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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
5 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Come and experience our brand new swimming pool and covered pergola! Onu Bay is a 5 bedroom Executive House on the western sunset side of Rarotonga. The house is perfect for a family holiday or to share with friends - a home away from home. Onu Bay offers plenty to enjoy your holiday in paradise. The house is set back in a garden just 40 metres (approx) from a beautiful white sandy beach where the swimming is safe and snorkelling is easy. This two storey house with 2 bathrooms has generous living inside and out. A fully functional and open plan kitchen means you can prepare meals in the company of others. Or take a walk and enjoy local restaurant offerings. Read a book on the verandah, or have cocktails down at the lagoon, which is just a short stroll down a quiet sealed accessway beside ...Come and experience our brand new swimming pool and covered pergola! Onu Bay is a 5 bedroom Executive House on the western sunset side of Rarotonga. The house is perfect for a family holiday or to share with friends - a home away from home. Onu Bay offers plenty to enjoy your holiday in paradise. The house is set back in a garden just 40 metres (approx) from a beautiful white sandy beach where the swimming is safe and snorkelling is easy. This two storey house with 2 bathrooms has generous living inside and out. A fully functional and open plan kitchen means you can prepare meals in the company of others. Or take a walk and enjoy local restaurant offerings. Read a book on the verandah, or have cocktails down at the lagoon, which is just a short stroll down a quiet sealed accessway beside the house to the beach. Everything is close when you stay in Rarotonga. Walk, bike, bus, scooter or car—there are plenty of places to go and things to see and do. When you stay at Onu Bay you will find it: •is a quiet, relaxing environment •is spacious and roomy •is perfect for families and larger groups •means a self-service stay without interruptions •has an outdoor setting perfect for families •has easy access to the stunning soft white sand and safe waters to swim and snorkel •has a bakery right across the road •located adjacent to the Sunset Resort and Anchorage Restaurant. If you are looking for a fantastic holiday house in Rarotonga - come and stay at our place and experience it all for yourself! To reduce the amount of wear and tear the house experiences with extra losses/breakages that we have experienced in the past with extended families visiting, we do not allow our house to be used as a 'base' for others staying elsewhere, or extra friends and family to drop by and visit.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendly
Check with ownerSmoking allowed
No events.
Bedrooms
5 Super Kings
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Jo M
Hosting since September 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Quest32064
Quest32064
1 contribution
Absolutely fabulous
We are 4 older lady friends first time visiting Rarotonga the house was just perfect in every way. Spacious, great setting, a very well equiped holiday home. Enjoyed an early morning swim in the pool,bakery across the road is excellent. Rick and Jo very welcoming and informative,large bunches of bananas and then passion fruits arrived curtesy of Rick.Would recommend this property to anyone, would be ideal for families or groups of friends. Thanks Joe and Rick hope to see you again 😊
Visited October 2022
Written 5 November 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Phillip B
Phillip B
Palmerston North, New Zealand209 contributions
We returned to paradise
I said in my previous review for this property that I would like to return and 5 years later we did. Another couple that we travelled with celebrated there wedding anniversary and then a few days later we had a double birthday on the same day. Last time we stayed at Onubay there were seven of us but this time there were only four. The great layout of this house meant that each couple had there own wing with bedroom and bathroom. All the living space is through the centre of the house with three other bedrooms upstairs. There is heaps of chill out space at both front and back of the house (which also has the bbq). This house is very well set up for for home cooking with a very well equipped kitchen but if you choose to eat out you are spoilt for choice when it comes to the number of restaurants within 5 minutes walk. For outdoor activities the house has a great pool which was used several times most days and there are also kayaks, cycles, reef shoes, and snorkeling gear. We also checked out there DVD collection and listened to several of there CDs. The central living space could get a breeze through the screen doors and also had really good fans. The bedrooms were nice and cool with both fans and aircons. Booking for this property is really easy and great communication from Jo right up until time to travel. Rick greeted us at the house and once again was a fantastic host. As we did last time we invited Rick for a meal and his knowledge of what to do and where to go on the island is invaluable. Once again very sad leaving as such an easy holiday staying at Onubay. Rick and Jo thank you both for your kind hospitality.
