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Cozy and Historic Holiday Cottage near Mercury Bay, South Island

Kuaotunu, North Island (New Zealand)

Cozy and Historic Holiday Cottage near Mercury Bay, South Island

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Private Cottage
4 guests
Private Bathroom
Entire Cottage

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

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.

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 rotating observatory dome is home to Coromandel Peninsula’s largest telescope which all curious guests will have access to and will receive a complimentary stargazing tour (weather permitting).

There is no mobile phone coverage or Wi-Fi in the Miners Cottage. Wi-Fi can be accessed at the nearby Observatory Lodge if necessary.

Features and services

  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • barbecue Shared Barbecue
  • Coffeemaker
  • hairdryer Hairdryer
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Kitchen
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COVID-19 Actions

Thorough cleaning and disinfection undertaken between guests.

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Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check out: Flexible
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared
Check-in is at 3 pm and check-out is at 10 pm.

There is a minimum required booking of two nights in the Observatory Lodge and three nights in the Miners Cottage.

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

As we have stock on property unfortunately pets can not be accommodated.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy: Moderate

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Free cancellation until .

After that, cancel before and get a 50% refund (minus service fee).

If you cancel before check in day get a 50% refund (minus service fee).

It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.


Location and surroundings

Kuaotunu, North Island (New Zealand)

Detailed location provided after booking


  • Wildlife watching

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.