A lovely home in an olive grove with beautiful, restful surroundings.The main guestroom has its own deck with an outside bath.
Among the Totara Trees Homestay
Хозяин Gail
Gail — хозяин.
6 гостей
3 спальни
4 кровати
2,5 ванных комнаты
6 гостей
3 спальни
4 кровати
2,5 ванных комнаты
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Lovely home in spacious grounds, in an olive grove, with superb rural and mountain views. About 10 kms from either Greytown or Carterton. Two bedrooms ($140 each, including breakfast, for two people) , each with queen bed & ensuite. Space great for children ($30 each, 3 - 12 years, on sleeping platforms). Additional adult can use sleeping platform ($40 each). Rustic cabin available ($80). All guests have access to house. Breakfast inc. Wheelchair access.


The house is a uniquely designed, light and airy home, situated in a peaceful setting within an olive grove. It has beautiful views of the mountain ranges. Within the spacious gardens there is a short bush walk, many places to sit and relax under the trees, rolly polly hills and large grassed areas for children to play, plus an outdoor draughts/chess set and petanque court. Access to the pristine Waiohine River is close by and bicycles are available. Staying in the rustic cabin hidden in the grove is a special treat. (See other Airbnb listing or (URL HIDDEN) web site.) This AirB&B website does not provide for prepayment for children ($30 each) or single adult ($40). Cash payment is expected before departure but please advise me in advance. If you do not book both bedrooms, the second large bedroom may be booked out to someone else. The entire place can be booked for a group for a weekend, $600 first night (no breakfasts) and $500 subsequent nights. In that case, there are beds for 8 people, plus portable beds, and guests can bring tents and sleeping bags.

Доступно гостям

All guests, including the cabin guests, will have full use of the entire house including the lounge, kitchen with tea/coffee making facilities, and multipurpose room with TV, board games, children's toys, library and Wi-Fi. Plus the wood-fired pizza oven. Bicycles for children and adults can be borrowed. The downstairs is wheel chair friendly. The outdoor bath and shower are special treats. The host will be in residence when only one or two rooms are booked.

Общение с гостями

I welcome my guests personally and usually share breakfast with them. I try not only to enjoy their company but assist them with planning their trip in the Wairarapa or finding services which they require.

Другие важные подробности

This accommodation is in the country with sheep, cows and deer for neighbours. Within easy driving distance there are tramps, one with a lovely swing bridge, a wild life centre, a picturesque coast with a lighthouse and very interesting geological formations, a vintage aircraft museum, boutique shopping and lots of gourmet cafes, restaurants and wineries. Easy train access to Wellington but a car is required to fully enjoy the Wairarapa.

Предметы первой необходимости

Спальные места
Спальня 1
1 кровать Queen Size
Спальня 2
1 кровать Queen Size
Спальня 3
2 односпальные кровати
Зоны общего пользования
1 диван

Правила дома
Время прибытия — после 12:00
Выезд до 12:00

I expect my gusts to treat my home as well as they would treat their own. No smoking inside and pets are allowed only when well behaved around farm animals and can sleep in the car port or on the covered decks.


3 отзыва

Профиль пользователя Pip
февраль 2017
Gail was easy to communicate with and was lovely enough to pick us up from the nearby train station as we didn't have trasnport until the next day. The listing description for OUR booking was very accurate. The house is open and beautifully located on the property. We booked the entire place and paid accordingly for the privacy that would provide as we were having an overseas family get together. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to us, the guests in the rustic cabin also on the property (who paid less than a third of what we paid) were also granted full use of the kitchen, lounge areas, TV room and all common eating and relaxation areas. This meant our privacy and full use of the house (for which we had paid) was compromised. We had not been informed that this would be the case and wondered why these people were there. Had we known we were paying top price for shared accomodation we would not have booked this house. We felt we had been misled and were uncomfortable as we couldn't use the full facilities for which we had paid. We paid for dinner on Friday night which was lovely and the breakfasts Gail provided were delicious.
Профиль пользователя Gail
Ответ от Gail:
Hi Pip, I am sorry for the misunderstanding. I did not know you thought you had booked the entire house. I do have an option for booking the entire place but you had not chosen that option. Normally, when the two bedrooms are booked, I am there myself, in the cabin. Yesterday I added a couple of phrases to ensure the description on the website made it clear that guests did not have exclusive use of the house, except when they book the entire site. Thank you for pointing that out. I do note that normally someone staying in the multipurpose room pays an extra $40 which I naturally waived for you. Best wishes.
февраль 2017

Профиль пользователя Ferdinando
февраль 2016
Under the Totara Tree is a beautiful place, a spot of Tuscany in the middle of NZ. The house is really nice, it is what you expect from a comfortable, cozy but still stylish country house. It is a perfect place for families with kids and for they who want to relax. Gail is very friendly and made us feel like old friends instead of just guests.
Профиль пользователя Gail
Ответ от Gail:
I like the "old friends" bit because you did seem like friends! Please come back.
февраль 2016

Профиль пользователя Atkin
февраль 2016
we had a pleasant night in Gail's house during our holiday in N.Z. We arruved late at the night while Gail waited for us and introduce all the rooms and facilities.Her house is spacious and clean,stylish and most of all,her hospitality is more than anything else. We also had a great breakfast Gail prepared for and our children had a great time with the soccer Gail offered in the backyard. All of us impressed a lot and that's one of the best night during our travel !
Профиль пользователя Gail
Ответ от Gail:
You are most kind Atkin. Thanks so much. I have told several friends about the lovely homestay guests I had from China. Please come again. Best wishes on the rest of your trip. Gail
февраль 2016

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I was raised on a dairy farm in the US and after work in Europe, the Carribean and travel, I married a man I met when in New Zealand on an exchange programme and we moved to Canada. We settled in NZ in 1974. After raising a family and a career in several NGOs and the public sec…
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