THIS large two-bedroomed furnished villa is a semi-rural property just a short walk from the beach at Muri, in the south-east corner of Rarotonga. Although many visitors seek beachside accommodation, they sometimes don't realise that the beach is also very close to the traffic which runs along the main road encircling the island.
If you want the authentic experience of living on Rarotonga with peace and quiet and total relaxation then this is the place for you. Are Meika (Banana House) has been recently extended and renovated and is situated in a quiet, unsealed road ending in a cul-de-sac in the area of Aremango, Ngatangiia. It captures the cool, prevailing south-east trade wind.
The house is five minutes walk from the main road where round-the-island buses stop and a further five minutes to the nearest beach at Muri. Are Meika is set on a half-acre among banana trees. It has polished concrete floors and is of concrete brick construction (cool in the hot weather) and has extensive verandahs facing north and west to protect against the afternoon sun. It also has high ceilings which allow maximum air circulation
- Tiled shower.
- Separate laundry with automatic washing machine.
- Ceiling fans.
- Full size gas stove with grill and oven, microwave, refrigerator with freezer.
- Radio, TV and DVD player.
- Queen size bed in one room, two singles in the other.
There are grocery shops at the village of Muri for day-to-day supplies.
Rates valid until March 31 2017.
The tariff for Are Meika is NZ$630 per week for two people and extra days are NZ$83.00. Late checkout is NZ$45.00. Transfers from and to the airport are $35 per adult and $10 per child under 12. The house is suitable for a couple and one other adult, or two small children. For additional people at the property over the age of 12 years the tariff is NZ$20.00 per person per night. Stays longer than three weeks can be negotiated. Please check availability by e-mail to Are Meika.
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