Karekare Stream Cottage


Entire cottage hosted by Helga

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Sweet bohemian style cottage set in a lovely lush garden full of fruit trees native trees flowers & vegetables. Japanese style bridge across fresh water stream leads to the front door.
In summer swim at the beach (10min walk) waterfall pools or just relax beside the stream.
For cold winter nights there is a wood stove.
Head over the hill to Piha & the Piha Cafe for free wifi Piha Store for essentials West Coast Gallery for art crafts & gifts.
This a quiet peaceful retreat- please no parties!

The space
There are 2 double beds & 2 divans so the total number of guests I will accept is 6.
This house is an open plan design with the kitchen, dining room & living room on one level. With verandahs leading off from the dining room & the lower bedroom the verandahs then lead onto the large sunny garden . Upstairs is a large bedroom with a huge view of the garden with large sliding windows. Separate toilet, shower & bath. A beautiful fresh water stream dissects the property. The Regional park backs onto the property so generally all you hear are the birds & the stream bubbling away.

What this place offers

Garden view
Courtyard view
Public or shared beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.90 out of 5 stars from 120 reviews


Where you’ll be

Karekare, Auckland, New Zealand

Karekare is a small coastal village surrounded by the Waitakere Regional Park. The beach is a wild surf beach with black volcanic sand. There is a surf patrol in the summer months but not in winter. There are numerous bush & beach & waterfall walks in the Waitakere Ranges. Waitakere Ranges Regional Parkland covers more than 16,000 hectares of native forest and coastline. The park includes 250km of walking and tramping tracks, beaches, breathtaking vistas, spectacular rocky outcrops, waterfalls and cliffs.

Hosted by Helga

  1. Joined in November 2017
  • 120 Reviews
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I live on 10acres of regenerating forest in Karekare over looking the Tasman Ocean & this is what is important to me caring for the environment. I get great pleasure from sitting on our verandah watching the birds, breathing in the fresh air & being peaceful. Every day I take our 2 dogs walking usually on KK beach or Piha Beach. In summer swimming in the surf at least once or twice a day is perfect... if the beach is too hot then swimming in one of the many KK streams is another option. is My husband is an artist, my son is a sculptor, my daughter is a makeup artist & I make jewellery. We exhibit & sell from our home studio's.
I live on 10acres of regenerating forest in Karekare over looking the Tasman Ocean & this is what is important to me caring for the environment. I get great pleasure from sitting o…


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy