Chalet, 0 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2)
About Helen Sheat
We are a well travelled family, I am originally from England , Neil is a true Kiwi! We love the bush and outdoors and anything creative. Our property is also home to chickens, dogs , a cat and a few landrovers!!
Helen Sheat purchased this Chalet in 2013
Why Helen Sheat chose Whangaripo
We fell in love with Matakana, the bush and so many beaches in close proximity. Plus its a very 'Arty' area and it is great to see what people are creating and be part of that.
What makes this Chalet unique
Surrounded by stunning bush of the Matakana hills: walks close by.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Location well suited to explore the area and local beaches. Peaceful area and off the beaten track
Workshop barn blues
Matakana was an absolute gem! Loved the town and the markets were amazing! The property itself was not what we were expecting at all. Apon arrival we were greeted by an array of junk vehicles and overgrown plants. The part vehicles made perfect sense once we realised the barn we payed good money to rent was half batch half workshop! This could have been overlooked if not for the fact that people were in and out of it during our stay creating all kinds of workshop noise. A bit hard to have a restful afternoon nap when there’s someone on the otherside of the wall making noise the whole time. We booked after confirming the hosts would be a good distance from the barn, as we wanted to take the weekend to relax and feel like we were the only two people in the world. safe to say that is not how it went. The wifi kept cutting out- the barn was musty and there was a dead bird on the ceiling- and then a rat was scurrying in the walls in the night. The only upside was the hot tub and eachothers company..
Safe to say we will not be back 10/10 would not recommend. .
Enjoyed the hot tub. Relaxing place to stay. Thanks.
Loved our stay at this little hideout just outside of Matakana. The hosts were lovely, and the property was perfect. Highly recommended.
So glad you enjoyed your stay, lovely to meet you!
Fabulous - as good as it looks in the photos!
A wonderful getaway spot handy to Matakana. Thoughtful hosts provided excellent directions and even some chocolates :-)
Thankyou for your feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay!
What a wonderful secluded spot. Great for a quite weekend away.
Based close to Leigh Marine park (Goat Island)for snorkelling and diving and multiple beautiful local beaches. Multiple wineries can be visited individually or on tours. There is a focus on local art galleries, Morris and James Pottery also within the area.
Unique boutique cinema within Matakana village is well worth a visit.