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Farm Stay Karetu Downs B&B Stunning Waipara Gorge

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Karetu Downs Homestead 
Bed and Breakfast
Lousia Suite Queen bedroom
1 of 6Karetu Downs Homestead Bed and Breakfast
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
1 night minimum
Private Room
The Louisa suite has a comfortable queen size bed complete with a wool rest, electric blanket and cuddly duvet. The modern ensuite bathroom adds a touch of class to this lovely character home and complements the guest room beautifully -complete with bath robes, hair-dryer, cuddly towels and complementary soaps. The suite has its own adjoining private lounge and verandas which open out on to large attractive gardens. The lounge has Sky TV and WIFI, a welcoming log fire and cosy furnishings. Free complimentary tea and coffee. The Musterers Studio is attached to the 100 year old Homestead. It has been tastefully restyled to reflect the ambiance of staying in traditional NZ country farm style accommodation. The apartment has a comfortable super King bed with stylish bedding, warm duvets and ...The Louisa suite has a comfortable queen size bed complete with a wool rest, electric blanket and cuddly duvet. The modern ensuite bathroom adds a touch of class to this lovely character home and complements the guest room beautifully -complete with bath robes, hair-dryer, cuddly towels and complementary soaps. The suite has its own adjoining private lounge and verandas which open out on to large attractive gardens. The lounge has Sky TV and WIFI, a welcoming log fire and cosy furnishings. Free complimentary tea and coffee. The Musterers Studio is attached to the 100 year old Homestead. It has been tastefully restyled to reflect the ambiance of staying in traditional NZ country farm style accommodation. The apartment has a comfortable super King bed with stylish bedding, warm duvets and cuddly throws. The welcoming fire place and cosy furnishings provide extra charm. The adjoining ensuite bathroom has a modern shower, bath robes, hair-dryer, cuddly towels and complementary soaps. An added bonus is the kitchenette which allows flexibility to prepare your own meals if you wish. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, electric fry pan and outside BBQ. Choice of a cooked breakfast or continental served in your room at your request, outside on the veranda or in the farmhouse kitchen. Laundry facilities are also available in the Homestead. Sky TV and WIFI are available in the rooms. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
2 Showers
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About the Owner
Karen F
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2012
Interaction with guests
Our guests love to interact with the farm animals. Help Karen feed the pet lambs and sheep. Children can collect the farm eggs from the chickens and take them back for breakfast. Meet the kune kune pigs Ginger and Wilby and meet Barney our resident donkey if you are lucky he may let out a delightful honk for you. You can also join Bruce and see a sheep shearing display or take a 4 wheel drive to the top of the hill country for some amazing views of the mountains. There is always thing to do here on the farm. But if you simply want to sit back and relax then Karetu is the place for you.
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Reviewed 18 May 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay. The room and joining lounge was beautiful, clean and even had an private outdoor spa which was more than we expected. We had breakfast and evenings meals during our stay and Karen's cooking was excellent.!!! Karen and Bruce where...More

Date of stay: May 2022
Thank Paradise34686538197
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We stayed one night at Karetu Downs and my kids did not want to leave. Bruce and Karen were very welcoming and kind. We loved the tour of the farm in Bruce's truck and my children loved feeding the animals and seeing Bruce sheer a...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Megan B
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F2186ZVkaren, VR Owner at Farm Stay Karetu Downs B&B Stunning Waipara Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you Megan and Eric for your lovely review we are delighted you all enjoyed staying here at our farm. Bruce loved taking you around the farm in the 4 wheel drive as you get to see some real NZ hill country. I particularly love...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Karen and Bruce were so kind and friendly - we really enjoyed chatting to them over breakfast. The accommodation and location were beautiful and we had a really relaxing stay. The hot tub on the veranda was an added bonus. Our only regret is that...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank alisterheath
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F2186ZVkaren, VR Owner at Farm Stay Karetu Downs B&B Stunning Waipara Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

Thanks so much Alister for your super review. We very much enjoyed meeting you both. It's always a pleasure to hear that our guests have had a relaxing stay. I bet you have some great memories to share and stories to tell about your trip...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Balcony
Deck
Fireplace
Garage
Internet Access
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
The Waipara area is renowned for its vineyards and restaurants. Vineyards such as Pegasus Bay winery, Waipara Hills, Black Estate, Waipara Springs, Muddy Waters to name but a few offer great wine tasting and relaxing lunchtime experiences. Visit Hanmer Springs to take in the Hot spa pools or take a day trip to Kaikoura for whale watching. If you want to simply relax and take in the ambience of the NZ country side then Karetu Downs offers all this and much more. Come visit we would love to show you our 'little peace of paradise'.
Getting around
As we are in a rural country area it is essential to hire a car or campervan and drive out to the farm. Vehicles can be hired from Christchurch airport. .
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Cancellation Policy
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
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Frequently Asked Questions about Farm Stay Karetu Downs B&B Stunning Waipara Gorge

Farm Stay Karetu Downs B&B Stunning Waipara Gorge is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Farm Stay Karetu Downs B&B Stunning Waipara Gorge has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Farm Stay Karetu Downs B&B Stunning Waipara Gorge has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Farm Stay Karetu Downs B&B Stunning Waipara Gorge must last at least one night. See all property details.