Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)
Why Janice Wells chose Takitumu District
Island Time is a family-owned property - a great place to stay with plenty of room to spread out. The villas are well positioned on the large section with extensive plantings offering great privacy between the two. Each villa has a small selection of dvds, cds, games and books available for use plus WIFI access. We also have a plunge pool on the property for that quick morning or afternoon cool-down plus kayaks for paddling on Muri Lagoon. There are 3 single kayaks for shared use between the two villas. We are approximately 75m from the beach with access via a pathway across the road opposite the villas.
What makes this Villa unique
Fantastic location at the southern end of Muri and within walking distance to some great restaurants and activities. Close enough to all the action yet far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle of Muri village - here you really can relax and experience "island time".
Check-in: 2:30 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Family home away from home
Great location for our first Raro family visit. House had everything we needed and more. Lovely garden setting and pool.
Two families holiday together
Great location with everything on your doorstep. Wonderful for two families sharing a holiday with the two houses on the property - we made good use of the pool.
Solar hot water not great when you have three days of rain - we had one morning of cold showers but got the hang of the booster switch after that and it was not a problem.
Very Adequate and Pleasant
Could not fault this property. Everything you could ask for was here even peace and quiet. I would not hesitste to stay there again if I go back.
HomeAway from home
This was a great spot, within easy walking distance (under 10 minutes) to all Muri has to offer. We were just Two couples so didn’t really utilise all that was on offer, would be marvellous for a family or using both homes on the property for a larger family holiday and still enjoying privacy. The pool a real bonus when having time away from beach activities and catching up with a good book & complete R&R. We very much appreciated the starter pack of essentials, tea ,coffee etc milk & bread, especially arriving in the middle of the night, so Thankyou so much for that. Although we didn’t cook we saw the pantry again was stocked with some helpful ingredients. The interior space and bedding was ample and very comfortable. The windows were ajar and locked in place when we arrived and we didn’t need to alter these the whole time we were there, actually not sure where the keys for doing that would have been found.
Janice did alert us that there could be some masks and snorkels in differing states of reliability that could be used, however we had brought our own, which we recommend others to do as the snorkelling around parts of the island is great, we especially enjoyed snorkelling out in front of the Rarotongan Resort and swimming along with the turtles with the “Turtleman” ( he can be found at a stall at the Muri night market)
We did leave a note for Loy to checkout the green Kayak as while one of our party was out on it ,it took in a lot of water and started to sink, back on shore discovered it had a split in the plastic which wasn’t obvious without serious inspection. We would hate for any mishap in the future for any non swimmer child or adult as is such a lovely way to see the lagoon and again appreciated being able to use these. 😳�👍�😊�. All in all a relaxing holiday and can certainly recommend Marino Villa no1. Offering a very comfortable alternative from Resort/Hotel stays.
Brenda ,Dale Rob & Karen
Our family had fantastic 8 nights at island time villas. We were lucky to strike a week of beautiful weather. We found the property very tidy and the description accurate. Our 3 kids (4,7&10)had plenty of room to play both in and outside, as well as the pool. Easy access just across the road to a nice sandy beach for swimming/snorkeling. When heading into muri itself we just walked along the beach -stunning.
Would have no problem recommending this property
Island time villas
We enjoyed our stay very much. Apartments are great, but thought both apartments would be the same. No 2 is more modern with electric oven which was great. Outside area was better. Ants in No 1 were a bit fustrating. Kids loved the pool. Location was excellent. Thanks very much
We're well located at the southern end of Muri right next door to the new "Hub" shops with coffee caravan, convenience store, liquor store, cafe/bakery, Vili's Burgers, Sports Bar, and Polynesian Car & Bike Hire office. We're within walking distance to great restaurants, The Pacific Resort, Muri Beach Resort, Nautilus Resort and the newly opened Moana Sands Lagoon Resort is right across the road. Also nearby is the popular Muri Night Markets.
Great swimming and snorkelling can be found close by at the Fruits of Rarotonga (Marine Reserve) and further towards Titikaveka.