Ruru Retreat


Barn hosted by Wayne & Donna

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bed
  3. 1 bath
Fast wifi
At 293 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Free cancellation before Jun 13.


Every booking includes free protection from Host cancellations, listing inaccuracies, and other issues like trouble checking in.
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
Park view
Fast wifi – 293 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
49" HDTV with Netflix
Free washer – In building
Central air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

7 nights in New Plymouth

Jun 14, 2023 - Jun 21, 2023

4.99 out of 5 stars from 301 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
  • 301 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…

During your stay

We offer 100% contactless check in and check out. Generally we are around, but we work with your personal preference on this. More than happy to give you a quick over view on property. Let us know your requirements.

Wayne & Donna is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more

Cancellation policy