Ohau, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Accommodations

Accommodations in Ohau

Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceSituated in the recently developed lifestyle sub division Western Rise, only 7 km from Levin, 1.4 km off SH 1, Ohau Highland Bed & Breakfast is ideal for travellers to relax in a quiet, rural environment and enjoy the magnificent views of the Tararua Ranges to the East and, on a clear day, Mt.Ruapehu to the North. Ohau Highland B&B offers a self contained suite with private access, Sky TV, DVD, wireless internet, continental breakfast and ample off street parking. After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, you will want to stroll around our property and meet our delightful, friendly miniature highland cattle before visiting the many nearby attractions in this beautiful region of New Zealand. The Tararua Ranges offer a variety of hiking tracks from easy walks to challenging overnight treks. Nearby, Shannon has the Owlcatraz Native Bird and Wildlife park and 30 minutes south is the Southward Car Museum and Kapiti Island. Cafes and restaurants are close by and the local golf course and Waitarere Beach are only a short drive away. Your hosts, Peter & Lynette, have travelled widely, both within New Zealand and overseas, and are happy to assist you with any travel information and arrangements you may require. It is our aim to ensure you have a peaceful, comfortable and enjoyable stay at Ohau Highland Bed & Breakfast
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The Space100 Km north of Wellington, the Brown Cow is a private rural apartment. The apartment sleeps up to 3 in comfort, with a king size bed in the bedroom and a single bed available in the lounge for the third person. If required a fold-out bed and another mattress & bedding is also available for additional children's use. An ideal stop over, we are located just 5-mins off State Highway 1, 5-mins from Levin and just over 1 hour & 20 mins drive time from Wellington, an ideal stop over on the way to the Ferry. WiFi > complimentary internet access. (we are in a reasonably rural location and the internet service we receive at this location can at times be not very good..... grrr). :-) The apartment is nestled in a tranquil and peaceful farm-like setting. Clean and modern the apartment is fully self contained. It is an ideal spot for those with a love of nature to relax and unwind or as a base to explore the attractions of the Horowhenua and the nature Coast. The apartment bedroom looks directly out over paddocks inhabited by our goats, sheep, kune kune pigs, chickens and a brown-cow not to mention a visiting flock of ducks or stray rabbit or three. All of our animals are friendly and can be hand-fed from the fence at the rear of the apartment. Fully self-contained with secure off-road parking you will enjoy the relaxing and secluded atmosphere the Brown Cow can offer you with privacy, comfort and independence. Your room includes a king-size bed, laundry facilities, self-cater kitchen facilities, lounge area with HD TV, a private garden entertaining area (great for breakfast outdoors) plus a veranda overlooking paddocks (gets the afternoon sun). The apartment lounge has a selection of magazines and books to browse (Forest n Bird, National Geographic, North and South, Woman's Health etc etc). From September to October organic daffodils are harvested making for a spectacular backdrop. The Horowhenua area is the food basket of the nation with many local market growers producing in the region. Only minutes from your accommodation you can enjoy farm-fresh produce from the local vegetable/fruit stalls. If time allows, enjoy the beauty of a walk or ride a bike around the nearby vineyard. A walk along Waikawa Beach is also recommended and it is a short 10-min drive to this hidden gem only really frequented by the locals. We are a family-friendly facility with outdoor playground and cot available on request. For dining-out > Quarter Acre Cafe / Restaurant is worth considering for an evening meal and is 5-mins drive away. See (URL HIDDEN) Brown Butter Cafe is 2-mins drive from the apartment and has good coffee and provides good light meals. See (URL HIDDEN) If you are very fit and enjoy hiking, a strenuous trek up Mt Hector (1500 m's) is recommended and can be accomplished from here in a long day. To reach the summit and return takes around 10 hours hiking time from Otaki Forks which is a 20-min drive away. See (URL HIDDEN) If you are looking for good value "real kiwi cook-up" than Raewyn's cafe (5-mins drive) offers good value & good tucker including super sized steak meals and great cooked breakfasts ! See (URL HIDDEN) For guests considering a longer stay in the area, please contact me to negotiate a long-stay room-rate to suit. Guest AccessGuests have full access to:> >the apartment's private spa pool >swings >private garden courtyard at front of apartment >private covered veranda at rear of apartment with seating Interaction with GuestsWe love meeting new people but the apartment is set-up to ensure the privacy of guests and the level of interaction can be as little or great as is desired. The NeighborhoodAn evening stroll around the nearby Bishops Vineyard is recommended. Driving in your car along the sand at the waters edge of Waitarere Beach or alternatively a walk along Waikawa Beach are both also recommended. A 1 hour bush walk up Trig Hill is also recommended if you have time and energy to burn :-) (5 min drive to start of walk) :-) Getting AroundSecure parking is provided on-site and in close proximity to the apartment. Other Things to NoteCath loves walking around the vineyard with a friend so if you would like to accompany her you would be most welcome. She also loves jogging so if you are a runner bring your shoes and come along jogging too :-)
apt. / condo
1br apt. / condo
    Offering free WiFi, the Brown Cow is a stylish self contained apartment located 5 minutes' drive from Levin and the State Highway. Guests can hand-feed the property's pigs, sheep, goats and a friendly brown cow. Beaches nearby include one that you can drive your car along and another deserted beach that is great for a sunset walk (Waikawa). Fine dining available at a nearby cafe = 5 mins drive away. See (website: hidden) An ideal stop over, we are located just 5-mins off State Highway 1, 5-mins from Levin and just over 1 hour & 20 mins drive time from Wellington, an ideal stop over on the way to the Ferry. The apartment can accommodate 3 adults in comfort, with a king-size bed available in the bedroom and a single bed available in the lounge for the third person. Additional to that, a fold-out bed and another mattress & bedding is available if required for children's use. The Brown-Cow is a stylish and comfortable 1 b/r apartment with the bedroom sliding doors opening onto a private veranda looking out over farm paddocks. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment lounge opens onto its own private garden courtyard . The bathroom offers a shower and a hairdryer. Guests enjoy, lovely gardens and a children's playground. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and swimming. The property offers secure off-road parking. Towels and quality linen are provided. The guest lounge features an extensive array of magazines as well as a selection of books to browse as one does while on-holiday! The bedroom has a king-size bed with an electric blanket and looks out over a back-drop of paddocks with animals grazing. At the back is a private veranda with seating to enjoy the afternoon sun. At the front is a private garden courtyard with table and chairs. This area gets the morning sun. Check-out time = 10 am Check-in time = after 2 pm Our standard rate is $110 p.n. for 2 persons All children under 16 years are charged NZD 35 per night for extra beds. All further older children or adults are charged NZD 35 per night for extra beds. Verified Review score based on 20 customer reviews = 9.9 out of 10 (from another site we are listed with - details available on request) + Cleanliness = 10 + Comfort = 10 + Location = 9.6 + Facilities = 10 + Staff = 9.8 + Free Wifi =9.7 Value for money = 10 Examples of Guest feedback about the apartment : "Excellent accommodation. It is separate to the the main house so fairly private. There is a living area, well equipped kitchen/meals area, shower room. The bed was extremely comfortable! The bedroom has sliding doors which open out onto a paddock which has sheep, goats & a cow. Cathie left us some loafs of bread to feed the animals which was great fun :-) I would highly recommend this accommodation." "Had the best time there. Quiet surroundings in a tranquil setting, Accommodation was first class everything you needed. All the animals are so friendly they come to say hello to you every morning when sitting out side with morning coffee. Highly Recommend. Quiet central location near shops, beaches, Wineries and hiking all within a 15 minute drive " f you have time available and enjoy walking along a deserted beach then a trip to Waikawa Beach is a must-do. It is a 10-min drive from here. The beach is a hidden gem that only the locals really know about. An alternative beach nearby is Waitarere beach where you can drive along the beach itself at low tide. For dining-out > the Quarter Acre Cafe / Restaurant is worth considering for a meal and is 5-mins drive away. If you are looking for good value "real kiwi cook-up" than Raewyn's cafe (5-mins drive) offers good value & good tucker including super sized steak meals and great cooked breakfasts ! For any folk who are super fit and enjoy hiking than it is possible to climb Mt Hector (1500 m) in a long-day from here. It takes around 5-6 hours strenuous walking to reach the summit and the descent can take another 4 hours or so. It is a 35-min drive to the start of the walk. Nearby, Shannon has the Owlcatraz Native Bird and Wildlife park and 20 minutes south is the Southward Car Museum and Kapiti Island. The local golf course is only a short drive away. An evening stroll around the nearby Bishops Vineyard is recommended. :-) Nestled in a peaceful rural setting the apartment is clean, modern, fully self contained, with free WiFi access & a king-size bed. It is an ideal spot for those with a love of nature. Our mini-farm has goats, kunekune piglets, cow, ducks, flemish giant rabbits & sheep! If you have time and enjoy walking along a deserted beach then a trip to Waikawa Beach is a must-do.
    Home/Apartment
    3br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    The Space100 Km north of Wellington, the Brown Cow- pool view apartment is a private fully self contained apartment. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment sleeps up to 7 adults in comfort, with a quality sleepyhead king size bed in the master bedroom and 3 x single beds available in the other 2 bedrooms. Another quality Sleepyhead king size -bed is available in a 4th bedroom if required. An ideal stop over, we are located just 5-mins off State Highway 1, 5-mins from Levin and just over 1 hour & 20 mins drive time from Wellington, an ideal stop over on the way to the Ferry. WiFi > complimentary internet access. The apartment is nestled in a tranquil and peaceful farm-like setting. The property offers secure off-road parking. Examples of Guest feedback about the apartment : “Absolutely fantastic... Location, friendly environment, helpful, room for a large family with plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing without annoying each other. The setting was great with a fantastic spa pool and fantastic swimming pool. Highly recommended" "Excellent accommodation. Well equipped kitchen. The bed was extremely comfortable! :-) I would highly recommend this accommodation." Your apartment includes self-cater kitchen facilities, lounge area with a 50inch large HD TV and a private outdoor courtyard entertaining area. The apartment lounge has a selection of magazines and books to browse (Forest n Bird, National Geographic, North and South, Woman's Health etc etc). From mid-November to April you can also enjoy a heated swimming pool. For good coffee - the nearby Brown Butter Kitchen in Ohau is a 2-min drive away and offers good quality light meals as (URL HIDDEN) For dining-out > Quarter Acre Cafe / Restaurant offers good quality dining and is worth considering for an evening meal. It is a 7-min drive away and booking is recommended. (URL HIDDEN) The Horowhenua area is the food basket of the nation with many local market growers producing in the region. Only minutes from your accommodation you can enjoy farm-fresh produce from the local vegetable/fruit stalls. If time allows, enjoy the beauty of a walk or ride a bike around the nearby vineyard. A walk along Waikawa Beach is also recommended and it is a short 10-min drive to this hidden gem only really frequented by the locals. We are a family-friendly facility with outdoor playground and cot available on request. The apartment also has a private courtyard with table and chairs for outside dining. Check-out time = 10 am Check-in time = after 2 pm For guests considering a longer stay in the area, please contact me to negotiate a long-stay room-rate to suit. Guest AccessGuests have full access to: > a heated swimming pool (heated from mid-Nov to late March) > hot tub > a collection of bikes for cycling around nearby vineyard (bikes condition varies, but they are ok for that purpose) >swings The NeighborhoodAn evening stroll around the nearby Bishops Vineyard is recommended. Driving in your car along the sand at the waters edge of Waitarere Beach or alternatively a walk along Waikawa Beach are both also recommended. :-) Getting AroundSecure parking is provided on-site and directly outside the front door to the apartment.
    apt. / condo
    Excellent
    1 review
    1br apt. / condo
      Offering free WiFi, the Brown Cow is a stylish self contained apartment located 5 minutes' drive from Levin and the State Highway. Guests can hand-feed the property's pigs, sheep, goats and a friendly brown cow. Beaches nearby include one that you can drive your car along and another deserted beach that is great for a sunset walk (Waikawa). Fine dining available at a nearby cafe = 5 mins drive away. See (website: hidden) An ideal stop over, we are located just 5-mins off State Highway 1, 5-mins from Levin and just over 1 hour & 20 mins drive time from Wellington, an ideal stop over on the way to the Ferry. The apartment can accommodate 3 adults in comfort, with a king-size bed available in the bedroom and a single bed available in the lounge for the third person. Additional to that, a fold-out bed and another mattress & bedding is available if required for children's use. The Brown-Cow is a stylish and comfortable 1 b/r apartment with the bedroom sliding doors opening onto a private veranda looking out over farm paddocks. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment lounge opens onto its own private garden courtyard . The bathroom offers a shower and a hairdryer. Guests enjoy, lovely gardens and a children's playground. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and swimming. The property offers secure off-road parking. Towels and quality linen are provided. The guest lounge features an extensive array of magazines as well as a selection of books to browse as one does while on-holiday! The bedroom has a king-size bed with an electric blanket and looks out over a back-drop of paddocks with animals grazing. At the back is a private veranda with seating to enjoy the afternoon sun. At the front is a private garden courtyard with table and chairs. This area gets the morning sun. Check-out time = 10 am Check-in time = after 2 pm Our standard rate is $110 p.n. for 2 persons All children under 16 years are charged NZD 20 per night for extra beds. All further older children or adults are charged NZD 20 per night for extra beds. Verified Review score based on 20 customer reviews = 9.9 out of 10 (from another site we are listed with - details available on request) + Cleanliness = 10 + Comfort = 10 + Location = 9.6 + Facilities = 10 + Staff = 9.8 + Free Wifi =9.7 Value for money = 10 Examples of Guest feedback about the apartment : "Excellent accommodation. It is separate to the the main house so fairly private. There is a living area, well equipped kitchen/meals area, shower room. The bed was extremely comfortable! The bedroom has sliding doors which open out onto a paddock which has sheep, goats & a cow. Cathie left us some loafs of bread to feed the animals which was great fun :-) I would highly recommend this accommodation." "Had the best time there. Quiet surroundings in a tranquil setting, Accommodation was first class everything you needed. All the animals are so friendly they come to say hello to you every morning when sitting out side with morning coffee. Highly Recommend. Quiet central location near shops, beaches, Wineries and hiking all within a 15 minute drive " 100 Km north of Wellington, the Brown Cow is a private rural apartment. An ideal stop over, we are located just 5-mins off State Highway 1, 5-mins from Levin and just over 1 hour & 20 mins drive time from Wellington, an ideal stop over on the way to the Ferry. The apartment is nestled in a tranquil and peaceful farm-like setting. Clean and modern the apartment is fully self contained.
      Bed & Breakfast
      Excellent
      6 reviews
      1br Bed & Breakfast
      • Wifi
      • Breakfast
      • Parking
      The SpaceQuiet area end of road. Own entrance. large room. Free wi fi. Microwave, good breakfast food. TV. Good shower ensuite. Handy 7 minute drive to town restaurants shopping. Walk to end of lane to explore vineyards. River close by. 2 acres of garden to wander at leisure. 1 hour to Picton ferry and Wellington city. 40 minutes to Palmerston North city. Mature couple, no dogs cats or kids. Friendly neighbourhood. Guest AccessFree parking right outside unit. Access to garden. Washing machine, iron. Clothesline or clothes rack. Access. To vineyard 5 min walk away. 2 minute to state highway 1. Interaction with GuestsI always meet my guests on arrival and show them the unit. If there is anything they may require. I am just next door. I always greet them next morning before they leave. I have always had good interaction with my guests. Don't bother them if they wish to be on their own. The NeighborhoodWe love our neighbour and the neighbourhood on the whole. We all live on 2 acres so don't see much of each other but they are always there if anyone needs help. In fact we have been on holiday with our neighbours. Lovely people all of them. Getting AroundWe are only to willing to drive our guests to weddings or to the train or bus.
