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Driveway up to Cottage. Owner's house behind.
Road down to the beach
Beach view
Beach view at sunset
Studio bedroom
View of studio bedroom from kitchen/entry
View from studio bedroom facing kitchen and entry
Studio bedroom
Kitchen
Living and dining area
View through kitchen of studio bedroom
Living and dining area, view through to separate private bedroom
Living and dining area overlooking tropical gardens
Private separate bedroom
Living area with Single bed and trundler. View through to separate private bedroom.
Living and dining area, view through to separate private bedroom
Kitchen and entry to bathroom and laundry
Bathroom - toilet and shower
View of tropical gardens from front deck
Front deck view from entry
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Arorangi, Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands

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jaydouble...
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
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“We were very impressed with the cottage and loved every moment of our stay”
Reviewed September 7, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Linda made us feel so welcome. She has created a beautiful cottage with all the home comforts. We had chats on a daily basis about the wonderful and surprising things we discovered in Rarotonga . We were fascinated with the coconut palms and were given a personal demonstration on how to husk and scrape a coconut. These things make a stay so special.... i.e. the people. Loved the Pununga Nui Market. Try the little Rarotongan bananas and track done the Pofferjtes (Baby Dutch Pancakes) stall. Every day we snorkelled and did an outer reef dive with Dive Rarotonga seeing abundant marine life. In summary, a perfect stay.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cate R
Sydney, Australia
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“Peaceful, Comfortable and Relaxing”
Reviewed August 9, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Our stay at this cottage was fantastic. Linda helped us organise our airport transfer and even dropped us off to the local market on the morning we arrived. The snorkelling at the local beach was great. The cottage had everything we needed, it was very clean, very comfortable and the garden was just delightful.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: Great Snorkelling
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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HelenA A
Sydney
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“Fantastic accommodation”
Reviewed July 23, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Many thanks to Linda for making our stay so pleasant. I christened her the "passionfruit fairy" because they kept appearing on our verandah table - absolutely luscious! A truly wonderful stay and a great hostess. Highly recommended for a great get-away!

Date of stay: July 2015
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
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OzDownUnd...
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“We loved our stay at Island Harmony Cottage”
Reviewed July 19, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A week was not long enough at this spotless, peaceful well equipped home away from home.
Linda made us feel very welcome, had milk water and fruit ready for our arrival and made sure we had a continuous supply of fresh passionfruit throughout our stay. We were only a short walk away from the beach and at night we enjoyed the sound of the surf, with only the occasional rooster!
It would have been less convenient without the hire car as there were several attractions we enjoyed on the other side of the island and it was nice not having to rely on the bus especially when it was very wet..

Date of stay: July 2015
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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NZbex83
Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful, clean cottage, great location”
Reviewed June 12, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Island Harmony Cottage is a fantastic holiday rental that was an ideal base for myself and my partner on our recent trip to Rarotonga. It is a beautiful cottage and was immaculately clean.

It only takes about 40mins to scoot all the way around Rarotonga, and the key spots are the main town of Avarua (North), Muri Beach (South East) and the much-lauded snorkelling spots of 'Black Rock' (West) and 'Fruits of Rarotonga' (South). We found Island Harmony to be perfectly situated to get the most out of all these places - based just off Aroa Beach on the South-West side of the island, it was close enough that nothing was more than a 10-15mins ride away, but far enough that we could keep ourselves to ourselves away from the main hubs when we preferred.

The only mistake we made was to not appreciate the beach right on our doorstep until the very end of our holiday - we heard from everyone we asked that undoubtedly the best two snorkelling spots were 'Fruits' and 'Black Rock' - and while these are certainly both great locations, the beach right in front of Island Harmony had the benefit of being much quieter (verging on private), and easy access to the water (at Fruits you have to navigate some rock to get into the water). The only downside was that the coral access is tidal, so you need to time your visit to get the most out of your snorkelling here.

Linda was a lovely host who greeted us on arrival, and even allowed us to use the property all day on our day of checkout because we had a late afternoon flight and her next guests weren't due for a couple of days.

We won't hesitate to book Island Harmony Cottage next time we visit Rarotonga. Thanks for everything Linda!

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: Incredibly clean, cottage also stayed cool during the hotter days
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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NelC500
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect spot for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed May 22, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Upon arriving at the Island Harmony Cottage, we were immediately impressed with the spaciousness of the 2 bedroom cottage. We were greeted by warm and welcoming Linda. Even though we arrived very late at night, Linda took time to greet us and show us around. Linda took care to ensure we had all the necessities needed for our stay, as well as providing seasonal fruit on arrival (plus some extras throughout our stay and invitation to help ourselves to the fruit trees on the property).

The surrounds of the property itself are so tranquil and exactly what we needed for our relaxing holiday. The cottage is located an easy short 3 minute walk to one of the best beach spots on the Island; just tucked away from the main road to give the privacy and peace we were looking for. Each morning we awoke to the lush trees and flowers surrounding the cottage. The deck was a perfect spot to just sit and enjoy the views.

Whilst the cottage is located on the island side closer to the town centre and airport, we experienced no noise pollution of cars and scooters, or airplanes.

Having looked at numerous accommodations on the island, this was definitely best value for money for us on a great spot on the Island. If you are looking for a relaxing, private and tranquil holiday experience, away from the typical tourist spots at Muri on the other side of the island, this is definitely the spot to be.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: Hassle free dealings with Linda who made the whole booking process so easy and stress free; Privacy of the cottage and spaciousness was impressive; close to a great beach for swimming and snorkelling; great value for money
Liked least: Nothing we did not like about the cottage itself. Travelling to Rarotonga generally, If you are a light sleeper, you may wish to invest in some earplugs as there are chickens, roosters and native birds and can be vociferous at times.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Kirsten G
Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
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“Island Paradise”
Reviewed May 4, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

Walking into Harmony Island Cottage on arrival in Raro we were welcomed with fresh tropical fruits from Linda's garden which were sublime, then immediately told to help ourselves from the trees outside during the course of our stay......the cottage is spacious, airy & light, hugely comfortable, & has everything & more that one needs. We felt at home immediately. It’s also the perfect place to stay, down a side road lined with palm trees, opening into the most beautiful colourful private quiet garden, we felt right at home & as if we were one of the locals. The snorkelling right off the beach across the road from the cottage was actually some of the best we experienced, full of beautiful tropical fish & coral. Shipwreck bar just a short walk up the beach was magic & a bit further up the beach from there was Castaway Resort with another fab beach bar & great food served whilst sipping cocktails watching the sun go down. It's situated in a great stretch of the island, a truly wonderful, picturesque spot.

Lindas warm welcome & friendly relaxed way topped off the most magical week. Cannot wait to go back for more. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Harmony Cottage and highly recommend it.
Thankyou Linda!!

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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