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



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  • Eating and Drinking

    The barn kitchen has everything you need for self-catering, including a full-sized fridge. 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 is just a 19km drive - and both have a selection of fantastic cafes and restaurants. For something special, treat yourself to Aleisha's, Berry Nice Cheesecake, 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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    Absolutely magical stay, could not have asked for more!


    Alison Salmon - 20 May 2024

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    We loved our stay at Barnie. We always look for different, quirky, beautiful places, and Barnie ticked all those boxes. Our hosts were nothing short of amazing. We cannot thank them enough for creating such an amazing experience.


    Kellez Mcmanus - 20 May 2024

    2 / 11

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    We really enjoyed our stay at Barnie. A wonderful location and a really unique property. We especially enjoyed the opportunity to stargaze and a rare glimpse of the Aurora.


    Rebecca Whitehead - 14 May 2024

    3 / 11

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    Such a beautiful setting amongst the trees, with the harbour so close to go for low tide walks. Nothing better than waking up to Tui singing in the trees. Super friendly, helpful, and informative hosts. Loved our stay.


    - 02 May 2024

    4 / 11

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    Barnie was just what was needed. Quiet, clean, and full of character. Well-appointed for our stay, loved the bath and the bird life. Highly recommend Barnie if you want a few days of nature and relaxation. Our hosts were amazing!


    - 29 Apr 2024

    5 / 11

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    We enjoyed our stay and loved the setup at Wainui Seaside Glamping. We will be back again at a later stage to stay in the glamping tent.


    - 29 Apr 2024

    6 / 11

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    Barnie! What a treat! If you’re looking for a unique, awesome space to spend a couple of days in an amazing location with no interruptions, fun water activities at your back door, and love being surrounded by nature… Barnie is where it’s at! Loved our stay. Made some special memories! Ngā mihi.


    - 11 Apr 2024

    7 / 11

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    Great location and friendly hosts. Short trip to Ohope, while feeling like you are miles from no where.


    - 12 Mar 2024

    8 / 11

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    Truly wonderful place to stay - left feeling relaxed, refreshed, and uplifted. Would highly recommend staying at Barnie.


    - 12 Mar 2024

    9 / 11

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    This place is amazing. You really have to experience it to see for yourself.


    - 12 Dec 2023

    10 / 11

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    Can't believe this little gem was local to us, and we never experienced Barnie before. A mini-break that felt like a holiday. Aleisha was an exceptional host. We have already recommended this stay to our friends and family, and we will be back for sure!


    - 14 Nov 2023

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