Starry Starry Nights

Bach or holiday home | Karangahake | #26996

9.6/10 (8 ratings)
  • 16 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 11 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Warm open plan two story cottage on a lovely property looking northeast.Sunny,quiet, room to play.
  • Three small cabins, basic cooking area, Outdoor shower and Toilet for a budget holiday.
  • Cycle the gorge and carry on to Waihi, Paeroa, Te Aroha and Thames.Lotsto do and repeat doing.

The house is roomy with places to be alone if you are in a group. Large lawn for playing with the kids. A fire pit in the front and a lovely terraced garden at the back. Ample parking. Waikino school which can be viewed from the house has a neat little playground which resounds with the laughter of children. This area and surrounds has bush walks and mountain hikes up the slopes of Mt's Karangahake and Mt Te Aroha. Relax in the hot pools in Te Aroha. Surf at Waihi beach and swim the cool waters at Dickey Flats. Immerse yourself in the historic past of this goldmining area. The goldfields historic railway is just minutes from the house. This vintage train makes a one-hour 6.5km trip from Waihi to Waikino and back. There are trains Mon-Fri at 10am, 11.45am and 1.45pm, and everyday during school holidays and throughout Jan and Feb.

Historic Victoria Battery

Ohinemuri Estate Winery

Play on the front lawn or just chill on the deck with a good book Location is on the brow of a small hill looking north east. You will need a car to get here and travel to the many attractions in the area.

The cycle track passes Waikino minutes from the house.

Walk through the tunnel to reach a beautiful swimming pool on the river or just walk the many tracks in gorge and Mt Te Aroha and Mt Karangahake.

Special conditions: Families preferred. No pets inside please. Smoking outside only, Starry nights is a family holiday cottage. The two story house can be booked for a reduced rate of $600 per night for up to 10 people. The room rate applies for small numbers. Linen is provided. Enjoy your visit and please leave the property as you found it. Please enquire for special rates for long term stays. There is a cleaning service which is charged if the whole property is booked for more than 5 days.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • XBox ®

Bed layouts

  • Bunk room

    Built in wardrobe. Bunk beds. Garden views.

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Cabin Outdoor toilet and shower

    Other sleeping area,Double bed. Access to outdoor toilet and shower and a basic kitchen.

    1 x Double bed

  • Double bedroom

    Queen Bed

    1 x Queen bed

  • Dressing room

    Other sleeping area

    1 x Single bed

  • Hobbit cabin

    Delightful Cosy room with a window from the hobbit props store

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master bedroom

    Queen size bed. Ensuite. Dressing area and wardrobe. Dressing table.

    1 x Queen bed

  • mezzanine

    Combined living/sleeping area,Mattresses and beds can be set up if required. Lots of room for children to play and watch their own DVD's.

    2 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Rustic Cabin outdoor toilet and shower

    Other sleeping area

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $100.00 per stay (required); Linen $POA (required)
  • Mates rates: 10% 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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
whole property
21-Nov-17 to 31-Dec-18
$800/night $800/night
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 21-Feb-19
$800/night $800/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 (8)

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  • This property is ideal for a large number of people or has...

    This property is ideal for a large number of people or has the ability for only part/parts of the property to be booked.

    RaewynWh3 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • What an amazing house and associated cabins

    What an amazing house and associated cabins. Certainly the only place I could find in the upper north island for a large family gathering. With so many activities, walks, tunnels, and train rides just on the doorstep the kids had heaps to do. We will certainly be looking to come back one day. Cheers Richard.

    Richard007 100%|3x Mar 2017

  • Starry Nights was the perfect house for our three families

    Starry Nights was the perfect house for our three families. Plenty of space for all of us and a great location for exploring the Karangahake Gorge and surrounding areas. Lots for young children to see and do. The house itself was very clean and tidy and has a warm homely feel to it. The separate mezzanine was a perfect kids zone. Beautiful private garden too.

    kirill191 100%|3x Apr 2016

  • Beautiful views, peaceful and plenty of room for everyone

    Beautiful views, peaceful and plenty of room for everyone.

    ChristinaMe2 100%|1x Nov 2015

  • It was so handy to the national park for exploring, there were...

    It was so handy to the national park for exploring, there were plenty of comfortable beds for us all, two bathrooms to cater for nine of us and a very pleasant outlook with a lovely garden for children to hunt for Easter eggs in! The kitchen had all mod cons and the cosy lounge room even had Shy tv for the sports lovers amongst us!

    waddy 100%|1x Apr 2015

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