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

4.9 53 Reviews

"Thankyou Kim and Stu for having us! It was such an awesome stay, left us feeling super relaxed. All the special additions and extra efforts put in ma…"

Tabi, guest in Aug. 27, 2023.
  • Entire accommodation to yourself

    Enjoy having the accommodation to yourself; with all facilities for exclusive and private use

  • Perfect for hiking

    The host recommends this activity

  • Free cancellation if cancelled within 24 hours of confirmation and more than 15 days before check-in

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Entire Cottage

Cottage • 2 guests • 1 Private Bathroom • Private Kitchen

About this place

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). 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.

Waikato holiday accommodation | Auckland, North Island glamping

1 bed

  • 1 King-size bed

Features and services

  • Private Kitchen

  • Bathtub

  • Hiking

  • Fishing

  • Fireplace

  • Fridge

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove

    Stove

  • barbecue

    Shared Barbecue

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Property reviews

4.9 - 53 Reviews

Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: From 02:00 PM
  • Check out: 11:00 AM
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old

  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old

  • No Pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

  • 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

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

After that 24 hours, cancel before and get a 50% refund.

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.

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

Free cancellation until .

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

Details

Location and surroundings

Luxury cottage accommodation near Waikato River, Auckland

Waiuku, North Island (New Zealand)

Detailed location provided after booking

  • Town/City
  • Airport

Activities near Waiuku, North Island

  • Hiking

  • Horseback riding on-site

  • Biking on-site

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing on-site

  • Fishing on-site

  • Yoga on-site

  • Wildlife watching on-site

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.

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