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Karetu Downs Farmstay

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Our 3-generation family of five simply loved every minute of our time with Karen and Bruce Forrester at Karetu Downs Farm Stay about an hour north of Christchurch. The hosts went out of their way to make sure we saw/did everything in less than 24...More

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Thank ElizabethHansen
Response from KaretuFarmstay, Owner at Karetu Downs FarmstayResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Elizabeth-such an amazing review! Bruce and I thank you so much. We would like to say how lovely it was to have meet you and your lovely family and are thrilled that you had such an enjoyable stay at Karetu. We find ourselves very...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Words cannot do justice to this absolutely beautiful place - a piece of New Zealand heaven! The magic starts with the drive in to be greeted by Karen and Bruce - The farm has been a part of this family for several generations and it...More

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Response from KaretuFarmstay, Owner at Karetu Downs FarmstayResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much Kevin and Susan for such a fabulous review! I have to say we also enjoyed meeting you both as well and are so happy that you had a lovely time. Karetu has so much to offer and we love it when...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Karen and Bruce were lovely and helpful, yet unobtrusive hosts to their beautiful home. Staying in the Musterers' Room was so very comfortable and relaxing. Their hospitality on arrival was superb and it was well worth the small adventurous drive. An easy drive in and...More

Thank DebCox4
Response from KaretuFarmstay, Owner at Karetu Downs FarmstayResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you Deb so pleased you and Tim had a relaxing time away here at the farm. It was a pleasure to meet you both and it was great that you got to explore the vineyards in this area. Thanks so much for staying and...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We recently stayed for only one night, and we were blown away with Karetu Downs. The accommodation is wonderful and the hosts Karen and Bruce were absolutely fantastic. This is by far the best bed and breakfast experience I have ever had and thoroughly recommend...More

Thank Juliarna H
Response from KaretuFarmstay, Owner at Karetu Downs FarmstayResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you Juliarna what a fantastic review! Both Bruce and I enjoyed meeting you and are thrilled that you both had a great time. Best wishes Karen & Bruce x

Reviewed 14 May 2017

I was lucky to be able to snag a reservation at this place - my parents have always wanted to visit and stay at a Kiwi farmstay and this place couldn't get any more authentic than that. Everything about this place is amazing - the...More

Thank Charles C
Response from KaretuFarmstay, Owner at Karetu Downs FarmstayResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Charles, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Bruce and I really do enjoy meeting people and love showing guests around our farm and introducing them to our farm animals. We are particularly pleased and delighted that you enjoyed meeting us and...More

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Free Parking
Spa
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Free Parking
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US$ 131 - US$ 141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$ 131 - US$ 141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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"My husband and I loved the Musterers Studio."
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"Musterers Cottage has everything you will need"
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"The Homestead is off the main house and is for one or two people whereas the Cottage is free standing and..."
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