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Aruhe

SuperhostWaihau Bay, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
Entire chalet hosted by Kim
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the chalet to yourself.
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18 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow parties or smoking
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A self-contained, secluded & comfortable open plan studio which has a view of the Pacific Ocean. Nestled among native NZ trees, Aruhe provides the perfect getaway experience. SH35 from Opotiki to Gisborne is stunningly beautiful and rarely visited by tourists.

When booking, please take note that the price for two people is for two sharing a bed. if you would like a separate bed, please book for 3

The space
Whanarua Bay is 25 minutes drive from the nearest store and over an hour from the nearest supermarket. Included in the rental, and for short term stays, a selection of breakfast items are provided for you to prepare at your own convenience. The kitchen pantry holds most basic ingredients and the kitchen is well equipped. A gas BBQ is available for your use. Two restaurants, each in the opposite direction, will take 30 mins to reach along SH35. There is one King-sized bed and the base price is for 1 or 2 people sharing one bed. The sofa bed can be made up as a double bed or two singles and whilst this is fine for short stays, it is not ideal for longer ones.

Guest access
You are free to wander around the property which is not fenced. Please be aware of this if, or when, you bring your fur family. If you would like vegetables or herbs from the garden please help yourselves.

Other things to note
From the parking behind my house there is a short walk through the bush to Aruhe studio.

There is no mobile phone reception on the property. There is a landline and you are welcome to use it. Wifi is available, although in rough weather it can be weak. If necessary I am happy for you to use Wifi in my house.

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A self-contained, secluded & comfortable open plan studio which has a view of the Pacific Ocean. Nestled among native NZ trees, Aruhe provides the perfect getaway experience. SH35 from Opotiki to Gisborne is stunningly beautiful and rarely visited by tourists.

When booking, please take note that the price for two people is for two sharing a bed. if you would like a separate bed, please book for…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Breakfast
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washing machine
Hangers
Iron
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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Location

Waihau Bay, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

The Bay, a 10 minute walk away, is the most gorgeous on the coast and is safe for swimming, diving, fishing and kayaking. Just down the road, Pacific Macadamias operates a cafe selling fresh coffee and macadamia sweet treats over the Summer. The bays either side of Whanarua are also worth exploring as is the church at Raukokore. There is also an unguided walk through the bush to a fabulous, and very chilly, waterfall. For the adventurous there is a walk to the top of the hill behind ARUHE which can be muddy and slippery in Winter. ARUHE night skies, free of light pollution, are crystal clear and wonderful for star gazing. The climate here is sub-tropical, so no frosts in the Winter.
The Bay, a 10 minute walk away, is the most gorgeous on the coast and is safe for swimming, diving, fishing and kayaking. Just down the road, Pacific Macadamias operates a cafe selling fresh coffee and macadam…

Hosted by Kim

Joined in September 2015
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I am multi gifted, multi talented and adventurous. I have undertaken many different employment opportunities including owning two cafes, working as a clothing designer, working for a Member of Parliament, teaching hospitality to high school students and most recently, pet and house sitting. I love to travel and the gypsy life suited me. However, that’s all going to change now that I have this beautiful property at Whanarua Bay. It’s quiet, secluded and off the main highways and I want to share my stunning view of the world with others. I have a wee dog, Kuskus, whom I adore. I love living near the sea, enjoy gardening, movies, art and music. I also like to read, enjoy good conversation, discussion of ideas, and hearing about how others see the world. I have usually traveled simply, staying in cheap or free accommodation, swapping houses or looking after someone's home and pets in their absence. That's why I so love the airbnb concept. A couple of years ago I spent three months in Malaysia and followed that up with ten days in Cambodia. Amazing! Hosting will be a new experience for me and one I have thought about for the last fifteen or so years. I am really looking forward to sharing my world. Check out my (Hidden by Airbnb) (Email hidden by Airbnb)
I am multi gifted, multi talented and adventurous. I have undertaken many different employment opportunities including owning two cafes, working as a clothing designer, working for…
During your stay
I will be at the property to welcome you and will be available to assist with any information you might require. I am happy to lend you anything for culinary adventures (provided I have it of course:-) or anything you may have forgotten or need. And I am always happy to share a glass of wine, coffee, tea and a chat.
I will be at the property to welcome you and will be available to assist with any information you might require. I am happy to lend you anything for culinary adventures (provided…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $188