The Essential Garden Studio

Farmstay | Puhoi | #27577

9.9/10 (68 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
26-Oct-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 (68)

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  • 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 new member Oct 2016

  • Lovely place, every little detail taken care of and wonderful design and...

    Lovely place, every little detail taken care of and wonderful design and comfort. Although I was here with my mum and two pups, I could easily see this being a perfect romantic getaway for a couple, too. Highly recommend.

    SeaToNZ3 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • peaceful location enjoyed the views of the bush from the deck and...

    peaceful location enjoyed the views of the bush from the deck and the sound of native birds, Bach was presented beautifully and appreciated the complementary cream. defiantly high end luxury accommodation perfect place for a weekend away

    HeatherTi3 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Modern studio with great views and a tranquil setting

    Modern studio with great views and a tranquil setting. We made use of the BBQ and enjoyed relaxing on the deck as there is an outdoor heater. Quick drive to Puhoi. Brilliant option for a weekend away. We will be back!

    RyanG849 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Alasdair and Fiona were great with communicating and providing the necessary information...

    Alasdair and Fiona were great with communicating and providing the necessary information to locate the bach. They were very friendly and after an initial welcome chat and some goodies left for us they left us to relax alone for the weekend. We had use of the studio and were not disturbed all weekend, a beautiful place in the bush - so relaxing, I would definitely recommend a stay. it was lovely to escape the city to such beautiful and relaxing surroundings!

    mchewitson 100%|8x Aug 2016

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