Laughing Horse Lodge - Animal friendly in Waipu


Entire guesthouse hosted by Liz

  1. 5 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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Positioned high in the hills above Waipu Cove, we offer a tranquil and modern animal-friendly base in historic Waipu, close to the beaches and town. The perfect spot to explore sunny Northland. Equestrians, you can arrange to bring your horse, ride in our arena or on nearby stunning Uretiti beach.
If you'd like to bring your friendly dog, we can accommodate your furry friends.
Our location is very quiet: no traffic noise, just the occasional sound of surf and birds. Not just for horse lovers.

The space
This is a brand-new, high quality, purpose built 61m2 loft above a lifestyle-property barn for horses, with two horse boxstalls and riding arena. Features include all top quality Miele appliances including dishwasher, heat pump, stunning granite countertop, tiled throughout, quality mid-century Danish teak furniture. There is a comfortable deck to relax on and enjoy the views, and occasionally watch the horses being trained in the arena.

Note, the beds for additional guests in the lounge are a fold down double couch, reasonably comfortable with an added roll-out foam topper (provided), and two roll-out trundle beds, better for kids than adults.

Nearby Walks & Natural Wonders, Day trips:
Waipu Cove coastal walk -10 minutes
Waipu Caves --spectacular glow-worms & caverns -15 minutes
Mangawhai Cliffs coastal walk 25 minutes
Bay of Islands -90 minutes
Kauri forests (Tane Mahuta--giant kauri tree)-1 1/2 hours
Matakana Winery trail 1 hour

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Sea view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 191 reviews


Where you’ll be

Waipu, Northland, New Zealand

Waipu is a safe, peaceful town with good restaurants, fabulous white sand beaches, and all the amenities you need.

Hosted by Liz

  1. Joined in February 2017
  • 191 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
We live in Northland, are into horses and love the outdoors

During your stay

We live in the main house on the property, but we're tucked away 80 meters from the lodge, offering guests privacy. If requested, we are happily available for local information.

Liz is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy