- 6 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- sleeps 12
Description from the owner
Whole property booking rate for the whole property including the 3 bedroom house and 3 self contained studio units!
Units and house available separately on inquiry
Absolute beach front with expansive views over the lagoon and the distant reef with the constant sound of the surf.
The whole property consists of the main house and 3 self contained studio units on the same beachfront property.
All bedrooms have an unobstructed lagoon views
The property consists of a three bedroom house and three self contained studio units on the same property
Two decks on the main to relax on including an upstairs sun deck wit...Read more
Raro Beach Bach - Whole property booking up to 12
Vaimaanga, Southern Cook Islands, Cook Islands
Additional Location Information
the property is close to a large general store stocking beer, fresh vegetables, petrol and general groceries.
There is a cafe and a takeaway in the same area.
Vaima restaurant only 300 metres away
All this within 500 metres of the property!
also an easy 2km walk to the the water fall for a cool dip!
Location Type Ocean, Tropical, Waterfront
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: October 31, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in NZD) (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekend Night||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Sep 22, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013 |
Family pack - 12 people
|4 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates ||$497|
|4 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Rate for up to 6 people
Additional adults at $45 each per night.
Transfers from the airport are additional to the standard rate and can be discussed at the time of booking
What Past Guests Are Saying
Great Spot and Great ammenities
Owner met us at the airport at 1.30am to take us to the property. Checked by a day later to ensure all was fine.
Excellent location with access to water and beach lagooon etc and good amenities.
Ideal for large group who each want their own space. Safe for kids with lots of room to play.
Absolutely fabulous accommodation for a group of family or frien
The service we received from Ian and family was excellent.Very helpful with the knowledge of car rental and making sure we were happy with house set up. Followed up several times to make sure things were OK at the Bach.
The home we have now had the pleasure to stay in twice. We find personally the location for us on the island is perfect.If you have rental bikes or car there is no problem anyway! Bus stop is right outside the door if you need anyway.The house has everything you could need for a great time. Decks, both covered and uncovered. Heaps of chairs and a new BBQ! Inside couches could do with an upgrade if your the inside type. Bach itself is very comfortable but felt it could do with a commercial clean in bathroom ceilings. Toilet lids could possibly do with replacing, but over all didn't tarnish our experience.
We will not hesitate to stay again. It represents exceptional value for money. We love the climate and the quality of near by restaurants. Lagoon on your backdoor step is not bad either!
We particularly enjoyed Vaimai Restaurant, and The Yellow Hibiscus.
Enjoyed buzzing around on scooters exploring the many other local attractions. Muri beach is a special area and the cultural experience and buffet are a must do for first timers to the island.
Explored a lot of internal areas this time and really enjoyed the non commercial aspect of this part of the island. The weather at this time of the year is very pleasant too!
Wow!! Incredibly lucky to come across Raro Beach Bach!!
Raro Beach bach was an incredible find, I must say! Thank you Ian for letting your beautiful property to my Family and I for the week. It was quite a group, with 14 of us including the wee ones. And arriving at the bach with the insanely gorgeous and perfect view in front of us started our holiday off amazingly. The big family table out on the deck with the beach and lagoon literally being a stone throw away, all the rooms were also so clean and tidy and well presented. I was very impressed. We never wanted to leave the house! Thanks Ian. I appreciated you being at the airport to greet us and help out with all the bags. I would absolutely recommend Raro Beach Bach to anyone and everyone!!
We booked the whole place as we had a large group, it had a great location, right on the beach and great facilties, it was our home away from home and we would definitely stay there again. Ian was a great host.
A great spot
It was a great location with good snorkeling out front of the bach plus postcard quality sandy beaches about 15mins walk away and awesome snorkeling around the Rarotongan. There were about 4 places to get meals about 10 mins walk away in the opposite direction too.
The bach was pretty spacious with large bedrooms and heaps of deck space.
It was a quite place to stay (aside from a bit of road noise), we barely saw a person on the beach or out in the water.
Ian was really helpful and kindly collected us from the airport in the middle of the night and got a few provisions for us prior to our arrival.
All in all a great place to stay, our only complaint was that the weather wasn't perfect.
The best place for a holiday!
We had such a good time here. The bach is fantastic - we were more than happy to just relax there - in fact most nights were spent around the large outdoor table - with the friendly dog from next door that decided to adopt us! It's in a great position - close to a supermarket (15 min walk) and restaurant (Vaima)and if you wander the other way you'll come to the Shipwreck bar where you'll get cocktails in jam jars. Ian was great and was happy to help us out - nothing was a problem to him. We were lucky as there were only 3 of us but we had the entire complex to ourselves. Would highly recommend the Raro Beach Bach. Can't wait to go back.
I highly recommend you choose Raro Beach Bach as your place to stay... You'll see why
In love with Rarotonga
Home in Heaven
Raro Beach Bach is a fantastic home away from home for any large group of friends or family that are planning a trip to Paradise. Clean, tidy, spacious, private, with a large entertaining area for everyone. We had a family of 12 that stayed here, and it was perfect in so many ways. Steps away from a fantastic snorkeling beach, on the main road, yet any traffic noise is blocked out by the trees lining the road. Close to shops/cafes/resorts/activities. We recommend this place to everyone planning a group trip to Rarotonga. This was our 3rd trip to Rarotonga in the last 2 years, and after staying at a popular resort, bungalows,and another holiday home, this was by far the best! Ian, thank you so much for everything - number one choice!! We will be back!
Amazing place!!! - Beach right outside your doorstep
Thanks so much Ian, Raro Beach Bach was amazing! We will deff be back. What more could you ask for..clean, tidy, has everything you need and some...beautiful lagoon right outside your doorstep, and a beautiful deck up high to relax on when its not too hot outside! Great Value for Money also!! I miss it all ready!
Everything we wanted, needed and expected.
Only two things I could recommend - a huge fridge in the main bach, and comfy deck chairs to lie in the sun / hammocks.
Hamilton, New Zealand
Great relaxing family holiday
This was our second trip to Raro Beach Bach with a group of 8 and we had a wonderful stay. The location of the bach is amazing, right on the beach and the snorkelling out the front of the house is the best we found on the island. The fishing in the channel just down the beach was good as well - caught a few fish including a big trevally. This property is great for groups, the outdoor living is has huge tables out front and a rooftop deck for whale watching and sunset drinks. Only (tiny) negative is that the indoor lounge furniture is quite uncomfortable, we had great weather so didn't need to use it much but it's not much good if you want to watch a movie at night.
Overall, a great trip and great accommodation - we hope to be back for a third time next year!
What a wonderful facility.
The facility was everything the promotion said it would be. The rooms were well set out and theequipment available for cooking, eating , sleeping etc was great for our group and the many visitors we had over the 6 days.
The location is beautiful and the sunsets magnificent. The swimming and snorkelling is great at full tide and good for younger children when the tide is lower. Sitting on the deck in the balmy evenings with the reef so close was magic. Thank you!!! We will be back.
Napier, New Zealand
Awesome Stay at Raro Beach Bach
We booked out the entire complex for two weeks. We had a group of 11 people, and it was great. All the houses were very clean and tidy. We have been to Raro four times and this was the best location to stay at. I would highly recommend this to others, the main house is wonderful.
Thanks to Ian, we had a great stay!!!
Palmerston North, NZ
Relaxing family fun
Wonderful time based at the Raro Beach Bach right on the beach. Spacious property comes with everything you need indoors and out including stocked cupboards, portable outdoor fridge, BBQ, internet, Dvd's, beach shoes, beach toys, surf casting gear, safe...
Well maintained section and good use of outdoor lighting. Covered deck with outdoor furniture for 16+; and a second private deck on upper level with expansive 360 degree views.
Great for couples, families and groups.
Big thanks to Ian and whanau
Holloways and Friends
Auckland , NZ
The best ever family accommodation
We loved the bach, it was the best ever place to stay with a large family. The bach had seperate dwellings so that all could enjoy their own space as well as a large cnetral house to enjoy greta times and great meals together. Love Raro Beach Bach and will go back
Most enjoyable would go again,location right on the beach is spot on and the owner very nice and friendly,Daughter had her wedding there,and she was most impressed,
Matamata , New zealand
We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday for 11!! The Raro beach Bach was perfect for us. Situated right on the beach the kids were chasing tropical fish within 5 minutes of arriving! Big enough for everyone to have their own space, great outdoor dining,clean and tidy !!, close to other activities, Ian was easy to contact and responded quickly to any requests. We will be back.
First visit to Rarotonga!!!
