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Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

Per Night
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About this listing

Gather fresh local produce, BBQ by the pool,dine under the stars,wake to warm fresh mornings with the sounds of surf breaking on the reef 200m away-experience it here, at our beautiful, clean & amazingly affordable paradise- Ariana Garden Bungalows.


The space
The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Amenities

Prices
Prices
Extra people: $25 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $50 NZD
Security Deposit: $130 NZD
Weekly Discount: 12%
Cancellation: Strict

Description
Description

The space

**All the information in this listing applies to all of our 5 small houses**

Currently (April 2015) we have only listed 2 of our 5 small houses.These 2 listed are Bungalows, able to accommodate up to 3 people.
These are named House 1 and House 2.
The calendar in this listing is for House 1 only.

If you entered your check in & check out dates in the calendar to the right of this page and it returned with the message "Unavailable" then it means that HOUSE 1 is NOT available for those dates.
HOUSE 2 MAY BE AVAILABLE for those same dates-so please check our other listing.

PLEASE NOTE:- Check in (12 midday) & Check out (10am) times.
You will be crossing the International dateline so be aware of date & time changes.
If you require an early check in = $50 (NZD)
If you require a late check out = $50 (NZD)
These would be payable direct to us after arrival (if required).

OUR SPACE:-
From a guest review on trip advisor:-

""uncomplicated, clean, friendly staff that love what they do, in a beautiful garden setting, nice pool to lounge around and in, guilt free experience that is also excellent value!

Our place offers:-

Three X 1 bedroom small houses separately placed for privacy and 2 studio units (inter-joining) situated on approx. 2 acre of lush tropical gardens and some fruit trees.
All self catering, providing modern utilities, separate under cover BBQ area, sparkling outdoor swimming pool,each unit has its own deck/verandah.
Our 1 bedroom small houses accommodate up to 3 people (with the 3rd bed in the open plan kitchen/lounge area).
The studios are suited for up to 2 people.
Described by previous guests as tranquil, private, serene, idyllic and earthy-green grass and flora.

Guest access

We provide:-
All linen;
Bath & pool towels;
Toilet paper;
Gas hot water or solar hot water;
Mosquito netted windows & doors;
Fan in units;
Our own filtered & UV treated water supply;
Complimentary starter pack of tea, coffee, sugar milk & bath soap;
Equipped kitchen for self catering; (No microwave)
Servicing of units daily for rubbish & organic wastes, every 3rd day for bathroom & kitchen linen servicing & 7th day for full servicing;
Fruit from the property when in season; (bananas, passionfruit, star fruit, coconuts (Nu), lychees, avocado, pawpaw (papaya or nita)
Access to Wi-Fi hotspot (requires purchase of Wi-Fi cards from outlets);
Sparkling swimming pool (No curfew EXCEPT FOR DOSING & MAINTENANCE);
Under cover BBQ & dining area;
Separate access to our shared TV room with small personal library & snooker table & phone for local calls;
Direct access to managers Kylie & Marshall. They have a wealth of knowledge as to the local attractions and best deals in Rarotonga.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as you require.

The managers-Kylie & Marshall live right next door and work on the property daily,maintaining immaculate grounds & our little homes and ensuring your stay is a pleasant & memorable one.
Kylie & Marshall like meeting new guests and are keen & enthusiastic in their roles as managers.
Their aim is to help you relax & enjoy Rarotonga.

From 2 guest reviews on "trip advisor":-

"Kylie and Marsh are hard-case, friendly and accommodating. Nothing is a problem. They will give you attention if you require it, or privacy if you prefer."

" Kylie and Marsh did a beautiful job with the upkeep of the surrounds, they are very friendly and approachable and invisible until needed."

The neighborhood

We're not surrounded by other resorts or accommodation places but have local neighbours.
We all get on well and respect each others space & privacy.
We're very close to the 24 hour grocery & petrol store known as "The Super Brown Store" only a 2- 3 min walk from Ariana.
We're set slightly back from the main road, turning inland at the Super Brown Store-150 to 200m.
The beach front is directly opposite the Super Brown Store -but this is not a recommended swimming beach.
We're 3.2km to the main town-Avarua, 6km to the well known" Muri Beach Lagoon"-only 1 of the many swimming beaches.
Our location can provide our guests with a real view of "What it's like to live in Rarotonga".

Getting around

It is only 32km around our island of Rarotonga.
In this respect, nothing is very far.
The main mode of transport for visitors is the 100cc motor scooters.
There are also cars & bicycles for hire.
We have the local buses and a main stop outside the Super Brown Store. The buses go clockwise & anti-clockwise on the half hour.
At Ariana we have plenty of space for vehicle parking.
We can arrange airport transfers at a minimum cost-usually $15 per person each way. Inquire for group rate.

