This lodge is a series of beautiful little two-bedroom cabins (with polished wooden floors and handmade wooden furniture) in a large garden. There are comfortable outdoor tables and chairs under huge mango trees out the front. You are a long way from the centre of Atiu (around 3km), which means it is extremely peaceful. Not even any chicken or dog noise, unlike just about everywhere else in the Cook Islands!
The owner lives in Rarotonga, but he engages a local woman to take care of the place, and as I was the only guest during my stay, she and her family stayed on site in the neighbouring cabin at night. This wasn't really necessary, but it was nice that the owner was concerned about my comfort to that degree. He also met me at the airport in Rarotonga before I left and gave me a bag of groceries as I was to arrive on a Sunday when most shops are shut.
The caretaker also kindly brought me food most days (coconuts, fruit and vegetables, and one day a whole plate of food from her family's umu!) It was a lovely place to stay. It would be especially nice for a couple on a honeymoon, or a writing retreat or similar.