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Places to stay in Tirau

Places to stay in Tirau
Eco friendly cabin is a great destination for those seeking relaxation. We are 15mins from Hobbiton movie set Buckland road Matamata. 10 mins from the beautiful TeWaihou blue springs. Wake up to stunning river views from your swinging king size bed, enjoy a “cold one” on the floating pontoon or laze around in one of the hammocks, in the evenings enjoy the ambience of the fire pit or enjoy the Danish hot tub. We are pet friendly but would like you bring the dogs bed if sleeping inside.
This “off the grid” cabin has solar lighting, Gas water heating, fridge, USB charge points, 1 king bed, 1 double bed and 1 single bed, basic cooking facilities, BBQ, indoor fire, and outdoor fire and a hot tub. A Review from a satisfied customer: Planning a trip to Hobbiton and looking for Matamata hotels? Finding accommodations in Matamata is a little trickier than expected, simply because the town is very small and rural. You won’t find a Hilton or any other large chain hotel in Matamata. That’s where the fun starts! There are plenty of creative Matamata accommodations to choose from, you just have to know where to look. If you are looking for a hotel in Matamata, I would advise you to reconsider booking a hotel, and instead consider an Airbnb. Matamata (or Hobbiton, as Lord of the Rings aficionados refer to it) is a tiny town located on North Island, New Zealand, and due to the rural setting there aren’t a lot of great hotel options. However, there are plenty of amazing and creative Airbnb’s. One such amazing Airbnb was Kath and Dave’s river cabin. Matamata accommodations We had the privilege of staying at their amazing cabin when we visited in March, and I can’t wait until we can go back. I don’t say that lightly either – I’m normally one to never stay in the same place twice, but I really loved their unique cabin. If you’re looking for accommodations in Matamata, you really can’t go wrong with their place. It’s only 20 minutes to Hobbiton, so it makes an ideal place to stay if you’re looking for places to stay near the Hobbiton movie set. To start with, the entire place is solar powered and eco-friendly. Despite being solar powered, there are still USB charging ports, so no worries about charging your phone. The cabin is part of a fully functional farm, so it was neat to talk to Dave about the farm. He offered to show us their process for milking cows, but sadly we didn’t have enough time. The inside of the cabin is beautiful, with rough hewn wood decorating the space. The suspended king size bed was one of my favorite features. The entire place is rustic, unique, and full of personal touches. The cabin has basic cooking supplies as well as a BBQ, so if you prefer to cook your own food (like I do) there are all the basic necessities you will need. The bathroom is distinctive and beautiful, too. The wood really makes it too. But, my favorite part was the outdoor shower. Showering while looking out at the river was just idyllic. Kath and Dave also provide kayaks and fishing poles, so you can make good use of the river, or simply sit on the covered porch and enjoy the view. The river is literally right outside the cabin, so the view is incredible. 10 out of 10, this place couldn’t be better. If you’re looking for Matamata hotels, this cabin is better than any hotel you could hope to find. Travelhardest.com
This destination, although hidden away, is only a 5 minute drive from the popular Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel complex and golf course, or the same distance to the well known “Corrugated Creation” town of Tirau. A 10 minute drive to the Te Waihou Blue Springs Walkway, 15 minute drive to Hobitton, and less than an hour from 4 cities; Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua and Lake Taupo. There is a great review to read on the "Travel Hardest" blog.
  • We LOVED this place!!!! If you enjoy beautiful scenery, peace and quiet, cabin vibes, and warm hospitality, this spot is PERFECTION!! We would return in a heartbeat.❤️

    Moira2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • Absolute bliss. Highly recommended, perfect balance of being off the grid with all the comforts you can think of and then some.

    Clare2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Off the beaten grid, this place really is a treasure so you must give it a go!! I spent a couple of days here with my parents who were over from Aussie and my dogs and we have never felt so relaxed. Very friendly hosts and great communication. We have already recommended to friends. Thank you so much!

    Danielle2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • A great place, and so happy we could take our dogs with us! We had the best time.

    Shalena2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great location to switch off and relax

    Johanna2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Quiet & peaceful escape We love places that let you bring your furbabies And we will definitely be back to this spot It was an absolutely perfect getaway

    Rebecca2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • To say this place was everything we hoped for is an understatement. By far the best Airbnb we’ve ever stayed in. We spent three nights in this beautiful cabin and loved every minute of it. Caught rainbow trout in the Te Waihou River, star gazed, enjoyed the hot-tub, and soaked in the scenery and wildlife. Also, 20 minutes from the Hobbiton movie set tours which was a huge stop on our trip. 100% recommend to anyone traveling to this area.

    Garrett2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • BEST PLACE EVER. You know when you walk in to an Airbnb and you’re usually disappointed? I don’t think I’ve ever been more impressed. These guys have thought of LITERALLY everything. So awesome that the place is dog friendly too... our dog refused to get in the car and didn’t even try to follow us when we started to drive off- we had to go and get him haha. Will def be back. So beautiful. Very lucky to get a spot at this place!

    Afrika2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Okoroire, Waikato, New Zealand

    Basic Studio room,what you see is what you get, has separate toilet and shower. 10 mins to Hobbiton 45 mins to Hamilton , Tauranga , Rotorua , 1 hour 25 to Taupo. Excellent spot for a pit stop on your way north or south. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO KITCHEN OR COOKING FACILITIES AVALIABLE IN THE ROOM.
    Private studio, has a queen bed, with ensuite , private entry, parking next to your door. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO KITCHEN, FRIDGE OR COOKING FACILITIES IN THIS ROOM
    quite suburban town in the heart of rural NZ
  • Fairly basic accommodation, but clean and tidy. Good value for money.

    Mike2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Nice space, very private and simple, everything you need for a short stay. 3 minutes to town by car. Definitely recommend.

    Eric2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for a quick stop, or if you want to spend the night after doing Hobbiton (Evening) tour.

    Michael2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot for a quick stopover on a long journey. Lovely and clean, easy to find and although we didn’t meet Nik, we were given great instructions on check in. Thanks!

    Jo2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • We were here two nights. Nik is a nice host and communicates quickly. Accommodation is for a short stay OK, there are several cafes and shops nearby. An ideal place if you want to visit Hobbiton. Nik recommended us to visit Blue Spring, where we liked it very much. We can only recommend staying at Nika.

    Veronika2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to rest after spending few hours walking at the Hobbiton movie location. Great location!

    Patrick2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Nik is really kind and he's here if you need help. Anyway I advise you this place.

    Johan2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Nice private room with own bathroom. Everything very clean. We loved that it was so quiet. Very close to Hobbiton and Blue Spring. Nik was a great host, thanks for the nice chat! We would come back anytime.

    Benjamin2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand

    Our place is great for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), and groups up to 4. You’ll love the friendly people, countryside views, clean and tidy guesthouse and of course the central location with many local attractions like the Hobbiton film set which is a must do for any fan of the movies.
    This guesthouse is located in the countryside on a working farm. It has great views all the way to a nearby mountain range directly from your bed across the rolling hills of the South Waikato countryside. The guesthouse itself is detached and private so you can come and go as you please with its own bathroom & tea and coffee making facilities. Cutlery, plates and a fridge are provided but the guesthouse does not have a kitchen. The room is clean, quiet, light and well aired. We are happy to help so feel free to ask if you need anything.
    This is a central North Island location only 10 min walk to Tirau (many cafes and stores to explore). Tirau is a hub for many central North Island attractions including the Hobbiton film set (15 mins drive), Mount Maunganui (popular beach and nightlife), Rotaruru (boiling mud and hot pools), Taupo (beautiful lake and town), various nearby waterfalls, Waikato river trails, golf courses, the Blue Springs (popular walk with crystal clear spring where most of NZ bottled water comes from) and many more attractions.
  • Beautiful property, near Tirau and local attractions. Hosts were very nice and space was clean and comfortable beds.

    Molly2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Good sized room with great veiws out over farmland to the Kaimai Ranges.Host Marie is very friendly and welcoming.

    Katy2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • charming, quiet and couldn't be more friendly. lovely people and lovely place. already wishing we'd stayed longer

    Graham2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect for our family of 4 as a resting spot before Hobbiton. It’s location is an ideal 15 minute drive from the shores rest. Petite with a great view. Clean with gracious hosts.

    C2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, love that it’s on a hill overlooking the countryside! Would definitely stay again

    Ryan2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and quiet. Very peaceful place. Great for a short stay

    Sunghee2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Really quaint space, everything you need tea, coffee -may need to bring your own breakfast foods. Beautiful views across the countryside and perfect place to relax. Thanks again

    Danielle2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying here! It was impeccably clean, secluded and quiet! We would definitely stay again and ate glad we got to meet the host on checkin, she was a gem!

    Rob2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand

    This listing is for a comfortable private double sized bedroom with a queen size bed (and a single bed if required) within our home suitable for a couple or family of 3. The facilities of bathroom and toilet, kitchen, dining and main lounge could be shared with other guests as we have three bedrooms available in total. (We have 3 separate listings of a Family room for 5 with adjoining rumpus for 2, a Double room for 3 and a Twin room for 2)
    Our home is built on three levels. Ground level is the family space of 1 x bedroom and a rumpus room. Mid level has the kitchen, lounge, 2 x bedrooms and one bathroom inclusive of toilet, shower and bath. These two levels are used by guests through Airbnb. (Top level is owner occupied). Guest access includes stairs to front door and internal stairs from ground to mid level. Our section is tiered, it includes gardens for vegetables, fruit trees and flowers and great views roundabout can be accessed from the top level. You can watch the two cows grazing in the paddocks next door, listen to the local bird life, sit on the deck and watch the world travelling by or just view our Moa sculpture on the front lawn. Guests have access to the gardens and two levels within the home so there is a lot of space. If you like to cook your own meals, the kitchen is well equipped with most of what you need.
    We are located on the northern end of Tirau heading to Cambridge just past the Matamata intersection. It is a 5 minute walk to the township that is well known for its corrugated structures like the "dog"and the "sheep". Thousands of travellers pass through Tirau on a daily basis because of its central location between cities and popular tourist spots. It is a great place to stop and take a break to refuel both body and vehicle. Art, antiques and awesome cafes make it unique.
  • Wikitoria and Vince have thought of everything from what you might need in your room to showing you where to find things in the kitchen to make you feel at home. We enjoyed a relaxing evening of nice conversation and tea and found the beds very comfortable. It was a pleasure staying with them.

