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McBirney's House, Aitutaki

Located on one of the worlds most heavenly and secluded locations, embracing it’s natural tropical surroundings is McBirney’s House on One Foot Island. It is only a short 5 minute drive from the Airport to reach the departure point where you will take a 20 minute boat ride out to One Foot Island.
As you arrive you will be in awe of this tropical remote island.
One Foot Island also known as Tapuaetai in Cook Islands Maori has a historical background and many locals have their own stories of how it came to be called Tapuaetai. It is one of sixteen tiny islands (motu) scattered in Aitutaki’s stunning turquoise lagoon and other than the occasional local fisherman that visit there is no other person in sight after the last lagoon cruise departs in the late afternoon. After then you have the entire island to yourself.
McBirney’s House is a two story one bedroom house set on a beautiful white sandy beach. The house has very basic amenities including a queen and two single beds, toilet and shower facilities as well as kitchen with a gas cook top, pots, pans and cutlery. Bottled water is provided for drinking otherwise you can opt to boil your own water using the gas cook top and kettle. The owners will also provide a supply of frozen ice bottles to keep cold foods chilled for about 3-4 days.
Coupled with this, there are no shops on the island, guests will need to be well prepared before being transferred to the island. They will need to take their own candles and other necessary supplies such as food.
McBirney’s House takes peace and serenity to another level and is a great place for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life to enjoy utter relaxation with no disruptions.
Top Features
Peaceful and Relaxed Atmosphere
Being on a remote, uninhabited offshore island comes with it’s own perks and bonuses, and guests opting to stay here will come to realise just how relaxed life on Aitutaki can be.
Complete Isolation
The Pool area is a very relaxing spot with a wonderful atmosphere. Breakfast is served at the Honesty Bar just a few steps away. The bar opens 24/7. Here, you can help yourself to a great selection of drinks including spirits, wine and beers. Navigate the warm crystal clear waters of the lagoon on a kayak, or if you’re feeling adventurous explore the lagoons underwater rich marine life. Enjoy the view from your deck or take a walk around the island and discover it’s natural unspoilt beauty.
Transfers to/from McBirney's house

Return Transfers to McBirney’s House are provided by the owners: Transfer rates do not include a Lagoon Cruise or Lunch. On request guests can be taken to a grocery store for supplies before their transfer to One-Foot Island. Transfers only available from Monday – Saturday. Not available on Sunday.

McBirney's house
Outdoor dining area
Double bed

Child Policy

  • Children 0 – 2 years FOC

Room Configuration & Layout

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Beach House


1x Queen Bed & 2 Single Beds


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Air Conditioning

Bath in Room

Ceiling Fan

DVD Player

Filtered Drinking Water

20L Bottle

Full Ocean View

Lagoon View

Hair Dryer

Internet Connection


Luggage Storage


Radio/Alarm Clock


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Safe in Room

Shower in Room

Stove Top

Surround Sound System

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Telephone in Room

Toilet in Room

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Baby Sitting Facilities

BBQ Facilities

Beach on Site


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Full Ocean View

Lagoon View

Garden View

Internet Connection


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Safety Deposit Box


Snorkelling Gear

Swim all Tides

Swim Some Tides

Swimming Pool

Tour Desk

Vehicle Rental

Waiting Lounge

Wedding Co-ordinator

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Arutanga Township


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