Beautiful native bush retreat

Cottage | Matakana | #33408

9.8/10 (41 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*

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  • 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
Default Tariff
30-Apr-17 to 30-Jul-18
$225+/night $225+/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (41)

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  • Absolutely stunning location

    Absolutely stunning location. Such care and detail was put into creating this getaway. Perfect for a couples retreat.

    kelvan917 new member Apr 2017

  • What a special little spot - we absolutely loved the outdoor bath,...

    What a special little spot - we absolutely loved the outdoor bath, kicking back listening to the old school tunes on record and the ability to feel completely tucked away in our own piece of NZ bush with the warmth of the fire and convenience of everything Matakana and surrounding areas have to offer. Highly recommended and would love to stay again

    CherylinM 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Incredible property with a lot of personality! The outdoor Jacuzzi is awesome...

    Incredible property with a lot of personality! The outdoor Jacuzzi is awesome along with the outdoor bathroom that Mark built. Everything is thought of and ready for you to arrive with your partner and have a relaxing and refreshing weekend!

    AshleighJa1 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Location is very handy to Matakana and all its surrounding places of...

    Location is very handy to Matakana and all its surrounding places of interest. The accomodation is in a pristine piece of mature totara, kahikatea and puriri bush, with a lovely short walk to get there. Comfortable accomodation, retro-style, with everything you need. Loved the record collection. The outdoor bathroom and hot tub are fantastic - rain or shine. We had a wonderful stay for 2 nights.

    JonM5589 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • Lovely, relaxing stay

    Lovely, relaxing stay. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

    sarad9 100%|2x Mar 2017

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