The Raro Beach Bach was a fantastic place to stay, right on the beach and perfect for a large group over for a wedding. We had alot of space using all of the units as well as the house. The location was reasonably close to good swimming beaches and touristy destinations as well as a super market just down the road. Ian was a wonderful host and we would love to re visit in the near future :-)
Relaxing Great Family Holiday
We had the best family holiday with the grandchildren this place is wonderful for children such a relaxing holiday so easy. Ian is so easy to deal with the place lovely and clean, good linnen.
Comfort, Quality, Sunsets and Coconuts!
Perfect place to stay with family and children! Loved the fact we could cook our own food, snorkel straight in front of our accomodation and watch the beautiful sunsets! Place was very tidy and Very clean. Ian is so easy going and very accomodating! We would highly recommend to friends and even wish to come back next year! If he'll have us back!
Murray, Utah, USA
perfect place to stay on Rarotonga
Ian, I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at your place in Vaimaanga. The property was wonderful with beautiful views of the lagoon and great snorkeling right out our back door. We really appreciated the extra mile you went to help us when we arrived so early in the morning. I would recommend your place to anyone wanting to stay in Rarotonga and find a wonderful place to relax. I certainly will be back!
good facilities, great location, lovely to have big bbq and outdoor table.
Auckland, New Zealand
A great time had by all !!
We went to Raro for our wedding and decided to stay at Raro Beach Bach cause it can accommodate large groups, and what a good choice, as it was perfect and everyone had a great time! If you have relaxation in mind this certainly is the place to go.
The property has everything you can possibly need with a great location and excellent facilities and Ian is always just a phone call away if you do need anything else.
Thank you for everything Ian and if we ever come that way again we certainly will be in touch.
Peter and Dawn Spence
Te Awamutu, New Zealand 3800
Excellent Holiday Location
We have just returned from a 2 x week stay in the Cook Islands during March/ April this year.
The Raro Beach Bach house and units are all well equipped, clean, homely and private.
The Pacific island landscaping is very attractive and the site is raised just above a beach that is suitable for swimming or close to other sandy bays a short walk away.
The panoramic view is brilliant over the lagoon and out to the reef. You hear the movement of the surf making it feel you are very much on a relaxing holiday.
Ian is a great host and visits the site periodically to ensure all services are working well.
Hire a car, a bike or use the Rarotongan bus service which travels the circumference of the Island, clockwise or anti-clock wise regularly each day.
We have visited many island locations over the years and our stay at the Raro Beach Bach units was by far the most enjoyable to date.
We are pleased to be able to give feedback on our experience and are planning to stay with Ian again next year.
For any couples, families or larger groups wanting self contained accommodation in Rarotonga we can highly recommend the Raro Beach Bach.
Peter and Dawn Spence
New Zealand, 3800
Bev and Sandy Forrest
Perth, Western Australia
Amazing 16 days in paradise
Our second trip to Rarotonga and we spent 16 wonderful days at Raro Beach Bach (main house). The very clean house had everything required to make our stay comfortable and very enjoyable. 3 double bedrooms in main bach, with studios on the same property that can accommodate another 6 people. Great for families. The location was excellent with snorkeling and swimming possible right at our door step. Views across the water or the beautiful hills while sunbaking on the deck was a pleasure. Also Vaima's is a great restaurant within walking distance. Wigmores Supermarket is near by and open 7 days a week for extra supplies. Thanks Ian for a terrific stay and your wonderful hospitality.
A wonderful family holiday
A roomy bach with everything one needs for a holiday. We had the main bach which has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The covered verandah area outside was fantastic. Plenty of space for everyone even when pourong with rain. There is great snorkeling in front of the bach. Extremely good value for money.
Auckland, New Zealand
My very loud and very sporty family of 6 (2x adults and 4x children aged 10,9, 5 and 3) spent 11 days and 10 nights at Raro Beach Bach in the main house from Dec 12th. It was excellent to say the least. The owner was very relaxed which meant that our stay was comfortable and laid back. The house has everything you need including our favourite portable bar fridge and external power points for evening entertaining. The beds are very comfortable (even for those who end up crashing on the sofa beds). the water pressure is usually a problemm in Raro, but not at Raro Beach Bach...showering is a pleasure...our friends and family who stayed in Raro for a wedding we attended all ended up frequenting our home because it was just delightful especially the sundowns (and sun rises) awesome photo ops and relax areas...Bbqs all day long. Really looking forward to our next trip and stay. Thank you for the wonderful memories
Wellington, New Zealand
Fantastic Place to stay
This is the second time to Rarotonga and we decided to stay at the Raro Beach Bach. There were 10 of us all up (4 adults and 6 children) and we hired the house and a unit of which were very clean and tidy. We all had a fantastic time swimming and snorkeling in the lagoon, cooking on the BBQ for breakfast, lunch and tea. Ian even came and picked us up at the airport on Xmas day. Cheers Ian we had a great time and I have already recommended your place to a couple of clients.