    Greg2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable house. Wiki & Vince was very helpful and sharing information of travel around North to South Island. Really recommend to stay there.

    Yean Ju2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Good stay and host, worth it!

    Nick2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Wikitoria‘s house was a perfect location for our trip since it‘s only a 20 minutes drive to the hobbiton movie set. The hosts were really friendly and helped us with our questions. Would highly recommend.

    Michelle2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location, great and friendly hosts, we had a great chat. Thank you for breakfast. Room was super clean.

    Nathalie2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Very friendly hosts, with a clean and quiet room.

    Katharina2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great two night stay within 20 minutes from The Shire (Hobbiton). The hosts made us feel welcome and had nice local recommendations. Our room was clean and the other guests were nice.

    Christie2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay here, Wikitoria and Vince are great host and we would love to come back again!

    Stephanie2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand

    This comfortable home overlooks Lake Karapiro with superb, uninterrupted water, mountain and country views from the deck and several rooms. Sunsets can be amazing too and you can see it all while relaxing in the outdoor bath! The home is very conveniently positioned to so many places of activity and interest eg. Waikato River Trails, Hobbiton, Blue Spring, Sanctuary Mountain, Mighty River Domain, Takapoto Estate, Lake District Adventures, the Red Barn and The Boatshed function centres.
    Bedrooms and lounge are generous in size, with a conservatory and the deck to add to that space. As well as a shower there's a deep bath to soak and relax in too AND there's a bath outside overlooking the lake. Relax and soak up the view
    My home, with 5000 sq/m of lawn, is only 500m off SH1 and is on a lane with 4 others. At nearby Arapuni village is Rhubarb Cafe and the iconic suspension bridge overlooking the Arapuni Powerhouse(definitely worth a visit). Tirau is very close too with shops such as Notting Hill being very popular Across the lake and only a few minutes by road is the Horahora Domain where there is a boat ramp and beach alongside the Piarere Ski Club
  • Thank you soo much for having us take over your house. Your house and the views are stunning. Would love to come back again and definitely would recommend this to other people too. Thank you for being amazing host to us and my family. Really appreciate everything you did for our wedding day too. P.s thanks for cleaning the mustang.

    Josh2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Bill's place was very comfortable and clean. The house overlooks Karipuro Lake.....beautiful! I would definitely recommend a stay with Bill. Close to Blue Springs Walk, Hobbiton, Sanctuary Mountain etc etc 👍😁

    Peter PAUL2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house. Great views. No light pollution so you can see the stars at night. Bill was a gracious host and I had options of which room I was able to stay in. He offered a variety of items for breakfast including tea and coffee. Great advice for things to do, definitely go to the Blue Springs. Would stay here again, for sure.

    Jason2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place and outstanding host. Definitely coming back!

    Patrick2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • This hands down must be one of the best airbnb experiences I've had. Bill gives outstanding hospitality - he is so generous and welcoming! He cooked dinner, put an amazing breakfast on, made some delicious banana cake. He even let me wash my clothes and check out late. This man has seriously thought of everything and the place is just beautiful. It has a stunning view, the rooms are wonderfully decorated, sparkling clean not to mention cozy! The bed was just the best. I could keep going on about how amazing bill and his house are but I think you get the point. Thanks so much for being the highlight of my trip bill!

    Mei2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Gosh!! If you have the chance to stay with Bill I would highly recommend even if it’s for a night while you stop at Hobbiton! He was so hospitable, offered great recommendations like the Blue Springs trail and went out of his way to chat with us as we watched the sunset from his gorgeous backyard! We stayed at a total of 5 Airbnb’s during our 10 day trip and this was the best experience we had.

    Marissa2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, well appointed home with a fantastic few. Bill is a great host and takes the time to make your stay special

    David2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Bill is a very nice and friendly person. Good facility of kitchen and balcony. The outside view is excellent. We definitely come back if we come back.

    Raymond2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Piarere, Waikato, New Zealand

    You will be welcome to stay on a working Dairy Farm with fresh milk delivered and a tour if you like. This area is central North Island and a great location for exploring Hobbiton and Waitomo caves. Te Waihou Blue Springs walk and Waiwere waterfall are close showcasing very beautiful New Zealand native bush. 40 mins to Mount Maunganui where you can enjoy sea and shopping or 30 mins to Rotorua the cultural centre of NZ.
    A hand built tiny 2 storey house made with timber milled from the farm. Overlooking a field with deer and cows. Waander down to the river for a swim.
    Close to Tirau for grocery shopping
  • We loved stating at this beautiful cottage. It's nestled in a beautiful farm far out enough to see a wealth of stars at night. Kathryn and David were incredibly accommodating and truly went above and beyond to ensure our comfort regardless of the hour. We will absolutely be visiting again.

    Nichole2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • This is the most stylishly put together space ever; some seriously good design skills have been put to use both in the construction of the wee cottage and the interior design. Just loved it; the ladder/stairway up to the bed might look a bit daunting but is actually brilliantly designed so very easy to use. The bed was beyond comfortable and was dressed in the best linen I've experienced in an AirBnB. The cottage is about 5 minutes from Tirau which is a lovely wee town. You have to go to Tuckers for a meal; ate there last night and it was outstanding. An unpretentious but well thought out menu with great ingredients cooked to perfection.

    Kirstie2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • For those who love the countryside, this is the ideal place! The decor of the tiny house is original and pretty. The house at the edge of the riviera seems to be a haven of peace. We were able to visit the farm with the owner, friendly and informative. Book with your eyes closed!

    Stephane2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Such a lovely, cozy cottage we didn't want to leave! It was perfect for us travelling between Auckland and Rotorua with the beautiful Blue Springs near by. Kathryn & David were wonderful hosts who provided fresh organic produce from their veggie patch plus homely touches with quality linen and french press coffee. The property is stunning with a running river, a goat, deer and a very friendly little dog. We would definitely return given the opportunity.

    Fiona2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • If you are visiting Hobbiton or Matamata you MUST stay here. This is an amazing property with wonderful hosts! Highly recommend river tubing if you get a chance. Thanks!

    Emma2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic little gem tucked away in picturesque countryside. Close to Hobbiton! Stylish space with great views of nature and charming touches.

    Jessica2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • This was a great stay. I wished we could have stayed a little longer. The space is stylish. Great backyard view. David cooked us some fish and made a fire for us. It was fun chatting with him. His dog is also super cute.

    Brendan2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful and cool space, in the middle of the countryside. Nothing but quiet, except the occasional sounds of birds nearby. Dave greeted us on arrival with a quick introduction of the place and left us to relax in privacy. The cabin was very clean and warm, with an extremely comfortable bed, giving me the best nights sleep I’ve had in quite some time! We’re already planning a return trip for longer!!

    Tim2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Okoroire, Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand

    Farm stay1 bed
    Black House
    Price:$102 AUD/night
    19 reviews
    Superhost
    A clean and modern space for you to put your feet up and have a rest while travelling. A comfy couch to relax with Wi-Fi and a TV (chromecast only). Tea, coffee etc provided and plenty of dinner options near by. A comfortable bed with new bedding to get some much needed Zzzz’s. Bathroom amenities and a generous continental breakfast is also supplied for you.
    Tirau is a small town in the heart of the Waikato that State Highway 1 runs through. Lots of great little cafés and boutique stores in less than a 5 minute walking distance . A good central location with Tauranga, Rotorua and Hamilton being a 45 minute drive in opposite directions.
  • What a gorgeous little stop over studio. Beautifully presented and super clean! Great location.

    Terese2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to break a long journey! The studio is great, spotlessly clean with a really comfy bed. Having breakfast provided was a huge bonus as I left very early in the morning and it was lovely to arrive to tea, coffee and milk in the fridge.

    Aislinn2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • lovely room with everything you need. The lovely touches of having breakfast provided when we stayed was a very nice touch as there is limited options in Tirau for breakfast at the time we needed to leave. The place was clean, tidy and well laid out. I highly recommend Kylie's place if you need to stay in Tirau.

    Nathan2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Kylie were amazing and her kids are very lovely. The place is sparking clean and the bed is super comfortable, we had such a good sleep. Having wifi is also a big bonus as well. Definitely gonna stay here again when we visit Hobitton and Totorua.

    Tiffany2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Kylie is an excellent host. I'd go back and stay at Kylie's place again. Friendly and homely atmosphere.

    Rajiv2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Kylie's place certainly lived up to the great reviews that people had given previously. Great communication , easy check in and the place was spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable. Who could ask for more?! An easy walk to the main street. I can definitely recommend the Tucker Bar and Eatery- very friendly and the food was delicious. Thanks for a great stay Kylie and family.

    Gwen2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • The location is central to a lot of touristy towns. The space itself is both stylish and homey. There is chromecast, a fan, phone charger, and continental breakfast available. We were also provided with some cold bevvies which was a nice touch. Parking is available right outside the room. Kylie and Karl were very kind and thoughtful hosts. Would be happy to stay here again. Highly recommend.

    Emma-Jo2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and a separate house, the host prepared a hearty breakfast, which was very good.

    Shuang2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand

    Just 15 minutes from the Hobbiton Movie Set, your own private hobbit hole is sited on a ledge with extensive views over a rolling green valley of working farms and forests. A queen-bed is snug in the underground hobbit hole with an outdoor massage shower and an open campfire - all constructed from recycled materials. Farm animals wander past and the sustainable property is full of fruit and nut trees. .
    You are on a private ledge overlooking the Puketirau valley, which contains the lush, productive Waikato farmland preferred by the hobbits. It is a peaceful and private setting amongst working farmland. Maungatautari Mountain bird sanctuary is over your shoulder, silhouetted against spectacular sunsets that will deepen into the starry milky way. You have you own open campfire (in a recycled bath!) with cooking plates and billy hooks, a massage shower with a view and a flush composting toilet. At night, you are warm and comfortable inside an underground hobbit hole with a comfortable queen bed and genuine NZ wool blankets. Surrounding your campsite is our productive farmlet. Pigs, ducks, sheep and cows may well wander past. We have a wide range of animals and over 300 food-producing plants - we grow all our own food sustainably and organically and love sharing the food (ask for our menu options) and lifestyle through farm tours and workshops.
    You are in the middle of rural NZ but nearby Tirau village is a shopping destination with a variety of good cafes. Rotorua, Waitomo, Taupo, Hamilton and Tauranga are all less than an hours drive away. Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings movie set) is around the corner and you can see Mt Maungatautari bird sanctuary from your campsite. The stunning Te Waihou walkway is just south of us and we also have some great golf courses close by, hot springs to swim in, and quirky NZ museums. Or just relax in our lounge chairs with some of our books and magazines and enjoy being here.
  • Glamping at it's finest! You will truly get the Hobbit experience at this BnB. My wife and I had visited Hobbiton prior to checking in, and we couldn't have picked a better spot to lay our heads for the night! 'Bug End' is a special place and definitely worth the stay! Be sure to ask about their meal options prior to your arrival.

    Ben2019-05-24T00:00:00Z
  • This is not just a place to sleep, it is an experience and will no doubt be a highlight of your trip. If you’re visiting Hobbiton you MUST stay here!

    Steven2019-05-07T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing two nights stay. We loved star gazing by the fireplace. Loved the concept of the open shower. The hot water felt so good on a cold night. The hobbit hole itself is warm and inviting. It's our best experience in NZ.

    Lalitha2019-05-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very UNIQUE experience! The hobbit hole is on a section of the farm (about 100m from the main house) where you overlook a valley. Everything little detail is so unique and our experience was very memorable in a good way. There is NO wifi and NO electricity which can be a good thing if you want to have some time to unwind. At night we cooked our food on the outdoor fireplace which was epic and later enjoyed the stunning night sky.

    Lourens2019-04-29T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome spot, so relaxing!

    Ashleigh2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing i loved it thankyou so much! I will highly reccommend to others and definitely be back myself.

    Elle2019-04-27T00:00:00Z
  • This is such a unique and special place. Recommend this to anyone who wants to get away and relax.

    Dani2019-04-25T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing place! We loved our time here and would love to come back.

    Emilie2019-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Earth house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand

    Popular homes

    Popular homes
    Welcome to The Sanctuary 1127. We are central to great New Zealand tourist spots. You can settle here for a few days and use this place as a base. We are in a great rural location with unique surroundings. Our place is set on two acres with gardens and walkways. Your room is a spacious and comfortable studio with an en-suite and kitchenette. You will have views of New Zealand's Native Bush. Enjoy the beauty, or just come to stay on your way. This listing offers a GIANT King sized single bed!!
    We are central to great New Zealand tourist spots like Rotorua, Taupo, Hobbiton, Waitomo and surrounding cycle trails. About your room: As your host, Elijah likes to present to you an immaculate space to arrive to and relax into. He will make sure you are comfortable and taken care of. The studio has a kitchenette with a microwave, toaster, kettle and a fridge for you to self-cater. We provide milk, tea, coffee and sugar too. There is plenty of cupboard space and a wardrobe. All recently installed. There is a courtyard off your room which is handy - it faces the sun and is a lovely spot to sit. Free use of the BBQ. Laundry Facilities are available for use, at cost for over-night guests, costs are: $10 per wash, $5 per hour for the dryer. Laundry facilities are free for multi-night guests. Wifi is available at cost due to our rural location. Clothes line is free and shared. There is plenty of parking. We are pet friendly, but please advise ahead of time (and please clean up after them). About our place: We are located rurally, with beautiful 360 degree views. That means we are 90% self-contained, except for power. Here we have our own septic tank, rain fed water tanks and filters with gas hot water plumbing. The main house has gas cooking and a log fire with great views from the decks and lounge. You are welcome to join us in our comfortable home away from home. Elijah is a Maori wood carving artist, working from his workshop at home. He is applying his art into designing the gardens into unique Maori patterns and shapes with featured wood art in the gardens he creates. Take a walk around our property by yourselves or guided by Elijah, to see our completed gardens and the gardens still in construction. Enjoy the views of the hills and mountains, pick the wild berries if they are in season, or view the art in the garden. The gardens are being created to provide food and places to wander and relax. Here, you can enjoy a truly unique New Zealand stay.
    We are rural, with a great cafe only a minute’s drive away, we live next to a Marae, but most of all; We are surrounded by native bush and birds, with views of a beautiful Glade of native trees, distant plains and a horizon of mountains and trees. To top it off, we get the best sunsets here. It's a great location!
  • This is a great place to stay with two even better hosts! They are both really nice, helpful and friendly. You have to enjoy the sunset.

    Dominik2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Elijah and Tracey were more than welcoming and friendly, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at their beautiful and clean home!

    Eunice2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • It was a pleasant experience staying at Elijah and Tracey's place. Elijah was very hospitable and even he waited for me long night as I was a bit late that made me happier than ever. The name of their stay is actually very relating to what they tried to offer to guests. The glass wall in the sanctuary overlooks a horizon of open land and sky from the very bed of yours. The moon lit night was literally all over me at night and I fell asleep in serenity. The next morning when I woke up, golden sunny ray welcomed me with its full. Later, Elijah gave me little trip around his garden, farming and some od his art work which was an awesome experience. I can't wait to visit his place again at my next trip with my family. Overall, their sanctuary was one of the best experience in my journey at New Zealand.

    Ridwone2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you for an enjoyable stay and warm hospitality. The unit is very comfortable with all the amenities you need. Lovely setting. I will be back!

    Ashleigh2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Elijah and Tracey were amazing hosts and the room was just as good. I was very pleased with how tidy and clean the room was. I would highly recommend this place to anybody.

    Joe2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Location well located and lovely hosts. Large garden and all the information you need is provided with the greatest kindness.

    Marianne2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful hosts. Incredible space, close to a number of activities but far enough away for it to be a nice hideaway. I can’t speak highly enough of Tracey and Elijah’s hospitality. Thanks.

    Dan2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Elijah is friendly and kind host. He ensures I have a full freedom roaming in his farm and infact let me to pick few berries, first time in nz, I experienced to eat fresh fruit right from plant. The room is sparkling clean and 100% private. Very quiet. Have all the facilities. So will come again if i come to Matamata...

    Senthil2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    0

    Ngatira, Waikato, New Zealand

    A spacious self-contained unit in a tranquil rural setting. Close to the Hobbiton Movie Set, local Tirau cafes and shops, golf courses and the township of Matamata. Relax amidst mature trees, beautiful gardens and the sounds of tuis and fantails. This unique lifestyle property will leave you feeling refreshed & revitalised. Bridgehaven Guesthouse is centrally located in the Waikato region and is easily accessed from SH27 or SH1. Only a short trip to Tauranga, Karapiro or Rotorua.
    A very private living space with separate entrance. Modern surroundings with a full kitchen, spacious bathroom, separate bedroom (with King size bed) and large lounge/dining area. All linen and a continental breakfast provided. Outdoor furniture available for guest use.
    Explore fantastic local dining options and boutique shops in nearby Tirau (3 minutes away), or visit the thermal pools and historic pub (5 minutes away). If golf is your sport, we have several local clubs only a short drive away.
  • Julie's space is wonderful, first class

    Philip2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful, modern place in a lovely rural setting very close to shops and restaurants (5 km). When I absentmindedly left my laptop there Julie quickly contacted me and went out of her way to drive to the Auckland airport to return it to me! That is literally going the extra mile! And she made a delicious loaf of bread for us to enjoy. Awesome hospitality!

    Robert2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Julie’s apartment is beautifully decorated. It was spotlessly clean and full of lots of special treats.

    Selina2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Julie’s place was very nice, had everything we needed for a weekend stay. Would definitely recommend for a stay.

    Sue2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Julie is welcoming, very responsive and very caring. The accommodation is like new, very clean and well equipped. The garden is magnificent. Well placed to visit Hobbiton. Ideal for 2 people. I recommend.

    Florent2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Okoroire, Waikato, New Zealand

    Welcome to The Sanctuary 1127. Near Tirau and Rotorua, we are central to the most popular NZ tourist spots. You can settle here for a few days and use this place as a base. We are in a great rural location with unique surroundings, set on two acres with gardens and walkways. Your studio is spacious & comfortable with it's own ensuite and kitchenette. You have views of New Zealand's Native Bush. Enjoy the beauty or just come to stay on your way. This listing offers a GIANT SuperKing sized bed!
    We are central to top New Zealand tourist spots like Rotorua, Taupo, Hobbiton, Waitomo and surrounding cycle trails. About your room: As your host, Elijah likes to present to you an immaculate space to arrive to and relax into. He will make sure you are comfortable and taken care of. The studio has a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, George Foreman Steamer, and a toasted sandwich maker for you to self-cater. We provide milk, tea, coffee and sugar too. There is plenty of cupboard space and a wardrobe. There is a courtyard off your room which is handy - it faces the sun and is a lovely spot to sit. Free use of the BBQ. Laundry Facilities are available for use, at cost for over-night guests, costs are: $5 per wash, $5 per hour for the dryer. Laundry facilities are free for multi-night guests. Wifi is available at cost due to our rural location. Clothes line is free and shared. There is plenty of parking. We are pet friendly, but please advise ahead of time (and please clean up after them). About our place: We have a rural location, with beautiful 360 degree views. That means we are 90% self-contained, except for power. Here we have our own septic tank, rain fed water tanks and filters with gas hot water plumbing. The main house has gas cooking and a log fire with great views from the decks and lounge. You are welcome to use the decks, and to join us in our comfortable home away from home. Elijah is a Maori wood carving artist, working from his workshop at home. He is applying his art into designing the gardens into unique Maori patterns and shapes with featured wood art in the gardens he creates. Take a walk around our property by yourselves or guided by Elijah, to see our completed gardens and the gardens still in construction. Enjoy the views of the hills and mountains, pick the wild berries if they are in season, or view the art in the garden. The gardens are being created to provide food and places to wander and relax. Here, you can enjoy a truly unique New Zealand stay.
    We are rural, with a great cafe only a minute’s drive away, we live next to a Maori Marae, but most of all; We are surrounded by native bush and birds, with views of a beautiful Glade of native trees, distant plains and a horizon of mountains and trees. To top it off, we get the best sunsets here. It's a great location!
  • Elijah and Tracey are the loveliest people we’ve met while visiting NZ. They have a beautiful home and they truly looked after us. Their suggestions for where to go was very helpful and we were able to enjoy the most stunning starry sky. We hope to see them again in the future.

    Raechel2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Elijah and Tracy's place was beautifully made-up and spotless. They made us feel so welcome and at home through lots of thoughtful touches and made a real effort to get to know us and give us helpful tips. Thank you so much both for our wonderful stay, would highly recommend to anyone else looking to explore the highlights of this area!

    Ffiona2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Elijah and Tracey are such an amazing couple! I felt so comfortable there. They are great to chat to and their cabin is wonderful- comfy and clean. Excellent stay. I would definitely stay and again and recommend to my friends

    Yazmin2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Thai was such a great little space, only made better with the fantastic hosts who made us feel very welcome

    Chris2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay.

    Victory2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for visiting both Hobbiton and Rotorua. Elijah will make you feel right at home, and has great tips for sites to visit. Amazingly comfortable king-size bed, and we enjoyed the hot tub, too! Aptly named the Sanctuary!

    Beth2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay with them. Elijah and Tracey are super thoughtful and friendly. The property has amazing views. We felt the completed privacy and everything is sparking clean. The location is super handy to get around it you have a car. Gonna stay again for sure

    Tiffany2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 2 nights with Elijah and Tracy and were absolutely satisfied. In the small extension you are completely on your own and have a wonderful view from the bed into the green. Elijah and Tracy were very kind and helpful, we were even allowed to cook pasta in their kitchen and marvel at the sunset on their terrace. Thank you very much and best regards Simone and Andy

    Simone2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Ngatira, Waikato, New Zealand

    Situated on a working farm in a rural location, with far reaching views of the Kaimai range. This modern cabin offers comfortable accommodation for 2 people. Ideally situated between Rotorua, Tauranga and Hamilton and within 15minutes of the Hobbiton movie set, Matamata. There are bush and river walks nearby, including the Te Waihou Blue Springs and the Wairere Falls walking tracks. The Okoroire Hotel is 5 minutes down the road. There are also numerous eateries in nearby Tirau and Matamata.
    The cozy accommodation includes a bedroom with queen size bed with sliding doors onto the deck, seperate wc, shower and basin, kitchen with fridge and small stove, a breakfast bar, and a small lounge area, with sliding doors onto the deck. The cabin is reached via its own private driveway with parking for one car. The cabin offers a continental breakfast on the first morning of your stay. Tea, coffee, milo and milk are also provided   The Okoroire Hotel is 5 minutes away, and offers a good range of well priced meals all day. It also has hot pools in a lovely setting by the Waihou River. There are also numerous restaurants and cafes in Tirau or Matamata ideal for morning coffee, lunch and dinner.   Okoroire 9 hole golf course and thermal hot pools are 5 minutes away. Tirau 18 hole golf club 10 Minutes.. Hobbiton 15 Minutes drive. Lake Karapiro 20 minutes drive. Mount Maungatautari wildlife sanctuary 35 mins, Mount Maunganui beach 45 minutes. Cambridge town 30 minutes. Hamilton, Rotorua and Tauranga all within 50 minutes drive. There are a further 9 golf courses within a 30 minute drive, and its close to the Waikato River Trails which can be cycled or walked.    
    We are situated on the main route between Rotorua and the Hobbiton movie set.
  • I absolutely loved staying at Lizzy's place. It was a welcoming place. I felt safe and everything was very clean. Thanks so much for your hospitality and thoughtfulness!

    Steven2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • The small cottage is very spacious and has everything you need including kitchen and bathroom. The bed is super comfortable and overall it was very nicely decorated. It is close to Hobbiton and even had a small breakfast on the first morning. The communication with Lizzy was super easy, just like the check in.

    Carolin2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect spot close to Matamata for our Hobbiton tour and to escape the rain for a few days. Breakfast is great. Bed is very soft and comfy (be prepared that 2 people sleeping in it sink towards the centre) Wifi is patchy as it is a rural area. Thanks Lizzy for being so accommodating, would definitely come back.

    Kate2019-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • A real home from home with fabulous farm views in a great location

    Debbie2019-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at Lizzie's place and wish we could have stayed longer. It is a lovely little space in beautiful surroundings. Checking in was easy and communication with Lizzie was great. We hope return to this cosy spot.

    Phil2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • I loved the peace of being in the countryside surrounded by fields and animals in my own separate cottage. The cottage is well equipped. It has lots of hot water, an excellent shower and bed and is very comfortable for a short or longer stay. I will be back.

    Cynthia2019-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a nice night at Lizzy's place. I would have loved to stay a few nights and just relax on the farm. It was nice and spacious and all the amenities were great. Breakfast was delicious. Thanks for having us Lizzy!

    Charlotte2019-04-19T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location and really handy for Hobbiton

    Yve2019-04-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Okoroire, Waikato, New Zealand

    Tiny house1 bed
    Whare Iti
    Price:$92 AUD/night
    35 reviews
    Superhost
    Modest accommodation in a pleasant neighborhood close to a supermarket, buses, petrol stations, restaurants and close to the famous purewater blue Te Waihou springs which has a lovely 2 hr walkway to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Putaruru. We are situated close to the Arapuni Dam which also has beautiful walkways to enjoy. We are 45 minutes from New Zealand's thermal paradise at Rotorua, and also an hour away from Tauranga and its beautiful beaches, and lake Taupo.
    A tiny small but comfortable room ideal for 2 people or single persons requiring their own bed. In this small tiny room there are 2 single beds it is small, but if you don't mind sleeping like this and understand that the room is small, then you shouldn't be disappointed on your arrival. Most people have been very happy with the information on this room, if you want to save money on accommodation then you'll be happy enough. Otherwise our other offer is another bedroom with a Queen bed and set of bunks which are listed separately. This bedroom will sleep 4 only. Please refer to our other listing under Empty Nesters 1.
    We belong to a lovely neighourhood, with nice neighbours eitherside, we live on a quite street otherwise generally its minimal 9 to 5 traffic.
  • This is an amazing stay!! Vyon and Marcel are very welcoming and ha e great tips and stories to share! Would definitely recommend and stay again :)

    Taylor2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • The place is lovely and the host is very friendly. Had a good time

    Soujanya2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Vyon is a great host. She gave us a warm welcome at the front door when we arrived. Her house is delicate and cozy. Especially, I like the design of the restroom very much. We stayed for two nights. She chatted with my wife and took care of her feeling which touched her a lot. I Highly recommend Vyon and Marcel to other guests.

    Hank2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay with very nice hosts!

    Caren2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • My second stay... ideal overnight stopping place travelling from Far North south, just off SH1.

    Nina2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Vyon and Marcel are very nice and friendly couple ,they keep the house very tidy and clean . they share lots of useful information with us. we really have a great time here. and room is much better than i expect. cute dogs and cats , if you like animals and looking for a good stay experience, choose here.

    Hou2019-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Good location, kind host, cute dogs and cats and comfy beds! We loved our stay with Vyon and Marcel :)

    Hyejin2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Vyon and Marcel are truly great hosts. We enjoyed our stay here and will definitely book this homey place again when we drop by Putaruru.

    Choon Lee2019-07-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Putaruru, South Waikato, New Zealand

    Modest accommodation just out of main centre in a pleasant country setting, 5 min walk to town, close to all amenities, short drive to the well known Te Waihou Blue Springs which has a stunning 2hr walk to enjoy, all Waikato river trails close by, Hobbiton movie set 25min, also major tourist towns like Taupo 1hr, Rotorua 40min, Hamilton 45min, Tauranga, Mount Maunganui 45min, even Waitomo caves 1hr 15min. On our property we train horses and rehabilitate some.
    Due to the corona virus we would just like to rest assure our guests that all surfaces, door knobs, light switches etc, bedding and furniture are all disinfectant between guests, We have full kitchen setup for your cooking needs and provide coffee, Tea, bathroom has a shower, Toilet and washing machine, A small well fenced yard to enjoy with a covered area at end of building suitable to put bikes out of weather and be safe. plenty of parking
    Putaruru has a really nice restaurant called the Wooden Farmer and has a great award winning cheese shop called Over the Moon that has cheese tasting and Tirau which is 8min away has many great cafes and shopping, also many great walkways and cycle trails near by.
  • A great house, very clean and a good layout with bedrooms well apart from each other. Hardly any road noise and we got used to the trains very quickly. Excellent checkin instructions. We would definitely book here again.

    Jackie2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great location with a rural aspect but close to town. The host is responsive great to deal with. A very comfortable enjoyable stay.

    Lisa2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely space, neat and tidy

    Tony2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • A great location - a very short drive off State Highway 1, extremely clean and tidy, all set up for children - a home away from home.

    Alice2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great house, the pics don’t do justice on how spacious this accommodation is. Lovely host, quick efficient responses, great space, close to township and kid friendly.

    Danelle2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay, highly recommend

    Katrina2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect stay over for our family of six. Great location, very clean and convenient.

    Patrick2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • The place was clean and super nice, the photos do not do it justice. Would highly recommend.

    Aaron2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    9


    Bedrooms

    4

    Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand

    Rural, private, open plan with expansive views over farmland and the Waikato River, 14 mins from Cambridge, 15 mins to Hobbiton, 35 mins to Hamilton, 50 mins to Rotorua & Tauranga, 90 mins to Taupo, 2 double/queen rooms, modern decor & home, outdoor area with private spa, BBQ, wood burner fire, outdoor dining and living in the summer, warm and cosy in the winter. We will soon launch our website uniquenz.co.nz, which will offer numerous activities and attractions for guests to peruse and enjoy.
    Ideally suited to a single, couple or 2 couples - we have 2 rooms available but they do share the same bathroom - we will not accept bookings from singles or couples who don't know each other or book together and therefore you wont have to share your bathroom with anyone you don't know.. We are an LGBT friendly accommodation, we welcome guests from all walks of life. Please note - we are unable to accept guests under the age of 18 yrs old
    A private road leads to our slice of paradise, close to Lake Karapiro and the renowned Podium cafe, and only 15 minutes to the World Famous Avanti Dome and Hobbiton and many 4-5 star restaurants in the town of Cambridge
  • Wonderful house and setting. Great hospitality. Very useful tips from the knowledgeable hosts. Loved every minute of our stay.

