Not just a place to stay - a place to be

Cottage | Karamea | #29558

9.7/10 (6 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Separate bedroom with pull-out couch in lounge.
  • Walking labyrinth
  • Art and sculpture garden

Jesters Nest Retreat is just 5 minutes from the Kahurangi National Park ( Fenian Track and easy access to Heaphy and Wangapeka Tracks and the limestone Oparara arches. It is modern and fully self-contained situated in a peaceful garden setting with garden art and sculpture.

It offers the ideal place to rest and relax and to use as a base to explore the area. Enjoy the stunning deserted beaches, the Karamea and Oparara estuaries.

Chill out over a coffee at the Last Resort or enjoy local pub hospitality and food at the Karamea Hotel.

People come for a few days, and stay for a lifetime. Let the magic of Karamea unwind you - you'll be glad you came.

At Jesters Nest Retreat there are also opportunities for intensive individual therapy for self development and relationships; or for speakers of English as a foreign language the chance to work intensively on your accent.

Special conditions: Although occupancy is usually for 2 people there is a sofa bed in the lounge and a single mattress... so can accommodate 4 ...for a short period. .please call to discuss your needs. No smoking inside.. outside if fully responsible for own ash and butts! Washing machine available at main house. Bikes available to borrow.


  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Single person $90 night 2 days minimum

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
25-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-18
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay

*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 (6)

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  • Great quiet and relaxing location, very comfortable and clean

    Great quiet and relaxing location, very comfortable and clean. Good value for money, Would definitely stay again next time I'm in Karamea :-)

    GregK536 new member Mar 2017

  • Delightfully secluded location

    Delightfully secluded location. Charming retreat. Warrants a return visit.

    MalcolmRe3 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Lovely very clean cottage

    Lovely very clean cottage

    dadofseth 100%|5x Jun 2016

  • A calm, peaceful, self contained gem! Weka to entertain you over coffee...

    A calm, peaceful, self contained gem! Weka to entertain you over coffee in the morning and a great location for bush and coastal exploration. Very high quality accommodation for the price.

    leery119 100%|6x May 2016

  • The property is lovely and well positioned geographically in the area to...

    The property is lovely and well positioned geographically in the area to visit all sites, although the only drawback is that the bedroom is very small and there is very little storage space. Otherwise the Bach is kitted out with modern facilities and comfortable and modern.

    WilliamL1 100%|4x Mar 2016

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