Other things to note

Airbnb can only deal with one house per listing.
We have only listed 2 of our 5 small houses (from April 2015)
We have named each small house with a different number to differentiate between the 2 listings.
HOUSE 1 & HOUSE 2.

We will see how our 2 listings go before we decide whether to list the other 3 units.

If you're interested in our other units please contact us and we can list them.
PLEASE NOTE:- Check in (12 midday) & Check out (10am) times.
You will be crossing the International dateline so be aware of date & time changes.
If you require an early check in = $50 (NZD)
If you require a late check out = $50 (NZD)
These would be payable direct to us after arrival (if required).


House Rules
House Rules
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is after 12PM (noon)

Relax & respect others around you regarding noise levels-we have local families as neighbours.
The pool is open 24 hours except when undergoing dosing & maintenance.
Smoking outdoors only.
We have a neighbourhood friendly dog (Taxi is his name) who believes he must oversee our property as well as check out our guests!
We have chickens & roosters that come & go freely at their leisure. They do a tremendous job at keeping the insect population down and sometimes sing a lot!
Ear plugs might be a good idea if you're a light sleeper.
1 resident cat is on board-her name is Boots.
Our dear elderly cat "Peanuts" bless her, has passed over-we miss her....

The usual tropical insects exist.
Common to our Island are Mokos or Geckos-small lizard type creatures- they're great for catching mosquitos. (harmless)
No snakes on our Island.


Safety features
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Hosted by Ariana Garden Bungalows

Cook Islands · Member since May 2014
Ariana Garden Bungalows

Hi and Kia Orana (The Cook Island greeting.)
We're Kylie & Marshall, your onsite managers-well almost-we live right next door!
We're outgoing, fun and relaxed at our small paradise in Rarotonga.
We're also hard working & dedicated to maintaining Ariana Garden Bungalows with its beautiful grounds and immaculately clean & airy units/small houses for your use & enjoyment.
We're on the property every day seeing to all those bits & bobs and to assist you (if required).

We've travelled in the past, hope to travel more in the future and have experienced many different places around the world and know first-hand the value of good positive accommodation and welcoming hosts.
We'd love the opportunity to share, all that our beautiful place has to offer.

About Marshall:-

I'm half Cook Island (Mum's side) & half New Zealander.
My parents met & got married in Rarotonga and had 6 children.
They moved back to NZ and had 6 more children-I was one of those!
So a total of 12 in my family-Wow!!
I have travelled to & from Rarotonga since the early 90's and finally moved here to live with my partner Kylie, in January 2010. This is our 5th year living in Rarotonga.

I love waking up to warm mornings (even when it rains) and that sensation of being free of the hustle & bustle that had settled on me while living in NZ-that rat race-everywhere I suppose BUT here in Raro it just seems to melt away into the Pacific Ocean.
I've taken up golf here, I'm also a keen surfer, enjoy our Island, the friends I've made and learning my culture & traditions.
I'm pretty good at weaving now (self-taught while here).
I use coconut leaves to make woven baskets to be used in our umu (earth oven cooking).
I enjoy cooking the umu, especially when guests are interested and also want to learn our local ways.
I like the simplicity of Raro, the carefree atmosphere, the sense of community, the incredible fresh tuna, the local produce and just love my Nu drink every morning-fresh from our own coconut trees-you just can't beat it.
I'm into lots of fun and music. I’ve learnt to play the ukulele here and often you'll hear me from my deck serenading into the early evenings-join in-give it a go.

About Kylie:-

I'm NZ born with some Italian blood in the mix, specifically from the island of Stromboli, north of Sicily.
I'm your typically, calm, unassuming and un-explosive NZ/Italian host coupled with 5 wonderful years of living in Rarotonga embracing the cultural rhythms as part of my own.
I just simply love it here!
There's so much to love-the dance, the climate, the people, the food, the drums, the job - all culminating into a wonderful lifestyle of simplicity & peacefulness.
I love to dance myself!
I love watching dance & I've been to probably all the performances, some several times over!
I enjoy eating out & trying out the new venues.
I enjoy meeting people from all walks & corners of the world.
I've done the walks & treks around the island and have been with numerous guests on the "cross Island walk"- great way to see the mountain interiors and views, back out towards the ocean.
The Saturday markets are terrific for local produce.
My favourite stall sells spirulina tropical fresh fruit smoothies-just so yummy!
I enjoy relaxing, especially in the evenings, with a nice wine & good music or a good book or a game of cards whenever anyone's in the mood!
Seek me out & I'll be dealing the cards in a flash!
Games I like-Fun is good.

Response rate: 100%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours

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