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Vacation rentals in Cook Islands

Vacation rentals in Cook Islands

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Honey Rose Retreat Rarotonga
SUPERHOSTEntire house · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom
Honey Rose Retreat Rarotonga

Air con 1 bedroom villa. Escape and relax whilst taking in the lush surrounds. The house is set near the lush mountains and the backroads of Arorangi district. Relax in your own private pool during the day then enjoy the stars on the spacious deck in the evening while listenening to the calming sound of the breaking waves . The large deck has lots of room to move around with Bi fold doors for an in and out flow. Close to shops, restaurants, and only a 8 minute walk to the beach or public bus.

What guests are saying:

“Had a wonderful time at the Honey Rose Retreat. It was the perfect level of privacy as well. I loved being in the hills a bit, a step back from the main road. I was able to come and go often and enjoy it while I was taking a break from activities and adventures across the island. I took a dip in my private pool at least once a day and loved this amenity in particular. The Retreat was a great location on the island, conveniently located close to places like Muri Beach and the bigger more commercialized main town. The vibe was perfect and so was the pace of life.”

Tiarepuku Pool Villa - Rarotonga
SUPERHOSTEntire villa · 4 guests · 3 beds · 2 bathrooms
Tiarepuku Pool Villa - Rarotonga

Tiarepuku Pool Villa – Rarotonga, is your chic home in paradise boasting a private swimming pool with spectacular mountain views of Ikurangi. The pool stretches along the very front deck of the home for that cool escape on those hot sunny Rarotongan days. Tiarepuku Pool Villa is designed with large doors to extend your living area outside and welcome in the natural light and breeze.

What guests are saying:

“This property is located in a quiet back road only a few minutes' drive from the main town in Avarua with a lovely garden and stunning views of the bush and mountain. The outdoor space is fabulous with BBQ, outdoor dining and seating and a swimming pool. It is spotlessly clean and has everything you might need for your stay. Cathy (host) is lovely - incredibly helpful and wanting to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your holiday. This place is great for a family or friends/2 couples - we will definitely be back.”

Vaka Villa On the Beach - right on the beach!
SUPERHOSTEntire villa · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bathroom
Vaka Villa On the Beach - right on the beach!

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!

What guests are saying:

“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!”

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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Lukuleah Retreat
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Avana Valley Heights Apt. 1
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Rarotonga Mountain Getaway
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Maii Penthouse Villa
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Garden Studio
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