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About this Holiday House

The Red Barn is a rustic, purpose built barn house set in stunning mature bush on a 6 acre property consisting of bush, pasture and Avocado trees. The property is bordered by extensive bush reserves and the Kaimai Forest Park with views out over the Tauranga harbour and Pacific ocean and a peak of the harbour through the bush from the top deck of the Barn. Even though it's secluded, you're only 20 mins by car to Waihi Beach, 30 mins to Tauranga and access to kilometres of bush walking and mountain bike tracks. The property has an abundance of wildlife and is set in heritage grade bush. You will see and hear many native birds such as Tui, Kereru, Fantail, Kaka and Morepork as well as our resident family of California Quail and numerous other visitors. Extensive pest and possum management has lead to a healthy and thriving eco-system. The Barn itself is basic but cosy, warm and always clean. It's well insulated and therefore not damp and comes with full cooking facilities. The owners would like to be clear that the layout is OPEN PLAN however you can turn it into two rooms by sleeping some downstairs. This may not suit all groups but feel free to discuss your requirements with us. It is ideally suited to families of up to four or five that want to spend some quality time together and is also ideal for couples. Many of our guests remark on the unique and lush bush surroundings. One Rimu tree on the property is a giant and is estimated at approx 600 years old. There are at least 3 other large Rimu's around the 300 plus mark. Nikau palms are in abundance and this reflects the mild/sometimes wet micro-climate. Another aspect often remarked on by quests is it's appeal for kids with plenty of space and freedom to stretch their legs and minds. For those from an urban environment, the Barn is a great place to connect with nature and a rural way of life. Many of our guests are regulars who have stayed multiple times over the years. Please free feel to email us regarding any further questions you may have or feel free to check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100054204233869

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Gas heating
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor Shower

Bed layout

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

Special Amenities

Private, quiet and peaceful - the Red Barn is a rustic barn house set in stunning mature bush setting on a 6 acre property bordered by extensive bush reserves and the Kaimai forest park with views out over the Tauranga harbour and Pacific ocean. 15 mins by car to the white sands of Waihi Beach, 30 mins to Tauranga and access to literally hundreds of kilometres of bush walking and mountain bike tracks. There is an outdoor bath set in the bush. Hot water is via a hose which can be attached to the outdoor shower.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Mountain biking, hiking, surfing, restaurants in town, bush, village, shops, beaches, orchards and fresh produce in summer.


Average Rating: 5
7 total reviews

Alexei Melekhine
My wife and I recently stayed 4 nights at the Red Barn. We wanted to discover what Katikati has to offer and also get away from Auckland for a mini break. We liked that it has a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable queen size bed upstairs and especially the fire place. Every morning we would wake up to the sound of birds, peace and tranquility. The owners are very accommodating and nothing is a problem. Thank you Jason and Anastasya.
Sue Mackey
My partner and I have stayed at the red barn many times, the owner is always extremely accommodating, the setting is beautiful and the barn is always clean. Such a privilege to wake up to native bird song. A truly peaceful paradise thank you Jason! We will be back!
We have been holidaying at the Red Barn in various seasons for over 10 years, so when writing a review I am flooded with happy memories of my family coming together in a beautiful and peaceful setting that can only be found in New Zealand. When I rate the Red Barn with 5-stars, it's not just because of the fully equipped kitchen, the comfortable open plan or the winter-warming log fire, it is because of memories of smiles and laughter, of good food and good times. There is something magical about the Red Barn, and I encourage you to share the Red Barn experience with your own family.
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
1 Oct - 30 Apr $120 / Night for 5 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$110 / Night for 5 guests2 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Apr
$120 / Night for 5 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$110 / Night for 5 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Plus $20 one off Laundry fee if you require linen and towels

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