Private and pet friendly lockwood house

Bach or holiday home | Okiato | #24134

8.9/10 (8 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Privacy amongst pines and bush
  • Pet friendly throughout 18 acres of bush and trees
  • Well appointed, self contained Lockwood home with Wi-Fi, MY SKY PLUS and a heat pump.

Yfanwen (pronounced "if-an'-when") is a comfortable, very private and pet-friendly, fully equipped and serviced standard Lockwood family home of 100 square metres (1000 square feet). It is complete with Wi-Fi, heat pump and MY SKY PLUS TV, including the movie and sports channels. It sleeps 6 comfortably and can accommodate 2 more on a bed-settee. It is the alternative home of Margaret and Tim, the owners .

We are in the community of Okiato just across the water by car ferry from Opua, close to the Far North town of Russell in New Zealand's picturesque Bay of Islands. Opua is off State Highway 1 about 220 kilometres north of Auckland. The Russell Peninsula is part of a 'Land Island' nature reserve - listen to the kiwis calling at night, and pukakos and tuis around you in the surrounding bush when you are staying in Yfanwen.

Yfanwen is built back from a low cliff and adjacent to tranquil Pipiroa Bay. The house overlooks the Veronica Channel with views to the west and north as far as Paihia and Waitangi. The property is beachfront with 4.5 hectares (over 18 acres) of low hills and pasture, footpaths and two adjacent shallow, safe swimming beaches. The home is in its own bush environment, is private and is safe for small children under supervision and is in general ideal for a family holiday. Pets are welcome at Yfanwen.

Our walk-out (an alternative to using the car) is a bush pathway under the tree canopy leading for nearly 2 kilometres to Aucks Road, the main road between the Opua car ferry ramp and Russell.

The photo gallery tells you all about the house, the views and how to find us.

Special conditions: Smoking only outside please


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk room

    2 bunks, one over the other plus ladder

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Guest bedroom

    2 single beds that can be rolled together to form a double

    1 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area,Comfortable bed-settee

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master with king-size mattress

    Very comfortable mattress (better than ours at home!)

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: We offer a 25% discount off the rate for ten days continuous occupancy at any time of the year!

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season tariff
25-Jul-17 to 23-Dec-17
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
High season tariff
24-Dec-17 to 13-Jan-18
$300+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;
5 night minimum stay
14-Jan-18 to 31-Mar-18
$260+/night $260+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;
4 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 (9)

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  • Nice batch

    Nice batch . Loved the location , and the kids had so much fun with the kayaks . Very relaxing and beautiful . Don't know where the BBQ went , that was missing . We would love to go back .

    Kristina Dock 100%|5x Apr 2017

  • The location and the grounds were excellent

    The location and the grounds were excellent. The home is basic but charming. However it is in need of a major overhaul of the bathroom and kitchen, and in particular, the toilet needs to be replaced. The bathrooms were not cleaned, the bedding needed immediate washing, the crockery needed to be re washed, the entire interior of the house was covered in cobwebs. The kitchen cupboards smelt of mice. There were no cleaning products so we had to purchase them in order to clean the house.

    JelenaP4 0%|1x Feb 2017

  • Beautiful cosy cottage right on the harbour, very private and a wonderful...

    Beautiful cosy cottage right on the harbour, very private and a wonderful peaceful oasis. It was wonderful sitting on the verandah to watch the sun set and listen to the doves in the trees. Very handy to Russell, Opua and Paihia. I was very stressed from work and this was a wonderful way to de-stress. I would definitely stay there again!!

    Rose Robbins 100%|2x Aug 2016

  • Beautiful setting and lovely views, nice big deck , a short walk...

    Beautiful setting and lovely views, nice big deck , a short walk to the water and kayaks very tranquil . Lovely walking tracks nearby and a short distance to ferry will be staying again

    KeithMa3 100%|2x Feb 2016

  • Wonderful sea view from deck, private beach, very enjoyable holiday

    Wonderful sea view from deck, private beach, very enjoyable holiday. Highly recommend to all visitors, especailly for dog owners.

    Lydia_Lin 100%|5x Dec 2015

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