Miranda Valley Orchid Cottage - rural tranquiity

Cottage | Thames | #37659

9.8/10 (15 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


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)

*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 (15)

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  • We ranked the property 5 stars

    We ranked the property 5 stars. Everything is sparkling and so much variety stuff for drink and food. We really felt we were in 5 stars hotel - home! We were also in love with the area which is very peaceful and different from all other countryside places in Australia, Europe and the US we had been travelling!

    TuanH643 100%|1x May 2018

  • Hot springs nearby were awesome with great meals

    Hot springs nearby were awesome with great meals.

    SueM53 100%|5x Mar 2018

  • Gorgeous little cottage

    Gorgeous little cottage. Very clean and spacious. Fabulous verandah to sit and relax on. Room to park the boat. We look forward to returning again at some point.

    sarace335 100%|5x Jan 2018

  • New and tidy

    New and tidy.

    roylo906 100%|4x 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 100%|1x Jan 2018

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