4BR House Vacation Rental in Katikati, Katikati

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Updated on Aug 20, 2019

Villa Casa Maria Luxury Tuscan Farmhouse

Located in: Katikati
WOW! Once you arrive, you'll never want to leave

'Villa Casa Maria' transports you to the tranquil hillsides of Tuscany, lovingly hand crafted mud brick farmhouse, with its own beautiful clear stoney bottom river winding through the property
Arrive on your 7 acres of peaceful paradise surrounded by neighboring farmland.
Set well back from the road down a winding drive, Villa Casa Maria, is surrounded with expansive lush green lawns and gardens, an amazing quiet waterside Oasis.

Amazing authentic Tuscan Farmhouse, large rustic beams, imported Terracotta roof, copper detailing, huge open wood fireplace, barn doors throughout, wrought iron detailing's.

Truly tranquil location nestled in the hillside by the Kaimai ranges; spring feed stoney bottom river winds its way around 3 sides of the farmhouse, open the window and fall asleep to the rivers amazing sounds

Many activities on your doorstep Fishing, Golfing, Tramping, Mountain Biking, Hot Springs, adrenalin activities and natural wonders galore or just relax at the beach.

Ideally for a special family getaway, honeymoon, or special occasion. Summer or winter, relax in the Mexican hammocks, listen to the tranquility of the river, read a book, take in the birdlife.

Alfresco dining under the expansive outdoor portico. Relax in the Mexican hammocks, dine alfresco in the garden, or undercover on the expansive portico.

Equally magical for a winter getaway, soak in the hot spa, ideally positioned for spotting bird life flying between the 300yr old puriri trees.

Endangered Kereru (Wood Pigion) Tuis, kingfisher, Parrots, while Pukeko and Pheasants wander the property.

Keep toasty warm with heat pumps throughout the house, or cool in summer.


Visit the nearby Kaimai ranges, enjoy the many activities the bay of plenty has to offer.

A central base to explore the Bay of plenty, Auckland motorway, Hamilton and Rotorua only 90 mins away
Only 1hr 15mins from the famous Hobbiton movie set
35 mins from Tauranga, 45mins from Mt Maunganui . Waihi Beach 20 mins away, Whangamata 50 mins.
Explore the local Kaimai ranges, Gold mines at Waihi, many beautiful beaches and hot springs.

All luxury bed Linen, towels, face clothes, and Cleaning included in your stay

For your piece of mind, calendars are kept 100% upto date, if it’s showing as available you’ll be able to book. All bookings are honoured and never cancelled.

Available to use during your stay.

Giant Lawn Games, connect 4, Patonque, Crocket, lawn Badminton and much more
Unlimited wifi
2 mountain bikes and helmets
Board games
Hundred of DVD's
Spa Pool
Luxury linen supplied for your stay, bedding, fuffy towels, bath robes etc.

Additional 2 beds are luxury Queen airbeds with luxury Linen you can place anywhere in the house.

Plenty of parking for the boat and toys.

Below is a magazine article on Villa Casa Maria by remix magazine
View remix magazine article review on Villa Casa Maria here: or read below
https://www.remixmagazine.com/lifestyle/an-unexpected-find-in-katikati/

An unexpected find in Katikati
Lifestyle Wed Dec 5 2018 by Kate Milliken

Known as the gateway to the Bay of Plenty, Katikati is a great vantage point to enjoy surrounding beaches and coastal serenity.
I was lucky enough to enjoy a very unique Katikati property a few weeks ago. Nestled into the countryside surrounded by livestock, The Tuscan Farmhouse is located down the end of a winding gravel driveway beside a picturesque stream. It feels completely isolated, even though the township of Katikati is only ten short minutes away. When you arrive, it’s a luxurious stone home with wooden accents, it is, exactly as the name suggests; a Tuscan styled farmhouse.

The hospitality element of this home is a lesson in subtle opulence, think; fluffy robes draped in each room and a chilled bottle of wine and chocolates upon arrival. It’s calculatingly unfussy, and the warm interior style of this house makes you feel right at home. It’s almost like arriving to your family bach after a long car ride, but at this bach your bed is already made and the water already warm.

Beauty lies in the detailing, and this certainly rings true for the Tuscan Farmhouse. Large rustic beams, Terracotta roof, copper detailing and the enormous open fireplace all add to the authenticity. Meticulous attention has been paid to the home’s ‘theme’, and you immediately feel transported to an American ranch.

Boasting four large bedrooms, this the ultimate place to enjoy a weekend escape with a group. For a winter getaway, the fireplace is an obvious draw, as is the hot tub, and the (literally!) hundreds of DVD’s. On summer evenings, any formality is stripped away and the sun-drenched outdoor area would become the focal point. Chat while alfresco dining around the large outdoor table, or relax on the couch with a book. In the morning, take advantage of the location and visit a local beach.

Whatever the occasion, it’s worth planning a visit to this unique farmhouse.


Pets are welcome.

Security cameras operate on the entry to the property.
Note
Children are welcome, just keep in mind the river by the house, mostly 30-50cms deep in summer.
One of the bedroom holds the owners clothing, but there will be hooks to hang things if you need.

There is a small minor dwelling on the property, but this is about 20 metres from the main house, behind a barn on the other side of the driveway, the minor isnt visible from the house, she is very quiet,
so you shouldnt hear or see her

Special conditions:
Pets are welcome.
Security cameras operate on the entry to the property.

Being a luxury retreat, the house is not suitable for parties or events, the house is mostly used for special occasions like 50th birthdays etc. Only those on the booking can enter the property if not arranged prior, if you would like other people to visit, just let me know when booking.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$90.00 per stay); Linen (included);

For security, please send a copy of your ID when booking
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