Totara Ridge - Ruakaka Holiday Home

  • 8 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


Hidden up a long sweeping driveway and perched perfectly for postcard-worthy views lies a slice of holiday heaven - Welcome to Totara Ridge!

Located just on the outer edge of Ruakaka this contemporary take on the barn style countryside home, is host to some of the best view around. From the glistening waters of the sea to the native forest covering the surrounding landscapes.

A sunny family holiday home, Totara Ridge has an open plan living, dining and kitchen with views pouring in ensuring great indoor/outdoor flow in summer. Then during those colder months, snuggle up around the wood burner fireplace with a glass of wine.

Ruakaka is part of a beautiful coastline with lots to see and do in the area from great beaches, surf spots and even the Waipu Caves for something a bit different. Totara Ridge is just 10-minutes from the local shops, takeaways, racecourse and boat ramp - and even less to the local tavern. Feel like getting stuck into some trout fishing at Wilson's Dam, you'll love being only 3-minutes away. Historical Waipu and Whangarei are also 20mins drive away.

Looking for a place to escape the masses and enjoy some downtime with a backdrop of unforgettable scenery - Totara Ridge awaits!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 2): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower over Bath, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $23 for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Guests will be pleased to know there are two kennels onsite for medium sized dogs.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (open / wood)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Pool / Billiards table
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Totara Ridge

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Sonja & James
Stayed April 2022

Really nice place to stay for a weekend getaway. Spacious and peaceful with great views.

Stayed April 2021

Lovely house! Great views. Very relaxing vibe. Kids had a great time despite the heavy rain! The undercover areas meant we could still enjoy outside. Well equipped with everything and the managers are very lovely and quick to respond. Definitely will be back :)

Stayed May 2021

Great place to stay and could take our dog with us. Will definitely stay here again just because!

Nediljka (Ned)
Stayed January 2021

This is an great family destination. We had a fantastic time here over the weekend enjoying this lovely home. I actually enjoyed doing the dishes and staring out at the picture perfect view, honestly beautiful! The games room was good fun teaching our 10 year old to play pool and we also enjoyed the darts too. It was good to sit there and look at the view while having good family time. The living room is comfortable and enough room for everyone, love a good breakfast bar. The location is handy to Ruakaka shops and Waipu too. Great place to stay!

Stayed December 2020

While the drive was slightly challenging, it was totally worth it. Stunning views, peace and quiet, birding, nice space for everyone, we loved the man cave and enjoyed sitting on the bar stools watching the view. Beach is 10-15 minutes away and stunning. We really enjoyed our stay. Thanks.

Stayed November 2020

This is a lovely property with a stunning view and is perfectly set up for a rural escape. Thanks very much :)

Stayed November 2020

This was perfect for us, a couple and friend who were participating in a 2 day event in Whangarei. This was a great option for us, enough space to not be in each others pockets, well set out and equipped kitchen, great mancave. Really happy with our stay. Our easy going and people loving rottweilier did manage to get under the gate (sorry neighbours!) but was easily secured once we figured it out.

Stayed November 2020

Absolutely fabulous holiday house. Location was quiet and relaxed. Very spacious. Beautiful gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment building beside the main house. The house has everything you could possibly want, plus some. Short drive to beach and launching the boat. Will definitely be recommending this holiday house to family and friends.

Stayed October 2020

An excellent property, warm and cosy, amazing views and fantastic games space which the whole family thoroughly enjoyed.

Stayed February 2020

House is beautiful & the view tops it off. Awesome service received from property manager. The friendly cows in one of the surrounding paddocks & tyre swing topped it off for the kids - they loved patting them daily. Hope to return again soon. Thanks Jeanie & Jesse

Juliet SL
Stayed November 2019

We really enjoyed staying here. It is pretty remote but we loved the man cave which is like having your own pub and the Smart TV allowed lots of viewing options (we brought our own log on for streaming apps.) and great BBQ. The views are lovely and master bedroom spacious with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe.

Stayed October 2019

Lovely tidy and well presented bach with the extra bonus of a great mancave. All this in a quiet, private area with amazing views.

Stayed October 2019

Loved this house/property! Great entertainment with great views. We stayed for a parents getaway but will definitely return with our kids! Thank you!

Stayed September 2019

This was an amazing house with the most amazing views and facilities for its location. Prompt and the most polite property management. i would recommend this place to anybody looking to have the perfect get away from a busy lifestyle.

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