The Essential Garden Studio

Farmstay | Puhoi | #27577

9.9/10 (103 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 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
Shoulder season tariff
18-Oct-17 to 31-Dec-17
$180/night $180/night
Summer high season tariff
01-Jan-18 to 31-Dec-18
$180/night $180/night
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 18-Jan-19
$180/night $180/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 (103)

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  • Great studio, great location - super quiet yet very close to Auckland

    Great studio, great location - super quiet yet very close to Auckland. Hope to return next time.

    googdot 100%|2x Oct 2017

  • The studio is very attractively set up with art and sculptures adding...

    The studio is very attractively set up with art and sculptures adding to the natural beauty of the bush

    roseje14 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • Beautiful bush retreat

    Beautiful bush retreat. The apartment had everything we needed to relax and unwind we had the perfect weekend popping out to the matakana markets, visiting the Puhoi cheese factory and sitting out on the heated deck reading books and putting our feet up! We would highly recommend a visit to the essential gardens!

    Thomasdo 100%|3x Aug 2017

  • Definitely one of our best weekends away yet

    Definitely one of our best weekends away yet. Essential garden let us escape from the city life and relax amongst the serenity of Puhoi. Will be recommending to everyone we know!

    Niro_95 100%|2x Jul 2017

  • Such a beautiful place to stay with lovely outlook over native bush

    Such a beautiful place to stay with lovely outlook over native bush. The studio is well appointed and is a great midway point between a Bach and staying at a hotel/motel, and so close to central Auckland. Great having a heat pump to keep it warm in winter, and the big covered deck is great to relax on (even when it is raining). Would definitely recommend to anyone considering staying here!

    EmmaH3 100%|4x Jul 2017

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