Our place is close to Lake Karapiro (3 minutes), Cambridge (15 minutes), Hamilton (40 minutes), Mystery Creek 20 minutes. Central for day trips to Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, Rotorua, or a day trip to the east or west coasts. 10 mins to 'The Boatshed Kayaks' night-time glowworm experience. Its special here because we high up on a hill with spectacular views in all directions, a rarity around Cambridge. You are free to hike the trails on our 100 acre property or simply relax.
Your apartment is part of our house (in main picture). We, your hosts live in the downstairs/front of the house and you have the whole back area of the house to yourselves. We're central to the tourist hot-spots of Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and Hobbiton as well as sporting amenities like the Velodrome, Lake Karapiro, Mystery Creek (Fielddays, Equiddays etc). Only 25 minutes from Hamilton airport.
We are on a working farm and have our own private 30 acres of native bush for our adventurous guests, where you can see spectacular views out over the Waikato and experience the beautiful NZ bush and birdlife. We have various farm animals on our property including cattle, sheep, chickens and farm dogs. In spring you are even able to become involved in the daily feeding of the baby farm animals (lambs and calves) if you wish. We have mountain bikes available for hire if you'd like to cycle to Cambridge along our beautiful Waikato River Trails. If you have children, we have a large flat lawn and soccer goal for kicking the ball around. Our apartment is huge compared to most, (about 150m2, the size of a regular 3 bedroom house), so suitable for groups or families to stay together and explore our area.
Accès des voyageurs
The space consists of four double bedrooms and one bathroom, a large lounge area and kitchenette with private access and lots of parking. Large dining table for using the laptop, newspaper or just spreading out. The space will only be rented out to one group/couple at a time. This is in a separate area with its own private entry but attached to the main house. Please note: the price is based on 2 guests only. Additional adult guests pay $40 per person per night on top of the base fee. Please contact me if you have more than 2 children under 15 years old per couple and we can discuss reduced rates for the children. There is no allowance for me to give this discount within this airbnb instant booking site. Guests have access to our extensive landscaped gardens and 100 acre working sheep and cattle farm. Perfect for families involved in Karapiro water sports etc. or for families travelling that need space for their children to get out of the car and run around and explore in between sightseeing to give their parents a break.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I am available when required throughout your stay and am happy to offer recommendations, advice and local knowledge on our area and beyond, as well as directions to the walking tracks on our farm and any other questions that you may have.
Our property is high up on a hill with spectacular views. To go hiking around our farm will take a reasonable level of fitness as the contour is varied and has some steeper hills to climb. Our house and gardens are on flat ground.
Although our property has a long driveway up a hill, all vehicles are able to easily drive up. We live 15 minutes from the nearest shops and food outlets at Cambridge so please plan your evening meals while you're out sightseeing during the day so you don't have to make a special trip in to Cambridge for dinner (unless you chose to of course). The accommodation is self-catering for lunch and dinner. A continental breakfast of cereals and toast is included in the price. For guests staying longer than 3 nights, we will supply breakfast for the first 3 nights only. The lounge opens onto a private patio with your own bbq.
- Please be quiet after 10pm. The apartment shares common walls with the hosts who are farmers. Farmers rise and start work very early. Thank you.
- Smoking permitted outside only.
- Great for families but please do not allow children to run around inside the house. There is lots and lots of space outside for them to run and play. We do not supply a cot or high chair.
Contact host to advise if group has more than 4 children in the group.
- Remember this is a working FARM and not a Hotel so please open your mind to our experience and don't compare.
À partir du 20 octobre 2017 - 22 octobre 2017, la durée minimum de séjour est de 2 nuits.
Married to Derek. We are in our 50's with 3 adult children aged 22, 21 and 19. We love the outdoors and the rural life. We're both active and love to cycle, tramp (hike), explore remote areas and socialise with friends.