|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Spa, Away from it all, Beach, Tropical|
Description from the owner
STAYING IN RAROTONGA?? WE HAVE A LUXURY BEACH HOUSE "OTREE VILLA". WE ALSO MANAGE ANOTHER VILLA RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO AITUTAKI OOTU VILLA!!
Aitutaki Ootu Villa is a brand new Villa, located on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Aitutaki. Sit on the balcony and enjoy the panoramic views of the lagoon, eastern side of the main island, and in the evening watch the sunset, all these views from your balcony! The Villa is self contained with full cooking and laundry facilities. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 with an en suite, and another separate bathroom. Ideal for families who are looking for a great place to escape and relax. W...Read more
Aitutaki Ootu Villa
Aitutaki, Southern Cook Islands, Cook Islands
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
We are right on the most beautiful beach on Aitutaki, Ootu Beach, Aitutaki, COOK ISLANDS. Located next to a few restaurants and a cafe that are all within walking distance. There are also 2 rental companies within walking distance.
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in NZD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$203||$203||$1,217 - $1,420||$3,774||4 nights|
|Feb. 23 2012 - Dec. 31 2013
Nightly rate for 2 persons
|All Other Dates||$203||$203||$1,420||$3,774||4 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $41 / day - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
$250 per night for couple - 1 bedroom, King size bed and ensuite
$100 per night for extra couple - 1 bedroom, Queen size bed
$60 per night for each single bed - 1 bedroom, which has 2 king single beds
$20 per person for return airport transfers
Please note bedrooms will be allocated according to rates quoted above.
Payment Options: 50% deposit is required to secure the booking, and balance required 30 days before guest arrival
Check Out time: 10am,
Late check time 12 noon, check out after 12 noon pay full nightly rate
all cancellations incur a one night fee
Cancellation and Change Fees: 14 to 7 days Two nights fee, within 7 days and No Shows 100% of total cost.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Fantastic fortnight in paradise.
We have had a very relaxing fortnight in Ootu villa. Mum, Dad and five kids managed to fit in comfortably and the safe swimming beach across the very quiet road (track), with the ability to watch the kids in the water from the living room and deck made for a very relaxing time. Rima and Richard were great hosts and made us feel very welcome and we would highly recommend staying here to anyone! A modern and comfortable building in the most friendly tropical paradise, what is not to recommend. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Jane and Barry
Great short stay at Ootu Villa
We stayed for 4 nights in early October as our second destination in aitutaki having spent the previous 8 nights at Tamanu. Booking with Nora was easy and she responded quickly to all enquiries.
Ootu Beach is definitely the preferable spot for swimming at all tides...there were no sea slugs that are so prevalent on the other coast.
The house was modern, clean and well presented. The kitchen was well resourced for self-cooking. We were warmly welcomed by Richard and Rima who made us feel at home. The outlook to the colours of the lagoon was fabulous.
There are good restaurants in walking distance that serve a good range of enjoyable meals and they are also licensed. Having rented a scooter while at Tamanu, we were well stocked for breakfast items. If we were to stay longer, I think we'd plan to bring more food staples with us from home as restaurant prices were maybe a little more than NZ...but then the food has to travel a long way to get to an island!
We took a day trip on Te Vaka cruises and were pleased with our choice. The big 'waka' style boat meant you could stand up and move around. We enjoyed our snorkelling encounter with giant trevally on this day out. The lunch proved to be surprisingly good too.
On our last night, Richard and Rima rounded up the neighbourhood for a barbecue which was a really enjoyable way to finish our stay.
Our only con was the lack of shade at this beach but as the trees mature that will change...oh, and I had sun lounger envy - two were sitting unused on the deck of the house next door!
Auckland, New Zealand
All 5 of us had a fantastic stay, would highly recommend Ootu Villa.
It has a lovely view to wake up to and is just across a tiny road to the beach. A very handy location to restaurants.
Rima & Richard looked after us very well and were happy to recommend and help us book tours.
Di fronte al paradiso
Villa costruita a venti metri dal mare su una delle piĂą belle zone dellâ€™isola. Di fronte alla laguna, la posizione Ă¨ superba. Lâ€™alloggio Ă¨ grande, composto da tre camere da letto, due bagni, cucina e salotto. Le grosse vetrate consentono di avere una vista eccezionale. Allâ€™esterno, sul deck in tek, ci sono tavolo e sedie in legno, ideali per riposarsi di fronte al mare dopo una giornata in giro per la laguna. La casa Ă¨ nuova, la cucina quasi immacolata, abbastanza attrezzata ma senza molti elettrodomestici (ci sono bollitore e tostapane). Dotata di lavatrice ed un barbecue, un aspirapolvere ed utilissime zanzariere alle finestre. Lâ€™abitazione Ă¨ molto bella, alcuni dettagli sono da migliorare: il bagno senza pareti nella camera da letto principale Ă¨ una scelta opinabile, a me non faceva impazzire. Accanto al letto mancavano dei comodini, ho dovuto utilizzare il mio trolley. Avevano collegato telefono e wi-fi (raccomando per internet la prepagata della neozelandese Zenbu, acquistabile on line) ed avevano sistemato apparecchio e router su una sedia, abbastanza approssimativo. Câ€™era la tv, con un lettore dvd, ma trasmetteva un solo canale, spero che in futuro installino una parabola.
Critiche terminate, niente di grave, comunque ci tornerei domani! Soprattutto per la cura e le attenzioni di Richard e famiglia, gentili e simpatici.
La villa Ă¨ elegante, talmente tanto che nelle due settimane trascorse qui alcuni turisti di passaggio lâ€™hanno vista e ci hanno chiesto subito informazioni.
In effetti abbiamo girato tutta lâ€™isola e sicuramente questo posto Ă¨ il migliore di aituatki, soprattutto se, come abbiamo saggiamente fatto noi, riuscite ad affittare un barchino per conto vostro, Fatelo!
Nei pressi ci sono alcuni bar e ristoranti (Koru Cafe Ă¨ il migliore), per la spesa i market sono in paese (servono scooter o macchina e circa 15 minuti per raggiungerli).
Per le gite in mare immancabili le visite ad Honeymoon, One Foot e Rapota (luoghi paradisiaci), il resto della laguna offre scorci sensazionali, alcune spiagge sono infestate di zanzare ma, ripeto, se noleggiate una barca da soli e vi prendete un poâ€™ di tempo, evitando i coralli, potete con calma scovare ogni angolo nascosto in assoluta solitudine. Starete in splendide â€śpiscineâ€ť turchesi, su morbida sabbia simile a borotalco e non vedrete altro che pesci.
Ci sono molte tartarughe ma non ci sono squali e questo mi Ă¨ sembrato anomalo visto che lâ€™habitat mi sembrava ideale.
Due settimane in uno dei posti piĂą belli del mondo, il clima a giugno sapevamo che era fresco ma spesso vento e perturbazioni ci hanno rovinato qualche giornata. Se amate mare (uno dei migliori in assoluto), poca gente e poca movida vi raccomando la Ootu Villa (molto piĂą abbordabile rispetto ai costosi resort) ed aitutaki. Confesso che restavo basito di fronte a quei turisti che si facevano il costosissimo day tour da Rarotonga: volo, pulmino, poi tutti insieme su un barcone, un pasto, due foto e via, e magari si beccavano anche una giornata di pioggia.
The best choice!
The location on Ootu beach is perfect to explore the lagoon and the house is perfect with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and livingroom with a terrific view. There's also a fantastic outside deck to relax yourselves and to have a drink!
Result? We think is not possible to find something better in aitutaki!
this is the perfect spot for a aitutaki break within easy walk to great eating places & bars (the Boatshed, Koru Cafe, Samades). It is a big house, with lots of room for the 4 of us, 2 bathrooms were also a bonus.
Rima & Richard looked after us so well and we had a very entertaining bbq with them and our neighbours. Having the beach right on the doorstep was a huge plus too. We'd go back in a flash.
The only recommendation I'd make would be to have a folder with activities/places to eat/places to see etc for those new to the island.
