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.
“From the moment my partner and I arrived at Wai Rua, we were greeted by happy chickens and pigs. As we made our way to the cottage, we were met by Elaine and Allen. Both were incredibly welcoming and showed us where the hot tub was, and gave us some tips for exploring the property (sadly the weather didn’t allow this). The cottage was immaculately kept and had lots of little touches, including breakfast supplies (bacon, fresh off the farm eggs, bread and homemade muesli). The surroundings are nice and rustic, making for a nice time to unwind, whether it was in the wood fired hot tub or with a book outside the cottage. Overall, this was a 10/10 experience.”
The Little House is a small, cosy, cottage in the quite, rural area of Purua. Being surrounded by nature, farm animals and wildlife such as Kiwi Birds and Morepork which you can hear every night, creates a scenic and comfortable stay.
“The Little House is absolute hidden gem. It’s perfect for a couple with every amenity you may need. The location is slightly remote, but so charming... We heard kiwi birds every night! Whangarei is an easy and short drive away, and it’s a great stop if you’re traveling to the Far North. The Little House was very comfortable and included a lovely (and generous!) breakfast. We would be delighted to stay here again!”
Restful peaceful and quiet my house is set in the forest yet close to town. I have another room listed separately "Comfy single room with kauri tree view." Wake to the sound of native birds calling and see pigeons - kereru - tui and fantails as they dip and glide over the house. Kiwi call at night and sometimes come to your window. Please note that the house is about a 40 minute walk from the bus stop. I might be able to pick you up. Contact me. Come take your load off and refresh.
“To say that Julie’s place is the best Airbnb in New Zealand is an understatement! It’s probably the best in the world. She was incredibly kind and welcoming, and even made us freshly baked bread for breakfast! Her home was clean, lovely, and in a great location. Really couldn’t have asked for more, she went above and beyond what I expected. Thanks for everything Julie!”