk from the Apt as well as a takeaways and a dvd shop for those nights when you just want to relax with a movie after a day in the sun! Vaimaanga is a growing community as visitors look to escape the crowds that flock to the resorts and beaches and the Villa represents great value for money compared to booking 2-3 hotel rooms - you all get to stay together. On the Southern Side of Rarotonga, Vaimaanga is generally more sheltered from the wind and enjoys spectacular sunsets which you can see for yourself from the Villa.
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    Vaimaanga Tapere, Cook Islands

    Tarani Beach Studio Unit 2 next door to our Bungalow. It has everything you need. Our studio is absolute beachfront, just steps away from a beautiful whitesandy beach and lagoon large blue swimming area which is private and just perfect to relax while taking in the view and sunset. It has it's own private open deck area that allows you to enjoy the outdoors living. Plan an evenning on the deck and dine in the open sea breeze every day. Or just relax and let the day pass by.
    Wigmore Supermarket is just 5 mins walk & coffee shop plus great restaurant nearby. If you enjoy being out and about the Studio unit is perfect for you. Our deck space provides you with privacy, great views and the cool breeze to relax in.
    Vaimaanga is reknown for the clear large swimming lagoon. And being very quite and away from the busy tourist areas.
  • A wonderful place to stay, easy to find and great access to a beautiful beach. Great use of the kayak to explore the lagoon and the reef. A beautiful experience thank you sooo much 😁

    Lynn2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great location .

    Raymond2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect getaway

    Jeff2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing accommodation! We really enjoyed our time there. The location was the greatest - next to the beach, only few steps to the lagoon with great snorkeling spot, in the evening you can just sit on veranda and enjoy the waves and sunset. We really liked that snorkeling gear and kayaks were included. The studio had all the necessary equipment for cooking. If you enjoy privacy then there's no better place! Recommend to everybody who's going to visit this beautiful island!

    Liis2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • This place was amazing and we will definitely be back. Because we were so far away from town we bussed and scored ourselves a scooter so that we could scooter to dinner places (you need to sit your license for this but it’s easy if you can drive). It probably took around 20 minutes to scooter to town. You have to go to the markets in town on Saturday morning. But like Piltz mentioned Wigmores is walking distance and we did our small grocery shopping there. However, Villis and Charlie’s are close enough for dinner! The location is right on the water and Piltz offers kayaks and snorkel gear including reef shoes which is awesome!

    Sandy2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Loved our stay at the studio! The photos dont do the place justice. Its simple but clean and the view is just something else. Piltz provides snorkelling gear and use of the kayaks which is just amazing to use everyday on the lagoon. Walking distance to Wigmores and the bus stop. Highly recommended visiting the SPCA centre not far from here :) or you can just ait on the deck and take in the views! Had some unreal sunsets and turtles just to the left of the accomodation in the deeper part of the lagoon. Would stay again!

    Lianne 2019-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • Wow. What a spot. Location is amazing, snorkelling off the back deck is mind-blowing, away from the tourist spots so nice and quiet. We loved our stay, the kayaks and snorkels provided meant we had everything we needed. 24/7 supermarket 4min walk away. Couldn't ask for more. Can't wait to come back!

    Edward2019-10-30T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice stay, though we had bad weather! Living directly at the beach is absolutely beautiful

    Sebastian2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
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    Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    My place is close to the beach, a great store (Wigmores) and some decent restaurants. You’ll love my place because of its great value, and the beach across the road is excellent. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and families (with kids).
  • Exactly as advertised and exactly what my family of 5 was looking for. Arguably the best snorkeling on the island, right across the road! The house is well stocked with the essentials for daily trips to the beach and home-cooked meals.

    Sarah2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic two-bed house in a great spot in Rarotonga!

    Sarah2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious and clean accommodation. Ideal location if you want to enjoy the beach and snorkel. We had a great time on the island

    Vanessa2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Our family of five (2 adults and 3 children), had an amazing stay for two weeks. The accommodation was modest and clean. Plenty of beach towels and linen. 10kg washing machine for big families and ceiling fans in all rooms. On arrival we had fresh milk and filtered water in the fridge and an excellent supply of hot water. Eddie organised our airport transfers and I’m so glad he offers that service. We were a minute walking distance to the best beach and went every day. The location was fantastic. We caught the bus the entire time, which is really convenient because you can wave it down from out front. We walked 10 minutes to Wigmore’s for food and yummy ice cream. We could also have a lovely meal at Yellow Hibiscus which was a 5 minute walk. We were in Rarotonga for a wedding at Vai Villas and we could walk to it...no drink driving. Definitely happy we booked this accommodation!

    Nelena2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place to stay, great location clean and tidy. Cant wait to come back again!!

    Hannah2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • A great location, less than a minute from a beautiful and protected swimming beach. The house was clean and spacious living area, had a big yard great for kids to play. Short stroll from supermarket, bus stop etc. Eddie was quick to respond to any issues we had. Thanks for a great time

    Emily2019-10-30T00:00:00Z
  • The location is right smack bang on the middle of the island (not inland) right opposite a gorgeous beach! Unfortunately there wasn’t a “MM Batch” sign, instead look for a “Coconut Haven” sign which is posted on a pole in the driveway opposite “Beachvibe”. Thank goodness the taxi driver kinda knew where we were going lol. You can catch the local bus to get around but I would definitely suggest hiring a car “RaroCars” did well for us. A local convenience store/ gas station Wigmores” is in walking distance. Plus an outdoor takeaways “Foodbox” my daughter loved the Steak an chips meal! MM Batch does have a washing machine to use, great for all the towels you may use! There is a phone for local calls - car hire, booking restaurants etc. All in all I would recommend MM Batch, we were a family of 5 :)

    Ana2019-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable and spacious home, just perfect for travelling as a family. Washing machine was a life-saver and the batch has everything you’d need to feel at home. Beaches and snorkelling in this area are, in our opinion, some of the best on the island, with lovely sandy lagoon areas for kids to splash around. Great spots for eating out and Wigmores supermarket within easy walking distance... Just perfect. Really felt like a home away from home!

    Daniel And Ottilie2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
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    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    A simple A-frame with modern furnishings, cooking facilities, a laundry , mosquito nets on the windows, ceiling fan in the bedroom, a welcome fruit platter Everything is on your doorstep perfect lagoons across the road for snorkelling, the best supermarket with food, alcohol, wifi vouchers and an ATM, a beach front restaurant serving local produce, even a cafe for the serious coffee purveyors. You don't need to walk far for all your necessities.
    Built by my grandmother over 30 years ago a humble little open plan A frame. we have named after our Nana who everyone called Baby, relax unplug and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Baby's place. It has simple modern furniture, a beautiful relaxing space, with basic cooking facilities, Help yourself to the fruits that grow on the property if they are ripe coconuts, bananas, papaya, lemons, chilli's, pomegranates and passionfruit . Upstairs has beautiful organic bedlinen and there is a ceiling fan upstairs for the warm nights.
    Welcome I hope you enjoy exploring the local area, within walking distance to the house you have coco latte a little coffee shop, the best little supermarket Wigmore's supplying local organic produce, beer, wine, island food and basic essentials, Vaima's restaurant for some beautiful beach side dining or drinks it takes 3 mins to walk to any of these places from the house. Then we get to the best bit the beaches and snorkelling, you literally cross the road and walk 2 minutes to some gorgeous snorkelling.
  • Baby’s Place is an awesome spot to stay on Rarotonga. We loved being close to Wigmore’s for groceries and a few other restaurants in walking distance. There are many beautiful beaches nearby including just across the street. The house is very cozy and perfect for a low key trip. We loved the privacy of the property and we would recommend it to anyone looking to visit Raro!

    Jillian2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Staying here was nothing short of incredible! Bianca was very helpful! Fai was more than accommodating, from picking me up at 4:30am to letting me check in a bit early, not to mention calling to make sure I had proper transport back to the airport, which he of course accommodated and took me at 10:30pm! The place was clean and very comfortable. I was sad to leave the bed! It was amazing. The place has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your visit. I will stay here again and cannot wait to visit Rarotonga again. :)

    Jessie2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute and clean home on its own property with lots of privacy. Great location right next door to a car rental shop and 24hr convenient store. We would definitely stay at baby’s place again when we return for a visit!

    Vanessa2019-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing stay at baby’s place. Hosts responded super fast and were very helpful. Baby’s place is in a perfect location on the island and everything you need is there. Also amazing to have use of the washing machine too! Bed was comfortable and everything was clean. Would recommend to my friends and family and anyone travelling to Rarotonga. Thanks heaps for a great stay!

    Gavin2019-10-19T00:00:00Z
  • Baby's Place is a wonderful spot for a romantic holiday. It is very close to the beach (where you can snorkel), and a great restaurant (Vaima's). Having a 24-hour mini-mart just 300m away is also a great boon. The house is quite minimalist - but contains everything you need for your romantic holiday. Eat and socialise downstairs, then retire upstairs to the very private and airy loft. We would definitely recommend you seriously consider Baby's Place for your next romantic getaway!!

    Barry2019-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • Baby’s place is truly charming and a great spot to enjoy Rarotonga while feeling very much at home... Bianca was incredibly helpful during our stay and responded to our questions very promptly! We loved our stay at Baby’s place and will definitely come back to it when we visiti Raro again!!! Thank you for a fantastic holiday!

