Beautiful native bush retreat

Cottage | Matakana | #33408

9.9/10 (64 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 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)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
20-Feb-18 to 10-Nov-18
$225+/night $225+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $75/night; Children: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
11-Nov-18 to 20-May-19
$225+/night $225+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $75/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 (64)

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  • Fantastic experience!

    Fantastic experience!

    BenMcNulty new member Feb 2018

  • This is one of the best places we have stayed at

    This is one of the best places we have stayed at. Had the most amazing weekend despite the torrential rain!! The highlight of the place was the outdoor bath. Perfect for a romantic getaway. Bit of a walk through the bush in the mud/rain but don't let that put you off as its worth it! Thanks for the great hospitality. Will definitely recommend to others and may book again in future if we are ever planning a holiday in Matakana again. Cheers

    AmySt141 new member Feb 2018

  • The Bush Hut is one of the most beautiful and tranquil spaces...

    The Bush Hut is one of the most beautiful and tranquil spaces we've stayed in and it was a real treat to spend a couple of nights there before our first baby arrives. It is private and secluded but close to amenities in Matakana and surrounds. Mark and Susie have crafted a beautiful haven with all the little touches that make staying a really special experience. The cedar bath, hot tub and shower are glorious and the bed was super comfy. We hope to be back again!

    StephK2 100%|7x Feb 2018

  • Great location , loved the outdoor tub and shower area , the...

    Great location , loved the outdoor tub and shower area , the bacon and egg supplied for breakfast were great,, enjoyed the walks through the bush, ice and cool over the hot weather last weekend All we needed was there ,slept extremely well on a very comfortable bed. Great location to travel from through the Matakana area

    Eddyde17 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • The property and the location are outstanding

    The property and the location are outstanding. Fresh bread, butter, milk, eggs, etc. are an added bonus. We're hoping staying at Mark's will be a yearly tradition.

    andran730 100%|4x Jan 2018

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