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"Gardenia" 2BR Farm Cottage - Families with kids welcome

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

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Geoff R.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
Nice slice of paradise
Nice slice of paradise
Written 17 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Mitai M.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
I am soo happy with our house very homely and awes...
I am soo happy with our house very homely and awesome hosts no problems at all no problem to reccomend to anyone of my friends and family...
Written 2 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Jeremy H.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
My partner and I stayed here for just shy of two w...
My partner and I stayed here for just shy of two weeks. Joe and Odette go out of their way making you feel like part of their family and home. Could not ask for a better experience in a new place. The food and hospitality offered was parallel to none. The ability to have breakfast and conversation to start everyday was amazing in itself. Would come back any time and highly recommend to anyone that enjoys a great home in a great place! We miss you already and wish you the best!! Ally and Jeremy
Written 2 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

ruby p.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
The most generous, thoughtful hosts we could have ...
The most generous, thoughtful hosts we could have dreamed of. Always going the extra mile and a wealth of local information, great stories and up for a laugh. Everything about the accomodation itself was great too, especially appreciated the opportunity to try a bunch of local exotic fruits each morning. Highly, highly recommend!
Written 2 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Paul P.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
Lovely Hosts, nothing was too much trouble, great ...
Lovely Hosts, nothing was too much trouble, great local knowledge, clean tidy accommodation and amazing breakfasts couldn't have asked for more. Would highly recommend.
Written 2 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Julie M.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
We stayed here for over a week and couldn’t say en...
We stayed here for over a week and couldn’t say enough about what wonderful hosts Joe and Odette are. We came with our pets (long story!), and although this hadn’t been transferred across in the booking information, they took it in their stride and welcomed us all in. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and with the screened louvre windows all opened up, it provided more than enough breeze flowing through to keep us cool. The communal breakfast was definitely a highlight, with great conversation from hosts and other guests, delicious fruits, nu, incredible crepe style pancakes with Odettes secret spice, and fresh scrambled eggs from their chickens. We wish we could visit for breakfast again! The roosters in the morning are a bit noisy but it adds to the charm and it is a functioning farm after all, and was exceptional value for money. I highly recommend staying here for a more authentic Rarotongan experience and with the most fantastically friendly hosts
Written 2 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
Odette and Joe were very friendly and generous hos...
Odette and Joe were very friendly and generous hosts. They kindly put us up in a different property down the road so my dad and I could have separate beds. As such I can't speak for the bungalow on this website (which is why I omitted to rate some aspects), although its setting is very pleasant. It was very interesting when Odette showed us all the different plants growing in their garden. They hosted an excellent breakfast and took us to and from the airport. It's about a five-minute walk to the main road where you can catch the bus, or you can use their bicycles. The property is inland a little (but still on the flat), so it's great for people who are keen to spend some time seeing the generally very attractive countryside, while still being only a short drive or bike ride to Muri lagoon. Thanks Odette and Joe!
Written 2 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
The property was great for our needs. We were far ...
The property was great for our needs. We were far enough away to be able to do our own thing without interruptions. The island.is cetainly laid back which was great.
Written 2 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Roslyn
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
We stepped into paradise and tranquility on arriva...
We stepped into paradise and tranquility on arrival and everything was catered for in the fresh clean and spacious new farmhouse. Delicious local produce and plenty of large towels and new bedding awaited us in the delightful 3 rooms with a comfortable veranda and adjoining table and chairs. Great cooking facilities with supermarket and bus stop very close. Host Joseph was so accommodating we couldn't have asked for more and we all were pleasantly surprised with everything about this property and friendly helpful host. He even encouraged us to help ourselves to the many fruits on his well-maintained large garden including the best mangoes I have ever tasted, juicy papayas, and massive avocados. Close enough to walk to the main road with a bus stop, supermarket, and beach across the road, yet this property was so quiet with a beautiful tropical rural vista. I have stayed at many different places in Rarotonga and will always stay here again. Nothing beats staying with a local for their friendly knowledge compared with being in a hotel room.
Written 2 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Lesley
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
Very hospitable hosts who provided local knowledge...
Very hospitable hosts who provided local knowledge and assisted with transport arragements. Comfortable beds in well stocked bungalows. Quality linens. Tea, coffee and milk provided in bungalows and delicious home cooked breakfasts were served on homestead deck. Easy proximity to local bus and grocery store.
Written 2 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Bathroom and laundry
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Nearby
  • Countryside area

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    Frequently Asked Questions about "Gardenia" 2BR Farm Cottage - Families with kids welcome

    "Gardenia" 2BR Farm Cottage - Families with kids welcome is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

    "Gardenia" 2BR Farm Cottage - Families with kids welcome has one bathroom available. See all property details.

    "Gardenia" 2BR Farm Cottage - Families with kids welcome has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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