    Tina2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Hamish and Donna are the most lovely people and their place ist beautiful. The View from the Spa is amazing. We had a great time there. :)

    Catharina2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Loved this place. Fantastic views and great access to many things to see and do. We used this place as a home base to see Hobiton, Waitomo Glowworm caves and also lots of things at Rotarua. Was nice to come back after a heavy day site-seeing and have a glass of wine in the spa as the sun sets. Loved the Espresso machine! We would definitely recommend them.

    Tim2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • The host where amazing can’t wait to come back again, Ham and Don are amazing people that, nice and kind and always ready to help us in everything making us feeling at home. Thank u for everything

    Bruno2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • I enjoyed a fantastic spa with the sunset there. And there are two friendly doggys and cute cats. I'll never forget the wonderful scenery and modern house.

    나리2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing views and lovely couple who were very easy to get along with.

    James2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Hamish and Donna was kind and always around to help out if you need anything. The house is beautiful and a perfect getaway destination. The view is breathtaking and the spa is an extra touch and a must do when you are staying here. Perfectly away from busy roads but enough that you can access the main attractions around. Will be back again for sure if we come back to the region.

    Blair2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • We loved this place and would absolutely recommend them! Donna welcomed us and walked us through the amenities and how to use the spa. The space was sparkling clean and accurate as described on their listing. They also offered continental breakfast. It was an amazing place to stay on our first evening in New Zealand.

    Aswath2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Karapiro, Waikato, New Zealand

    Private room2 beds
    Loch Vue
    Price:$131 AUD/night
    20 reviews
    Superhost
    Come experience a stay in the farming community of Hobbiton. Our private room has an ensuite and is set in the beautiful countryside of Cambridge/Matamata. Own external entrance and off-street parking. Room includes a mini fridge with milk, cereal and yogurt for breakfast. Jug with tea and coffee. Please be mindful the room does not have a kitchen. Cambridge is only 12 mins away with a variety of places to dine out. We are on the road to Hobbiton and a central base for local attractions.
    This is a large room with king size bed, own entrance and private en-suite. A mini fridge and TV, with table & chairs. Please be mindful our family Kitchen is not included in the room rate. We are a 12 minute drive to Cambridge and 20 minutes to Matamata, both of these towns have a variety of places for food and drink to suite your travel budget . Tirau is another nice location that is a little further away averaging a 30 minute drive.
  • Such an awesome host!

    Zech2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Comfy and relaxing stay! Theresa is an excellent host and everything was clear & easy. Plus, just minutes away from Hobbiton, which is incredibly convenient if you have tickets to an evening tour. We highly recommend staying here!

    Liz2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Theresa’s place is in a beautiful location, so close to the hobbition movie set. Thanks for having us!

    Harry2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Thérèse's accommodation is near Hobbiton, which is very practical. We were very well received. Thérèsa is very welcoming and gave us good directions to come. The accommodation is cozy and pleasant to rest. I recommend !

    Marie-Clémence2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Theresa's home was perfect for our overnight stay after visiting Hobbiton. It's really close and set on a beautiful NZ farm. My wife and I enjoyed visiting the horses in the pasture over a glass of wine in the evening. Theresa has great local tips and recommendations for places to check our during our stay. The apartment was very clean with lots of thoughtful touches. Theresa was also extremely responsive via the app messenger, which we appreciated. Beyond that, we left something of value at the home by accident and Theresa was kind enough to notify us that she found it and mail it back to us on the next leg of our trip. Great place to stay!

    John2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Exceptional place, exceptional host. Couldn't have asked for more

    Ashley2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • This lovely place is absolutely worth every single penny. Theresa is a wonderful woman who is super delightful. The horses, the dog and the view are absolutely stunning. Anyone wanting to stay and have a fantastic view, do so.

    Caroline2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Theresa’s place are more comfortable. So I and my girlfriend were very happy. If we travel to New Zealand again, we will stay at her place again. :)

    Patara2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Karapiro, Waikato, New Zealand

    Hobbiton - a 5 minute drive. Private. Enjoyed by honeymooners and guests wishing they had stayed longer. Ideal location to do big three- Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua. Fully self contained- superior king and single beds, fridge, T.V. hotplates, electric frying pan, microwave, kettle, toaster, basic kitchen equipment. Continental breakfast included. Spacious outdoor decking. 15metre pool. Endless country views of rolling hills and stock grazing. A great space to relax, plan and recharge.
    Modern. private, self contained, spacious chalet. Super close to Hobbiton. 20 minutes to Cambridge and Matamata. 40 minutes Hamilton airport. Central to other tourists destinations. Waitomo Caves and Rotorua only an hour away. Both perfect day trips from here. Live on a real farm and watch the animals graze. Picturesque, quiet and safe position. Own parking area. Many guests have likened it to being in the shire and love the stars at night.
    Our neighbourhood is diverse offering Hobbiton as a major tourist attraction and world leading horse studs and stables. Cambridge (cycling town of NZ) and Matamata are both 20min drive away! Excellent cafes and restaurants at both towns. Lake Karapiro is approx. 15 minutes drive away. Blue springs and Wairere Falls close by.
  • We were very happy to find a peaceful retreat prior to Hobbiton that was almost in the “shire” itself! Kay is a wonderful host! So quiet and rural with stars and animals to gaze upon! Super comfortable beds!

    Michelle2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect place to stay when we were going to the evening feast at hobbiton! Only minutes away from the set, and it is a gorgeous place! The only downside is that phone service is spotty due to the surrounding rolling hills, so plan ahead and make sure you have any directions you need ahead of time.

    Chelsea2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place enjoyed every minute!

    Ashton2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • The only mistake you will make is to not book a stay here. One of the most beautiful and peaceful location I have been to. Amazing!!

    Ben2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended. Spectacular view, beautiful and huge place. Hope I can come back again in the future.

    Joy-Jun2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • The view from the property is so beautiful. The cleaning is very clean and the facilities are very good.

    Jisun2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely accommodation, great views, quiet an peaceful away from the buzz of the city but only a short drive away to the closest towns. The bed was really comfortable, wished we'd added a night! Their cat Hunter was lovely and very cuddly.

    Debbie-Jo2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • The scenery is much more beautiful and inspiring than the one in the picture. Above all, it was a very nice room and the excitement never stopped. In addition, there was a full range of cooking utensils, so it was not a problem to buy ingredients in the city before cooking. We recommend that you stay at least once if you have any errands around you! Also, because it's really on the country side, you don't have any radio waves so you can let go of your phone and relax.

    祐真2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Chalet


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand

    102 In the Grove the guesthouse is in a rural setting and our guests comment on how quiet and private it is with a large lawn area and outside table and chairs to enjoy the lovely days and evenings. We have the most amazing clear starry nights that can only be found in the country. Very relaxing, the perfect place to stay 1 night or unpack and stay a recommended 3 or 4 nights and explore all the area has to offer with so many places and things do and see within a 30 minute to 1 hours drive.
    102 in the Grove is a quiet, secluded and private separate accommodation set in an olive grove on our working cropping and livestock farm. We also run a beekeeping business with our 4 sons producing delicious New Zealand honey and other bee products which is available for sale. There are beautiful views, and its a great base to explore the local area. There are two bedrooms, one room has a queen the other has two single beds. There is a fully self contained kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, cutlery, pots, pans, etc. The bathroom has a great shower, toilet, basin and washing machine. All bed linen and towels supplied as well as an iron and ironing board The kitchen and lounge are open plan looking out onto green fields where our livestock graze . Sky TV and DVD player included. Sleeps 4 people. The accommodation is very private, with own driveway and free parking. Our house is just a short walk away through the olive grove but is out of sight. However as this is a working farm, someone is always not far away if you need assistance 102 in the grove is centrally located in the Waikato region and within a 1 hour drive of Rotorua, Hamilton, Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and just over 1 hour from Taupo. Tirau is 5 minutes away by car with cafes and shops to explore and Matamata is 10 minutes by car where you can find tours to see the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit film sets, supermarkets, banks and plenty of eateries. 9 golf courses are within a 30 minute drive, and its close to the Waikato River Trails which can be cycled or walked. Lake Karapiro is a 20 minute drive with its rowing venue and kayaking etc. There are many beautiful bush walks close by. A car is recommended, and free parking is provided. Your hosts, Mark and Jenny have lived in the area for 40 years and know the area well. Feel free to ask us for information about the area
    Our neighbourhood consists of different types of farms eg dairy farms, cropping farms, deer farm, greyhound racing farm and a few lifestyle farms. Some local people work away in the local small towns which surround us. We live in such a central spot, it is so easy to base yourself here at our guesthouse for 3 or 4 days, unpack and relax and day trip to many of the popular attractions. These include Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, Rotorua and many more. Or explore the more relaxed out of the way places all within easy daytripping distances. For example both the East and West Coast beaches and the Coromandel Peninsula are easily accessed from here. There are also numerous beautiful walks both easy and more challenging including The Waikato River Trails, Wairere Falls, (stunning walk with magnificent Views), Waihou Blue Springs Walk, Kauri Trees Walk, Mt Te Aroha, (challenging but worth it) and many more. We can help you with information and advice on where to go and what to see or you can just chill out in peaceful privacy. Its an easy 20 minute drive to Lake Karapiro for rowing events or kayaking.
  • Peaceful, interesting, beautiful, easy. Loved it!

    Madeleine2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • It was an amazing place with comfy beds, amazing milk, and Very friendly cute pups.

    Ryan2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you Jenny for your hospitality. Your B &b is in such a great central location, I strongly recommend your place as a base when enjoying the sights at Rotorua, Matamata and Waitomo. My boys loved meeting your dogs and we all had a very comfortable night's stay.

