Guests staying at Miller House are invited to retreat from their busy lives to relax in the luxury of the Kaipo suite at this elegant, historic farmhouse.
While the property is located in a small rural village you are only 45 minutes drive from Auckland International airport, (55 minutes from Auckland city, and 14 minutes from State Highway 1). You stay in the calm and beautifully appointed surroundings of the extensive 60 square metres, sun filled Kaipo suite, with views over the garden and surrounding farmland. This accommodation comprises the very large master bedroom with ensuite, and a private dining room, both these open to the verandahs with direct access to the garden.
At Miller House your booking ensures privacy. A second (queen) West Verandah bedroom, adjacent to the suite, can be made available to your additional guests, if required. This room also opens through french doors on to the verandah.
The house dates back to 1895 when James Miller bought 100 acres in the centre of Onewhero village. The property has over 5 hectares (12 acres) of grounds and guests can enjoy walking in the gardens, or wandering through the 1.5 hectares of mature native bush with its spring fed stream, native pigeons, Pukekos, Tuis and range of beautiful ancient trees.
Croquet and Petanque can be set up on the old tennis court for those wishing to just soak up the atmosphere, or there is a large range of local attractions and activities, good bike rides, surfing at Port Waikato, caving at Nikau Caves, motorsport at Pukekohe just to mention just a few. More of the local and regional attractions easily accessible from Miller House are listed on the Local Attractions page.
The property has beef cattle, frizzle bantams, Ned the farm dog, pheasants and the usual measure of rabbits, for which Baz the cat is employed, (he “works cheap” and he won’t bother you, so your total privacy is assured).
Bird song, and elegant calm all within easy reach of your next destination.
Recent reviews from guests who stayed at Miller House:
“The best, no more no less” — CHW – Denmark
“I want to thank you again for hosting ..and for making our stay so wonderful..I really love the property and the house. I’ve never slept in a more comfortable bed”
— CU – Germany
“A wonderfully rejuvenating stay – beautiful garden, splendid host and the breakfast was delicious!” – LE – Auckland
“Thank you for creating this inspiration of a house. I don’t only mean the furniture and the art. What I am most thankful for the vibes and the energy. Energy that uplifts the imagination to whole new levels. Energy that has a rare combination of humane and aristocratic. Here it is again – I dread not finding the right words but I am blessed for the experience and the emotion.
Thank you for the delicious dinner we enjoyed every bite of it. And with it for reminding us what it is like to feel genuinely welcome and cared for.” – Vivian – Austria
The best tips for your New Zealand trip. Miller House /Onewhero. A gem in the rural area south of Auckland, ideally located when you are on your way in or out of the city, Hostess Hilary has transformed the former 1895 farmhouse into a luxurious B and B. From the huge bedroom one looks out into the elegant garden, breakfast is served on the veranda. – Daniel Schertz, (travel writer Vienna)