Secluded Rural Retreat + Beaches + Critters + Fun!
|Rental type||Bed and Breakfast|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||334 square feet|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Romantic, Away from it all, Beach, Rural|
Description from the owner
Our Macadamia Nut Orchard is 1.5 hours drive north of Auckland, just five minutes off State Hwy 1 and within easy driving distance to several fabulous beaches. Barachel Orchard is nestled in the green hills of Northland amongst mature macadamia trees. In nearby Waipu village there are cafes, restaurants and take-aways as well as all essential convenience stores, a renowned apothecary and herbalist/naturopath who I can vouch for with both myself and my animals as patients.
You will be sharing our home and your accommodation is comfortable and relaxing with the King bedroom opening on to a small deck and through to the fenced pool and BBQ...Read more
Secluded Rural Retreat + Beaches + Critters + Fun!
Waipu, North Island, New Zealand
Additional Location Information
We are 5 minutes from State Highway 1 on an elevated north-facing site with extensive valley views and a peak of the Whangarei Heads. Wonderful surf, swimming and fishing beaches are within an easy drive and are never crowded even at the height of summer. Historic and beautiful Bay of Islands is a pleasant day trip as are the wild west coast and kauri forests. Waipu village with all the shopping requirements you will need is only 10 minutes drive away. Waipu golf-course is an all-weather links within a 20 minute drive and right on the coast.
Guests can enjoy wonderful scuba diving and snorkeling around the Poor Knights Islands, a world renowned marine sanctuary giving you contact with both cold water species as well as tropical fish.
Also available close by are fishing and boating charters and for the more adventurous, access to kite-surfing lessons on fabulous Bream Bay. The local Waipu Golf Course is a true all weather links with great views. Just 30 minutes drive away is the renowned Matakohe Museum where you can easily spend two or three hours, gaining great insights into Northland's early days particularly in relation to the timber and kauri gum industry. There is no shortage of things to do!
If you miss your pets ours would love to make you feel at home! Should you feel like putting on your country gear you might even enjoy pottering around the orchard with pruners or whatever!
There's plenty of parking space but should you prefer not to self-drive you can take a very pleasant bus trip from Auckland or any other location to Waipu village and we would meet you with our car.
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$70||$70||$400||$0||1 night|
|All Dates||$70||$70||$400||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $30 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 1 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
Free washer and dryer use if staying 3 nights or more plus single use of BBQ and kitchen.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Friendly Hosts and Relaxing atmosphere
I stayed at Barachel Ochard B&B; over 2 nights in November 2012 and was certainly not disappointed by the experience. Upon arriving late afternoon, I was warmly welcomed by hostess Julienne, who showed me to my lovely room and offered me freshly baked biscuits to boot. I was then shown around the farm, meeting the menagerie of different creatures she and her partner Tom look after on their property (chickens, guinea fowl, dogs, horses, a mule, a donkey and cat). They were only too happy to sit and have a casual chat, and also provide plenty of advice on great sightseeing in the area and great places to eat (BTW the local Waipu Pizza Barn is a fantastic option). They also produce some fantastic macadamia nuts. Did I mention that they put together a pretty mean breakfast (which includes some home-grown produce in the mix). I can strongly recommend considering the Barachel Orchards B&B; as a place to stay if you're visiting the Bream Bay/Waipu region. A small warning though - be prepared to be woken by roosters in the morning!
nous avons apprécié cette halte dans la verdure, les hotes sont très agréables et nous avons dégusté le Breakfast "maison"
What a gorgeous orchard & a fabulous B&B;!!
We loved our stay at Barachel Orchard!! The farm is beautiful and a delight to explore. Sylvienne and Tom went above and beyond to make our stay a real pleasure (fresh macadamia nuts & homemade honey!) Our time just hanging out with them is one of our favorite New Zealand memories. The animals charmed us, especially Brighty the donkey :) This B&B; is great for animal lovers looking for a comfortable get-away. Thank you Tom & Sylvienne!!!
Quiet and relaxing
Barachel Orchard was our first stay in New Zealand after a long journey from Europe. And we could not have had a better one. Sylvienne and om gave us a warm en friendly welcome and the place is quiet and relaxing.
lovely people with a lovely welcoming home filled with lovely Ma
very welcoming clean home handled by a lovely couple. our little one had a blast petting the donkeys nose while my partner was feeding him grass. felt very homey with all the greenery and animals. glad we stopped over.