Kohekohe Sleepout is a freestanding bedroom/ensuite cabin adjacent to the main house, in our sunny garden, in the heart of beautiful Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast. It is 1.2 km from the shops and 3.4 km from Waikanae Beach. The sleepout is a very small space but with everything you need. It's ideal for an overnight stay or longer if you like to be out and about.
“Our stay with Rose was short but very sweet. I can't say anything bad about Rose's sleep out. We went up for a brief trip from Christchurch for a wedding nearby and could have easily slept in and stayed an extra day. We woke up to the lovely sound of Tuis and Kererū outside the sleep out and when we left, there were a few hanging around in the trees outside, which we spent a while just watching. The surroundings are beautiful and quiet. There were nice little touches which I found very helpful when getting ready for a wedding, like an extension cord for my curler! It's a nice little room for two. The breakfast was very nice too :). Would highly recommend Rose's lovely wee sleep out.”
"The Chocolate Yurt" is a fully insulated 6m yurt with a skylight to gaze at the stars at night. A private retreat in the native bush with outdoor kitchen with cooking facilities and bath/shower, both with amazing views of the Motueka river valley and the Tasman Bay beyond.
“Wow! Tessa and Remko have created a beautiful piece of paradise for their friends and family. We feel so lucky and appreciative that they have opened up part of their home for Airbnb guests. They responded very quickly to communication and the woodwork details (courtesy of Remko) add a special charm that is not-to-be-missed. The drive up was steep and unpaved, but it was well worth the adventure. Even in the rain, we had a great time. Thank you.”
This gorgeous house is built right in the boughs of the trees reconnecting you with tales like the Lord of the Rings and the Magic Faraway Tree. Take an adventure into this dreamy dwelling that's nestled in its own private stand of native trees. This quiet getaway is only a few minutes from the city, and based on our secluded 28 acre property. Breakfast items are also provided for you to prepare at your leisure, leaving you free to spend as much time as possible at this unique location.
“I've stayed in some pretty fabulous Airbnbs all over the world, but the Fairytale Treehouse takes the cake. Even after seeing the photos and reading the reviews online, we still weren't fully prepared for just how amazing this place is. First, the treehouse was far bigger than we expected; even with the upstairs mezzanine and balcony closed off due to council regulations, it's a sizeable one-bedroom cottage with towering ceilings and huge banks of windows, not the tiny, dark little hut one might imagine. Second, it's amazingly comfortable and well-equipped, with a full kitchen, a heat pump, a separate bath and shower, and many other amenities. Third, Denise and Glenn had laid out all kinds of extra luxuries, from fresh-baked bread and other breakfast supplies to a high-end espresso machine. Fourth, the location is absolutely beautiful, tucked away in a grove of massive trees on a lovely horse farm just a stone's throw from Whangarei yet seemingly out of this world. And finally, the house itself is simply magical, built around a gigantic macrocarpa tree that seems to wrap the interior and its quirky decor in a massive organic embrace. On a personal note, when I walked into the bedroom and saw the poster on the wall (a photo of a lantern in front of a river and cathedral), I immediately turned to my husband and said, "That's Basel!"; somewhere in another life (30+ years ago) I owned that same poster myself, a memento of a year spent in Switzerland as a high school student. Fittingly -- given that the treehouse incorporates several items from the Chronicles of Narnia movie set -- I thought at once of a line from C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe: "It will not go out of my mind that if we pass this post and lantern either we shall find strange adventures or else some great change in our fortunes."”