Visited June 2022
Written 26 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SampsonSarah
SampsonSarah
32 contributions
Perfect base in Rarotonga
Thank you Jo and Rick for a wonderful stay in you holiday house. We were a group of 8 friends looking for a comfortable base in Rarotonga to enjoy the Te Maeva Nui festival, and to explore Rarotonga. Onu Bay Holiday House exceeded all our expectations. The house is large, well appointed, and beautifully maintained. It is well located on the NW of the island, which gets less wind at the time we were visiting. There is a lovely beach suitable for swimming and snorkeling out the front. The house has 5 bedrooms, with king splits, so bedding can be configured for families or a group of friends. There are plenty of living spaces, which are beautifully furnished, so people can easily get a bit of quiet time. The pool and tropical garden are lovely and so well maintained by Rick. Jo made the booking process painless, which may not have been easy given our fluctuating numbers! Rick provided us with a very good house orientation when we arrived, and was a helpful and unobtrusive presence next door. We'd thoroughly recommend Onu Bay Holiday House to any group looking for a stylish and tranquil base to explore the island.
Visited July 2019
Written 8 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

millynted
millynted
Te Aroha, New Zealand33 contributions
Outstanding home - We will be back!
Think of your perfect holiday home and times it by 10 and you're nearly there. This place is AWESOME. The thought and care put in to making this house a home are obvious. Our group had 6 adults and 3 very boisterous wee men aged 3-6. The rooms are beautiful and all have air con. The two bathrooms are first class. There is everything you could ask for from good wine glasses to blow up pool toys for the boys. Nothing has been overlooked in making this place a totally relaxing and wonderful place to relax and kick back Raro styles. Being right on the beach, the kids had a choice of the swimming pool to play in or lying around on the beach swimming and feeding the fish. You can see and hear the whales from here and to great excitement of the boys, the planes!!! Jo, you made the booking process so easy and Rick you were a great host. Thanks for the 'orientation chat' it made everything so easy going forward. Thanks also for showing us your amazing villas next door at Serenity! This will be our next 'couple' holiday for sure. Beautiful and again, so well thought out. Thanks for sharing your amazing piece of paradise with us. Meitaki Maata
Visited August 2019
Written 1 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pam F
Pam F
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
Exceeded Our Expectations
Wonderful location, as the sunsets are beautiful on this side of the island & the snorkelling on the beach, in front of the house is great. The house fitted our needs perfectly, as there were 5 couples in 5 King Size, extremely comfortable, beds. The house was extremely clean, with 2 lovely bathrooms. Great being able to enjoy the Happy Hours & the great restaurant at Sunset Resort next door. There is a lovely big fridge freezer & a spare outside. There was even snorkelling gear, life jackets, 2 kayaks & 2 bikes available to use. The day bed, lounge chairs & lovely big table & chairs all on the deck, make it easy to relax. We would definitely choose this house again.
Visited July 2019
Written 29 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Iluvtassie
Iluvtassie
38 contributions
Fabulous!
We have just returned from a fabulous stay at Onu Bay Holiday House. We were a group of 8 and it suited us all in every way. Plenty of room, very comfortable beds, an amazing pool and the beach on the doorstep. The outdoor areas were great and it was lovely to have our own space. The house had everything we could ask for and more. The use of kayaks and snorkelling gear was great too. We hired a car for our stay but the island bus stop is out the front. We loved being able to walk to the bakery, little corner shop and even island night at a nearby hotel. We loved the snorkelling just in front of the house too. We would all recommend this wonderful house for people wanting a home instead of a hotel. Thank you Jo and Rick.
Visited June 2019
Written 12 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

plug69
plug69
4 contributions
Fantastic house,beach front ,spacious Sunsets,pool,
we stayed in June 6 adults and 4 small children. What a wonderful holiday! What a beautiful house! It far exceeded our expectations, we could not have asked for more. Everything was provided, from the small, to the big. the bedrooms were great air con in all,huge living area and kitchen, barbecue area out the back was great big enough to do all our cooking at once. the best of course was the pool and the beach if we weren't in the pool we were in the lagoon kids loved it. Rick the manager was friendly helpful and coconut guru. Bookings with Jo was easy and we were kept well informed leading up to our trip highly recommend
Visited June 2019
Written 29 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Fiebe63
Fiebe63
Tauranga, New Zealand96 contributions
Fun, Fun & More Fun
We have just returned from our week staying at this wonderful house. There were six of us there celebrating our friends 25th wedding anniversary. We had such a great time and this house complete with pool has everything you could ever need. Thanks to Rick for always being on hand to answer our questions and also for bringing us our drinking coconuts every day. The beach is 40 metres away and you can drift off the sleep at night hearing the waves. We all highly recommend staying here. Great job Jo & Rick.
