A Waikato River Retreat

Homestay | Lake Ohakuri | #33100

9.9/10 (16 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Your own private wing including lounge & patio area to relax in & enjoy great views & sunsets
  • Excellent location to many tourist ventures and activities you would like to see and experience.
  • Secure parking for your vehicles, boats, jet skis, mountain bikes.

Experience the real kiwi country lifestyle in the heart of Atiamuri's dairy, beef & sheep farming community. Set on 14 acres of attractive lifestyle block that we share with our beef cows, horses, chickens, dogs and cats. Our house is designed with Farmstay in mind. You will have your own private wing with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with both a bath & shower & an additional toilet and shower in the laundry. Also, a lounge with a flat screen TV that opens out to your own outdoor area where you can enjoy the fabulous view of Pohaturoa Mountain and gorgeous sunsets. The kitchen extends out into its own dining and lounge area. This area is a shared part of your space where you can enjoy the company of your hosts Liz & John. If booking one room we do not rent out the other rooms to other guests unknown to you, so you don't have to share the amenities with others.

Enjoy peaceful quiet views & sunsets after a day out exploring our geothermal backyard of Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, soaking in the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, cycling or walking the Waikato River Trail or enjoying watersports on the lakes. We are located 5 minutes drive off State Highway 1. 39km from Rotorua and 43km from Taupo, the North Islands 2 major tourist locations with all the attractions they have to offer.

We are surrounded by 3 lakes and power stations making this an ideal location for most of your watersport needs whether it’s waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefooting or fishing. If you prefer snow then Whakapapa on Mount Ruapehu is only 2 hours drive away. There are a multitude of other activities to choose from including bungy jumping, high ropes confidence course, mountain biking and geothermal tours in Taupo or the luge, zorb, lions, mountain biking through the Redwoods (one of NZ’s best mountain biking parks) and geothermal tours in Rotorua. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a scenic 2 hour drive away and Hobbiton Movie set is 1 hour away.

We are pet friendly but we do charge fee of $20.00.

Special conditions: The price is inclusive of a continental breakfast. A hot kiwi breakfast is available at $20.00 per person. Evening meals are available at $20.00 per person or, you can bring your own food and cook for yourself. A choice of Bull Ring Tavern or Bees Neez Lodge if you would like to go out and meet the locals. Please enjoy and respect our home as if it were your own. Smoking area is provided outside. We are pet friendly but have a $20 charge, small household dogs are welcome by arrangement.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    Sleeps 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    Sleeps 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    Sleeps 2

    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $30.00 per stay (required); Dog Charge $20.00 per stay (optional)

*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 (16)

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  • Property was great, our area was lovely and clean

    Property was great, our area was lovely and clean. The heat transfer system made our rooms nice and cosy which was great for the cooler weather.

    Kylie Jenkins 100%|1x May 2018

  • The property was perfect for our needs with three small children aged...

    The property was perfect for our needs with three small children aged 5,4 and almost 1. The decor and amenities were first rate and very comfortable for our 4 nights. We all had superb nights’ sleep .

    DavidBy4 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • ,Amazing Home and Property,Lovely meals and great conversation

    ,Amazing Home and Property,Lovely meals and great conversation..We didn't want to leave..And we will be back..

    gregd151 100%|5x Sep 2017

  • You get a separate wing of the house which opens onto a...

    You get a separate wing of the house which opens onto a shared kitchen, so you have a private space separated from the main house by a shared space. The wing was clean and wonderfully comfortable. You get an L-shaped couch which gives access to a fantastic stereo and movie set-up with beautiful views of the farm and surrounding countryside from the bedrooms and back patio area (also private). Wake up to the sound of cows. 10/10

    CLPenk 100%|3x Aug 2017

  • Lovely house and hosts

    Lovely house and hosts. Exceptionally clean! Our standard poodle was allowed to stay with us which is wonderful. Thank you

    annert135 100%|5x Jul 2017

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