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OUR Thoughts on Red Sunset Villa, Arorangi, Rarotonga
This is a very good gated, Luxury Holiday Home on Rarotonga.  Located in the Arorangi District on the more populous western side of the island, it is right on a beautiful beach and faces west over a sheltered lagoon.  The name “Red Sunset” is very apt, as the sunsets can be absolutely spectacular on this side of Rarotonga, but “Red” is not the only colour featured in these sunsets – over a period of half an hour-or-so, on a good clear evening the colours of the sunset start as a brilliant red, then change to a vibrant orange before bathing the lagoon in gold, and, if you’re lucky, you may catch the legendary “Green Flash” as the sun disappears over the horizon.

The villa has a perfect layout for living or holidaying in the tropics. The ceilings are high-peaked and sarked in timber, the kitchen is modern and features a walk-in pantry and the lounge/dining opens seamlessly on to a large, vaulted-roof veranda which follows the roof line of the lounge and which easily houses a 12-seat outdoor table setting as well as comfortable lounging patio furniture.  The five bedrooms are in a row off the lounge area, each one is accessed via the rear breezeway and also opens through a ranch-slider on to a continuation of the pool-front veranda.  Out front there is a large deck and a beautiful, big swimming pool (big enough for a few lazy laps) which also faces the lagoon. At the left of the swimming pool facing the beach, a heated spa pool is set under a gazebo beside the private BBQ and an outdoor shower to wash away the beach sand and the salt water. Two additional toilets supplement the three bathrooms – one is off the lounge and the other off the pool area.

The kitchen has everything you need including a double fridge/freezer, microwave and full-size cooking hob and dishwasher.  (See “Accommodation Arrangements” below for a description of the bedrooms).

While staying at the Villa, guests do their own housekeeping and both a washing machine and dryer are available as well as an iron and ironing board.  However, you are not entirely on your own, as all guests receive a compendium detailing contacts in case maintenance issues arise during your stay.  Very simple arrival access instructions are also provided by email 2 or 3 days prior to your arrival. 

And, finally, guests don't have to miss out on spa and massage while holidaying here - the Villa Compendium provides details of a "Healing Island Massage" service which will come to the villa on request and the Edgewater Resort's Spa is right next door where they have a full range of treatments available.  You get the best of all worlds at Red Sunset Villa Rarotonga.

What Red Sunset Villa Say About Themselves

"This newly-built 5-bedroom Beachfront Villa is located on the western sunset side of the island in the beautiful village of Arorangi. The villa incorporates both modern and contemporary design throughout the interior and has 3 bathrooms, a heated salt-water pool and spa, air-conditioning, a modern kitchen and more.

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Minimum Stay Policy:
Red Sunset Villa has a minimum 5 nights stay policy

Our Specials
Bullet  Welcome Gift
With the compliments of Red Sunset Villa, arriving guests are welcomed with:
● A fruit platter
● Sparkling Wine

Accommodation Arrangements
The Red Sunset bedrooms are very versatile and can sleep a total of 10 – minimum age 12 years. Three of the bedrooms have a King Bed and the other 2 bedrooms have 2 King Single beds
Bullet Bedroom 1
Master bedroom with private ensuite bathroom with shower.  This spacious bedroom is closest to the living rooms.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed
Bullet Bedrooms 2 and 3
These bedrooms share an ensuite bathroom (shower). 
Each bedroom sleeps 2 guests, Bedroom 2 has 2 King Single Beds and Bedroom 3 has 1 King Bed,  Each bedroom is separate but by leaving the interconnecting internal entry doors between them open, the whole area becomes like a 2-room Suite which makes the set-up very suitable for a second couple sharing the villa with the couple in the master bedroom without either couple feeling short-changed. Bedrooms 2 and 3 connected together are also a very good option for a family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 years or more.
Bullet Bedrooms 4 and 5
These two bedrooms do not interconnect and apart from sharing the third bathroom (accessed from the breezeway) are private from each other. 
Maximum occupancy is 2 guests in each bedroom.
Bedroom 4 has 2 King Single Beds and Bedroom 5 has 1 King Bed