      Home/Apartment
      1br Home/Apartment
        Offrant le WiFi gratuit, la vache brune est qu'un élégant appartement autonome situé à en voiture 5 minutes de Levin et le State Highway. Invités peuvent main-aliments pour porcs de la propriété, les moutons, les chèvres et une vache brune sympathique. Plages à proximité comprennent une que vous pouvez conduire votre voiture le long et une autre plage déserte qui est idéale pour une promenade sunset (Waikawa). Fine cuisine disponible dans un café à proximité = 5 mins en voiture. Voir un idéal de http://www.quarteracrecafe.co.nz/ escale, nous sommes situé à seulement 5 mn State Highway 1, 5-minutes de Levin et un peu plus de 1 heure & 20 minutes en voiture du temps de Wellington, une escale idéale sur le chemin du ferry. L'appartement peut accueillir 3 adultes en tout confort, avec un lit King-Size disponible dans la chambre et un lit simple disponible dans le salon pour la troisième personne. En plus de celles, un lit pliable et un autre matelas & literie est disponible si nécessaire pour l'utilisation par les enfants. La maladie de la vache brune est un élégant et confortable 1 appartement b/r avec les portes coulissantes de chambre ouvrant sur une véranda privée donnant sur l'enclos de la ferme. L'appartement dispose d'une cuisine entièrement équipée. Le salon de l'appartement s'ouvre sur sa propre Cour avec jardin privé. La salle de bain offre une douche et un sèche-cheveux. Vous apprécierez, beaux jardins et jeux pour enfants. Une panoplie d'activités peut être dégustée sur place ou dans les environs, notamment le cyclisme et la natation. La propriété dispose d'un parking sécurisé hors route. Serviettes et linge de qualité sont fournis. Le salon dispose d'une vaste gamme de magazines ainsi qu'une sélection de livres pour naviguer comme un lors de sur-vacances ! La chambre a un lit King-size avec une couverture chauffante et donne sur une toile de fond de l'enclos avec des animaux de pâturage. À l'arrière est une véranda privée avec un coin pour profiter du soleil l'après-midi. À l'avant est une cour-jardin privée avec table et chaises. Cette zone reçoit le soleil du matin. Heure de départ = 10:00 Check-in time = après 14:00 notre taux standard est p.n. 110 $ pour 2 personnes, tous les enfants de moins de 16 ans sont facturés 35 NZD par nuit pour l'utilisation des lits d'appoint. Tous les autres enfants plus âgés ou adultes sont facturés 35 NZD par nuit pour l'utilisation des lits d'appoint. Vérifié le survol du résultat issu des 20 Commentaires des internautes = 9,9 sur 10 (depuis un autre site, nous sommes référencés avec - détails disponibles sur demande) + propreté = 10 + confort = 10 + lieu = 9,6 + installations = 10 + personnel = 9,8 + Free Wifi = 9,7 de valeur pour l'argent = 10 commentaires exemples de commentaires sur l'appartement: "Excellent hébergement. Elle est séparée de la la maison principale donc assez privée. Il y a un salon, espace cuisine bien équipée/repas, salle de douche. Le lit était très confortable ! La chambre possède des portes coulissantes qui s'ouvrent sur un paddock qui a des moutons, des chèvres & une vache. Cathie nous a laissé quelques miches de pain pour nourrir les animaux qui a été très amusant:-) Je recommande vivement cet établissement. » « Eu le meilleur moment là. Environnement calme dans un cadre tranquille, hébergement était première classe tout ce que vous aviez besoin. Tous les animaux sont si amicales, ils viennent de dire Bonjour à vous tous les matins lorsque vous êtes assis à côté avec le café du matin. Recommande fortement. Emplacement central à proximité des commerces, plages, vignobles et randonnée à 15 minutes en voiture au calme "
        Home/Apartment
        Excellent
        1 review
        1br Home/Apartment
          Offering free WiFi, the Brown Cow is a stylish self contained apartment located 5 minutes' drive from Levin and the State Highway. Guests can hand-feed the property's pigs, sheep, goats and a friendly brown cow. Beaches nearby include one that you can drive your car along and another deserted beach that is great for a sunset walk (Waikawa). Fine dining available at a nearby cafe = 5 mins drive away. See http://www.quarteracrecafe.co.nz/ An ideal stop over, we are located just 5-mins off State Highway 1, 5-mins from Levin and just over 1 hour & 20 mins drive time from Wellington, an ideal stop over on the way to the Ferry. The apartment can accommodate 3 adults in comfort, with a king-size bed available in the bedroom and a single bed available in the lounge for the third person. Additional to that, a fold-out bed and another mattress & bedding is available if required for children's use. The Brown-Cow is a stylish and comfortable 1 b/r apartment with the bedroom sliding doors opening onto a private veranda looking out over farm paddocks. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment lounge opens onto its own private garden courtyard . The bathroom offers a shower and a hairdryer. Guests enjoy, lovely gardens and a children's playground. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and swimming. The property offers secure off-road parking. Towels and quality linen are provided. The guest lounge features an extensive array of magazines as well as a selection of books to browse as one does while on-holiday! The bedroom has a king-size bed with an electric blanket and looks out over a back-drop of paddocks with animals grazing. At the back is a private veranda with seating to enjoy the afternoon sun. At the front is a private garden courtyard with table and chairs. This area gets the morning sun. Check-out time = 10 am Check-in time = after 2 pm Our standard rate is $110 p.n. for 2 persons All children under 16 years are charged NZD 20 per night for extra beds. All further older children or adults are charged NZD 20 per night for extra beds. Verified Review score based on 20 customer reviews = 9.9 out of 10 (from another site we are listed with - details available on request) + Cleanliness = 10 + Comfort = 10 + Location = 9.6 + Facilities = 10 + Staff = 9.8 + Free Wifi =9.7 Value for money = 10 Examples of Guest feedback about the apartment : "Excellent accommodation. It is separate to the the main house so fairly private. There is a living area, well equipped kitchen/meals area, shower room. The bed was extremely comfortable! The bedroom has sliding doors which open out onto a paddock which has sheep, goats & a cow. Cathie left us some loafs of bread to feed the animals which was great fun :-) I would highly recommend this accommodation." "Had the best time there. Quiet surroundings in a tranquil setting, Accommodation was first class everything you needed. All the animals are so friendly they come to say hello to you every morning when sitting out side with morning coffee. Highly Recommend. Quiet central location near shops, beaches, Wineries and hiking all within a 15 minute drive "
          Home/Apartment
          2br Home/Apartment
          • Parking
          The SpaceThe cottage is suitable for families...or a group of adults. Uniquely set amongst a private farm petting zoo called Zippity Zoo. Beach is only 6km away plus surrounding area has river swimming, bush walks, serious hikes. Racecourse, wineries, boutique movie theatre and excellent cafes all within 10 minute drive. Views are stunning Guest AccessGuests can meet animals by arrangement with zippity zoo. No feeding of animals. No smoking. Please remain within the fenced area of cottage, for yours and animals safety do not wander over farm. Interaction with GuestsOwner of zippity zoo is very friendly, as are the animals, and close by should you have any questions or concerns. A fount of focal knowledge and can sometimes organise friends to show cheese making or soapmaking. The NeighborhoodThere are many stunning beaches and water holes. For families plenty of free activities for children to enjoy. Perhaps a visit to local award winning winery,horse races or magical glow worm caves at Owlcatraz. Lots to do or just chill out on the decks enjoying stunning sunsets. Getting AroundThere is no public transport but pick up can be arranged in advance from levin or otaki. Recommend Levin as bus stop outside Te Takere which is local library and community hub with cafe. Trains from wellington go as far as Waikanae, a 30 minute drive to cottage. Other Things to NoteIf available and in season fresh eggs from farm provided. Tea and coffee provided
          Home/Apartment
          2br Home/Apartment
          • Parking
          The SpaceThe sunny front deck is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy peace and quiet with a glass of wine while watching the sunset behind the pine trees. DVDs, CDs, books, tea, coffee and sugar are all provided for our guests. We love to share our cottage with other like-minded people who feel privileged to enjoy our beautiful country. Ideal for a private weekend getaway, a romantic retreat, or a stop-over destination prior to catching the ferry to the South Island or if you are coming from South Island and heading north. Also ideal for those wanting to bike and swim. Waikawa Beach is only a 5 minute drive away, great for a sunset walk. For any folk who are super fit and enjoy hiking, it is possible to climb Mt Hector (1500 m). It should take around 5-6 hours of strenuous walking to reach the summit and the descent can take another 4 hours or so. It is a 35-min drive to the start of the walk. The Levin Aquatic Centre is situated in the beautiful Gladys Taylor Park surrounded by palm trees, just opposite Levin’s Skate Park. The fantastic facility includes three indoor pools. The Levin Adventure Park is 5 minutes drive. Owlcatraz Native Bird and Wildlife park is in the small town of Shannon, only 20 minutes drive where you will find a number of interesting shops and a couple of cafes. The Southward Car Museum is 25 minutes drive. Highly recommended if you are a classic cars enthusiast like me. The golf course is only a short drive away. Otaki factory outlet shops and plenty of cafes are only 10 minutes drive from the cottage. Nearby cafés and restaurants and a good range of take-away outlets. Try the Star of India on Oxford Street, Levin. Drive to Waikanae Rail Station, park your car for free and hop on the train to Wellington. We are in the heart of the Horowhenua. Please go to youtube and type 'Horowhenua' to discover the Horowhenua District. Guest AccessThe entire cottage and surrounding land. Maximum occupancy: 2 persons. No children. Interaction with GuestsWe live next door in the 115-year-old colonial villa, the original Ohau Homestead with our dog, Pongo, an Australian Kelpi. The NeighborhoodOhau is a peaceful and safe neighbourhood, residents know each other and the properties are mostly lifestyles. Getting AroundShirley's Retreat is 5km from Levin town centre. Other Things to NoteThe cottage must be vacated by 11:00am and left in the same condition as found.
          Cottage
          1br Cottage
            Shirley's Retreat is a cosy 4-year old fully equipped cottage located next to the owners' 115-year old original Ohau homestead. A heat pump makes this modern cottage the perfect winter getaway, you are warm and ready to relax. The front deck is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy peace and quiet with a glass of wine while watching the sunset behind the pine trees. DVDs, books, tea, coffee and sugar are all provided for our guests. We love to share our cottage with other like-minded people who feel privileged to enjoy our beautiful country. Ideal for a private weekend getaway, romantic retreat, or a stop-over destination prior to catching the ferry to the South Island. Also ideal for those wanting to bike and swim. Waikawa Beach is only a 5 minute drive away, great for a sunset walk. For any folk who are super fit and enjoy hiking, it is possible to climb Mt Hector (1500 m). It should take around 5-6 hours of strenuous walking to reach the summit and the descent can take another 4 hours or so. It is a 35-min drive to the start of the walk. The Levin Aquatic Centre is situated in the beautiful Gladys Taylor Park surrounded by palm trees, just opposite Levin?s skate park. The fantastic facility includes three indoor pools. The Levin Adventure Park is 5 minutes drive. Owlcatraz Native Bird and Wildlife park is in the small town of Shannon, only 20 minutes drive where you will find a number of interesting shops and a couple of cafes. The Southward Car Museum is also 25 minutes drive. The golf course is only a short drive away. Otaki factory outlet shops and plenty of cafes are 10 minutes drive from the cottage. There are also a number of cafes on the way. Nearby cafés and restaurants and a good range of take-away outlets. We are in the heart of the Horowhenua. Please go to youtube and type 'Horowhenua' to discover the Horowhenua District. Drive to Waikanae Rail Station, park your car for free and hop on the train to Wellington. Special conditions: * No Smoking anywhere on the property (including the grounds). * No Pets. * No open fires/gas BBQs. * No shoes inside the cottage please. * Minimum stay: 2 Nights. * Maximum occupancy: 2 Persons. * No loud music. Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
            Farm Stay
            2br Farm Stay
              Creeky Bottom Farmstay has a unique location as it is within the grounds used by Zippity Zoo, a mobile farm petting zoo. Lots of friendly animals. The cottage is just a short drive to Waikawa Beach, Beach Reserves, many rivers with fabulous swimming, plus rolling hills full of bushwalks and hikes. So much for families to enjoy in the local area, especially low cost or free. For epicurians it is a foodies delight as Ruth Pretty cooking school is a mere 15 minutes drive away. The area is abundant with beaches and swimming holes in local rivers. Levinhas some fabulous family centred activities such as the Levin Adventure Park, very reasonably priced boutique movie theatre and café, Te Takare, community hub activities and of course the Levin Aquatic Centre with slides, pools and spa plus fun holiday activities. Plenty of festivals such as Organic River festivsl, Otaki Kite festival, lavender farm open days and Levin hot air balloon nightglow. For grown ups we have award winning wineries, stunning cafes, a day out at Otaki Races with family day early January, historic Manakau Pub just 10 mins walk up the road and for a bit of pampering Spa day in Manakau Village Optional extras (small charge applies): 1) Booking packages can be arranged with Zippity Zoo Farm Parties for children?s birthday parties on site. 2) Petting zoo tours / meet and greet the animals. 3) Experience beekeeping up close Gather your own eggs for breakfast from Zippity Zoo, season and production permitting. Space can be made available for camping as part of cottage booking. No open fires. Cottage facilities to be used. Extra adult rate applies per person. Special conditions: Special conditions: No smoking. No pets. Couples and/or Families preferred. No extra guests staying overnight beyond those booked. Please respect the neighbours, No parties, quiet get togethers OK. Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;