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FABULOUS FARMSTAY ON THE LAKE

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 5 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 12)

On a beautiful 2,000 acre farm, in one of New Zealand?s most spectacular locations, this cosy rustic bach offers absolute privacy amidst the trees and paddocks of this peaceful farm. The front veranda looks out through trees over lush grassed paddocks to Lake Okareka.

The farm is situated on the shores of Lake Okareka and between Lake Tarawera and the Blue and Green Lakes with magnificent views from the top country that take in eight lakes and various mountains. Mostly rolling hills with some steeper areas and 400 acres of native bush it is a paradise for walking, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. (Note: some parts of the farm are not accesible during the lambing season). The farm has a tennis court and two kayaks are available for use. There are public walkways around Lake Okareka, the Blue Lake, part of Lake Tarawera and the forests in the area.

The house comprises of a large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with a log fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a bathroom with a shower and bath and five bedrooms. The covered veranda has an excellent gas BBQ and ample seating for outdoor entertaining. The expansive front lawn offers further outdoor furniture and there is a charming outside bath overlooking the paddocks down to the lake.

The property has easy access and plenty of parking for cars and boats. There is a jetty and boat ramp on Lake Okareka, 3 minutes away. Take your runabout to swim, water ski or picnic on the lake or at Sandy Beach and fish for trout (trolling, harling or jigging) around the lake edge.

Longfords Farm is only a 5 minute drive to water skiing and walks at the Blue and Green Lakes, 8 minutes to the historical wonders of the Buried Village, 10 minutes to the trophy trout in Lake Tarawera, 15 minutes to the natural geothermal wonders around Rotorua, 30 minutes to Lake Rotoiti and an hour to Lake Taupo, Lake Karapiro, Hamilton, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga and many more attractions.

Special conditions:

NO EXTRA GUESTS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.

DEFINITELY NO PARTIES AT THIS VENUE.

NO DOGS WITHOUT THE FARM MANAGERS PERMISSION.

Tents or caravans by arrangement only

Please leave the house in a tidy condition and TAKE YOUR RUBBISH WITH YOU.(There are bins by the launching ramp)

There are duvets for all beds.

For any walks or permission to access any parts of the working farm please talk to Roger the farm manager in the red brick house

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$90.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);

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Property Manager
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

What makes this house unique

Walking, mountain biking and horse riding over a stunning working farm

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

FABULOUS FARMSTAY ON THE LAKE
average rating of 4.2 based on 35 reviews
4

We had a wonderful stay in the Shearer's Quarters.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the Shearer's Quarters. Yes, expect it to be a bit rustic but that was part of the charm. Plenty of seating for lots of kids and adults. A great BBQ, plenty of plates. It's location is on a working farm and the kids (city kids) loved being out in the open spaces, black starry night skies and looking at the animals. The outside bath was a hit, and the closeness to the lake/s was great.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

We just love the rustic charm of the Shearers Quarters, it is not a five star hotel but the atmosphe

  • 5 of 5

We just love the rustic charm of the Shearers Quarters, it is not a five star hotel but the atmosphere of the large deck, with very large table and bench seats plus other chairs makes it an awesome place for a family gathering. Kids can run around on the grassed area and play on swings and trampoline!!! Lovely views between the trees to the lake. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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Great Bach in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Great Bach in a great location.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

We loved our stay here - fantastic location and great for the kids.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here - fantastic location and great for the kids.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

The house looked like it hadn't been cleaned in many months.

  • 5 of 5

The house looked like it hadn't been cleaned in many months. Perhaps we're the only ones who paid the $90 cleaning fee! So the next people may enjoy it.

We enjoy rustic farm stays and have stayed on other farms in the area very happily without any mod-cons, enjoying the bush and farm air, etc. But we wouldn't stay at this property again or recommend it to anyone.

Which is a pity as the farm itself and surrounds are great.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Every now and then you come across a place that really shows you what life should be all about.

  • 5 of 5

Every now and then you come across a place that really shows you what life should be all about. And this was it. Awesome outside area, heaps of outside space for the kids to play, cool outside bath, beautiful walks, great mountain biking. This place had everything you could wish for. We LOVED it!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Rates & Availability

Lake Okareka House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder Season
Feb 22 2017 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$118
From
$118
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Christmas, New Year, Easter, Crankworx
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
From
$140
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Shoulder Season
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$118
From
$118
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Peak Season, Public Hols 3 night min
May 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$125
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Peak Season, School hols 2 night min
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$125
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Year Round Rate
Jun 6 2017 - Jul 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$107
From
$107
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Shoulder Season
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$118
From
$118
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Year Round Rate
Jul 24 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$107
From
$107
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Shoulder Season
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$118
From
$118
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Year Round Rate
Oct 16 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$107
From
$107
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Peak Season, School hols 2 night min
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$125
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Year Round Rate
Oct 24 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$107
From
$107
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Peak Season, Public Hols 3 night min
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$125
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Shoulder Season
Dec 14 2017 - Dec 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$118
From
$118
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Christmas, New Year, Easter, Crankworx
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
$140
From
$140
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
New Year Holiday rate
Jan 9 2018 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$140
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Peak Season, School hols 2 night min
Feb 1 2018 - May 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$125
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
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Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Lake Okareka House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main bedroom - 1 queen
    Map room - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Rachael's room - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Tiki Room - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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