About this listing
Come and nourish yourself with organic food, fresh milk, hand made products from our dairy. and find the beautiful beaches and town center only 5 minutes away.
There is a unique opportunity for integration with our family and our organic semi rural lifestyle!!!!
We are Jane Kevin and Mariana Rose (12)
and offer something for you all year round. All the seasons are celebrated, and the beach is always beautiful.
Our Caravan can accommodate 3 people or 1 family with up to 2 children. (We are very child friendly). There is extra room in the house when wwoofers are not with us.
Our home is situated in Papamoa, Tauranga in the lovely sunny Bay of Plenty. Bathroom facilities within the house include a complete bathroom with toilet and shower.
MEALS: Breakfast $9.00 pp
We can cater for most diets . Our food is 80% from what we are growing and making. Fresh cheeses handmade by Kevin.
Our lifestyle has 4 acres of paddocks which include, orchards, food forests, and large areas of trees.,
Horse riding is also available. Please inquire?
Your Caravan is nestled in trees which give privacy
yet an easy distance to the house and other facilities. There is a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities in the little kitchen.
Over the last 6 years we have had a steady stream of WWOOFERS (Willing Workers on Organic Farms). We have enjoyed people from all cultures and all walks of life.
.We are within walking distance from the local plaza and the stunning white sandy dunes of Papamoa beach are a 5 minute drive away and a 20 minute walk..
Summer Hill park is only a 5 minute drive offering magical vistas and bush/farm walks. Mount Maunganui with its beautiful walks and vistas and Bus services are close taking you to the city of Tauranga
There is off street parking on our property and we have wi-fi. available on request.
Air port / bus terminal pickups available on request.
Our place offers that something special as we are passionate about sustainability, growing of food, and our wonderful healthy lifestyle.
Please arrive any time after 2pm, and guests need to vacate by 10 am on their day of leaving.
. We offer a unique opportunity to learn about fresh food / cultured food and our rural lifestyle and have a great environment with which children can learn naturally..
Our property is smoke free. Alcohol is permitted with moderation We do not allow other pets on account of all the different animals here...
Water is very precious and we take great care how we use it.
There is a washing machine available, and an outside clothes line.
We have nationwide calling please ask, and you can use a calling card for calls outside NZ.. Please always ask. Also please ask with regards to the wi fi This is switched off at (website hidden) unless other arrangements are necessary.
We had a lovely stay! Jane was very hospitable and kind and the caravan was cozy. We enjoyed milking the cows with Kevin and tasting the fresh dairy products. We decided to take up the meal option and enjoyed some delicious handmade spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. We also had a great horseback riding lesson with Mariana. Thank you for the great stay Jane, Kevin, Mariana, and Josh!
We felt very welcome at Jane's accommodation and it was a very nice experience sleeping in the caravan. Jane was also giving us helpful tips for where to get food as well as activities.
Even though we were ostensibly in the Papamoa Beach area to see the various tourist attractions, one of the major highlights of our time in NZ has definitely been our stay with Jane, the family and the animals! We enjoyed the super fresh and delicious meals immensely, and we had a great time chatting with the family and learning quite a bit about holistic, healthy living. I even got a chance to milk one of the cows, which was quite a bit more fun than I expected. So glad we didn't just stay at some stinky motel or overpriced B & B! Highly recommended for anyone interested in getting a bit off the beaten path!
About the Host, Jane
We are a family of 4, Jane, Kevin, Josh, and Mariana Rose (13) with our 1 dog Bella. Also Salem our smoochy black cat. Our farm is also home to 2 cows 2 horses and 13 chickens.
Our lifestyle retreat has 4 acres of land which is meeting 60% of our food from our food forest in the summer and our house cows Janey and Amber,
Within walking distance is the Papamoa plaza and Fashion Island, and long stretches of glorious sandy beaches and dunes bordering the pacific ocean. Mount Maunganui is just a 10 minute drive away
We host a lot of Wwoofers therefore we are very familiar with many cultures and languages. Having a knowledge of German, Spanish and Dutch. I (Jane) lived in Spain for 10 years sailing in the Mediterranean and we love constantly meeting new people from all walks of life.
Both Kevin and I are very passionate about good fresh food, sharing food, and living of the land. Our house cows provide fresh milk for our butter and a variety of fresh cheeses.
We also love fermented and cultured foods. Breakfast $9.00 Dinner $15.00 per person
Our caravan can sleep 3 people and we have a camp bed for an extra child. The bathroom is in our home and is very spacious with a shower and toilet.
Most of all we love that you become a part of our experience and enjoy your stay here in Papamoa New Zealand.