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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 and a boutique Avocado orchard. 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 the white sands of Waihi Beach, 30 mins to Tauranga and access 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. Some fencing is currently being undertaken and some of the property is a small but working Avocado orchard. This however causes little or no dispruption to our guests. No chemical sprays are used on the property. Please free feel to email us regarding any further questions you may have. NOTE: PLEASE EMAIL VACCINATION PASSPORTS ON REQUEST

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
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
5 total reviews

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.
Very happy with our 3 night stay with our 6, 9 and 10yr olds. The kids loved it too, a beautiful setting with short travelling distances to so much! We loved that we were so close to the things we wanted to see and do and yet felt beautifully isolated at the end of the day. Glow worm "hunting" was great fun for the kids. Bush walk was lovely too. No curtains in the sleeping zone made for some late bedtimes and early rising but nobody complained. We definitely recommend a stay here. :)
Our young family loved our five night stay at the red barn! The kids loved the outdoor bath and seeing the bee hives, and walking through the awesome bush walks, and we even got to toast marshmallows on the outdoor fire to celebrate New Year's (at 7.30pm!). Two tips for young families to get the best out of the red barn: if you have kids that need darkness to sleep then bring something to hang over the windows upstairs as there are no curtains. And bring some rope to hang if you plan to do washing. Great experience! Thanks so much!
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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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