Luxurious Tuscan Riverside Retreat
Villa Casa Maria Luxury Tuscan Farmhouse
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Wonderful and lovely home just minutes away from in New Zealand Kati Kati town
We just spent some quality time in this fabulous property located just minutes away from Kati Kati a town located within 90 minutes drive South of Auckland New Zealand.
We couldn't be happier with the property. The home is in a beautiful and lush location with plenty of beautiful sights and closed to major attractions. We were looking for a home within close distance to local parks to explore and hike as we wanted to experience the outdoors life while in NZ and within close distance to touristic attractions. We found both and could not be happier. We drove to Rotorua to experience its natural geiser, museum and local culture. A learning experience for us, we loved all
The home is well suited for families and large groups with plenty of space for everyone. The house is nicely furnished with comfy furniture and beds, the latest appliances and plenty of towels for entire family. We specially enjoyed waking up to the sounds of birds and quietness of the place. A local creek run thru the property adding the never ending sound of running water to the location. We found that enchanting.
Overall we had a wonderful experience in NZ in general and in this home in particular. We could not be more pleased. We highly recommend this location to anyone looking to explore nature, beaches and all New Zeala ND has to offer.
Wonderful relaxing spot
A gem of a place in the countryside. really peaceful and well equip with everything you could need. If you're staying in the winter like us make sure you light the fireplaces ASAP as it helps to heat the place much faster than the heat pumps. Our dog loved the garden with the beautiful stream and the very regal dog bed provided!
Only issue we had was the sagging of the beds - we tried the back two and the one in the room above the kitchen which all sagged in the middle. The owner did contact us to say at least one of the mattresses was being replaced this week so hopefully they'll all get updated soon.
It doesn't though take away from a beautiful spot and a lovely place for a quiet weekend away.
Thanks for your feedback ;) after getting the new mattress, we uncovered it was the middle support leg in the middle of the bed frame that had fallen over on both beds, seems the installer didn’t bolt them in. Apologies for the inconvenience. I was perplexed how 2 expensive newish mattresses were feeling saggy, relieved it was a simple fix in the end and all back to normal ;)
Relaxing country retreat
We spent a very enjoyable weekend at this property.
Positives: The setting is beautiful, the grounds large enough to go for a stroll. As to the sizeable house, we especially appreciated the general ambience, large kitchen (with espresso maker!), stone shower, range of outdoor seating and selection of board games. The heat pumps kept us warm during cold winter nights. The period dog bed was an unexpected bonus!
Negatives: It was disappointing to find that we weren't allowed to use the fire places or woodburner. The beds were sagging, and some crockery, pots and oven were in need of a clean.
However, on balance we'd definitely recommend staying here!
Than you for your feedback. Glad to here you enjoyed your stay overall. Your welcome to use both fireplaces, there is a note at the beginning of the house manual to ignore the write up about not using the fireplace, sorry for the confusion. All guests seem to love using the open fire especially ;) Thankyou for letting me know about the bed, I though I had fixed it as 2 slats had fallen down, will head down today to relook at it. Thankyou for letting me know about the kitchen oven and crockery, everything should be prestine for each booking, will have a chat to the cleaner. Many thanks, hope to see you again. Sharlene
Beautiful house and the grounds were lovely. The owners were very generous with the supplies, linen, towels and kitchen facilities, etc but the one point that let the property down were the 2 adjouning bedrooms which had poor condition beds. One was extremely hard but had still managed to have a huge sag in the middle and the other was just way to soft. Both resulted in sore backs in the morning. Suggest someone uses the bedroom by itself downstairs or the upstairs bed as these are both good beds. Wish we had realised this before our final day here. But overall the property is a picture perfect hideaway. We will be back again and hope the beds are better next time.
Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed your stay overall. I’ll pop down on Sunday and have a look at the beds, they are both very expensive mattresses and quite new, so should be preforming well. I suspect the on that has a sag needs the mattress turned as they are latex or a slat has moved. Many thanks Sharlene
A beautiful home in a stunning setting
This home and property is all you can ask for and more....
A beautiful home with all the comforts, inside and out, set in idyllic, private grounds
The perfect place for a few couples,, large family or the perfect girls weekend
Beautiful home - perfect relaxing getaway
Really enjoyed our stay, such a gorgeous home. A couple of minor issues which were easily dealt with, but otherwise clean and comfortable. Loved the outdoor space and the rock shower!