    Jacqui2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Jenefer’s grove guest house is adorable and secluded; our group all thought that its location, about a 15 min drive from the nearby town(s), made for a more relaxing and intimate stay on this stop of ours in NZ. The area is very dark at night, allowing some very stunning star gazing. Inside the house, the bedrooms and bathroom were comfy and clean—and hot water wasn’t wanting! Jen and Mack (forgive me if I’ve misspelled his name) were also very friendly hosts, offering to meet and chat with us over coffee, and preparing a lovely breakfast for us on our morning out. We grade their hospitality an A+. A note as well: Jen’s place has a bee farm nearby somewhere on the premise, and she was open about this with us. While I cannot dissuade people with allergies from being appropriately cautious, the farm didn’t at all interfere with our stay, it wasn’t close enough to be on our minds.

    Alexander2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much to Jenefer and Mark for letting us stay at their gorgeous property. The property offers the peace and quiet of a farm setting while still being only an easy 35-40min drive away from Rotorua. It was so lovely to meet you both and we hope to be back again in the not to distant future!

    Sarah2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place, really interesting bee stories, highly recommended.

    Georgios2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Jennifer was a wonderful host. This Airbnb is a quiet sanctuary. Jennifer provided us with an amazing breakfast. We had a blissful time here. In addition to amazing views, the starry night topped off an amazing stay

    Tim2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderfully peaceful spot. Jenefer and Mac were super fun to talk to. We met Mr. Pig and got to wander the property. The breakfast in the morning was an added surprise! This was the perfect place to rest our weary bones after 24 hours of travel. We would go back.

    Kara2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
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    Okoroire, Waikato, New Zealand

    Clean and comfortable rural stay. Close to Karapiro Lake Domain, Velodrome Cambridge, Hobbiton movie set Matamata, Mystery Creek and just 5km off SHW 1. My place is great for people attending sport events, to go back to a quite place were they can calm down and get ready for the next days events. It also suits couples, solo adventurers, and families (with kids).
    It`s directly on a small operating dairy farm with 170 cows, so you might see animals (cows, calves, dog, chicken), tractors and trucks pass . The cottage is well insulated which keeps the noise away. And we are trying to be as quietly as possible if guest are about. The cottage includes a bedroom with a queen bed and a single above double bunk bed, a nice little kitchen and living area and a toilette and shower. Pretty basic. One Bath towel and cloth per guest. There is also a cloth drying rack, to hang wet towels. Tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper provided. Bed sheets provided. Cot is available on request.
  • Great spot

    Craig2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place and great family host. We were on family trip in dec school holidays. We got a chance to see cow milking and feeding. We will go again. I would say they are Super Super host.

    Sanchu2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time going back to nature. Beautiful landscape of hills and valleys. Our host Manuela was very friendly and offer us fresh milk and eggs during our stay. All of us had a nice place to sleep in the oh so wonderful bed. Thank you so much for being such a great host. Cheers Khairul

    Khairul Anuar2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • The haybarn was very roomy, and had all the accommodations we needed. Stunning views of the hillside. Easy to find. The host was extremely gracious and kind!

    Kenneth2019-09-23T00:00:00Z
  • A surprisingly large space. Excellent communication and the fresh milk was appreciated. Very convenient for Field Days.

    Jacqui2019-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect stay thank you very much

    Sarita2019-04-29T00:00:00Z
  • quite silent, good to sleep!

    Yiwei2019-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Off a country road in undulating scenery, we found this pleasant accommodation. Outside, a paddock of calves and some free-ranging hens; inside, clean and tidy living quarters. Friendly Manuela was there when we arrived and made us feel right at home. We stayed here a night because we were heading to nearby Hobbiton the next morning. The location was ideal for this. Recommended!

    Desmond2019-04-20T00:00:00Z
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    Karapiro Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand

    Retreat to this countryside haven. This exclusive private guest house offers peace and tranquillity complete with a private lake and floating dock.
    Honey Bee Pantry is a 5km drive from the Waikato River and its amenities. Also close by is extraordinary Takapoto show-jumping arena. Set in farmland complete with a stunning array of trees, horses and sheep.
  • Kate’s a great host with awesome communication and her place is is so pristine and peaceful. We absolutely enjoyed our little retreat was cozy and relaxing which is just what was needed.

    Kathleen2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • Kate’s place was amazing beautiful quite location

    Matt2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at the main house. It was stylish, modern yet comfortable, spacious and had everything we needed. Kate was informative and welcoming. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone keen to stay in the area.

    Stephen2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Kate’s place is perfect for a relaxing night away. Afternoon at the private lake for a fish and beer in the sun. The place has everything you need and more. Kate is a great host, would love to come back again.

    Lucy2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely amazing. Exceeded our expectations on all fronts, by far the best Air bnb we have stayed at.

    Kadogan2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Kate’s place is sublime. The setting is bliss and the grounds are magical. It’s spotlessly clean. The bed is super comfortable. And the finishing, thoughtful touches like fresh farm eggs and plums poached in honey for breakfast were so appreciated. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

    Louise2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • What a lovely, lovely setting! Kate was so accommodating and left us a beautifully stocked fridge and pantry. Do note, there is no WIFI at the cabin - we didn't notice this til we arrived (I didn't read the list of amenities carefully enough, oops!), so do plan on unplugging while staying here!

    Susannah2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Kate’s, a lovely host and such a clean, cozy and cool place to stay. The jetty over the lake was a highlight for ourselves chilling with a glass of wine and for the kids when they caught an eel! Thanks Kate for all you did to make our stay awesome.

    Teresa2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
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    Maungatautari, Waikato, New Zealand

    Punga Lodge is 20 mins SE of Cambridge 10 mins from Lake Karapiro, hosting everything from Rowing World Cups to Hydroplane racing, waterski comps and triathalons. It is 20 mins away from Hobbiton and the entrance to MEI Sanctuary. Being 1 hr drive from Raglan, Mt Maunganui, Taupo and Rotorua. We aim to provide clean and comfortable indoor outdoor living while enjoying beautiful views, peace and tranquility whilst relaxing in your own mountain hideaway with amazing stargazing opportunities.
    Punga lodge is very quiet and peaceful with small a large deck for relaxing.There are 2 cabins, one with living area, kitchen, sofa bed and separate bedroom and another one with private bathroom facilities.The views would be among the best in the Waikato. Keep in mind this is small space living at it's best.
    Maungatautari Mountain ecological sanctuary is only a stones throw from the lodge, or 20 minutes by car to the southern enclosure .The Waikato River Trails is 15 minutes away to the start which can take you all the way to Taupo. Hamilton Gardens are 20 minutes by car and is the Waikato's most popular place to visit. Hobbiton is 20 minutes away and Rotorua, Tauranga and Raglan are all an hour by car. Karapiro Domain is 10 minutes to the main gate.
  • This location is out of the way and has a beautiful view. The little house is perfect for a couple, although we have to admit our favorite part was Oscar the dog!

    Amy2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay here in this quiet country setting. The sunrises and sunsets were divine. The lodge is surrounded by beautiful fruit trees and far enough away from the main residence for privacy but close enough if you needed their laundry or speak to them. The bed was super comfy and the living area opened up on to the deck which was lovely to having a morning tea or coffee and in the evening a quiet beverage. Oscar the dog is super friendly but just hide your shoes lol

    Mia2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Peter and Sally were truly amazing! They were super friendly! Loved Oscar the dog! He visited us every morning and night!

    Shelley2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Peter and Sally’s place is a slice of magic it’s 25 min away from Cambridge and is such a lovely place to stay ! Oscar is a gem and also made my stay so magnificent ! I was able to clear my head and ground myself ! Total recommend this magical gem !! Xox

    Jess2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • lovely cabin with a beautiful view, I really enjoyed my stay there & everything was nice and tidy.

    Aleisha2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • This place exceeded our expectations! The views and location are incredible. Imagine quiet sheep-dotted hills with a light breeze and incredible views 40 miles into the distance. That’s this place.

    Noll2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • The view was fantastic, and the dog very friendly. Highly recommended by all of us

    Toroddsdottir2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you Peter, Sally, and Oscar! Your home was so lovely and close by to our activities. Oscar greeted us and is the sweetest boy - so friendly and welcoming. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home!

    Kevin2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
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    Guesthouse


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    1

    Maungatautari, Waikato, New Zealand

    Enjoy this farm-stay accommodation and interact with the farm animals. Trout fishing available on the property (fishing equipment not included). A short walk through rolling pasture to private idyllic riverside scenery perfect for a picnic. Self-contained studio unit with queen sized bed and own bathroom which will accommodate two guests , with an extra bedroom for up to 2 additional guests. SkyTV and free Wifi included. Tea and coffee making facilities, small fridge and microwave.
    Booking in advance you can enjoy a home cooked roast dinner, or there are several restaurants 6km away at the nearby township of Putaruru. Popular trout fishing spots on the property and nearby. Bring your own gear.
    Nearby Tirau is a quirky small township, that has built a reputation as a shopping destination for antiques, collectibles and other niche items. Only 4.5km from the Okoroire Hot Springs, surrounded by bush. Private pools can be hired from the Okoroire Hotel. The pools have long been used for their health benefits.
  • Fiona has been extremely helpful. The accommodation was amazing with plenty to do around the farm. Thank you for the amazing hospitality!!!!

    Andy2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Best around here by miles

    Jim2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
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    Farm stay


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    2


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    2

    Tapapa, Waikato, New Zealand

    Modest accommodation in a pleasant neighborhood close to a supermarket, buses, petrol stations, restaurants and close to the famous purewater blue Te Waihou springs which has a lovely 2 hr walkway to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Putaruru. We are situated close to the Arapuni Dam which also has beautiful walkways to enjoy. We are 45 minutes from New Zealand's thermal paradise at Rotorua, and also an hour away from Tauranga and its beautiful beaches, and lake Taupo.
    One Bedroom with a Queen size bed and a set of bunks This room sleeps 4 people, we also have another small but comfortable room available with 2 single beds this small room can accommodate 2 people. Please refer to our other listing which is listed under Empty Nesters Small Room.
    We belong to a lovely neighourhood, with nice neighbours eitherside, we live on a quite street so generally it can be just a normal 9 to 5 traffic.
  • Nice host family We really enjoy their house. If i go next time i want to stay again

    종은2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Vyon & Marcel were really friendly and helpful. The room was really good.

    Li Guan2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay with very friendly host.

    Alvin2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • They were great hosts! The place was cosy and comfortable. Can't recommend this place enough. Would go back to this accommodation if I'm sightseeing again ☺️☺️

    Manasa2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Vyon and Marcel are very good hosts. They met me on arrival and made sure I was well briefed on the facilities. The guest room is a room in the house next to the lounge. I just used the double bed but there were two other single beds in the room. The shower and toilet are at the back of the house so you need to walk through the house to get to these facilities. They added a complimentary breakfast which was not charged but very much appreciated. When you compare what you would pay at a motel this has to be extremely good value for money.

    Grant2019-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice acomodation and a great Lady, I recommand highly this house !

    Irini2019-04-26T00:00:00Z
  • 10/10 friendly and hospitable hosts. Really nice place.

    Alex2019-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • A great stay before an early tour at Hobbiton. Everything we needed provided including breakfast! Spotlessly clean, hosts were welcoming, quick to communicate beforehand and accommodating of our unexpectedly late arrival!

    Bryony2019-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


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    4


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    1

    Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand

    Brilliant accommodation for close travel to some of New Zealands best tourist destinations. Hobbiton is an unbelievable 2.5 kms up the road. Stay the night & get there for the 8.30 a.m (URL HIDDEN) to the sensational Waitomo Caves ( 1 hr 15 mins). Take a whole day for the 'out of this world' Rotorua experience (1 hr). 50 mins to the iconic Bay of Plenty with Mt. Maunganui being the jewel in the crown. Leave your luggage in a safe place & return each day & unwind in a peaceful country setting.
    Modern, cosy & private well set up semi-self contained unit. Super comfortable king size bed. Complimentary chocolates & biscuits. Fridge, microwave, toaster mean you can enjoy your own food & drink. We provide tea, coffee, hot chocolate plus a selection of herbal teas. Continental breakfast of cereal, feshly baked bread & juice to set you up for the day ahead. Free SKY TV plus free WiFi. There's an outdoor area for you to enjoy. You may wish to travel into Matamata, which is approx 9 mins away, to enjoy the many places to eat.
    Close to the ever popular Hobbiton.(2.5 kms) Quick 9 min drive into Matamata to enjoy the cafes.15 mins to Lake District adventures(glow worm kayak tours) 20 minute drive to Okorire (pub, hot pools & 9 hole golf course). 35 mins to Te Aroha (Mountain of Love) with beautiful spas & hotpools setting. 20 minutes to the Wairere Falls provides a great bush walk. Golf courses, historic Firth Tower (plus Tower Road walking track), Matamata Race Course are all nearby. Karapiro River with all the rowing events is 20 mins away as is Cambridge, a great rural town to explore.
  • Tracy’s place is great! Easy to get to, beautiful view of the countryside, you really do feel like you’re in Hobbiton! Tracy is wonderful and came by to check in, comfy bed, great amenities, very clean, she is even so wonderful as to provide delicious fresh bread. If you’re looking for a great base to visit the Hobbiton movie set, Tracy’s place is it!

    Jenny2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Tracy is a great host, and the b&b is spotlessly clean and comfortable.

    Gina2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had a truly wonderful stay at Tracy’s lovely B&B. She is so gracious and friendly and the cottage is beautiful! Highly recommend to all you LOTR fans!!

    Shelley2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Tracy has an incredible place with lots of nice touches in a great location. Very spacious too - I would highly recommend!

    Alex2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • We adored our stay in this lovely and cozy guesthouse just a few minutes from Hobbiton! The surrounding scenery made us feel as if we were staying in the heart of the Shire. We loved sitting outside in the covered area, and the homemade bread for breakfast was an amazing touch. Extremely comfortable bed, huge bathroom, excellent shower, good A/C, and off-street parking. Every detail was perfect!

    Kelly2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful little spot to stay in, especially if you're off to Hobbiton! Tracy is an exceptional host and makes you feel so welcome...and her bread is delicious!

    Jon2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for if you're visiting Hobbiton or just in the area. Tracy is a great host and even provided fresh baked bread. Love the water pressure in the shower, felt great after a long day of travel. Everything was clean and super comfortable! It was a great stay and would recommend to everyone! Millie the cat even came by to say hello.

    Anna2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • The little touches that made all the difference.

    Willem2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
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    Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand

    Peaceful and quiet with fantastic rural views, no street lights here just stars! Closest BnB to Hobbiton! and less than an hours drive to Tauranga, Rotorua or Hamilton. About 1 1/2 hours to Waitomo Caves and only 35 minutes to Mystery Creek Events Centre. Bedroom with Queen size bed. The bathroom is a semi-ensuite located in our laundry but solely for the guests use, there is a door directly from the room. Sadly our property is not suitable for children.
    Our room has just had a complete make-over! Now slightly larger, fully insulated, double-glazed windows and a new shower. We are the closest BnB to Hobbiton Movie set in the world! Just over 2km away so you can walk if you want to. It is a very peaceful rural setting to sit and relax. You can enjoy your continental breakfast sitting on the deck if you wish. Lots to do in the area, Firth Tower Museum, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, Wairere Falls, Lake Karapiro etc
    We are on the farm next door to the Hobbiton Movie Set. It is very peaceful and quiet, NO street lights just stars. Sit on the deck for breakfast and take in the tranquility. We have 2 new family members! Pippa & Nigel are our new cats, very loving and playful. They are not allowed in the bedroom but will love to play with you outside if you want to.
  • We enjoyed our stay and really appreciated how helpful and kind Sheryl was. It was very nice to have a private space to stay, and is extremely close to Hobbiton.

    Heather2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • We cannot thank Sheryl and Greg enough for their great hospitality. We often sat together and talked. There was fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden. We had delicious breakfast with homemade jam. Our room was super clean. Arrive and feel good. Sheryl gave us some very good tips for trips to not so crowded places. Best Air B&B experience. Many thanks again. Mic & Nicole

    Mirko2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Sheryl and Greg were the perfect host and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and the view was fantastic.The added bonus was that Hobbiton was 2 minutes away. I wouldn’t hesitated to recommend this B/B

    Elizabeth2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Sheryl's place was super lovely! The view was gorgeous, the bed was comfortable, and it was right down the road from Hobbiton. We also enjoyed getting to chat with Sheryl over breakfast, and she gaves us some great tips of things to do as we continued our travels

    Jennifer2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place to stay! They view is stunning with the horses running around and the mountains in the back ground. Super close to hobbiton. The whole set up is really well done and Greg and Sheryl were both really friendly and hospitable. The extra little touches wwre really thoughtful and it's clear a lot of thought and care is taken to make sure the space is tip top!

    Laura2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • This lovely home is on top of a hill in beautiful farmland with horses and cows.The cottage was quiet, clean and comfy. Breakfast is provided with delicious homemade jams from their gardens. Very close to hobbiton! Highly recommend!

    Amy2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • You will really enjoy your stay with Cheryl and Greg and the views are amazi g

    Sue2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely view, lovely host and the perfect location for a Hobbiton-visit! Would highly recommend Sheryl and Gregs place :-)

    Julie2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    1

    Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand

    Get away from the hustle and bustle of busy everyday life. Everything here is slow (except the internet!!). You must be animal-friendly as my three cats enjoy the indoor/outdoor flow, and I sometimes have my son's dog here. You are welcome to participate in daily animal-feeding routine (chickens, donkeys, horse), you just have to let me know! Please note that I do work full time, which means I may not be home when you get here. However, I will leave accurate instructions for your arrival.
    You can expect a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere at Kip n Kai. Guests I've had stay have only good comments to make about the location and environment. I am renovating an old house as and when I have time/money. The sleepout is now complete and ready for you to stay in. This is a basic, private room separate from the main house where you'll need to go for the bathroom, toilet, kitchen etc. Everything is clean and tidy for you, but please be mindful that I do have tools and materials stored neatly inside the house, so I can continue with renovations when I am able to. I am very easy going and welcome you to enjoy your stay as if you were in your own home.
    The property sits off the road and we're surrounded by farmland/animals. There are plenty of walking and cycling tracks and we're not too far from main tourist spots:- Hobbiton, Te Waihou Walkway, Waitomo Caves, Lake Karapiro etc.
  • Loved our stay at Paula's! She is a welcoming host, very uncomplicated, kind and friendly. We immediately felt at home. We enjoyed being on the countryside with all the animals, too. Paula's house offers everything needed. The sleepout has a comfy bed and offers privacy if wanted. For shower, washing, cooking and toilet you have to go to the main house, which is just a few meters away. Paula gave us great tipps for the surroundings and was always helpful. We would come again! P.S.: Enjoy her chili sauce!

    Carina2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • This is really an incredible experience. The location is out of the way but this is what we were looking for and was perfect. Paula is wonderfully kind and a lovely person. I would recommend staying here and her cooking is amazing. I have never seen so many stars in the sky in my life. Thank you so much!

    Ravin2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you to Paula for her warm welcome;) we feel like at home: simplicity, nature, animals, sharing ... a place where we will enjoy coming back;) thank you

    Sandy2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Paula was extremely friendly and has a great place to spend the night. The location is a great location for Roturua, Hobbiton, and the Glowworm Caves.

    Brian2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect farm stay! Very calm, really out in nature. Got to join Paula picking fresh eggs from the chickens!

    Erik2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing hospitality.

    Marama2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Paula was extremely welcoming and I throughly enjoyed my brief stay. The neighbouring pig and chickens made the trip especially memorable!! I highly recommend 😁

    Charlie2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay! very nice area and wonderful host.

    Christopher2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Pukeatua, Waikato, New Zealand

    Private room2 beds
    Kip 'n Kai
    Price:$49 AUD/night
    52 reviews
    Superhost
    Finlay Park Adventure Camp Situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River There is a variety of accommodation and prices The Lake cabins 10 bunk rooms sleep 8 people per room.. total of 80 beds The River Cabins , 4 rooms sleeping 10 people per room.. total of 40 beds The Lagoon suites, 4 rooms, 2 self contained one with a two single beds and one with a double bed. Fridge, Microwave, Linen can be provided at additional cost
    Looking for a location for your next school camp, group or adventure camp. Have a look at what Finlay Park has to offer. Set on the shores of the Lake Karapiro Finlay Park was converted from farmland to a permanent camp site in 1946. Since then the facilities have been expanded to have accommodation for approx 200 campers. A number of other meeting areas, and indoor activity areas are available.
    For those wanting to participate in local events we are : 34 km from Mystery creek Event center. 15.6 km from Mighty river Domain 24.38 km from Hobbiton 32 km from the Blue Spring walk Putaruru 1 hour from Rotorua 1 hour from Tauranga 45 mins from Hamilton 20mins from Cambridge
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Campsite


    Accommodates

    16


    Bedrooms

    1

    Maungatautari, Waikato, New Zealand

    Signal Ridge Cottage is a newly renovated and modern little cottage, located on a working dairy farm 14km from Matamata. Neighbouring Hobbiton, and with beautiful views of the Kaimai Ranges, we have all you need for comfort away from home. Enjoy the toast, cereal and milk provided for breakfast on the first morning of your stay. A coffee from our modern coffee machine will help you start the day on a great note. There is a fully equipped kitchen and laundry with washer and dryer for your use.
    Our lovely cottage in situated on our dairy farm, next to the Hobbiton Movie Set. We overlook a beautiful valley, and you will have a stunning view of the Kaimai Ranges from the deck off the lounge. The cottage has been tastefully renovated with a new kitchen, bathroom and full laundry for your use. There is a spacious lounge with TV, including Freeview and there is WiFi for your use. The dining table seats six, to sit and enjoy a meal at. You will have 3 bedrooms, 2 being of a pretty good size and furnished with a King size bed in each. The third room is a smaller room, with two King Single beds in it.
    We are the closest accommodation available to the Hobbiton Movie Set which is a two minute drive or 5 minute walk from the farm. Matamata and Cambridge are both within easy driving distance. We are central to Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua. The area has many scenic walks, and cycle trails for you to explore nearby.
  • Amazing location. Overlooking the beautiful country side. Loved how close Hobbiton was.

    Mary Lou2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • The property was excellent. Very clean, with great views and excellent facilities.

    Stephen2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and location, highly recommended!

    Charles2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location. Perfect equipped airbnb.

    Martin2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Loved this cottage. Extremely close to Hobbiton. Lindsey had everything beautifully prepared for our family of 5. If you like the peace and quiet with lots of stars, you will truly enjoy this cottage.

    Jim2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place, easy to check in, tea coffee yoghurt and spreads available for breakfast. Beds were really comfy and nice balcony to sit out on. We came here to go to hobbiton (10 min walk) and they gave us a lift back after the evening tour. Could have stayed longer !

    Sarah2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • The view, the hospitality, the modern interior, and the close proximity to Hobbition: All perfect! Thanks so much Lindsay for the amazing stay!

    Paul2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home right down the street from Hobbiton. Everything you could need was provided. Helpful book full of local places to eat and things to do. The view was stunning. Grabbed a bottle of wine and sat on the deck while watching the sun go down. Coffee in the morning to watch it rise. Thank you for our stay!

    Jenny2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand

    This self contained cabin is nestled underneath a beautiful chestnut tree and overlooks beautiful countryside and a large garden, close to many tourist attractions, Hobbiton 15min, 2 mins to Waikato River Trails, 10 mins to the Te Waihou Blue Springs Guest access: Boars Den is self contained , milk, tea and coffee are provided and included in your stay is a continental breakfast. Occasionally we have time off the farm and so at these times Boars Den is an independent let yourself in basis .
    We are a fully working Dairy Farm that we are more than happy to show you around during your stay. We are very close to the Arapuni swing bridge and Waikato River Trail walks . A very quick 15 minute drive to Hobbiton and the Te Waihou walkway. Rotorua is 45 minutes and the Waitomo Caves are 1 hours drive which makes us a great location when visiting these tourist spots . There is a very comfortable king size bed in the room , and also a microwave and a gas BBQ which is out on your deck area for you to cook with.
  • Private, sunny, clean, quiet, modern. Loved it!

    Persephone2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Boar’s Den is absolutely magical. The setting is peaceful and beautiful (we laid out to watch the stars one night and it was breathtaking). The home is SO comfortable and cozy- we got such amazing sleep after days of adventure. Julie is quick to respond to any needs and showed us amazing hospitality! The location was perfect for traveling to Hobbiton, Auckland and the Tongariro Crossing National Park area. They also have really cute dogs, which we were excited about as well. Only downside? We did NOT want to leave!!!

    Megan2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • An excellent quiet country location for visiting many places of interest.

    Gary2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay of three nights at ‘Boars Den’ in the beautiful. Lots to do in the area. Comfy bed, lovely decorated and nice deck to be outside in the morning or evening. We would definitely come again.

    Yvonne2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Very amazing place ! Good communication. We are very satisfated with our stay ! Thank you Julie. Léa and Clément

    Léa2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic Bnb, stylish, comfortable and relaxing with views to die for! We would definitely stay again and recommend highly!

    Bronwen And Bart2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay at the boar's den. Great place and beautiful surroundings.

    Caroline2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • An excellent place to stay! Location is a true slice of NZ paradise and the cottage has everything you need and is very clean. Perfect spot.

    Sarah2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arapuni, Waikato, New Zealand

    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    1

    Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand

    Welcome to our place. This large studio room is situated in a quiet area of Putaruru. You are directly across the road from park lands and farms too. Putaruru is centrally situated only 50 minute drive away from both Rotorua and Tauranga and an hour from Taupo. So we have a great location if you are looking to have a base to stay and travel some of the central north island on day trips. We have one queen sized bed and two singles, one toddler bed and a Porta cot on request too.
    This is our basement area...it has one main room half divided by a partition wall. There is a separate bathroom, hall area with desk and large kitchen.
    This street is the outside border of Putaruru. This is a small town famous for its nearby blue spring which you can walk alongside. This spring provides most of the bottles water in new Zealand and you will get it free of charge in the tap here.
  • Very welcoming and accommodating host. Thank you

    Jenny2019-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Nice quiet private area, with a big yard for the kids to stretch there legs in.the amenities were all there and everything had lots of room, no cramped quarters

    Krystie2019-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • The house is in a really convenient location to explore Bay of Plenty and Rotorua; it has all the basics and loads of parking. The host was really kind and attentive, and the plums in the garden were absolutely incredible!

    Garikoitz2019-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • The host was very friendly and allowed us to feel at home. We arrived late and they were ok to wait for us pretty late to hand over the keys and explain the property to us. Overall it was a pleasant stay.

    Victor2018-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place to stay with everything you need. Handy distance to wverything

    Maree2018-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and tidy, location good to get to many parts of the central north island

    Jamie2018-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • A very quiet place, close to visite beautiful towns around, and the service were perfect.

    Irma2017-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great comfy place, awesome accomodating hosts. Thanks!

    Matile2017-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    0

    Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand

    This listing is for a comfortable private twin small sized bedroom (2 x single beds) within our home suitable for two people. The facilities of bathroom and toilet, kitchen, dining and main lounge could be shared with other guests as we have three bedrooms available in total. Look for a sculpture of a Moa bird (NZ bird similar to an ostrich) on the front lawn. (We have 3 separate listings of a Family room for 5 with adjoining rumpus room for 2, a Double room for 3 and a Twin room for 2)
    Our home is built on three levels. Ground level is the family space of 1 x bedroom and a rumpus room. Mid level has the kitchen, lounge, 2 x bedrooms and one bathroom inclusive of toilet, shower and bath. These two levels are used by guests through Airbnb. (Top level is owner occupied). Guest access includes stairs to front door and internal stairs from ground to mid level. Our section is tiered, it includes gardens for vegetables, fruit trees and flowers and great views roundabout can be accessed from the top level. You can watch the two cows grazing in the paddocks next door, listen to the local bird life, sit on the deck and watch the world travelling by or just view our Moa sculpture on the front lawn. Guests have access to the gardens and two levels within the home so there is a lot of space. If you like to cook your own meals, the kitchen is well equipped with most of what you need.
    We are located on the northern end of Tirau heading to Cambridge just past the Matamata intersection. It is a 5 minute walk to the township that is well known for its corrugated structures like the "dog"and the "sheep". Thousands of travellers pass through Tirau on a daily basis because of its central location between cities and popular tourist spots. It is a great place to stop and take a break to refuel both body and vehicle. Art, antiques and awesome cafes make it unique.
  • Couldn't ask for better hosts. Wiki and Vince were very friendly and great to chat to. They provided us with local information and shared a dinner with us which was very generous. The place was very clean and there was a great selection of options for breakfast. Bella the cat was also very cute. Would definitely recommend.

    Brianna2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Wikitoria & Vince are nice host. Whole house is clean,provided everything you may need.

    2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable and stress-free stay with Wiki and Vince and their friendly cat! This room is next to the bathroom but the noise did not disturb me. Not too much road noise at night either. Wiki was also kind enough to put a pedestal fan in the room before I arrived in case it was too warm. There is a nice selection of breakfast foods, tea and coffee etc to help yourself to and otherwise only a short walk into town for cafes. Overall location is great as a base for exploring the north island. Thanks again :)

    Lydia2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Tidy, comfortable and friendly hosts. All the home comforts that you could need on your travels

    Malina2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Wikitoria and Vince were kind hosts, we had lovely chats with them. We shared the kitchen and the living space with them and the other guests, so with about 10 people. It was not a problem to use the bathrooms. You should read the welcome booklet, as it had some nice trip suggestions in the surrounding area - we mainly went to Tirau for the Hobbiton Movie Set tour but we can recommend to visit the Swingbridge over the Waikato River in Arapuni. Worth a visit!

    Julian2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Wikitoria and Vince r very nice person. They host us well. Beautiful house with cozy room. A little bit noisy because the main road besides. All good.

    小磊2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Wikitoria was an amazing host. She was enjoyable to talk to and really thought about her guests first. She has an amazing garden also!

    Ally2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Spend one night here and were very happy with everything. Great beds and a very nice kitchen to cook in. There were two shared Bathrooms so no Probleme if one was occupied. Most amazing is the complimentary breakfast that the guests can make themselves in the morning. Very good stay!

    Konstantin2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand

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