Miranda Valley Orchid Cottage - rural tranquiity

Cottage | Thames | #37659

9.8/10 (12 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Comfortably furnished delightful rural holiday cottage. Spacious deck, North facing, all day sun.
  • Conveniently close to Auckland - 60 mins drive, and you are in a tranquil, peaceful, relaxing area.
  • In the surrounding area there are numerous cafes, restaurants, art and craft stores. Bush walks, sea

Escape the hustle and bustle. This beautiful cottage welcomes you. Conveniently close to Auckland - 60 mins drive.

Great fishing at your doorstep - close to boat ramp.

The Miranda Hot Springs is a popular attraction, with thermally heated fresh mineral water pools 5 min drive.

Cafe: Stray Dog Café – I minute up the road.

Taste Kaiaua's famous fish & chips at Kaiaua Fisheries Restaurant. Dine in their licensed restaurant or enjoy wrapped takeaway food.

Bay View Restaurant and pub - great menu

Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Center is an excellent stop to escape the city and have a look at some of New Zealand’s amazing bird life. Best bird-watching is two hours either side of high tide. The Seabird Coast is a popular attraction, home to up to 20,000 migratory seabirds and waders, rich in marine life, and an ideal spot for bird watching, picnics and fishing.

Bush walks in Hunua Ranges, Waharau Ridge Track.

Hauraki Rail Trail.

Miranda to Thames is a 25 min drive – lots of restaurants, cafes, sightseeing - Thames Market on a Saturday - very popular with locals. Thames Society of Arts, Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum, Butterfly and Orchid Garden.

A wonderful day trip is through the Karangahake Gorge – either walk or hire electric bikes from Paeroa Sportsworld. This walkway follows the gold rail trail between Paeroa and Waihi.

Paeroa is known as the Antique capital of New Zealand – 30 min drive from Miranda.

In the surrounding area there are numerous art and craft stores/ workshops. Ngatea Art Gallery. Metal Sculpture Gallery, Waitakaruru.

Another day trip could be to Waihi to see Martha’s Gold Mine.

This property is also a great location/ property for a small intimate country wedding. Just hire a free standing marquee, set this upon the lawn in front of the cottage. Plenty of parking spaces in paddock. Great photographic opportunities. Please note: Minimum rate for wedding hire of property is 3 nights.

Special conditions: Smoking OK outside. Pets welcome - please advise us at booking. Plenty of parking for boats, jet skis etc. For stays longer than a week, rates are 'negotiable'. Lots of room for children to play around outside and explore. Kaiua has a children's playground and is known for best fish and chips in NZ. Location is great to explore, Thames, Ngatea, Coromandel, Waihi, Paeroa. Walks, beaches, arts and crafts, birdlife, cafes, antiques, hot pools, Gold mine.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Special events venue
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    2 x Single bed

  • Living room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    2 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single 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
My Tariff
18-Jan-18 to 18-Apr-19
$190+/night $190+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (12)

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  • New and tidy

    New and tidy.

    roylo906 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Very clean and tidy, with generous living area and kitchen

    Very clean and tidy, with generous living area and kitchen. Good location and extremely hospitable hosts. Highly recommend.

    JeanetteAd3 new member Jan 2018

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location. Peaceful. Daily fresh eggs, avocados, lemons, tangelos and other produce from the garden. Dog friendly.

    dennibobs 100%|12x Nov 2017

  • Immaculately clean & extremely well equipped kitchen

    Immaculately clean & extremely well equipped kitchen. Comfortable beds & good quality linen. Powerful shower. A quiet spot with only a short drive to the Miranda Hot Pools. Make sure you take all your supplies, as no local shop. Lovely touch having a bowl of fresh eggs to welcome us.

    SarahPr6 100%|5x Oct 2017

  • Very clean and tidy cottage Nice location loved our stay our girls love...

    Very clean and tidy cottage Nice location loved our stay our girls love Rufus and fresh eggs Thanks for having us

    KeithH5 100%|6x Sep 2017

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