Among the Totara Trees

Among the Totara Trees 581 Matarawa Road, RD1 , Carterton view on map
Among the Totara Trees
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Homestay, with breakfast, in host's lovely, architecturally designed house in an olive grove with views of the Waiohine river and surrounding mountains. Cool in summer and warm in winter. The site is very peaceful with only birdsong and the occasional sound of nearby farm animals. Great place for relaxing under the beautiful old totara trees, walking beside the river or watching small children play in the spacious grounds.

Guest suite, with wheelchair access, has a wet area shower and an outside bathtub on the private balcony for bathing under the stars.

The master suite upstairs is only available for a second couple (or single adult) in the same party. It has expansive views of the grounds, river and mountains.

The small rustic cabin in the olive grove is totally private and has stunning views down the river. It is furnished with family heirlooms and lit with a small solar powered light but has no plumbing. Private toilet facilities and a hot outdoor shower are a short walk away in main house. Kitchen and other facilities are available to cabin guests.

Pets are negotiable. No smoking inside.

A maximum of three couples and several children can be accommodated, including the cabin accommodation. The master suite upstairs is only available when two or more bedrooms are required.

The children sleep in a multipurpose room on sleeping platforms(2)--or the mattresses can be moved to the floor if children are young. Portacot available for a baby and an additional mattress can be rolled out on the floor if a third child is too large for portacot. Children, under 12 years of age, cost $30 each, with breakfast. Under two are free.

This lovely, private site can be booked for a small celebration or function. With several portable beds available, 10-12 adults can be accommodated with others camping outside. $600 for first night and $400 for subsequent nights. Breakfasts not included. The host can assist you in arranging catering.

  • Barbecue
  • Board Games
  • Breakfasts
  • Catering
  • Check-in Time: 1:00pm
  • Check-out Time: 12:00pm
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothesline
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • DVD Player
  • Free parking
  • Freeview
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Guest Lounge
  • High Speed wireless internet
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Lounge Area with Fireplace
  • Parking - Free
  • Parking - Off street
  • Pet friendly
  • Petanque
  • Shower Facilities
  • Toilet Facilities
  • TV Room
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Weddings
  • Wheelchair Access
Among the Totara Trees
  • Our host Gael was fantastic and made us feel very welcome. The setting is stunning and so peaceful. Wonderful outdoor shower and bath (which we enjoyed immensely) and a stunning breakfast with our Hosts. We love the area and will be back :) 5
    MAREE AND MIKE SCOTT - May 1, 2017 (Stayed Apr 2017) Travelbug verified review
  • Aw, you're very kind. Thank you. I do hope your threat was genuine--that you will be back!
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Among the Totara Trees
  • The cabin is located some distance from the house, so my boyfriend and I enjoyed a stay with only two of us. At 3 am or so, the moonlight was so bright. River sounded just beside us. The hostess is welcoming and nice! 5
    ANNI TANG - Apr 20, 2017 (Stayed Apr 2017) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks so much Anni. I enjoyed meeting you.
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Among the Totara Trees
  • A wonderful experience in the 'rustic cabin", amid the olive and totara trees. A night under the stars that even my 13yr old grandson loved. Wonderful hostess in Gail, made us very welcome and relaxed 5
    LINDA WILLIAMS - Feb 11, 2016 (Stayed Feb 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Very gracious Linda. Thank you so much. Gail
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Among the Totara Trees
  • Ruhige, etwas abgelegene Lage. Schönes Haus in ländlicher Umgebung, zwischen Olivenbäumen, herzliche Gastfreundschaft - man fühlt sich rundum wohl und wie zu Hause. Dazu schönes Frühstück draußen mit Früchten, Joghurt, Müesli, Toast und was dazu gehört. 4
    SILVIA BUECHLER - Jan 12, 2016 (Stayed Jan 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Danke shon, Silvia
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Among the Totara Trees
  • Very nice place and friendly hosts. Would stay again! 5
    KIRILL VOLKOV - Jun 6, 2015 (Stayed May 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Very kind Krill. Thank you. I enjoyed you and Rosa stay with me. Best wishes.
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Among the Totara Trees
  • Excellent and generous hosts who had thought of everything you could need. The rustic bach was all we could find available in Greytown and we were just happy to have a roof over our heads but we loved it. Short walk to the main house but the weather was good - no problem. Being cut off was immediately relaxing. Breakfast and amenities in the house were clean, modern and comfortable. 5
    MARY-ANNE MORGAN - Feb 20, 2015 (Stayed Feb 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you Mary Anne. I hope you come again, maybe stay inside next time! Gail
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Among the Totara Trees
  • Absolutely a must do destination. Wonderful hostess and beautiful accommodation. Exceeded our expectations 5
    RACHEL DEAKIN - Jan 26, 2015 (Stayed Jan 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Very kind. Thanks so much. Gail
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Among the Totara Trees
  • I don't have anything negative to say about this place - even the weather just made the place so beautiful and an amazing location to be in the wairarapa region. If you'd like to read the full story, check out: http://thehundredsandthousandsblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/under-the-totara-trees-homestay-in-carterton-wairarapa/ thank you so much for everything gail - i want to come to wairarapa again just to see you!! :d . 5
    Lori Paek - Nov 18, 2014 (Stayed Nov 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Lori Wow Lori. That blows my mind. Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon. Gail
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Among the Totara Trees
  • Wonderful host and house 5
    ALEX ANGILERI - Feb 14, 2014 (Stayed Feb 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks very much Alex. Hope to see you again. Gail
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Among the Totara Trees
  • Stayed for 2 nights with my daughter and her lively one year old boy. We felt very at home and gail was a generous host, loved the spaciousness and the location, and the night sky was awesome. Would def recommend. 5
    ANTHONY BOURNE - Feb 27, 2013 (Stayed Feb 2013) Travelbug verified review
  • Many thanks Anthony. You are a sweetheart! Gail
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