Beautiful native bush retreat

Cottage | Matakana | #33408

9.8/10 (36 ratings)
  • 3 people
  • Studio
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Beautiful walks in your own private native bush setting.
  • Soak away the stress in the cedar tub beneath the massive Puriri.
  • There are loads of things to do in the area. Beautiful white sandy beaches, art galleries, Cinema.

This comfortable space adorned with mid century furniture including record player and homeware is a home away from home for you to relax and unwind.

Wander the myriad of tracks that crisscross the bush to find quiet spaces to read or just sit and think. Soak in the cedar hot tub under the massive ancient Puriri trees listening to the Morepork, Tui and Kereru (giant native wood pigeon).

Enjoy the fantastic local walks close by, visit a vineyard or two or ride a horse along Pakiri beach. If you just want to relax, pop a steak on the BBQ by the outdoor fire or just snuggle up in bed and watch movies on your very own super wide projection screen.

Perfect Space for two or bring some friends and pitch a tent.

Extra friends are welcome at $75 per head.

There is 3G cell phone reception but NO internet. (If desperate wander up to our place and you can use our wifi).


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Spa pool
  • Special events venue
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Studio open plan.

    Combined living/sleeping area,We have a fold out sofa bed for extra friends or family.

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    2 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
28-Feb-17 to 28-May-18
$199+/night $199+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $75/night; Children: $50/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (36)

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  • This was my second time visiting the bush hut and it was...

    This was my second time visiting the bush hut and it was every bit as relaxing and perfect as the first time. We expecially loved showering outdoors and using the hot tub in the middle of the night. A must stay if heading to Matakana.

    maxdwh new member Feb 2017

  • Wow

    Wow. Really, just wow. Absolutely stunning home. The room was so groovy and comfortable. We scored some rain which was great because we were able to listen to records and watch movies on the projector. Loved the outdoor bathroom, so much that we never used the inside one. Finishing our stay with a jacuzzi under the canopy while it rained at night was unforgettable. Has recharged our batteries to continue or travels around NZ. Loved it.

    wayneth3 100%|5x Feb 2017

  • Amazing and tranquil retreat

    Amazing and tranquil retreat. Perfect spot to get away, unwind and have a wee bit of romance. Hosts lovely.

    TheCube new member Feb 2017

  • This is a secret gem in a sea of bland holiday rentals

    This is a secret gem in a sea of bland holiday rentals . Attention to detail , great design , comfort and experiential from the projector screen tv to the outdoor bath, bush walk to the hot tub & vintage vinyl collection we were delighted !! Definitely coming back .

    cathts303 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Great place

    Great place. wonderful little home made touches, fresh coffee and fruit. Amazingly comfy bed and great retro decor. A true escape in the lush NZ bush.

    robin721 100%|2x Dec 2016

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