    Ryad2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks for the stay at Baby’s Place! Everything was clean, stylish and comfortable. Great location close to the local Wigmores supermarket. The hosts were helpful, friendly and very quick to reply to questions.

    Adrienne2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Was such a fantastic stay. So happy. So close to the store, beautiful cafe Right down the road. Such a beautiful home that was very clean.

    Faith2019-08-27T00:00:00Z
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    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Delightful simple studio unit with a generous outdoor deck in a private tranquil setting. On the back road in Vaimaanga with the most spectacular beach and plenty of Organic Fruit in the garden for you to enjoy. If you are after peace and quiet, look no further.
    Very Private on large section. One quiet neighbour.
    Neighbours are very friendly, yet keep to themselves.
  • Great value for money. Tucked away from the roads but close enough to all the nice beaches of Rarotonga. All the basic needs were provided for and some thoughtful additional touches made for a welcoming stay

    Yoran2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • The house is quite far from the beach and ocean but it isn't a problem, The place is clean and cosy, everything was fine. You have to disposal TV with DVD, washing machine. I recommend this location

    Artur2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • Mango Grove Cottage is a well-equipped, homely and unpretentious place in a beautiful setting against a backdrop of mountains and a short stroll to the best swimming lagoons on the south coast. It's a quiet place where you get the opportunity to observe the rhythms of daily life away from commercial tourism in Rarotonga.

    Michael2019-09-23T00:00:00Z
  • An awesome wee house off the main road was private and had everything we needed. Was great to have a kitchen and we were able to do washing. A great place to stay.

    Neryda2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed stay there! It’s a good place and is the best location for go to amazing beaches.

    Nadina2019-06-18T00:00:00Z
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    Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    Located on the South Western side of the Island of Rarotonga. Right on the Beach of Vaimaanga, close to the Wigmore Superstore, Vaima Restaurant, Papua Waterfall, Cross Island Trek, Papua Golf Range. Was the Beach House of our Paramount Chief - Pa Ariki.
    Considered the country side of the Island of Rarotonga. Close to the famous Un-Finished Sheraton Hotel.
  • Perfect location. Great value for your money. The batch has everything you need. We attended a wedding which was held at “The Rarotonga resort”. Was just a short 5min scooter ride to the resort. Super market and petrol is a 5min walk and open 24hrs. There is a cafe just a few metres down which we had lunch at, was delicious.

    Whitney2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • A little gem of a place. Superb situation .... -set back off the main road right on the beach with no intrusive motor noise ( much better than being on the interior side of the road.) - the best side of the island for snorkelling ( and some very good snorkelling just 50 yards along the beach) - close to a very good supermarket and car rental; reasonable restaurant nearby. Sam made sure a taxi met us st the airport and met us to explain various details and apologise for the continuing hassles with the water supply. Good value- basic, but provided all that was needed for a relaxing holiday.

    Nigel2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Good place to stay. Beautiful view. some issue with hot water. The host help us to deal with it. All good

    小磊2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had the best time. The location was just perfect. A perfect place for our perfect first trip. As long as it is just the two of us there is no other place we would want to stay. We will be back soon! A perfect example for exactly what we wanted.

    Elzani2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location and great host. We'll be back!

    Bob2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • What a great little batch! It's right at the beach with the ocean waves literally at the doorstep. It was lovely to fall asleep to the sound of the waves and the ocean breeze. Wigmores just a short walk away and the cross island hike starts just up the hill. Sam's very tentative and caring. Would come back in a heart beat!

    Lasse2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • We loved Sam’s place . It was rustic but very clean and comfortable. It is right on the ocean and we fell asleep to the roar of the surf. Snorkeling is great and the waters are protected by a barrier reef. The cabin has everything you could want, stove top, microwave etc as well as lots of towels. There is a lovely restaurant a few steps away and a grocery store a 5 minute walk away. Town is easily accessible by local bus. Sam was very helpful giving help about the island and even providing a guide to help us with our trek across the island. He allowed us to check in at 7:30 in the morning for the nominal charge of a bottle from Duty! The rental price was extremely affordable and the property was private and exceeded our expectations. Thanks Sam we will definitely return. Cathy and Dave

    David2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • This beach bach is a cozy place right next to the lagoon! We loved hearing the waves and feeling the cool breeze at night. Very close to Wigmore's supermarket which was great to get anything we needed. Also close to some restaurants. You can snorkel right in front or drive not too far in either direction for other snorkeling spots. Beautiful sunsets from the deck and we also enjoyed seeing a couple of whales one morning! Sam is a great host and responds quickly to any questions. We will definitely be back!

    Pam2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Pacific Palms Villa is your perfect private luxury escape. Surrounded in tropical palms, large outdoor patio leading out to own private pool. Only mins walk to a private beach, cafe, restaurants, beautician & convenience store. The unique layout for the rooms gives each guest the feeling of having their own hotel room.
    Pacific Palms Luxury Villa is the perfect self catering accommodation choice for holiday makers who plan to travel as either a couple or in a group of up to 3 couples for any occasion – weddings, birthdays, hens & stag trips or just a good old fashioned holiday. Pacific Palms Luxury Villa has been especially designed and built with these things in mind; giving you contemporary luxury living, intimacy and privacy surrounded by tropical palms and gardens plus views of mystic mountains, mins walk to the beautiful torquoise lagoon, cafe, restaurants & convenience store. The Villa accommodates up to 6 adults, it has 3 separated well appointed bedrooms each with their own walk-in robe, large ensuite featuring a rainfall shower & air-conditioning. The large living space boosts a designer kitchen, beverage chiller, large floor to ceiling sliding doors which lead out to tropical gardens, patio and private pool area.
    Only minutes walk to the idyllic turquoise lagoon, cafe, restaurants, beautician, car rental and convenience store.
  • Great villa and location. Desa is super at communication and was really helpful on activities for our stay on the island. Would recommend.

    Louise2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic property and we will be back again, big thanks to Desa and the team. Cheers

    Joseph2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Desa was such an amazing help on our first day , going through everything that was needed! The house was absolutely breathtaking - my husband and I are from the Cook Islands so it’s normal for us to fly back for a holiday but this time we wanted the full tourist experience and this house definitely provided that !! Will definitely be back again.

    Shanthi2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • A magical location. Quite possibly the most beautiful spot on the island. Private, and with all the added luxuries needed. Our family hosted my dad’s 60th at this little slice of paradise. The lagoon is pure heaven, and the house is walking distance to the supermarket, restaurants and the lagoon. Desa greeted us and gave us all the tips and tricks, plus was a phone call away whenever we needed extra towels or restaurant recommendations. We’d highly recommend a stay here.

    Terri2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • This property was beautiful. Loved having the three independent spaces with the joint social area. Made for the perfect trip for my hubby and I who traveled with our mums. The pool was great and Phil was really helpful. Thanks Desa and Phil.

    Jess2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing stay, such an amazing venue with wonderful hosts! Very handy with the shop at the end of the driveway too

    Annalise2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • What a stunning house! The 3 bedrooms are self contained outside of the house so it works perfectly for privacy of different couples/families. The garden is beautiful and such a wonderful backdrop. It was also so convenient having a mini-supermarket at the end of our driveway. Desa gave us a lovely welcome on arrival and we were able to hire all the baby gear we needed which was there when we arrived. We had 3 small toddlers with us so we had to be careful around the pool, but they loved the swimming and the roomy backyard. We will be back!

    Graham2018-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed here for 9 days, 3 couple & 3 babies. The house is beautiful and spacious, all bedrooms were soundproof (which was a huge bonus for the sleeping babies) and the pool is a great size. We absolutely loved staying here - a short stroll to the beach, a spa, supermarket and a couple of restaurants. Cant wait to return!

    Jasmin2018-04-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Surf Mist is a modern island home, surrounded by tropical gardens in a very quiet location. Catering to anyone who appreciates a clean and comfortable retreat, you will be right at home. Everything is provided. With a bedroom and bathroom on either side of the house, separated by the large living area in the middle, everyone has their own privacy and space. The kitchen is fully-equipped, BBQ outside, great for entertaining. Two minutes walk to the beach, supermarket, cafes, restaurants.
    Surf Mist is set back away from the main road and is only a short 150m stroll to the beach. It has the convenience of a swimming pool right at your doorstep. Once settled, you will appreciate the privacy and quiet in a beautiful tropical garden setting. In the months of July and August, when south-westerly winds are blowing, not being directly on the beach is a blessing. The house is set up with 2 large outdoor balcony areas that offer a continuous outdoor living experience in both the summer and cooler season. The interior decor is modern and stylish with a touch of tropical thrown into the mix. The bedrooms have air conditioning and blackout curtains, beds are queen size and comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped, should you feel inspired to cook whilst on holiday. Or you can just use the BBQ outside and make up a couple of salads (highly recommended). On rainy days or lazy days, we have Moana TV with provides 25 channels. There is a good selection of DVDs, or you can hook up your laptop but I highly suggest you download your favorite Netflix series before you leave home. Surf Mist is a WIFI hotspot. You will need to purchase a Bluesky voucher at the nearest convenience store or buy a local SIM card at the airport on your arrival. Wigmore's Superstore is only 2 minutes walk from the house. It has almost everything you will need including an assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables and cooked local food supplied daily. There are restaurants, pizza and a cafe all within walking distance. You may want to rent a bike or car during your stay (highly recommended). Or you can walk 100m to the main road and catch the local bus which goes around the island. On arrival, you can take a shuttle bus or taxi from the airport then decide what you prefer to do. Though we welcome families, the pool is not fenced and therefore, does not provide for a safe environment for toddlers and young children who cannot swim. Our sliding doors are tempered glass, but they can also be a hazard for young children. Everything you will need from fresh linen to laundry detergent has been provided for. A full compendium suggesting things to do and places to go is available as well as some updated suggestions from other guests. Both bedrooms are set up with Queenside beds. We can provide a single mattress in the second bedroom if kids prefer to have their own bed. We also provide a port-a-cot for an infant on request. Surf Mist welcomes those traveling alone for work or staying for a longe- term? We will customize packages to suit your requests. All our bookings have 2 days blocked out on either side for cleaning purposes. Send us a message if you need an additional day on either side of your booking as we can try to make this available.
    Our neighborhood is typical of most islands. Our neighbors are very friendly and helpful. They may drop by with fruit or for a wee chat. As the house sits away from the road, it is very quiet and private. There are the occasional neighborhood dogs, goats (usually kept as lawn mowers for vacant lots but if let loose, will eat everything else in sight!), pigs (natural food disposal, no sink disposal in most houses) and every now and then a stray cat may waltz through (do not feed it as it won't go out and catch the field mice and instead, will make our sofa it's new home). Chickens (or rather roosters) are quite unique to Rarotonga. They love to dig out the gardens or crow at strange hours. Do bring along some earplugs just in case. Vaimaanga is a great neighborhood to live in. It is generally cooler on that side of the island, the beach is private, clean and has a lovely lagoon. It is not a busy neighborhood but it has everything you will need within a short distance.
  • Great location about half way between town and Muri. Only mins away from our favorite snorkeling beach. This beautiful home has a fantastic vibe. Tons of books and DVDs, some puzzles and games in case you happen to have a rainy day. Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need. Having a larger space was exactly what we were looking for and found at surf mist. We love to cook and there was a full size, large, spacious kitchen. Quick tip, there are a lot more veggies in town at the big CITC. The local Wigmore is also fantastic and produce changes from day to day. The pool is fantastic and so nice to have to lounge around in. Goats and chickens to entertain you from the yard. We absolutely loved the home and the island and can’t wait to be back!!!

    Nishka2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic villa with everything we needed. Highly recommend.

    Nick2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • If this house is available, book it. The location is quiet and secluded (except for a few island chickens and goats nearby which create a wonderful ambiance), off the main road (little to no traffic noise), just a short walk down to the beach to some of what was our favorite snorkeling place (out from Palm Grove) and is wonderful in so many ways. It is easy to find, although we did rent a car which was very useful. The house was clean and beautiful with a wonderful pool and outdoor spaces. The kitchen was also beautiful and the BBQ was great to have, so we were able to cook and enjoy some wonderful meals. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the house. It helped make our trip to Rarotonga a perfect vacation.

    Stephen Hannah2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Wow, what can I say.....Surf Mist is a Rarotonga gem. The hosts are wonderful, the location perfect in all aspects and the experience divine. Thank you Leilani and thank you to your folks who were lovely too, we will be back next year and will be staying longer!

    Alisa2019-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • Leilani’s place is amazing. My friend and I didn’t expect this to be such a great find. She is a spectacular host with her great tips and thoughtful responses. My friend wanted to workout and she gave us the address of the closest gym and sent us pictures of what it looks like. The house has great amenities. I am vegetarian and having a fully furnished kitchen was awesome. I was able to cook my meals whenever i needed to. The house is located very close to a grocery store and if you are interested in cooking or trying some local food, it’s a 3 min walk from Leilani’s place. Of course, the beach is again a 2-3 min walk from Leilani’s place. It’s as beautiful as you see in the pictures of Cook Islands. We rented a car that allowed us to go around town with ease. With her great tips we were able to experience Rarotonga to the fullest! Thank you Leilani!!

    Gayathri2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Surf Mist is even more beautiful than the photos online (if you can imagine). Leilani was very accommodating and responsive. There were many little touches throughout the house that were so very thoughtful. The layout of the home is perfect just as the location of the home. Very clean. Pure bliss!

    Sara2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Leilani and her family are incredible hosts and their home is divine Xxx Thank you for allowing us to live in your space - so comfortable, so well appointed- our home away from home xx

    Janelle2019-07-11T00:00:00Z
  • This villa is perfect. Don’t hesitate to rent it. It is big, there is a lot of natural light coming from the huge sliding doors on both side of the villa. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds are confortable, the house is clean and is very well located ( beach, supermarket, restaurants etc.). The outdooring is exceptional: the pool, the flowers, the two terraces are really a plus. Also Leilani is a very good host and was quick to answer our questions.

    Christiane2019-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Beach Vibe Executive House is a stunning modern large two bedroom home right on the beach with breath taking views from every room. Located in a quiet district ideal for swimming, snorkelling, relaxing and beach walks. The house is equipped with everything you need for an unforgettable vacation.
    -Large Master bedroom with stunning views of lagoon from super king bed or lounge area. Stunning ensuite with double vanity. -Open plan lounge with very comfortable leather couches and 60 inch TV -Fully equipped kitchen with ice and water dispenser. Nespresso coffee machine. -Large wrap around patio with spa pool, sun loungers, bean bags and outdoor table and chairs -Stand up paddle boards, kayaks, snorkelling equipment are all provided free of charge -Second bedroom with own bathroom (please note when booking for a couple the second bedroom and bathroom is not available for your use its only for 3 plus people to use however for an extra fee of $100 per night we will allow use of it)
    We are not far from The Fruits of Rarotonga which is a protected part of the lagoon which is fantastic for snorkelling. We are 1km from the entrance to Wigmores Waterfall which you can walk or drive to. We are also close to some fabulous restaurants and cafes.
  • Everything is as pictures and profile states, Beach here better than most in Rarotonga, Quiet, great coffee shop and supermarket up the road.

    Brooke Sean2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • For us it was one of the most beautiful Airbnb we have ever had. Right on the beautiful white sandy beach, with terrace and jacuzzi and plenty of space. A large kitchen with all the trimmings invites you to cook. It has kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling equipment and bicycles for free use and even Dvs. There is also a washing machine with detergent in the house. From the bedroom you have the most beautiful view of the sea. All in all a luxury house that leaves nothing to be desired. We would come back in a heartbeat.

    Monika2019-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great house on a beautiful part of the island

    Murray2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing space to relax and unwind. Thoroughly recommend it.

    Nicki2019-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • This place is perfect! As a group of 4 there were so many spaces inside and out where you could chill out as a group and individually. The design of the space is beautiful , just outstanding really. Everything you need is provided from beach towels to a generous breakfast to water toys and incredibly comfortable beds and lounge. I cannot impress on anyone how this place is perfect and far exceeds any expectations- and I had high expectations! Communication with the host and the manager was excellent- with the manager calling just to check in and see if we required anything further. I was so impressed with the accomodation that I plan to return. You will not be disappointed in any way. Enjoy!!!

    Karen2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • As much as we would have loved to just stay at our house all day, travelling and exploring the island is highly recommended. The locals are gracious and humble, and always happy to help. Coming home at the end of each adventurous day to such luxury was our reward.

    Stephanie2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • I can’t say enough about this place! This house is gorgeous and sits on a beautiful lagoon. My husband and I spend part of our honeymoon here and loved every minute of it. The house is equipped with everything you need for a great holiday. We really enjoyed having the paddle boards and kayaks to utilize. We had some of the best snorkeling we experienced right outside the house, so nice to have all the equipment on site. The hot tub is also very nice for the quiet nights in! Jeff and Kelly both arrived to greet us and and showed us the lovely house and helped us settle in! Such kind people. We hope to return one day soon!

    Taylor2019-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • This is an absolutely perfect beachfront villa. The villa is located right on the beach in one of the best beachfront locations in Rarotonga. The villa is modern, beautifully furnished and has all the toys you need for a relaxing tropical holiday. The hosts provided a welcome pack which was very much appreciated. Our expectations were exceeded. The photos perfectly depict what you can expect. The Villa is new, spacious and spotlessly clean. The property is located on a nice sandy part of the reef which allows for great swimming and snorkelling. The outside deck and spa overlook the beach and reef. Villa is located within walking distance to some good restaurants and a small grocery store (for those essential items). There is a bus stop at your front door which takes you around the island; and there are also 2 bicycles which you can use to explore. We highly recommend “Beach Vibe” and hope to come back with family and friends. An perfect relaxing tropical holiday.

