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Million dollar views - lovely rooms

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Million dollar views - lovely rooms

16+ guests
6 bedrooms
14 beds
4.5 private baths
16+ guests
6 bedrooms
14 beds
4.5 private baths
Colleen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean14 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

Enter as strangers - Leave as friends.
We welcome you to our home, Rua Resort, which we hope you see as your home while you are here. Rua - Maori for two.
We are settled back in NZ now, and are ready and willing to take care of your needs. However, if you get sick of us, the 560m2 house affords you all the privacy you would like. Our quarters are on the second floor. The third floor is for our distinguished guests. We promise peaceful sleep on the best quality beds, spacious bedrooms with luxurious furnishings, and jaw-droppingly large bathrooms. The two double and the triple rooms are our airbnb discounted rooms. However for a small upgrade fee you may opt for the very private Honeymoon Suite, or the newly appointed River suite. Even with the up-grade, these two larger suites are still considerably cheaper than the commercial rate. You can enjoy 360 degree views across rolling green hills, especially Mt Pirongia to the front. Take a wander over the 5 acres, where you will meet Chocolate and Licorice, the gentle alpacas, with their pet miniature sheep, Caramel and Cocoa, Bella and Joelle the Timor ponies, Simon and Danny Boy the Shetlands, and sweet little Scarlett, a two year old miniature horse. We will prepare some sliced carrots or apples and they will all love you - albeit cupboard love! You will also feel like the pied piper, once the free range hens and bantams spot you. Too numerous to name here, they will follow you in the hopes of you giving them something to eat other than worms and bugs. You can collect the eggs, if they are co-operating during your visit, and enjoy an organic healthy breakfast, which we rather pride ourselves in. Sorry dog-lovers, no resident dogs, as we promise a quiet sleep. No roosters either. All our feathered and furry friends live outside, so there is no concern for guests with allergies.
This inviting country environment is just 10 minutes drive from the CBD. Company groups enjoy the spacious living area to relax in after corporate events, convention attendance, etc.
We can see the LDS Temple to the left, through the trees. So this is a nice option for Temple Visitors.
Talk to us about family and group discounts. There is no charge for children under two years of age. We can accommodate larger numbers for family reunions and youth groups, for example. Wedding parties love to stay the night before. Brides and their families or Brides and their bridesmaids appreciate the big rooms, the ample wardrobes and the many large mirrors to get dressed by. Often, they like to use the property for wedding photos. The staircases and balconies and the outdoor views are superb backdrops.
We have 6 bedrooms, sleeping from 2 to 4 each. We also have REAL Japanese futons which are very comfortable as extra beds.
There is a colorful media room and a vast collection of DVD's. There are TVs and DVD players in each bedroom, Netflix in the two suites. There is free wifi throughout the house.
Having run a school in Japan for two decades, we are fluent in Japanese, and have brought back lots of fun things, such as a great collection of board games and heaps of unique toys to entertain little people.
The kitchen is a caterers dream, so enjoy it. We have a trampoline outside and a BBQ for your use.
Having guided tours here for years, we have put together some great plans for day trips, using Rua Resort as your base. Secret, free hot mineral pools in Rotorua, the best sushi in the Waikato, Beach walks in Raglan, Markets in Cambridge, Antique stores in Paeroa - these are a few highlights. We can arrange air balloon rides, farm visits, horse treks, whatever your fancy, we can be your concierge.
2 minute's drive away is Lizzie's Store, a friendly little dairy. Lizzie offers great home-cooked meals at $7 and $10 portions each evening, Monday to Saturday. Or motor 5 minutes back down to Dinsdale for all your shopping needs. The large Honeymoon Suite, Rua Suite, has it's own fridge, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. Other rooms share the massive kitchen downstairs for self-catering. There will be a nice selection of Herb teas, regular tea and coffee available at all times.
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Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
1 king bed
Common spaces
3 sofa beds

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
Check-in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM


177 Reviews

Aaron User Profile
July 2018
Fantastic place to stay. Amazing views. Colleen was a wonderful host. she had a delicious breakfast for us every morning and helped us tremendously with r plans and Torres. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Laura User Profile
May 2018
Our hosts were really helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had a relaxing time. The food was great and the views were incredible. We really enjoyed our time in their beautiful home.
Alyssa User Profile
May 2018
We loved how family friendly this place was for our 14 month old daughter. They had a port-a-cot, high chair, baby feeding utensils, baby books and so many fun animals for her to see and pet. It was so great
Diane User Profile
April 2018
Very comfortable beds and yummy breakfasts. We loved staying here.
Geoffrey User Profile
April 2018
We had a wonderfully relaxing stay and would recommend it to anyone. The location and the grounds are just delightful, the house is elegant and cozy at the same time, and it was a great home base to explore the many parts of the north island from.
Sarah User Profile
April 2018
This home is a little piece of paradise. Our family of seven statesman in the twi rooms on the first floor. We loved having so much space. The baby had her own little “right I’m” and crib, there was one California king bed, one queen, and three twins amongst us all, and two bathr…
Faye User Profile
March 2018
Can't imagine staying anywhere else, if we were to ever come back to New Zealand. We looked forward to returning to their home in the evening, to rest, relax, and enjoy the visits and surroundings. So glad to find a place away from the hustle of city life, where we could sleep in…

Hosted by Colleen

Hamilton, New ZealandJoined in July 2011
Colleen User Profile
183 Reviews
Colleen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Two Kiwis who spent a chunk of their lives having a myriad of adventures in Japan. Our children were professional musicians there, which led to many TV shows, concerts around the country and International cruises. Ready for the quiet life now with fresh air, home-grown veges, fr…
Languages: 日本語
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