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About this listing

Enjoy star gazing and virgin forest walks, right on your doorstep. Experience the milky way from your own deck and enjoy a cooked breakfast in the morning.

A country studio with en-suite, kitchenette with microwave, toaster, BBQ, WiFi and a smart TV, just 20 min from beautiful, vibrant Tauranga and 45 min from Rotorua.

Pet our friendly calves and hand feed them an apple or two. Beautiful native forest bush walks nearby, and a great base to explore from.

The space

A place to unwind and relax in a lovely spacious, studio room with a comfortable queen size bed, your own en-suite bathroom with shower and kitchenette stocked with a selection of teas, coffee and home-baked goodies. Sit in the armchairs and take in the peacefulness while listening to the bird calls. Wander through the veggie garden and see whats growing.

Fantastic location for seeing the Milky Way on a clear night!

Join us inside for farm fresh eggs done any style. Enjoy the taste of our rain water, with its double filtration and UV filter system - our previous guests said it is the best water they have ever tasted.

Dinner by arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you would like to join us for dinner for an extra $20 per person.

Guest access

You are welcome to walk around our 5.5 acres of lifestyle block.

Interaction with guests

We are home most days and will be here to welcome you when you arrive. Having traveled most of NZ we can offer advice on where to go and what to see. We love meeting new people and having great conversations, but will also respect your privacy if you just want to chill.

Other things to note

We do have a Burmese cat who is a great rabbit hunter and often brings his catch home to eat!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We are non-smoking and there is absolutely no smoking inside please.

Check in is from 2pm and check out is 11am.

No pets please.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay.
From Dec 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

30 Reviews

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Tom User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful location if you're after a bit of a retreat, great scenery and walks nearby. Margaret and Rob couldn't have made us feel more welcome in their lovely, cosy home.

Kristy User Profile
May 2017
Margaret and Rob's place is wonderful if you wish to have a peaceful, quiet and restful holiday. Everything in the beautiful studio is stylish and well-furnished. The bed is very comfortable! Having a home-cooked breakfast in their new home in the morning is the best way to start the day to a well-deserved holiday!

Olivia User Profile
February 2017
We absolutely loved our time with Margaret and Rob. We couldn't fault our hosts, the room, property or local area. Margaret and Rob offered us plenty of suggestions to fill our days which exceeded our expectations. Breakfast was delicious! We'll definitely be keeping in touch.

Rebecca User Profile
December 2016
Margaret and rob are fantastic hosts - very friendly, open and willing to share their local knowledge. They made our stay thoroughly enjoyable. The location is gorgeous, very remote and beautiful. Be prepared to drive a little for dinner, or use the great BBQ to cook your own! Highly recommend. Thank you so much both!

艺 User Profile
December 2016
We had a wonderful time in Margaret and Rob 's home.They are very kindly persons and gave us lot of hints. The room is very very cleaning and tidy,it has a nice terrace with nice views.And you can feed their cattle if you asked them.That was very special experience for people from city. But to get a meal ,have to drive out 20 minutes around. They are not far from City Centre of Tauranga(around 45min),in there,has enough restaurants and shops.

Natalija User Profile
November 2016
Wow! This place is just perfect! We stayed at Margaret's and Rob's place for one night. The bed was super comfi and everything was very clean. We haven't slept that good for a while. With very short notice Margaret made a delicious dinner and we also joined Margaret and Rob for a really nice breakfast. (perfectly cooked scrambled eggs by Rob

Marcel User Profile
November 2016
We can highly recommend to stay with Margaret! We had a wonderful time and she and her husband are just awesome hosts!! Hard to know where to start: The breakfast is just superb - with homemade cereal and cookies, the hosts are amazing and have so many tips to share, and the place itself is just beautiful, surrounded by pure nature. Georg (cat) and the cows are, of course, a huge plus to stay there! You have to go for the homemade dinner, too! The desert is always just too good to be true! Thanks again for everything!

Tauranga, New Zealand · Joined in December 2015
Margaret User ProfileMargaret is a superhost.

Rob and I have travelled NZ extensively and love meeting travellers and sharing experiences. We are into bush walks, bike riding and outdoors in general.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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