Address: 683 School Road, Tomarata,  RD4, Wellsford 0974

Owner: Waitapu Farms Limited

Manager Details: Nicky Murray Ph 027 683 2754

1.0   Definitions

1.1   “The Property” refers to the driveway, its surrounding lawns and all areas of garden inside the post and rail boundary fence of the house.

1.2   “The House” refers to Radcliffe Cottage, a three bedroom house for up to 6 occupants maximum.

1.3   “The Guest” refers to the person entering into the agreement to rent the house who bears the full responsibility for ensuring the terms and conditions are  adhered to.

1.4   “Waitapu Farms” refers to the owner and the management of the Farmstay


2.0   Waitapu Farms

2.1   Check in is at 2pm or after.  Please let us know your expected arrival time so that we can arrange to meet you after your arrival.  Check out is by 11am.

2.2   Tea and coffee are provided can be refreshed if ingredients run low. The house is fully furnished and equipped with all appliances and bedding needs.               

The nearest town is Wellsford 15kms from the house or approx 15 mins drive.  Information pertaining to local attractions in the area is detailed in the Information Manual provided upon arrival.       

2.3   All utilities are included in the rental price.  Waitapu Farms undertakes to provide: Wood burner fire with firewood, water and electricity. A landline phone is provided for local calls only and WiFi is available free of charge.

2.4   Linens, towels and basic cleaning products are also provided in the house. There is a spare set of all linen and towels for bookings longer than two nights.


3.0   Bookings and Cancellations

3.1   Payment

3.1.1         In order to reserve the House for the requested period, payment of 25% of the total tariff is due upon reservation.

3.1.2        Waitapu Farms accepts payment by credit card or bank transfer.

3.1.3         Security Deposit of 10may be required upon arrival.  If a credit card number is given, the card will be authorised for this amount but not charged.  This authorisation will lapse 3 days after the end of the guests stay.


3.2   Confirmation

3.2.1          The reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of deposit.  Waitapu Farms will record the payment and confirm the reservation at that stage.

3.2.2          The remainder of the payment is due prior to arrival. Waitapu Farms reserves the right to book the house for any other guest during the requested dates if payment has not been received.


3.3   Cancellations

3.3.1          As per 3.1.1, deposit payment is required upon reservation.  In case of cancellation between the reservation and 5 days before the stay the full deposit will be refunded.

3.3.2          Cancellation before 48 hours of stay will result in 50% of payment being refunded.

3.3.3          Cancellation less than 24 hours before the reserved date will result in the forfeit of all monies paid.

3.3.4          No credit can be given for late arrival or early departure for any reason.

3.3.5          No cancellations are allowed due to weather.

3.3.6          Force Majeure:


4.0   Working Farm

4.1   Waitapu Farms is a fully operational working farm with a number of hazards and as such safety for guests outside the perimeter of the rental property cannot be guaranteed.

4.2   All guests must please restrict their movements to the rental property, the house and driveway as specified in 1.1 and not venture further afield into the farm without a member of staff or by prior arrangement.

4.3  Do not enter any buildings on the property with out a member of staff, please leave all gates as you found them and do not enter paddocks in which stock are grazing. Please treat all fences as ‘live’ and take extreme care around waterways and roadways.


5.0   Guest Responsibilities

5.1   In agreeing to rent the property, guests undertake to treat the house and property in a careful manner and to maintain the property in good order and appearance.

5.2   Guests are to conduct themselves in a manner that is inoffensive to neighbours and to the animals.

5.3   The house is designed to accommodate a maximum of  guests This limit may not be extended without express written permission from Waitapu Farms.

5.4   Pets are not allowed however, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the manager at the time of booking and prior to arrival at Radcliffe Cottage.

5.5   This is a non- smoking house and property.  Smoking is only allowed in the designated area on the front deck.  Any cigarette butts are to be disposed of properly and not left anywhere on the property.  Any violation of the smoking policy will incur a $50 fine and if additional cleaning is necessary this will be subtracted from the security deposit.

5.6   End of stay general clean up. Full cleaning is provided by Waitapu Farms


6.0   Security Deposit

6.1   As set out in 3.1.3, we reserve the right to require a security deposit of ${x} upon arrival.

6.2   This will be returned to the guest at the end of the stay if the above terms and conditions are complied with.

6.3   Specifically, the deposit will be returned where:

6.3.1          The maximum occupancy limit was adhered to;

6.3.2          No damage, other than ordinary wear and tear, is done to the home or contents;

6.3.3          No linens or household items are missing;

6.3.4          No early check in or late check out;

6.3.5          The house has not been smoked in.


7.0   Compliance

7.1   Failure to comply with the above terms and conditions may result in immediate eviction or a fine being imposed.

7.2   Failure to comply may result in security deposit not being refunded.


8.0   Agreement

8.1   The payment of your deposit is confirmation that you agree to these terms.