Matakana - A Touch of Tuscany

Farmstay | Matakana | #7177

9.7/10 (73 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


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak season
22-Feb-18 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 22-Feb-19
$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 (88)

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  • Clean and tidy and well maintained

    Clean and tidy and well maintained. Everything needed was in the cottage. Very peaceful, quiet, lovely location. Close to Matakana and nice beaches.

    NICOLAHA47 Feb 2018

  • nice and quite location very peaceful

    nice and quite location very peaceful. Could do with better internet access

    David Ruscoe new member Feb 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    I am sorry for any internet access problem. We have now installed a permanent WiFi booster to address this. Thank you for your feedback.

    eliztt212 100%|90x

  • Great little peaceful hideaway haven

    Great little peaceful hideaway haven. Close enough to make a quick trip to the hustle and bustle of Omaha/Matakana but far enough away to relax and enjoy the sounds of rural life.

    WallaceFa1 100%|1x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your positive feedback.

    eliztt212 100%|90x

  • 3rd time we have stayed at Kotare Cottage - always very clean...

    3rd time we have stayed at Kotare Cottage - always very clean and comfortable and perfect for a relaxing weekend. Highly recommended - Thank you Liz.

    NeilG751 100%|4x Nov 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Great to have you stay again. Thank you for your comments.

    eliztt212 100%|90x

  • We love this place, quiet and has everything you need

    We love this place, quiet and has everything you need. Just had our second stay and will be back for sure.

    KirstyPo2 100%|7x Oct 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    So nice you came again. Many thanks for taking the time to post comments.

    eliztt212 100%|90x

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