Visited November 2018
Written 14 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kathryn F
Kathryn F
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand3 contributions
amazing-beach front house
We have just arrived back to NZ today after 11 nights at this holiday home, there where 9 people in our group, and the house had more than enough space for us all to have our own separate rooms, There was everything and more to make for a fantastic holiday, The pool was amazing, and the outdoor area/deck , was fantastic for meals and sunset cocktails. not to mention only a few steps away from an amazing beach. Rick who is the owner/ maintenance man lives in the unit next door, we were grateful for the pool and grounds to be kept perfect, that made this even more like our own piece of paradise . he was very friendly, and we enjoyed chatting and learning a little more about the island from his own experiences .Due to the refurbishing happening at Sunset Resort and next door, Rick was very concerned that it was affecting our holiday, we understand that things need to be upgraded, and no time is ever a good time ,so this was not a concerned to us. We were so impressed with the recycling that the island is trying to enforce, that it was a pleasure to help.. We have already asked to pencil in for another holiday. and from what Rick has advise he has planned for the house, this can only make this already amazing house even better.. I am sorry that the previous review, hasn't done this property justice. Can't wait to return. Thanks again Rick and Jo, you have both been amazing in helping us have an fantastic time. :)
Visited February 2018
Written 20 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspiration749433
Inspiration749433
Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and recommending our House to other travelers. We are really pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at the house, you were wonderful guests and it was great to see that you really respected the house and it’s amenities. We will look forward to seeing you again in the future. Meitaki Maata
Written 24 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tui8wylie
tui8wylie
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Great House, Beach Amazing
What an amazing house, huge pool, crystal clear beach right outside the door & very comfy beds, this property I can't fault! but a little warning the landlord does live next door we felt like he was monitoring us everyday to the point of uncomfortable never a day passed with out him telling us off, for the most-stupidest-things-every! We would never stay here again knowing the landlord is living right next door.
Visited January 2018
Written 10 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspiration749433
Inspiration749433
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent stay. It brings us a lot of pride and joy to hear that you found the house and beach amazing! We strive really hard to ensure that the house and the amenities we provide are of high quality. You can imagine our surprise that in the 3 years that the holiday house has been running, that your group was the first group to have ever damaged the BBQ, side by side fridge /freezer and range hood – all of which are relatively new. In all of our previous bookings the maintenance / gardening / pool man generally only visits to carry out pool maintenance early in the morning. Your group were very happy when they went looking for him to ask if he had a key to let them in when they had neglected to return the house key to the lock box. That is something we recommend and for the very reason of ensuring that guests do not lock themselves out. Some of your group were also happy that he was passing when they were sitting at the bus stop and he kindly offered to drive them to the airport. I was pleased to hear that he went the extra mile and offered to do a special visit to make sure that the grounds looked nice for your garden wedding. We are pleased that you were able to have your private wedding ceremony arranged in such a short time. The photos looked lovely. It was a shame to find out that your group didn’t support the Islands recycling efforts or were conscious of the use of the islands precious resources. Leaving air-conditioning units and fans on when no-one was in the house is a huge waste of the resources. Leaving a hose running unattended for significant periods is also a waste of the island's resources which is why the maintenance man popped over and politely asked your group if someone had accidentally left a tap on. Imagine his surprise to find that the hose was simply just left on by the pool where you were all having such a wonderful time right next to it in the pool. Our home offers a truly fabulous setting and those that have stayed here in the past have shown a great respect for the house (including not driving over the pavers and lawns with motorcycles), and not disturbing our neighbours. It was disappointing that one of your visitors kept disturbing Sunset Resort guests’ with their continued beeping of the motorbike horn when they were driving up and down the private driveway, and it was more disappointing that this visitor did not refrain from beeping, even when the request was passed on to your group. We hope that you will be able to find future accommodation that is more suitable to your lifestyles and values.
Written 11 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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Access
Car not needed
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

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).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Onu Bay Holiday House is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

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