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“"Home away from home"”
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Polynesion styled villa
Large under-cover outdoor area
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15 reviews
Polynesion styled villa
Large under-cover outdoor area
Living room with ocean views, flat screen TV & blu ray, air con(on request), louvre windows, fan
Living room
View from the verandah
Lounge area
Modern oak kitchen well equipped. Open plan.
Dining area
Kitchen area looking across to dining
Kitchen with island bench
Wardrobe in bedroom
Master bedroom with Queen bed
Spacious Bathroom. Large shower. Toilet is separate.
Spacious Bathroom. Large shower. Toilet is separate.
Second bedroom with double and single bed
Large laundry located on the first floor.
Enjoying Ootu beach, Aitutaki
View from the verandah
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Aitutaki, Southern Cook Islands

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Excellent - based on 15 reviews
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tauroa123
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"Home away from home"”
Reviewed 9 February 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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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.

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Sieni T
1 review
“Great hideaway from the hustle and bustle but close enough to main amenities”
Reviewed 9 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The house was fantastic and ideal for a summer getaway - perfect for families and kept us nice and cool in hot weather. We loved the location as it was tucked away on the inland but close enough to get the highlights of Aitutaki island. A very enjoyable and relaxing stay with fabulous hosts.
A definite recommend to all choosing the perfect holiday home!

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DarrenHum...
Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Clean, a bit noisy”
Reviewed 8 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Aitutaki is such a small island it's hard to complain about location, but it's a good hike into town from here. Definitely need a scooter to get around.

The place is surrounded by free roaming chickens which are noisy all day and will wake you at 4:00 AM every day.

The house itself is nice and clean. The washer is nice, but there's no dryer. Kitchen is nice, but it would've been nicer if the blender worked.

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Management Response
5 Mar 2017
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. We have replaced the blender, thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Clothes dryers are not a standard option in the Cook Islands for many reasons and we have been conscious to make sure that the villa has both under cover and outdoor clothes hanging options. Unfortunately the chickens are something I cannot control. It is 1 km into town but we know on a humid day it can feel like a lot more. I hope you enjoyed your holiday to the Cook Islands.
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Chelt01
Columbia, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent value and ideal house for family with kids”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2015

With 3 young kids we prefer self catering, and the accomo on Aitutaki seemed to be either very expensive luxury honeymoon resorts (not conducive for our noisy 4 year old!) or at the other end basic backpacker style accomo. This house was perfect for our family needs - clean and spacious and lots of garden for the kids to run around and make friends with the local kids and chooks next door! We had the space and modern amenities but felt we got more of a real island experience staying in a local neighbourhood. Aitutaki is simply STUNNING - only a few miles wide doesn't really matter where you stay as everything is a short drive away. There was a great cafe and grocery store a few minutes drive from the villa. HIghly recommend - partic for those visiting with kids. We were met at the airport promptly and with beautiful Leis - and our friendly neighbours gave us coconuts and fruit/veg galore! Owner was very helpful and friendly - very quick communication by email. Only just writing hths review now as we were emigrating overseas and life got in the way! - but felt compelled to write review as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

Travelling group: Young Children
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Rustyjamt...
Australia
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good comfortable home with great verandah”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Te Vai Moana Villa is actually a relatively new 2 storey home set on a large flat block of land.
it has a terrific verandah thats very large with good tables and chairs. We spent more time here than inside.
2 bedroom, user friendly kitchen, downstairs laundry and lots of friendly chooks. Oh and some cool local piglets who like to come and say g'day.
We found this place very comfortable. You need to rent a car on Aitutaki. Its a great little island to drive around.
We wont hesitate to book here again in the future. Aitutaki is a very special place.

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Liked best: A house away from other tourist accomodation
Liked least: Nothing. All good
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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