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Pae Moana, Aroa Beach, Rarotonga. Cook Islands

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
5 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
The idyllic location for the perfect holiday is what you'll find at Pae Moana. Nestled on the sunset coast of beautiful Rarotonga, Pae Moana offer guests' private, beachfront, self-contained luxury air-conditioned 3 bedroom family home which is ideal for 3 couples or 2 families with kids. Privately situated with crystal clear waters perfect for snorkelling, swimming or kayaking. White sandy beach to lagoon edge and hills covered with tropical vegetation. A perfect setting to sit and quietly reflect on life while gazing at the turquoise lagoon only steps away. Pae Moana is unique in that, the home has been purpose built with the needs of the overseas visitor specifically in mind.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Please be courteous to neighbouring homes. We encourage guests NOT to feed the local dogs that may wonder onto the property. Please place all Watersport equipments (kayaks, standup paddle board) away after use.
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 King1 Double1 Bunk
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Tepua R
Hosting since October 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (29)
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thonney
thonney
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rarotonga Magic
The house is located on the western side of the island which in our view is the best location especially for the sunsets it also gets virtually all day sun and is away from the somewhat touristry Muri Lagoon. The house sits right on the beach and the sea is your swimming pool which abounds with tropical fish making snorkling a real pleasure. The house is equipped with all the mod cons and comes with sea kyaks,golf clubs and even a couple of bikes. A great place to relax in.
Visited April 2016
Written 24 June 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dylanika
Dylanika
Kia Orana and thank you so much for your wonderful review. We look forward to having your family back at Pae Moana in 2017. Kia manuia Tepua
Written 20 November 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tam W
Tam W
Gore, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful home in a picture-postcard setting on the beach
Pae Moana is a beautifully-appointed, modern home on the beach. Our family of five adults enjoyed a special holiday in Rarotonga, staying at Pae Moana. The lawn leads to the beach with Palm trees, white/gold sand and to the blue water of the safe lagoon. Snorkel gear, beach shoes, kayaks, paddle board, hammock, deck with lounge chairs for everyone, and wonderful outside dining with BBQ made this home a holiday in itself. Two bikes made popping down for the paper and ice cream easy. Modern kitchen for cooking/socialising at home. Beds comfortable and water pressure in showers excellent. Easy and clear communication with home owners. Pae Moana is an excellent choice for a relaxed holiday with family and friends. Recommended!
Visited November 2015 Travelled with family
Written 8 December 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dylanika
Dylanika
Kia orana Tammy and thank you for your wonderful review of Pae Moana. We look forward to having your family again for your next booking in 2017. Kia manuia Tepua
Written 20 November 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stephanie M
Stephanie M
Tauranga, New Zealand22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous Location
Amazing stay at Pae Moana, highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a stress free, beautiful house and private lagoon on their holiday wish list.
Visited November 2015 Travelled with family
Written 8 December 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Patjef2015
Patjef2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Holiday
WE stayed at Pae Moana in the first week of May 2015 and had a lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful holiday home. Not only did we have a lovely modern home , which was clean and well furnished, but also an almost private beach just a few steps from our door. Weather was superb. The manager was available when or if we needed her and she also called to see that we were happy with the property. We could have cooked each night, but chose to eat out at the many lovely restaurants on the island. However we stayed last year with our Son and family and enjoyed lots of BBQ's with the great facilities available. A great place for either families or the more mature, like us. We are hoping that we may be able to return next year, can't wait.
Visited May 2015 Travelled with friends
Written 14 November 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Josheta
Josheta
90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
AMAZING
This place was amazing. So private and clean and everything available. The sunsets were amazing and the outdoor dining features allowed us to relax and view the sunsets while having our dinner bbqs. It was like having our own private slice of beachy paradise for a week. So looking forward to our return holiday next year. Never thought I would find a place like this that just draws me back again and again. Thank you to the owners for such a wonderful place to stay. We didnt even venture out much as we had all we needed at our accomodation.
Visited June 2015 Travelled with family
Written 29 October 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dylanika
Dylanika
Kia orana Thank you and we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our family holiday home, Pae Moana. This piece of paradise awaits for your return. Take care. Kia manuia Tepua & Darryl
Written 3 November 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eleanor A
Eleanor A
Sioux City, IA4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dangerous crime target
Pae Moana is a beautiful house, but very unsafe due to the lack of basic security procedures. My family and I were robbed on our first night there: intruder(s) entered the house around 4am, came into the bedroom where I was sleeping with my 5-year-old son, and stole my phone; when I was awakened by the intruders’ presence in the bedroom, they fled. There were no signs of forced entry after the crime; a spare key had been left on the patio for the use of the gardener, employees of the transport company that drops off and picks up guests, as well as others. Unlike other high-end homes on Rarotonga, Pae Moana has no alarm system. Having been purpose-built for wealthy tourists, Pae Moana is therefore a prime target. For our safety, we left Pae Moana immediately after giving our reports to the police. Despite the negligence involving the spare key, the owners have refused to refund the NZ$3,500 (US$2,200) I paid them in advance for a week-long stay. First, they said we were foolish for being unwilling to stay in the house post-robbery; now, they state that we invented the whole story. Lying would have been a strange thing for us to do: there would have been no gain for us in any way. Even if we had received a refund, we would have gained nothing. That is because we had to pay for another place to stay: a safe place, with security (I looked into flying back home immediately, but that was even more expensive). That second place we went on Rarotonga cost thousands. So even with a refund from the owners of Pae Moana (the best case scenario!), we would have been right back where we started in terms of expenses. As it was, what we got was a trip in which our accommodation costs were doubled. More importantly, we spent the rest of the trip afraid and miserable, longing to go home. This has all made for a very sad end to a trip that I had dreamed of and planned for more than two years. The owners of Pae Moana live in New Zealand; living far from Rarotonga, they never have to face the people who are hurt at their property. Their willingness to blame crime victims for their traumatic experience speaks volumes. Should you wish to decide for yourself, the police reports of the robbery we experienced are public records, and available online.
Visited July 2015
Written 18 October 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dylanika
Dylanika
Our family holiday home was built 2 years ago and we?ve had numerous guests stay here and during this time, no burglaries were ever reported. We consider that all extreme care and safety has been taken to ensure our guests have a safe and comfortable stay. We have security screens on all the windows, automatic outdoor security lights and lockable doors both internal & external. The guests vacated the property that very morning not giving us the opportunity to change the locks. They booked into a reputable Resort on the Island having dined there the previous night. We had all the locks replaced with additional bolt system. Fortunately, the guests phone was the only thing that was stolen from the property which was found later the same day discarded on an empty section nearby, still on, unlocked but without a sim card. Her handbag was not taken during the said burglary which contained valuables of cash, credit card etc. There?s absolutely no spare keys left lying around on the patio as claimed by reviewer and this has been confirmed through the reporting policewoman later in the morning. The spare key was in possession of our Property Manager at her home.
. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kate I
Kate I
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A piece of paradise
Pae Moana is a beautiful three bedroom, two year old home, located on one of the best beaches (Aroa) in Rarotonga !! You can swim and snorkel there all day, regardless of tides, and the house is right on the beach! It is beautiful beach, quite private, with white sand, and crystal clear water. Aroa beach is on the western side of the island, where it is quieter, has less wind, and gorgeous sunsets! The house is of an excellent standard, with beautiful decor, and all the modern appliances. The owners are very helpful, and quick to respond to any queries, and the property manager who lives in Rarotonga is a lovely friendly lady, who ensures your stay is hastle free. They also have a car you can rent of them, at good rates. My husband and I stayed with our daughter and boyfriend, which worked really well, as the main bedroom has an ensuite, and the two other bedrooms have another bathroom. You could easily stay there with two families, as the third bedroom has a double bunk, plus three other single bunks. Would definitely recommend this property!!!
Visited July 2015 Travelled with family
Written 5 July 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dylanika
Dylanika
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Pae Moana. We really hope to see you all back here very soon.....
Written 9 July 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

