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Stay on a farm! Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika. Sustainable eco-friendly farmstay in Hokitika, New Zealand.
20 Sqmt Barn/Farmhouse hosted by Michelle
2 Guests . 1 Bedroom . 1.5 Bathrooms

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.

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. Cereal bars
* 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

* 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 yourself at home - we look forward to meeting you!**
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Sleeping Configuration
RoomBedsSleepsComments
Mountain View
  • Queen
2Spacious 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.
Suitability
No Pets Allowed
Smoking Allowed
Smoking outside away from house only.
Family/Kid 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
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
Ample free parking available.

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Amenities

Iron & Board
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Heating
What we supply
We supply, soap, toilet tissue, towels.
Patio
Guests have full access to the gardens and farm.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Fridge
Water Purifier
No guest cooking facilities. Restaurants are only a short drive away. There are tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge in the room.
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit

Activities

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

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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.
Phone:Click to show +64 037411514
Email:Hidden
Speaks: English
Accepts:
Houfy lets you contact and book direct with owners & managers. The owner/manager has provided the following links to give you more information.

Policies and Rules

Check In 3PM - 10PM
Check Out10AM

Guests need to inform us of arrival time in advance.

Payment Policy
We accept credit card payments online. Secure payments via Stripe.
Refundable Damage Deposit
No damage deposit required.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel reservation, deposit and payments will be refunded as follows:
60 days prior to the Check-in Date - 100% refund of all deposits or payments
Less than 60 days to check-in - No refund of any deposits or payments

*If guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.
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.
House Rules
PRINT THE 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.
**No guest kitchen available**
Message us your arrival time 48hrs before.
Check in after 4pm.
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.
Quiet time from 10pm - 7am.
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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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.

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.

Guidebooks by Michelle (16)

Ultimate  Campervan Guide To The West Coast, New Zealand
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WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THE WEST COAST OF NZ
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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.
A Guide To The Hokitika Glow Worms
Where and how to see glow worms in Hokitika, New Zealand.
Where to eat in Hokitika
Hokitika has a broad range of eateries to suit all tastes and budgets. From 5 star restaurants to takeaways
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Stay on a farm! Blue Spur Eco Farmstay Hokitika 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 has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jul 2018

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