Aruhe - luxury holiday in natural forest setting

Cottage | Te Kaha | #36643

9.7/10 (3 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • Studio
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Aruhe cottage is secluded and sits in a peaceful, natural environment.
  • The perfect place to chill out and relax, catch up on your reading, sleeping, or finishing the PhD.
  • Water activities like diving, swimming kayaking or beachcombing. Or there's bush walking

Aruhe is one of two habitations on the property known as Motuaruhe. Your host, Kim, lives in the other house and is available most of the time during your stay. The property is large and you are free to wander about it. Whanarua Bay has a micro climate which allows for some sub-tropical plantings.

The cottage is secluded and the environment, tranquil. If you prefer not to prepare dinner you may arrange to eat with your host. There is an additional charge for this. Please let me know when you book.

Aruhe is on the edge of the Raukumara forest and there are walks to the top of the hill, or to the waterfall for those who like a bit of exercise. The beach is 10 minutes walk away and is one of the prettiest on the East Coast.

Pets are welcome but the property is not fenced so they are entirely your responsibility. Possums and wild life are frequent visitors and whilst possums are not protected they may tempt your dog on a wild possum chase.

The birdlife is wonderful and night skies are pollution-free, and great for stargazing.

Special conditions: Please do not smoke in the cottage. If smoking, please do so outdoors and dispose of butts responsibly. Pets are welcome. I would ask that you ensure they are under your control at all times and I would prefer they stayed off the furniture. Please remember that the deck is a long way off the ground and keep a close eye on young children at all times. A First Aid kit is in the bathroom cabinet. In case of fire please inform your host immediately: there is an extinguisher in the kitchen.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Open plan

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $25.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
21-Jan-17 to 21-Apr-18
$165+/night $165+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $60/night; Children: $60/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (3)

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  • The house is wonderful! Very tastfully decorated, modern and clean

    The house is wonderful! Very tastfully decorated, modern and clean. We loved all aspects of our stay, the area and especially Aruhe - we actually could have stayed much longer than the 5 nights we had booked! We will certainly recommend Kim as a host and Aruhe as an outstanding holiday destination!!

    betthl776 new member Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for the great review and your recommendation. You were great guests and I would love to see you here again.

    Aruhe8480 100%|1x

  • The property is lovely and peaceful and a lovely haven

    The property is lovely and peaceful and a lovely haven. It has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay and a well stocked kitchen which was a lovely surprise. The bed is super comfortable which was a delight. No tv in this property, but the scrabble board was a fun replacement. The only thing to note is that the wifi didn't reach the bach from the main house and we could only get from the car. A wifi booster would help get this to the bach which would be a helpful addition.

    RebeccaSmith new member Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for your great review Rebecca and I do apologise for the weak Wifi connection. This seems to have been a temporary problem as it's not happened again. I will take up your suggestion and see what I can do to ensure perfect a connection all the time. I forgot to say in the feedback that I really appreciated the way you let me know your ETA. That was most helpful.

    Aruhe8480 100%|1x

  • Superb

    Superb. Beautiful location with views in the ocean and lots of singing birds around.

    PaulS937 100%|1x Dec 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you Paul. You were great guests and I hope you enjoy the rest of your North Island travels.

    Aruhe8480 100%|1x

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