The Good Life does exist at Possum Lodge Farm

Homestay | Lower Hutt City | #35493

9.3/10 (13 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Relaxed rural home set amougest mountain biking, tramping & hunting country.
  • Soak in the spa pool just outside the french doors of your bedroom.
  • Hear the stags roar in the hills, watch the Keneru swoop over head and listen to a chorus of Tui

Our home, Possum Lodge, is a rural country homestay. We are within minutes of some great tramping and mountain biking tracks amongest the hills here in Wainui. 20 minutes to a remote wild surf beach and 15 minutes to the boutique shops and cool cafes of Petone.

Wainuiomata is going through somewhat of a renaissance and now there are many new businesss catering to the tourists and holiday makers.

If tramping is your thing the Orongorongos are our back drop where you can do short half day walks or full over night tramps up in the hills.

Our cosy country home is laid out so you can mix with us as much or as little as you like, with 3 dining areas and many outdoor spots to explore, read under a tree or wander through the vast park like gardens. We are aiming to be as self sufficient as possible so raise free range heritage pigs, green egg laying hens, Wiltshire sheep and grow spray free veggies. Roam our small farm at your leisure, whatever you feel like doing. A continental breakfast is laid out in the kitchen for you every morning- free of charge.

There has been a home on this site since 1879 when the Woods family built the original cottage for their family. In the 1930s the house was abandoned and Possum trappers used the old house as a refuge and as a place to dry the possum skins, in fact tacking them straight onto the walls. From then on the house was called Possum Lodge. That little derelict cottage was demolished in 1969 and finally the new house was built in 1980, the home we now own on our little farm.

You are here to relax, our home is your home during your stay.

Special conditions: "Smoking allowed outside only" "There are creeks and a pond on property, if you have friends visiting with children, they must be watched at all times"


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Guest room

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Continental Breakfast FREE (included); Cleaning $20.00 per stay (required)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Continental Breakfast provided every day. Farm fresh eggs, muesli, fruit, bread, tea and coffee.

*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 (13)

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  • We did have a little trouble finding the house but we had...

    We did have a little trouble finding the house but we had booked it because it was out of the city. It was a lovely room in the farmhouse and great to feed the pigs and sheep; hopefully we will visit again.

    MarilynRice 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • What a lovely home- inside and out

    What a lovely home- inside and out. The relaxed country setting suited us. Our suite was comfortable and private and we were welcomed to share the spacious kitchen and first floor. The outdoor spa tub was a bonus. Although in the country, it was an easy drive into Wellington. Most enjoyable were the evening chats with our gracious hosts who were eager to share stories and information. Thank you for sharing your home with us and making our visit to NZ more enjoyable.

    DebbieVe4 100%|5x Feb 2017

  • Nice room, very spacious, beautiful ensuite bathroom with full bath + spa...

    Nice room, very spacious, beautiful ensuite bathroom with full bath + spa pool right outside the french doors, nice and private, really homely and inviting.

    AngeliquePa3 100%|4x Feb 2017

  • Absolutely fantastic stay

    Absolutely fantastic stay. Everything like described, farm style, clean, very calm. We enjoyed every minute. Definetely recommended.

    Bernard_sk 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Great location to main shops

    Great location to main shops.peaceful n remote but not miles out.Lovely modern room,great bed!?? Friendly pets,not alot of (farm) animals.loved the rustic homily feel of your place.

    Jina 100%|1x Jan 2017

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