Escape to the Hidden Waters Schoolhouse

Bach or holiday home | Kerikeri | #21517

9.3/10 (6 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Surrounded by native bush, mature gardens and a stunning private waterfall
  • Picturesque, peaceful and serene but minutes away from Kerikeri township and plenty of activities
  • Two seperate dwellings available - Check out the 'Homestead' if you're after something larger

Wrapped around a magnificent stream, 'Hidden Waters' includes two seperate dwellings, six acres of mature, rock-lined gardens and four acres of covenanted native bush, with the highlight a 17 metre waterfall.

The Schoolhouse is set in its own private two-acre site, seperated from the other dwelling by a high rock wall. While completely renovated, this single-bedroom unit with a large deck retains much of its former character as a classroom, including two sets of French doors, magnificent wooden floors and even a blackboard! The sofa can be used to sleep on. Sleeps 2-4 people.

The property boasts a series of forest walks to towering kauri, totara and rimu. A meditation platform sits high in the trees. A stream winds through the bush, culminating in rapids and a stunning private waterfall, complete with a plunge pool - ideal for summer afternoons. The perfect place for a weekend, a week, or the entire school holidays.

Families with children should be aware that the property is next to a flowing river with bluffs and steep dropoffs so young children need to be well supervised.

The owners love the property with a passion and can't wait to share it with you!

Special conditions: Activities all within short driving distance - swimming and walking onsite. Two seperate houses available. Any questions? Feel free to call Harcourts Kerikeri on 09 407 6125.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Schoolhouse Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Schoolhouse Lounge

    Other sleeping area

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (8)

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  • Lovely property that was quiet and secluded

    Lovely property that was quiet and secluded. The advertised waterfall is fantastic and we loved swimming there, but it is only accessible through the garden of the adjoining house which felt a bit intrusive for them. The advertised sofa-bed is insufficient and couldn't comfortably sleep adults. If this was changed then it would be a great batch for four people.

    thecatandthecanoe 100%|7x Jan 2015

  • We found the waterfall! What a great little hideaway

    We found the waterfall! What a great little hideaway. We'll definitely be back.

    jsna001 100%|2x Feb 2014

  • Great property, large spacious house and gardens, lots of room for running...

    Great property, large spacious house and gardens, lots of room for running around and/or sunbathing. Good size for large groups. The water fall and swimming hole is a bonus. Only negative (which is easily fixed) was the cleanliness of the BBQ and supplies of things like toilet paper and laundry detergent which had all run out.

    lego366 100%|4x Feb 2014

  • Gorgeous property and very nice furnishings

    Gorgeous property and very nice furnishings. The waterfall and bush is enchanting. We are a couple with 2 school aged boys. Our family had a very enjoyable stay and would love the chance to stay their again. I have no hesitation in recommending this place to others and have done so with my friends.

    LaurenKu2 100%|1x Feb 2014

  • Absolutely awesome stay

    Absolutely awesome stay. Really nice, tranquil spot. The nearby waterfall/swimming hole was amazing. Next time I'm in Kerikeri I'll definitely try and book this place again.

    nibble 100%|1x Jan 2014

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