Tranquil rural location with mountain views. Free WiFi.

Farmstay | Motueka | #9923

9.6/10 (22 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


FREE WiFi. Set on our 5 ha property in the beautiful Orinoco Valley, and located well off the road and away from the sound of traffic, this very tranquil and well appointed 3 bedroom house looks out onto the Mt Arthur Range in the Kahurangi National Park. The house is carpeted throughout, and is tastefully furnished. Aside from 3 double bedrooms, there is also an enclosed sunroom off the lounge with a double sofa bed. In the bathroom there is a large ball and claw bath. There is also a separate shower located in the heated laundry, which also provides both washing machine and dryer. Free to air television, with the choice of 15 channels, is available in both the lounge and dining room, as well as an extensive library of DVDs, books & magazines. For outdoor living, the paved patio with stunning views around the valley has outdoor furniture and a twin plate gas BBQ. The water supply is the purest of spring water, sourced from an underground spring. No need for bottled drinking water here! Less than 5 minutes to the Motueka River, just over 15 minutes to Motueka, 35 minutes to Kaiteriteri, Abel Tasman National Park, and Kahurangi National Park walking tracks, 45 minutes to Nelson, and just over an hour to Golden Bay and Nelson Lakes National Park. Excellent trout fishing, picnic spots, swimming, art and craft outlets, vineyards and restaurants are all relatively close by. Numerous bike riding trails, both on and off road. Low traffic volumes in the Motueka Valley area. The Orinoco stream meanders through the property, with picnic sites and safe playing areas for children. Feed the tame eels. We have a large hedge maze to challenge your navigation skills and also ‘Meadowbank' Art Studio and Gallery, exhibiting a visual feast of colourful paintings in all media, etchings, and a number of World of Wearable Art entries. ORINOCO COUNTRY RETREAT IS A TRULY MAGICAL PLACE TO STOP AWHILE.

Special conditions:

Children charged at adult rate. Babies in bassinettes/portocots only free of charge.

During low season from 1/05/10 to 30/11/10 discounts available for stays of a week or more.

Pets by arrangement only.

Smoking is allowed outside only.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed


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*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 (37)

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  • House has everything you need, lovely setting in countryside and great for...

    House has everything you need, lovely setting in countryside and great for kids. Close to all attractions in the area.

    John M. Jan 2019

  • Lovely relaxing stay

    Lovely relaxing stay. Perfect location, lovely homely bach, wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you.

    Rema S. Dec 2018

  • So much to see and do in the local area

    So much to see and do in the local area. Peaceful and stunning location, we loved the maze and the eels, exploring the creek and sitting and listening to the bird life on the outside seating area. The home is very thoughtfully equipped for a comfortable stay, lots of space for a family of six, only wish we could have stayed longer ! Highly recommended.

    David R. Dec 2018

  • Lovely peaceful place with spectacular mountain view in clear weather

    Lovely peaceful place with spectacular mountain view in clear weather. Comfortable bach, which was toasty warm for us on even the coldest winter morning. Nearly got lost in the maze - take some form of navigation aid. Really convenient for Mapua, Motueka, Kaiteriteri / Abel Tasman and Kahurangi. Really enjoyed our stay.

    petent127 100%|20x Jul 2018

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    KerryKe2 100%|4x Apr 2018

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