Farmstay, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)
Mike and Anne
About Mike and Anne
Together with my wife Anne, we have lived in the Motueka River Valley now for thirty years. For many years prior to this we dairy farmed not far from the Waitomo Caves tourist attraction in the North Island. Since living here in the Top of the South I have been involved with the local Information Centre, and then, together with one of our sons, for 6 years owned and operated one of the major Sea Kayaking companies in the Abel Tasman National Park. Our interests are wide and varied, with a great love of nature the outdoors.
Mike and Anne purchased this House in 1989
Why Mike and Anne chose Ngatimoti
This area, with its diverse range of scenery and flora and fauna from the mountains to the sea, has been the perfect place for us to live. The house is located a half km off the road. With the surrounding views and road noise barely audible, the location is exceptional. A great place for kids to explore. Sit on the patio to just the sound of birds and the Orinoco stream. We feel very privileged.
What makes this House unique
Anne is an extremely talented artist, who works in an amazing range of media and styles. She has completed an advanced art degree, and has illustrated a childrens book which has recently been published. She has a studio and gallery on the property which guests are welcome to visit.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
A lovely property with beautiful views and a great setting. Lots of space for exploring with our son. We enjoyed our stay. Great hospitality too. Thank you
Very quiet and relaxing. We loved the hedge maze and animals!
WHAT A WONDERFUL STAY!
Off the road on a quarter mile driveway; nestled in the wooded hills and mountains with a world famous trout stream nearby; a soulful, well-appointed house open to the breezes; with Anne and Mike as perfect hosts (and wonderful people!) -- who could ask for a better NZ experience?? I enjoyed my time there immensely and will miss it as I move on to other places on my self-guided fishing trip spanning the north part of the South Island...
After travelling around for a couple of weeks, it was wonderful to stay here. We felt very much at home. A great base and a beautiful region to explore. We would love to return. Thanks for sharing your lovely property.
The perfect guests. Personable, friendly and responsible. Highly recommended.
Lovely house and setting
House has everything you need, lovely setting in countryside and great for kids. Close to all attractions in the area.
Lovely relaxing stay. Perfect location, lovely homely bach, wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you.
Ngatimoti is a rural settlement just 20 minutes drive from Motueka. It largely consists of lifestyle blocks settled along both the Motueka River and Orinoco Stream. There is also a primary school, two community halls, a very old historic church, a fire station, and a winery and café. In the valley there are a range of pastoral properties, hop gardens, orchards & a large commercial Blueberry enterprise. The Motueka river is considered to be the premier NZ Brown Trout river, and is less than a 5 minute drive away. The river also provides many opportunities for summer swimming, rafting and kayaking. There a several scenic walking tracks within a 10 minute drive, and the choice of alpine tracks and Abel Tasman National Park and Kaiteriteri, offering a range of activity choices within a 35-40 minute drive. Nelson Lakes National Park, an alpine park of considerable beauty is just over an hours drive away.