The Art Studio Guest House Retreat.

House - Private room · Mountain Road, Oropi, Bay Of Plenty 3173, New Zealand

Home/gallery/studio of bohemian artist Talulah and Poet Keith. Painting lessons available.
Idyllic and peaceful, surrounded by beautiful native bush.
Comfortable twin room with two single beds.
Bush walks to waterfall and panoramic views.

The Space

Beautiful bush location, bush walks to waterfall and panoramic view. Quiet retreat, serene atmosphere. We live on a small lifestyle block. We have two stubborn donkeys, two friendly dogs and a cat.
Continental breakfast with real espresso coffee. Evening meals for a small extra charge.
Large deck with bush/rural outlook.
Art painting lessons can be arranged with Talulah.
Visit my art (email hidden)

Guest Access

Bush walks on our door step. 20 minutes drive to Tauranga city. 30 minutes drive to surf and swim beach. 40 minutes drive to Rotorua hot pools, geysers and cultural events. 15 minutes drive to Oropi hot pools.
Shared kitchen and bathroom. TV and DVD's supplied.

Interaction with Guests

Keith and I would like to make you welcome, just ask if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. I am happy to cook you an evening meal at a small extra charge. Art painting lessons available.
We can help you with directions and planning.

The Neighborhood

Native bush and rural farmland on our doorstep.
Very peacefull and tranquil. We have two friendly dogs and a shy cat.
The perfect spot to kick back and relax.

Getting around

You will need a car to get around.

Other Things to Note

Art painting lessons available.
Poetry readings.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Weekly Price: $177 /week
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Talulah and her husband are really nice, friendly and helpful people. The room was really big with an own refrigerator, boiler, etc.

    April 2014
  • Really enjoyed the stay. Location is a big plus right on the edge of native forest. Very quiet and tranquil

    February 2014
  • Nice house with some lovely scenery around and some nice walks. Really enjoyed talking to both Keith and Talulah and made me feel at home. The cooked dinner was really nice too. Would definitely recommend

    January 2014
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I am a 50 year old professional artist, living and working from my home in beautiful Tauranga under the mountain Otanewainuku and surrounded by native bush. I am married to the poet Keith Nunes and have 3 children. My two eldest girls are at university and my youngest son Luis is 16 and lives at home. I exhibit my expressionist paintings all over New Zealand. You can check out my paintings on my website (website hidden). my husband and I have done a great deal of traveling and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life . I enjoy reading and movies and of course painting. We are a happy and relaxed kiwi family. I enjoy cooking and hosting family meals and dinner parties. We enjoy the out door life, the Bush and the beach.
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