Built in the early 1900s in the style of the colonial villas of the day, the Homestead is set in park-like grounds filled with tropical flowering trees and shrubs. The house has large internal rooms enclosed by a protective verandah. The apartment occupies the front corner of the house and has its own private entrance and verandah living area, separate from the rest of the house, with parking available on site.
Emily's is located on the northern side of the island, close to all facilities. We are 5 minutes from Rarotonga airport to the west, and the main town centre to the east. The local supermarket is an easy 5 minute walk away. Just across from the supermarket, deep sea fishing and boat charters can be hired at the marina at Avatiu Harbour. Past the harbour is the Punanga Nui Market with its Saturday morning melting pot of locals and visitors catching up over a feast of food, colour, and culture. The main commercial centre of Avarua is just a little further up the road. The local bus service runs past our driveway every half hour, bicycles can be hired from the bike shop at the top of the driveway, and car and scooter rental services are available from the airport or in town. Local night spots and restaurants are a comfortable 15 to 20 minute walk away, and make for pleasant stroll in the evening.