Essene Country Lodge, Cambridge, Waikato, NZ

Cottage | Cambridge | #25861

9.6/10 (33 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Beautiful vast views • Outdoor spa • Private and spacious • Proximity to popular destinations
  • Classic country living • Outdoor dining areas • Quality linen supplied • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Reliable WiFi • Excellent for groups and families • Professional host • Grazing farm animals

Beautiful private and spacious home with vast country views and an outdoor spa

Classic country living with grazing animals

Excellent for groups, families and weekend explorers!

Essene Country Lodge offers a satisfying escape to the countryside for those who enjoy peace, privacy and tranquility. For those who like to relax, you can daydream by the stream, read in the garden or simply meander around with animals. Take a 5-minute stroll and you’ll be at the wonderful café.

The newly designed spacious three bedroom home is carefully positioned on 1.6 hectares of heritage land fully surrounded in mature trees.

The home is fully equipped to service most requirements and includes a large kitchen, walk-in pantry and laundry. Includes two large comfortable living rooms and various outdoor areas, this is the perfect hub for families or small groups.

Conveniently positioned close to Mystery Creek event centre, the Avantidrome and other nearby attractions include; Hobbiton (30 mins), Glowworm caves (50 mins) and Lake Karapiro (15 mins).

Special conditions: 2 night minimum stay. Smoking, parties and pets are not permitted.

Special conditions: Important things to know • Smoking, parties and pets are not permitted. • All additional guests must be registered at the time of booking. • Guests are to leave the property clean and tidy, as they found it. • We recommend children are supervised when outside, particularly when near the stream.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Evergreen

    A delightfully light, sunny and inviting room that offers comfortable queen-sized bed, built-in wardrobe, bedside tables. The large exterior glass sliding door provides access to deck and spa, view.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Kaipaki Kids

    Nestled at the rear of the house, a well-lit carpeted room offers two comfortable king-sized single beds. Ideal for younger family members/ friends happy to share a room. Includes built in wardrobe.

    2 x King single bed

  • Meadow

    Considered the master bedroom, the spacious sunny room includes a personal ensuite and offers a superior quality queen-sized bed, matching bedside tables. Large exterior glass doors onto deck and spa.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second Living Room

    Combined living/sleeping area,This spacious sunny living Room accommodates two people on a comfortable fold-out sofa bed. The large exterior glass sliding door provides convenient access to the outdoor deck.

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Welcome Pack (tea, coffee, sugar, milo) FREE (included); Walk in Walk Out Clean $80.00 per stay (required)
  • Mates rates: 20% off for members with 4 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

*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 (33)

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  • The property was very relaxing, comfortable and well maintained

    The property was very relaxing, comfortable and well maintained. Being away from the road meant no road noise. Plenty of room for a family to spread out. It's a 5 minute walk to a cafe. I would have no hesitation in booking this property again. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay Thank you.

    ChristineSc16 new member Jul 2018

  • Stained sheets and a very uncomfortable master bed

    Stained sheets and a very uncomfortable master bed. A bad smell under the sink, left us wanting to wash dishes before even being used as permeated through under bench. Possible wasp nest under deck. Garden felt uncared for. Calling the place a "Lodge" going a bit far. Nice touch with the veggies (home grown) in the bowl on the table and some basics in pantry handy.

    DeanM889 100%|2x Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Dean for your feedback. The stained sheets were a shock to me as well when I came into clean up after your visit. The under sink smell - it's bad I called the plumber. Wasp nests obliterated - I have killed so many this year. This is our country holiday home - we like to keep it country like. I am pleased you enjoyed the veggies and use of our pantry contents. I have posted back your bikini top and book that you left behind - no charge. Sorry that your stay was not as you would wish

    ColleenBr1 100%|33x

  • Our family loved our stay here

    Our family loved our stay here. Property was tidy and the kids loved the games and playing outside. We felt so relaxed and comfortable here, would definitely recommend.

    DelandTai 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • This property is spacious, comfortable and modern

    This property is spacious, comfortable and modern. Well appointed. The location is tranquil, scenic and easy commute to Cambridge township. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this batch.

    SaskiaH6 100%|7x Jan 2018

  • Nice quiet location very cozy

    Nice quiet location very cozy

    Daniellin 100%|5x Jan 2018

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