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Wai Rua The Cottage

SuperhostRuatangata West, Northland, New Zealand
Entire guesthouse hosted by Elaine
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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The Cottage at Wai Rua, west of Whangarei, is approximately 18 minutes drive from Kamo via Pipiwai Road. It is a hidden gem with amazing rural views, including massive volcanic rocks, lakes and ponds, set in a beautiful tranquil garden. It can be a getaway retreat or stopover.

The space
Don't be put off by the metal road, you won't regret what you find at our place. The cottage is far enough away from the main house to give plenty of privacy but close enough to join us for a meal or glass of wine.
The kunekune pigs will "talk" to you from their paddock and the hens will provide you with fresh eggs for your breakfast (if you wish). The orchard provides fresh fruit depending on the season.

Guest access
We have a pool that you are most welcome to use ( it is solar heated so depends on how much sun we get as to what temperature it is). It is closed for the winter months.
We have 80 acres of farmland with a metal/gravel road throughout, which is perfect for walking or biking. The local farmer who leases the land can show you how to milk a cow. Rowing on the lake is also possible. The hot tub which is wood fired is set at a cost of $25.00 for the whole of your stay - this is paid in cash to the hosts. The cost is because it takes approximately 3 hours to get it hot and we also provide the fire wood. It is in great space where you can enjoy birdsong and the stars at night

Other things to note
If you wish to bring a child please contact me before making a booking, because we have many hazards which are not child friendly. It would be great to discuss your circumstances first.
Breakfast foods are included in the cost of this accommodation
We are also a working farm and as much as we love animals we cannot have pets accompany the guests
The Cottage at Wai Rua, west of Whangarei, is approximately 18 minutes drive from Kamo via Pipiwai Road. It is a hidden gem with amazing rural views, including massive volcanic rocks, lakes and ponds, set in a beautiful tranquil garden. It can be a getaway retreat or stopover.

The space
Don't be put off by the metal road, you won't regret what you find at our place. The cottage is far enough aw…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Pool
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Breakfast
Washing machine
Dedicated workspace
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Dryer

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Ruatangata West, Northland, New Zealand

This is a rural area surrounded by farmland. The closest place (5 minutes down the road) to get food is the local fuel station which also has a very good takeaway kitchen and country style cafe for breakfast and lunches. Otherwise it is a 20 minute drive. There is a forest walk close by and Whangarei is a lovely town with great cafes and walkways.
This is a rural area surrounded by farmland. The closest place (5 minutes down the road) to get food is the local fuel station which also has a very good takeaway kitchen and country style cafe for breakfast an…

Hosted by Elaine

Joined in March 2018
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I really enjoy meeting people and sharing our property and local knowledge with them. I have lived in the area most of my life and can offer heaps of local information
During your stay
Being locals, we can also suggest some possible day or week long trips locally and around the North.
We have a strong interest in antiques and are only to happy to show and tell.
We welcome guests into our home for meals with us or even guiding you around the property and discussing the plants in the gardens or native trees in the bush areas.
Being locals, we can also suggest some possible day or week long trips locally and around the North.
We have a strong interest in antiques and are only to happy to show and t…
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
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