My sister and I stayed at Carlo's place for a very restful week, and we are so glad that we did. We opted for the full apartment, so that each of us had a bedroom and bathroom to ourselves. The ground-floor apartment is so spacious, with full kitchen, washer and dryer, two sitting rooms, a ton of books, magazines, and music from which to choose. So many rentals are right on the main road, with traffic noise, but Carlo's place is far away from that, but just a short, safe, and picturesque walk to the lovely lagoon, in which we enjoyed swimming and snorkeling. Carlo very kindly drove us to and from the airport. But best of all is Carlo's divine cooking skills -- for three nights we ordered from a sophisticated menu of very reasonable prices, and it was truly the best Italian cuisine I've ever had (and believe me, I have had a lot). With fine food in Rarotonga restaurants being very expensive, it was such a treat to dine on Carlo's specialties, while sitting on a lovely porch with a view of the magical tropical mountains. Very, very memorable. Thank you, Carlo.
Carlo a fantastic host. He and his wife are Italian, with very good English. We downsized from a group of three to two and he was able and willing to accomodate us.We had basic unit with two single beds, a bathroom with filtered water and a shower. Living room with loveseat and two chairs and small kitchen table. Had small refrigerator with one ice tray. Lots of fans, screen doors on both rooms, about a half block from the beach. About a block to the bus stop, which we used several times, maybe a mile or slightly more from airport, but I wouldnt suggest u try to walk. Carlo both picked us up and dropped us off, on time and pleasant. Advice: take your snack food with you, odd things and very expensive ( eggs $7/dozen, ramen 5 pack/$5, cigarettes around $20/pack. Local food odd and expensive. talked to several people who had packed freeze dried hiking meals and things like that for those times you want a quick bite and dont want to go out. Drank the filtered water with no problems and used it to wash the dishes. He has several units and at least one expands to hold a big group. We were comfortable, no traffic noise( although there are chickens that are early risers). Deal with your SIM card ahead if you want/need one. We bought internet from hotspot but it was spotty and needed to log on again and again. Overall was quite a nice stay and I would recommend this facility.
We stayed at Carlo & Roberta's place over Christmas. They picked us up at the airport which was great. It has a kitchen well stocked with utensils, plates etc., good bedding, washing machine, dryer, board games, books & DVDs. Everything you need that makes it feel homely. The beach is really close, and it's a great beach & lagoon for snorkelling. Carlo's food is exceptional - the catered for us one evening and it was some of the Italian food we've ever had. They are both very personable and great to get to know.
We highly recommend staying here.
We were looking for a place for a good relaxation time, and that's exactly what we got. Carlo and Roberta are excellent hosts and provided us a lovely flat facing a beautiful private garden. The whole accommodation was very clean, spacious and had everything we needed to make us feel like home away from home! It's not in front of the beach, but it's just a very short walk away, at a tranquil area that offers beautiful sunsets and snorkeling. Sleeping with the sound of the waves and waking up with the song of many different birds was a delight. Communication prior to our trip was excellent, and while there, Carlo was always available to assist. Carlo, an excellent chef, can make you dinner, and please don't miss it. We probably had the best pasta ever! So, if you are thinking about renting this place, go for it! You won't regret!!!
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My wife and I stayed here for a week in March 2015 on the way to Australia. Carlo picked us up at the airport and even stopped at a local store so we could pick up supplies. We thoroughly enjoyed the place. We stayed in the 1 bedroom apartment which has the big tree just off the veranda. Hence the name Tree House. Accommodations were just fine. Carlo is an excellent cook and we enjoyed several every enjoyable dinners. It served as an excellent base for our exploration of the island. Beach 3 minutes away. Very quiet and relaxing. Next time we stop in Rarotonga we will return. Thank you!