gorgeous private and peaceful cottage

Cottage | Karangahake | #36714

9.5/10 (21 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Close to the Hauraki Rail Trail and Karangahake Gorge, only 15 minutes from Waihi Beach
  • Awesome outlook over farmland, bushline and positioned to take advantage of all day sun
  • great central location handy to Tauranga, Coromandel Peninsula and a short drive from Auckland

Bentwood Cottage is a unique and welcoming dwelling located on a beautiful section in the settlement of Waikino , within a stones throw of State Highway 2 and close to the very popular Karangahake Gorge section of the Hauraki Rail Trail.

The cottage itself is "Owner Built" and is fully code compliant ; by the re-utilization of previously used hardware and materials the result is a cosy little dwelling oozing with character that is user friendly charming and original.

Staying at Bentwood you will notice the abundant birdlife, the awesome starry night skies and you can chill out and de-stress in a relaxing peaceful environment . Bring your pets and eat the herbs and vegetables from the organic garden. You could get creative, play the guitar, write your book , try some artwork or simply read a book in a very quiet corner of the world. If you feel active you can ride the rail trail, take a hike or explore the historic reserves in the area, for the beach lovers Waihi surf beach is about a 15 minute drive away. At night you might take a short walk with a torch and check out the glow worms and perhaps stroll down the hill for a pint at the local.. The cottage comes with all you need to be comfortable and to feel at home during your stay. Locally you will find there are plenty of choices for eating out with quality cafes and restaurants just a short drive away.

Special conditions: Firewood: reasonable quantity freely supplied during winter months; can be supplied for summer bookings but may incur a charge . Check in time is very flexible and as host I would like to meet and greet guests in person. Due to work commitments arrival times for guests need to be arranged in advance, please email or call. You are welcome to bring your pets. Please clean up after them and be aware that the property also has a resident old Dog called Scruffy who is loveable and welcoming.


  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • attic bedroom

    1 x Single bed

  • bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • living

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • sunroom

    Other sleeping area

    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); cleaning $25.00 per stay (required)
  • 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
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24-Nov-17 to 24-Nov-18
$99+/night $99+/night
For up to 1 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/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 (21)

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  • Very quirky and comfortable

    Very quirky and comfortable

    Alison17 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Lovely cottage in a great location

    Lovely cottage in a great location. Perfect as a base for exploring the gorge and rail trails.

    PaulG669 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Great spot and really close to the Hauraki bike trail

    Great spot and really close to the Hauraki bike trail. Our son loved Scruffy, Brentwood Cottage's super friendly resident dog... although he slept outside. The cottage is rustic and a nice contrast to the usual motel / hotel accommodation. We stayed in winter and had the wood fired range going most of the time, which kept things nice and warm. Plenty of firewood was provided and Mike even cut and left extra kindling outside the door each morning. Great host and completely trouble free stay.

    Skotty 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful peaceful location

    Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful peaceful location

    KristenP 100%|2x Jun 2017

  • The cottage is lovely, absolutely spotless and really warm and homely

    The cottage is lovely, absolutely spotless and really warm and homely. We would love to stay there again. Karanghake gorge is very close and we enjoyed experiencing the hauraki rail trail and waihi beach which are very close

    ryanj988 100%|5x May 2017

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