Meet the animals. Hand feed the sheep! - Stay on a farm!  Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Blue Spur Farmstay.  "After visiting New Zealand's cities and towns we finally found that place that feels and looks the way I expected New Zealand to feel and look; like a cozy farm." - Stay on a farm!  Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Spacious yet cosy. Perfect for travelling couples. "Michelle made us very welcome upon arrival and within minutes we felt right at home" - Stay on a farm!  Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
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"It's one of the best AIRBNB experience I've ever had. The farm is fantastic and the room is very clean. Michelle is a great host and I wish I could come to stay some point in the future. Thanks for your accommodation Michelle!" - Stay on a farm!  Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
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Easy to find. A short drive to town & glow worms. " It's a really short drive from town but just far enough into the country to enjoy some peace and quiet after lots of busy tourist stops." - Stay on a farm!  Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
"Great location with a comfy bed and plenty of friendly farm animals to meet. Favourite place so far in NZ." - Stay on a farm!  Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
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"Michelle and her husband are awesome! Very welcoming, passionate about where they live, they are full of good advice and helped us design our day trip to Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers (they even suggested we go to hot pools after going to the glaciers which was a brilliant idea!) and they told us where we could see glowworms not too far from where their house is located. " - Stay on a farm!  Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Stunning Hokitika Gorge only 40mins away. - Stay on a farm!  Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
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The bathroom (sometimes shared). - Stay on a farm!  Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
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Stay on a farm! Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika. Sustainable eco-friendly farmstay in Hokitika, New Zealand.
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Overview

Experience an off-grid eco home, totally solar powered!. We are 5mins drive to the beach + 10min from the town centre. Meet the many farm animals, relax and take in the views of the farm & bush. A friendly, real farm experience. Funky luxury, quirky, cosy and comfortable.

From December 3rd, all guests must provide proof of vaccination.

ROOM: * This is a private room suitable for a single traveller or a couple.
There is one queen size bed. In peak season the bathroom and separate toilet may be shared with other guests. (Doesn't happen often)
* No guest kitchen.
* It is a large bedroom with amazing views over the farm. There is plenty of space to sit and relax.
* The flue/chimney from our stove goes through the room so it is always nice and warm. (Note sometimes you may hear the sound of the fire through the chimney).

If you want an interesting room on a farm where quiet and privacy are valued, this could be the place. No other houses are visible from ours yet we are only 10mins from the town. We run an authentic NZ farmstay where you can get up close to all the animals.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY

* Meet the animals
* Tea, plunger coffee.
* Plenty of helpful tips and advice about activities and where to eat out
* Comfortable queen sized bed.
* Free wifi.
* Private bathroom with shower; bath.( May be shared in peak tourist times) Fresh towels.
* Plenty of reading material about the West Coast
* A warm, relaxing and friendly environment
* Great memories

EXTRAS ON REQUEST
* Add in a light breakfast of homemade muesli, yogurt and fruit. Include this option when you book.
* Outdoor fire can be set for you
* Small amounts of laundry can done by me (for 2 night stays or more)
* Help planning the rest of your trip
* The kitchen is not available.
* Vegan home baking - just let us know in advance.

WORRIED ABOUT YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT? For every booking made with us, $10 goes towards a native NZ tree that we plant here on the property for you, to help reestablish the area of forest that was destroyed by a cyclone in 2018. That tree will offset some of your carbon footprint created by travelling here.

LOCATION
The house sits on top of a ridge overlooking native bush and farmland with views of the Tasman Sea in the distance. The property is a 75 acre farm with sheep, cattle, pigs, goats and birds. You will need a car to make the most of our place.
We are only a 5min drive to the beach which is a beautifully wild place filled with amazing driftwood and pebbles - a great place for a bonfire.

IMPORTANT - WE ARE AN ECO-FRIENDLY HOME
** Our house is completely off-grid. All our power comes from a solar panel array. All our water is rainwater collected from the roof. Many of the features in the house are from building recyclers. If you need microwaves, hairdryers and A/C etc, sorry we are not the place for you.

GUEST ACCESS: Guests have access to their own private bedroom with sitting space and bathroom. There is also a separate guest lounge area. At peak tourist times you may have to share the bathroom, this is not common though.
You are free to wander the farm to see the animals.
For safety reasons the power shed is off limits to guests.
I honor your privacy and will not enter your room during your stay.
**The kitchen is not available to guests. There are some excellent restaurants in Hokitika.

We are happy to give you plenty of tips and advice about local attractions/history/places to eat and shop and tips on travel in NZ.
We are LGBTQ friendly!

ACTIVITIES: Hokitika is the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the West Coast. All the best attractions are only a short drive away. See our Guides for more activities.

There are many easy bush walks close to our house, the closest winds through an old goldmine site dating back to the 1800's.

Take a walk through Hokitika town and see some of the sights mentioned in the Booker Prize winning author, Eleanor Catton's book, The Luminaries.

You really need at least two days in Hokitika to see most of the attractions.

TRANSPORT: A car is a must to make the most of sightseeing.
There is a local taxi service.
We are 15mins from the airport.
The Tranz Alpine train comes into Greymouth Station 30 mins drive away.
The West Coast Cycle Trail is nearby.
Christchurch is 3 hours drive away over SH73 through Arthur's Pass.

As we are off-grid, we must be careful with our power. We do not have a microwave, air conditioning, dishwasher or electric blankets (we offer hotwater bottles in winter), but our house is very warm. Use of hairdryers is not permitted.
Much of our cooking is done on a woodstove in our kitchen. This also provides all the heating for the house. Water is collected from rainwater on the roof and totally safe to drink. In summer water is in short supply and we need to be careful with water use. We have cellphone coverage but it is not good.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ THE CANCELLATION POLICY. THE POLICY WILL APPLY TO ALL CANCELLATIONS INCLUDING COVID RELATED ISSUES.

**Make yourself at home - we look forward to meeting you!**

Sleeping Configuration

Mountain View
1 queen bed
Spacious bedroom with incredible views over the garden and to the mountains. Uniquely decorated - bright, quirky and filled with art. Space to sit and eat breakfast and enjoy the views.

Scenic views

Ocean view
Mountain view
Garden view

Location

Woods

Amenities

Heating
Wifi
Smoke Detector

Reviews (97)

Excellent based on 97 Reviews

Activities

Mountain biking
Hiking
Golf
Cycling
Swimming
Fishing
Walking

Suitability

Child friendly
Children are welcome but there is only 1 queen bed. Max occupancy is 2 persons including children. So 1 adult 1 child or 2 adults.
Children's books and toys
Parking Included
Ample free parking available.
Not Wheelchair Accessible

Getting around

A car is a must to make the most of sightseeing. There is a local taxi service. We are 15mins from the airport. The Tranz Alpine train comes into Greymouth Station 30 mins drive away. The West Coast Cycle Trail is nearby. Christchurch is 3 hours drive away over SH73 through Arthur's Pass.
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These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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We offer a friendly and warm space that is quite different from a hotel experience. We want guests to feel comfortable and at home in the spaces we have set up. Our listings really appeal to folks who love character homes, enjoy art on the walls and vintage/retro furniture.

We have lived in Hokitika for the past 12 years. We enjoy good music and good food.
We have both traveled extensively.
We absolutely love living here in Hokitika. It has a wonderful community - we are a really eclectic bunch. The scenery is wild and stunning and the history is fascinating.
I'm busy running our farm as well as working. My husband works for an IT company from home (unfortunately he is very busy with his job, so you probably won't meet him). We look forward to meeting our guests and are always happy to help you plan activities here on the West Coast - rain or shine - it is a fantastic place to be.
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Policies and Rules

Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Guests need to inform us of arrival time in advance.
Check Out: 10AM
Suitable for Events
No pets
Smoking Allowed
Smoking outside away from house only.
Minimum age limit for renters: 18
House Rules
The easiest way to find us is to put Blue Spur Farmstay into Google Maps or follow the driving instructions listed.
Children MUST be supervised at all times as this is a working farm with hazards.
**No guest kitchen available**
Message us your arrival time 48hrs before.
Check in after 3pm.
Check out by 10am.
If there is anything that you are not happy about, please let us know straight away so we can make your stay better.
Smoking is permitted outside only.
No shoes on inside.
You must close all gates you go through when visiting the animals.
For safety reasons, the power shed is out of bounds to guests.
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Payment Policy
We accept credit card payments online. Secure payments via Stripe.
Refundable Damage Deposit
No damage deposit required.
Cancellation Policy
Due to the nature of the vacation rental business, we cannot accept cancellations occurring later than 30 days to the arrival date. Once dates are taken off the market, they become unavailable to other renters.
With owner approval, guest may find a replacement renter or gift their dates (not future dates) to someone else. Guest MUST cancel the original reservation before owner will assist in trying to rebook the dates. Owner is under no obligation to find a replacement renter.
You will forfeit all sums paid unless we are able to re-rent the property, in which case we will refund an amount equal to any subsequent rental less a $30 handling fee. If a cancellation occurs prior to 30 days to arrival, full refund will be issued less a $30 handling fee.

*For a 100% refund of accommodation fees (minus credit card fees), cancellation must be made 30 full days prior to listing’s local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in.

*For a 50% refund of accommodation fees (minus credit card fees), cancellation must be made 14 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3pm if not specified) on the day of check in. No refund if guest cancels within 7 days.

*If guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.

*All cancellations have a $30 processing fee.

Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance
* It is highly recommended guest purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance in case of family emergencies/bad weather delays, flight/rental car cancellations, job loss, snow/ice, Covid-19 bans/restrictions, etc.

We encourage all guests to purchase traveler insurance through a private company. It is Guest’s responsibility to obtain and know their own coverage options.
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Notes
Liability: All guests will hold harmless the Owners for any injury, illness or loss during their stay. Any person on/in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest. This house is privately owned; the Owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries, illness or loss that occurs while on the premises. By accepting this agreement, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

Water and Septic: DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper in toilets. No feminine products or foreign objects should ever be flushed. If it is found that misuse has resulted in a clog the sewer system, you could be charged damages.
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Stay on a farm! Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley is a Barn/Farmhouse located in Arahura Valley, West Coast, New Zealand. This Barn/Farmhouse is available for short term lodging and accommodates 2 guests
Stay on a farm! Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jul 2018

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