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Te Vai Moana Luxury Villa Aitutaki

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
5 nights minimum 
Villa
Te Vai Moana is a Polynesian styled villa has been beautifully appointed and has a relaxed yet luxurious style. It provides the perfect environment from which to enjoy the island paradise of Aitutaki. The villa has a minimum stay of 3 nights, and discounts apply to stays of a week or more. It is highly suitable for longer stays, with your every need thought of. Upon arrival you will be greeted with a welcome basket of local seasonal fruit, and milk and juice. Te Vai Moana is located on the west side of the island in the village of Nikaupara, which adjoins the town area of Arutanga. The Villa has easy access to water taxi's from the main wharf in town, and lagoon cruises departing from nearby. Located 400m from the water, it has stunning views of the lagoon and open ocean from its expa...Te Vai Moana is a Polynesian styled villa has been beautifully appointed and has a relaxed yet luxurious style. It provides the perfect environment from which to enjoy the island paradise of Aitutaki. The villa has a minimum stay of 3 nights, and discounts apply to stays of a week or more. It is highly suitable for longer stays, with your every need thought of. Upon arrival you will be greeted with a welcome basket of local seasonal fruit, and milk and juice. Te Vai Moana is located on the west side of the island in the village of Nikaupara, which adjoins the town area of Arutanga. The Villa has easy access to water taxi's from the main wharf in town, and lagoon cruises departing from nearby. Located 400m from the water, it has stunning views of the lagoon and open ocean from its expansive deck. The Villa is self-contained, has high quality furnishings, and a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an island bench. The kitchen has everything you require for a comfortable stay including oven, microwave, blender, kettle, toaster, coffee plunger, high quality pots and pans, and even containers for you to pack a picnic lunch for the day. The water has been UV treated and filtered on site for your convenience, and means you do not need to buy drinking water. The dining table is extendable and seats 8 comfortably. There is a large bathroom with a stone vanity, and spacious shower. There is a separate toilet. A large laundry is located on the ground floor for your personal use. There is also an outdoor shower for rinsing off after a day in the lagoon. With full length screened louvre windows to capture the breeze, 5 ceiling fans, and air conditioning ( available at additional cost of $10 per day), you can relax in comfort. The villa has prepaid WIFI access and phone with free local calls. The huge balcony has views of both the open ocean and the Aitutaki lagoon including Maina and Honeymoon Islands. During whale season you can see whales from the balcony. 400m from the water, and a 5 minute walk from town, you can catch water taxi's to your favorite island location, or go on a day cruise of the lagoon leaving from just around the corner. This beautiful Villa is family friendly with cot and portable high chair available at no charge. It comfortably sleeps 5 people (the standard tariff covers up to 5 people). A maximum of 7 guests can be accommodated with an additional charge of $20 per person per night ( for persons 6 and 7). There is a queen bed in the main bedroom, and a double and single bed in the 2nd bedroom. An additional queen sized sofa bed is available on request at an additional charge (see above). Transfers from the AIrport to the Villa return are available upon request at a cost of $20 per person. *If you're traveling from Europe, the UK, or the USA to the Cook Islands, we recommend you spread your stay between Rarotonga and Aitutaki, and also add on 3 nights in Atiu, and even Mangaia. Flights depart regularly from Aitutaki to Atiu, and Atiu to Rarotonga or Mangia, so you can add this additional experience on with little extra cost. Each island offers its own unique experience, and guests who have traveled to the Cook Islands from a long distance have reflected they wish they had known of the other islands, and how easy it was to travel between islands.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King1 Bunk1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Half bath

Meet the host
Miimetua P
Hosting since January 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 50%
Response Time: Within a day

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Chris C
Chris C
Benalla, Australia102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So good to return
We enjoyed another wonderful stay at Te Vai Moana this year. The house is comfortable, well-equipped and is in a quiet location with partial lagoon views. We look forward to staying here again next year.
Visited September 2023
Written 13 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris C
Chris C
Benalla, Australia102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Back again to this wonderful place
We were very pleased to be able to return to beautiful Aitutaki and enjoyed our stay at Te Vai Moana. We’ve stayed here many times and it feels like our own Cook Islands holiday home. Meali was very friendly, welcoming and made sure everything was right for our arrival. The weather was windy our first week, so the windows on all sides were great, allowing the cooling breezes throughout the villa. During the second week, we had a few hot/still days, so the air conditioning was very welcome.
Visited September 2022
Written 5 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Teroro T
Teroro T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
PERFECT!
Beautiful, clean, cool and perfect for the BTIB Business Trainings held. Will definitely book again!
Visited March 2022
Written 15 March 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Christoph Richter
Christoph Richter
Schwerin, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ein wunderschönes Heim für den Familienurlaub im Paradies :)
Ein tolles Heim im Paradies für die Familie! Wir hatten alles was wir brauchten und haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt! Es ist wirklich wie auf den Bildern sehr schön und man merkt, dass dies ein Ferienhaus für eine Familie ist, die sich dort selbst auch sehr gerne wohlfühlt :) Unsere Reise haben wir lange geplant und daher hatten wir viele Fragen. Mii hat alle unsere Fragen geduldig und schnell beantwortet und so waren wir gut vorbereitet auf unsere lange Reise. Wir wurden vom Flughafen abgeholt und konnten noch einen kleinen Stop am Supermarkt einlegen, um die ersten Dinge einzukaufen. Im Haus war alles vorhanden was man brauchen könnte. Wir durften 3 Wochen hier sein und Mii organisierte uns am Abreisetag sogar noch eine wundervolle Überraschung... vielen Dank für alles! Das einzige was wir sagen könnten: die Matratzen würden wir eine Nummer härter nehmen :)) Aber das ist Geschmacksache :)) Vielen Dank dass wir hier sein durften! Wir wären am liebsten gleich für immer geblieben und freuen uns sehr auf das nächste Mal in ein paar Jahren :)
Visited July 2019
Written 14 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rich12456
Rich12456
San Francisco, CA56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice villa, pretty far removed from ocean but comfortable
Pickup at the airport and lei greeting were nice touches. Stopped for provisioning and to arrange a scooter rental on way to the villa. Having a car or scooter is a must for here, as it is a bit of a hike into town and to any water-based activities. But it was nice to have peace and quiet (except for the roosters at all hours doing their thing); a gas grill on the deck and starry skies at night. Unit has A/C but we didn't need to use it. Only suggestion is to get a firmer mattress for the bed - otherwise a great stay!
Visited September 2018
Written 10 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

