Matakana - A Touch of Tuscany

Farmstay | Matakana | #7177

9.7/10 (63 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 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 kauri and rimu forest, 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 Sawmill Brewery, 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 and public holiday weekends. One night bookings may be accepted by arrangement. Please inquire


  • 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
Low season
28-Jul-17 to 31-Aug-17
$160/night $160/night
Shoulder season
01-Sep-17 to 30-Nov-17
$165/night $165/night
Peak season
01-Dec-17 to 31-Mar-18
$175/night $175/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
01-Apr-18 to 30-Jun-18
$165/night $165/night
Default Tariff
01-Jul-18 to 28-Jul-18
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (78)

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  • Awesome place to stay

    Awesome place to stay

    RachelMo9 100%|3x Jul 2017

  • Great little cottage

    Great little cottage

    JonathanP new member Jul 2017

  • Fantastic spot to relax in, so peaceful - loved all the birdsong...

    Fantastic spot to relax in, so peaceful - loved all the birdsong and cows mooing, they were so curious checking us out! I photos of them are on FB across the world!! North facing made it very warm, lovely little deck, a hot tub there would be amazing under the stars!!! Close to all the activities in matakana and Omaha, we felt like locals. Bed was firm, bathroom spacious, full kitchen so we cooked both nights as we had brunches and lunches out at market and local sawmill brewery - very near.

    suebrash1 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • Beautiful place, you couldn't get more peaceful ad serene, and beautifully presented

    Beautiful place, you couldn't get more peaceful ad serene, and beautifully presented. Thanks very much!

    SimonHy 100%|4x May 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay.

    eliztt212 100%|80x

  • Lovely farm setting, a few mins drive to Matakana village

    Lovely farm setting, a few mins drive to Matakana village. Beautiful linen bedware! We slept so well! Could we suggest a mop kept for after shower?

    BruceNi5 100%|2x May 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks. Good idea. I did have one in the hot water cupboard . Will replace.

    eliztt212 100%|80x

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