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Avaro House & Pool by night
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Bedroom 1
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Bedroom 2
Upstairs Patio
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Bedroom 3
Extra Bed
Bedroom 1
Upper Patio
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands

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candbotha
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“Needs TLC”
Reviewed October 9, 2018 for a stay in September 2018

We spent 8 nights in Avaro House. The setting is beautiful. The deck and swimming pool is great. Great washing line. Great under cover patio to sit and relax.

Unfortunately there were some downfalls. Some TLC is really needed to be given for water pressure and piping in the house. It’s almost as though there is something wrong with piping in the house. Experienced horrific smells of urine and wet/stagnant water, coming from the Bathroom downstairs and the washing machine cupboard. Every time the upstairs toilet flushed, smell became very prominant.

We went out as you do, to come back to the pipe in the bottom Bathroom that had burst and water all over. Thank goodness we had 3 men around that could try and resolve the issue, and that the water never drenched bags. Tony came and made an emergency fix.

The ranch sliders upstairs do not lock, or have proper rubber sealing(using a piece of wood as a stopper) Bad wind came up, constant draft through the doors and banging. There is mould on the handles in the main room upstairs. One ranch slider does not even open, as it is stuck. The mould that was growing on those handles is a total Health risk.

The TV you can barely see what is on, nice to be able to have the tv time in evenings. The cleaning of the unit is truly not up to standard. Even if this unit is close to the sea spray and beach elements, cleanliness should be top of the list.

The sleeper couch downstairs has been slept on alot, as an additional mattress had to be given in order for our guest to be able to sleep on it.

Hornetts, even if seasonal, perhaps removing the bush outside the window might be an idea as they seem to love the flower on there.

Once all these problems are sorted out then it would be a great home to relax in. You paying good money for the rental, and small things like these are quick repairs. Come on new owner, get these repaired for a great holiday spot.

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Management Response
12 Oct 2018
Kia Orana,
Thank you for your valuable feedback. We will be getting a plumber in to investigate the water and odour issues you have mentioned in this review as we were unaware of any problems. As for the burst hot water pipe, this has been promptly repaired. The windows and doors downstairs have already been repaired and replaced and the upstairs ones are next on the agenda - when we can arrange the work between bookings. We will remove the bush and check for wasp nests in the area and double check the cleaning standards. Once again we are glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you back in Rarotonga again someday.
Kind Regards,
Liv Johnston
for Rarotonga Retreats
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 for a stay in June 2018
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Management Response
12 Jul 2018
Thank you very much for choosing Avaro House for your Rarotonga holiday and we hope that one day we may see you, or your friends, back this way again ....
Kia Manuia from Paradise,
Liv & Tony
for Rarotonga Retreats
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Natalie N
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Lovely and spacious”
Reviewed June 27, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

Beautiful spacious house, great for large groups of families. The pool is lovely and has a great outdoor area to enjoy with everyone.

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Management Response
28 Jun 2018
Many thanks for your review.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back when you next visit Paradise.
Tony & Liv
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Otis_Poll...
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
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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very comfortable accomodation for a family and well situated”
Reviewed July 9, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

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
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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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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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