gorgeous private and peaceful cottage

Cottage | Karangahake | #36714

9.6/10 (8 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 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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22-Feb-17 to 22-May-18
$99+/night $99+/night
For up to 1 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;

*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 (8)

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  • GReat Bach and Location

    GReat Bach and Location

    PaulBa16 new member Feb 2017

  • I would recommend this place to all travelers

    I would recommend this place to all travelers. It was a little short on kitchen items, but I believe Mike is working on getting it better stocked, as he is just starting to rent it out! We made wonderfully fresh lemonade with lemons right off of the tree......that is exciting for us, as we are from a colder climate. The bed was amazingly comfortable....best sleep of our whole trip. The birds were quite talented in their morning entertainment!

    MarlaHo1 100%|5x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful location, and all that we needed!

    Beautiful location, and all that we needed!

    vanoudt 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful rustic setting for a relaxing back to nature break

    Beautiful rustic setting for a relaxing back to nature break. Cosy and comfortable property, very kid-and-pet friendly. Close to the amazing gorge walks but also great base for exploring Waihi and Coromandel. We really didn't want to go home and are hope to come back again in the future.

    Ramtin 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful house on a beautiful section

    Beautiful house on a beautiful section. House is cosy and clean, with gorgeous views and lots of outdoor space. It's in a peaceful, secluded area but still very close to town, beach, and walking and cycling tracks.

    EliseWi1 100%|1x Jan 2017

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