Heartland eco retreat ala middle earth

Bach or holiday home | 90 Mile Beach (Ahipara) | #20908

7.2/10 (14 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok

Description

  • hot tub
  • peaceful and quiet with earth cement buildings,ala hunderwasser style
  • Alfresco dining on large patio with woodfired pizza oven and outdoor fireplace

We have a cluster of 4 separate buildings around our heart-shaped pond (the heart of the land), communal living with alfresco dining on a large patio with woodfired pizza oven and outdoor fireplace plus a newly built hot tub that seats 6 adults with oodles of hot water.

the main internal kitchen has a gas oven and fridge freezer

Please note limited 240vpower is available. All rooms have solar lighting and there is a small inverter with one 240v charging point in the main house.

We recommend reading torches be brought and that you charge

some items in your cars.

The fridge and freezer are gas operated and is suitable for food storage.

For cold beer we recommend you bring ice and a chilly bin.

Linen and tea towels supplied please bring own towels.

Fantastic base to explore the Far North.

Our retreat is on the main west coast highway in a beautiful part of Northland. We're in the heartland along the west coast between the Hokianga Harbour and Ahipara Beach on the scenic road nestled at the base of Orowhahana Mountain and next to the Herekino Forest. Set in a hidden forest glade, this property will surprise you.

Easy access to all Far North attractions. A great base to explore Ahipara beach only 15mins drive, golf course, or similar distance to Herekino harbour.

The driveway is a work in progress and has two easy stream fords and a steepish hill that you need to drive assertively.

Not suitable for Lamborghinis

.Alternative access available weather permitting.

please talk to us about this

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Pond not suitable for small children. Pets allowed with prior approval. Dogs need to be on lead. Limited power available. All rooms have solar lighting and there is a small inverter with one 240v charging point in the main house. we recommend reading torches be brought and that you charge some items in your cars. The fridge and freezer are gas operated and is suitable for food storage. For cold beer, we recommend you bring ice and a chilly bin.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Spa pool

Bed layouts

  • guest house

    A queen sized bed with its own ensuite adjacent to the main 2 bedroom lodge

    1 x Queen bed

  • Lake view room

    a lovely private room with lake views and solar lighting

    1 x Queen bed

  • main lodge house

    Combined living/sleeping area,this is the main building with an indoor and outdoor kitchen and attached bathroom.also contains the single separate bedroom

    1 x King bed
    1 x Single bed

  • mountain view

    a double bedroom with lake views and solar power.

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder season tariff
28-Jul-17 to 31-Jan-18
$90+/night $90+/night
For up to 3 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $10/night;
low season
01-Feb-18 to 28-Oct-18
$90+/night $90+/night
For up to 3 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $10/night;

*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 (14)

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  • The property failed to live up to expectations

    The property failed to live up to expectations. The caretaker of the property couldn't meet us so he sent the cleaning lady instead who knew nothing about how the property works. The hot water heater for the hot tub wasn't working. Neither was the gas stove. The 'shower' was just a pencil thin dribble of water. We had to bring all the firewood in ourselves even for just the one night. Generally dusty in the house and a possum living in the ceiling cavity kept us awake most of the night.

    GavinWe1 100%|11x Jul 2017

  • A true experience

    A true experience. Great getaway and loved this bach.

    Mich.bing 100%|3x May 2017

  • Thank you Leigh for a beautiful stay

    Thank you Leigh for a beautiful stay. Unique and amazing place with a brilliant view of a small pond and the amazing forest that surrounds the place. Hamish was very helpful and made us feel at home. Leigh who communicated with us was vert organised and already had everything arranged for us. You only need a forward drive or a high car to get from the road to the house as the drive way is very Steep . Other than that great Place . Thank you :).

    ElisaT 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Awesome property, catered well to our 10 family members ranging from 2yo...

    Awesome property, catered well to our 10 family members ranging from 2yo to 65yo. Facilities were basic but served our needs well. Beautiful open fire that we enjoyed late into the night. Unfortunately didn't get to enjoy the hot tub as we arrived too late to get it set up. Kids loved the lake and "beach". Highly recommended. Note you will need a vehicle and confident driver to get up the driveway as it is quite steep and rocky, but we had no troubles

    SelahH19 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Lovely tranquil location, surrounded by native

    Lovely tranquil location, surrounded by native. Privacy for couples having stand-alone buildings, but central communal area in addition. Great pizza oven, and nice to use the hot tub. Rented the place with a group of friends and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Would recommend it to others.

    wcau527 100%|1x Oct 2016

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