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Bookabach

Member since: 2014
Speaks english

HANAWERA ECO-FARMSTAY

35 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Otaki holiday farmhouse

Farmstay, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy a Taste of Abundant and Resilient Living

Just 1 km off S H 1 between Otaki and Levin, at 107 South Manakau Road. A farm building converted over 4 years with love and friendship into a warm and comfortable self-contained Eco-Cabin for your enjoyment. It has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and indoor and outdoor living spaces, next to a bio-filtered swimming pool and food forests. You will be on a 50 hectare organic farm with hills of native forests (QE II covenant) and plantations. You can wander along tracks and bush walks with wide views from Mount Ruapehu and Taranaki to Kapiti and the South Island. Also close to beaches and Tararua Range entries.

We have a small working farm, to provide healthy food and water from a healthy and diverse environment. There are free ranging pigs, hens and ducks, extensive grazing of sheep and cattle, orchard trees, vegetable gardens and grain crops. There are lots of trees, for shelter and habitat, and sustainably coppiced woodlots for firewood, timber plantations and forest wilderness.

The cabin is part of a farm building, made of local natural materials, including timber, earth and stone, with earth floor and earth plaster wall finishing. On-site services of spring water, ?waste? re-use, compost and flush toilets, wood range, wind and solar power. All cotton sheets and towels, wool rugs, etc.

Come and relax in an abundant and healthy environment, and enjoy the fruits of the land at our place. We will provide you with a breakfast basket of our own organic or local produce.

Special conditions:

Minimum 2 nights at stated price. Surcharge of $25 for one night only.

Pets allowed with prior approval

Fenced swimming pool. Children in pool area must be minded by adults at all times

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Bookabach (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2014
Speaks english

What makes this farmhouse unique

Natural surroundings with forest walks and views

Reviews

4.5
based on 35 traveller reviews

HANAWERA ECO-FARMSTAY
average rating of 4.457143 based on 35 reviews
5

We loved the property & appreciated all the care & thought which had gone into constructing

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property & appreciated all the care & thought which had gone into constructing it & our stay, fresh eggs milk, freshly made bread all organic etc went towards us feeling very welcome, the surrounds were beautiful I particularly loved the peace & quiet and not forgetting the exceedingly friendly piggies, the wealth of knowledge they have on permiculture food forest biodynamics. A great place to recharge the batteries & be inspired. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Great property, perfect little hideaway for 4 adults.

  • 5 of 5

Great property, perfect little hideaway for 4 adults. Felt very welcomed with the freshly baked muffins and organic muesli.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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We had a fantastic time here.

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time here. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

The cottage and surrounds are beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and surrounds are beautiful. Got some good ideas about eco-building. Found it comfortable, clean, and a lovely space to unwind in.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

A beautiful, restful place in a beautiful, restful setting.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, restful place in a beautiful, restful setting. We loved the comfy beds and the birdsong, and the pigs that flop over and go to sleep when you scratch behind their ears. We were very lucky, as Nellie had her piglets on the last night we were there - the kids were in heaven. Take your slippers if it's cool, as it's a shoes-off bach with hard floors. Warm though, with a great fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

The location is so ideal for us travelling from Wellington.

  • 5 of 5

The location is so ideal for us travelling from Wellington. Only one hour drive from home, we were embraced by hills, forest and farm animals. Beaches, restaurants and shops are all so easy to reach. The guest house is so cosy with eco-designs and arty taste. We enjoyed very much the bush walks right on their property. The walks were accompanied by their lovely dog, Zaza. Our little boy coudn't stop asking about her since we are back home:)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Otaki, New Zealand

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
School holidays peak
10 Dec 2016 - 6 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$144
From
A$144
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
school holiday off peak
7 Feb 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$120
From
A$120
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Peak
13 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$120
From
A$144
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
school holiday off peak
19 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$120
From
A$120
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Off-peak
1 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$120
From
A$120
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
school holiday off peak
2 Jun 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$120
From
A$120
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Off-peak
6 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$120
From
A$120
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Otaki, New Zealand

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
General:
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Main bedroom - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis