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Revolutionary Caravan @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai

SuperhostMangawhai, Northland, New Zealand
Private room in campervan/rv hosted by Glen
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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Nestled behind the mandala garden is the "revolutionary caravan," our renovated retro sleep out with comfy double bed and solar lights.

Minutes away from the Mangawhai Village and Saturday market, art gallery and sweet beaches.

Great communal covered outdoor kitchen and BBQ area and shower nearby.

Tara Retreat has a yoga, massage and naturopath studio on the grounds where you can enjoy a massage, naturopath consult or a yoga class while you are here, provided by your well qualified hosts.

The space
Tara Retreat is a developing and evolving glamping and eco accommodation space that includes the covered caravan with its own deck - perfect for enjoying a lovely local wine in the afternoon sun.
You can cook in the shared outdoor kitchen and BBQ area, where you can find boardgames or meet new friends.
There is a separate shower/toilet block available for your use down below the orchard.

Also check out our self-contained studio - https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/10567530?checkin=11-01-2017&checkout=&guests=1&adults=1&children=0&infants=0&s=qDUZyrP1

Tara Retreat has an onsite yoga, massage and naturopath studio where you can enjoy a massage, naturopath consult or an open or private yoga session while you are here, provided by your well qualified hosts.

The perfect place to unwind and enjoy Magical Mangawhai!

Contact us if you want to book in a massage or yoga session during your stay.
Massage - One Hour Massage with Nicola ($80)
Yoga class 8.30am Saturdays ($15 - have spare mats)
Private Yoga Sessions $60 an hour with Glen up to 4

Guest access
Own private area but are welcome to wander the gardens and help yourself to seasonal fruit & vegetables and discover the meditation deck in the bush. Enjoy the communal BBQ area with board games, disc golf chains & swing ball.

Other things to note
There is no power in the caravan apart from solar lights, BUT you can get wifi from the outdoor kitchen nearby where there are also power points for charging phones or computers or this can be done at the house if you prefer.
Thee is a small bluetooth speaker in the caravan.
Spider webs on the outside are hard to keep off entirely -we do live in a rural/bush in sub-tropical Northland and do not use chemical pesticide deterrents of any kind (we use peppermint spray - we must do more!).
Caravaners use an excellent gas shower in a converted garden shed and a compost toilet, which we clean and monitor daily. It has been a very interesting learning curve dealing with “humanure” in a more environmentally friendly way a great teaching in waste versus resource and the fact “there is no away”.
If your favourite holiday was on a cruise, then the caravan may not be for you.
Nestled behind the mandala garden is the "revolutionary caravan," our renovated retro sleep out with comfy double bed and solar lights.

Minutes away from the Mangawhai Village and Saturday market, art gallery and sweet beaches.

Great communal covered outdoor kitchen and BBQ area and shower nearby.

Tara Retreat has a yoga, massage and naturopath studio on the grounds where you can enj…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Essentials
Free street parking
Free parking on premises
Private entrance
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Mangawhai, Northland, New Zealand

Bennetts chocolate factory & shop
Surf beaches - Mangawhai Heads & Te Arai
Estuary for swimming, fishing, paddle-boarding, kayaking
Bush walks including a waterfall walk
Art gallery
Coolectibles retro shop - open weekends
Wineries
Mangawhai Activity Zone - skatebowls, tennis (we have racquets available)
The Cowshed restaurant - bookings necessary
Mangawhai Tavern - occasionally have bands
Bennetts chocolate factory & shop
Surf beaches - Mangawhai Heads & Te Arai
Estuary for swimming, fishing, paddle-boarding, kayaking
Bush walks including a waterfall walk
Art gallery
Coo…

Hosted by Glen

Joined in January 2016
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We love having people come and stay with us - we enjoy sharing travel tales and passing on our tips of the places to see around Northland and beyond, but also value guests' need for privacy and space. We offer a relaxed spot to take time out - and also a place where people are welcome to join in yoga classes or get a massage or natural health consultation. Favourite places - India, Thailand, Ngawha Springs, Mangawhai Movies - The Outlaw Josie Wales, Guardians of the Galaxy Music - Alt-J, Justice, Fat Freddys Drop, Arcade Fire...loads Food: Bean burritos for breakfast, vege curries, home made pizza, great coffee
We love having people come and stay with us - we enjoy sharing travel tales and passing on our tips of the places to see around Northland and beyond, but also value guests' need fo…
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We live on the property so are generally around if you need to know anything and equally give guests peace & privacy.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm