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Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals!

  1. Vacation Home Rental
  2. New Zealand
  3. West Coast
  4. Arahura Valley
Excellent based on 128 Reviews
Barn/Farmhouse
5 Guests
1 Bedroom
1.5 Bathrooms
Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals!
Stay on a farm and visit the animals. Experience an off-grid eco home, totally solar powered! Huge private room. Light breakfast provided in your room. 5mins drive to the beach and 10min from the town. Relax and take in the views of the farm + bush. A friendly and real farm experience. .

A large farmhouse in rural Hokitika. Enjoy peace and quiet in a relaxed country atmosphere. . We run an authentic NZ farmstay where you can get up close to the animals. If you want a low key place on a farm where quiet and privacy are valued, this could be the place. It is a fun and friendly home, nothing like staying in a hotel.

CHILDREN: Children/infants are very welcome here - please include them in your number of people staying (they are not free). Add infants to the total under children please.______ Portacot available on request.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY
* Walk the farm. Feed the sheep.
* Light breakfast of home made muesli and yogurt, honey and jam from our farm.
* Tea and plunger coffee making facilities in your room
* Privacy
* Plenty of helpful tips and advice about activities and where to eat out
* Huge, family or large group, sized private room
* Small refrigerator in your room
* Free wifi
* TV and DVD player (no cable TV)
* Private bathroom with shower & bath.
(on rare occasions my be shared with a couple or a single guest.)
* Plenty of reading material about the West Coast
* A warm, relaxing and friendly environment

EXTRAS ON REQUEST

* Outdoor fire can be set for you
* Small amounts of laundry can done by me for stays over 2 days.
* Toys and books for children
* Help planning the rest of your trip
* Vegan home baking just let us know in advance.
----- Sorry, the kitchen is not available.

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.


We have another room available suited to a couple if you would like a smaller space or your group would like 2 rooms. See our "Stay on a farm" listing.


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.
The property is 2mins from the Arahura River - an important source of pounamu (jade) on the West Coast.


IMPORTANT - WE ARE AN ECO-FRIENDLY HOME
** Our house is completely off-grid. All our power comes from solar panels. 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, we are not the place for you.

GUEST ACCESS
- Guests have access to their own bathroom and private bedroom with sitting space. Note on some occasions in peak season the guest bathroom may be shared with a couple or single traveller. This does not happen often.
- The kitchen is not available.
- You are free to wander the farm to see the animals.
- For safety reasons the power shed is off limits to guests.
- Do not enter rooms marked "Private".

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.
Your privacy will be respected, and I will not enter your room during your stay. Please read the entire listing description to be sure I can fully meet your expectations.
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. Read our Guides to learn more.

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.
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.

NOTE: We are off-grid so we MUST be careful with our power. Use of hairdryers is not permitted.
**Make yourself at home - we look forward to meeting you!**

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Guest Access

Houfy lets you contact and book direct with owners & managers. The owner/manager has provided the following links to give you more information.
Michelle shared 16 local guidebooks on Houfy
Ultimate  Campervan Guide To The West Coast, New Zealand
Top tips of where to stay and what to see on the West Coast of New Zealand if you are travelling in a
Carve your own special souvenir in Hokitika
Why buy a piece of greenstone ((pounamu) off the shelf when you can have the experience of creating your
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THE WEST COAST OF NZ
Trying to plan your trip around the South Island of NZ and wondering what are the "must dos"
The Coolest Places To Stay On The West Coast, NZ
Looking for somewhere interesting to stay on the West Coast of the South Island, NZ? Check out these
Top 6 Incredible Day Trips From Hokitika
A guide to the best day trips to do when staying in Hokitika. These are are doable in a day when using
The Best Walks In Hokitika
A guide to some of the best walks in and around Hokitika.

Overview

Living Area40 Sqmt
Check In 3PM - 10PM
Check Out10AM
 

Guests must inform us of arrival time 48hrs in advance.

Sleeping Configuration
RoomBedsSleepsComments
Luxury Family Room
  • Queen
  • Single
  • Single
  • Single
5Extra large family/group room. Beautiful views of the farm and native bush. Comfortable sitting area with small table for eating breakfast. Plenty of children's toys and books. TV for watching DVDs.
Suitability
No Pets Allowed
Pets are not allowed as we are farm with livestock and freerange birds.
Smoking Allowed
Smoking is permitted outside away from the house only.
Family/Kid Friendly
We are child friendly. We provide toys and books. We have not "child-proofed" our home. The safety of your child is your responsibility.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
Ample free parking available.

Reviews (128)

Excellent based on 128 Reviews
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Amenities

Iron & Board
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Heating
Patio
Guests have full access to gardens and farm.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Stereo/DVD Player
TV for use with DVD player available.
Fridge
No guest kitchen available. Tea and coffee making facilities in room. Restaurants are a short drive away. Free breakfast included in price,
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Shared spaces
Shared spaces: There is an extra shared lounge area on the upstairs landing. Guests are welcome to sit ad relax here.You can also use the outdoor picnic table.

Activities

Pier fishing
Surfing
Water skiing
Rafting
Kayaking
Mountain biking
Hiking
Mountain climbing
Whitewater rafting
Golf
Swimming
Cycling
Fishing
Fly fishing
Hunting
Walking
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

Photos (40)Street View

The farmhouse. "The most beautiful and interesting place I have stayed yet. Super peaceful, homely and fancy at the same time." Hamiora. - Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals!
Visit the Arapawa sheep flock. - Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals!
Cereal, plunger coffee, tea, fresh yoghurt, jam and honey - a light breakfast. " And to top it off we had fresh milk, yogurt and homemade muffins for breakfast. Michelle and Garth are wonderful hosts, accessible when needed, knowledgeable and fun to talk to!" - Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals!
This large room sleeps up to 5. - Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals!
Comfortable queen bed. - Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals!

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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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Phone:Click to show +64 037411514
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Speaks: English
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Getting around

A car is a must to make the most of sightseeing. 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.

Directions

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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Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals! is a Barn/Farmhouse located in Arahura Valley, West Coast, New Zealand. This Barn/Farmhouse is available for short term lodging and accommodates 5 guests
Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals! has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jul 2018

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