Essene Country Lodge, Cambridge, Waikato, NZ

Cottage | 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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  • Excellent spacious well presented property

    Excellent spacious well presented property. A credit to owner. Lovely rural setting, quiet and only 15 minute drive to Cambridge.

    sydnrd647 100%|1x Dec 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Grateful for your feedback and your care. Come and stay again some time.

    ColleenBr1 100%|34x

  • Fantastic property, great set up for family's as its a home away...

    Fantastic property, great set up for family's as its a home away from home. We stayed here as we were waterskiing on lake karipiro so loads of parking for boats. The spa was wonderful at the end of a long day. Brilliant & so convienient that bedding & towels are included in the price. Not to far to travel to get supplies etc,

    AngelaTu9 100%|8x Nov 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Pleased you were happy, thanks for leaving it as you found it. You're welcome to come and visit again.

    ColleenBr1 100%|34x

  • Have to say our stay was amazing

    Have to say our stay was amazing . Family agrees we would rent again. So peaceful so clean and fresh . Arhhhh yup got my vote :)o

    saudiaragent207 100%|1x Mar 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks so much for your feedback...grateful we could provide your family with a peaceful stay!

    ColleenBr1 100%|34x

  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Essene Country Lodge!! The setting...

    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Essene Country Lodge!! The setting is peaceful, the house spacious and very comfortable and the highlight is of course the amazing spa pool and beautiful view. The owner is friendly and helpful!

    KellyDu1 100%|3x Mar 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Kelly pleased you enjoyed your stay. The spa pool is pretty amazing and we have just added an outdoor fire and table so we can enjoy the outside even more.

    ColleenBr1 100%|34x

  • We found the house the perfect spot - close to our son's...

    We found the house the perfect spot - close to our son's rowing regatta in Karapiro and close enough for us to spend the day in Raglan with friends. Well set up for our group of two couples and one child - with separate bedrooms for all and ensuite bathroom for the couple without children. Hot tub was a treat! Thank you.

    janrd204 100%|3x Feb 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Our pleasure to provide the "perfect spot for your Rowing family"...15-20 years ago that was us and our family...travelling from regatta to regatta supporting our children and their chosen sport.

    ColleenBr1 100%|34x

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