Lee & Mick
Fantastic house & location
This is our second time back to this beautiful Island of aitutaki.
We stayed for 2 weeks in this beautiful modern home, very clean & well
equipped for anything that you need, very good for families lots of room. Is in a perfect location on the Lagoon side and just a few steps from the front door to the water.
Walking distance to Restaurants, cafe & boat trips that take you out for the day to other Motu's . Groceries etc is not very far but will need car or scooter.
My husband & I spent most of the time sitting on the deck having breakfast, dinner , drinks in the afternoon looking out to the lagoon, it was like being in Paradise.
The home belongs to a beautiful family, all very helpful, welcoming & eager to help you in any way.
I highly recommend this home to anyone, I am going back next year, can't wait...
The Heart of East Yorkshire
Excellent house on aitutaki
Our family travels frequently, and we like to stay in multi-room accommodation, which often means self-catering. So, for our trip to aitutaki we booked the aitutaki Ootu Villa based on good reviews and we weren't disappointed. In short, this is a really nice property to stay in, and all the cons I've listed are minor in the scheme of things.
We were met at the airport by Rima, the caretaker, who immediately adorned us with flower leis, put our suitcases in her truck before we could get to them, worked with the Popoara rentals people to coordinate picking up the hire car we'd booked.
We then drove to the house, which is relatively close to the airport (still 3 km driving), where Rima had chilled coconut water and bowl full of tropical fruits waiting for us. We had forgotten to pack a bathing suit for our 4.5-year old daughter. Rima rang around to find a shop that would have a bathing suit for her, and convinced them to stay open long enough (it was closing time) for us to drive there and pick it up. And instead of giving us directions, Rima drove there (8 km one way) and we followed her. After that she took us to a local shop where we could buy groceries. Whilst we were shopping she insisted on buying ice cream for the children. Wow, what a star! She really made our stay special, as did everyone we came in contact with.
The house is very new and built to a good standard. It's built up on stilts with a breezeway underneath, which, among other benefits, helps keep the house cool and with pest control.
There are three bedrooms, but one of them was locked during our stay because we only "needed" two bedrooms. This is a minor annoyance, but we rented what was advertised as a three-bedroom house but only two bedrooms were available. Of course, we probably paid less by not having access to all three bedrooms, but it should have been made clear to us when we were booking it.
All bedrooms, plus the kitchen and living room, had ceiling fans which were a god-send.
There were two bathrooms, one en-suite and the other in the hallway. All were built to a good standard with good fixtures and fittings.
The kitchen had all the pots, pans, dishes and utensils you could need, plus tea, coffee, milo, salt and pepper were provided. The cooking was with LPG (gas), thankfully not electric. We were able to cook all the meals we wanted to, which was really nice when travelling with kids. It's worth noting that we had a minor ant problem in the kitchen. They were tiny ants looking for food, and there weren't that many of them, but you really had to keep the kitchen clean. It wasn't that big of a deal.
There was a nice new flat-screen television in the living room that got one channel. Or maybe we didn't know how to work it. This channel alternated between NZ news, Espn, old movies and some other stuff. Either way, we didn't come to aitutaki to watch TV so we didn't care, but if you're a TV watcher then bring your own Dvds!
The house was equipped with wifi, but you have to pay NZ$0.25 per megabyte of internet usage. I went into the Internet Explorer settings and disabled automatic picture and animation loading, and we used the internet sparingly. In the end, the charge was $5 for the three days we were there.
For those of you who want a tropical holiday but also like to beat the heat with air conditioning, you're out of luck. In the Cook Islands, you don't really find much aC outside of resorts, so it's not a standard thing, and electricity is expensive so I can understand. But my goodness was it hot. I had trouble sleeping some nights because the breeze died down and I just lay there sweating. A knock-on effect is that you had to keep the sliding glass doors open all the time during the day or the building would heat up like a greenhouse. This meant you couldn't lock the house if you went out during the day lest you come home to an inferno. In the end, we just said no worries, left the doors open and trusted our fellow aitutakians not to steal from us, and we weren't disappointed!
