Franklin, Auckland South

Waimanu Countrystay - B & B Farmstay Accommodation in Auckland

Contact Romi, Gaynor, & Maximillian the Orange Cat

Ph +64-21-444 964

49 Eggleton Rd
Auckland 2679


Franklin, Auckland South

Waimanu Countrystay - B & B Farmstay Accommodation in Auckland

Photos of Waimanu Countrystay - B & B Farmstay Accommodation in Auckland


Property Description

Nestled in the bush on Auckland's rural fringe, Waimanu Countrystay is named for the stream which runs through our secluded farmlet and for the abundant native birdlife who call Waimanu home.

Just 45 minutes from Auckland's Airport and CBD, we offer you the best of all worlds during your visit to Auckland - closeness to the vibrancy of New Zealand's largest city with the relaxed ambience of farmstay accommodation - in a delightful rural setting.

Waimanu is the ideal place to stay when visiting the Franklin District. We are handy to Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Pukekohe Raceway, Spooker's Haunted Attraction, and we are the closest accommodation to Wright's Watergarden wedding venue.

Your B & B farmstay accommodation is in a private air-conditioned suite of two bedrooms - Ideal for one or two couples, or a family. Your privacy is assured as we accept only one booking at a time.

Start your day with our delicious continental breakfast. You can work-out in the gym, take a swim, relax in front of the large-screen HDTV, or surf the internet.

You are welcome to come and share our rural lifestyle with Maximillian the orange cat and Arnold and Eva, the Kunekune piglets.

Romi, Gaynor, Maximillian, the Orange Cat and Arnold and Eva, the Kunekune piglets welcome you to their home - Waimanu.


B&B Details

Type: B&B & Homestay & Farmstay & Separate Suite & Countrystay, Agriturismo,
Email: Email this host
Phone: +64-21-444 964
Beds: 1 Double
1 Queen
Total 2 Bedrooms
(Also Sofa bed in the lounge)
Total capacity for 4 guests
Baths: 1 Private
Tariff: Double: $120.00
Breakfast: Continental
Nearest Town: 48 km S of Auckland
Pets/Children: Children welcome
Facilities: Internet Available
Payments: Visa/Mastercard




Location Information

Local attractions include: - Glenbrook Vintage Steam Railway - Wright's Watergarden - Wild West Coast beaches - Pukekohe Raceway and Counties Racing Club - Spookers Haunted Attractions


Reviews: 19 reviews

"Our Bnb hosts went above and beyond our expectations. Their Bnb is a perfect getaway in the rolling hills of some of the most prime farming region of New Zealand. The accommodation was private, very clean, and all round professionally run. We'd definitely stay again."

David, 25/04/2014

"located about 45 minutes from Auckland and less from the airport, a good place to base yourselves and discover the area from good quality accommodation in an attached annex to the main house with all the facilities. Enjoyed our hosts company testing out their new patio pizza oven in the quiet countryside surroundings. Many thanks for a nice stay"

andrew maton, 07/02/2014

"Hey....great place to stay....we were there for four nights (wish it could have been more); you get a real "country feeling", yet only 45 minutes from Auckland and location makes access to to other NZ North Island destinations easy. Romi and Gaynor are fun - but their pet pigs, Eva and Arnold, certainly steal the show. Stay there! Werner and Martha Salinger"

werner salinger, 21/11/2013

"Great place to stay. We only had a short visit and stayed one night, but would have loved to stay a bit longer and really enjoyed the surroundings more. Great hosts - whom went out of their way to accommodate us. Breakfast was more than we expected, and included what was possibly the best bircher muesli I have had so far. Would definitely stay there again and also recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing night away."

Vida Hill, 15/04/2013

"Nigel and I stayed for two separate nights during our all too brief tour around NZ to celebrate our Ruby Wedding. Our time at Waimanu was one of the highlights of our trip during February and March 2013. The accommodation is spacious and well appointed, and very clean and welcoming. The breakfasts were superb, and the homemade bread, muesli and preserved fruits absolutely delicious. As well, the invitation to pick tomatoes from the vegetable garden was much appreciated. Romi and Gaynor made us feel very welcome, and we wished we could have stayed for longer. We have given cards to friends and relatives in NZ, together with strong recommendations to stay. Romi's recommendation to eat at the Village in Pumatahoe was accepted and we think our steak there was the best we have eaten anywhere! Hopefully, we will return! Elaine Furber, Bolton, UK"

Elaine Furber, 13/04/2013

"Loved our stay here, in the cozy B&B which felt like a nice 2-bedroom apartment, with ensuite bathroom living room and kitchenette. It's very tranquil, and offers scenic views of the rolling plains from the luxurious bathroom. Excellent place to recharge your batteries and the hosts are friendly, though they do give you lots of privacy so that you can enjoy your stay without feeling that your privacy is constantly invaded. And the breakfast though basic, is quite delicious - home-baked bread with spreads, cereals, weet bix, yoghurt. Highly recommended as a place to rest and relax, at a decent price."

Yvon, 05/04/2013

"Awesome stay, yummy breaky, and bonus.. being easter.. thanks for the Easter Egg :)"

Chris & Amanda, 03/04/2013

"The Waimanu Country stay is a great place to strat your adventure in NZ. Romi is a great host-friendly informative and generous with his time to welcome strangers. We had a great time and highly recommend this BnB. Al Freeman"

Al Freeman, 01/04/2013

"A relaxing and peaceful spot in the countryside. The pool was refreshing and very welcome after a long drive. Romi and Gaynor made us most welcome."

Averil and Spence Wilcox, 24/01/2013

"A relaxing and peaceful spot in the countryside. The pool was refreshing and very welcome after a long drive. Romi and Gaynor made us most welcome."

Averil and Spence Wilcox, 24/01/2013

"Very nice place. Has two bedrooms if you have a family. Spent 3 days here. Breakfast was excellent. Little towns around here very nice. Hosts are excellent."

Gerald, 28/10/2012

"nice place, nice people, a good idea for a family with children or a couple looking for a relaxing and ... unusual holday .."

Tani, 29/04/2012

"An absolutely lovely, relaxing place to stay. Beautiful food!"

Sarah Hancock, 10/04/2012

"lovely country stay, very convenient located near Auckland. the accommodation is very spacious, clean and breakfast lovely with home made products. thank you so much for your warm welcome and hopefully we ll be back.."

winnifred selukov, 10/04/2012

"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Excellent facilities and service. Everything we required was catered for. Highly recommended :-)"

Coralie Burton, 15/02/2012

"We had a lovely overnight stay at Waimanu, a delightful place and we would go again.Romi and Gaynor certainly were the perfect hosts."

Don Judkins, 14/12/2011

"I stayed here for about two months, so I had plenty of time to discover its faults. Apart from a few minor issues which have already been rectified, the only real problem I had was the distance the house is from Auckland. This won't be a problem for most guests who can drive themselves, so, in sum, there are no problems to relate. The proprietors are the reason this is such a great place to stay. They were nothing but friendly and hospitable, drove me into town when they could, provided things to make my stay even more comfortable, kept everything shipshape and, in short, did everything they could for me. I couldn't think of a better place to stay"

Kathleen, 02/11/2011

"The Waimanu Countrystay proved ideal for our recent family visit to the area. Facilities were clean and fresh with the hosts being convivial and attentive to any requests. Breackfasts were a big hit with homemade fresh bread."

Jane Askey, 11/09/2011

"I enjoyed a weekend stay at this lovely home! Set in a beautiful rural setting; it is truly a stunning property in very relaxing surrounds. The guest area is well designed, with lovely décor which was lovely and warm with a super comfy bed. This place is a must for a relaxing stay!"

Vicki Mullany, 16/08/2011