ARUHE: The perfect getaway


.. is at Whanarua Bay, about half way between Opotiki and Gisborne on SH 35. Yes, it's one of those places you've always wanted to go but have never gotten around to it.

Now is a really good time to shift that reticence and Book.

ARUHE is nestled into the very edge of Raukumara National Forest. The cottage is surrounded by ancient Puriri inhabited by Kereru, Bellbirds and Tui. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean, seen through enormous Pohutukawa which flower abundantly and stunningly between November and December. Neither of the two dwellings on the property can be seen from the main road and the cottage is separated from my house by bush. It is private, tranquil and perfect for the couple who just want to kick back and relax.

The cottage is open plan and is ideal for two people.

The base price of $220.00 is for one or two people sharing a bed. A third is welcome but not recommended for long term stays. However, as this is a no-frills/no hidden costs website it isn't possible to add an "extra fee". There is an extra charge of $80 to have the sofa bed made up so if this is your preference, then I suggest you book on Airbnb or my website.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns. I may not always be right beside the telephone but I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Things to do

If you're feeling strenuous the beach is just a 10-minute walk away or you could climb the hill behind the cottage. There is also a walk to a terrific waterfall ideal for a refreshing swim. Brrrrr. Short drives will take you to other interesting spots and kainga along SH 35.

Go here to check out a 360* interior video of the cottage.,177.7927596,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d656bc03c765297:0x2602b07de087b775!8m2!3d-37.6815864!4d177.7949483

By the way.....the laundry and the carpark are the only shared areas at Motuaruhe.

Some Reviews from Guests

March 2020
Kim welcomes us into her beautiful cottage. Her fast replies and accurate directions were spot on. The extra touches made our weekend getaway that much more special! We will be back! The location perfect!!

February 2020
I had a wonderful stay at Kim’s place. The location is amazingly relaxing & a great place to get away from it all. You have everything you need in the chalet, which is lovely and clean. The bacon & eggs for breakfast was a very welcome surprise. Thank you Kim for your hospitality, I wish I could have stayed longer!

February 2020
Kim’s place is truly spectacular! The photos don’t do it justice. From the sweet personal touches to the tranquil energy the property has this place is an absolute steal! I hope to visit again, that’s for sure.

February 2020
A truly magical experience. Wonderful host who had thought of every detail and very friendly. Cannot rate high enough!

Type of Accommodation:
Short Term (up to 27 days)
Long Term (28 days +)
We accept bookings through:
Direct Bank Transfer
Hosts Private Website
Guests: 2
Beds: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Property Type: Self Contained Unit
Types of beds: 1 king size bed
Basic Amenities:
Self check-in
Private bathroom
Breakfast included
Free parking
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Extra Amenities:
Private entrance
Outdoor space
Hair dryer
Bed linen
Extra pillows
Extra towels
Laundry detergent
Clothes hangers
Indoor fireplace
Conventional oven
Coffee maker
Kettle or Jug
Hob or Cooktop
Dishes and cutlery
Pots and pans
Freeview TV
Sky TV
House Rules:
OK for kids (3-12 yrs)
OK for minis (under 3)
OK for dogs
OK for other pets
Smoking allowed
Parties & events allowed
House Rules:
Quiet hours after 10pm
Strictly no pets
Strictly no parties
Strictly no smoking
Not suitable for kids or infants
Must not exceed maximum occupancy
Visitors welcome but not overnight
Visitors by prior approval only
No cooking of strong smelling food
House Rules (notes): Please don't smoke indoors and if you do smoke please dispose of butts responsibly. you may contact me about bringing young children but quite frankly I worry about them as the cottage is very high off the ground and children are curious:-) The septic sytem does not cope with nappies, tampons or wipes so please don't flush them down the loo.
Parking instructions: If you have followed my directions you will find yourselves in a parking/turning area that is not expansive. Please park in front of the garage and just to the left of it. Please let me know if you are towing a boat or trailer.
Home Safety:
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector (mandatory)
Carbon monoxide detector
Digital security safe
Things to note:
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise
Pet(s) live on property
No parking on property
Some spaces are shared
Surveillance or recording devices on property
During your stay: Expect to have your own space, with help nearby in person
Minimum Nights Stay: 1
Check-in time: After 3:00 pm
Checkout time: 11:00 am
The neighbourhood: The community of Whanarua Bay is tiny and as you travel along SH 35 you may miss it if you blink:-)
Details of pets on property: Kuskus is a Maltese/Griffon X is 12 years old and harmless. let me know if you dont like dogs because she will be very eager for your attention. She will also let me know when you arrive.
Details of surveillance on property: None