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43 reviews
Avaro House & Pool by night
Kitchen
Bedroom 1
Evening
Bedroom 2
Upstairs Patio
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Bedroom 3
Extra Bed
Bedroom 1
Upper Patio
Dining
Lounge Kitchen
Sea View
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands

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Sarah Jan...
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We have just spent 8 days in the wonderful Rarotonga staying at Avaro house . Three couples stayed and we all found the location and house perfect for us . The swimming pool was devine , the beautiful coral beach right at your doorstep , huge decks with plenty of chairs to laze about and enjoy a few quiet cold drinks . Tony came to meet us and was a hardcase and very easy to deal with . Olly the lovely lady next door was a real delight . [hope she enjoyed the wine and food we left with her ] Thanks Tony for a wonderful stay we cant wait to return again .

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Liked best: The pool and views
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
30 May 2016
Thanks for that guys-- Much appreciated.

Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we see you next time you visit Paradise.
Tony
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699Sandyb...
Pine Island, FL
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Heaven at your doorstep”
Reviewed September 15, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed 10 days and this was very roomy for 7 of us. All the comforts of home with outdoor dining area used daily . With the sea breezes you would not want to be indoors. Pool was clean and large . This property is maintained nicely. Location is great you have a 24/7 small store steps away for any requirement. The people are very welcoming on this Island which just adds to the experience.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Sep 2015
Kia Orana and thank you for your review- much appreciated.

SO glad you enjoyed your stay at Avaro House and I hope we can help you with your accommodation on your next visit to Paradise.
Kia Manuia
Tony
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Yvette M
Napier, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great house, good location, awesome holiday!”
Reviewed August 5, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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This was the 2nd visit for my husband and I to Rarotonga but we were very excited to be taking our kids with us (aged 19 and 16). As we were keen on everyone having their own space we opted for a holiday rental home and spent some time picking what we hoped would be the perfect spot for us. We were not disappointed!
Avaro house was perfect for all our needs. The teens had their our own bedrooms (big plus) and my husband and I had an enormous bedroom with ensuite. The house was kitted out with everything we needed. Whilst we didn't eat in too often, it was great having a full kitchen and large dinning and lounge area.
Tony (the Manager) was great. He checked in with us on day 2 to ensure we had everything we needed and even went out and bought us an extra blanket as we had a couple of cooler nights (greatly appreciated by our daughter). He also suggested some great restaurants, shows and sights and booked us in for the Highland Paradise night which was sensational and enjoyed by all.
Whilst not the best swimming beach side of the island, you are not far from Muri and other great swimming locations...besides you have a fantastic pool if you feel like staying at home.
Thanks Tony and Avaro House...hope to visit again!

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Liked best: Heaps of space and comfortable.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
Kia Orana and thanks for your review-we do appreciate all feedback. Very glad that you enjoyed your stay and I hope we can accommodate you when you next visit Paradise.
Kia Manuia
Tony
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Chris S
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent spot for a break”
Reviewed July 10, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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people found this review helpful

We stayed with our three adult children in the main house. The smaller unit was not occupied so we had the pool to ourselves. The pool was a hit. Went snorkelling along the reef in front of the house. There were lots of fish on the outside of the reef but we found better snorkelling off the Rarotonga Hotel as it was more sheltered from the weather and there were plenty of fish to see on the inside of the reef.
It was handy having a 24 hour Superette across the road although products a little more expensive than the supermarkets in town.
It was good having the cooking facilities & BBQ to do our own cooking.
The neighbours roosters were a bit noisy in the morning.
Tony, our host was friendly and helpful.
We took our own snorkelling gear but it would be a bonus if this was available for loan as the house.

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Liked best: Having our own space
Liked least: Uncomfortable sofa
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
13 Jul 2015
Many thanks for your review -- Glad you enjoyed the property and I hope to see you next time you visit Paradise.
Kia Manuia
Tony
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 21, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jan 2015
Kia orana guys and thank you for that-- Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again on your next visit to Paradise.
It really is very unusual to have mozzie problems at this property -- unfortunately they are a fact of life in the tropics at times.

Kia Manuia
Tony
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Kerrie E
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Loved the pool area”
Reviewed December 5, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Arrived in the middle of the night and Tony had left the lights on and key as promised. The cot was not there on arrival but came the next day after speaking to Tony. Unfortunately no linen came with it.
The house was roomy and comfortable. We particularly loved the outdoor area with the big pool , deck and sun lounges. Ate all our meals out here.
Thought the location was good - not far to Muri Beach amenities and the 24 hour store almost across the road came in very handy.
Would like to see new mattresses on some of the beds - they were very uncomfortable.
Overall we had a fantastic time staying at Avaro House and would definitely stay again.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Dec 2014
Kia Orana and thank you for that -- sorry re the late arrival of the cot and we hope to see you in Paradise again one day.

Tony
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Kay B
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“AWESOME!!!!”
Reviewed November 8, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

What a great place to stay! We hired the house and cottage and everyone was happy. Couldn't recommend it more highly.

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Liked best: The spaciousness of the property
Liked least: Trying to work the gas oven
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Dec 2014
Kia Orana
We are glad you enjoyed the house & cottage many and thanks for your review-much appreciated.

See you next time.

Tony
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