Essene Country Lodge, Cambridge, Waikato, NZ

Homestay | Cambridge | #25861

9.6/10 (33 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Beautiful private and spacious home with vast country views and an outdoor spa

Classic country living with grazing animals

Excellent for groups, families and weekend explorers!

Essene Country Lodge offers a satisfying escape to the countryside for those who enjoy peace, privacy and tranquility. For those who like to relax, you can daydream by the stream, read in the garden or simply meander around with animals. Take a 5-minute stroll and you’ll be at the wonderful cafe.

The newly designed spacious three bedroom home is carefully positioned on 1.6 hectares of heritage land fully surrounded in mature trees.

The home is fully equipped to service most requirements and includes a large kitchen, walk-in pantry and laundry. Includes two large comfortable living rooms and various outdoor areas, this is the perfect hub for families or small groups.

Conveniently positioned close to Mystery Creek event centre, the Avantidrome and other nearby attractions include; Hobbiton (30 mins), Glowworm caves (50 mins) and Lake Karapiro (15 mins).

Special conditions: 2 night minimum stay. Smoking, parties and pets are not permitted.

Special conditions:

Important things to know

• Smoking, parties and pets are not permitted.

• All additional guests must be registered at the time of booking.

• Guests are to leave the property clean and tidy, as they found it.

• We recommend children are supervised when outside, particularly when near the stream.

Extras: Walk in Walk Out Clean (Required, NZ$80.00 per stay); Linen (included); Welcome Pack (tea, coffee, sugar, milo) (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Evergreen

    1 x Queen bed

  • Kaipaki Kids

    2 x Single bed

  • Meadow

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second Living Room

    1 x Cot
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed


Maybe booked

*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 (33)

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  • The property was very relaxing, comfortable and well maintained

    The property was very relaxing, comfortable and well maintained. Being away from the road meant no road noise. Plenty of room for a family to spread out. It's a 5 minute walk to a cafe. I would have no hesitation in booking this property again. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay Thank you.

    ChristineSc16 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • Stained sheets and a very uncomfortable master bed

    Stained sheets and a very uncomfortable master bed. A bad smell under the sink, left us wanting to wash dishes before even being used as permeated through under bench. Possible wasp nest under deck. Garden felt uncared for. Calling the place a "Lodge" going a bit far. Nice touch with the veggies (home grown) in the bowl on the table and some basics in pantry handy.

    DeanM889 100%|2x Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Dean for your feedback. The stained sheets were a shock to me as well when I came into clean up after your visit. The under sink smell - it's bad I called the plumber. Wasp nests obliterated - I have killed so many this year. This is our country holiday home - we like to keep it country like. I am pleased you enjoyed the veggies and use of our pantry contents. I have posted back your bikini top and book that you left behind - no charge. Sorry that your stay was not as you would wish

    ColleenBr1 100%|34x

  • Our family loved our stay here

    Our family loved our stay here. Property was tidy and the kids loved the games and playing outside. We felt so relaxed and comfortable here, would definitely recommend.

    DelandTai 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • This property is spacious, comfortable and modern

    This property is spacious, comfortable and modern. Well appointed. The location is tranquil, scenic and easy commute to Cambridge township. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this batch.

    SaskiaH6 100%|7x Jan 2018

  • Nice quiet location very cozy

    Nice quiet location very cozy

    Daniellin 100%|5x Jan 2018

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