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Winner - Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Award 2011-12 - Best Private Home

This high-ceilinged 100 year old Colonial timber bungalow was moved from the owners village to her family land on the beach. The home has been enlarged, fully restored, with 2 decks added. Absolute beachfront, sitting well off of the main road its next door neighbour is Rumours of Rarotonga, a 5 star accommodation. Held in trust for Aloma Moore, the youngest accommodation owner in the Cook Islands, this is the only Colonial era dwelling on Rarotonga available to visitors.

The bungalow is located on Tikioki Beach, at the southern end of Muri Beach and has the advantages of being on the ’right’ side of the island without being in the centre of the Muri Beach developed area. The best restaurants and other attractions are a comfortable walk down the beach, while privacy is assured. The wide lagoon in front of the bungalow is on the edge of a large marine reserve, with the best snorkeling on Rarotonga.

The bungalow has been faithfully restored while adding modern appliances and features. A stainless steel and ceramic tile kitchen with a bevelled glass view of the lagoon offers a sunrise outlook.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Smoking is outdoors only - the covered porch is o-k.


4 nights minimum stay

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Ryan User Profile
September 2017
The host canceled this reservation 241 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Bruce User Profile
September 2017
We wanted privacy and beach front and the beach place delivers both. A great place to totally relax and unwind and the little parcels of goodies that arrived through out our stay were delish. To be picked up and dropped of at the airport was another bonus. For all foodies we fully recommend Le rendezvous cafe and bistro. It is by the airport and not such a pretty spot but by far the best food on the island. Many thanks to Travis and his family. Kind regards

Rose User Profile
August 2017
So wonderful!!! This is a beautiful, gracious building and a fantastic holiday base on Rarotonga. Great swimming, snorkelling and paddling straight off the beach - literally 10 metres from the house. Manageable walk into Muri for the cafes and night markets, stunning walks home along the beach under the stars. Good bus service from the gate - we got scooters for a few days which worked out really well. The Beach Place is tucked around the corner from the main Muri beach so way less hub-bub; peaceful, quiet and private. Good cooking facilities, lovely lovely lovely place. Kind and helpful hosts, thank you so much, we will be back.

Ann User Profile
August 2017
Despite what previous guests have said, this is basically backpacker standard accommodation with a similar price tag to far superior nearby beachfront properties. We were very disappointed.

The photos don't show just how beautiful this place really is. Quiet and scenic, a great balcony and nice bathroom, kitchen and deck with a private front yard sheltered from the wind and a nice beach out the front. You are 4 meters from the shoreline of the lagoon. There are kayaks and sun loungers, many books to read/exchange and movies for the wet days. It's a little bit windier here than other parts of the island but it's a short walk to the best snorkelling on the island and about a 10 minute walk to the small village of Muri where you will find everything you need groceries, shopping and restaurants!

Daniel User Profile
June 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Aloma's place. Travis and Ngaoa are wonderful hosts who will personally pick you up and drop you off at the airport - such a lovely introduction to the island. The property is well afforded, very clean and in a great location. The bed is lovely and all you could want to crawl into after a hard day lying on the beach reading. 10-15 mins walk from the Muri markets, you're far enough away that you don't get too many passing by, but close enough that you can easily get around on foot. Just make sure you take a torch if you'll be walking the roads after dark, street lighting is non-existent. The property is located right on the water, and there are kyaks and snorkling equipment available, all in good condition. Being secluded with trees and plantings around you, there are bugs present. We did have a bunch of wasps move into one of the light fittings for an evening, which my bug-phobic girlfriend did not appreciate, but after calling Travis, not much more than 5 minutes later he arrived and took care of it for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be happy to stay again should we visit Rarotonga again in the future.

Winnie User Profile
May 2017
Great location. Very close to snorkeling spots and restaurants while the house is very private. We had a great time. Thank you.

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The Beach Place is held in trust for Aloma Moore by her parents, Ngaoa and Travis. Ngaoa's extended family owns the land where the Beach Place is located. Ngaoa and Travis are Registered Agents in the Land Division of the High Court of the Cook Islands. Ngaoa has a second career as a landscape specialist.

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