La Grange Eco-Cabin. Seaside. Nature. Romantic

Bach or holiday home | Whangaroa | #24787

9.3/10 (41 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • Self-contained, all essential needs catered for. Powered by sun & natural gas. Warm & comfortable.
  • Nearest neighbour (owner) 750m away. Peaceful & secluded. Pub, Club, store & jetty 1.5kms away.
  • Set in regenerating native bush, native birds, and stunning sea views. The perfect getaway!

Romantic Eco-cottage, ideal for a couple or privacy-loving solo, but can sleep children (enquire- 3 best-quality camp beds available, a baby cot, and tent). Seaviews from bed!

New : an outside bath, under native trees and tree ferns, with Waitapu Bay waters right there in view; utterly private!

Library of books and travel advice; games, cards; hammocks; bird whistle; wood-burning inside stove; fire-pit, firewood.

There is a wide and easy walkway 100m along to the harbour waters of Waitapu Bay; at high tide, step off the land into knee-deep water: this is the perfect spot to swim or fish, or go kayaking (kayaks provided); at low tide, walk along the foreshore under the aged pohutukawa trees and pretend you are Robinson Crusoe.

Approximately 50m away from the cabin is a large macrocarpa seating bench with sea & yacht views, where not even birds notice one; a wood-fired barbecue is also provided for outdoor dining. NEW: Weber Baby gas BBQ provided!

Some few "shallow water drivers" have complained in the past about the access road; but now all is sorted; Volvo drivers manage it, even Evil Knievel could too!

Sewerage system is completely eco-friendly. Two huge water tanks hold an ample supply of drinking, showering and bathing water.

Orcas and dolphins often enough seen in the harbour. Big Game fishing - marlin, etc- a local speciality.

Fish from the property, or from the wharf: fish regularly caught include John dory, snapper & kahawai. Ocean sailing charters, art and crafts outlets, kauri forests, all await you.

Walk up St Paul's Rock or stroll the 1.5kms down to the local Marlin Pub or Fishing Club, both with restaurants.

Lovely beaches at Tauranga Bay (15 minutes' drive) and Taupo Bay for surfing (40 minutes' drive). Thai, Indian, and Fish and Chip restaurants within a short drive away.

Longer walks: to Lane Cove hut 2 hours; the Mahinepua Peninsular Coastal Walk (1.5hours). Other great walks: Taratara Boulders, Puketi Kauris.

Special conditions: Smoking is only allowed outside the eco lodge. 2 Nights Minimum: BUT if only one night stay suits you, then please enquire of Terry your host if that is convenient for him; a NZ$ 50.- surcharge will apply. Powered solely by solar panels. La Grange is ideal for a single person or a couple, but children can be accommodated on quality adult camp beds; and a baby cot is available.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Studio (no separate bedroom)

    Combined living/sleeping area,Best quality Queen bed, with views from bed out to Waitapu bay; cabin is insulated so warm and cosy; no neighbours for miles, so utterly peaceful; one is in the middle of nature; the best there is!

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Labour Weekend
20-Oct-17 to 13-Dec-17
$155/night $165/night
2 night minimum stay
Xmas New Year
14-Dec-17 to 08-Jan-18
$215/night $215/night
2 night minimum stay
Akld Anniv & Waitangi
09-Jan-18 to 12-Feb-18
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Summertime
13-Feb-18 to 28-Mar-18
$185/night $185/night
2 night minimum stay
Easter
29-Mar-18 to 01-Apr-18
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Summertime
02-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$185/night $185/night
2 night minimum stay
Easter
01-Jun-18 to 20-Jan-19
$195/night $195/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (41)

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  • Incredible location, so much to do

    Incredible location, so much to do. Absolutely loved it, thank you so much for having us :)

    sepihi186 100%|5x Oct 2017

  • What an amazing spot!! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for some...

    What an amazing spot!! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for some R&R and was perfect for kids too! Enjoyed the views over Whangaroa Harbour, kayaking, the outdoor bath, the fireplaces made the evenings toasty and warm, we even enjoyed some fresh oysters on our last day! Thanks again Terry ??

    anitadobbie 100%|5x Sep 2017

  • Terry was a lovely host, who made us feel at home

    Terry was a lovely host, who made us feel at home. The property overlooks a gorgeous bay, and is so cosy with the fireplace. Would recommend staying atleast a couple of days to fully enjoy the region.

    BrittanyTr2 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • Lovely location peaceful and relaxing

    Lovely location peaceful and relaxing

    vicki Crosby 100%|12x Jul 2017

  • An absolute gem of a place thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    An absolute gem of a place thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Definitely planning to come back maybe with baby and our dog too. Lovely and comfortable, had everything we needed, very warm and cosy a real sun trap. Only wish we had more time.

    WynneB52 100%|10x Jun 2017

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