Ohope, Bay of Plenty

Barnie is located a short 10-minute drive from Ohope Beach and 20 minutes from Whakatane. This tranquil haven is situated on the picturesque shores of Ohiwa Harbour, sharing the same enchanting property as Ataahua Ruru.

Barnie is a beautifully hand-crafted American barn built in 2004 using traditional timber-framing techniques. A large open-plan space, the interior has been artfully divided into bedroom, living and kitchen spaces. With beautiful timber-clad walls, it exudes warmth and serenity. Exquisite chandeliers add a touch of rustic luxury.

Throw open the massive barn doors at one end, inviting the golden sunlight and crisp sea breeze inside. Or enjoy the sun-drenched deck where you'll find an intimate connection with the natural world outside - including masses of native birds and stunning sea views. Each night, the soothing call of the Ruru will lull you to sleep, and you'll awaken to a symphony of birdsong.

Just a short 10-metre stroll from Barnie, is a semi-outdoor bathroom, with a luxurious outdoor bath.

Enjoy the use of the complimentary kayaks during your stay to explore the harbour. Or go for a swim right on your doorstep at high tide.  At low tide, take a leisurely stroll along the harbour edge and at night, soak away your cares in a deep outdoor bath under a canopy of stars.

FROM $395 p/n

Includes Kayaks

  • Sleeps 2
            Dogs welcome
      Dogs welcome

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


Burke Road, Wainui 3198


Barnie is located just 10 minutes from Ohope Beach and 20 minutes from Whakatane on the shores of the beautiful Ohiwa Harbour.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].


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  • Eating and Drinking

    The barn kitchen has everything you need for self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the gas stove and elements or the BBQ. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. 

    If you want a break from cooking, Ohope is just a 12km drive and Whakatane just 19km drive - and both have a selection of fantastic cafes and restaurants. For an extra special treat, try one of your host, Aleisha's, Berry Nice or Decadent Chocolate Cheesecakes, which you can order during the online booking process.

    If you need to pop out for supplies, you'll find supermarkets in Whakatane and a 4-Square in Ohope.

  • Things to do

    You'll find plenty to keep you entertained at Barnie!

    Enjoy an evening soak in a hot bath under the stars. Take a walk around the property and adjoining harbour and enjoy the abundant birdlife. Two kayaks are provided so you can enjoy the water right on your doorstep or go for a swim. 

    There are plenty of board games and a selection of books to enjoy. Laze the day away listening to your favourite tunes by connecting to the Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker provided.

    If you're keen to get active and explore the region, hit the surf at Ohope or Ohiwa Beach, both just 10 minutes away. If you're into biking, bring the bikes and ride the popular Motu Bike Trail near Opotiki, 20 minutes away. There are lots of beautiful bush walks to enjoy in the surrounding area too.

  • Your hosts

    Tony, Aleisha, and Sky are your hosts at Barnie. Their journey started here after a road trip led them to this 14-acre paradise.

    Their stunning property graces the borders of Ohiwa Harbour, stretching across 14 acres of organic bliss adorned with native trees and abundant bird life.

    This off-grid haven invites you to reconnect with nature and tranquillity. Your hosts await your arrival and warm-heartedly welcome you to this enchanting seaside retreat.

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