Vacation Rental with Beach Views in the Foothills of Mount Karioi near Raglan, New Zealand

Raglan, North Island (New Zealand)
Nature Lodges
1 unit
2 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Barbecue

This beautiful room in a unique beach rental is set in the foothills of Mount Karioi, in Raglan, New Zealand. The room is an idyllic place for couples to stay for a romantic getaway while exploring the incredible countryside and beaches of the beautiful Waikato region.

The room has an incredibly comfortable queen-size bed. The room comes with a television so guests can relax in front of a movie in the evenings. There is a full ensuite bathroom that comes with the room ensuring that guests have privacy throughout their stay. Guests can relax in the room and make the most of the large windows to take in the breathtaking views of the mountain and the nearby beach. The door to the room opens up to incredible views of the Tasman Sea, and guests are only three kilometers from the beach at this rental.

Guests can enjoy their breakfast on the east deck with the morning sun shining down on them or maybe sit on the west deck and admire the view of the oceans. There is also a barbeque that guests are welcome to use, perhaps cooking a freshly caught fish from Ruapuke's fishing areas. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • Queen-size bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Coffeemaker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Linens
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Toiletries
  • Television
  • Dining table
  • Tea kettle

All bed linens are provided, as are beach towels so guests don't need to worry about getting their own towels sandy while on the beach. The rental has free Wi-Fi for guests to use. All of the rooms in the rental have a television. Guests can choose between a fully cooked breakfast, or a continental breakfast each morning. They are also welcome to help themselves to tea or coffee throughout their stay. It may be possible to cater for pets, however, guests should inquire with the host if they would like this option.

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Guest Services

  • Cafe
  • Front desk service
  • Breakfast

Breakfast is served between 7:30 am and 9:30 am.

Location + Surroundings

  • Supermarket
  • Museums
  • Shopping

This unique rental is set in glorious farmland in the foothills of Mount Karioi. Guests will have the sense of seclusion and getting away from it all, but with the convenience of Raglan being no more than 20 minutes drive from the property. Here guests will find art galleries, fashion boutiques, and restaurants.There are wonderful views of the nearby Ruapuke beach from the rental. The beach itself is only three kilometers away and is a great spot for surfing or horseriding. Guests are also close to places with wonderful natural beauty such as the Pipwharauroa Trail, and the Bridal Veil Falls. About an hour away is the city of Hamilton which even has its own lake in the center and easy access to the lakes in the surrounding area. Only 90 minutes drive away, travelers will find the Hobbiton movie set where they can explore the home of the Hobbits and see where these iconic movies were filmed. Read More


  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Wine tasting
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Water sports
  • Scuba diving
  • Stand-up paddleboarding

Being set in the foothills of Mount Karioi, guests can walk to the top and admire incredible views of Raglan, Kawhia, and Aotea. Guests can bike or walk along the Pipwharauroa Trail, which leads to the Te Uku Wind Farm. From the top of the wind farm, visitors can see yet more stunning views of the greater Waikato area including Raglan, Kawhia, the Aotea Harbour, and on clear days they may even see across to Mount Taranaki. With the close proximity of the beach, visitors can head out on the waves and try their hand at surfing, enjoy some swimming, or maybe just laze on the beach soaking up the sun.

There are horse riding tours available on the beach, as well as over the local farmland, or even up Mount Karioi. Ruapuke's Papanui Rock and the wharf in Raglan are perfect sports for anyone keen on some fishing. The Bridal Veil Falls are well worth a visit. With observation platforms and surrounded by incredible wildlife and countryside, guests can fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of this incredible country. In the nearby estuary, glampers can try some stand-up paddle boarding with Raglan Watersports who also offer kayaking, surf lesson, and much more besides. In Raglan itself, guests will find a host of galleries and fashion boutiques for a touch of urban living during their stay, There are also numerous great restaurants to choose from.

One does not simply visit this region of New Zealand without visiting the Hobbiton Movie set. 90 minutes drive from the rental, glampers can go and experience the home of the globally famous trilogy and see first hand the houses, gardens, and even the Green Dragon Pub made famous by the movies. Anyone who takes part in one of the various tours at the set can enjoy food and an ale, cider, or non-alcoholic ginger beer in the fully reconstructed pub at the end of the tour. The set also hosts numerous events to celebrate the films and the Hobbits of the Shire throughout the year. Guests should consult the website to find out what events are happening during their time in the area.

With so much to choose from, all guests have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to them, and truly enjoy an unforgettable vacation in a unique part of the world.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 02:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

. Free cancellation up to 7 days
  • You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

Pets are welcome. The host has a Miniature Schnauzer, a cat, and even a donkey so guests should inquire with the host about bringing their four-legged companion along for the vacation.

A deposit through internet banking is required at the time of booking to secure dates.

Guests are kindly reminded that smoking is only permitted outside of the rental.

During peak season and certain weekends, a minimum two-night stay may apply. Read more

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