Off-The-Grid Luxury Holiday Cottage with Waikato River Views near Auckland, North Island

Waiuku, North Island (New Zealand)

Off-The-Grid Luxury Holiday Cottage with Waikato River Views near Auckland, North Island

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4.9 48 Reviews

"This was the absolute best getaway experience I have EVER had. Very unique and perfect in ever way, the cabin is 100% private and cozy. Upon arrival…"

Faraimo, guest in April 29, 2018.
Private Cottage
2 guests
1 Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen
Entire Cottage

Waikato holiday accommodation | Auckland, North Island glamping

This off-the-grid, luxury cottage accommodation is located in a peaceful setting overlooking the Waikato River in Waiuku District of Auckland, North Island of New Zealand and is perfect for a couple to enjoy a restful holiday. There are one bedroom and one bathroom, and the bedroom has a king-size bed and double doors leading out onto a private balcony offering great views of the Waikato River and the surrounding greenery. Guests can enjoy the sunset from the comfort of the bedroom, or step onto the terrace to take in the fresh air. All linens, toiletries, and towels are provided. The bathroom has a shower, a toilet, and a sink.

The fully-equipped kitchen comes with a range of modern appliances for guests to cook a tasty meal. There is a refrigerator, plenty of utensils, and a sink. There is no oven, so cooking can be done on a gas hob. Other amenities include comfy vintage chairs to relax on, and a wood-burning fire to warm up by on a chilly evening.

Outside, there is a wonderful soaking bathtub with hot water and views of the Waikato River and the sunset. There is also direct access to acres of land and beautiful views of the wide, open spaces from various points of the cottage. Guests will feel at one with nature with the river just at their feet in this rustic Auckland cottage.

Guests will have access to a wood-burning fireplace indoors.

Outside, there is a barbecue for alfresco cooking, and a fabulous outdoor bath facing the sunset. There is also a private boat ramp for guests who wish to bring a boat. All river activities are tide-dependent. Plenty of free parking is available on-site.

Sporty guests can enjoy a range of facilities such as horseback riding (BYO horse) boating from the ramp or punting on the flat bottom (very stable) duck punts. There is a great mountain bike park at Puni, just 10 minutes from the cottage, and a bike/walk track through the bush on the farm.

1 bed

  • 1 King-size bed

Features and services

  • Fireplace
  • barbecue Shared Barbecue
  • Telescope
  • Coffeemaker
  • Bathtub
  • Firewood
  • Shower
  • Private Kitchen
  • Linens and pillows
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Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: From 02:00 PM
  • Check out: 11:00 AM
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared
This is a non-smoking property, with a maximum occupancy of two guests.

Pets are not allowed on site.

Smoking is only permitted outside. Guests should ensure all cigarette ends are properly disposed of.

There is no Wi-Fi at the rental, but the cell service is strong for guests to use their smartphones.

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

Cancellation policy: Fifteen

Add check in and check out dates to get the cancellation details

Free cancellation up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed.

After that 24 hours, cancel before and get a 50% refund (minus the service fee).

Free cancellation up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least .

After that 24 hours, cancel before and get a 50% refund (minus the service fee).

No refund if you cancel less than days before check in.

Free cancellation until .

After that, cancel before and get a 50% refund.


Location and surroundings

Waiuku, North Island (New Zealand)

Detailed location provided after booking

  • Town/City
  • Airport


  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • kayak Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching

The property is only 15 minutes from Waiuku, where guests can explore the Awhitu Peninsular and the black sands of Kariotahi Beach on the west coast. On the windy beach, there is a range of sea activities to enjoy such as surfing, swimming, and blow cart sailing. The location is also perfect for enjoying the beautiful sunset at night.

The area is also ideal for outdoor activities of all kinds. Whitebait fishing is available on the river delta, where guests can explore by boat. The surrounding mountains are also home to endless trails for hikers and mountain bikers alike, bring your on bikes. There are three acres of the native bush block near the cottage, with beautiful sunset views by the wide, open space.

There is plenty of good trails and log jumps for horseback riding. Guests are welcome to bring their horse and ride around the creek banks on the farm. Birdwatchers will also enjoy this area, as the property overlooks a rejuvenation project that aims to revive the areas for the endangered Matuku and Matata, or Bittern and Fernbirds.