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Lake Waikaremoana - The Tuai Suite Waikaremoana

Entire apartment hosted by Patrick Tonizzo
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
Clean and tidy
11 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Cancellation policy
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House rules
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OPEN. The fully self-contained suite is ideal for the beautiful walks nearby. Great lake and orchard views from its patio and shared deck. It's clean, modern, private, and has all one might want for a great Waikaremoana holiday, including a host next-door.

Book 2+ nights off peak, mid week, 5+ days in advance to save big. 1 night stays for weekends are only made available 5 days before. Peak season, Dec 18 to March 31, books out early due to very high demand and a low supply of only 2 homes.

The space
The Tuai Suite is fully self-contained and private with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living area, entrance, carport, and patio with a view of Lake Whakamarino. The suite is clean with modern amenities, soundproofing, and has just about everything one might need for a great getaway, including a happy host on the other side of the house.

Te Urewera Park is just 1 km away and we are approximately 1 hour of winding road away from the small town of Wairoa. Napier and Gisborne are about 2 hours drive.

The accommodation’s full kitchen is stocked with very basic complimentary self-catering breakfast food items. Bring your own if you have dietary restrictions. Eggs in shell and frozen sliced bread available on request at the office, and you might find some fruit in the orchard. Evening meals might also be available in the village; details will be sent upon booking confirmation in your Airbnb itinerary.

Information about Waikaremoana, Urewera National Park, Hawke's Bay is available from AA Travel's New Zealand website. AA Travel has listed Waikaremoana on its 101 Must-Do's for Kiwis, so why not book a Waikaremoana getaway today and scratch it off the list.

Office hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm.
Self check-out/check-in available.
Check-in after 2:00pm. Check-out before 10:00am.
Linen & towels provided. Bedding for extra daybed $19/stay.
Fully self-contained with kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living area, patio.

Please check my reviews on the web.

Guest access
The accommodation is a well managed self-catering suite providing a private space from which to explore the local paradise. Office and host onsite. Please see the floorplan image for more info. The view, yard and orchard are ready to be sampled.

Other things to note
* Peak season you'll pay $200/day. Best to come off peak $129/day.
* Multi night stay rates are typically lower than 1 night stay rates.
* Store valuables at our office if you're on the Great Walk.
* Mobile phone coverage is Vodafone and 2degrees only.
* Contact via the Airbnb app, or landline, mobile unreliable.
* 2nd bed is a slated queen daybed with foam mattress (sheets $19).
* WiFi is $5/day 500mb/day multiple devices no extra charge.
* Road closures listed on the NZTA website. Check for them!
* Europe Car rentals don't like Waikaremoana - bad people!
* Very basic breakfast foods in the suite; no substitutions.
* Unless you're a sailor, arrrrrr, be ye warned: powdered milk.
* Cold wash/dry/line dry are free; warm/hot $2.50/load.
* Warning: rainforests contain insects. Feed them at your risk.
* The fireplace is flame effect electric, so no wood required.
* Like to share a drink/walk/BBQ? I won't impose so ask on the day.
* Most common complaint: should have booked an extra night.
OPEN. The fully self-contained suite is ideal for the beautiful walks nearby. Great lake and orchard views from its patio and shared deck. It's clean, modern, private, and has all one might want for a great Waikaremoana holiday, including a host next-door.

Book 2+ nights off peak, mid week, 5+ days in advance to save big. 1 night stays for weekends are only made available 5 days before. Peak season, Dec…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Paid dryer–In building
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Free washing machine–In building
Dedicated workspace
Essentials
TV

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Location

Tuai, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Short walks are a great alternative to the 3 day 'Great Walk'; tramp less, see and do more. If it's the views, beaches, trees, falls and other Waikaremoana experiences you're after, and can live without ticking the box next to 'Great Walk', then why not spend 3 nights at the Tuai Suite in comfort instead of 1 and venture forth on Waikaremoana's amazing short walks. You can choose from 30 minute to full day walks. I'm here, walk these trails regularly, and happy to help you choose the best to suit you when you arrive. Suppose there's no reason you can't hike the 'Great Walk' as well, although I'm the only one I know of who has... dunt dunt dunt dah!
Short walks are a great alternative to the 3 day 'Great Walk'; tramp less, see and do more. If it's the views, beaches, trees, falls and other Waikaremoana experiences you're after, and can live without ticking…

Hosted by Patrick Tonizzo

Joined in February 2015
  • 113 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Who... ME? Good heart, strong body, simple mind: blessed. May those who venture find the good they seek, wherever they look - my motto for 2015. The photo on the left is me as the happy conqueror of Panekire Bluff, and a few hours later the Waikaremoana Great Walk; 2.5 days walking from the Tuai Suite and back. Very sore but thrilled to get the pack off my back, and the walk off my bucket list. Still on my local bucket list: 1. Kayak to, and camp on the remote Waikaremoana beaches. 2. Boulder scramble the shore from Onepoto to Waiopaoa Beach. 3. Kite surf out of Rosie's Bay. 4. The other 8 Great Walks in NZ. These days I'm getting out the back door as often as I can to some of my favorite and secret places here. Into boulder scrambling, fishing, swimming, and soaking up the sun on the secluded beaches. I'm very happy to share my local knowledge and time, should you choose. Please see the 'Guest Interaction' section of my listing for more info. My life's global road map so far: Italy, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand; locally here in NZ: Nelson, Bay of Islands, Waikaremoana. Some of the hats I've worn in the past: skipper, primary school teacher, husband, business analyst, programmer, web designer & seo, and currently just a host in middle earth. Yes! I make a living as a full time host. Can you believe it? Me so lucky :-) I do miss a few things being so remote: social sports, sailing, dining out for two and going to the movies. But I can't complain as I get a buzz from kayaking, sharing the special places here with others, my random orchard I call 'Eden', and the beauty of God's creation the 'Sea of Rippling Waters'. I don't have an online profile by choice so becoming "Airbnb trust verified" will be a stretch. Best you web search my reviews if you need that level of reassurance. I've been hosting at The Tuai Suite since 2004 so there's a bit out there to read. Looking forward to more happy reviews here, so be next to get the Airbnb experience here at the Tuai Suite Waikaremoana. Until then, best wishes for a great holiday!
Who... ME? Good heart, strong body, simple mind: blessed. May those who venture find the good they seek, wherever they look - my motto for 2015. The photo on the left is me as the…
During your stay
Interaction options from secretively private to pleasantly social:
1) Self check-in/out available.
2) Office open from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
3) 24 hour check-in reception and after hours support.
4) Shared walk, camp fire, BBQ (weather, time, minds permitting).
Interaction options from secretively private to pleasantly social:
1) Self check-in/out available.
2) Office open from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
3) 24 hour check-in recepti…
  • Languages: English, Français, Italiano
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $171
Cancellation policy