Rimu Hut, cosy bush escape & Glowworm Tour option

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Entire cabin hosted by Ken

  1. 5 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 5 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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A tramping-style A-frame chalet nestled against rimu trees on the edge of a stunning 15-acre native forest block close to the Hunua Ranges in rural South Auckland. Built by the owners using macrocarpa timber grown on the property, it was intended to be a place where their grandchildren could enjoy sleepovers in the forest and afternoon adventures. They soon realised though, that such a special place should be shared so they decided to make it available to others. Cosy in winter, cool in summer!

The space
The Rimu Hut is not connected to power but still contains everything needed for a comfortable, relaxing escape.
Downstairs, there is a basic camp-style kitchen with a small sink and a single gas hob. Tea, coffee, milk and muesli are all provided, and a food safe will keep food items cool for a day or so. Downstairs you will also find two built-in seats/beds which look out over native bush and farmland through a large window. A small wood stove will let you warm the place up in cold weather and the well insulated A-frame walls/roof will ensure it stays warm through the night.
The upstairs sleeping loft contains 3 single mattresses, of which 2 are connected to make a king size double bed. It is accessed via a wooden ladder through an opening in the loft floor, which can be covered to keep children safe.
The bathroom is in a separate building, a few steps from the Hut and connected by a timber deck. Enjoy the hot gas-fired shower with private views through the native trees. Thirty metres away is a self-composting long-drop toilet. The
Rimu Hut, and it’s bathroom and toilet facilities, contain battery-powered lighting. Candles are also supplied. A torch is also provided for reaching the outhouse and bathroom at night.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
3 floor mattresses

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Children’s books and toys
Breakfast
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Ararimu, Auckland, New Zealand

Step off the deck of the Rimu Hut into the native forest on to a private walking track leading to a wetland pond and past glow worms (at night).
The Hunua Ranges with the impressive Hunua Falls, dams, mountain bike trails and tramping tracks are a 10 minute drive away. Hunua Village has a store and petrol station with good coffee. Clevedon Village is a further 10 minute drive and has cafes, interesting gift shops, and is known for Sunday markets selling local produce. There are also lots of shops and eateries in nearby Bombay and Pukekohe, and a list of these will be provided.

Hosted by Ken

  1. Joined in May 2016
  • 337 Reviews
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I am a builder. I have really enjoyed creating a cabin in the bush and are happy to make it available for others to enjoy. Also I like to help others experience our beautiful farm. My wife and I enjoy the outdoors, new experiences and meeting people.
I am a builder. I have really enjoyed creating a cabin in the bush and are happy to make it available for others to enjoy. Also I like to help others experience our beautiful farm…

During your stay

The main farmhouse is situated 200 metres away so guests can have complete privacy if they wish. However, we will be available if you need anything.

Ken is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy