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Anchor's Sand- Its always a good day at the beach

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
5 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
A large 2 story house with 4 good sized bedrooms that sleep 8 comfortably located right on Tikioki beach. Open plan living downstairs dining, living and kitchen with expansive views over the lagoon. Large deck area with ample outdoor living, there is also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water.. A fully equipped kitchen with all stainless steal appliances. The large dining table is commissioned and has been designed to seat 8 comfortably. A large 46 inch LCD Flatscreen TV along with harddrive with over 800 movies to choose from. There is a Stereo/CD player with ipod connection. There are expansive views of the beach and sliding doors open onto the deck with BBQ and ample outdoor seating. There is a an outdoor shower with hot and cold water. There is 1 bedroom with a queen downstairs alo...A large 2 story house with 4 good sized bedrooms that sleep 8 comfortably located right on Tikioki beach. Open plan living downstairs dining, living and kitchen with expansive views over the lagoon. Large deck area with ample outdoor living, there is also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water.. A fully equipped kitchen with all stainless steal appliances. The large dining table is commissioned and has been designed to seat 8 comfortably. A large 46 inch LCD Flatscreen TV along with harddrive with over 800 movies to choose from. There is a Stereo/CD player with ipod connection. There are expansive views of the beach and sliding doors open onto the deck with BBQ and ample outdoor seating. There is a an outdoor shower with hot and cold water. There is 1 bedroom with a queen downstairs along with the bathroom with a shower. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms 2 with queen beds and 1 with singles that can be put together to make a king. The upstairs bathroom has 1 shower as well as a bathtub. The property is fully fenced and fully insect screened. Within walking distance you have 2 dairies which provide the basics - milk bread butter and are open from 6am to 9pm everyday. There is also the popular snorkeling area of Fruits Of Raro along with a cafe and and arts and craft store. Rumours Waterfall Spa is just a short walk away. Within close driving proximity in one direction is Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and Cafe, Little Polynesian Resort and Moana Sands Resort wity Sands Restaurant. In the other direction you have popular Muri Beach with cafes restaurants, arts and crafts, etc,
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bedrooms
3 Kings2 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Full baths1 Shower

Meet the host
Mark B
Hosting since February 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (6)
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996kirstie
996kirstie
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxation with perfect views
The best snorkeling on the Island, perfect location and the water is amazing ! The house is well set up with everything you need, just bring a book and sunhat . Well located with shops and resorts nearby to get anything you need ! Thanks Mark , we will be back
Visited July 2017
Written 19 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mark B
Mark B
Thank you so much for the awesome review, so glad you had a great time, see you again soon!
Written 21 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Felicity C
Felicity C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning views, beach, house and host
We have just spent a glorious 10 days at Anchor's Sand - it's a special location - great beach for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. It's a good spot to see the whales cruising past as well. It is also close to a good range of cafes, restaurants and resorts. The house is well set up with everything you need to cook your own meals. What sets this place apart was the kindness and hospitality shown by Mark, and Peter - they went out of their way to make sure our holiday was relaxed and special. Thank you.
Visited October 2016 Travelled with family
Written 19 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dianne S
Dianne S
Thames, New Zealand17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome accommodation, fantastic spot to stay
Loved every minute of our stay at Anchor's Sand, Beautiful house , very comfortable and spacious. The view from the deck is stunning and fantastic snorkeling a few foot steps from the deck! Thanks for making us feel so welcome and going the extra mile to make sure our stay was perfect. Highly recommend this spot and the brand new house right next door. Thank you again.
Visited September 2016 Travelled with family
Written 2 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marie F
Marie F
Auckland Central, New Zealand189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect island holiday!
Our family of 6 (2 adults, 2 teenagers and twins aged 11 years) stayed in July 2016 in the NZ school holidays. Anchor's Sand was perfect for us. It is right on the beach, has a large deck with large living spaces and four bedrooms. The kitchen had everything you could wish for & the house was very clean and stylish. The snorkelling straight off our beach has to be the best on the island! The deck is also very protected from the wind. The location of the house is really good - just down from Muri Beach (a ten minute walk along the beach) but none of the Muri Beach wind. It is a short drive from Avarua so very easy access to the airport and supermarkets. We loved Anchor's Sand and would love to stay again!
Visited July 2016
Written 19 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

WOW2010
WOW2010
Hamilton, New Zealand106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Raro at it's BEST
This was ideally suited for our family requirements, so spacious, well equipped to make the holiday that much better and of course absolute water front. Mark has the place very well presented and extremely helpful. Being right on the water front it was so easy to slip in and out of the lagoon 4-5 times a day. A very relaxing holiday.
Visited January 2016 Travelled with family
Written 26 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

VetJo
VetJo
Te Awamutu, New Zealand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect for families
We were two families with young children travelling together. The house was perfect! Location - fantastic the best beach on the island and as close to the water as you can get. Perfect snorkeling (Captain Tama and Koka tours) moor their boats right opposite the house!). There was also plenty of sandy coral free patches for swimming. The kids enjoyed multiple swims everyday then racing back to the house to warm up in the amazing outdoor shower. You could spend all day on the deck just watching the waves crash on the reef, while the kids happily played on the sand collecting coconuts and splashing in the rock pools. The house is large, clean and modern, the big kitchen and fantastic BBQ outside were well used. As was the extensive library of movies to watch. When we travelling with a baby and having a cot and high chair was great. The blender was used everyday for pina coladas! There is a large water cooler with filtered water also that is easy to refill. Kayaks are provided and made for great adventures paddling around to the motu at Muri. It is only a 15 minute walk to Muri and the Pacific resort (you can even walk along the beach). Have lunch at LBV then some beach side cocktails. And a definte was the night markets for dinner in Muri. Two minutes walk to Rumours waterfall spa for an amazing hydro massage. Also only 5 minutes walk to the amazing tropical gardens. Wifi is provided and you can buy cards at the telecom shop in Muri. The house was serviced every few days but everything you needed had been thought of.
Visited June 2015
Written 8 July 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mark B
Mark B
Fantastic feedback! So glad you enjoyed the house, we tried to think of everything for that family holiday and it looks like it has worked. Thank you and I hope you come visit us again. Kia manuia Mark
Written 10 July 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Services
  • Housekeeping included

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About the neighbourhood
Tikioki lagoon has the best snorkeling on the island, Fruits of Raro a populat tourist snorkel area is located just 100 meters along the beach. The 2 main lagoon tour operators Captain Tama's and Koka Lagoon Tours anchor off the front off the house for snorkeling. Matutu Brewery is located just along the road, they produce local beer and have brewery tours - a must do while on the island. Also located across the road is Rito Oil, specialising in cold pressed coconut oils and creams also a must do while staying at the house. The house is convienently located a short walk (10 mins) or a drive (2 min) to popular Muri Beach which has a plethora of Cafes, restaurants, car and scooter hire companies and the popular night market.
Access
Car not needed

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Anchor's Sand- Its always a good day at the beach

Anchor's Sand- Its always a good day at the beach is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Anchor's Sand- Its always a good day at the beach has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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