|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Property situated on lovely Aroa beach, western sunset side of Rarotonga (on the lee side of the island). With all tide swimming and fantastic snorkeling at your doorstep. Beautiful white sandy, safe beach just steps from the house. Beautiful clear blue lagoon, fringed by waves breaking on distant reef.
House is fully self-contained with 2 x fridge freezers, plus clothes washing machine. Hair dryer, bathroom towels & beach towels. Outside shower, extra to 1.5 bathrooms inside. All windows and doors fully screened. Linen change plus light clean done by owner every 4 to 5 days.
Convenience stores within 10 minute walking distance, larger superettes/supermarkets 15 min drive.
Rental cars can be arranged, bus stop at the gate.
I am originally from New Zealand but have lived in the main, 5 years in Rarotonga. My home town in NZ is in the country and I have found Rarotonga very much like this. The pace of life is relaxed, we drive at max 50 kph. The people are very friendly, I feel it an honour to live in the Cook Islands. I have always had holiday homes in NZ on the ocean. Living in Rarotonga and owning this beach front property is like being on 'holiday' all year round.
The Owner purchased this house in 2009
We have very fond memories of our stay with you, thank you. The house is really spacious, it was big for 2 people and we wished we had some of the family with us to do it justice, but rather nice also to have it all to ourselves!! It is not luxury but very comfortable and has absolutely everything you need for a home from home for 3 weeks. Plenty of furniture both in and out of the house, including sun loungers and plenty of kitchen equipment to cater for that unexpected dinner party. And of COURSE!!! the proximity to beach and bar was perfect (there is a little beach bar next door), we felt quite private and loved the sound of the waves crashing on the reef. We are sure other guests will love it too!.
I would like to first take the opportunity to give a warm thanks to Jan and Jim for sharing their house with my family. This home is just that - A HOME - and not just another vacation rental. The location is perfect. My family and I spent just about 8 days on the Rarotonga, and this home and its location really was so memorable.
The Aroa Beach house far exceeded our expectations.
It is an absolutely beautiful home overlooking a wonderful and safe for kids snorkel beach, positioned to take full advantage of the most spectacular sunsets we have ever seen. Our sons only speak of this amazing holiday and beautiful marine life they have seen.
We also enjoyed so much Aroa Beach Bar, their local fruit breakfast and BBQ nights.
We can´t thank enough to Jan and Jim for their hospitality, warmth and help.
As we reluctantly left, I know we all took one lasting memory picture of the view.
My husband and I and our 9 year old son stayed here for 3 weeks. We cannot forget this trip. Everyday we talk about how we can't wait to come back as soon as possible. Not only was this the absolute best beachfront location on Rarotonga to stay for snorkeling, sunsets, great food and atmosphere, but the owners are truly the kindest and most fantastic hosts you will ever meet. The beach house was very comfortable and well equipped and as soon as we walked in the door, we felt like it was our second home. The wonderful food and music at the Shipwreck Hut bar next door is greatly missed. All of the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to please. We are already planning our next vacation here and the memories of this relaxing, quiet paradise will carry us through our days until our return....Thank you Jim and Jan and all the staff of the Aroa Beachside Inn and Shipwreck Hut for a truly memorable family holiday
My friend and I had a brilliant 10 days here. I have been to Rarotonga three times and it is my favourite south seas island. Rarotonga's gorgeous flowers, stunning lagoon, great cafes and ease of use mean you get off the plane already in rest mode. Jan's place totally exceeded our expectations, being just that right mix of homey comfort and laid back tropical beach ambience. As my friend was recovering from knee surgery, the level floor out to the terrace then to the lagoon beach was ideal. We practically lived on the roofed terrace, reading, doing jigsaw puzzles and having frequent leisurely swims. Company, when we felt the need, was right next door on the beach at the small but perfectly formed Aroa Beach Bar (rated 3rd best beach bar in the world!).
We wandered over there most mornings for their local fruit breakfast with delicious fresh muffins made with mangoes, pawpaw or banana) and often had evening bar meals from their simple but good menu along with yummy cocktails served in their distinctive jelly jars! Their special BBQ nights were also fun with local music and the chance to meet Aroa's guests and locals.
The house has all the facilities you need to enjoy a south seas island paradise. We hired a car at a good rate through Jan and thoroughly explored the island's great restaurants, cafes and museums and the awesome saturday market of course.
Can't wait to go back to Jan's - and Raro.
We have rented Jan's house for the last five years. What a great spot for a relaxing holiday!
Privacy if you wish, or friendly company just through the Hibiscus hedge, to enjoy BBQs and the beach bar which is frequented by both locals and tourists.The house is well furnished with all the amenities, We especially enjoy the patio for dinner parties and to have our own friends visit, as we have been vacationing in Rarotongs for the past 30 years.
The fabulous white sand is only a few steps from your doorway. Great for swimming, snorkling, and kayaking.
Jim and Jan, you'll find, are most helpful for any of your particular needs.
If you want your very own slice of paradise, then look no further than this lovely house set amidst palm trees on the edge of the Aroa lagoon.A magnificient white sandy beach and glorious sunsets add to the charm and beauty of this lovely place.End the day with an exotic cocktail and BBQ next door at the "Shipwreck Hut". Your hosts Jan and Jim will ensure that your holiday will be one to remember for many years to come. Edith & Derek
We stayed in this property for 2 wonderful weeks. The property was well maintained, clean and tidy and overlooked the beautiful beach. Our days were spent relaxing in the lounge chairs or swimming and snorkelling in the clear waters which were right out in front of the property. It has a large bedroom along with bathroom and huge dining and entertainment area. This year when we return, we intend to utilise the spaciousness of the house by taking our friends with us. On the days that we did not wish to cook, the property is in close proximity to restaurants and the shipwreck bar where we dined at their special beachside barbeques. Every day we saw the whales migrating just ouside the reef and in the evenings we sat and watched the beautiful sunsets. Management were friendly and approachable and contributed to a fantastic island experience. We highly recommend this property for a unique experience with opportunities to expore or relax.
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4 night minimum stay
|Discounts: 14 nights or more: NZD235 Nightly|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (NZD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.