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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.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 23
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

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.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector

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

34 Reviews

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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.

Eddie User Profile
April 2017
The house is clean and tidy with everything ready for use. The only thing we had problem with was the frying pan as it was too sticky. Julian and Frances are very responsive to our need and enquiries. It was fun feeding their sheep.

Lauren User Profile
February 2017
The accommodation was very clean and is spacious. The homestead is divided, so you have personal access to one area that is totally self contained and blocked off to where the host lives by a locked door. The location is about 25min drive to the Mount and shops (takeaway stores etc) were about 15min drive. Frances was available to show us around on arrival. We had a nice stay.

Anna User Profile
February 2017
Great communication and a lovely home for a few nights stay. Thank you!

Belinda And Hugh User ProfileBelinda And Hugh is a superhost.
February 2017
We, 3 lady friends, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Julien and Frances' home - the spaciousness and pool setting were great. McLaren Falls Park was only a few minutes up the road. If we needed anything Julian was very quick to respond. We are all thinking this accommodation would be a great 'family-get-together-destination' - thank you Julian and Frances.

Susie User Profile
January 2017
Poripori Homestead is a hidden jewel in the lower Kaimais. Stylish and immaculate, the villa is perfect for families wanting to explore the Bay of Plenty area. Complete with swimming pool and free range animals, Julian and Frances offer a real 'home away from home'.. We loved our stay and would recommend to all. Susie, Shaun, Bryahna and Trae Barns.

Tim User Profile
January 2017
Many thanks to Julian and Frances, warm and hospitable hosts. A beautiful spot in the Lower Kamais of New Zealand set us up for a few day trips to Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton.....with a wonderful place to return to for the night. Very pleased!!

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Tauranga, New ZealandJoined in May 2012
Julian & Frances User ProfileJulian & Frances is a superhost.

Julian comes from NZ and Frances from Scotland, although she has also lived in Holland, France and Germany. We have lived in the Bay of Plenty since we moved here from living in the UK in 2004.
Poripori is a great place here 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 daughters - one still at school, and the other two working, studying and living 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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