About this listing
Located beachside on the west side of the island these bespoke shacks are perfect for stunning sunset and mountain views. Made to be used primarily as an artist residency, Te Arerenga features the island's only converted boat covered area!
Te Arerenga's shacks were designed by NZ architect Fritha Hobbs in a 'fale style' layout with separate sleeping, eating and artist workshop areas. My husband and I built these shacks ourselves to be used primarily as an artist residency, when it's not in use for this purpose we sometimes Airbnb Te Arerenga out to visitors with an adventurous spirit. The house is full of interesting pieces of art - E.g a banana chandelier, and paintings that compliment the views and surroundings of the section.
You will have access to the entire place, however the front storage area of the 'boat shed' is being used as our storage/tool shed at the moment so will remain locked during your visit.
Interaction with guests
You will have the place all to yourself, which is the idea for writers/artists if they're coming to stay and make some work. This however also means that you will be responsible for small and simple things like taking the rubbish out on rubbish days (a short walk to the main road) If we're out of the country at the time then mum, will be a phone call away if you need anything.
Other things to note
Check in and check out: 10am
If you require early check-in or late checkout, this can be arranged so long as you let us know at least a week before your arrival. You will need to send your flight details through. Any miscommunication or understanding on your part in regards to your arrival/departure dates & times will incur the extra cost of that nights stay.
Te Arerenga is not a hotel or a resort. We built it as a funky place for people to come and stay, hopefully be inspired by their island surroundings and go home having experienced Rarotonga. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed but not pampered. This means we are friendly with our neighbours, take care with the noise, and that you may have to take on the tiny (TINY!) responsibilities involved with it's care (please recycle, take the rubbish out) other than that make yourself at home.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.