    David2019-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    Walking distance to the Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa and Lagoon Breeze Villas, restaurants, bars, superette and Dive Centre. 250 metres walk from the best snorkelling beach on the island. We also have a one bedroom unit next door (listed under Paradise Escape Unit 1) if you need to accommodate additional guests.
  • Lynette and Grant are the best hosts you could ask for. We loved our few days at Paradise Escape and can highly recommend it as a super-affordable pad in an outstanding location. A very short walk from the best beach on the island, and with a range of masks and fins available, you’ll be able to spend your days snorkeling in the marine reserve, before heading along to one of the nearby resorts/restaurants for happy hour. Lynette and Grant are on hand for anything you might need, and lovely pets Idaho and Big Eyes offer snuggles whenever they’re wanted. If you’re after a lovely spot for enjoying Raro’s beautiful lagoon, without the hefty resort price tag, this place is for you. Meitaki Ma’ata, Lynette and Grant! :)

    Mo And Sarah2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Lynette and Grant and simply wonderful hosts! The location is fantastic, clean and inviting accommodation. Cannot wait to return!

    Scott2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place to stay. Good sized room and great location. Bus stop right across the street

    Paul2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean flat. And all I needed and more I had. Snorkeling stuff was included, which is awesome, cause going snorkeling at the beach close to the flat is a must do! I really enjoyed the stay!

    Egbert2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Lynette and Grant are by far the most wonderful hosts I’ve met since traveling using Airbnb. I’d write more but my cell service is horrible now.

    Trudy2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Loved quiet beach down the road and amazing snorkeling experience there which is unbeatable on the island. Heartwarming communication with hosts and neighbor guests became unforgettable memory for me traveling alone. Beautiful room, clean and so cozy with everything you needed, ie., More than enough towels, water refills whenever you ask. Would definitely come back to see Lynette and Grant! I am traveling alone from Japan. Because I like snorkeling, the location was one choice of Aroa Beach. We were at a loss with the resort hotel, but here we hit the jackpot! The rooms are large and have enough towels and other equipment. The host couple and the American couple who stayed in the next room for a long time were really kind, and it was a first time in a country but a memorable and enjoyable trip. Japanese people who can speak a little English, please stay by all means. I think it will be a special trip.

    Rie2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Was a fabulous stay, hosts very helpful and friendly. Location wonderful, close walk to the best beach !

    Irene2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place is truly magical. It has everything you can ask for - a private unit with all the necessities to make your stay comfortable and at peace. Lynette and Grant are extremely friendly and engaging if at any given time you need some local tips and suggestions, they are always around and accommodating. My love for animals was greeted by two lovely furry babies which I truly enjoyed during my stay.. Their house is located just few minutes from the best beach in Raro and all the surrounding sightseeing spots are not too far either. During my stay I had a pleasure to cycle the island which enabled me to stop anywhere on the road so I would highly reccomend renting a bike or simply take a long walk on the beach..Stunningly beautiful and scenic place to be.

    Anniki2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    CK, Cook Islands

    ABV Beach Cottage is a spacious one bedroom open-plan cottage on the beach side in Vaimaanga, just behind a beachfront villa and right across the road from a 24-hour supermarket.
    Only 30 meters to the stunning Vaimaanga lagoon this affordable cottage is perfect for a budget-friendly stay in Paradise. ABV Beach Cottage is a spacious one bedroom open-plan cottage located to the rear of a beachfront villa. Surrounded by manicured gardens and screened for privacy, enjoy snorkeling and swimming practically on your doorstep. With beach access through the next door resort, handily located near a 24-hour supermarket, takeaways, two restaurants, a cafe, and a DVD store this location can't be beaten. ABV Beach Cottage is located just behind the three bedroom Absolute Beachfront Villa – rent both to sleep up to 9 guests in comfort.
    Affordable beachside accommodation Great lagoon for swimming and snorkeling Walk to cafes, stores and restaurants
  • We really enjoyed our time in the cottage. It is quite spacious and super close to the beautiful beach. The 24hour shop just opposite is very convenient and I loved the authentic decoration in the cottage. Liv is an extremly helpful and welcoming host and made everything to ensure we can enjoy our stay - thank you!

    Nora2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay with everything we needed, even beach towels, fans were great because it was so hot and kept mozzies away at night. Loved that we still had beach access just next door. Could cook with everything we had in the kitchen as well and full sized fridge!

    Ameliaranne2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Vaimaanga Tapere, Cook Islands

    3 Villas right on the beachfront on the south side of Rarotonga.Sandy beach at your doorstep is private where you are indulged with panoramic views along the coastline. Each villa is fitted with a king bed, lounge, TV, iPod dock and kitchen.
    Very private area and beautiful beach walks where you can walk for miles…..or just relax and indulge on the beach!
    Beautiful surroundings, and your own private beach. Supermarket, cafes and restaurants located nearby, and perfect place from which to explore Rarotonga.
  • The villas are a very comfortable, quiet place to stay near beautiful Titkaveka and desirable Muri lagoon. We loved having our own porch to enjoy the island breezes and see the beautiful water and beach. Note that you can't swim immediately in front of the villa and must walk a little bit down the beach. The area feels very private but not isolated. Bev, the caretaker, was a big help and very kind. Location is ideal - within walking distance of grocery store Wegmore's and a short bus ride away from Muri. We really loved the thoughtful touches like bananas and papaya, and juice, milk and water in the fridge.

    Tracy2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing villa... This is the villa you picture in your head when thinking about an island Paradise, complete with hammock. It had everything we needed and we'd happily stay again.

    Katherine2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice accommodations, beach was awesome for walks and snorkeling. Host was helpful with getting us settled in.

    Hal2019-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and location right on the beach - we went on a turtle tour of the beach with the Turtle Man (you can see him at the Muri night markets) and would highly recommend even for those not confident in the water

    Cheryll2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • The Beach Villas are restful, beautiful and tropical. Very clean and well resourced and the location is handy to lots of interesting and fun activities. Be prepared to feel relaxed.

    Shona2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • We loved everything and it is an amazing place to stay. The location is amazing and we could swim with turtles right in front of the spot! Would definitely recommend to anyone who likes privacy as well.

    Hugo2019-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • At Te Ava Villas, one can expect to find privacy and tranquility, amidst beautiful tropical gardens, overlooking the beach and reef. Our villa was spacious and most comfortable, with authentic furnishings and beautiful decor. The bed linen was luxurious and we slept well, with the soothing sound of waves breaking on the reef in the lagoon. The standard of hospitality is very high at Maria’s place, with a warm welcome, supply of fresh fruit and willingness to answer any request for assistance and provide local travel tips. The location was excellent, being handy to great eating, snorkelling and swimming spots, not far from the villa. Most highly recommended and we will definitely return to Te Ava Villas.

    Mary2019-07-13T00:00:00Z
  • Everything that it says it is and more!!! Gorgeous setting and so quite...

    Greg2019-06-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Quiet area with mountain view, close to Aroa Beach and the Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. Unit has kitchen, TV and Radio. Located nearby is Car Rental Company, Dive Centre for Scuba Diving, and a Café.
  • Awesome location on the island, beautiful mountain views. Very charming and clean with everything we needed!

    Whitney2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Aroa unit! We loved being so close to the beach and the hospitality from Oki was amazing - big thank you for setting up our special check in

    Kris2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • Cosy little unit, spotlessly clean and we were looked after very well

    Lesley2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Donald's place is fantastic. Everything you need for a stay in paradise! It's a perfect location, less than 2mins walk from the beach where you can snorkel to your hearts content. Oki came and cleaned for us everyday, and left the room sparkling! What a treat! The only downside about our whole trip was the roosters - which wasn't even a big deal, and something out of anyone's control. Just take come ear plugs, and you're all set for a fantastic relaxing holiday :) Kia orana!

    Rhiannon2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great, clean, tidy place to stay. Oki is a great host!

    Pamela2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • My partner and I stayed at Donald's unit for almost a week and absolutely loved every second. We could not have picked a better location - the beautiful Aroa Beach at the end of the road was a highlight of our trip (amazing snorkeling!), and a short walk to local shops and amenities. The unit itself was nicely furnished and tidy, and we were paid many visits by "Nikki" the cat, one of the friendliest fur friends you will ever meet. The hosts went the extra mile, even giving us fresh local fruit and tidying our room. We could not recommend this unit highly enough. We hope to be back soon!

    Keelin2019-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fabulous spot to stay. The lagoon is only 100m away, with brilliant snorkeling. There are two cafes (Beluga and CocoLatte) within a leisurely 10min bike ride. Both do amazing breakfast/brunches. Oki is a lovely lady and often checked in to make sure I had everything I needed, and to provide fresh fruit and water. She kept the place clean and tidy with her daily service. I highly recommend a stay here, and I've been telling my friends and family all about it.

    Marie2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • We were absolutely pleased during our stay. The place is very well located (less than a block of a great beach) with many services within walkable distance. The little unit is a charmer, has everything you need and more, the hosts go far beyond of what you would except to make you feel at home while respecting your privacy. We will definitely come back!

    Macarena2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arorangi District, Cook Islands

    Beautiful Villa, Luxurious furnishings, Private Beach, perfect for your holiday! Beachfront villa, king size bed, TV, stereo and iPod dock, kitchen, bbq etc
    Very private area and beautiful beach walks where you can walk for miles…..or just relax and indulge on the beach!
    eautiful surroundings, and your own private beach. Supermarket, cafes and restaurants located nearby, and perfect place from which to explore Rarotonga.
  • I highly recommend this place. The host was very responsive to our questions before arrival and the amenities were great. The clothes washer was a life saver and the view was beautiful, but also offered privacy, something that I find is rare for places on the water. Truly a gem!

    Raelyn2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful quiet place helping me enjoy a spontaneous trip to the island!

    Sudheer2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and tranquil space with an amazing view of the ocean and garden. The villa and surroundings are well looked after, nice and clean and had everything we needed. Kayak available, outdoor shower to rinse off, sun loungers and a hammock to relax on. Things to note; wifi is not free, have to purchase a $50 voucher with 3 gigs from blue sky. Couldn’t connect laptop. There are 3 villas with a shared space of the front garden. Overall, an amazing stay.

    Nalini2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • I highly recommend this ideally situated villa for those who desire a lovingly maintained paradisal setting, right on a breathtaking white-sand beach. The diving right in front of property is some of the best on the island. The garden is amazing and the amenities are excellent .

    Riz2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Te Ava is a dream. We stayed in three different Airbnbs during our two weeks in Rarotonga and Te Ava was our favorite. It's right on the beach, but the garden hedge provides great privacy. We went on beach walks every day. It's spacious with high ceilings, comfortable bed and great hang out spaces in and out. Nearby Wigmore's is great for groceries, drinking water and prepared foods, and go across the street from Wigmore's to Coco Latte for nu (drinking coconuts) and coffee. Activities-wise, definitely walk out to the reef with Kura, you can find her by searching AriiMoana Walkabouts on instagram or Facebook to book a walk. Also, Turtleman (find him at Muri Night Market) or Ariki Adventures will take you down the passage, right down the beach, to see the bat rays and sea turtles. We are already dreaming of going back to Te Ava someday.

    Ellie2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Te Ava was great. The bungalow is 10 metres from the beach. Maria was very helpful before and during our stay. Te Ava is 3 separate bungalows about 10 metres apart, right by the beach. Despite proximity to the other bungalows there is a real sense of privacy and tranquility. AJs taxis picked us up from the Airport, and returned us there a few days later for $20 per person, per one way, ie $80 return for 2 people. Te Ava is 1km from Wigmore’s superstore (small supermarket) and Vaima’s - a decent enough restaurant - with tables right on the beach.

    Steve2019-07-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot, only three villas share the lawn/yard space and the beach is right out front. Recommend having your own transport though to get to cafes and other beaches, bit far to walk carrying beach bag, snorkel gear etc. Very quiet just the sounds of the oceans waves, extremely peaceful and very clean and tidy. Lovely spot!

    Susan2019-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect stay - clean, convenient location to Muri night-market, host Bev very welcoming, lovely grassed area with beach chairs, very relaxing to watch the sunset on the balcony, great self catering with a bbq.

    Sylvia2018-10-11T00:00:00Z
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    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Laid back house designed to relax with self catering amenities
    Takeaway food available across the road and a 24 hour shop 800 m away
  • Beautiful location. Helpful host. Perfect family holiday

    Andrew2019-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • Loved our stay here! It was great value for money, awesome location right by the beach, and perfect for groups wanting their own space. Ian was easy to deal with and happily arranged for our inconvenient check in time (2am!).

    Rebecca2019-06-15T00:00:00Z
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    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    raro beach bach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    Mata Manea is a modern, spacious open-plan living holiday home, large deck. Vaimaanga Titikaveka Rarotonga. 5 km from the best beaches on the island Rural setting, mountain views. Peaceful tranquil Secluded beach 2 minute walk across road Fully equipped kitchen dining area. Linen & BBQ are provided Wifi hotspot, data packages to purchase Rarotonga International Airport, 12 km away. 3 minute drive to local supermarket Great choice swimming, snorkeling, beach, bush walks
  • Hands down the greatest air bnb i have stayed at. Clean, great location, lovely surroundings and beautiful house. Had everything we needed. Will definitely be staying here again.

    Mat2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Loved the place. Definitely a must stay when in Raro

    Ruby2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Modern spacious home with fabulous mountain views. We loved our stay here, with a quick stroll down to the water and short drive to some great swimmable beaches. Highly recommend!

    Kim2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Tania and Johnny offer you a remarkably beautiful and very spacious apartment close to the beach with a breathtaking view on the rainforest and the mountains. The apartment is clean, very well-furnished and modern. There are two separate bedrooms, and even two separate fully equipped bathrooms. Tania and Johnny offer you a booklet with great tips for various attractions and procedures on the island and with the family photos included you‘ll feel at home there right away. The garden has a huge lawn to play on and the terrace is also spacious with a big table at which we spent hours just listening to the birds or watching an awesome night sky with millions of stars. We enjoyed our time there a lot and can highly recommend a stay at Tania’s and Johnny’s beautiful apartment.

    Sven2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • Mata Manea is a fantastic home when travelling with the family. It is spacious, has a fully functional kitchen, washing machine and a fabulous big deck. The location is good, but you need to have a car. The beach across the road is nice to wander around and look at shells but I wouldn’t swim there, however the nicest beach on the island is a short drive away. Tania the owner was fantastic with her communication and provided great directions and recommendations on where to go. The manager Bianca was also lovely and phoned to check we were all ok when we arrived. Would recommend!

    Elissa2019-04-11T00:00:00Z
  • Tania’s place was just what we expected. It was clean, bright and private. We loved the doors that open right to a view of the jungle and mountains, or to walk out on the deck and look at the beautiful night sky. Our trip was amazing and we would stay again. We did not come as prepared for the undeveloped nature of the island as we would have liked, so make sure you do your research and planning before your trip.

    Lance & Chrissy2018-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Mata Manea is tricky to find if you don’t know the island well, especially at night but Tania does offer an escort to the house. Bianca, Tania’s sister and house manager while they family are away, is always available via phonecall or text and both are lovely to deal with. The place is in great proximity to Wigmore’s (24hr gas and food store), great beaches and restaurants. The house itself is clean, spacious and well equipped. Mata manea boasts a large backyard with roaming chickens and beautiful gardenia plants. It is located down a shared driveway so in the mornings and late afternoon, you may hear vehicles and tractors going past the home to the plantation at the end however they are not bothersome or nosey. Mata Manea is a perfect place for a family or small group who’d rather their own space than the bustle of resorts. Will definitely be returning soon!

    Rachael2018-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay. Tania very helpful and found Mata Manea to be just as we expected. Awesome Thank you!

    Sally2018-07-21T00:00:00Z
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    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Ann’s Island Beach Studio offers you your own private piece of paradise. With direct access to your own beachfront, this fully self-contained sanctuary is the perfect getaway. Framed by coconut palms over-looking the gorgeous lagoon and white sandy beach, the studio has been thoughtfully decorated and equipped to ensure your stay is relaxing and stress free. Ann’s Island Beach Studio will surprise and delight. Our guests are constantly telling us their experience was beyond their expectations.
    You can’t get any closer to the beach as you wake up to breath-taking views from your bed. Generously-furnished to allow many options to relax and soak up the view, you can lounge on the deck with a book or step out to the table and chairs under the trees with a drink. Our guests enjoy the BBQ; fully equipped kitchen; full sized fridge/freezer; comfortable bed; sun loungers; tasteful furnishings, great indoor and outdoor shower to wash off after a day at the beach. In the evenings, outdoor garden lighting brings the view of the beach and coconut trees alive as you sit back to watch the most beautiful sunsets.
    Located in Vaimaanga, on the southern side of the island, you will find the most spectacular snorkeling, walks on the beach and sunsets. Across the road from one of the island’s best stocked convenience stores, you will find everything you need from cool drinks, ice-creams, fresh fruit and vegies to fish. There is also a burger/fish & chip shop, a café and two popular restaurants within walking distance. Also across the road is a bus stop to take you into town and around the island and a car/bike rental service.
  • Outstanding place just steps from the water. Had a trip of a lifetime by being able to book this location.

    Bridget2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Anns Beach Studio is directly on a wonderful, long and quiet beach. Have long beach walks in the morning, paddle over the corals in the Kajak of your beachhouse or swim in the crystal clear water with colourful fishes and watch terrific sunsets in the evening. The place is stunning. The studio has everything you need for a beach holiday. A. supermarket, Coffee shop and food stall is just behind Anns house at the street. Vaima, a nice restaurant, a short beach walk away. Liz was very helpful and always available, thank you Liz. Hope one day to return to Rarotonga, we miss it already.

    Marion2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Clean Tidy and a very relaxing place to stay would stay again without hesitation

    Rod2019-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great little self catering studio right on the beach. Beautiful views over the lagoon. Spotless. Suitable for a couple. Great supermarket, takeaway food, coffee shop and fuel across the road. Cook island bus service at the end of the driveway. Walking distance to a couple of great restaurants. Small TV with one channel however there is a DVD player and an excellent selection of DVDs supplied.

    Kathy2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • We had a really great stay! The view from the appartment is stunning. We will come back for sure :-)

    Ramona2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Small haven of peace in a beautiful setting. The studio is perfectly equipped. Located opposite a bus stop and a small supermarket. The hosts are very attentive and responsive.

    Corine2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place to unwind!

