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Valley Vista Eco Retreat

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233 Baldrock Road, Kaiwaka 0587 New Zealand
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nzcowlady wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland88 contributions17 helpful votes
This was an escape trip and it was the right place to go. Each of the accommodation options is unique and rustic in its own way. I got to stay in the Container House complete with fire for heating on a cold night. But it’s the warmth of Beth and Barry’s hospitality that sets this place apart. I was welcomed into their home for home cooked breakfasts and dinner and excellent conversation. And the one night I holed up in the container by myself I arrived home to a chilly bin containing a platter of nibbles. And off grid does not mean cold showers and hard beds: quite the opposite. I would be happy with the bathroom and bed at home. An excellent escape option.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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KaBlueyKiwi wrote a review Oct 2019
North Shore, New Zealand15 contributions3 helpful votes
I was welcomed by my lovely hosts and shown to the amazing Shepherds Hut, complete with home baking! The hut is beautifully situated, surrounded by native bush for privacy and relaxation. The hut is cosy and kitted out with amazing vintage linen, hot water bottles are a nice touch. Everything I needed to cook an amazing dinner each night was provided, including beautiful fresh ingredients. This can be cooked on the gas cookers or bbq provided. Breakfast was a steal and you'd be silly not to pay the small extra fee to have it delivered to the hut each morning. The highlight for me was the outdoor bath which I enjoyed under the stars, a must! beautiful tea and coffee was also provided Enjoyed hearing Kiwi at night and waking up to birdsong in the morning. Views are amazing, particularly watching the sunrise and the sun move around the valley. There's also a spa bath and pizza oven for guest use closer to the main house, that's if you can pull yourself away from the hut! I'll be back in the near future.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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TravelChip55 wrote a review Apr 2019
Auckland, New Zealand67 contributions34 helpful votes
The site has a beautiful view over Kaiwaka. The beds are comfortable and the owners are extremely kind to the guests, even going as far to give us feijoas and rocket. There are plenty of amenities such as a wood fire pizza oven and a spit roast. There is even a bush walk just below the site. Overall a very nice stay for the whole family.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jana D wrote a review Feb 2019
New Plymouth, New Zealand78 contributions8 helpful votes
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We were there with 2 kids, aged 9 and 14. yes, we booked the 2 bedroom cottage but there was no door in between rooms. We also felt the room was really more suitable for couples. Beautiful linen, nice views in and outside, a deck with BBQ. but the practicalities not so great for families: no room to hang up any wet togs or towels, no fridge in room and shared fridge full of Woofer's food, the outdoor kitchen quite a mess and the own kitchen very basic with lack of jug, toaster etc. breakfast prep took a while and BBq only great in good weather. No inside sitting area for 4. So all in all, we could recommend this place for couple that want to escape the city and are into glamping (the shepherds cottage looked great for 2!) but not so much for families as too small for older kids and with deck dropping off and wood burner not really suitable for little kids either.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Heather M wrote a review Jan 2019
Kawerau, New Zealand249 contributions53 helpful votes
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Absolutely loved staying here. Hosts are helpful and welcoming, on site if required but far enough away to give you space and time to rest and relax. We booked the Shepherds Hut- Thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor bath and the sanctuary of the trees around giving heaps of privacy and shelter from any winds. Cant think of a better start to our year and we will definitely be back to stay again. Highly recommend for those wanting to enjoy an outdoorsy break with a bit of comfort!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Edwardyamaguti wrote a review May 2018
Notsuke-gun, Japan7 contributions
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ニュージーランド🇳🇿 迎えてくれたのは鮮やかな緑と澄んだ青空 Ah New Zealand You are very green and have such a blue sky ルート1をオークランドからワンガレイ方面へ On the way to Whangarei from Auckland you drive stress-less then you see Kaiwaka 途中から信号機のない快適なドライブになってカイワカに入る 枝道を二つ入ったところにバレイビスタがあった 2人の名前バリーとベスからとったのかもしれない 広い敷地のてっぺんに建ってるのが受付のある母屋で降りたらキャンプサイトとケビン、炊事場やシャワーなどがある トイレ・シャワーのついたコンテナハウスもある ここでは水も電気も自ら賄って生活している ホテルではないので自分から動いて過ごさなければならないが、不便なとこを自力で快適にしてゆく楽しさと自然の中の心地良さが得られた 夜の暗さと静けさ 鮮やかに登る朝陽に照らされる景色は半月滞在したけれど決して飽きることがなかった
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Romina C wrote a review May 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The owner Beth and Barry are incredibly nice and helpful people. The property is located in a beautiful area, away from all noise and worries. With a unique charm and character the accommodations are cozy and inviting. Also the two cats Blacky and Rosi make the stay to a nice experience. It was by far one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand on our trip! My boyfriend and I stayed for two weeks and it was a great experience and lot of fun. Thank you for the great time. Romina & Thomas
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$56 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionKaiwaka
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Frequently Asked Questions about Valley Vista Eco Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Valley Vista Eco Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Te Whai Bay Wines (7.6 km).
What are some restaurants close to Valley Vista Eco Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Bianca, Eutopia, and The Cow Shed & Shop.