General note re a holiday home stay.
Holiday homes are a very welcome addition to the accommodation options available on Rarotonga.  Obviously, individual holiday homes offer widely differing standards and specifications as to what is included and the services which are available to guests taking this accommodation option. However, to qualify as one of our “Luxury Holiday Homes”, the property will be of a very high standard.  As a general rule, a holiday home is a private citizen’s private residence or holiday place and, unlike a stay at a resort, a manager or owner may not be available on-site. However, while the owner (or an agent of the owner) may be available to sort out any problems or maintenance issues encountered (and visits by neighbours’ dogs and chickens!!) It is sensible to maintain a reasonable level of security and to keep up a personal insect repellent program. Through understanding what this accommodation style entails, a really enjoyable holiday can be had in a holiday home in Rarotonga.

Getting to and from Red Sunset Villa, Rarotonga
An airport meet-and-greet and arrival and departure transfers between Rarotonga International Airport and Red Sunset Villa will be included in our holiday arrangements for you as required/agreed.  This villa sleeps up to 10 guests, but it is not unknown for 1, 2 or 3 couples (or more) to share a holiday here and it’s also an excellent choice for an extended family or a group of friends.  Our Specialists will advise on the options which best suit your particular group for your airport transfers as well as for ease of getting around once you have arrived and settled in. For any party numbering over 4 people, it is very wise to have us pre-arrange suitable rental vehicles for your use during your stay, as vehicles which will seat more than 4 or 5 are not always in ready supply.  We recommend that you don’t leave making bookings until you arrive in Rarotonga.  We will happily attend to this for you and include costs in your holiday arrangements. 

The Red Sunset Villa is very handily located to several resort-based and independent cafés and restaurants.  It's handy to community shops too – it’s certainly feasible to walk along the beach or along the road to reach these facilities.  The Circle Island buses pass Red Sunset Villa hourly throughout the day and take 10-minutes to Avarua Town. The first bus passes at 7:40am and the last bus at 11:40pm Monday to Saturday.  The Sunday service operates on a reduced timetable.

As well as rental cars, motor scooters, electric bicycles and pedal bicycles are all offered for hire via Our Specialists.  Rarotonga has an ideal coastal road for battery-powered bicycles and we can pre-book these for you.  With pedal assistance, e-bicycles will go twice around the island on a single charge and batteries may be recharged using a standard power plug.  

Kids Policy
Children aged 12 years and over are welcome.

Check-in/Check Out
Official check-in and checkout times:
Check-in: 2:00pm
Check-out: 10:00am
Early check-in and late check-out
Depending on previous guest and arriving guest bookings, an early check-in from 6:00am at a cost of approximately 20% of the nightly tariff may be available.  Similarly, a late check-out up to 6:00pm may also be available. Our Specialist will advise on the various alternatives to consider, should your party be arriving/departing outside normal check-in/check-out times.

Resort Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing
Bullet Cancellations made between 22 and 42 days of scheduled
     arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to 25% of the
     cost of all accommodation booked.
Bullet Cancellations made between 15 and 21 days of scheduled
     arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the
     cost of all accommodation booked.
Bullet Cancellations made within 15 Days of arrival incur a
     cancellation fee equal to 100% of the services booked.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance.

The information on this page is correct as at 19 December 2018 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 December 2019.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities:

Bullet Open-plan Lounge/Dining
Bullet TV (Pre-loaded movies & TV Shows)
Bullet Large Furnished Verandas
Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet Spa Pool
Bullet BBQ
Bullet Wide Decking and Pergola
Bullet Outdoor Beach Shower
Bullet Sun Loungers
Bullet Car Garage
Bullet Full Kitchen
Bullet Dishwasher
Bullet Breakfast Bar

Bullet Walk-in Pantry
Linen Room
Bullet Clothes Washer/Dryer
Bullet Iron and Ironing Board
Bullet Wifi
Bullet Alarm
Bullet Remote-controlled Gate
Bullet Filtered Tap Water
Bullet Books and board-games
Bullet Safe
Bullet ATM within walking distance
Bullet Linen Room
Bullet In-House Massage

Room Facilities:
Bullet Overhead Fan
Bullet Insect Screens
Bullet Sun-Blinds and Night Blinds

Bullet Main Bedroom with Ensuite
Bullet Other 4 Bedrooms share 2 Bathrooms
Bullet Luggage Racks