Weekender Cottage Matakana

Cottage | Matakana | #22936

9.3/10 (94 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Relax by the wood burner, walk down the garden path to the Glen Eden river and admire the Tui, Kereru and Fantail in the established trees.

Located just beside our historic school house, the cottage is private and super comfortable with quirky decor and artwork throughout and garden views from every room.

Just around the corner you'll find Charlies Gelato garden, the Matakana markets and superb cinema, The pub, Samill Brewery, Ascension Wine Estate and much more.

Minutes from Omaha beach, Tawharanui and Goat Island marine reserve. Perfect retreat from the city with private access to the river and use of our kayaks. We also have a divine vintage and homewares shop on-site. We provide a selection of tea/coffee/milk/cereal.

Come and rejuvenate at a little corner of paradise.

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outside only.

Not suitable for children under 12.

2 night minimum applies at all times.

We have lots of animals on the property including our 3 pet dogs. They are very friendly but if you don’t like dogs, this is not the place for you. If you have a chicken phobia (it's a real thing), it’s gonna be a looong weekend!!

Also if you can't manage loft-type stairs (they are a little steep but perfectly formed), it may not be the place for you.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: do the dishes before you leave.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Downstairs bedroom

    1 x Double bed

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (97)

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  • Hadee and Craig were super welcoming as were Moss, Louie and Daisy--the...

    Hadee and Craig were super welcoming as were Moss, Louie and Daisy--the dogs at the "Ponderosa". The photos don't do the place justice in both spaciousness and beautiful decor. Everything you need is there and everything is clean. The spot down by the river is a wee paradise. Communication was great throughout. We would definitely come back. Thanks for having us.

    Antje D. Jan 2019

  • Had a great time, wish we could have stayed longer

    Had a great time, wish we could have stayed longer.

    Sonelle L. Dec 2018

  • Lovely peaceful setting

    Lovely peaceful setting. The house is like a little home away from home. Haidee has great style with furnishings and a helpful friendly host. Love to come back

    Tracey M. Oct 2018

  • Hi Haidee - sorry for delay in commenting!! We had another gorgeous...

    Hi Haidee - sorry for delay in commenting!! We had another gorgeous stay in the cottage. Loved the peace and quiet as always and the walk down by the river was beautiful. Will be back again soon I hope. And the chocolate was divine. Thank you. Lou

    louah457 100%|6x Aug 2018

  • An absolute dream

    An absolute dream. The house is perfect for curling up in front of the fire with a book or a game (all supplied!). The property is beautiful - the swing by the river, curious chickens, and we loved the alpacas. The stairs in the house are safe and well-built, the kitchen is well-equipped and we loved the treats in the fridge. We will absolutely be back in the warmer months to take the kayaks out. Can’t recommend highly enough.

    AmyWilsonHughes 100%|1x Jun 2018

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