Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Red Barn, Homestay Accommodation Rotorua

     The Red Barn is a modern, purpose-built property, set on tranquil Lake Okareka farmland.

 Phone: 07 362 8118
              021 222 9692
If you are interested in booking....

to find out more.

I spent a couple of hours with the  co-owner  Fran of the Red Barn, practising interior and exterior photography.
I was enchanted by the serenity and the functional attractive layout of the complex. 
It had just the type of feeling that my husband and I like when we book places overseas or around New Zealand. 
We prefer to stay in places where we have the whole house to ourselves and plenty of privacy. 

 After viewing this I felt like I didn't want to leave, It would be my preferred choice if I was going to stay at Lake Okareka.

  Here are some of its features
Just minutes from the lake and boat ramp but still in a peaceful rural setting

Plenty of parking, including bike stand and a secure shed to lock away biking, camping and boating gear.

Large dining lounge area for socialising after your day.

 BBQ outdoor area; (flat plate BBQ only).

Secure garden shed containing 2 kayaks and 3 mountain bikes, available for guests, (including life jackets and bike helmets).

 Suitable for meetings and small seminars.

Inviting artistic entrance way

Comfortable large, relaxing lounge

Wide screen television and plenty of light

 Large, well designed kitchen  with a dishwasher.
 Everything is modern, clean and tidy but still relaxed.

Views out of the kitchen onto farmland make cooking a pleasure

 Large dining table and quality, comfortable  furniture.

 Roomy, quiet bedrooms

 Two modern, functional, bathrooms

As soon as you arrive there you will know that you are in for  special moments in time.
There is room outside the Red Barn on the grass to pitch tents.

Animals,  (deer in this case),  in the paddocks next door with native bush background

Views that you can see if you go driving around Lake Okareka.

You will not see these views  from the Red Barn but you will if you go exploring along some of the roads  and hills around Lake Okareka.   

Lake Okareka is a safe, often calm lake that is great for swimming in the summer.

The area is a bird photographers paradise.
 I often go there to take photos of Paradise ducks and large flocks of Canada geese.
 The variety of water fowl is so extensive that I believe it would be a great place to stage a photographic workshop. 
My husband and I frequently walk along the board walks.
 It only takes twenty minutes to drive there from town.

 There is so much regenerating  native bush surrounding the lake that native birds are in abundance.
 The air is fresh and clean with absolutely no sulphur smell what-so-ever. 

Many of the people who live there are environmental appreciators
There is a strong community spirit at Lake Okareka so it feels like a safe place to be.

There are boardwalks along part of it with a fabulous bird hide. 
New boardwalks are being developed all the time  by a dedicated group of volunteers.
There are plans eventually for them to develop the walk so it goes right around the lake.

The owners  of the Red Barn are art appreciators and have this gate in their garden.
There is a lovely custom made sign at the entrance way to the Red Barn by the same artist as the gate above.
Finding it is relatively easy.

If you are interested in looking into accommodation, google the website and find out more.

Phone 07 362 8118
           021 222 9692

Holidays and weekends away are essential for the soul;  take them as often as you can.  

Creative Quotes of the day

    “When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it.
 Do it again and again.”
Roy T. Bennett

I love holidays. 

It's such a wonderful time for the whole family to be together and not have to worry about schedules and that kind of thing.
Toni Collette


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