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“Wonderful place to stay in Rarotonga”
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Avaro House & Pool by night
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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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2 reviews
“Wonderful place to stay in Rarotonga”
Reviewed November 6, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Avaro House was a brilliant find, and we're delighted we stayed here. It was really large, airy and open, and the large deck which wrapped around the pool was exceptional. The house captured lovely sea breezes (which is important, and not always easy to find in Raro) and was a very comfortable place to spend 10 days. It is right across the road from a 24x7 shop (Super Brown) which was very handy. We'd certainly stay here again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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Liked best: Pool, decking, location, space
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
9 Nov 2016
Many thanks fr your review and so glad that you enjoyed the house--we hope to see you again soon.
Tony
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Roger G
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Location Lovely Pool”
Reviewed October 26, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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We stayed here for a week with our family of six. The pool area decking was fantastic right on the beachfront. The beach is not good for swimming however you have the pool. The house is located close to a 24hr shop which is very handy. We hired a rental car so drove to snorkelling beaches and came back to the house to refresh.
The master bedroom has views to the east and if you awake early you will awake to beautiful sunrises over the ocean through the palm trees visible from your bed.
House is large , dont expect ultra modern however is adequate.
There is another cottage on property, which had guests staying for three nights when we stayed which was good for socialising around the pool.
The only downside I would say is they charged $150 for a late checkout which i thought was a bit steep,( no one was booked in).When you consider we arrived at midnight and got charged full rate for that night .If you are booking late night flights consider this .

If going to Raro I would suggest booking rental car with airport Pickup as taxis are a rip off
$20 per person to go about 5km

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Liked best: Pool area
Liked least: Late Checkout fee
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Oct 2016
Kia Orana and thanks for that-- very glad you enjoyed your stay -- thanks for review, we do appreciate it.
As I explained, we do have to charge a LCO fee for staying after 10am -- otherwise we cannot sell the next night.
Hope to see you next time you visit Paradise.
Tony
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Sue W
1 review
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“Very comfortable accomodation for a family and well situated”
Reviewed July 9, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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The property was well situated ,had plenty of room and a nice pool and deck areas and accommodated 6 adults and two young children well. No swimming beach

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
10 Jul 2016
Thank you for your review--much appreciated -- All our advertising makes the point that this is not a swimming area. -- hence the pool.
Tony
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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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Was this review helpful? Yes
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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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person found this review helpful

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:
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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
2
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
  • 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 your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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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