1. New Zealand
  2. Waikato
  3. Putaruru
  4. Peaceful country farm house retreat

Peaceful country farm house retreat

3br home
Putaruru,Waikato,New Zealand
  • Wifi
  • Parking
Excellent14 reviews


The Space

The house is a large 3 bedroom house which has been our family home for 50 years. We have rented our beach home for many years and some guests sugeested we rent our farm house so people can experience a rural stay near the tourist locations. (Go to holidayhouses website 1754 to see reviews for the beach house). Two bedrooms have queen sized beds and the third bedroom has two single beds.

Guest Access

You have access to all of the house though one room is locked where we store some of our personal belongings. The garage for your vehicle is available sometimes and is linked to the house by an internal staircase.

Interaction with Guests

You will be met by the owner (please don't arrive too late) or someone else to make sure your stay gets off to a great start. Guests will be given organic (fresh or frozen depending on the season) blueberries which have been grown on the farm. Any questions at other times can be answered by phone or email.

The Neighborhood

For overseas visitors (and New Zealand ones) the location is central to Rotorua, Hamilton, and Taupo (all less than 1 hour away by car). Hobbiton is 30 minutes drive. Waitomo Caves are a bit further (1.5 hours). We find that when we go away we like to rent a house and "set up home" so that we can be the tourist and know we have a "home" to return to. You could do the same here.

Getting Around

You will need to have your own transport as public transport is infrequent.

Other Things to Note

This is a rural property so be prepared for peace and quiet, with clean New Zealand air, sunshine (and sometimes rain); and beautiful clear starlit nights. There are many trees near the house filled with bird song and around the house extensive native plantings have been done in 2014.

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  • TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Washer
  • Smoke detector
  • First aid kit
  • Safety card
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Bathtub
6 - Real Bed

Place's rules

This is a family home and it is expected that you would treat it like you do your own home. Sorry no pets as it is on a farm, though there is a cat that lives at the house (she is used to satying outside if needed). If you need to smoke please do so outside.


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Overall Score: Excellent100% - 14 reviews
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