The Ark

91% Recommended
2 people
No pets
We welcome you to stay in The Ark cabin, privately located up the end of a long driveway in the middle of a kiwi fruit orchard.

The Ark is a whole lot bigger on the inside than it looks!
The Ark is nestled in our garden with amazing views of the Kaimai Ranges.

Little skylights in the roof mean star gazing is possible from the bed on a clear night.

12-volt lighting creates a cosy and romantic atmosphere.
We have extensive gardens to roam, a river to explore and lots of outdoor spaces to relax in.

A new bathroom has been added with an outside shower with views to the Kaimai ranges.
The enclosed outdoor shower with a waterless toilet is next to the cabin and overlooks the Kaimai Ranges.

Located just off State highway 2, it's handy to some of the best beaches, walks, avocado and kiwifruit orchards in the Bay of Plenty.

We grow our own organic fruit and vegetables, which are shared with guests when in season

A shared guest kitchenette/lounge is available for guest use beside the main house. A guest BBQ and fire is located nearby in the quaint summer house with seating with a lovely garden view.
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Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom


  • Check in after 03:00pm
    Check out before 11:00am
  • Minimum booking: 1 night
Cancellation Policy: 

Receive a full refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

We do have other accommodation available, please look under my listings.

Wifi and power points are available in the guest lounge/kitchen. There is no 240-volt power in this cabin.

I or my husband Mike are available at most times for any helpful information if you need any more information before booking please send us a message.

We are an easy 2-hour drive from Auckland airport. The beautiful Coromandel is within driving distance. Rotorua is just over an hour drive away and Hobbiton is also close by. We are located exactly halfway between Waihi Beach and Mt Maunganui Beaches

We are approximately 1.5kms off State highway 2.

Parking is behind the cabin and it's best to come by car.

We are situated 10km south of Katikati or 25 mins from Tauranga. It pays to do grocery shopping before you arrive at either Katikati or Bethlehem (Countdown supermarkets)

These places are the closest to buy meals

- Only the number of guests booked in will be permitted to stay.
-BBQ must be left clean or an extra charge will be applied
- Parking is under a large tree beside our driveway and The Ark is a short walk away, we ask that you do not drive across the lawn to park close to the Ark.
-11 am check out, $10 per 10 minutes will be charged for late check-outs
-We prefer you check in before 9 pm if you arrive later than this you will have to find your way in the dark to your cabin as we may not be around.


  • Base Price $150 / night
  • Security Deposit $300

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91% Recommended


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Katikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
Hello, we live in a beautiful spot under the Kaimai Ranges. Our property has established gardens with large trees to shade under, beautiful sunset views and we love to meet people and share our place. Our home orchard is a work in progress, I'm learning very quickly how to grow our own veggies and fruit but still some way off from being self-sufficient!
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