Welcome to Muri Beach Cottages on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.
Situated at the quiet end of Muri Beach, this unique beachfront property with stunning open views of Muri's famous lagoon and reef islets is ideally located for the special tropical island holiday you have been searching for.
Discover a holiday retreat offering you solitude and privacy, yet easy walking access to the popular Muri Village.
The CottagesThe Cottages
Nestled in natural volcanic gardens with spectacular lagoon views, they lend themselves to giving you solitude, privacy and all the comforts a holiday maker would appreciate.
The Pole HouseThe Pole House
The Pole House is a small, romantic house on poles right on the beach with a sweeping lagoon view and the perfect opportunity to observe the many moods of Motu Ta’akoka.
The StudioThe Garden Studio
The Studio is located closer to the road backing onto lush gardens. Built in 1968, it is a rustic delight for the independent or budget traveler either short or long term.
We offer no TV
just stars above
beaches to comb
waves to observe
books to read
geckos to name (and not feed)
gardens to relax in and
sunrises to admire
Muri Beach Cottages feature two stand alone cottages and a small pole house, each with its own private deck and stunning open views of Muri lagoon and reef islets; plus a garden studio set a short walk away from the beach.
We feature all the comforts required by independent holiday guests: Each place is fully screened with fans, a kitchenette with two burner cook top, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, toaster and electric jug; a queen size bed, linen and towels, telephone, shower and toilet.
Onsite is also a BBQ hut, snorkelling gear, an outside shower and guest washing machine.
A superb place to unwind we are perfect for seasoned travellers, couples, honeymooners, and those who desire a bit of space.
A photographer's paradise
A book lover's heaven...
We are a haven for those desiring 'time out' from electromagnetics and busy busy keeping in contact with the world...
What Our Guests Say
First and second days have been stormy and windy – fantastic. Very warm. Scooters have been hired. All up it’s been a wonderful 3 weeks, relaxing, surfing, snorkelling … Christchurch is going to feel SO cold!!!
Thanks tons Gwen, we had a great stay.
Troy and Eve, New Zealand
Wow!! What a gem of a place. Gwen you are a great host. We felt at home right away. Pace was perfect. How relaxed can we be. If the rest of the island feels like hub-bub, coming home to MBC slows the pace even more. Meow to Little Boy, woof to Zoe and all the best to Gwen.
Kim and Greg from the USA
Thank you Gwen for such an amazing stay. This place is magical and the studio was a bargain. We loved it for its rustic touch and al-fresco garden dining. We’ll miss our instant family of two cats and a dog. What a perfect start to our 3 months travelling from New Zealand to UK.
Heather and James
We’re so lucky to have come upon the Pole House – definitely nothing we could have foreseen from thousands of miles away, just based on a web site. The natural breeze is more delicious than any air conditioning – we’d love to stay here a month.
Sheba and Tair, from the USA
Gwen’s place is a small slice of paradise. We left our worries behind and ‘unplugged’. The view is priceless and the cottage was perfect for the two of us—it had everything we desired. We loved the peace and quiet. We would recommend this hidden treasure to everyone.
Nigel and Sara
Thank you for all you’ve done to make this magical slice of paradise so special. It has been an unbelievable week and I am just stunned I’ve gotten this far through my life without knowing about Rarotonga and the Pole House is the very best spot on Muri Beach – no doubt. We’ll never forget the view, the fish life, the warm wind, the starry sky and how at home we’ve felt here.
Bret and Gem, from New Zealand
A MESSAGE FROM GWEN
Greetings - If you’d like to soak up salt air, watch waves flop on the reef, relax into that long awaited book with warm tropical breezes cooling your sun kissed skin and fall asleep with lulling lagoon sounds… you have come to the right place. Our cottages offer you a unique retreat where your biggest holiday decision may be - Beach, Book, Beverage or Bed =)Sunny regards - Gwen - Owner/Operator
Some say the Cook Islands offers all that one would ever need for six days of rejuvenation.
Others say six days is not enough time on Muri Beach.