FABULOUS FARMSTAY ON THE LAKE

Bach or holiday home | Lake Okareka | #3457

8.7/10 (53 ratings)
  • 12 people
  • 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 $90.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder Season
26-Mar-17 to 12-Apr-17
$165+/night $165+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Christmas, New Year, Easter, Crankworx
13-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-17
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
4 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
18-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$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-May-17 to 01-Jun-17
$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
02-Jun-17 to 05-Jun-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Year Round Rate
06-Jun-17 to 06-Jul-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
07-Jul-17 to 23-Jul-17
$165+/night $165+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Year Round Rate
24-Jul-17 to 28-Sep-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
29-Sep-17 to 15-Oct-17
$165+/night $165+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Year Round Rate
16-Oct-17 to 19-Oct-17
$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
20-Oct-17 to 23-Oct-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 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
Peak Season, Public Hols 3 night min
01-Nov-17 to 13-Dec-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
14-Dec-17 to 23-Dec-17
$165+/night $165+/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, School hols 2 night min
01-Feb-18 to 26-Jun-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/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 (61)

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  • Shearers quarters with personal charm added

    Shearers quarters with personal charm added. A great deck with plenty of seating for the group to lounge around, or have a meal. Likewise for inside. Had a great time. Reminded me of the old school kiwi baches....plenty of charactor, and functional. It would be worth noting that only the bedrooms with queen beds have doors on them. Instructions asked to leave the place as we found it. Found vacuum cleaner head broken, and needs more cleaning gear. :)

    RichardNi6 new member Mar 2017

  • great spot

    great spot

    kennrt113 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • We had a wonderful stay in the Shearer's Quarters

    We had a wonderful stay in the Shearer's Quarters. Yes, expect it to be a bit rustic but that was part of the charm. Plenty of seating for lots of kids and adults. A great BBQ, plenty of plates. It's location is on a working farm and the kids (city kids) loved being out in the open spaces, black starry night skies and looking at the animals. The outside bath was a hit, and the closeness to the lake/s was great.

    duncon70 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • We just love the rustic charm of the Shearers Quarters, it is...

    We just love the rustic charm of the Shearers Quarters, it is not a five star hotel but the atmosphere of the large deck, with very large table and bench seats plus other chairs makes it an awesome place for a family gathering. Kids can run around on the grassed area and play on swings and trampoline!!! Lovely views between the trees to the lake. We will be back.

    KatieCl2 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Great Bach in a great location

    Great Bach in a great location.

    ColinBa10 100%|1x Dec 2016

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