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Donna Ford

Member since: 2008
Speaks English

Farm Stay - Self Contained

5 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Rotorua - A Woodstock Farm Vacation

3 Bedrooms + 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Woodstock is a 750 acre working sheep/beef farm. Located just 10 min drive from Rotorua amidst world famous New Zealand thermal and cultural area. New, award winning 3 bedroom/3 bathroom home with every room opening to decks overlooking famous Green Lake. Home is equipped with every imaginable luxurious amenity including underfloor heating, wood burning fireplace in lounge, large washer/dryer, free WiFi and for sports gear - 3 mountain bikes, croquet etc.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Donna Ford (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English

About Donna Ford

We have owned Woodstock since 1995. This beautiufl home was built in 2005 overlooking a private lake - The Green Lake. We share our time between Canada and New Zealnd

Donna Ford purchased this house in 2005

Why Donna Ford chose Rotorua District

Close proximity to Rotorua New Zealand - tourist capital of NZealand - world known for thermal activity and Maori culture. Located within short driving distance to Taupo (world famous trout fishing & golf).

The gorgeous ocean beaches of Mount Manganui just a short drive away.

What makes this house unique

Privacy, luxury, beauty.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We very much enjoyed our whole trip thanks. Your place suited us very

well and Woodstock Farm meant we were able to have lots of together time as well as enjoying the attractions of the wider Rotorua area.

We are struggling on providing feedback on how to improve the accommodation.

Thank you for an amazing stay.
Oct 2012
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Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Farm Stay - Self Contained
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 stayed at this fantastic house during the winter school holidays. It was perfect. The view of the lakes and surrounding farm, down the valley, was absolutely amazing. We enjoyed lovely walks in the surrounding area. The location is very handy for Rotorua (without the smell). It was very warm (underfloor heating and a fire) and welcoming. Super clean. It felt like a home but was very stylish (none of the shabby furniture and odds and ends often found in holiday homes). There were photos of the family on the walls and some interesting history about the land. The owner Donna was lovely and managed the booking very efficiently. She called during our stay to see how things were. It had all the facilities we could hope for. Enormous American-style washing machine and dryer which was great. Lovely big rooms. Nice linen. Sheep outside for the children to feed. Great flat lawn for playing. Very safe. Our son is 2 years old and we felt he was perfectly safe. A cot and other children's things were provided (their grandchildren often stay). I thoroughly recommend staying here. We had a great family holiday and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Amazing view !

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 and earlier this month, we stayed 4 nights at Woodstock Farm. And we loved it there!!!!

The house is very comfortable, clean an filled up with useful things (good games for children, big washing machine and dryer, boots and raincoat that we can borrow...). It was much more than what we expected.Donna was very helpful with her ideas of places to go with children.

The walk to the lake is the must-do.

House location is close to Roturua and very easy to find.

We sincerely hope to come again one day.

Many thanks to Donna

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely vacation rental in Rotorua

  • 5 of 5

Woodstock is an amazing property located in a stunning location. The house itself is beautiful and very comfortable. It has all the facilities like a fully equipped kitchen, washer, dryer, free parking. Forget the hotels and give this a try and you will not regret it for a moment. You do need a car as it is away from the city centre ( not far though). The pictures cant do justice to the place which is beautiful beyond words. It is great for couples or families. Loved our stay there and will be back for a longer stay. Thank you Donna and Dennis for all your help from the booking to our actual stay there. You both were wonderful. Cheers to both of you!!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning setting on a sheep farm/ranch

  • 5 of 5

This place absolutely knocked my and my group's socks off. It was simply amazing. The beauty was outstanding, likely one of the prettiest places I have ever stayed. The house was perfect, and had EVERYTHING we needed. WIFI was included, along with washer and dryer. Even had washing detergent. The view from the living area and bedrooms is to die for. All linens were included. Donna was an excellent resource to deal with in arranging the visit and even called during our stay to make sure everything was going well. I would recommend this place beyond a doubt, 1000% Kudos to the owners for allowing others to experience New Zealand in such a way!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Familyof 6

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 just returned from a 3 week vacation in New Zealand/Australia. While in the Rotorua area, we stayed at the Woodstock Farmstay. This is an absolutely beautiful working sheep station (ranch). The house was very well appointed and very comfortable. It had a very warm "homey" feel and a beatiful view of Green Lake below (a remote, private lake owned by the local Maori tribe). We greatly appreciated the very nice laundry facilities and WIFI access (which can be difficult to find in New Zealand). The kitchen was very well equipped and was very family friendly. The home is very conveniently located just outside of the city of Rotorua so that you can easily access the amenities of Rotorua but also get the advantage of a very private, remote setting. Also we were happily suprised to find that the entry to the long driveway of the property is located just across the road from the Tamaki Maori Village. We attended a traditional Maori Hangi (similar to a Luau) that my children much enjoyed. The home is also located a short 50 minute drive to Hobbiton in Matamata for all you "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" fans (my kids enjoyed the tour of Hobbiton). Also recommend checking out "eat street" in downtown Rotorua and the Redwood forest just outside of Rotorua. Much to explore in the area and wish we would have had more time there. We would definitely stay in this beautiful home again. Thank you for sharing it with our family!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Other Activities: kayaking, parasailing, wildlife viewing, shopping, boating, swimming in a private lake, assisting in daily farm chores, spotlight hunting

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rotorua, New Zealand North Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
NZD
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2 night minimum stay
£336
for 2 nights
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£168
 

Additional pricing information

The rate is $300.00 per night for the first couple + $ 75.00 per night additional guests.
We offer stay 7 nights 8 night is free.

25% deposit
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
Visa & Mastercard accepted
Bank transfers also accepted

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rotorua in Bay of Plenty

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite attached to King room - full bathroom off twin and queen room Complete bathroom with shower off garage
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , We have a queen if preference to exchange for the twin beds
  • Child bed, crib available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Stunning views and exclusive privacy. Exposure to world class hiking, biking, hands on opportunity to be part of sheep and cattle operation.

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