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Magrathea Rural Dark Sky Retreat

Entire guesthouse hosted by Graham
2 guestsStudio1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Welcome to Magrathea; our little bit of rural paradise.

Our guests will experience their own fully self-contained eco-friendly accommodation, complete with full cooking and bathroom facilities in a brand new, private one bedroom suite. Guests will be free to wander the grounds & enjoy our young, but quickly growing native gardens.

Conditions permitting, guests are invited to take a tour of the wonderful dark night sky with us, and view some of the most interesting objects through a telescope.

The space
Our property has recently been converted from farmland. We began planting trees in May 2019, and now have around 1,500 trees, plants and shrubs in the ground (mostly native). The gardens are a work in progress, but are quickly becoming established for privacy and shelter from the prevailing winds. Birds, frogs and a wide variety of wildlife are now making themselves at home in our bio-diverse haven.

Guest access
There is free parking available next to your accommodation.

Other things to note
Magrathea is an Eco-conscious destination. We have installed a 6kilowatt solar power system to generate most of the power we use. Our water supply comes directly from the sky and tastes beautiful right out of the tap. We have a biological septic system that breaks down all the waste and this feeds our wildflower meadow which looks amazing all through the warmer months... It is insect heaven!
Welcome to Magrathea; our little bit of rural paradise.

Our guests will experience their own fully self-contained eco-friendly accommodation, complete with full cooking and bathroom facilities in a brand new, private one bedroom suite. Guests will be free to wander the grounds & enjoy our young, but quickly growing native gardens.

Conditions permitting, guests are invited to take a tour of the…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 king bed

Amenities

46" HDTV
Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Room-darkening shades
Breakfast
Heating
Smoke alarm
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Maraekakaho, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Peaceful rural location surrounded by farmland and vineyards. The night sky is beautiful, with the nearest street light several kilometers away...

Hosted by Graham

Joined in April 2021
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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