Large open spaces, convenient location, only two mins walk to beach.
About Leilani Brown
Kia Orana. I'm Leilani. I am very much a Polynesian Cook Islander with 2 children (a Schnoodle), and a Kiwi husband who works in private equity. I work in furniture export (out of Indonesia) amongst other things (like being a mum). Our family recently moved from Rarotonga to live in Singapore on a work contract. You couldn't get two, more extreme places to live in. Raro has limited everything (internet) and everything unlimited. My woes of keeping my kids from going online are now no longer curbed by a simple "we have no data left...". The kids went from a school of 200 kids to 3,000. Knowing every kid's name is just not an option now. It has been a wild journey for us all, but we are accepting the daily challenges with gratitude. We are so very blessed to have been given this opportunity. We lived in Bali for many many years, but the Cook Islands is our home and so we returned to build our family home or base and expose our two young kids to a world of what it truly means to 'belong' somewhere. It's soul-grounding stuff. We travel a lot, surf (hence Bali), kite-board, bike, run and love to eat! I am an advocate of healthy Living through a plant-based diet (vegan) and exercise. My husband is an advocate of enjoying each day to it's fullest.
Leilani Brown purchased this House in 2016
Why Leilani Brown chose Vaimaanga Tapere
We truly love the Cook Islands and believe that sharing such a beautiful place with others will only enhance their appreciation of natural beauty at its best! Raro still exudes a simple culture of laughter, song and doing what needs to be done today (without a lot of thought of what tomorrow may bring). This is part of the overall experience, you can choose to let it drive you insane, or, you can go with the flow. Things break, things don't work, but eventually, they get fixed. We hope that by staying in our home in Rarotonga, you get to share in this experience. We designed our house to suit our family and the things we love and I promise you, it will not disappoint.
What makes this House unique
We are not a beach front home. This is actually a good thing! There is a lot of privacy as houses along the beach are exposed to the public looking in. The beach is less than 200m from the house. An easy stroll. The supermarket is also just around the corner. Some great takeaway food and restaurants, you will not need your car. We have a beautiful garden that feels like you are living in your own tropical oasis. Our pool, which is attached to our balcony is so convenient, you will find yourself relaxing here all the time. The outdoor furniture is very comfortable, large lounges and a full dining area, you can choose which balcony you prefer to be on. This is extremely useful on windy days. Our house is modern, but the decor is more or less tropical and homely. It is set up as our home, nothing was placed there for 'rental purposes' so you will feel like you are staying in a home and not a rental property. TV is hit and miss on the island - we do have local TV but no SKY. So if you plan on watching sport - you need to head over to the bars. We have provided DVD players. You could also download your favorite series to watch, HDMI cable is provided. There are lots of books you can 'borrow' during your stay (do not remove any please). Many of our guests have listed their favorite activities in our guest book. If you plan well, you will not have time to watch TV. Ideal for a family retreat or just some downtime for couples looking for a quick break. Business travelers also find this type of accommodation more welcoming than small hotel rooms. Take a real break, rent our beautiful home, relax and just enjoy.....
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Surf Mist holiday
The surf mist property was exceptional! We really enjoyed our stay. The house has everything you need. It’s beautifully appointed and was very clean and tidy when we arrived. Leilani was incredibly helpful and really nice to deal with. We will be coming back soon!
Thank you, Julie, for being excellent house guests. You are always welcome to stay. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Rarotonga and that you got to see and do the things you wanted. Appreciate that you chose Surf Mist to accommodate your family, glad we could help make your stay comfortable.
Excellent location. Short walk to beach, but not on busy beach road. Terrific pool. Elegant and very complete kitchenware. Outstanding layout for two couples. Good value for price.
Thank you for being great guests and taking care of our property. I do hope you visit our island again, you are always welcome to stay at Surf Mist. Kia Manuia.
We loved Surf Mist!
We loved Surf Mist!! Beautiful home and location! We loved having the pool to enjoy ourselves!! It was located central to all the activities we wanted to go do! We would recommend this home to anyone heading to the Cook Islands!
Thank you for choosing to stay in our home, I hope it made your experience in the Cook Islands all that more comfortable. Thank you also for taking care of the property and leaving it tidy. We do look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kia Manuia.
Surf Mist is a stunning property that can’t be faulted. Beautifully presented with a fantastic pool. The house is light and airy, well equipped, comfortable beds and furnishings, and great outdoor furniture to complement the pool. We loved the privacy of the location and felt completely at ‘home’. It really did exceed all expectations and made for a perfect holiday.
Lucia, thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay. You left the house spotless! Perfect guests. We hope you get to visit our little island again. Kia Manuia!
Great house in a good private location
Great house in a good private location. Has everything you need for a great holiday.
Modern Open Plan Hideaway
Modern and open plan with all the home comforts. Great under cover decks and fantastic pool. Back enough from the beach for your privacy. We loved the location. Also just a short stroll to beaches and supermarket. Communication from owner was excellent and everything was well explained. We will come back again.
We were delighted to share our home with you and your family and appreciate the time you have taken to write a review! Thank you for choosing Surf Mist and taking good care of our home, you have been great guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to Raro anytime. Kia Manuia.