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Kerikeri 0230 New Zealand

Listing # 63395

Rates From NZD 580 Weekly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Cosy small villas in Eco and Writers Retreat in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

The Ora Ora Retreat is surrounded by the Kerikeri River nature reserve and overlooks the Kerikeri Basin with the historical Stone Store and Mission House.

Five villas are nestled within the certified organic permaculture gardens: Villa Rosella is a studio bungalow and Villa Morepork, Villa Kiwi and Villa Heron are cozy 1-bedroom bungalows suitable for 1 or 2 persons, while House Tui has 2 bedrooms for up to 4 persons. All Villas are fully furnished and self-contained. It's an ideal setting for a well deserved sabbatical or time-out for people who appreciate a peaceful and ecologically responsible life.

Owners Inge & Rolf welcome short and long term guests at Ora Ora and offer any kind of assistance. It's a great place to get to know people in unfamiliar surroundings. Obviously, privacy is granted if preferred. Sauna, spa bath or oscillation massage can be made available at the natural Wellness Centre. Off-street parking is available.

At Ora Ora we aim for the smallest possible footprint without much of an impact on comfort and luxury: solar hot water heater, photovoltaic panels with grid connection to produce most of electricity consumed, electric car, waste minimisation, recycling, energy saving, non chemical cleaning products, natural insulation, rainwater harvest with excellent filtration and wastewater treatment to irrigate the gardens with a large variety of vegetables, fruits and nuts, etc.

Ora Ora is a perfect base to explore the numerous attractions of Kerikeri, Bay of Islands and Northland, and we can recommend many of the regional attractions we have experienced ourselves.

Kerikeri town offers all we need, including shops, restaurants, vineyards, library, cultural centre, historical buildings, nature reserves, tracks, golf course, polytechnic, flying school, and lots of other useful opportunities. Kerikeri Airport (40 minutes to Auckland) and bus stop (4 hours to Auckland) are close, and your hosts offer complimentary pick-up.

Ora Ora Retreat is surrounded by the historic Kerikeri River Nature Reserve with New Zealand's oldest wooden and stone buildings across the river. There is a direct access to the popular Rainbow Falls Track (one hour one way) to the 26m Rainbow Falls through "Lord-of-the-Rings" like forest. Numerous native birds are offering their chorus.

Whether you are looking for a sabbatical place to recharge, relax, recuperate, re-link with interesting people, research the popular Bay of Islands and Far North, write or finish a book, a private villa at Ora Ora is an ideal location for a couple of weeks or months at an affordable price.

If you don't have so much time available, don't hesitate to contact us for a different deal.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
48 Sq. Meters
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Thursday, October 1, 2020 until Thursday, June 30, 2022
Minimum Stay
8 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We also offer shorter term stays at different prices
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Kerikeri
Postal Code - State or Province 0230 Northland
Country New Zealand
Neighborhood Keywords Kerikeri River Nature Reserve, Historic Buildings, Cradle of the Nation
Closest University Northtec Kerikeri
University nearby Auckland University

Rental Price:

NZD 580 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
surcharges for double occupancy, shorter stays; free WIFI, electricity, water, linen, towels; final cleaning fee $150
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:


About Member

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Member Since Jul 30 2011
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About Me
Originating from Germany, we literally came down to earth in the sub-tropical northern New Zealand after many years of corporate life in Asia. In Kerikeri we created a 4-star organic eco-wellness resort on permaculture basis with outstanding service. Guests usually leave as friends. We now changed the resort into a little "eco-retreat", where tenants can enjoy a peaceful life in their private villas and/or engage with us and the community in all aspects to make this a better world.

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I'm just back from a 2 month Writing Retreat at Ora Ora. This is the perfect place for writers or anyone wanting comfy, quiet surroundings. My villa had a big warm bed, kitchenette, modern bathroom, spacious living room with views over the garden. Great walks through the forest or along the river just out the back gate. Hosts, Inge & Rolf, looked after me SO well. I spent long, productive days writing and could not be happier with what I achieved. Highly recommended. Kate Walker - www.katewalkeraustralia.com Excellent Kate Walker 2/15/2012 8:29:00 PM