BBQ and outside relaxing/dining
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Poripori homestead has a character that reflects its early 1900s farm villa history and through renovations has the comforts of a more recent building. Enjoy having your own space in a rural setting with Tauranga city a short 15 minutes away.

The space

A three bedroom, two bathroom home is a great chance to just get away from things - but not too far. The three bedrooms have six bed spaces between them (2 queens and 2 singles), but we can have up to 8 people sleeping by using a couple of mattresses on the floor. While attached to the owners residence, you will have the privacy of a separate house as there is no 'through' access when guests are staying.
While in the country there is ready access to Tauranga city, just 15 to 20 minutes away. There is a large park 5 minutes away and we are within walking distance to a very large water hole on the nearby river.
You are welcome to have a walk in the grounds. Be aware there are some animals around. There may be electric fencing on. Help yourself to seasonal fruit off the trees - lemons, grapefruit, feijoas, plums, walnuts, macadamia nuts and avocado.
Tauranga has some great restaurants and Cafes - both in the city and at The Mount, if you feel like dining near the beach.
We are usually here for guest arrival (if not, we'll let you know and have key for you to let yourself in). Following your arrival, we will be about the place if you need help or want to chat, otherwise you can just get on with your break /holiday and do your own thing.
We love being here because it is rural yet close to town.
You will need your own transport as there is no public transport.

Guest access

You are welcome to walk around the grounds of the house, help yourself to fruit on the trees if in season, and relax in the 3 bed house you are staying in or the patio at the front. So far children who have stayed have loved playing in and around the pool and grounds. If you would like to feed the chickens or sheep, then just let us know and we can provide you with some of their feed.

Interaction with guests

We like to be there when you arrive to show you the house and answer any immediate questions. After that you will probably see us about, looking after the grounds and so on. Although we don't want to intrude on your stay, if you would like to chat, we are more than happy to do so. When we have more than we can cope with from the garden or chickens, we will probably ask if you would like to have some fresh veges or eggs.


Extra people $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $22
Weekly Discount: 29%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Parties Policy

Guests may invite friends to the accommodation up to a maximum, including guests, of 10 people for social entertainment such as an evening meal. This accommodation is not intended to be a party venue Party is used in the sense of loud music, dancing, drinking Noise is to be minimised from 9.30pm . Please drink alcohol responsibly.

Pool Policy

No glass of any description is to be taken within the fenced area of the pool.
Children are the responsibility of the parent/guardian and they must be watched while in the pool area.
Gates to the pool area must not be hooked back or held open.
Guests must ensure the gates shut after going through to enter or exit the pool area (these previous two points are a legal requirement in New Zealand).
The pool is available for the owners use at all times and is not exclusively for guests. The owners do not provide a life guard service.

Cleaning Policy

We ask that the house is left clean and tidy. During the stay guests are responsible for cleaning. Cleaning equipment (vacuum, mop, cloths and detergent) supplied.

Internet Policy

Guests have access to wireless internet - connection details are in the house manual. All internet access is to be conducted within the legal framework that applies to internet access in New Zealand, in particular, but not limited to no illegal downloading of music or tv/movies.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

36 Reviews

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Michele User Profile
December 2015
Nice quiet place to stay. Nice big house and enjoyed the pool. Thanks

Samuel User Profile
November 2015
Julian and Frances were extremely welcoming but not at all imposing. Julian greeted us when we arrived and showed us around the house and property. He even let us go back and meet their sweet dogs and Frances showed us some baby ducklings that are residents of their garden. We loved cooking in the very well appointed kitchen and using the grill for cooking dinner. They even let us use their lemon trees for much appreciated ingredients. The house had 2 full bathrooms, which we found was a rarity in many of the other places we stayed while in New Zealand. The separate facilities made a huge difference when the 4 of us were getting ready in the morning. The bedrooms were well sized and fully equipped. We didn't use the laundry room, but they did leave detergent for us as well in case we needed it. The house was super clean and everything was very well maintained. The property as a whole, is gorgeous. We look back very fondly on our visit to this house! If we ever make it back to NZ from New York, we will definitely try to stay here again!

Tanya User Profile
July 2015
Wonderful! From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in for a treat. It was a wintry night when we got there, but Julian had left the lights on for us and fired up the heaters. The farmhouse could not have been more cozy--heaters in every room, electric blankets on every bed, lovely quilts and linens. There are large rooms, high ceilings, unique period details, and beautiful furnishings....comfortable seating for all of us, and even more comfortable beds. The kitchen, bathrooms and laundry are modern, and this is undoubtably the cleanest vacation rental we have visited. Absolutely spotless, every inch. Parking was easy, right out front. Strong wifi throughout. An assortment of books and dvds to enjoy, and fresh lemons and avocados to harvest from trees outside. Julian introduced us to his fantastic dog (we sought the introduction--she wasn't roaming about), and to his sheep--we were lucky enough to meet his two new lambs, born on the farm and only a week old. He brought us feed for his sheep and they nuzzled it from our hands. Truly a memorable day for our family. It felt like a world away, but the location was an asset. Super convenient to visit Hobbiton, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui, and about an hour to Rotorua. Highly recommend climbing up Wairere Falls and exploring McLaren Falls Park, both nearby (then relax in the hot pools at Fernland Spa down the road). We wholeheartedly recommend Frances and Julian's farmhouse. You won't meet a nicer family or find a more peaceful place to stay.

Alissa User Profile
March 2015
With three adult couples we were worried about having space and being comfortable, but this place was wonderful! It was charming and spacious. We were able to relax and enjoy our stay. Julian and Francis have a lovely place and were great hosts. We would definitely go back!

Christine User Profile
March 2015
The hosts and the house were perfect. Julian and Frances were helpful, friendly and very welcoming. My family of 5 stayed and had no complaints. The house is in a convenient location to many activities. Coming from the USA to stay in New Zealand, I was a little nervous about using airbnb. But with our responsiveness of our hosts and the perfect location for my family, we loved it and would stay again if ever visiting New Zealand.

Swee Pheng User Profile
October 2017
We love Homestead Poripori! The kitchen is well equipped, the beds are comfortable and the linens are beautiful. The house is very beautiful. We found the location very ideal for us to visit Hobbiton and Rotorua. Grocery shopping is an easy 7 mins away and beautiful McClaren Falls Park is 4mins away. Really appreciated the great internet connection.
Frances & Julian User ProfileFrances & Julian is a superhost.
Response from Frances & Julian:
You are welcome anytime :-)
October 2017

Lisette User Profile
May 2017
This is the third time we have stayed here; we absolutely love it. Clean, tidy, spacious, and private it is our first choice when visiting Tauranga. Highly recommend.

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Frances & Julian User ProfileFrances & Julian is a superhost.

Julian is from NZ and Frances from Scotland, although she has also lived in Holland, France and Germany and Switzerland.
We have lived in the Bay of Plenty since we moved here from the UK in 2004.
Poripori is a great place, and we bought it because we want to welcome guests to stay. We have both lived outside of the countries we were born in for significant times and enjoy meeting new people from all over the world. Between us we manage to speak English, German, Dutch and French.
We have three adult daughters - travelling and studying in Europe. Just to make sure we keep busy we also have chickens, two dogs, a cat, and 4 sheep + or - lambs , depending on the time of the year. All are pretty friendly should you want to get to know them a little better.
We are pretty relaxed people and take others as they come. We respect people and, in turn, like us and 'our place' to be respected. Outside of providing accommodation, we both work in health and education.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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