The Essential Garden Studio

Farmstay | Puhoi | #27577

9.9/10 (72 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • The tranquility and peace of the valley is deafening. A perfect opportunity to get away from it all.
  • The modern studio is perfect for a relaxing stay; free wi-fi, Sky TV, air-con and heated floor.
  • The surrounding area has heaps to offer: Puhoi pub, cheese factory, Matakana wines, Morris & James

For that peaceful, tranquil retreat, look no further than the Essential Garden studio accommodation. Surrounded by native bush, the sounds of modern living are left behind while you relax on your own private deck, enjoying the cheeky bird-life with their intoxicating song. Located just 15 minutes from the northern motorway, the peace and quiet will trick you into thinking you're on an island getaway.

The studio comprises a whole floor with separate bedroom and en-suite, lounge area and kitchenette. Fold-out bed available on request.

Take a walk through the internal roads on this 12-acre herb farm and enjoy the sights and smells of the Essential Garden. When you need a break from all this relaxation, you can visit the many local attractions within easy driving distance: the historic Puhoi Pub is a mere 10 minute drive, the Puhoi cheese factory close by. The picturesque Warkworth village with its famous chocolate factory, Matakana wineries and enticing Morris and James pottery is a further 10 minutes up the road.

Special conditions: * Smoking allowed outside only * Pets allowed with prior approval


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Studio bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Studio lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Enjoy complimentary gift basket with goods made at the Essential Garden

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer high season tariff
11-Dec-16 to 31-Mar-17
$170/night $170/night
Winter high season tariff
01-Apr-17 to 31-Aug-17
$165/night $165/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (72)

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  • Fantastic location, nice and peaceful

    Fantastic location, nice and peaceful

    KylieDy2 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • The property was lovely and secluded

    The property was lovely and secluded. With beautiful views over the bush. Our rooms were lovely and it was very clean and modern and we had a wonderful stay while preparing for the wedding.

    tanise99 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • We wanted to get out of Auckland quickly and relax

    We wanted to get out of Auckland quickly and relax. 40 mins and we were in a green oasis with all mod cons. Would love to go back

    SteveM20 100%|13x Nov 2016

  • Our group of 3 couples (with children) stayed at essential garden following...

    Our group of 3 couples (with children) stayed at essential garden following a wedding nearby. The bach was spacious and modern, and host Alasdair met and greeted us on arrival. Already talking about going back, as a very relaxing venue amongst native Bush, and close to Puhoi which had some interesting attractions (nice pub and Puhoi Cheese factory). Many thanks for sharing your bach with us, hope to be back soon!

    DaleG251 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • We had an amazing stay at Essential Garden

    We had an amazing stay at Essential Garden. A stunning location and beautiful setting. The house was luxurious and so relaxing. We felt very welcome and looked after plus we loved seeing the dogs Ruby and Agatha. We want to come back and stay longer that's for sure. We couldn't recommend it enough (although slightly not wanting to as it is certainly a place you want to keep to yourself!)

    ChrisRa12 100%|1x Oct 2016

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