The SpaceBook your stay at our cottage "Powai" - Delightful secluded retreat. Stand-alone. Studio style; Self contained. Delicious continental breakfast basket on arrival. Plunger and Fresh coffee grounds sourced locally. Tea and coffee making facilities, small fridge, microwave, stove top cooker, toaster and electric fry pan. Pop corn maker. (pop corn supplied) Quality cotton sheets. Hair dryer and bathrobes. There is a BBQ, table and chairs on your deck.
Escape to the Kaipara coast and discover another of New Zealand's beautiful coastlines. Located on the Oneriri Peninsula, 15 min's west of Kaiwaka. We are a little off the beaten track; hidden in the heart of rural New Zealand country side, on the Kaipara ... a perfect escape ...
As you arrive, you are looking across the Otamatea river. This is the river of Jane Mander's famous book "The Story of a New Zealand River" and reputed to be the inspiration for the film "The Piano". Maungatoroto is across the water and Kaiwaka off to the right. We are privileged to have such an amazing view.
Kaiwaka is situated at an important junction. Roads east lead to Mangawhai and its surf beach, coastal walks and golf course, Saturday market, Bennett's chocolate factory, museum and art gallery - only a twenty minute drive. Also the Northland wine trail. Another beautiful beach is Te Arai Point, a huge secluded beach with a natural bathing pool in the rocks. - Further afield is the Scottish town of Waipu. Not far on the SH1 drive straight ahead to Whangarei and the Bay of Islands or turn left at Brynderwyn and follow the Twin Coast Discovery Highway along Northlands' Kauri coast. Visit the Matakohe Kauri Museum. We could be a base for you to explore from or a stop off on your journey northwards and vice versa
Close to an all-tide public boat ramp for those who would like to fish the Kaipara, excellent for snapper, scallops and flounder.
Take a leisurely kayak around the bays, watch a DVD, listen to your favourite CD, read a book, take a walk or simply relax. Enjoy the perfect escape! Come and stay!
***Cottage can be king size bed or two single beds please let us know when booking. Guest AccessDrive down a tree lined right of way
Plenty of parking, plenty of privacy
Feel free to stroll around our garden and bush
Walk down to the mangroves
Walk down to the boat ramp
Bring your kayaks Interaction with GuestsYour cottage is nestled to the side of our home (Powai) and quite private and secluded. We are a door bell ring away (clang on the Rooster!) if we can assist in anyway. We will leave you to enjoy your peace and privacy .... we respect your privacy ... Book our place today! The NeighborhoodNestled down a private right of way in a park like setting. Relax and enjoy the bird life, or take a short bush walk. The nearest town is Kaiwaka, here there is an ample supermarket; Indian restaurant, Liquor store, Italian bakery - la Nona; Kaiwaka's famous Dutch cheese shop, the Three Furlongs Bar & grill, ladies boutique and cafes. Getting AroundTravelling from Auckland to us you have three routes to chose from
1) Toll bridge - usually quickest route
2) Via Orewa, beautiful long coastal beach
3) SH 16
(a good route if you have booked to go to ***Gibbs sculpture farm/Glorit - but you cannot go without an advance booking***)
If you are arriving by bus to Kaiwaka, we can collect you otherwise motor vehicle is the best means of transport to us ...
Rangiora Road is about 10 minutes (10 km) along Oneriri Road and is on the right hand side; up hill, blind corner. (Don't be confused by Ranganui Road)
***Gibbs Farm is a private property, open monthly by prior appointment to artists, educational institutions, charities and the public. Other Things to NoteYour cottage has DVD's, books,magazines, hairdryer, bath robes. Microwave, stove top cooker, electric frying pan, toaster, coffee plunger and popcorn maker, popcorn, all supplied. Continental breakfast basket on arrival for you to enjoy at your leisure, will include something like: bread, granola, yogurt, jam, butter and margarine, fresh seasonal fruits, eggs and muffins. Should you like to use the "double decker" outside bath please let us know in advance as we need time to ensure you have hot water.