Cozy and Historic Holiday Cottage near Mercury Bay, South Island

Kuaotunu, North Island (New Zealand)
1 unit
4 guest capacity

Accommodation Description

· Barbecue

This holiday rental is a renovated gold miner's cottage located near Mercury Bay on New Zealand’s South Island. The cottage can accommodate up to four guests, making it the perfect place for a family getaway to some of the South Island’s most incredible nature.

The cottage has three bedrooms in total—the master bedroom has a lovely queen-size bed, and the second and third have single beds. In the bathroom, guests will find a walk-in shower and there is a separate toilet. There is also a cozy sitting room to relax in, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen with everything guests might need to prepare a hearty evening meal, including a fridge-freezer, an oven, and a microwave.

Outside, guests will enjoy having access to a large garden with access to a picnic area. There is also an idyllic stream that runs through the 18-acre property, making it the perfect location for a peaceful, soothing stroll. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Running water
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Hairdryer
  • Electricity
  • Safe box
  • Cell service
  • Parking
  • Bathroom
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • King-size bed
  • Queen-size bed
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Television
  • BR/DVD player
  • Toilet
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fireplace
  • Dining table
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Coffeemaker
  • Dining room
  • Linens
  • Heating
  • Shared Barbecue

Glampers staying at this property will be able to truly make the most of their location as they will have access to some high-tech astronomy equipment that will add a new dimension to nights spent looking up at the stars. Indeed, the property’s observatory is home to Coromandel Peninsula’s largest telescope, which curious guests will have access to.

Additionally, there is a deck with an outdoor fireplace and free Wi-Fi.

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Guest Services

  • Cafe
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental

A complimentary breakfast is served to guests every morning.

Additionally, guests staying for two nights or more are offered a complimentary astronomy tour, where guests can learn more about the wonders of the Coromandel Peninsula’s magnificent night’s sky.

Location + Surroundings

  • Movie theater

This idyllic property is located near the township of Kuaotunu, once a thriving mining town, which is 17 kilometers north of Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula, South Island. Glampers will be able to leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind and immerse themselves in the exquisite surrounding nature. The nearby white sandy beaches are unparalleled, making this area of the South Island a highly desirable tourist destination. Glampers will be just a short distance from a number of attractions such as Hahei, Cathedral Cove, and Hot Water Beach, and Aukland International Airport is approximately a three-hour drive away. Read More


  • Biking
  • Winter sports

Located in the heart of some of New Zealand’s most exquisite countryside, glampers staying at this property will have no-end of wonderful ways to fill their time. Glampers might wish to explore the area on foot on some of the nearby bush walks: Black Jack Scenic Reserve and Coromandel Forest Park are both a conveniently short distance from the property. There is also the opportunity to enjoy a spot of golf or tennis. Hot Water Beach is accessible in under an hour from the property and is well worth a visit as guests can dig into the sand on the beach to release geothermal hot springs to create a personal little mineral spa. The water provides a range of well-known health benefits so this is certainly an opportunity that is not to be missed.

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Accommodation Rules

  • No smoking
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

Check-in is at 3 pm and check-out is at 10 pm.

There is a minimum required booking of two nights.

The property is not suitable for children under the age of 5 due to the high decks and old gold mine tunnels.

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