Bach or holiday home | South Head (Kaipara) | #19145
Visit South Head, Auckland's best kept secret.
Just over an hour west of Auckland, is the SOUTH HEAD sand duned-peninsula, bound by the Kaipara Harbour on the east and to the west is the Tasman sea's wild Rangitira ocean beach that stretches for miles. 2.5 kms from the beach is the eco-friendly barn accommodation, nestled between Tea Tree and the swimming ponds.
It has a huge barn door that provides open living for sunny days and warmth on cooler times. The view with the door open is subtropical plants, ponds, a stream, alpacas and is ever changing.
The barn location provides a tranquil environment with the sounds of bird life as they visit the ponds.
All the power on the property is generated from the solar panels and a windmill.
The barn has a coal range for cooking and heating, a warm fire in the evening.
Traditional flush water toilet.
The generous sized bath uses pure rainwater.
Feed the alpacas carrots/nuts and the huge grass carp, bread and grass.
Take the time to float in the ponds, it's a great attraction in the summer months, very relaxing.
Visit a beautiful hidden lake 1km from barn or investigate large Lake Kereta, next door.
The ocean is a 3km walk from the barn, Start walk at edge of Lake Kereta (South side),follow fence line to the Forestry road, cross the road and along (approx 20m?) and see adjoining track through bush, and pines to the beach
Take a picnic to the sea and enjoy being in sand dunes there are no prickly weeds, so you can enjoy the benefits of being barefoot if you wish.
A walk to the windmill on the top of the hill gives astounding views of sea and on special days sunset.
The barbecue area is undercover with room to enjoy outdoor eating whilst looking at the view of the ponds.
Special conditions: CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AROUND PONDS, FEED FISH ONLY GRASS AND BREAD. When swimming try not to have sunscreen make contact with the water, it can affect water quality for fish. Pets by negotiation. The property does not have cell phone coverage. Phone 09 420 2828. Bookings can only be made through the website. No freezer, small fridge, no washing machine. Limited power. Payment has to be made according to the T&C This is a farm - there may sometimes be noise, mess or smells.
1 x Double bed
1 x Double bed
Other sleeping area,An extra mattress can be supplied on request. For extra guests two onsite sleep outs are sometimes available on request (not part of normal rental) each with a double bed, (nearer the main house)
1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed
1 x Double bed
Gifts & giveaways: Purchase at wholesale prices less 10% Home grown cold pressed extra virgin PURE OLIVE OIL Available in 250 & 350ml green bottles ALSO ALPACA FIBRE In all colours
|Rate period||Week day||Weekend/Holiday|
Low season tariff
22-Oct-16 to 31-Dec-17
|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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.
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I absolutely love this barn! Its the 2nd time i've stayed and i've really enjoyed myself both times. It looked beautiful with the flowers on the tree's out and I loved floating around on the boat in the pond. I'm sure i'll be back again!
What makes this place so special is the ambience of the setting and the feeling that you are totally away from it all. The barn has everything you need but is not trying to be shiny or modern. The water is hot, the fridge is just big enough, the gas job and bbq were great and we didn't miss not having an oven. We found the barn a really Magic place and would go again. Good base to explore the south head area.
The location is lovely. The barn is rustic & off the grid but has a great shower and the lights work a treat. There is no fridge just an electric 'chilly bin' - this didn't worry us but it could be a problem if you were staying longer. The beds are adequate but not the comfort level of a premier hotel. The linen was lovely. The place was clean.