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Te Vakaroa Villas

Main Road, Muri Cook Islands
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#5 of 18 Specialty lodging in Muri
This new property offers six beachfront villas that face Muri Lagoon. 3 x 1 Brm Villas at the ground level and 3 x 2 Brm Villas at the 1st level each with views across the pool to the beach and lagoon. All villas are highly appointed, with large terraces, full kitchens complete with dishwashers, microwaves, frig/freezers, DVDs, surround cinema with flat screen TVs, satellite TV reception. Blue Tooth connectivity to in room speakers,and WiFi internet connections. Each Villa has its own laundry. A freshwater pool, spa and large daybed are located right above the beach. Welcome fruit platter provided on arrival and complimentary tropical breakfasts delivered to your villa daily, with room service available from the adjoining restaurant. Private car meet/greet and airport transfers $ 20 per person each way are recommended given our property is only manned between 8.30am and 4.30pm.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Paid wifi
Hot tub
Infinity pool
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
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James S wrote a review Mar 2020
22 contributions17 helpful votes
My friends and stayed at the villas for one week. Upon check out we were told airport transfers aren’t included and need to be paid for, $50 per person. We were absolutely shocked. Having travelled to the Cook Islands multiple times I am aware all Accommodation includes transfers. This was an unbelievable attempt by the hotel to rip us off. The manager Poko was so rude about it and then proceeded to tell us if we didn’t pay she would have to pay for it out of her pocket. Which was a complete lie and a further attempt to make us pay. Regrettably with very limited time to spare (our bags already in the transfer car) before needing to catch our flight we paid the money. I am furious we paid for it in hindsight as it was a complete gouging. I don’t mind paying for anything if I know prior and I agree too it. This was a complete trick to get us to pay.... shameful. The accommodation it self is nice but it is getting worn and tired. Not 5 star and not for the price. The reception or “service” is laughable. No one is ever there nor do they pick up the phone. We had a leaking air conditioner which got fixed on our last day...a week after advising them. The pool spa isn’t working. Nor does it appear it will be. The website also offers free car rental if you stay for a week. Not true, once we asked about it. Get one night free if you stay a week. Also not true. Honestly stay somewhere else... the owners/manger are dishonest people who will attempt to rip you off if they can.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Des Eggelton, Owner at Te Vakaroa Villas
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Kia Orana, As a means to respond it is clear this report on our property is nothing more than 'sour grapes' from unappreciative guests who booked on a deal thru Expedia then wanted a number of inclusions that were not part of the original discounted rates provided. In all correspondence with these clients ( as we do with all clients ) we advise at time of first contact that transfers are available at a cost. To suggest otherwise is to show ignorance of actual communications transmitted. Upgrading and ,modernising with new expensive interior furnishings has recently been carried out and we pride ourselves on maintaining a smart modern décor and surroundings. Simply check out the many great reports we continue to receive.. While there was a problem with the air conditioning, which I apologise for, we attempted a number of times to have our contractor attend to this smartly but without success. Everyone is welcome to their input and we appreciate positive critism but angry dribble is just that. Kia Manuia Des Eggelton Owner.
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Steve J wrote a review Feb 2020
Camano Island, Washington5 contributions1 helpful vote
Te Vakaroa Villas are the epitome of class and luxury accomodations. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, the friendly service from Rick and Poko and his staff is fantastic , The Villas are the finest in Rarotonga. The location is spectacular the best on the Island for everything you may need for grocery needs or restaurant locations. We spent another wonderful week in Jan 2020 with family and friends. We are planning to make an annual visit from here out to Te Vakaroa Villas, the gem of Roratonga. Rick even helped me wrap up my new 8 string Ukelele for travel back home. We will definitely be back in March 2021. Steve and LuAnn Johnsen
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Every unit is exceptional both one and two bedroom villas.
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bhalls wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia9 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely the best villas on the island. Terrific location and wonderful lagoon views from every room. We stayed in a two bedroom villa with a family of four. Plenty of space, two levels and classy fit out. Lovely breakfast delivered every morning and plenty of restaurants walking distance up and down the beach to choose from for lunch and dinner. We priced two rooms at nearby resorts for our family but they were old and in need of a refurb. Te Vakaroa Villas are well maintained and very classy! Nick, Poko, Helen and the boys looked after us the entire time making sure our rooms were well cleaned and the premises spotless. Shame the surrounding accommodation couldn't boast the same standard! Most definitely would recommend this place to anyone thinking of going to the Cook Islands. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Brady Halls and family.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from tevakaroa, Owner at Te Vakaroa Villas
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Kia Orana Brady and family Your review is greatly appreciated and we are glad you enjoyed the property and the facilities. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We would like to wish you all the very best for 2020 and maybe we will be lucky enough to have you stay with us agin sometime. Kind regards, Nick Reeves
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Allan wrote a review Dec 2019
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Te Vakaroa Villas are sensational ! We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa which has two levels. The photos on the website looked great but nothing prepared me for actually walking in there - my mouth dropped - they are huge with high stud ceiling, modern appliances and a beautiful veranda with great views of the lagoon. The bedroom's are upstairs and each room (separated by hall wall with tons of storage) has its own ensuite. The bedding is very comfortable and the master has its own little veranda with sweeping views of the lagoon. It was so warm we left the doors to the veranda open all night ! Thats what we wanted :) We were treated to the sun rising right in front of us - what a beautiful sight. In front of the villa's is a large pool with spa. It also has a shaded area with comfortable seating. There is also a deck with seating which overlooks the beach. While this is a great place, we found the staff added to the whole experience. Poku the manager had kept great communication with us via email and we enjoyed stopping by for a chat and was never too busy to help, she organised great deals on car hire for us as well. Helen, the housekeeper was an absolute delight and Tui the groundsmen always had a cheery smile on his face ! These are good people :) They are set right on the beach front and right in the heart of what is happening in Muri Beach being just a short walk from the Night Market (awesome), Dairy with ATM (24 hours), Bluesky (everyone needs a SIM card to stay connected), souvenir shopping (Treasure Chest - they are cheaper than in town and better quality) and Sails restaurant (great eating and wine selection. It might not be everyone's taste but the boys next door at Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruises start with the drums and singing at around 8am, as part of their performance which lasts maybe an hour or so and you can hear music throughout the day until around 9:30pm - we loved it, it added to the experience and think its great that people are having a good time. We would love to come back and are going to start saving our pennies.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: The left hand and middle villa's maybe a little quieter though as they are further removed...
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Response from tevakaroa, Owner at Te Vakaroa Villas
Responded Dec 16, 2019
Kia Orana Allan Thank you for your detailed review which is very helpful to us and future guests. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us here and we love it when people take the time to review us, good or bad. Please have a very Merry Xmas and a fabulous New Year and hopefully we may see you here again one day soon. Kind regards, Nick Reeves
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sbwebb847 wrote a review Nov 2019
Palmerston North, New Zealand7 contributions
A really beautiful, luxurious, well-equipped complex, elegantly designed and with wonderful views of the lagoon. The kitchen, bathroom, laundry, air-conditioning, fans, window systems, TV, bed etc all top notch. Also very conveniently placed for dining out and other activities. Service was thoughtful and polite. The complex faces straight into the trade winds, which meant the terrace was not as warm as expected, and the breeze constant, but this could be a boon in hotter months. There were other little courtyards to sit out in however. The complex itself was really quiet, with only occasional noise from adjacent venues. Given the expense it would be wise to include the cost of wifi in the package, but when we suggested this, it sounded unlikely to be addressed. Apparently wifi is costly everywhere in Rarotonga.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: All good, all facing the pool and beyond it the lagoon.
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Response from tevakaroa, Owner at Te Vakaroa Villas
Responded Dec 16, 2019
Kia Orana Thank you for your review, it was nice to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Yes, the wind can blow into the property but I guess we all have to live with a few issues and that is not such a bad one. Wifi is a real issue here on the island as it is all satellite provided and therefore expensive. It comes down to the simple fact we are very isolated and have a small population therefore it costs more for most things. I always suggest people read a book for a change, you need to chill out and get away from all that stuff. If you are just emailing not too bad at all but files, photos are pretty expensive to send. We would like to wish you a Merry Xmas and a fantastic 2020. Kind regards, Nick Reeves
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$395 - $577 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Te Vakaroa Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Te Vakaroa Villas?
Nearby attractions include Te Vara Nui Village (0.1 miles), Over-Water Night Show & Dinner (0.1 miles), and Muri Lagoon (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Te Vakaroa Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Te Vakaroa Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Te Vakaroa Villas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Te Vakaroa Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Te Vakaroa Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring, Vili's Burger Joint, and Deli-Licious Cafe Limited.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Te Vakaroa Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Te Vakaroa Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Te Vakaroa Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Te Vakaroa Villas?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Te Vakaroa Villas?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (4.5 miles).
Does Te Vakaroa Villas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.