Aruhe facilities

Aruhe offers private, separate and completely self-contained studio accommodation set amongst native bush with ocean views.

Modern comfort at Aruhe

Aruhe is a sustainably designed, modern and open plan cottage that can comfortably accommodate up to four people.

The comfortable king-sized bed has an electric blanket and looks out to the generous living area. There is a comfortable sofabed that can be made into two single beds or another double bed. Waking up, perhaps to the dawn chorus, guests can feel the peacefulness of the surrounding natural environment.

There is generous storage space including shelves and wardrobe, and a heat pump for cooler days. The bathroom has a shower, hand basin and toilet.

Sustainable design

The wooden exterior is built from recycled weatherboard from a demolished house and the decks are largely recycled timbers. Inside, the bamboo flooring is resilient, warm and beautiful. The walls are insulated with natural wool fibre.

Catering options

A selection of breakfast ingredients are included in the tariff and provided for you to prepare as and when you wish. The kitchen cupboards hold most basic ingredients and if you plan to self-cater you will need to bring your own fresh meal items. Alternatively, you may like to share a meal with your host at extra charge (please advise when you book).

Aruhe's Popular Dish

The kitchen has a large fridge, a freezer compartment, a convection microwave oven and a two-burner gas hob. The kitchen is well equipped with utensils, bakeware and pots including dining room crockery and cutlery.

Aruhe's home made

There is easy flow from the kitchen to the extensive decks that surround three sides of Aruhe Studio. If you prefer outdoor cooking, a barbeque is available. Deck furniture allows you to relax, read or snooze in the shade or sun. There is an outdoor dining table with four chairs.

Mobile and Wifi coverage

There are no phone towers in the area so use of mobile phones is restricted. A five or ten minute drive will bring you within phone range if you need it. There is a landline which you are welcome to use; national and international calls will be charged. Wifi is available.


Nearby there is parking, and it’s a short walk through the bush from car to accommodation. If your vehicle is larger than the average car then I suggest you take extra special care as the drive is steep and narrow.


Guests are welcome to use the laundry at the main house.


The Studio is smoke-free. If you do smoke, please do so outdoors and dispose of butts in a responsible manner.


Your pets are welcome and I ask that you are responsible about their behaviour, especially where the furniture is concerned. The property is not fenced and I take no responsibility for your pet’s welfare. Possums, though not protected, may present a challenge as they are frequent visitors.

Self Contained Studio

  • Self-contained  studio sleeps two in a King-size bed with an electric blanket.  Arrangements can be made to sleep one or two additional people.
  • Kitchen is stocked with basic food items.
  • Breakfast ingredients are supplied.
  • Evening meal can be shared with the host at extra cost (please advise when you book).
  • Crockery and cutlery for four.
  • A large fridge with freezer cabinet.
  • Two burner gas hob.
  • Convection microwave.
  • Outside BBQ.
  • Sofa
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Bathroom with shower, hand basin and toilet
  • Use of shared laundry
  • Pets allowed if responsible care is taken
  • Smoke-free area