    Ann2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • Would definitely go back to this special part of the world. The accomodation fantastic, couldn't fault it. location perfect, Two things we would recommend you do in Rarotonga are visit Aitutaki and The progressive dinner evening😊

    Jackie And Roger2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
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    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Teres Residence is a recently built large spacious 4 bedroom home just 200 meters from one of the best beaches on Rarotonga, great for Snorkeling and swimming. The House is great for entertaining with two decks both catching the morning and evening sun. With an extra TV Room/bunk room this house is great if you are travelling with children or large groups. It is within walking distance to the New Moana Restaurant and Little Polynesian Restaurant.
    The house had four bedrooms, two bathrooms, 2 x queen beds, 1 x king bed where the ensuite consists of a private outdoor shower and a bunk/tv room great for the kids.
  • Awesome place beautifully decorated and clean. Lovely hosts. Handy location. Great amenities

    Rosie2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • We recently stayed at Teres Residence and would definitely recommend staying here. A beautiful home and in very close walking distance to the beach. Jenna and George were always easy to get in touch with when we needed and were always happy to assist.

    Louise2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Jenna and George's residence is a wonderful place, we absolutely loved our stay! The house is huge, lots of space for everyone. Stylish kitchen and great dining area. Spacious rooms with comfy beds and the outdoor shower was brilliant! The location is perfect, only a short walk to a lovely beach, great for snorkelling. There is even a kayak provided which was a great fun for the kids. Jenna and George were fantastic hosts, very helpful and responsive. We highly recommend this place, it was one of the best AirBnB we have stayed in.

    Jitka & Michael2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • A spacious, new and well appointed house near the beach. Highly recommended for a family vacation.

    andrew2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Omg we loved our stay thank you so much !!! It was beautiful inside and out and the perfect spot 👌🏻👌🏻 The house was beautiful and clean and, thank you for all the little thoughtful touches, we really did appreciate our stay and will definitely be recommending this house on to our family and friends. We can’t wait to come back

    Jane2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house with all the amenities you would need. Short walk to the lagoon , which is the best location on the island for kayaking and snorkeling. Jeanna & George provide all the snorkeling gear and kayak which is a plus and everyone enjoyed. Extremely comfortable beds and open layout enough room for our family of 6. detail we really, really enjoyed were; outdoor grill, the two outdoor showers, giant decks and open doors, it really was amazing. (bring your own coffee for the french press if you're coffee snobs like us) we did and it was perfect! Would highly recommend and would definitely return.

    Sonia2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic house, clean, bright and sunny, big open plan living areas. We are a family of 4 who came with my parents and the house worked great. Huge fan of the outdoor showers! Thanks Jenna & George!

    Cristina2019-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • We were a group of three mature couples and we absolutely enjoyed how spacious the house was, especially when we had one day of torrential rain. The house is well appointed and the kitchen has all of the amenities necessary for cooking. The beds are very comfortable and the place was spotless. The location is good...just down the street from a beautiful spot for swimming and for catching breath taking sunsets. It is a bit out of the way in terms of accessing restaurants. You will need transportation otherwise it's quite a lot of walking on the road. There is a concrete block wall in front of the house which is unfortunately the view from the lounge, but perhaps something is going up there soon? This didn't really affect our stay but it's worth noting. The local dogs are super friendly. :-) We're definitely keen to return to Jenna and George's place and can highly recommend it.

    Karen & Sebastien2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

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    4

    Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    As close as it gets to the beach & lagoon & great value for money ! This popular holiday villa has its own separate kitchen, bathroom and a large elevated deck facing the gorgeous crystal clear lagoon. Sit back and gaze away at the ever changing lagoon and beach This is a free standing beach front holiday villa, privacy + beach front = TICK Amazing swimming & snorkeling PLUS kayaks = TICK. With 100% positive reviews & great hosts be sure to make this your accommodation choice!
    To be honest - the WOW factor is when you walk on to the deck and realize you are 'hanging' over the beach - as close as you can get! The crystal blue lagoon is right there in front of you ! Grab a kayak and hit the lagoon or take a snorkel and mask and explore the warm waters in the lagoon. All our guests leave amazing reviews - go read for yourself. Pleasantly appointed interior, high ceiling with ceiling fan. King bed of course, full kitchen for cooking, fridge freezer, microwave and all the items needed to cook some fresh tuna or whip up a salad. Ensuite with washing machine. TV, DVD player, phone. Cool and comfortable indoors for afternoon naps and at night. Screened sliding door to the deck, all windows are screened. Large covered deck space for watching the breakers on the reef. Spot the fish in the lagoon on a clear sunny day.
    Easy 2 minute walk to Wigmores Super Store for all your grocery and food requirements. Takeaways available next door to Wigmores. Cocolatte Café is across the road from Wigmore's and just at the end of your driveway is a DVD store. Right next door to Vaka Beach is the famous Vaima Restaurant. Excellent beachside dining.
  • If you are looking for your own piece of paradise this is it . Located right on the beach you simply cannot get a better location . You have use of snorkels , kayaks, reef shoes etc and there is a great restaurant just next door . Definitely one if air Bnb’s little gems . Thank you Adam & Sarah !

    Caroline2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 6 nights at Vaka Villa #2, for a self-catered low-key “live like a local”-type holiday. Vaka Villa 2 is nothing short of perfect. The villa is one of three rentals on the property. It’s a pretty decent sized fully self-contained studio-style place with a generous deck (pictures don’t do it justice!) that looks out onto a sandy beach and the lagoon. The kitchen is big enough and sufficiently kitted out to prepare a good meal. We also made good us of the little gas BBQ. In a pinch it’s a suitable substitute for not having an oven. The bathroom is serviceable. It was clean and tidy when we arrived, and there were a few complementary few food items and hot drinks when we arrived which was much appreciated. Hot water is solar heated, but there’s a booster for overcast days. When booking we were worried about the lack of air-conditioning, but the ceiling fan did a good enough job of keeping us cool during the night once we’d acclimatised (with the added advantage that we could leave the sliding door open and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean!). All doors and windows have mosquito nets. After calling us on the phone to check we’d arrived safely on the first day, the hosts gave us complete privacy. The villa is also quite private in general, with only Villa #1 having any view if they walk to the end of their deck (there are no windows in Villa #1 that look across into Villa #2). By far the best part of Vaka Villa is the beach! It can’t be stated enough how wonderful it is to be right there on the lagoon. No fence, no road, just down the steps and right onto the beach. You’d have to pay top dollar for this kind of beach access at a resort and it would be crawling with other tourists (check out Muri beach for a taste of this). The lagoon upon which it is situated is good for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. This is not the case for all beach-front property on Rarotonga. It’s about 500m to the breakwater, and situated between two passages, which means it’s sandy and safe, but there’s still plenty of reef teaming with fish. There are three kayaks, and an assortment of reef shoes and snorkeling gear available for use. We found the location ideal. It might seem a bit remote as it’s equidistant from the most popular tourist locations of Avarua (the main township) and Muri, but this comes with the benefit of being quieter. It’s about a 5-10 minute walk from Wigmore’s Superstore, a large convenience store that stocks a good cross section of groceries, including some fresh fruit and vegetables. There’s also a selection of lunch meals and baking made fresh daily. It’s open quite late (it might even be 24-hours, not sure). There’s a chips and burger-style takeaway and a cafe nearby that does a reasonable coffee. Immediately next door to the Villa is Vaima Restaurant, which has beach front seating and opens for lunch, dinner, drinks, and does takeaway pizza. We didn’t go, but it seems nice. On the other side is a DVD rental shop, although if you’re sitting in your villa on a pacific island beach watching DVDs, you’re doing it wrong! The Villa does have a TV and DVD player, but you won’t even bother to turn it on. Since the entire circumference of the island is only 32km, nothing is far away if you hire some motor transport. We hired bikes from and found we could get around the island in about 3 hours. It’s close to the southern trailhead of the cross-island hike and Wigmore’s waterfall. The bus is hourly during the day. Pro-tip: if you’re arriving by air, the anti-clockwise bus pulls up right outside the terminal and takes about 20-25 minutes for a mere $5pp + $2/bag. This is a fraction the price of a taxi. They might try to send you across the road to wait for the clockwise bus. Don’t let them! Even better, get a 10-trip for $30, and it’s $3pp to any place on the island! Thank you to Adam and Sarah for the wonderful place at a good standard and decent rate!

    Dj2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great location right on the beach. Joanne and Adam were so kind, helpful and informative both before and during our stay, and they also helped arranged airport transfer. There is a supermarket and take-away place just a few minutes walk away, and also a beach restaurant just next door. The local bus is running every hour, so it is easy to get around on the island. Can highly recommend.

    Julie2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation is fantastic! Everything was sparkling clean, the kitchen is well equipped and has all the utensils you need to cook. What I found especially nice: In the fridge was a bit of fruit, bread, butter, milk and jam as a welcome gift :) The bungalow has a beautiful terrace with very comfortable beach chairs. There is also a washing machine that works perfectly. The location is great! Supermarket (with delicious cheap take aways and sweets) is 5 minutes walk away. The beach is beautiful. In the sea you can bath wonderfully at high tide, at low tide also possible only a bit flatter. We had the beach in our time almost alone. The beds are a bit soft, but I could still sleep well. From Vaima restaurant next door (delicious) you hear nothing. Every evening we could watch the sunset and sit comfortably on the porch. Best to explore the beautiful island of Rarotonga rent a scooter (polynesia rental, $ 17 a day if more than 4 days is rented) then you can quickly get to the Muri Night Market :)

    Manuela2019-11-19T00:00:00Z
  • This villa is just perfect :) we will come back for sure :)

    Léa2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Tranquil paradise in possibly the best location on the Island. Adam and Sarah made our break away easy, simple and welcoming.

