Farmstay, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)
Mike and Anne
About Mike and Anne
Together with my wife Anne, we have lived in the Motueka River Valley now for thirty years. For many years prior to this we dairy farmed not far from the Waitomo Caves tourist attraction in the North Island. Since living here in the Top of the South I have been involved with the local Information Centre, and then, together with one of our sons, for 6 years owned and operated one of the major Sea Kayaking companies in the Abel Tasman National Park. Our interests are wide and varied, with a great love of nature the outdoors.
Mike and Anne purchased this House in 1989
Why Mike and Anne chose Ngatimoti
This area, with its diverse range of scenery and flora and fauna from the mountains to the sea, has been the perfect place for us to live. The house is located a half km off the road. With the surrounding views and road noise barely audible, the location is exceptional. A great place for kids to explore. Sit on the patio to just the sound of birds and the Orinoco stream. We feel very privileged.
What makes this House unique
Anne is an extremely talented artist, who works in an amazing range of media and styles. She has completed an advanced art degree, and has illustrated a childrens book which has recently been published. She has a studio and gallery on the property which guests are welcome to visit.
Children allowed - Other than babies there is no children rateOther than babies there is no children rate
Pets allowed - Please respect our courtesyPlease respect our courtesy
No smoking - Outside onlyOutside only
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
wish we had more time to enjoy the property
It was a place to sleep, we had no time to appreciate it. Really fantastic views, quiet, rustic a really relaxing place to stay.
Great place, beautiful.
Many thanks Jan & Marian for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Enjoy the rest of your SI trip.
Peaceful retreat with an artistic flair
Beautiful cottage tucked back in a pasture. Lots of windows for natural lighting and beautiful works of art painted by one of the property owners. My husband enjoyed the collection of dvds on various musical groups. Another kindred soul who keeps a copy of Looking for Sugarman! Definitely would stay here again.
Beautiful and peaceful location
Perfect place to rest and relax. The maze was fun and we all enjoyed feeding the eels. Close to lots of places to visit - Takaka, Nelson, Mapua, Abel Tasman beaches ... spoilt for choice.
Peaceful and Pastoral
This cottage in the mountains southwest of Motueka is perfect for relaxing. Outside is a canvas covered in rolling hills, livestock, forests and high mountain peaks. Not another person nor highway in sight. The walls, inside the cottage, are lined with Anne's original artwork. All this beauty and a home equipped with all that's needed for a comfortable stay. Mike and Anne are congenial and generous. Our four days in their cottage were a highlight of our stay in New Zealand.
Ngatimoti is a rural settlement just 20 minutes drive from Motueka. It largely consists of lifestyle blocks settled along both the Motueka River and Orinoco Stream. There is also a primary school, two community halls, a very old historic church, a fire station, and a winery and café. In the valley there are a range of pastoral properties, hop gardens, orchards & a large commercial Blueberry enterprise. The Motueka river is considered to be the premier NZ Brown Trout river, and is less than a 5 minute drive away. The river also provides many opportunities for summer swimming, rafting and kayaking. There a several scenic walking tracks within a 10 minute drive, and the choice of alpine tracks and Abel Tasman National Park and Kaiteriteri, offering a range of activity choices within a 35-40 minute drive. Nelson Lakes National Park, an alpine park of considerable beauty is just over an hours drive away.