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Kakera Villa Apartments

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Beach Side, Turangi, Muri | Ngatangiia, Cook Islands
Kakera Villa Apartments
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed in late April / early May for 8 nights in the one bedroom (Pepe) apartment and loved our stay. Fantastic roomy private apartment with everything you need including a great outdoor area. It was good having our own laundry facilities, especially when travelling with a child. Location is nice and close to Muri. For us having an apartment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love this place.The entire place (I got a walk through of a lot of the units) is exquisitely clean, light-filled, fresh and modern, and this works well for me as I need clean lodging in order to relax. Each unit is so lovingly maintained in its own colorful and fresh motif that I could hardly decide which my favorite... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Our first time oversea family travel with our 11 month old baby. Melinda and Andrew are so nice they made our stay wonderful. Design of the apartment is so amazing greatly suits for families and lots of space for an active baby crawling around :D Good location too very short drive to the Muri beach and close to town. And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Virtually our entire outrigger canoe team of 10 people descended on Melinda and Kakera Villa together for Rarotonga's huge annual Vaka Eiva event, and right from the very first minute Melinda made us feel welcome and at home. The location is gorgeous and quite convenient to anything you need (bearing in mind the small size of the island) and the... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

When we researched accommodation we read many great reviews for Kakera, but were slightly concerned that there were no recent reviews (the most recent was over one year old). I can only guess that in the past year Kakera guests have returned home completely relaxed, happy and content, too relaxed to bother with review writing. I'm not in the habit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

we had a antastic stay at Kakera Apartments. We stayed in Apartment Pepe, the 1 bedroom apartment. The unit was modern, cool, funky and well set out. It was a good location for a short drive to Muri Lagoon as well as into Avarua town. We travelled in September and didn't need Air Conditioning (the fans and windows produced enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We revisted Apartments Kakera twice in the same year on the strength of the warm hosts, great location and private facilities. Apartment Ra was quite warm in October/November but the fan and the private plunge pool helped us cool down. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Andrew and Melinda and the fabulous Apartments Kakera as an excellent, private and quiet destination... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

After planning a surprise getaway for my Mother, I had chosen to stay at Apartments Kakera for our 2 weeks from Jan/Feb 2013 in The Cook Islands. Needless to say this place is absolutely amazing. At first, I was a bit weary being that there isn't too many reviews about Apartments Kakera compared to other Apartments and Home stays in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We spent a 6 days here. Melinda and Andrew were fantastic. The apartment was equipped with everything we needed. Great range of games for the kids, and also a book collection in case you run out. The complimentary coffee was delish. The pancake breakfast was devine!!! And thanks for taking us to the ceremony, it was a wonderful experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Well where to start & what to say that already hasn't been said, Melinda & Andrew the hosts are amazing they went above & beyond to make our stay & our special day something to remember. The food, decorations, from something as small as candle holders was perfect everything we wanted & more. My husband & I stayed in apartment... More 

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