Relax away from the bustle and busyness of the city and enjoy a break in a quiet rural environment surrounded by native bush and be lulled by the nearby river and bird song. Enjoy the smell of timber within our architecturally designed cottage with high wooden ceilings, wood paneled walls, wooden stairs and kitchen and hand crafted furniture.
Recharge with a book or a walk on our property or on nearby bushwalks, experience the “locals secret” with a swim in the nearby waterhole or explore all that Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty has to offer. Bethlehem Town Centre is 15 minutes away, Omokoroa, 15 minutes, Katikati 25 minutes, Tauranga 25 minutes and Mt Maunganui with its world famous beach is a 30 minute drive away.
Fully self-contained cottage with mezzanine sleeping loft with double bed, full kitchen with oven, gas hob and fridge, bathroom with shower and enjoy a loo with a view. A pullout sofa bed in the lounge creates a double bed, dining facility for up to four, a pellet fire for winter and WIFI.
Please note that stair access to the mezzanine is steep – it’s an alternating tread so ones gait is the same as a normal stair but it can catch people by surprise – the pullout sofa bed in the lounge is available for those who are unable to access the stairs.
We try and be as self- sufficient and sustainable as possible and run our slice of heaven along organic lines, considering the impact our actions have upon the environment. Hence you will find we use environmentally and people safe products for cleaning in the cottage (and our home), and we try to buy Fair Trade products that support those who live in third world nations. We don’t get it right all the time – we are learning as we go and enjoy talking with others about their journey towards a similar lifestyle. Our cottage is smoke and drug free.
Ideal as a getaway for a couple, it does have a pullout sofa double bed so while two is comfortable, four would experience tiny home living.
Surrounded by farmland with views of native bush and in close proximity to a stream, there are multiple farm animals on surrounding properties visible from the drive: cows, sheep, goats, alpacas. Some distant animal noises at night can be expected (mooing etc) .
Please note there is no mobile phone reception at the cottage but there is wifi internet so there is always Skype or WhatsAp for maintaining critical contact.