Kakariki - Off grid, rural bush and river setting

Bach or holiday home | Carterton | #33588

9.7/10 (9 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • Studio
  • 0 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Off grid delightful cottage as private as you wish in lovely bush setting with expansive views.
  • Fabulous birdlife, tramping, swimming, biking, walking, relaxing, peaceful, private enviroment
  • Close to Matarawa railway sation, Greytown, Carterton, Martinborough, cafes, wineries, restaurants

Your hosts Hugh, Donna, Wee Angus live in the Wairarapa where we love the quietness and beauty of the area but also the accessibility to town/city. We enjoy the outdoors, wholesome food, good movies, sport and being self reliant. We love guests who laugh, relax and treat life as a big adventure not to be taken too seriously.

Kakariki is situated in a beautiful tranquil bush setting on the Waiohine River. An ideal setting for enjoying outdoor adventures, quiet reading or just taking in the abundant bird life and stunning views.

Kakariki has it's own outdoor flush toilet and shower, small kitchenette with tea and coffee, bar fridge with freeze box, (there is no toaster) queen size bed, fire box, cd player/radio, dining table with linen and towels provided. A BBQ is available as well as an outdoor table/chairs and deck.

We are on alternative energy (240v) in the main house, but the cabin is powered only by a 12 v system and therefore unsuitable for electrical appliances. You can access power from the main house for charging electronic devices etc.The land provides forest walks and kayaks with gear available.

We are happy to help with transport from either Greytown, Carterton or Matarawa Railway Station. Your stay can be completely independent or we can help knowledge of the area and things to do. We are 5 kilometres from Matarawa Railway Station, (pick up can be arranged) 10 kilometres from Greytown and a pleasant drive to Martinborough for vineyards, cafes, and restaurants.

There is no public transport to the house. We are an hours drive from Wellington if you're keen to escape the big city.

Please note the property is smoke free due to the bush setting and high fire risk.

Special conditions: We have bee hives on the property. A BBQ is available as well as a gas ring in the cabin. Kakariki is not set up for cooking of meals but this can be done if necessary in the owners house. Dishes requiring more than a rinse can also be done at the owners house. We are on alternative energy (240v) in the main house, but the cabin is powered only by a 12 v system and therefore unsuitable for electrical appliances. You can access power from the main house for charging electronic devices.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Studio with queen size bed

    Combined living/sleeping area,Good size room that can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children. One queen size bed in place with 2 roll out single beds available.

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
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18-Aug-17 to 18-Nov-17
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $1/night; Children: $1/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 (9)

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  • Beautiful secluded bach

    Beautiful secluded bach. Had everything we needed.

    RichieMc1 100%|1x May 2017

  • Awesome little cottage at the foot of the range

    Awesome little cottage at the foot of the range. Good balance of access vs isolation. No power outlets inside the cottage but honestly it is actually quite liberating. Has a 12v stereo/speaker setup with a decent CD collection! Bring an aux cable if you want to play your own music though :)

    NickFo 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Amazing property on its own private forest and close to local activity...

    Amazing property on its own private forest and close to local activity spots.

    micz33 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • We stayed four nights and had a lovely time

    We stayed four nights and had a lovely time. Very quiet and relaxing location, lots to do in the area. We had great weather and so had all our meals out on the patio looking at the pines and sky. Family friendly - our 4 year old had a ball, especially going for walks in the pine forest and viewing the bee hives. Highly recommended.

    MaryH593 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Thoughtful hosts, lovely peaceful place to stay

    Thoughtful hosts, lovely peaceful place to stay. Thank you.

    ClareMa11 100%|1x Jan 2017

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