Set up in the hills of Whakamarama, Arachne Farm borders the beautiful Puketoki Scenic Reserve and offers a peaceful rural setting with just a short drive to local beaches, stunning Mount Maunganui and Tauranga city. The beach-side towns of Waihi and Papamoa are within easy driving distance, as are local wineries.
We can offer you a comfortable bed in a room with a view plus private shower room and breakfast and lounge areas.
Arachne Farm offers a rural getaway with convenient access to local facilities. We are able to provide a comfortable room with queen bed plus upto 2 additional guests can be accommodated on a sofa and/or single bed in the lounge area.
We offer a private ground floor room with tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, toaster, microwave and private breakfast area in our bright and airy sun room. Your private lounge offers you space to kick back and relax after the adventures of your day. Both bedroom and sunroom offer glorious views over our rolling fields and the bordering native bush.
NB: The bathroom is accessed via the main bedroom. Please consider this if you have additional guests in your group.
Private access is via the rear of the property and please bear in mind there is stepped access into you rooms
Guest parking is available at the front of the main house, next to our own car.
A continental breakfast can be provided for an additional charge of $10 per person per night and will be laid out for you early each morning.
Arachne Farm is home to several hens, a small flock of sheep and a few cattle. In winter//spring you will see lambs frolicking in the paddocks and our naughty escapee (or should that be egg-scapee?!!) hens are a frequent sight in our gardens and on our driveway. Feel free to roam our land and talk to our animals but please be sensitive to their needs and leave gates as you find them.
We are around most of the day so feel free to ask questions. If we don't know the answer then we can usually find it out.
We are lucky to have glow-worms living in our native bush. If you are around after dark (and have brought some robust footwear with you) we are happy to take you exploring to see them.
Our postcode is 3179 (different to that listed on Air BnB and other mapping apps). We are located in Whakamarama, approximately 15-20 minutes drive from central Tauranga just off SH2
Arachne Farm is located in the rolling hills of Whakamarama and as such mobile phone and internet access can be unreliable and sometimes non-existent. Take this opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle behind you
It is VERY dark at night up here in the hills; we provide a robust flashlight for guest use but please be aware there is no street lighting if you are making your way here in the evening/at night
Please respect our young family and keep the noise down between 9.00pm and 7.00am
Please remove shoes upon entering the property
Check-out time is 11.00am
My name's Tammy and I've recently moved from the UK with my Kiwi husband Chris and our two children. We're loving the rural lifestyle, (a huge change from the last 12 year's city-living the the UK) and we're hoping you will too.
I'm a traditional girl at heart; I love home-cooked food, baking and traditional crafts. You're very likely to find some home-baked muffins in your breakfast "stash", or hand stitched pillows on your bed.