Ruru Retreat


Barn hosted by Wayne & Donna

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bed
  3. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
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Self check-in
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
A sanctuary hidden away for a peaceful stay. Loft style, this luxurious & well-appointed space is a surprise to find within​ the city. A perfect place to base your self to enjoy the treasure of Taranaki.
Down a long driveway with off street parking this very tranquil, quiet, bush-clad​ setting is perfect for unwinding & relaxing.
Lay in bed at night & listen to the "Ruru" (native owl) making his distinctive​ calls & awake in the morning to bird song you would not expect to hear in a city.

The space
Comfortable and cosy. Motorcycle friendly, with secure lock-up if required.
Off-street parking suitable for boats, campervans, cars or motorcycles.
Private access to your own space.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Valley view
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Air conditioning
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5.0 out of 5 stars from 208 reviews


Where you’ll be

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

Close to New Plymouth CBD & the Te Henui walkway.
Merrilands shopping centre is within walking distance.
Tupare gardens 2 minutes drive.
Pukekura Park, a garden of significance​, covering 52ha.
Govett-Brewster art gallery/Len Lye centre.
Sugar Loaf Islands, Volcanic isles teeming with marine life.
Mt Taranaki only 25 mins drive to some of the most breathtaking scenic walks in New Zealand.
Pukeiti Gardens, 360ha the most diverse collection of Rhododendrons in the southern hemisphere, 20 minutes drive.

Hosted by Wayne & Donna

  1. Joined in August 2019
  • 208 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Born & bred Taranaki people with a love for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking. We especially love to travel, exploring our beautiful country from top to bottom and travelling the globe, as time/circumstances allow. A passion for old cars and motorcycles accounting for a lot of shed time.
Born & bred Taranaki people with a love for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking. We especially love to travel, exploring our beautiful country from top to bottom and travelling…

During your stay

One or both of us will be available to interact with guests, offering airport pick-up & drop-off if required by prior arrangement​.

Wayne & Donna is a Superhost

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

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure

Cancellation policy