The Homestead is a large 2 story house built by a European craftsman in a style quite unique to Northland.  Every room is built to grand proportions with incredibly detailed ceilings and features, an architectural craft not often used in todays' buildings.  The Homestead is surrounded by well tended gardens and pleasant areas to relax in the sun or shade.  Lisa or Anthony will welcome you into their home with refreshments on arrival and happily share their local knowledge with you ensuring you get the most out of your stay in this beautiful part of New Zealand.


  • Relax and enjoy the formal lounge with 2 sitting areas and fireplace 

  • A cosy library area for books, magazines,  TV and movies

  • Enjoy the sun filled conservatory opening out to the beautiful native bush. Tea and coffee making facilities are here for your use

  • A Steinway grand piano is situated in the formal lounge

  • Wi-Fi available

  • Selection of board games

or simply relax in the many areas with a nice cup of tea.....


  • A viewing deck extends over the bush, with a natural canopy of native bush, a lovely place to enjoy a book and a cup of tea, escape the heat of the day and listen to the birdlife. The running stream can often be heard 100 metres below

  • Enjoy the sun on the larger bbq deck next to the bush

  • Around the house are landscaped gardens

  • Walk through the permaculture vegetable mandela gardens and developing orchard

  • Walk through the bush down to the small stream and along to the small waterfall (not recommended for the elderly or very young)

  • Feed the sheep, visit the chickens

  • For nature lovers you may see pukekos, ducks, rosellas, quails, pheasants and native tui and wood pigeons.  At night the morepork owls can be heard in the bush and the resident morepork often comes out to visit if people are on the deck enjoying a nice candlelit glass of wine.

  • Trampoline

  • Petanque

  • Boogie boards and beach towels available

or simply relax in the many outdoor areas with a nice cup of tea.