Spectacular Cottage Rental Surrounded by Lush Forest in Waikanae, North IslandKapiti, North Island (New Zealand)
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· Kid-friendly · Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
This spectacular cottage rental is located in Waikanae, North Island and provides up to three guests. It has two bedrooms and one full bathroom. The first bedroom features a king-size bed, a washbasin, a ceiling fan, and a private balcony. The second bedroom is fitted with a king single bed set beneath a ceiling with exposed wooden beams. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, a large mirror, a walk-in shower, and windows providing views of the surrounding foliage. Linens and towels are provided.
Set beneath a cathedral ceiling with wood panelling that matches the wooden floors below, the open-plan living area, dining area, and kitchen form a magnificent, multifunctional space in which the division between inside and outside is minimized through an array of large windows on both the walls and the ceilings—a minimization that can be further accentuated by leaving open the four-meter-high barn doors leading into the cottage.
The living area is furnished with a sofa, two armchairs, and a fireplace. The dining area can seat six guests. The fully-equipped kitchen has an oven, a stove, a microwave, a dishwasher, and a refrigerator. Wi-Fi, a television with a DVD player and Sky TV, and laundry facilities. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a television with a DVD player and Sky TV, and laundry facilities.
Outside, guests will find a deck with an umbrellaed table and chairs, private parking, and a tree house spa pool that overlooks a mountain stream—the perfect place to relax and enjoy the songs of the forest's abundant birdlife after a day full of outdoor adventure! Read More
- King-size bed
- Private Lounge/Living room
- BR/DVD player
- Dining table
- Kitchen equipment
- Outdoor furniture
- Tea kettle
- Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
- Twin/Single bed
Inside, guests will enjoy amenities such as Wi-Fi, a television with a DVD player and Sky TV, and laundry facilities. Outside, they will find a deck, a balcony, private parking, and a tree house spa pool that overlooks a mountain streamRead More
- Laundry service
Location + Surroundings
This property is located in Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast of the North Island, 45 minutes' drive from Wellington City. It is situated right next to the Hemi Matenga Memorial Park Scenic Reserve. Completely surrounded by the lush foliage of native trees, the rental provides guests with a secluded setting in which they can immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region’s coastal forest. The melodies of the forest’s abundant birdlife provide a soothing aural backdrop to complement the visual splendor of the environment, while a mountain stream passing through the land below provides a focal point for the views to be enjoyed from the cottage’s tree house spa pool.
At the adjacent reserve, guests will find an accessible walking path and one of the largest stands of kohekohe forest in all of New Zealand amid 330 hectares of pristine nature. For more enjoyment of the great outdoors, guests can visit the nearby Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve, Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Manawatu Estuary, and Kapiti Island. Other attractions in the area include the Southward Car Museum and the Kapiti Coast Museum. Guests will find a variety of restaurants and shops in downtown Waikanae, which is just a 15-minute walk away. The property is about an hour from Wellington, where the nearest international airport is located. Read More
- Whitewater rafting
For walking, hiking, and birdwatching, guests will find trails and abundant birdlife in the adjacent Hemi Matenga Memorial Park Scenic Reserve, where they can see one of the largest stands of kohekohe forest in all of New Zealand. More opportunities for walking, hiking, and birdwatching can be found in the other natural areas with which the Kapiti Coast abounds, such as Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve, Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Manawatu Estuary, and Kapiti Island.
To explore the area’s scenic landscape in a more adrenaline-pumping manner, guests can go quad biking with Kapiti 4x4 Adventure. To see it from high above, guests can go gliding with the Wellington Gliding Club. Other more adventurous activity options include river rafting, rock climbing, and abseiling in the Otaki Gorge.
For golfing, guests can hit the links at the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, the Kapiti Golf Club, the Waikanae Golf Club, and the Otaki Golf Club. Guests interested in wine tasting can visit Ohau Wines and the Lindale Center, while chocolate lovers can tour the Nyco Chocolate Factory.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No smoking
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
Pets and smoking are not permitted.