Home/gallery/studio of bohemian artistTalulah Belle and Poet/writer Keith Nunes.
Idyllic and peaceful, surrounded by beautiful virgin native forest under the Mountain Otanewainuku.
Hiking to waterfall/swim and stunning canopy panoramic views.
Home/gallery/studio of bohemian artists Talulah and Keith. Beautiful native forest location. Serene and tranquil. Forest hiking trails to stunning panoramic views of Bay area and waterfall/swim hole. The forest is full of native birds including kiwi, gecko and other animals. Sunny deck with views of Kaimai ranges. Tranquil, serene and relaxed.
Forest hiking trails 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 (website hidden) 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.
We can help you with directions and planning.
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.
You will need a car to get around.
Other Things to Note
Evening meals $10.
Keep the kitchen clean.
shut the gates.
No smoking inside.
Talulah and Keith made us feel extremely welcome in their beautiful home. The view, backyard location of a stunning walk to a hidden waterfall and serenity of the mountain all contributed to a peaceful getaway from our busy lives. I would highly recommend getting the optional dinner too as it was absolutely delicious. Talulah and Keith were also extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and had many recommendations prior to and during our stay. Thank you for a fantastic experience, all of the art related supplies and the delicious cookies.
Such a great stay. Tallulah and her family were so helpful. We ended up staying two nights!
The house is great rooms are great. She even made us dinner after a long day of hiking! Can't recommend enough :)
I made my booking last minute and I really appreciated Tallulahs quick response.
I felt completely welcomed, both Talulah and Keith are interesting, accomodating, good people and their house is beautifully cosy and colourful.
Yes, Tallulah's an awesome cook!
I only wish I had been able to spend a little more time exploring the bushwalks and waterfall!!
Thank you SO MUCH!!!!
Immediate message responses, friendly atmosphere, beautiful space, adorable pets, delicious dinner, comfortable bed, clear starry skies, picturesque waterfall, stimulating conversation. Everything was perfect! The only one little thing is the internet is a little slow/spotty so as other reviewers noted, make sure you're not depending on it for anything critical but don't let that stop you from staying at this fantastic spot!
One of the best travel experiences Ive had. Beautiful location, comfy bed and awesome company. Bushwalk is literally behind the property and there is a few you can do including to springs. Talulah and family were great hosts and I paid for dinners and they were AMAZING! You cant help but leave the space inspired as you are surrounded by creative people and Talulahs own artwork. Veggie patch and a view of the mountains... The ultimate getaway from it all. You also have some reception on phone and access to internet. Even those in New Zealand should be booking here for their own getaway! Cant wait to head back soon :D
Talulah and her family were great hosts to my wife and I. There home is beautiful, clean, quiet and set in one of the most picturesque part of New Zealand.
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I am a 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 17 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.