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 Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Visit the Arapawa sheep flock. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
This large room sleeps up to 5. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Comfortable queen bed. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
One of the single beds. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Comfortable beds, organic cotton towels. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Lambs start to arrive from May-Sept. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
"This farm is like a dreamland. We kept seeing more animals as we came up the drive. There are lots of interesting personal touches in the rooms & bathroom. We noticed the use of rocks throughout the house & applaud it! Breakfast is superb. The glow worm dell in close by Hokitika is magical!" - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Add in the campfire experience and make your own s'mores at our campsite. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Optional extra: The campfire experience with s'more platter. Fun for the whole family. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
S'mores by the fire anyone?
" I wish I had stayed longer, to enjoy the tranquility there. Highly recommended not just as a place to stay but as an experience that's quite worth checking out." - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Visit the Hokitika Gorge only a 40min drive. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Spend some time with the Dexter cattle herd. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Feed the kune kune pigs. " The kids were beyond excited to see the bunnies, the chicks, the piggies and even peacocks. The room was very spacious and very comfortable for our family of 4" - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
The peacocks love to show off. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Check out the Hokitika Treetop Walkway. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
View of the Southern Alps from the house. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
View of another beautiful sunset. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Take a drive to the Punakaiki blowholes only 1hrs drive. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
The solar power shed.
"We were impressed at the quality of living possible off the grid." - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
View of the farm.
 "Michelle was amazing providing us with all the info we needed and special touches that really enhanced our experience. I wish I had stayed longer, to enjoy the tranquility there. Highly recommended not just as a place to stay but as an experience that's quite worth checking out." - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Come and feed the animals. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Our vegetable garden. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
In summer we have beehives on the farm. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Feed the chooks, ducks, peacocks and turkeys. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Outdoor seating area with views towards the Tasman Sea. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Single bed. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
See the amazing driftwood sculptures that pop up on the beach in January + February. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
There are many bushwalks nearby. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Easy to find & a short drive to the town & glow worms."We enjoyed our farm stay at Michelle’s place immensely! The farm is secluded and private, but only 10min drive from Hokitika. " - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
" Loved to get a chance to have a farm experience, with a chance to let my kids feed the farm animals. Great for a family stay, with a nice and tasty breakfast and lots of games to play." - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Hokitika Beach is only a 5min drive. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Peace, quiet and privacy yet only 10mins to Hokitika. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
We are Sustainable Tourism accredited . - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Queen bed and table. Sit and take in the view while enjoying our homemade breakfast. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Sitting area and the 3rd single bed. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Take a picnic and spend the day at Lake Kaniere. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Hokitika town clock. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Makeup removers and a few bathroom supplies for you. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
Order a stunning platter from a local caterer.  - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
We offer lots of reading material about Hokitika and the West Coast. - Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley
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Blue Spur Farmstay Eco-home Hokitika, see animals!
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Overview

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Stay on a farm and visit the animals. Experience an off-grid eco home, totally solar powered.
Make yourselves at home in our large private room, situated upstairs with seating/dining area and gorgeous views of the native bush.
Option of adding in a light breakfast in your room.
We offer a campfire night experience as an optional extra. Light a campfire, make marshmallow sticks for toasting your marshmallows to make s'mores. We provide a s'more platter with everything you need to make delicious s'mores any style you like.
5mins drive to the beach and 10min from the town.
A friendly farm experience for the whole family.

We run an authentic NZ farmstay where you can get up close to the animals. 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. Add infants to the total under children please.______ Portacot available on request.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY
* Walk the farm. Feed the sheep.
* Tea and plunger coffee making facilities in your room
* Privacy
* Plenty of helpful tips and advice about activities and where to eat out
* Large, family or large group, sized private room
* Small refrigerator in your room
* Free wifi
* TV for use with Chromecast and DVD player.
* Private bathroom with shower and bath.
(on rare occasions my be shared with a couple or a single guest.)
* Outdoor table and seating (feel free to bring food to eat outside).
* Plenty of reading material about the West Coast
* A warm, relaxing and friendly environment

EXTRAS ON REQUEST
* Add a light breakfast of homemade muesli, yogurt and fruit. Include this option when you book.
* Add a campfire experience with family sized s'more platter. (Weather permitting).
* Pre order a beautiful grazing platter from a local caterer. Lunch, dinner/dessert platters delivered.
* Toys and books for children
* Help planning the rest of your trip
----- SORRY. NO GUEST KITCHEN.

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. You can still use and charge all your devices, watch TV, use your refrigerator, make a hot drink etc.

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.
- No guest kitchen.
- 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 unless delivering breakfast. Please read the entire listing description to be sure I can fully meet your expectations.
We are LGBTQI 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.

THINGS TO NOTE: We are off-grid so we must be careful with our power. Use of hairdryers is not permitted.
° Your room is upstairs.
° No guest kitchen.
**Make yourself at home - we look forward to meeting you!**
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ THE CANCELLATION POLICY. THE POLICY WILL APPLY TO ALL CANCELLATIONS INCLUDING COVID RELATED ISSUES.

Sleeping Configuration

Extra Large Family Room
Extra Large Family Room
1 queen bed, 3 single beds
Extra 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 Chromecast.

Scenic views

The room has beautiful views of NZ native bush.
View of the Southern Alps from the house.
Mountain view
View of the Southern Alps from the house.
View of the farm.
 "Michelle was amazing providing us with all the info we needed and special touches that really enhanced our experience. I wish I had stayed longer, to enjoy the tranquility there. Highly recommended not just as a place to stay but as an experience that's quite worth checking out."
Valley view
View of the farm. "Michelle was amazing providing us with all the info we needed and special touches that really enhanced our experience. I wish I had stayed longer, to enjoy the tranquility there. Highly recommended not just as a place to stay but as an experience that's quite worth checking out."
Outdoor seating area with views towards the Tasman Sea.
Garden view
Outdoor seating area with views towards the Tasman Sea.

Location

Mountainfront
Woods

Amenities

Heating
Wifi
Smoke Detector

Reviews (132)

Excellent based on 132 Reviews

Activities

Mountain biking
Hiking
Golf
Cycling
Swimming
Fishing
Walking

Suitability

Child 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. We provide lots of toys - you pick them all up.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Parking Included
Ample free parking available.
Not Wheelchair Accessible

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.
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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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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 16 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 must inform us of arrival time 48hrs in advance.
Check Out: 10AM
Suitable for Events
We are a wedding venue. We welcome enquiries about hosting your big day. We can provide preparation areas for the bridal party. We also have an outdoor bar area for the reception. Please contact us to discuss.
No pets
Pets are not allowed as we are a farm with livestock and freerange birds.
Smoking Allowed
Smoking is permitted outside away from the house only.
Minimum age limit for renters: 18
House Rules
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE FULL LISTING DESCRIPTION. -

FOLLOW OUR DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS SO YOU DON'T GET LOST - don't rely on GPS.
Children MUST be supervised at all times as this is a working farm with hazards. We provide lots of toys etc for children, please put them all away in the correct boxes for others to enjoy.
**No guest kitchen available**
Message us your arrival time 48hrs before.
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.
__Confirming the booking means you have read and understood the listing fully.__
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Payment Policy
Pay securely with credit card.
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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Blue Spur 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 5 guests
Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika - Arahura Valley has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jul 2018

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