thonney
thonney
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A week in Paradise
We spent a week at this idealic property which is situated right on the beach at the western side of the island positioned just right to catch the most amazing sunsets. We were with extended family and the property is set up for either couples or including children. Every thing is supplied right down to kyaks,bikes and snorkelling gear and there is an option of a vehicle hire, the house is beautifully appointed and has more gismoes in it than is really necessary. We have been going to Rarotonga since 1984 and have stayed in quite a few hotels etc and this is a far better option. The setting was magnificent who needs the Greek Isles when we have this on our doorstep. Tony & Karyn Kelsey Auckland NZ
Visited April 2015 Travelled with family
Written 4 May 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dylanika
Dylanika
Thank you so much for your kind words. It's definitely our piece of paradise and love sharing it with everyone!
Written 7 May 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dana R
Dana R
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning house
The moment we walked in we were just so happy. the house is finished so nicely and to a high standard everything you could ever need and more on your holiday was there. The owners were very good to deal with, The house is situated on a lovely beach with plenty of space in the back yard to chill or have a laugh with family and friends, I would not hesitate in recommending Pae moana to anyone definitely worth it
Visited November 2014 Travelled with friends
Written 10 December 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GinGinCentralMotel
GinGinCentralMotel
Gin Gin, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise..... We will be back!
This has been our 4th visit to the Cook Islands but the first time at Pae Moana. I have to say, it has been excellent. We had my brother with wife and two kids with us this time and the space we had in the house was excellent. Everybody had their own little space without stepping on each other's toes. Anita, we have to say, is just awesome. She met us in town to give us a second house key and had a lovely chat. I also enjoyed a few phone calls with Anita. Lovely, lovely person. The beach was beautiful and private, a few people walked past, but not "heavy traffic" at all. We made good use of the snorkelling gear and the Kayak's. The thing we learned on the first day, was to be careful with leaving doors open and food lying around. Those cheeky birds get into the house and have a run around. We found them even in our ensuite!!! The house was clean, comfortable and very well looked after. Well done. We will be back again next year for another beautiful holiday at Pae Moana. Many, many thanks!
Visited October 2014 Travelled with family
Written 12 November 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
Parking
  • Parking available
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans

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About the neighbourhood
Absolute beachfront luxury family home located on Aroa Beach in the district of Arorangi on the western side of Rarotonga which captures the most stunning sunsets of the South Pacific. Within walking distance are convenience stores and petrol station for the day-to-day basics, Shipwreck bar, Resort, Takeaway stores and Cafes.
Getting around
We have available for guests to hire our 8 seater vehicle - conditions apply. Bus stop pickup/drop off zone is 3 doors down from Pae Moana. Buses run every 30 minutes both clockwise and anticlockwise around the islands.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Pae Moana is approximately 12km from the airport.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

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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