Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 14)
Having farmed dairy cows, cattle and maize in the Waikato for 25 years we moved to Lake Okareka in 2015 to farm deer and cattle together with a small forestry block. We still have a maize growing property in the Waikato and so we travel between the 2 farms regularly.
Fran purchased this House in 2015
Why Fran chose Lake Okareka
The Red Barn was built in 2010 by the previous owners of the property , having developed it for the purpose of holiday accommodation for their own visitors as well as paying guests. Managing the Red Barn works great with our farming activities as it is situated on the farm at Lake Okareka just 200 metres down the road from our farmhouse.
What makes this House unique
We love the setting of the Red Barn, which is a rural location with a backdrop of native and pine trees. It has an extensive grassed area around the Barn which is fully fenced with a secure shed to keep bikes, kayaks and other outdoor gear safe and there's plenty of space for vehicles , boats and children!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful property and awesome owner
We checked in early and left our bags to go off to see the hockey tournament. Thanks for the early check in. Very neat and well equipped property with everything and more to make ones stay pleasant and fun. Will definitely go there again and recommend to other people.
Hello. Thank you for the review. I enjoyed meeting you and I'm glad the Red Barn worked well for your stay. Please feel free to stay again!
Beautiful clean and easy
We stayed for a long weekend with 3 other families. The Red Barn was a perfect place to base ourselves, loads of communal space, all the facilities you could want and so easy to get to the lake, forest and into town. The barn was lovely clean and new, very warm and Fran was very accommodating and easy to deal with.
Thank you for your review and I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Red Barn. I hope you will come and stay again!
Our stay at the Red Barn was perfect for our groups requirements! Beautiful spot with great amenities.
Our host Fran was also very helpful with super speedy responses to any questions we had.
Looking forward to the next trip!
Extremely clean and Plenty of Space in a Peaceful Country Setting
Our family loved our stay in the Red Barn. We had plenty of room. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and clean. It was very peaceful in the country, but also not far from the Lake (a short drive). The spa was great to warm up in after water sports in the Lake. There was plenty of outdoor space (especially for the boat). The owner replied very quickly to all questions. We are definitely staying here again soon...
Thank you SO MUCH for your lovely words....It was a pleasure to have you stay at the Red Barn and we really look forward to meeting you when you're next down :)
AMAZING. Couldn't rate highly enough.
We had a large group of us staying for an event at the Blue Lake and absolutely LOVED our time at the Red Barn. It was perfect for a group of us with amazing facilities and the spa really topped it off! It's removed from the hustle and bustle and surrounded by a beautiful landscape. We can't wait to come back! The owners were extremely accommodating and friendly.
Amazing accommodation in a stunning location
Fran was extremely accommodating. We were a large group of 20 and we were able to pitch up tents to cater for the extra people. The barn is absolutely beautiful and spacious enough for our large group.
The kids had a fun with the mountain bikes, kayaks and spa while the adults enjoyed a glass of wine on the patio watching the kids play cricket on the large lawn.
Highly recommend this place for your next gathering.
Thank you for such a lovely review! I'm thrilled the Red Barn suited your needs and we'd love to have you back again. You left the property SO CLEAN AND TIDY!! Thank you very much indeed :) Fran