The Guard's Cottage at The Refinery

Cottage | Paeroa | #25869

9.4/10 (48 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Cute, cosy and decorated with Kiwiana books and furniture. Private, park like grounds.
  • Right in the heart of Paeroa; minutes to fabulous antique shops.
  • A short drive to Karangahake Gorge, Waihi and Waihi Beach

The Refinery is full of history. Built in 1914 to refine gold from the Waihi mine, it is a beautiful light filled gallery like space with exposed wooden beams and white concrete walls.

This houses our cafe 'The Refinery' (open Wed-Sun) where you are invited to enjoy a coffee and breakfast. (complimentary coffee for guests with food purchase) to fuel your holiday adventures.

The separate cottage is comfortable and private while still having access to the rest of the property and the convenience of being right in the heart of Paeroa. Minutes walk to all the antique shops, restaurants and, of course, the Hauraki Rail Trail.

The cottage is decorated in a retro style with plenty of books, pottery and kiwiana treasures. Ideal for a 2-3 adults or a couple with 1-2 kids. A giant avocado tree is just outside the door along with many other fruit trees dotted about the property.

The Karangahake Gorge is just a few minutes drive away with fantastic walks, swimming holes, and cycle paths to enjoy.

A little further on is historic Waihi and Waihi beach for swimming and surfing.

Just an hour and a half from Auckland-Paeroa is a great base for exploring the area.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only Pets allowed with prior approval Off street parking available with prior approval


  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Bed

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*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 (48)

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  • The cottage was idyllic, cosy and tidy, and it even had a...

    The cottage was idyllic, cosy and tidy, and it even had a working record player and a nice array of records that we enjoyed listening to. It is situated behind The Refinery, where we enjoyed a nice brunch prior to our departure - highly recommended. Within 5 - 10 minutes walk from most shops, and a short drive to the Karangahake Gorge.

    MichaelBaek new member May 2018

  • Lovely character, great position near the centre of town and right next...

    Lovely character, great position near the centre of town and right next to the Refinery Cafe with great food and service! Highly recommend.

    PaulC139 new member Apr 2018

  • Lovely to stay in a character unit

    Lovely to stay in a character unit. Super clean and very nicely appointed. Lovely big bath towels and a very comfortable bed. The delicious warm baking waiting for us was really appreciated and it was so very convenient being attached to the cafe which was itself well worth a visit.

    YvonneSh7 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Great food and coffee next door

    Great food and coffee next door

    JohnC725 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • Super location, comfortable accommodation

    Super location, comfortable accommodation.

    samuelst4 100%|2x Mar 2018

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