3
Max Guests
1
Bedroom
1
Bathroom

About this Holiday House

Aruhe, in Whanarua Bay, is a self-contained cottage set at the edge of the Raukumara Forest and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The cottage has wide decks and is set amongst ancient Puriri and Tawa trees. It is secluded and the environment is tranquil (there is no mobile phone coverage), making it the perfect spot to relax in luxury and enjoy the surroundings. The property is almost a hectare, and half of that is in native bush. You are welcome to explore. The beach is a 10 minute walk away and the Bay is one of the prettiest on the Coast. The cottage is open plan and most comfortably sleeps 2. A sofa bed sleeps an additional 1 or 2 people and whilst this is fine for 1 or two nights it is not available for a longer stay. The kitchen is well equipped and stocks basic food items. ARUHE is pet-friendly (I have a dog). If you bring a dog, please keep in mind that the property is not fenced and that wildlife (possums, deer and hares) can be a tempting challenge. Please ensure their inoculations are up to date before you arrive. Please note that there is no mobile phone coverage although you will access it ten minutes down the road. A landline is available should you need it.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
Pet friendly
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Features
BBQ
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Heat pump
Kitchen
Freezer
Fridge
Microwave
Oven
Bathroom
Accessible Bathroom
Shower
Laundry
Extra Bedding
Iron
Washing Machine
Parking
Off Street Parking
Basics
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Wifi
Other
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fridge/Freezer
Internet available
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Phone
Toaster

Bed layout

1 King(s), 1 Sofa bed(s)

Special Amenities

From the front of the house and the wide deck you have an 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean. The cottage is framed by ancient indigenous trees which attract native birdlife. Aruhe is secluded and set in a peaceful environment whilst a short walk through bush takes you to your car and the main house where your host lives all year round. You are welcome to wander around the property which is almost a hectare, a half of which is native bush. The beach is a 10 minute walk away and is suitable for just sunning yourself, swimming, fishing, snorkling or paddling a kayak. A Nespresso coffee machine makes great coffee for those of you who need the fix. There is a cleaning Fee of $40.00 per stay

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Whanarua Bay, one of the prettiest on the East Coast, is 10 minute walk down the road. There you can swim, snorkle, fish, beach wander or, if you have a kayak, go kayaking. A deep-sea fishing experience can be arranged if you would like to try that. Aruhe is the perfect spot to catch up on some reading, relaxing and spending quality time with your partner the perfect spot for a honeymoon! There are bush walks and Pacific Nuts just down the road offers a mean espresso in the Summer when their cafe is open. The scenery around Whanarua is stunning if you choose to drive further down the coast.

Reviews

Average Rating: 5
7 total reviews

Perrin kirby
Perfect for a relaxed time out of the city .Kim is very keen on providing a great stay . Nice
Response from Owner
Thank you for reviewing. It certainly helps potential guests who are making a decision about where to stay. I appreciate you having taken the time to do this.
Jennifer Browne
This is a perfect place to stay. The accommodation is in a beautiful setting. It is tranquil. Kim has added touches which are so artistic and in keeping with the setting. Everything is aesthetically pleasing. Kim was an amazing host and went to great trouble to ensure we were well looked after. We loved walking to Whanarua Bay and to the wAterfall nearby. Kim and her little dog Kuskus live in paradise and are so generous in the way they quietly share it. We’ll be back.
Response from Owner
Thank you both so much for a terrific review. It is always good to know that people enjoy the peace and beauty of my small slice of Paradise. Sharing it with others is my pleasure. I hope you'll come back and visit me again. Best wishes, K
Charles and Shona
We cannot speak highly enough of this piece of paradise and Kim as host. We LOVED our quiet time at Aruhe. From the moment we booked a few weeks ago Kim sent warm and welcoming emails that were also very informative.Because of these emails it was very easy to find Aruhe. The accomodation is SO well stocked with the essentials. Beautiful breakfast supplies were in the fridge.Everything is so clean and fresh. Kim and Kuskus were superb and friendly hosts. We certainly recommend this special piece of paradise. it is also a lovely walk to the Macadamian shop for a lovely coffee and slice. Whanarua Bay is an amazing area.
Response from Owner
Thank you so much for a great review Shona. You've included lots of details that potential guests will appreciate knowing. It was lovely to meet you both and I hope that you're settled back home now and considering "where to next"? Thanks again for your kind words and hope to see you again next year when the Pohutukawa are flowering. :-)
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Availability

Rates

Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 May - 30 Sep $185 / Night for 2 guests$802 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep $1100 / Week for 2 guests1 Week
1 May - 30 Sep (Weekends)$185 / Night for 2 guests$802 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Apr $185 / Night for 2 guests$802 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Apr $1100 / Week for 2 guests1 Week
Rest of year$185 / Night for 2 guests$802 Nights
Rest of year$1100 / Week for 2 guests1 Week
Rest of year (Weekends)$185 / Night for 2 guests$802 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep
$185 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $80Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep
$1100 / Week for 2 guests
Min. stay: 1 Week
1 May - 30 Sep (Weekends)
$185 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $80Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Apr
$185 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $80Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Apr
$1100 / Week for 2 guests
Min. stay: 1 Week
Rest of year
$185 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $80Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$1100 / Week for 2 guests
Min. stay: 1 Week
Rest of year (Weekends)
$185 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $80Min. stay: 2 Nights
The tariff applies to one person OR two people sharing one bed.

If you require two beds then please add in the "Extra Guest"

An extra guest will not be able to stay longer than two days.

For weekly rates, fresh bed and bath linen will be available once during your stay.

Please feel free to phone me regarding tariffs, or any other concerns or queries you might have.

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