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The Pohutokawa family
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3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Kim is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean15 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

A self-contained, secluded & comfortable open plan studio which has a view of the Pacific Ocean. Nestled among native NZ trees, Aruhe provides the perfect getaway experience. SH35 from Opotiki to Gisborne is stunningly beautiful and rarely visited by tourists.

Amenities

Air conditioning
Essentials
Heating
Iron
Laptop friendly workspace
Washer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants - ARUHE does not provide any facilities for children. The cottage is very high off the ground and young children would have to be carefully watched.
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance
Wide hallway clearance

Availability

28 Reviews

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Nick User Profile
Nick
October 2018
Absolutely loved the place and the outlook. Kim is a great host.
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Thanks for the great review Nick (and the water bottle ;-) Hope to see you and your wife here some time in the not-too-distant future.
October 2018
Lisa User Profile
Lisa
September 2018
Peace, privacy and great hospitality! You don’t get that from hotel chains.. all the little extras is what makes Kim’s place an enjoyable stay
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Thanks Lisa. It's people like you who make hosting so enjoyable. Cheers.
September 2018
Ingrid User Profile
Ingrid
July 2018
We had a lovely time staying at Kims place. She is a great hostess and was very accommodating to our requests, Thanks :)
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Thanks for your review Ingrid and appreciate the suggestion about lighting. I did explain to the 2 Simons that just that day, the light, which usually lights the path very well, had died. The electrician is booked in to do repairs. Next time I hope you will come down with the guys, maybe not for the fishing; a change of scene is always a good thing. Have a great day:-)
July 2018
Em User Profile
Em
March 2018
The perfect place to stay if you’re looking for somewhere private and tranquil, nestled in amongst native bush. Delightful host, and very thoughtful touches- thanks for your outstanding hospitality, Kim :)
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Thanks Em. I love what I do and it's a privilege to share ARUHE with others.
March 2018
Neal And Meera User Profile
Neal And Meera
February 2018
Quiet. Peaceful. Modern. Very clean and well set up private lodge. Lots of added amenities for self catering. This place is a find...Great 'in the forest' private lodge. Excellent warm and quiet host. We found ourselves having a very relaxed and wonderful stay...we slept …
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Thank you both for your very generous review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you liked sharing this part of the world with me for a brief time..
February 2018
Kathy User Profile
Kathy
February 2018
Kim's place is very special as it's a self contained studio set amidst lush native bush and a view of the sea in the distance. The contemporary design and interior decor has been thoughtfully planned to provide a restful retreat. Kim is a most generous host who provides a genero…
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Hi Kathy and thank you for your wonderful, thoughtful and considered, review. I appreciate your telling your friends about ARUHE and would welcome you and Ron back at any time.
February 2018
Hannah User Profile
Hannah
January 2018
Aruhe was perfect in every single way! Kim has really created a magical wee oasis nestled amidst native NZ bush & only a short distance to the beautiful Whanarua Bay! Right from the beginning Kim was a wonderful host ~ the communication was incredibly clear and thorough, making u…
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Thank you Hannah for a really thoughtful review. I so appreciate your taking the time to write it. Would love to see you back for a longer stay on another occasion.
January 2018

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