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Our boutique cottage is the perfect getaway for couples, but can cater for up to 4 people.   Set well off the road in an elevated position, surrounded by beautiful native bush and the impressive Mt Tamahunga. This area is Department of Conservation land with amazing native forest and bird life, and features a walkway that is part of the Cape Reinga to Bluff walking trail.   The cottage itself is brand new and very private. It features a carport for covered parking and entrance, separate bedroom, sitting room with kitchenette, and bathroom with shower facilities. There is also a large semi-covered deck area with sliding doors off the living room and bedroom. There is a full king size bed with quality linen provided, and also a good quality fold out couch for additional guests. We also welcome children, and pets on application.   Locally, Matakana Village is only 6km away, with its vibrant farmers market, cafes, pubs, restaurants and boutique shops. The Matakana area is renowned for its many vineyards, with most providing wine tasting tours and many with their own restaurants.   Matakana Coast has some of the most picturesque and interesting coastlines, from the fine white sand beaches of Omaha and Pakiri, to the rocky shores of Goat Island and Ti Point. Tawharanui Regional Park is completely pest-free and features secluded beaches and great surfing! Goat Island Marine Reserve offers incredible snorkling, diving, kayaking and glass bottom boat tours.  


  • King size bed with linen provided
  • Double fold-out couch
  • Kitchenette with sink, fridge, kettle, toaster, complimentary teas / coffee, plates & cutlery
  • Bathroom with shower / toilet facilities
  • Deck with BBQ and table & chairs
  • Wi-fi internet access. This is limited in the area, we have a booster but coverage can be variable
  • Freeview TV
  • Covered parking for 1 vehicle. Additional parking available at request.
  • Complimentary local information and booking service for activities.
  • Pets / children welcome upon request only (we do have 2 young children, a labrador & 2 cats, as well as a couple of sheep!). Dogs must stay outside and be well socialised, no exceptions.
  • Cleaning is included in the price at the end of your stay
  • Mobile coverage is limited in the area. We have a booster for vodafone networks.
  • Gift vouchers available
NB: Cell phone coverage is limited but we do have a booster signal for Vodafone users


  • *1 night bookings accepted except on public holiday weekends (2 night minimum)*
  • Weekday Monday - Thursday cheap standard fare of $120 per night all year round. (except for 2 weeks over Christmas and NY)
  • Peak summer season November - April (Weekdays $120 per night, weekends & pubic holidays $170 per night)
  • Peak Christmas and New Year period $170 per night
  • Off-peak season May - October (Weekdays $120 per night, weekends & public holidays $150 per night)
  • Sleeps 4 max (King bed & fold-out sofa)
  • Rates above are for two adults (Additional adult is $20 per person per night, additional child is $10 per person per night)
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Kurt & Clair are your hosts, along with our 2 young children Jesse & Mikayla. We have lived in the area for over 10 years, and have just recently built our second house on a 2 hectare section, which includes the separate guest cottage.   Clair is a physiotherapist at Mangawhai, while Kurt has been a landscaper for the past 12 years. We have just recently built the guest cottage, and hope to be starting our own fishing, diving & eco sight-seeing charter business later in 2016 to compliment the guest accommodation.   We embrace a stress-free, clean-living life-style, based around hard work, family, health & well-being, and enjoying all the amazing outdoor environments we have at our doorstep. Our goal is to be as self-sufficient as possible (without being completely disconnected with society!), with a large array of solar power panels, Clair's thriving vege garden (guests welcome to pick their own), free range chickens and sheep. For us life is all about a well balanced life-style that promotes healthy living and a great work ethic.  


Please feel free to contact us via the form below or you can phone us directly:

Personal Info

  • +64 (0)21 558 514 (Mobile)
  • +64 (09) 422 9514 (Landline)
  • 844 Matakana Valley Road, Whangaripo 0985


Dive, Snorkel & Sightseeing Charters of the outer Hauraki Gulf Islands including Little Barrier, Mokohinaus, Hen & Chickens & Great Barrier Island. Package charters include quality catering, complimentary use of snorkel gear, wetsuits, kayaks and fishing rods. We offer 3hr cruises, half /full day charters and over night packages, and welcome individual or group bookings. See our website for more information and bookings, or you can discuss your options with us on arrival.