La Grange Eco-Cabin. Seaside. Nature. Romantic

Other | Whangaroa | #24787

9.4/10 (49 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Whangaroa Winter Warmth! - check out those heart-warming wood-burning fires !!

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

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: at low tide, walk along the foreshore under the aged pohutukawa trees and pretend you are Robinson Crusoe.

Wood-fired and gas BBQs provided. So cooking own meals very possible, or patronize local cafes.

Access road now 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.

Fish from the property, or from the wharf: fish regularly caught include John dory, snapper and 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 Peninsula 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.

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La Grange is ideal for a single person or a couple.

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


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Swimming pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1 double bed

    1 x Queen bed

  • Studio (no separate bedroom)

    1 x Queen bed


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*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.

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  • It was the perfect spot for us as we wanted a weekend...

    It was the perfect spot for us as we wanted a weekend away relaxing. Terry was very helpful with information on arrival but then left us to enjoy the weekend by ourselves. Would definitely recommend this little piece of paradise

    Scott T. Mar 2019

  • We had a wonderful relaxing time and would book again without question

    We had a wonderful relaxing time and would book again without question. The views are stunning and it is so peaceful here - even had a visit from a Morepork too!! Its also a bit of a suntrap too and enjoyed using the outdoor bath. Thanks Terry :)

    samantha h. Mar 2019

  • Very nice host - thank you, Terry

    Very nice host - thank you, Terry. We have learned a lot about the history of the area. We enjoyed kayaking and exploring the surroundings. Read Terry's write up on what to do in the area!

    olga g. Feb 2019

  • We absolutely loved La Grange Eco-Cabin! We didn't want to leave

    We absolutely loved La Grange Eco-Cabin! We didn't want to leave. From the stunning views to the outdoor bath and very secluded. I think it had all you need and the potted herbs were a lovely touch. Thank you Terry you're awesome! We look forward to coming back.

    Catherine F. Jan 2019

  • Had the perfect break away, just wish we'd had another few days

    Had the perfect break away, just wish we'd had another few days. Hardest thing to do was figure out how to do nothing! Everything we wanted from our stay. Peace, tranquility, beauty. Bath was such a treat. Terry is an awesome host. There's nothing I would want to change and I cant wait to come back.

    Carole C. Oct 2018

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