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Captain James Retreat

Muri, Cook Islands
Captain James Retreat

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome stay here, very cosy and homely. Location was awesome and only had the odd couple of people walking along the beach every day so was nice and private for swimming. Woke up every morning to the sound of drums and the sight of the lagoon cruise boats going past which was nice. Only a couple of minutes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I was a bit skeptical at first reading some other reviews of our accomodation but OMG I have no idea what people were thinking! The PERFECT holiday house, comfy beds, big kitchen and the ability to bring out your ingenuity and improvisation skills if something is missing. We even got married on the property right near the beach and wouldn't... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Despite some areas which were disappointing with this house, we made the most of our stay in Rarotonga. The house was a good size for two couples. We enjoyed the large verandah and the hammock.There were overhead fans in every room which were put to good use as it was hot and humid. the kitchen was poorly supplied with cutlery... More 

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GEELONG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We have been to the Cook Islands several times now and this visit decided to rent a house instead of staying in a resort. Thoroughly enjoyed having a whole house to stay in, it was great. The house was spacious and comfortable and would easily suit a small family. There was no air con but ceiling fans in all rooms... More 

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sydney
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5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed for 6 days and enjoyed the house very much it is well laid out, has everything you need and you have your own beach. Its next to Te Manava (rumours) which is one of the most expensive places to stay.. beach is not really great for swimming as its quite rocky (as all of Muri is) but good... More 

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Hastings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My friend from Melbourne and I have just had an amazing holiday at Captain James Retreat. The house is so spacious, and has everything you would want. Very spacious rooms, well equipped and the arrival breakfast pack was more than expected. The owners are very helpful, friendly, bringing fresh fruit and fish. Giving tips and info on the island. We... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Captain James' Retreat more than lived up to expectations. Perfect setting, great access to everything very spacious with all facilities. We and our kids loved it. We got married on the beach right behind the property and all our guests were extremely jealous of where we were staying. It is very private would recommend over any of the resorts. Great... More 

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misterton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Just my wife and I stayed here for one week. The setting is absolutely idyllic,and the house itself is absolutely great and has everything you need for a total chill out break from the rat race of everyday life. The kayaks are very handy and the snorkelling is out of this world. There are loads of good restaurants within walking... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

This property is set back off the absolute beach front by about 20 metres. The website photos were a good representation. Kids loved the front yard and beach front. There was a kayak and good supplies, eggs butter cereal and milk and a loaf of bread in fridge for our arrival. Modern appliances and cooking equpment, lovely deck and hammocks.... More 

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Waiheke Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

Spacious rooms with everything I needed - I had heard about Warren's hospitality and I was not disappointed -heaps of room and I was so close to the beach It really was paradise. What a great aspect -Self catering was great - everything real close whatever you needed you could get - even had great sounds and dvds for laxing... More 

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