14 guests
6 bedrooms
14 beds
4.5 baths
14 guests
6 bedrooms
14 beds
4.5 baths
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The space

Enter as strangers - Leave as friends.
We welcome you to our home, Rua Resort, which we hope you see as your home while you are here. Rua - Maori for two.
We are settled back in NZ now, and are ready and willing to take care of your needs. However, if you get sick of us, the 560m2 house affords you all the privacy you would like. Our quarters are on the second floor. The third floor is for our distinguished guests. We promise peaceful sleep on the best quality beds, spacious bedrooms with luxurious furnishings, and jaw-droppingly large bathrooms. The two double and the triple rooms are our airbnb discounted rooms. However for a small upgrade fee you may opt for the very private Honeymoon Suite, or the newly appointed River suite. Even with the up-grade, these two larger suites are still half price from the commercial rate. You can enjoy 360 degree views across rolling green hills, especially Mt Pirongia to the front. Take a wander over the 5 acres, where you will meet Chocolate and Licorice, the gentle alpacas, Bella and Joelle the Timor ponies and Simon and Danny Boy the Shetlands. We will prepare some sliced carrots or apples and they will all love you - albeit cupboard love! You will also feel like the pied piper, once the free range hens and bantams spot you. Too numerous to name here, they will follow you in the hopes of you giving them something to eat other than worms and bugs. You can collect the eggs, if they are co-operating during your visit, and enjoy an organic healthy breakfast, which we rather pride ourselves in. Sorry dog-lovers, no resident dogs, as we promise a quiet sleep. No roosters either. All our feathered and furry friends live outside, so there is no concern for guests with allergies.
This heavenly country environment is just 10 minutes drive from the CBD. Company groups enjoy the spacious living area to relax in after corporate events, convention attendance, etc.
We can see the LDS Temple to the left, through the trees. So this is a nice option for Temple Visitors.
Talk to us about family and group discounts. There is no charge for children under two years of age. We can accommodate larger numbers for family reunions and youth groups, for example. Wedding parties love to stay the night before. Brides and their families or Brides and their bridesmaids appreciate the big rooms, the ample wardrobes and the many large mirrors to get dressed by. Often, they like to use the property for wedding photos. The staircases and balconies and the outdoor views are superb backdrops.
We have 6 bedrooms, sleeping from 2 to 4 each. We also have REAL Japanese futons which are very comfortable as extra beds.
There is a colorful media room and a vast collection of DVD's. There are TVs and DVD players in each bedroom, Netflix in the two suites. There is free wifi throughout the house.
Having run a school in Japan for two decades, we are fluent in Japanese, and have brought back lots of fun things, such as a great collection of board games and heaps of unique toys to entertain little people.
The kitchen is a caterers dream, so enjoy it. We have a trampoline outside and a BBQ for your use.
Having guided tours here for years, we have put together some great plans for day trips, using Rua Resort as your base. Secret, free hot mineral pools in Rotorua, the best sushi in the Waikato, Beach walks in Raglan, Markets in Cambridge, Antique stores in Paeroa - these are a few highlights. We can arrange highly discounted air balloon rides, farm visits, horse treks, whatever your fancy, we can be your concierge.
2 minute's drive away is Lizzie's Store, a friendly little dairy. Lizzie offers great home-cooked meals at $5 and $10 portions each evening, Monday to Saturday. Or motor back down to Dinsdale for all your shopping needs. The large Honeymoon Suite, Rua Suite, has it's own fridge, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. Other rooms share the massive kitchen downstairs for self-catering. There will be a nice selection of Herb teas, regular tea and coffee available at all times.
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Guest access

Guests have access to all spaces beside the owner's sleeping quarters.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to offer suggestions and recommendations for tourist spots and eating places.


Extra people: 39 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 19%
Weekend Price: 87 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
1 king bed
Common spaces
3 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM

No smoking in the house please.

You must also acknowledge
Other pet(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

141 Reviews

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Grace User Profile
July 2017
Very good experience of feeding farm animals. Also the kids thanks Colleen to bring them a lot of games. They would loves to stay there again in the future.

騰龍 User Profile
July 2017
This is our family trip and we come with 9 people. We stayed in this house from 7/9 to 7/9. The house is a really awesome house with big garden and sweet animals. Also Colleen and her family are lovely. It's sad that we didn't say goodbye to her but we all hope that she can fell better soon. It's a really wonderful experience. Thanks for everything. Hope we can meet again if we come and visit New Zealand. :-)

Phil User Profile
July 2017
Lovely couple and the accomodation is very good. Great hospitality and for those travelling from or to Japan, the added bonus is staying with people who have extensive language skills and knowledge and experience.

John User Profile
June 2017
A very beautiful and luxury house with big garden, farmview as well as many animals. You will love it as long as you love New Zealand lifestyle. Great thanks to Colleen's considerations and nice breakfast. Wish to stay there next time. Thank you ! John

Susan User Profile
June 2017
Great welcoming host! Wonderful home and hospitality. A great place to stay, you will not be disappointed. Exceeds all expectations. Kids enjoyed all the board games and friendly animals!

Robyn User Profile
May 2017
Ria Resort was our "castle on the hill" for two nights for our group of nine adults. From the communication upon booking, through to the final farewell, Colleen was at all times approachable & helpful. Colleen & Clive went above & beyond as hosts. When we were looking for somewhere to have dinner, Colleen phoned several venues on our behalf & made some other recommendations which proved well worth the visit. When one of our party had a medical issue, Colleen organised an appointment for her at her own doctors offices. The house & bedrooms were decorated tastefully, the beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms were spacious, with great showers & clean, soft towels. The free wifi was fabulous. Breakfast was a treat. The complimentary continental breakfast consisted of a large variety of cereals, bread, croissants, fruit, yoghurt, porridge, fruit juice, teas, coffee etc etc. there's a sign at the front entrance. It says "Enter as strangers, leave as friends" and in this case, that is true. Thank you Colleen & Clive.
Colleen User ProfileColleen is a superhost.
Response from Colleen:
The pleasure was all ours. We hope your wonderful hobby brings you all back this way again.
May 2017

Alanna User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely gorgeous home with amazing views. Very luxurious, and homey at the same time with rescue animals and family members on the property. If you're looking for a secluded country retreat, this is a real gem. Colleen is a great host and very helpful.

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Hamilton, New ZealandJoined in July 2011
Colleen User ProfileColleen is a superhost.

Two Kiwis who spent a chunk of their lives having a myriad of adventures in Japan.
Our children were professional musicians there, which led to many TV shows, concerts around the country and International cruises. Ready for the quiet life now with fresh air, home-grown veges, free-range eggs and fun animals around us, along with the beautiful views. Come enjoy our environment and bring the stories of your adventures to us!

Languages: 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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