    Phillipa2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful stay, beautiful location, helpful hosts! Would definitely stay again

    Helen2019-10-16T00:00:00Z
  • This place is just awesome- it has absolutely everything one nights want or need or wish for: kayaks, washing machine, excellent kitchen equipment, great location - absolut beachfront, shops& restaurants close by, it has style, privacy and on top of that- all of it in paradise. The owners are sweet people, absolutely reliable and just really, really nice. If this were any close to Europe, I’d come every year!

    Carolin2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
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    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Nestled in Nature is a Modern self-catering 2 bedroom brick house, located in Vaimaanga on the beautiful southside of Rarotonga. Papa Mauri is a humble, hardworking, kind and caring Cook Islander with a good sense of humor. He was born in Avatui, Nikao Village in Rarotonga and raised by his grandparents. Papa Mauri owns the land which was inherited from his ancestors on his fathers side and has now fulfilled his dream to build a house on it for his family and guests to enjoy.
    Surrounded by lush tropical trees and tropical fruits. You are welcome to help yourself to tropical fruits that are in season such as mangoes, coconuts, avocado, starfruit, pawpaw and bananas. It has insect screens on all windows, doors, security lights, decking, TV, phone, wifi hotspot (meaning you have access to the internet, however you need a prepaid wifi voucher to log into it (This can be purchased from Palm Grove's office), fans, washing machine, iron, hot water, shower, towels, linen, 2 queen bed, a sofa bed, blender, toaster, jug, utensils, plates, bowels, cups, pots and pans, gas cook top oven, range, microwave, fridge/freezer. It is suitable for couples, solo adventurers, small families, business travellers, writers, artists and professionals. Only a few minutes walk to the best white sandy beach on the island. Enjoy snorkelling in the crystal turquoise water, lax out with a good book or take a nice long stroll along the beach and watch the sunset. We are close to Wigmores superstore, Coco latte cafe, The yellow hibiscus and Vaimas restaurant and bar.
    A 5-10 min walk to Vaimaanga Beach, The Yellow Hibiscus Restaurant at Palm Grove, Bus stop, Wigmores superstore, Foodbox, Coco Latte & Vaimas Restaurant.
  • We absolutely loved the location, hidden away inland, surrounded by nature, short walk to the beach and not far from local supermarket. Papa Mauri’s house is specious, clean and well equipped. We enjoyed eating out on patio everyday despite constant mozzie attacks. Glad there was a washing machine we could use in the house. Marlene, our host, was fabulous. Lent us her snorkeling gear and took us around the island in her car when we arrived. She is lovely and very helpful. We truly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back next year. Meitaki M+C+K

    Martina2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely cottage with everything we needed. A nice little walk to the most beautiful beach on the island. We enjoyed the delicious fresh fruit from Papa Mauri & the true Cook Island hospitality. Meitaki maata e Papa!

    Debra2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful spacious cottage in a great, quiet location of the island. Lovely snorkelling spots, Wigmores Super Store and restaurants are easily accessible from the house. Beautifully maintained garden and lovely surrounds, very peaceful and quiet. Beautiful covered deck where you can enjoy your meals or sundowners. Loved the fresh fruit that Papa Mauri provided from the garden. Cottage has a full kitchen with everything you need to prepare your own meals, and a washing machine which is very handy for longer stays. We made our own brunches every day in the kitchen. TV was very good quality with great reception, we also watched a lot of DVDs that were provided. We had a lovely stay and would be back in a heartbeat.

    Althea2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Back off the main road so no traffic noise. Place was well equipped with everything we needed. Comfortable beds. Nice & close to the local supermarket and one of the best beaches on the Island. Plus the Shipwreck Bar and Castaways for sunset drinks - and time for kids to have more fun on the beach. Would definitely come back again! Thanks for having us :-)

    Kirsty2019-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay at Papa Mauris place, we got the full on country stay in Rarotonga, we felt like one of the locals! Great location and easy walking distance to beautiful beaches, we could have even stayed there without a vehicle! Nice private home with everything we needed for a weeks stay, and even super market up the road with great ice cream!! This is ideal for two couples, a family or even one couple. Great hosts that kept us informed all the way. Thanks to Shelley for our stay.

    Katheryn2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage is like home away from home with everything you might need including a washing machine. Good for two couples or a family. Fly screens on all windows. You’re up a side road elevated from the coast with trees around you so no distant view... but 5 minutes walk tot a lovely quiet beach. Bring your reef shoes as the beach is scattered in coral in parts. You can snorkel at this beach too. Faces south which is fine as you still get plenty of sun and it’s warm! Wigmores store is 10 minutes walk and has groceries and fresh fruit and vegies..... even some organic/ health items. Bring your ponchos as it could easily rain....they’re better than rain coat as they cover the day pack and are light and less bulky. We hired a scooter which gave us access to the whole island and freedom to do things. Drive on the back roads and you’ll enjoy more local life and view horticulture. I recommend the across island hike. We did it with a guide (Bruce) who is Pa,s nephew and has taken over the walk from Pa....find the brochure about the medicinal plants workshop and island walk with Pa. Bruce was excellent. $70 a head and worth it as that includes pick up, drop off and lunch and he is knowledgeable. The local beer is good with two breweries and they both have tours which are worth doing. Trader Jacks in town for lunch is worth it... we recommend the sea food chowder. Church singing is spine tingling stuff if you’re into this. The Saturday markets sell yummy raw fish dish. 😊😊

    Peggyann2019-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • My family and I stayed ten days at Papa Mauri's. There is a generous spirit of hospitality which captured us on arrival and it deepened as the sun drenched days drifted by. We felt a deep connection with this place with it's backdrop of mountains and the ever- present sound of ocean beyond the reef. A ten minute wander along rural roads lined with banana, coconut trees and other tropical fruits took us to the beauty of pristine turquoise waters and white sands. We felt at home wherever we ventured in this little piece of paradise. Right from our first inquiries and confirmation Shelly was informative and reliable with information assisting us with transport and other details about our accommodation and the surrounding area. Our onshore hosts were our neighbours. Sheena, Joe and family would leave beautiful baskets of fruit and flowers - so thoughtful! We valued the opportunities to learn from them local happenings, how to open coconuts, where to eat and to our surprise develop an unexpected friendship. We learnt much from the children who shared much insight about life on the island - innocent, respectful and grateful children. The beds were comfortable and living area great for relaxing, movies and card games! The kitchen had all we needed for meals at home. The surrounding area is so quiet with no traffic passing. The roosters broke the silence at unusual hours which we loved and we also found ourselves loving the hens scratching around the trees. We smiled as we got used to the sound of coconuts falling to the soft earth. We are grateful to Papa Mauri. Felt his presence! We are also grateful to Shelly for her regular communications, Sheena, Joe and family for their hospitality. We recommend Papa Mauri's place to anyone who wants peace, quiet, relaxation, easy access to beautiful beaches, close to waterfall, bus route and helpful information about events and places to visit. We look forward to returning soon.

    Cathy2019-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Papa Mauri's with our 1 year old son and it was perfect. Great location on the South side of the island, our favourite side - quieter than Muri etc and a bit more rural feeling with beautiful fruit trees and flowers. Close to Charlie's (awesome food) and Wigmore's 24 hour supermarket. Excellent swimming and snorkelling spots nearby as well with very few people around. The accommodation was well stocked with everything we needed for our stay. We really appreciated the little touches such as milk and water in the fridge for us on arrival and fresh fruit from garden. The only thing we felt was missing was air conditioning, which would have really helped on those extra muggy days and nights, however there were plenty of fans available throughout the house. Hosts were excellent, super friendly and helpful. Overall we would highly recommend Papa Mauri's.

    Matt2019-03-21T00:00:00Z
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    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Vaima Villa is a large spacious property ideal for up to 5 guests, away from the crowds and resorts this modern Villa is just steps from the amazing beach and crystal clear lagoon that boasts some of the best Sunsets and Snorkeling on the island! Vaimaanga is becoming THE GO TO spot as beach is golden and the lagoon is deep with loads of marine life- all there for you to enjoy! The Villa has everything you need to complement your Raro holiday. Enquire now to secure your Villa in paradise !
    Our guests that stay in the Villa love the closeness to the lagoon and the huge bonus of having one of the best restaurants on the island a few steps away to enjoy cocktails, dinner or pizza on the beach with the sand between your toes. The Villa itself is self contained, private, modern and large airy and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable including a real comfy beds and plenty of room for everybody! What makes the Villa stand out is where it is situated. The sunsets are incredible and can be seen off your deck, the beach is right there with no roads to cross and is quiet with golden coral free sand and great for walks when the day is ending.
    Our guests that stay in the Villa love the closeness to the lagoon and the huge bonus of having one of the best restaurants on the island a few steps away to enjoy happy hour cocktails, dinner or pizza on the beach with the sand between your toes. The owners have created a genuine vibrant island atmosphere and you will feel part of this friendly and busy community. there is a great convenience store just two minutes walk from the Studio as well as a takeaways and a dvd shop for those nights when you just want to relax with a movie after a day in the sun! Vaimaanga is a growing community as visitors look to escape the crowds that flock to the resorts and beaches and the Villa represents great value for money compared to booking 2-3 hotel rooms - you all get to stay together. On the Southern Side of Rarotonga, Vaimaanga is generally more sheltered from the wind and enjoys spectacular sunsets which you can see for yourself from the Villa.
  • Definitely recommend. Lots of space, very well resourced, lots of extra touches. Close to awesome tours and amenities and Vaima restaurant next door. Exceptionally clean. More than exceeded our expectations.

    Paul2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • Vaima Villa is a spacious house right next to the beach (10m to the sand). The five of us had plenty of room. The house has everything you need, plus there is a mountain of snorkelling gear and 3 kayaks to use. Our hosts made us feel super welcome. A huge thanks to the owners of Vaima for the late night ride back to the airport. Vaima Villa is about 100m from Wigmore’s store (open 24/7), and a great little cafe coco latte. There is also a great restaurant super close. Overall it’s a great place to spend a week.

    Steve2019-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Tarani Beach Bunglaow comes with everything you need. Our Bungalow is absolute beachfront, just steps away from a beautiful whitesandy beach and lagoon large blue swimming area which is private and just perfect to relax in, your own private space all day long. Waiting for that sunset. Our clients love the large open deck area allows them to enjoy the outdoors living and the views. Plan a BBQ on the deck and dine in the open sea breeze every day. Or just relax and let the day pass by.
    Wigmore Supermarket is just 5 mins walk & coffee shop plus great restaurant nearby. You’ll love our home as a home away from your home, because of the large open deck space to enjoy the great views and the cool breeze. You wont need to leave our bungalow.
  • This is a choice spot! Spacious and sparkling clean! You have a view from your deck right over the lagoon and honestly I think it’s one of the best parts of the lagoon on the island! It’s also very private and pretty quiet on the beach with few tourists. Easy walking distance to the supermarket and some lovely local restaurants. I felt very safe and had the added bonus of kayaks to enjoy the lagoon on! I’ll be staying again that’s for sure!

    Sera2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Second time at Piltz place, always a lovely stay. Thank you.

    Sydney2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • What a beautiful place! the house is spacious and comfortable, the views stunning and Piltz was readily available to help us out. We'll definitely come back

    Sydney2018-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • when you go out on to the balcony you have the most beautiful view of the reef. This is really what a hoilday is all about. this is one of the most private out door decking. 9 steps to the beach !! Really comfortable outside furniture. The inside is a bit tired. comfortable bed. byo pillow. We spent 9 nights here and in the end we didn't want to go 😁😁 In general a lovely stay. We hire our car from raro cars. They were great to deal. picked up from airport and droped back to airport when we left.

    Dianne2018-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Relaxation by the bucket load!! Great fresh local food, very easy to get aground the island, and a beautiful beach at your doorstep. It really is paradise.

    Meredith2018-06-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time at Piltz's place. We were the first people from Airbnb to say there and I'm sure it will become very popular on this site. Piltz's place is right on the lagoon - the balcony is amazing. It's large and even has a daybed on it - we spent a lot of our time eating and watching the lagoon and the fish from the balcony. The villa has air conditioning which came in handy at times. The TV is fabulous and large flat screen. It was a wonderful place to snorkel right out front of the villa, which we did all the time. They also supplied the snorkelling gear and great kayaks to use. The villa is not far from the Wigmores Supermarket. We loved staying here!

    Sonia2018-05-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

    Absolute Beachfront Villa is located right on the beautiful Vaimaanga Lagoon – perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. You can’t beat the location being set back from the road, walking distance to a supermarket, café, and restaurants.
    Absolute Beachfront Villa is a comfortable home away from home with the added advantage of a private yard overlooking the beach and the stunning lagoon only a few steps from your door. Sunbathe on your private loungers, have a beach BBQ or stroll down the sand to Vaima Restaurant for a sunset cocktail. 24-hour Wigmore's Supermarket is only a minute away and next door you'll find CocoLatte Cafe, that is if you manage to drag yourself away from snorkeling and kayaking on the lagoon. ABV Cottage is a one-bedroom cottage located to the rear of the section and sharing beach access. Book both to sleep 9 guests in comfort.
    Right on the pristine Vaimaanga Lagoon Walk to supermarket, café, and restaurants Perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking
  • Most amazing beach and snorkeling in front of the villa. Best on rarotonga for sure. Spacious villa and fantastic garden. And great with Wigmores supermarket across the road. Highly recommended!

    Torsten2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great snorkeling !

    Jacki2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great location! Good snorkelling on the doorstep and the supermarket is close enough to be your own pantry!

    Hayden2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • It is rare to go to a place that looks like a dream in the pictures and for that to be reality- this place is that rarity! The villa was absolute paradise; beautiful location with surplus shops and food places nearby and very, very convenient to the 24 hour superstore grocer literally across the road. The views were spectacular and the beachfront was the most beautiful one my family had come across after going around the whole island- such a special place to be. The water was like magic and there was plenty of sealife to behold. Liv was very helpful in every way as a host and it was just so easy to settle into this home and feel like it was yours. There is no other place that I would have rather been to enjoy such paradise- thank you for this opportunity Liv and homeowner Sharon! Arohanui!

    Alana2019-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • A really comfortable, casual beach house. The kitchen is well equipped and the living areas and bedrooms are bigger than they appear in the photos. It is well situated right on the beach, and while technically it is also on the main road, it is tucked in behind another house, so you wouldn't know it. Wigmore's Store and the bus stop are right across the road which is very handy. There are several restaurants and cafes within walking distance. Muri Beach and the main part of the lagoon are just down the road, however, the snorkelling right out the front of this home is better. The main lagoon has limited coral and small amounts of fish, or it did the day we visited, but right out the front of this home there is a far greater variety and quantity of fish and a lot more coral. We also saw a turtle and numerous moray eels off the beach at the front of the property.

    Debbie2019-04-29T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place, amazing beach and location. We will be booking again!

    Jane2019-04-19T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect! Great location, great snorkling right out the back door, the market is right across the street so you can always have what you need, and the bus stop is also right there. The house is big, bright and beautiful. Clean with a well equipped large kitchen. Easy / friendly check-in and check-out. I would absolutely recommend vacationing in Rarotonga and this is the best house to stay while you are there.

    KarlandDebie2018-06-29T00:00:00Z
  • I would highly recommend Absolute Beachfront Villa. Great place right on the beach and it was well equipped. Bring your own snorkel and flippers for snorkelling. We were located at the halfway point on the island - close to one restaurant but not much else - we hired a car for the duration of our stay, which we had not planned to do. Wigmore's general store over the road was a lifesaver and completely wonderful. Well stocked and each day locals bring in island delicacies such as ike mata (raw fish in coconut) - delicious. We had a relaxing time but hope next time the weather is kinder to us in order to enjoy the prime position and views.

    Jane2017-06-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Vaimaanga Tapere, Cook Islands

    Our little piece of Raro Paradise offers a gorgeous Oasis of beautiful tropical blooms, scrubs & flowers with gorgeous scents. Shiloh is a stand alone unit with a slight view of the Mountains... A short 250m walk down the road to the tranquilic beach lagoon. #IF you have a fear of dogs,there are many freerange dogs here all throughout Raro! So, it may not suit you? The majority of them cause no troubles & are friendly. Just barking... If you want piece n quiet, best stay in a Resort 😊
    Close to Wigmores Super Store {open 24hrs} 1km away and Papua Waterfall (used to be known as Wigmores Waterfall). Reliable Bus Routes. Restaurants & Cafe: Cocolatte Cafe (acroaa the Rd from Wigmore Store. Cafes all through Muri Beach Area Vaima Restaurant and Yellow Hibiscus (Palm Grove). Moana Sands Also, Muri Beach where the nighmarket is, 7km away. Vili's Takeaways (across the Rd) Maps are available on Arrival, with Food & Activity deals and discounts on it
    Mostly local traffic on our back road. Neighborhood dogs bark a bit, mainly at other dogs or at strangers to their property & also pigglets running free. The whole island has the same issue. However, The dogs are friendly. Also, other Accomodation around us, may be inconsiderate & noisy, in which we can deal to usually by a phone call. Usually, it is quiet... Plus we have the 'free range' Chooks & roosters ..which no one can control - either of!
  • Niki and Peter are really nice person ready to help with anything. We really enjoyed staying there as everything was clean and prepred. Also location is perfect.

    Roman2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying at Shiloh! While a tiny house there is more than enough room. Even for our huge travel bags! The bed is high enough that there is plenty of space underneath for the bags, and there's even hanging space for clothing! Brilliant time, thanks again guys. We had a blast.

    Stefania2019-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • Best Airbnb in Rarotonga! Niki and her husband are amazing people. The accomodation is small but perfectly equipped with all you need for your stay here. Such a nice and cozy place.

    Adéla2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had an awesome time here! Thank you so much for having us. And thank you for driving us to the pizza restaurant in the first night. :) We would always recommend this place! Everything was clean and tidy.

    Julian2019-07-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very cozy and quiet place

    Katrin2019-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable and cozy place it has everything you need for enjoying the island. Really close to a great beach buy kind of far from the town and Muri so if you take a bus or hire a vehicle then it’s perfect!

    Ana2019-04-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very tidy and clean nice little batch. Nikis small details made the stay feel homely Meitaki

    Nadia2019-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Takitumu District, Cook Islands

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