Old School Guest House Matakana

Cottage | Matakana | #22936

9.3/10 (78 ratings)
  • 4 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 2 people. 4 nights max stay 4 people.


  • 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)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
10-Dec-16 to 18-Dec-16
$150+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
19-Dec-16 to 07-Jan-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
08-Jan-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 (78)

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  • 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%|1x 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

  • The property was clean and such a beautiful setting

    The property was clean and such a beautiful setting... and easy access to town

    100%|2x Nov 2016

  • Lovely comfortable, homely house

    Lovely comfortable, homely house. The beds were very comfortable. Nice rural outlook with the river & kayaking just a stones throw from the front door. The property is very easy driving to numerous places in the Warkworth/ Matakana region. We really enjoyed our stay and would gladly stay again.

    kerram798 100%|6x Nov 2016

  • The house was adorable

    The house was adorable. I loved the styling, particularly the upstairs bed linen and the wood burner. The location was fantastic with an easy drive to the collectors trail stops and matakana mareas just 2min away by car. It was nice to be off from the road and have the animals all around. A very relaxing little spot.

    RachaelHe2 100%|2x Nov 2016

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