Welcome

Welcome to Muri Beach Cottages on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

Discover a holiday retreat offering you solitude and privacy, yet easy walking access to the popular Muri Village.

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.

Our Retreat

The Cottages

The Cottages

The Cottages

Nestled in natural volcanic gardens with spectacular lagoon views, The Cottages give you solitude, privacy and all the comforts a holiday maker would appreciate. $190 per night / 4 night minimum

The Pole House

The Pole House

The Pole House

Right on the beach with sweeping lagoon views, The Pole House is perfect to observe the many moods of Motu Ta’akoka. $185 per night / 4 night minimum

The Studio

The Studio

The Garden Studio

Built in 1968, closer to the road and backing onto lush gardens, The Studio is short or long term rustic delight for the budget traveler. $90 per night / 7 night minimum

 
 
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
 
 

The Property

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.

Available onsite is also a fold out bed, snorkelling gear, BBQ hut, and outside shower.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.