A group haven
We booked the entire accommodation for our Vaka Eiva experience which can accommodate 14 people comfortably. It has everything you need and there is no where in Raro that is too far to the avarua township. The large communual outdoor setting was the reason for our selection to this property enabling our sports group to foster a whanau kinship sharing meals, meetings and games together, this team bonding setting in an idyllic surrounding adding a winning ingredient to the success of our VE campaign.
I recommend this beautiful house to any group large or small and will definately return again.
Great venue for larger than average group
Great tp have the large house for the family and having all our friends nearby in the unit. Great location. Felt at home right away able to tether the kayaks to the bouy out the front with confidence. Good snorkeling and close to everything and local shop
Large and comfortable with everything we needed. Ian was just a phone call away if we needed something
Everything you could ever need
Well where do we start. Ian met us at the airport and helped as piled all the family and Luggage into his car and the rental off to this place of paradise. We had our daughters wedding in six days time. The accomadation was just perfect for the all the adults and kids. We were just so relaxed there . The little ones and adults just loved snorkling out in the lagoon it was so safe.We will be back
Great place, cant fault it at all, all the comforts of home plus more, but the bonus of being on holiday Would always stay there if we go back to rarotonga
Better than a resort anyday, as you have your own space, and can swim right out the front
An amazing holiday
We travelled to Rarotonga as a group of 7 last week and had an amazing time. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and Ian & Tu, the owners of the bach, really went above and beyond for us - we were very grateful for all their help. The bach is extremely comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The views from the house and the deck were fantastic and we almost couldn't believe how close we were to the water! The location of the house is perfect - close to lots of good snorkelling spots and a short drive to town, but in a nice quiet location. We can't wait to go back!
Northland New Zealand
60 Birthday Holiday
We were a group of 12 celebrating my 60th Birthday. Excellent accommodation almost made to order. Perfect setting on the water with plenty of individual privacy when required and great shared areas that we used constantly. I have to say we were all plesently suprised as we had no idea what to expect. Resturants, cafe's and shops all handy and very helpful. We had a great time and wished we had stayed longer. Ian was very helpful, met us at the airport and saw us settled in. Only negative comments from our group was that the reading lighting in the units could be improved.
Taupo New Zealand
Perfect Place to stay
Great place to stay right on beach.
We had a fabulous time and look forward to coming back to stay again.
Thanks so much.
Ian,Felicity and the anniversary party
Waitarere Beach Horwhenua New Zealand
A truly wonderful place to stay for a group of friends.
Hi there, we recently celebrated our Ruby (40th) wedding anneiversay and decided to ask a group of very special friends to accompany us to Rarotonga. I emailed a group of accomodation choices. Ian was the first to reply, offered us a very good rate and deal.We decided after getting the other replies back that we would give Raro Beach Bach a go. Well it turned out to be all we wanted, was just fabulous for our group of 12.
We eat our main meals out most nights but had wonderful breakfasts and lunches at the Bach's, it was amazing.
We found everything to be all we needed and having our own space just great. Another time we would have our main meals at the Bach's too, as was so good.
None of the group wanted to come home to New Zealand, we all loved it so much. We highly recommend the Raro Beach Bach. Ian thank you again, we hope to come again soon. You were fantastic to deal with, very much appreciated .
Tony and Sharon
We stayed for a week at Raro Beach Bach. The place is very well set up, and private. All new appliances, bathrooms and bedrooms at each end of the house meant that both couples had privacy as required (we went as two couples).
The lagoon is right at the doorstep and the snorkling was excellent. We had requested some supplies be available prior to our arrival and these were all there went we got in.
Sitting in the sun on the deck with a beer, it was peaceful and relaxing. AAA+++
Couldn't ask for more
This is a great place for anyone who wants a clean, spacious and relaxing time in Raro. Ian - the manager - made our stay memorable and provided well equipped accommodation right on the beach. The bach has all modern amenities and is walking distance to the local (well stocked) shop. I thoroughly recommend a stay here for couples, families and groups. Excellent!
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