A washing machine was provided, which was really nice to have. It's worth noting that there was no clothes dryer. Again, not something you would necessarily expect to see, but it would have been nice to have one. A clothes drying rack is provided, but in the humid air of aitutaki clothes don't dry that well. After 24 hours they were still damp. Again, not a huge deal.
If you want to know exactly where the house is, it's at 18Â°50'52.01"S 159Â°45'36.63"W, about 50 m NW of Samade on the Beach. As of today (May 2012), it is not shown on Google Earth (too new). The house is 35 m from the lagoon at high tide, and there is nothing between the house and the lagoon except a dead-end dirt road that gets maybe 20 cars a day. So, I wouldn't call it "absolute beachfront" but it's close enough. Within easy walking distance are the restaurant/bar for Samade on the Beach (www.samadebeach.com, 50 m) and the lovely Koru Cafe (www.korucafe.biz, 450 m), but not much else. If you want to walk a bit further, it's about 700 m to the ferry landing for the aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa (www.aitutakilagoonresort.com), and the same distance to the Boat Shed Bar and Grill.
+ House relatively new, built to a good standard, all fixtures and fittings in good repair
+ Comfortable beds in the bedrooms
+ You get a decent breeze through the house and all windows have flyscreens which work well
+ Great to have a clothes washer
+ Internet (wifi) is available, but at a cost (25 cents per Megabyte)
+ Free local calls
+ Location pretty much on the lagoon, with some eating nearby
Cons - all are relatively minor
- Third bedroom was locked
- Ant problem
- No air conditioning
- No clothes dryer
Super property - would stay here again over the resorts
Arrival and departure went smoothly. Rima, looking after the property for Richard/Nora was both lovely and helpful, as was her aunty. The place is excellent, very clean, modern and the fridge beebs if the door is left open which is great for our fridge mad toddler. The plywood floor is a unusual but appropriate look and great for sand management. Open the backdoor and font 3 slide doors for breeze cooling. The mosquito screens keep the bugs out and the screen on the back door is lockable. We went end of March/start of april and mozzies and heat were fine (we were a bit worried). Is it the most beautiful place on the island? Too hard - the island is ridiculous. It's one of the more beautiful places we've stayed. For a family that needs more space/rooms with excellent view, comparable $$, stylish accommodation and super safe location this is tops.
We had breakfast most mornings at Koru Cafe, drinks and snacks at The Boatshed and take away dinners from Samade. The Samade crowd are an interesting bunch, conversations about the scarcity of mixers when buying cola started to wear away at my holiday permagrin.
We hired a cool buggy from P... Rentals at The Boatshed and cruised around the island. A scooter or car was necessary to get around.
Beautiful place and incredible location to spend your vacation
We had a wonderful time taking a long needed vacation. This recently build home was clean and modern. It is steps from a great swimming spot and walking distance to bars, internet and restaurants. Our aitutaki hosts were gracious and took care of any of our needs even helping us gather groceries from several of the local markets. We will be back!
great location and support from the manager. Beautiful inside and out.
Out of this world - exceeded all expectations!
Fantastic modern, clean and very well appointed accommodation suitable for 2-6 people. Located in the very best area on the gorgeous island of aitutaki. Right on the lagoon with views to die for, best cafe on the island and lovely restaurant within walking distance. Would highly recommend this property but advise you to book quickly or we'll beat you to it!
Hard to beat
we we're lucky enough to be the first people to rent this new house. This house has a great location great views great beach- everything is great!!! The 3 stars I gave for service is because it would have been great to have the house serviced/cleaned at least once on our 11 nights there. But I put that down to a bit of tweaking on the owners part as they we're very friendly and helpful. Would I stay here again? a big yes!
Cook Island fan
Best spot in aitutaki
Ootu Villa is a beautiful three bedroom property that we stayed at. The view is absolutely priceless! It was so nice to wake up and go for a swim first thing in the morning with literally no one at the beach. Accommodation is simple and modern, had everything we needed to cook meals for our little one and ourselves. I'd definitely recommend to our friends and family :)