Charming Family Friendly Cottage Rental with 360-degree Views near the Town of Thames in New Zealand

Thames, North Island (New Zealand)

Charming Family Friendly Cottage Rental with 360-degree Views near the Town of Thames in New Zealand

Vacation Rentals
1 unit
5 guest capacity
Private Bathroom

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Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Barbecue
This charming family-friendly cottage rental with 360-degree views is a short distance from the town of Thames in New Zealand and can sleep up to five guests.

There are two bedrooms and one full bathroom. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and the second bedroom has two twin-size bunks. A fifth guest can be accommodated on a fold-up bed. The French-style bathroom has a walk-in shower, a vanity, and a toilet. Cozy linens, electric blankets, and fluffy bath towels are provided.

There is a self-contained kitchen with a refrigerator, a stove, a coffeemaker and a kettle. Cookware, dinnerware, and utensils are provided. The bright and spacious dining area is defined by a large throw rug and has a white wooden table and chairs with seating for six. A large sliding door leads out to the deck.

The living room has a coordinating sofa and chair. Guests can curl up by the wood-burning stove to enjoy a good book or watch some TV. The cottage also comes equipped with heating to help keep warm in cooler weather. There is a desk area that is laptop-friendly and guests will appreciate the convenience of Wi-Fi. A washing machine, an iron, a hairdryer, shampoo, and soaps are all available for guests use.

Outside, guests will find a wrap-around covered porch complete with patio furniture. There are multiple outdoor seating and eating areas and a BBQ at the main lodge that guests are welcome to use. In addition, there is a communal lounge with a 3D TV inside the lodge that guests are free to enjoy. On-site parking is possible, but a four-wheel drive vehicle is required to reach the property. Otherwise, guests will be met at the front gate and transported via shuttle.

Features

  • Bathroom
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Deck/Patio
  • Television
  • Dining table
  • Linens and pillows
  • Cooking basics
  • Parking
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Fireplace
There are four types of accommodation to choose from at this property. Guests will have the choice of a bush hut, one of two cottages, or a lodge. The hut has running water, a small kitchenette, and outdoor bath facilities. There is no power at this site. All other properties have bedrooms, a bathroom, and kitchen facilities. The main lodge has a full kitchen and common area that guests are welcome to use. The cottages and lodge are equipped with heating and have Wi-Fi access. With the exception of the hut, all accommodations have bedding, electric blankets, and towels. The main lodge has an indoor common area with a 3D TV.

Outside on the property, there are terraces, gardens, and picnic areas. A BBQ at the main lodge can be used by guests. There is on-site parking, however, a four-wheel drive vehicle will be necessary to maneuver up the steep drive.

Guest Services

  • Shuttle
Please be advised that all guests will be met or picked up in the shuttle at the retreat entrance. Please contact the hosts in advance to notify of approximate arrival time in order to avoid delays.

Limited housekeeping is provided.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
Entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Museums
This fantastic, family-friendly property is situated on 45 hectares and offers spectacular views of the Firth of Thames and the Coromandel mountain ranges. The town of Thames is only 12 minutes away and will provide visitors with options for both leisure and recreation. The Butterfly and Orchid Garden is a mere two miles away, and within six miles is the Thames Historical Museum and Goldfields Shopping Centre. The property itself also offers many tours, which include farm tours, a horse experience, possum spotting, glow worms, and bivy building for the kids. There are also some beautiful swimming holes close by.

The Pinnacles and Ngatea Water Gardens are within 20 miles of the property. Just outside of Thames is Tararu Bay, which can be seen from the property's cottages at the top of the hill. A three-mile journey from the bay through the valley and along the river will bring guests to their final destination. A stay here in the remote, natural landscape is sure to offer a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Activities

  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Zip-lining

This property is very family oriented and offers a variety of activities for all ages. Take a farm tour and collect eggs, feed the animals or learn about the Manuka honey production. The tour leads all the way to the Nightingale Waterfall and river where guests can take a dip one of the many swimming holes or sunbathe on the rocks. Explore the river on a guided tour and try a hand at gold panning. Walk the Dinosaur Rock bushwalk along the Tararu Creek past the T-Rex and discover an old mining cave.

Learn to build a bush Bivi with native plants, develop some survivor skills or learn what kind of bushes produce edible fruits. Stay active with biking and hiking or relax on one of the many beaches. Thrill-seekers may wish to visit Sleeping Gods Canyon to partake in ziplining, abseiling, and more. The town of Thames also offers restaurants, cafes, markets and a museum.

Accommodation Rules

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

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.
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Additional Information

Check-in is 2:00 pm and check-out is at 10:00 am. The minimum age of the primary renter is 18. Children are welcome.

Smoking is not allowed. Pets are welcome, however, extra fees may apply.

Supplements are not calculated in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately. Please note the property only accepts cash payment.

There are three dogs on the property who love to visit and play. They are great with both kids and adults.

Before any tour, you will be asked to sign a waiver that ensures you understand the rules and regulations of behavior and safety.

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