Old School Guest House Matakana

Cottage | Matakana | #22936

9.3/10 (81 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 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 & Fantail in the established trees.

Located just beside our historic school house, it is private & super comfortable with quirky decor and artwork throughout. There is a rustic outdoor bath to relax in under the stars & garden views from every room.

Just around the corner you'll find Charlies Gelato garden, the Matakana markets & superb cinema, The pub (a must visit), 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 & homewares shop on-site.

Come and rejuvenate at a little corner of paradise.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Not suitable for children. 2 night minimum applies to weekend/public holidays only. We have lots of animals on the property including our 2 pet dogs. They are very friendly so please let us know if you do not like dogs and we will do our best to make sure they don't bother you. If you have a chicken phobia (it's a real thing), this may not be the place for you! :) 7 nights max stay.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • downstairs bedroom

    Double bed on the ground floor. Desk and reading chairs.

    1 x Double bed

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Located upstairs. With extra couch, desk and window-seat overlooking the garden.

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 14 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
20-Feb-17 to 31-Mar-17
$150+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-Apr-17 to 31-Oct-17
$145+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (81)

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  • Great find and will be back!

    Great find and will be back!

    StephenCollier296 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Location was fabulous

    Location was fabulous. We were able to walk to our extended family Christmas celebration. A quiet location, Fresh eggs, a friendly welcome and a vintage shop ! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again

    AnnR9556 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful home, the design was really lovely & of high quality

    Beautiful home, the design was really lovely & of high quality. Location is fabulous being so close to Matakana township &surrounding attractions. Such a lovely garden environment around the cottage to enjoy including the quaintness of the chickens :)

    SandiMac 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Great house in a fab setting

    Great house in a fab setting. . Loved the visits from the chooks and dogs. Very handy to Matakana etc..

    robyen165 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • What a little gem, the house is gorgeous and there were so...

    What a little gem, the house is gorgeous and there were so many beautiful interesting things in it. We loved the chickens running around the beds were comfortable and it was a really relaxing mini break. It was a bonus having the cool shop to poke around in and Haidee has such great taste. The driveway is a little hairy but we worked that out, would absolutely recommend this place and would stay again. I would love to stay in winter to light the fire and have a bath outside.

    AnnemarieRo1 100%|1x Nov 2016

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