65on45: Ōkato Retro Studio - Taranaki Surf Highway


Entire guesthouse hosted by Dave & Rebecca

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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This cosy, remodelled self-contained studio is located on Surf Highway 45, the main route through Ōkato village, one of Taranaki’s most historic and creative areas. Only 20 minutes from New Plymouth but far enough to enjoy village life. Explore the mountain or coastal scenic areas with this studio as your base.
Fun and stylish this unique space is perfect for those looking to stay somewhere a bit different.
Pets allowed - 2 max. Please book your pets in when booking - there is a $30 pet fee.

The space
Built in 1961, your studio apartment started life as a Pharmacy. Along the years it has been an Art Gallery and Photographic Studio. We have renovated it with that in mind - providing a creative retreat with a contemporary loft-style feel.

Property is directly on the main road - there may be vehicle noise at times.

Cook in the retro kitchenette and dine on the deck surrounded by mature trees.

After a cold surf, enjoy a hot soak in the bath on the enclosed bathing deck.
The unique fittings and design features enable the studio to 'pack down' and transform from a cosy living space to a pop-up gallery or shop. All ideas welcome!

We can recommend some wonderful walks and fishing spots on Hangatahua (Stony) River and the beautiful coastline. Eating out options include delicious pies and coffee across the road at Downtown Cafe, delicious eats at Mighty Ltd, excellent fish and chips next door, licences dining at Stony House, or Italian in nearby Ōakura.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
EV charger
Central air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

7 nights in Okato

Sep 4, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022

4.89 out of 5 stars from 149 reviews


Where you’ll be

Okato, Taranaki, New Zealand

Mid way between beautiful Ōakura (beach/village) and iconic Ōpunakē town, Ōkato is a short drive from Mount Taranaki trails and some of New Zealand’s best surf beaches. Great local cafes and fish & chip shop .

Hosted by Dave & Rebecca

  1. Joined in August 2017
  • 149 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
We love living in Okato and hope you enjoy your stay. Our house is situated at the rear of the Studio (35m away) - you’ll have the Studio all to yourself.


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During your stay

Generally we are close by at weekends, most evenings, and contactable by phone otherwise.

Dave & Rebecca 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 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy