Matakana - A Touch of Tuscany

Farmstay | Matakana | #7177

9.6/10 (49 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • Studio
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Only minutes from all Matakana attractions, beaches, vineyards, bushwalks
  • Parklike setting of 38 acres, private,beautiful, quiet, with bush and valley views.
  • Self-contained architect designed studio with private courtyard garden. Sunny, north-facing.

Kotare Studio, just minutes from Matakana Village, is perfect for couples wanting to relax and enjoy a tranquil environment and the attractions of Matakana and the surrounding area. It is situated on our lifestyle farm comprising 38 acres of private, park-like grounds, landscaped gardens, Italian cypresses, olives, mature native bush and pasture. The self-contained, completely detached studio is modern, with a fully equipped kitchen. It is quiet and sunny, enjoying lovely north-facing rural valley views. It is just minutes by car from Omaha Beach, Ti Point and Mathesons Bay. Other local attractions on our doorstep include: Mt Tamahunga bushwalks; the Matakana Farmers' Market and village with shops, boutique cinemas; vineyards and cafes; Tawharanui Regional Park; Leigh Boat Harbour; Goat Island Marine Reserve; Pakiri Surf Beach; and Brick Bay Sculpture Trail. We are located close to major venues, including The Stables, Plume, and Ascension Vineyard. For that special night out, we offer a courtesy drop off and pick up service to and from the village by prior arrangement up to 11pm.

Special conditions: Our cottage and grounds are non-smoking. We regret the cottage is unsuitable for children. Minimum booking of two nights during summer season. One night bookings may be accepted by arrangement.


  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Studio

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder season
27-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$165/night $165/night
Peak season
01-Dec-16 to 31-Mar-17
$165/night $175/night
Shoulder season
01-Apr-17 to 30-Jun-17
$165/night $165/night
Low season
01-Jul-17 to 31-Aug-17
$160/night $160/night
Shoulder season
01-Sep-17 to 27-Oct-17
$165/night $165/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 (64)

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  • Gorgeous location and so quiet

    Gorgeous location and so quiet

    RachelM39 100%|6x Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Many thanks for your comments.

    eliztt212 100%|67x

  • Lovely place to stay

    Lovely place to stay.

    ericra638 100%|4x Apr 2016

  • Lovely place to stay

    Lovely place to stay.

    ericra638 100%|4x Apr 2016

  • Small (apart from bathroom) and could be laid out better but lovely...

    Small (apart from bathroom) and could be laid out better but lovely bed and got everything you need. Good view and nice outdoor space on a warm day. Very handy for Matakana (although not walkable) and all the local beaches and wineries.

    PeterMc7 100%|4x Mar 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Peter for your feedback. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. The bathroom is designed to take a wheelchair, with a shower seat and grab rails for guests with disabilities. While the studio is compact, the layout was designed by a well-known NZ architect for ease of use and to maximise views and sunshine.

    eliztt212 100%|67x

  • Great being in the country, but so close to everything

    Great being in the country, but so close to everything. Perfect spot.

    KathyMa17 100%|2x Mar 2016

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