Farmstay | Otaki | #17841

9.1/10 (62 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • cosy ECO-CABIN made of natural materials with on-site services
  • On an organic farm of vegetables, orchards, animals and forests
  • Natural surroundings with forest walks and views

Enjoy a Taste of Abundant and Resilient Living

Just 1 km off S H 1 between Otaki and Levin, at 107 South Manakau Road. A farm building converted over 4 years with love and friendship into a warm and comfortable self-contained Eco-Cabin for your enjoyment. It has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and indoor and outdoor living spaces, next to a bio-filtered swimming pool and food forests. You will be on a 50 hectare organic farm with hills of native forests (QE II covenant) and plantations. You can wander along tracks and bush walks with wide views from Mount Ruapehu and Taranaki to Kapiti and the South Island. Also close to beaches and Tararua Range entries.

We have a small working farm, to provide healthy food and water from a healthy and diverse environment. There are free ranging pigs, hens and ducks, extensive grazing of sheep and cattle, orchard trees, vegetable gardens and grain crops. There are lots of trees, for shelter and habitat, and sustainably coppiced woodlots for firewood, timber plantations and forest wilderness.

The cabin is part of a farm building, made of local natural materials, including timber, earth and stone, with earth floor and earth plaster wall finishing. On-site services of spring water, ‘waste’ re-use, compost and flush toilets, wood range, wind and solar power. All cotton sheets and towels, wool rugs, etc.

Come and relax in an abundant and healthy environment, and enjoy the fruits of the land at our place. We will provide you with a breakfast basket of our own organic or local produce.

Special conditions: Minimum 2 nights at stated price. Surcharge of $25 for one night only. Pets allowed with prior approval Fenced swimming pool. Children in pool area must be minded by adults at all times


  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • living room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Loft

    2 x Single bed

  • Main bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 4 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Stay for a week and pay for only 5 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
school holiday off peak
29-Jun-17 to 21-Dec-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
22-Dec-17 to 29-Dec-17
$125+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (78)

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  • The craftsmanship in the accommodation is lovely

    The craftsmanship in the accommodation is lovely. The organic basket of food was great, particularly the warm loaf of bread. Really enjoyed the location and the owners were also very welcoming. Sasha the dog was welcoming too, and the pigs a delight. Would stay again!

    BeatriceFish 100%|5x Jun 2017

  • Very nice house

    Very nice house. I visited in the winter but was never cold, their fire place is amazing

    MasonR43 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • Just what we wanted for a long weekend

    Just what we wanted for a long weekend. Close to hiking destinations, beach, and away from the city. The fire was great and we enjoyed cooking in the oven underneath. The construction of the cottage is interesting and has lots of intriguing features. The little piglets were so funny and always on the lookout for food scraps. We loved the breakfast basket with its home made bread, farm eggs, fruit, jam etc. A great addition! Would definitely stay there again.

    JillD885 new member Jun 2017

  • A wonderful lovely place in a gorgeous setting, the kids enjoyed the...

    A wonderful lovely place in a gorgeous setting, the kids enjoyed the pigs and especially the little friendly doggy. Homemade muffins were a treat as was the roaring fire which heated the whole house and also cooked our dinner :) a really different, get away from it all experience - would reccomend!

    Dxxxxl new member Jun 2017

  • Our stay was very relaxing and refreshing with nice bush walks

    Our stay was very relaxing and refreshing with nice bush walks. House was warm and cozy and the home baked bread and organic fruits were delicious. Perfect escape from the routine city life.

    Prasanna 100%|1x May 2017

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