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Castlehill Barnstay Rural retreat

Otaki vacation home with kitchen and balcony

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Otaki, Wellington Region, New Zealand
8.6.Fabulous.
  • Had a pleasant time, thanks

    Nov 19, 2021

  • Loved the little bit of history that was provided in the folder and loved finding the…

    Oct 22, 2021

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  • 3 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • DVD player

What’s around

  • Otaki Beach - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Otaki Gorge - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Waikanae Beach - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km
  • Peka Peka Beach - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Waikānae Estuary Scientific Reserve - 12.9 mi / 20.8 km
  • Nga Manu Nature Reserve - 13 mi / 20.9 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

2 Twin Beds and 1 King Bed

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About this home

The ideal rural retreat. Character c1880 barn recently converted with large studio/living area above and modern kitchen and bathroom below. Situated on the historic Castlehill property overlooking Otaki racecourse and the Kapiti Coast. Alongside native bush that has been included by DOC on the Heritage Register as an area of significant indigenous vegetation. Sea views, glow-worms. Close to Otaki Forks. 2.5m from State Highway 1, and the wonderful outlets and shopping of Otaki. Remember this is a converted barn, 130 years old, with a mixture of the very old and the new, perhaps a little unconventional. If you are looking for a standard urban motel unit this may not be for you!. A must for those with appreciation of a rural lifestyle
Special conditions:

Longer term rental available POA

Not suitable for 4 adults - ideal for a couple , or family of 2 adults & up to 2 children



Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$20.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Otaki Beach - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Otaki Gorge - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Waikanae Beach - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km
  • Peka Peka Beach - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Waikānae Estuary Scientific Reserve - 12.9 mi / 20.8 km
  • Nga Manu Nature Reserve - 13 mi / 20.9 km
  • Southward Car Museum - 13.2 mi / 21.2 km
  • Levin Public Gardens - 13.2 mi / 21.3 km
  • Levin Racecourse - 13.7 mi / 22 km
  • Lake Horowhenua - 14.5 mi / 23.3 km

Getting around

  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 21 min drive
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Otaki, Wellington Region, New Zealand

The home

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • Car recommended
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom
  • Bedroom - 1 king bed and 2 twin/single beds

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Children's toys
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Outlet shopping nearby
  • Ecotours nearby

Outside

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor furniture

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 3

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 1:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Also known as

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FAQs

  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 1:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Sixty Six (2.1 mi), Curry Town (2.2 mi), and Apple Quarters Cafe (2.8 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and rafting, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching and ecotours. Castlehill Barnstay Rural retreat also has a garden.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful wee spot to stay in Otaki!! Great facilities and set up!

    2 night family trip, Dec 18, 2020

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Loved the peace and serenity... very cozy and comfortable. Very reasonable price for 3 people and it has all the amenities we needed to cook a great breakfast

    Winny, 1 night trip, Nov 27, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great

    All good.

    william k., 1 night trip, Dec 13, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Ange came and introduced herself

    Clean and quiet and great if you are looking for something peaceful and away from the city & the busy life.we enjoyed the stay and missed seeing the sheep’s on our first day! Really serene and peaceful if you looking for getting away for a weekend

    Maggie M., Other trip, Dec 31, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 2.0.Poor

    Unusual

    It was quiet at least. But- i left my bag and things on the floor as it was cleaner than the chairs etc that were on offer. Hair left in the shower, dust everywhere. Roof leaked making stairs dangerous. No tea or coffee. No working smoke alarm in,/ near bedroom. No view of the race course as implied. TV channels all mucked up. Extremely poorly sign posted, could hardly find it. Blown light bulbs. Cobwebs and spiders throughout. Just a shambles. Never again.

    Marcel S., Other trip, Mar 10, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place!

    Very relaxing

    Nathan B., Other trip, Mar 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    One nite stay

    Forgot our towels so Angela very graciously provided two for us.Lovely quiet spot Recommend

    morris h., Other trip, Dec 16, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Weekend away

    It was a nice little cottage, set out pretty well too' It was quite cold and had no curtains to retain heat. Good location.

    Brett N., Other trip, Jul 21, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A restful place for a long weekend

    Very peaceful & restful place.

    Chih Pei C., Other trip, Oct 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Quaint, homely, very quiet and comfortable.

    We had a lovely stay, everything was as expected and it was a very relaxing place to be. Angela checked we were okay and was very helpful. Thanks, Andrew and Sandie.

    Andrew W., Other trip, Mar 24, 2019

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