FABULOUS FARMSTAY ON THE LAKE

Bach or holiday home | Lake Okareka | #3457

8.7/10 (58 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 10 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Peace and tranquility in a charming, rustic farm bach
  • Beautiful views over the paddocks to the lake edge
  • Walking, mountain biking and horse riding over a stunning working farm

On a beautiful 2,000 acre farm, in one of New Zealand’s most spectacular locations, this cosy rustic bach offers absolute privacy amidst the trees and paddocks of this peaceful farm. The front veranda looks out through trees over lush grassed paddocks to Lake Okareka.

The farm is situated on the shores of Lake Okareka and between Lake Tarawera and the Blue and Green Lakes with magnificent views from the top country that take in eight lakes and various mountains. Mostly rolling hills with some steeper areas and 400 acres of native bush it is a paradise for walking, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. (Note: some parts of the farm are not accesible during the lambing season). The farm has a tennis court and two kayaks are available for use. There are public walkways around Lake Okareka, the Blue Lake, part of Lake Tarawera and the forests in the area.

The house comprises of a large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with a log fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a bathroom with a shower and bath and five bedrooms. The covered veranda has an excellent gas BBQ and ample seating for outdoor entertaining. The expansive front lawn offers further outdoor furniture and there is a charming outside bath overlooking the paddocks down to the lake.

The property has easy access and plenty of parking for cars and boats. There is a jetty and boat ramp on Lake Okareka, 3 minutes away. Take your runabout to swim, water ski or picnic on the lake or at Sandy Beach and fish for trout (trolling, harling or jigging) around the lake edge.

Longfords Farm is only a 5 minute drive to water skiing and walks at the Blue and Green Lakes, 8 minutes to the historical wonders of the Buried Village, 10 minutes to the trophy trout in Lake Tarawera, 15 minutes to the natural geothermal wonders around Rotorua, 30 minutes to Lake Rotoiti and an hour to Lake Taupo, Lake Karapiro, Hamilton, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga and many more attractions.

Special conditions: NO EXTRA GUESTS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL. DEFINITELY NO PARTIES AT THIS VENUE. NO DOGS WITHOUT THE FARM MANAGERS PERMISSION. Tents or caravans by arrangement only Please leave the house in a tidy condition and TAKE YOUR RUBBISH WITH YOU.(There are bins by the launching ramp) There are duvets for all beds. For any walks or permission to access any parts of the working farm please talk to Roger the farm manager in the red brick house

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    4 x Bunk bed

  • Main bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Map room

    2 x Single bed

  • Rachael's room

    2 x Single bed

  • Tiki Room

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $95.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak Season, Public Hols 3 night min
22-Oct-17 to 23-Oct-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
3 night minimum stay
Year Round Rate
24-Oct-17 to 31-Oct-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Nov-17 to 30-Nov-17
$165+/night $165+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season, School hols 2 night min
01-Dec-17 to 23-Dec-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Christmas, New Year, Easter, Crankworx
24-Dec-17 to 08-Jan-18
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
4 night minimum stay
New Year Holiday rate
09-Jan-18 to 31-Jan-18
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season, Public Hols 3 night min
01-Feb-18 to 06-Feb-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season, School hols 2 night min
07-Feb-18 to 28-Mar-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Christmas, New Year, Easter, Crankworx
29-Mar-18 to 02-Apr-18
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season, School hols 2 night min
03-Apr-18 to 30-Apr-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-May-18 to 31-May-18
$165+/night $165+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season, Public Hols 3 night min
01-Jun-18 to 04-Jun-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
3 night minimum stay
Year Round Rate
05-Jun-18 to 05-Jul-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season, School hols 2 night min
06-Jul-18 to 22-Jul-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Year Round Rate
23-Jul-18 to 27-Sep-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season, School hols 2 night min
28-Sep-18 to 18-Oct-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season, Public Hols 3 night min
19-Oct-18 to 22-Oct-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season, School hols 2 night min
23-Oct-18 to 31-Oct-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Nov-18 to 30-Nov-18
$165+/night $165+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season, School hols 2 night min
01-Dec-18 to 23-Dec-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Christmas, New Year, Easter, Crankworx
24-Dec-18 to 08-Jan-19
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
4 night minimum stay
New Year Holiday rate
09-Jan-19 to 22-Jan-19
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
3 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 (66)

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  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location. Great place to stay with kids and share time with family and friends, no tv and lots of room to run around!

    joce186 100%|4x Oct 2017

  • Idyllic location in an authentic old shearers quarters

    Idyllic location in an authentic old shearers quarters. Quaint and very warm due to woodfire. Only negative for us was that for $95 cleaning fee, we feel that we should be able to expect clean crockery and cups etc...many were not.

    CamW2766 new member Oct 2017

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location.

    SueW9331 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • Great we loved it, close to everything we wanted to do

    Great we loved it, close to everything we wanted to do

    tracwn891 100%|5x Jun 2017

  • Great place, very family-friendly no-fuss place to stay

    Great place, very family-friendly no-fuss place to stay.

    NormanH1 100%|5x Apr 2017

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