The Essential Garden Studio

Farmstay | Puhoi | #27577

9.9/10 (90 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 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
01-May-17 to 31-Dec-17
$180/night $180/night
Summer high season tariff
01-Jan-18 to 01-Aug-18
$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 (90)

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  • Amazing studio with stunning surroundings

    Amazing studio with stunning surroundings. Very private and peaceful and in an excellent location. Highly recommend it! It is one of the most tranquil, beautiful places I have stayed. Nic

    russiannic 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Such a relaxing stay amongst the trees

    Such a relaxing stay amongst the trees. Beautifully furnished studio with everything we needed. Would definitely recommend this place to friends.

    Caitlin Sluiters 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • A beautifully appointed unit

    A beautifully appointed unit. Double glazed and with aircon it is comfortable with the doors open or closed. All weather parking (carport) and covered deck :). Lovely picnic table in the garden which my daughter loooved, and plenty of space for the dog to run and have so much more freedom than he's used to :)

    BromleyFamily 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Beautiful spot and we didn't even have to leave Auckland

    Beautiful spot and we didn't even have to leave Auckland. Property is well-mainted and well stocked. Very tranquil!

    Sammyantha 100%|4x Feb 2017

  • This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed...

    This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed in New Zealand. Would highly highly recommend this to anyone wanting to escape the city! Everything was taken care of and was so easy. Can't wait to book our next stay here.

    JadeH659 100%|1x Feb 2017

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