|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
|Living space||100 square meters|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Budget, Historic, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Relax in this beautifully cared for property surrounded by a lush tropical garden - a unique little hideaway which has the ultimate feeling of seclusion but which is very close to all amenities in Muri.
The cottage is very close to the beautiful & Historic Ngatangiia natural Harbour and Muri Lagoon with palm covered Motus (islands). Easy to explore and relax on the white sandy beaches plus an easy walk into Muri for a great selection of restaurants, shops and cafes.
The cottage is newly decorated with original artworks and Island carvings including the Rarotongan god 'Tangaroa' keeping an eye on things from the deck!
AVANA HIDEAWAY Tropical garden & 5min walk to Muri
Ngatangiia, Southern Cook Islands, Cook Islands
Additional Location Information
A stones throw from Nagatangiia natural harbour where the Polynesian Vakas left from on their search for Aotearoa. - see the historic circle of stones nearby. Ngatangiia is just a short walk to the north of Muri, the world renowned lagoon with its sandy beaches, on the water activities and beautiful palm covered motus.
The cottage is a true hideaway with secluded location yet close to all amenities just off the main road near Ngatangiia CICC church.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in NZD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$121||$121||$0||$0||5 nights|
|All Dates||$121||$121||-||-||5 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $24 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
- Damage deposit - $162 / stay - Security Deposit
- Early Check in/Late check out - $121 / stay - Other - Optional fee of $150 per time for check in earlier than 2pm and check outs later than 10am.
Additional notes from owner
Late Check Out or Early Check In by arrangment only.
CXompusory refundable breakage/cleaning deposit of $200 per booking is payable.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 04, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
A great place to stay !
Very comfortable home and very handy for the places we needed to be during our stay , would definitly stay again next time we go to Raro !
Great place, close to so much
We really enjoyed our stay at avana Hideaway. It is close to Muri Beach, and also not far from the start of two inland trails: the avana Walk and the Turani Walk. Also it's very close, just two minutes' walk, to the Ccic Church with the beautiful singing during the Sunday services. Although it was a bit of a walk to the nearest snorkelling beach, that was fine with us because walking and exploring the area is part of our holiday fun. Also, don't forget to explore the rocky, volcanic point on the water's edge just to the north of avana Hideaway.
Response from Tony Heays - 02/21/2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Paradise and thank you for your review--much appreciated.
Beryl and George Smith
Cable Bay, Northland, NZ
Home away from home..
Great place to stay..clean,roomy,colourful home and beautiful gardens..thanks Tony for your availability at all times...Muri shops/internet cafe a real bonus..highly recommended..
Response from Tony Heays - 11/25/2012
Thanks for that-- Hope to catch up next time I am in the Far North.
Great place to explore Rarotonga
The accommodation has everything one needs for a self-catered vacation and an introduction to the island. Back yard is home to beautiful Cook island vegetation, including couple of coconut palms, so sharpen your skills at opening the coconuts! Garden door at the back will lead you to the avana Fishing Club , which is famous for its sandwiches (mix the fish ndwich with their famous sauce and get a fruit smoothie). Walk 2 mins to the South along the road and turn left for a beautiful lagoon view. Not much of a swim there, but walk for 10 more minutes in your reef shoes to reach Muri beach. While you are walking you'll get an introduction to the beautiful local marine life: small fish, blue-colored star-fish etc. You can catch an hourly bus clockwise or anti-clockwise, but they are not super-reliable, so get a motorbike, like everyone else does. Avana Hideaway has a superb purple book with island info and tips: don't try to invent a bicycle, do yourself a favour, study it carefully and use the info. Tony is a great host: he will come to greet you, and to wish you a great holiday once you arrive to the accommodation in the beginning, but if you need him he will always answer your call and will help you when you need it. Tip: open the door into the garden while using a bathroom. :-)
Response from Tony Heays - 11/24/2012
Thank you for your review--much appreciated. We enjoyed hosting you and your family.
quaint , quiet and handy.
Loved it here!
Very romantic and comfy with all the mod cons we needed.
The nearby cafe offers the best lunches on Rarotonga and the snorkeling in the lagoon here is better than most.
We went fishing almost every day with Captain Moko and caught some very big Tuna!
This is perfect for couples with lots of space but also great for three or four sharing.
Highly reccommended .We will be back, that's 100%
Response from Tony Heays - 08/29/2012
Many thanks for your review--see you next time you visit Paradise.
Perfect holiday escape!
Beautiful private setting, yet close to great restaurants and beach. The garden provided hours of relaxation. A true tropical getaway! Exactly what we were looking for in a holiday home.
Response from Tony Heays - 09/01/2012
Thank you -- I hope to see you when you are next visiting Paradise.
Lesley B and Eliza H
Bohemian villa with beautiful tropical garden - loved it!
I stayed here with a friend for a week and we loved it! The property looks a bit utilitarian from the side when you turn off the road, but you walk around and in to reveal a wonderful tropical garden, a great deck and a beautifully decorated and well cared for house with lots of the owners artwork and island carvings. We loved having a relaxing drink on the shady deck, taking in the lovely garden before going out in the evening and on one occasion nearly missed our table booking as we whiled away the time! The house had great facilities and we felt very comfortable and at home. If I had the money I'd love to have a house like this!
Tony was very helpful in getting us settled in and letting us know about things to do in the area. Being keen sailors back in the UK we got involved with the local sailing club which was close by in Muri and we also went to Highland Paradise which he booked for us to get a discount. That was an evening to remember - we were blown away by the drumming and island dancing. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and loads to do nearby. Good for souvenir hunting as well. Jills little cafe out of the gate was a great spot for a lazy lunch overlooking the cerulean harbour.
In fact we could have stayed put for a whole week in this area as there was so much to see and do - but we did take the bus into town to see the rest of the island as well.
A great place to stay and very good value - we would highly recommend.
Response from Tony Heays - 08/24/2012
Thanks heaps for your review. Much appreciated and good to see that you have already booked for next year.