One of the first Heritage Barns built in Whangarei Relax in the bean bags with a good book by the pool

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds

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About this listing

Offering rural tranquillity just a few minutes drive from picturesque Whangarei city and marina. Share our home, a Heritage Barn Bed & Breakfast which provides a unique modern home set on 5 acres of private rural land land surrounded by trees and gardens. We have a great entertaining area by the swimming pool. Check us out on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) - Abbey Barn B&B. We hope to see you soon.

The space

Our home is unique and set in the quiet countryside of Abbey Caves. You will be sharing our home which provides space and great entertaining. People choose to stay at B&B type accommodation mainly because they want to meet the locals and learn more about the local area. Having grown up in the north we believe we will provide our guests with a great place to base from and explore the area.
We are passionate about our location which is just a few minutes from town, and provides a peaceful oasis. We have a stunning rural setting, plenty of native bird life and lots of things to see and do in the local area.

Our accommodation is within our home. Downstairs we offer a Queen and Twin King Single room, guest bathroom and separate toilet. Upstairs is located another King Bed Room, King Single Room and a private guest lounge, and study nook with desk.
Come and go as you please. Use the large entertainment area which incorporates a swimming pool, BBQ and pizza oven.
Two bedrooms have King/ Queen beds, the other room king-single beds. Guest bathroom with lovely deep bath, shower and necessities. Separate toilet.
The private guest lounge providing a quiet place to relax, study nook and views of the property.

There is a guest breakfast area providing crockery, cutlery, toaster and tea/coffee making facilities adjacent to the main kitchen. You may use the main kitchen for cooking also.

We supply cereal, fruits, yoghurt, toast and spreads etc to serve yourself.
Dine by yourself or at our dining table. Sleep in if you want.

King/Queen Room/s: Single $110.00 / Twin $130.00
Twin Room: Single $110.00 / Twin $130.00
Extra person $65 per/person

Guest access

Guests can come and go as they please via the main entrance. There is free WiFi and plenty private off-street parking.
We have a Pizza Oven where you can enjoy a freshly baked homemade pizza (by prior arrangement)
Toiletries and soap etc supplied
Additional fridge is available separate from the main kitchen.
Guests are free to enjoy the large outdoor entertainment area, swimming pool, BBQ and pizza oven.
Smoking is allowed outside and we just ask for respect when smoking around others.

Interaction with guests

We reside in our Heritage Barn which offers the B&B, and therefore you can enjoy our company in the evening or just do your 'own thing', we are here if you need us.
We have a workshop on our property, this means Darron has the joy of been at home and tinkering on engines. He is available if you need any help during the day.
Join us for a drink from the bar or even a meal, use the BBQ if you wish.
Enjoy the peace and quiet of the private guest lounge upstairs.
We can point you in the right direction if driving yourself, and provide local knowledge of places to see and visit.

Other things to note

Please ask us if you have any concerns or require information on any aspect of our accommodation or about the Whangarei or Northland region. Having grown up in the north we have a vast knowledge of places to see and things to do.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $65 NZD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We treat our guests as we would expect to be treated. We enjoy socialising and meeting people from around the world.
Alcohol is permitted but please tell us if you spill any red wine on our carpets!
Smoking is not permitted in the house.
Animals are not generally allowed though we do make exceptions.
Please note that we have two pet cats, Tiga & Donkey, who enjoy visitors and love attention.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Brown User Profile
February 2017
Surrounded by open countryside and yet not too far from beautiful beaches, this place is an absolute treasure. Fiona and her husband are incredibly welcoming, generous and helpful and the pizza oven was fired up especially for our arrival. We were able to have a refreshing dip in the pool after our long drive in the car, and at night relax in a very comfortable bedroom. Airbnb at its best!

Steve User Profile
February 2017
Fellow travellers - first up - Fiona's place is a genuinely unique experience. It is located a safe and easy 10 minute drive from Whangarei township - please note - the drive will take you into the 'countryside' - you may feel remote and out of your depth - trust me it is just fine, and all the GPS and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps systems work fine to get you to your location. You will find yourself in shangri-la, experiencing tranquility and quiet - with a little birdsong thrown in for good measure. Fiona has built a delightful outdoor living area where you can relax by the pool, sit in the shade, use the wood fired pizza oven or BBQ. Its just a super fun relaxing space. My final word - Fiona's description and photos are bang on - she has worked hard to describe everything accurately - and is a lovely lady too! Have fun at Fiona's!

Mike User Profile
January 2017
Fiona's and Darron's place in reality looks better than in pictures! It is a really lovely place and a pool was an amazing way to refresh after out journey. Both Fiona and Darron are friendly and you can tell they love having people around just by the way their beautiful home is set up with area to entertain. It was a really nice experience, thanks you for having us!

R User Profile
January 2017
A wonderful place and great location to explore Northland. The beaches are beautiful and fantastic scenery. The accommodation is perfect for relaxing in true Kiwi-style so we really chilled out. The pool and pizza oven were a bonus. Fiona and Darron were generous hosts and made us feel very welcome.

Jen User Profile
December 2016
Wonderful hosts that made our stay memorable. Super friendly and hospitable. Really felt at home. Great location and facilities. Ask Darron to fire up the pizza oven!! Highly recommended.

Alexandra User Profile
November 2016
Amazing days here. Great house, very clean and peace full. I recommend to anyone Who searching for rest. Waterfront only 5 minutes from the house. perfect spot.

Euan User Profile
August 2016
Fantastic stay!! Very friendly and made everything easy nothing seemed to much trouble, great knowledge of the area and gave us easy to follow directions to each recommended tourist site. We were invited to have dinner and had great homemade pizzas in the from the pizza oven and even ordered the rugby for us to watch!!

Whangarei, New Zealand · Joined in February 2016
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.

My partner, Darron and I love great food, cooking and spending time by the pool with good company and a laugh.
A cold drink from the bar, making homemade pizzas to cook in the pizza oven, or even a bbq, creates our fantastic outdoor living space.
Over the past 5 years we have hosted homestay students from German (Hamburg, Mainz), Spain, France, Brazil, China and Japan. Now our children are all adults we are looking forward to hosting other travelers looking to experience kiwi living at our beautiful location.

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