Orinoco Country Retreat - Free WiFi

925 Waiwhero Rd, Ngatimoti, Motueka
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Set on our 5 ha property in the beautiful Orinoco Valley, and located well off the road and away from the sound of traffic, this very tranquil, well appointed and fastidiously maintained 3 bedroom house looks out onto the Mt Arthur Range in the Kahurangi National Park. The house is carpeted throughout, and is tastefully furnished. Aside from 3 double bedrooms, there is also an enclosed sunroom off the lounge with a double sofa bed. In the bathroom there is a large ball and claw bath. There is also a separate shower room. Free Wifi available. Television is provided in both the lounge and dining room. There is also an extensive library of books and magazines, well over 100 DVDs, and some VCR tapes. For outdoor living the paved patio, with pastoral views around the valley, has outdoor furniture and a twin plate gas BBQ. The water supply is the purest of spring water, sourced directly from underground. Two minutes to the Motueka River, just over 15 minutes to Motueka, 35 minutes to Kaiteriteri, Abel Tasman National Park and Kahurangi National Park walking tracks, 45 minutes to Nelson, and just over an hour to Golden Bay and Nelson Lakes National Park. Excellent trout fishing, picnic spots, swimming, art and craft outlets, vineyards and restaurants are all close by. Numerous bike riding trails, both on and off road. Low traffic volumes in the Motueka Valley area. The Orinoco stream meanders through the property, with picnic sites and safe playing areas for children. Feed the tame eels. We have a large hedge maze to challenge your navigation skills and also ‘Meadowbank' Art Studio and Gallery, exhibiting a visual feast of colourful paintings in all media, etchings, and a number of World of Wearable Art entries. ORINOCO COUNTRY RETREAT IS A TRULY MAGICAL PLACE TO EXPERIENCE.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
High Chair
Washing Machine
Boat parking
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 3 Single(s), 1 Sofa bed(s)


Average Rating: 5
72 total reviews

This is the most delightful place to stay, and Mike & Anne are lovely hosts, non intrusive but helpful and informative. The cottage is charming and spacious, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The scenery in the surrounding district is absolutely lovely and driving is a pleasure with little or no traffic. It is only a short and pleasant drive to either Motueka or Moutere where there are plenty of cafes and craft shops. It is also very close to the Kahurangi National Park and an idea base for tramping or fishing in the Moutere. I would have no hesitation recommending this holiday home. The opportunity to have my dog holiday with me was an absolute bonus with a huge garden/ paddock which can be fenced off for well behaved pets. Liz
Ian Stephenson
A lovely old farm cottage in the hills. The scenery is impressive at this time of the year with snow on the peaks. Neat, tidy, well appointed, very clean facilities. We have had many visits over the last 4 years. Our dogs love it too!
Nice serene place to stay in the country. Well appointed
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 May - 30 Sep $95 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
1 Dec - 31 Mar $120 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
23 Dec - 21 Jan $135 / Night for 2 guests$255 Nights
Rest of year$110 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep
$95 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 31 Mar
$120 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
23 Dec - 21 Jan
$135 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$110 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
No children rate. Only babies in bassinettes/portacots free of charge.
Between 1 April and 30 November weekly rates are also available. Please enquire.


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