HarborTownFlyFishing
HarborTownFlyFishing
Nashville, TN71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Villa!
During our eighteen night stay we made it as our home. The site managers Meali and Mii was exceptionally remarkable at helping us with anything we needed. The kitchen was fully equipped with good cooking utensils. Everything worked well in the home. The villa was spacious, clean, and it looks just like the photos on line. The washer was useful since we are fly fishers and needed to wash fishing clothes. The property itself and the lawn was well maintained. It was surprising to see fruit trees on site! One thing to point out about the villa is that there are chickens, roosters and piglets that roam the property. No need for an early morning wake up call. The roosters are on the job. Overall, we would highly recommend this villa and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Visited March 2018
Written 23 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KMEdenNelson
KMEdenNelson
Nelson, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The "Wow" factor!
This home was an extremely comfortable, well setup and resourced oasis on the stunning Island of Aitutaki. It has lovely indoor/outdoor living areas. It is an airy and cool home providing relief from the humidity.
Visited December 2017
Written 28 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Debz M
Debz M
Gold Coast, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An amazing stay in paradise
The vai Moana villa certainly ticks all the boxes for a home away from home. Everything you could possibly want or need has been thought of. From the time we arrived to be greeted with beautiful leis And the assistance that was given because our car wasn’t dropped off as arranged ( we arrived on the last flight) Tiki went out of his way and drove us all the way back to the airport to pickup the car that was supposed to be dropped of at the house. The furnishings and Manchester is of great quality and in abundance. The beautiful fresh fruit that was left for us was amazing! Very well positioned for optimum utilisation of the ocean and bush breeze. This home is definitely purpose built for the enhancement of relaxation, entertainment and tranquility. Definitely recommend and will be booking again for next year👌🏻👌🏻❤️
Visited October 2017
Written 24 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Miimetua P
Miimetua P
Thank you for the lovely review, when we built the villa we tried to think of everything that would make our guests feel welcome and looked after. Its also pleasing to hear that you have experienced first hand the warm and friendly Aitutakian hospitality and we look forward to having you visit us again - Meitaki Atupaka
Written 3 November 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kim M
Kim M
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
great home for a family, clean and modern
this house was LARGE modern and clean and tidy, you have to be careful with water usage, but the owners are prompt to fix any issues asap. having A/C is awesome and the view is lovely of the lagoon and reef, the big veranda is great, we would definitely stay again, we didnt have any major issue with the chickens in the area, which in the cooks can be loud
Visited October 2015
Written 3 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Miimetua P
Miimetua P
Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay in the villa. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday.
Written 4 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tauroa123
tauroa123
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Home away from home"
I have no hesitation in recommending this property to anybody. Great location and beautiful views from the very large covered veranda where we spent a lot of our time catching up with friends and family over coffee and/or a cold bottle of beer, barbecue dinners and even sharing a laugh watching the little piglets running across the front lawn competing with the chickens to get to the one mango that has just fallen from the neighbours tree. Not forgetting, watching the friendly locals drive past the house. The house has a lovely feel and very well equipped. The owners have thought of everything to make anyone's holiday enjoyable. Screens on all the windows meant that we could leave all the windows open to make the most of the cool breeze with the air conditioning and ceiling fans an added bonus. And the washing machine - definitely paid its dues. With the temperatures constantly in the low to mid 30's the clothes didn't need much time to dry and when it rained you had ample clothesline underneath the house. This was not our first stay at Te Vai Moana. It is definitely the best when it comes to getting away from the rat race in Sydney into a more homely relaxed environment.
Visited December 2016
Written 8 February 2017. 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
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 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 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Additional fees may apply: - Air conditioning per day (on request) | 10 AUD per day

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Frequently Asked Questions about Te Vai Moana Luxury Villa Aitutaki

Te Vai Moana Luxury Villa Aitutaki is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

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