Quirky Woods at Maketu - The Morepork Forest Cabin

Private room in cabin hosted by Charlotte And Simon

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 shared bath
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.
Great communication
90% of recent guests rated Charlotte And Simon 5-star in communication.
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Morepork Forest Cabin at Quirky Woods - Come glamping in the bush!
Vax pass, exemption cert or negative test required from 1 December 2021.

A 2 room wooden cabin, set amongst rimu trees on our 6 acre piece of paradise. Privacy plus!
A small fridge & basic breakfast-making facilities - you are set to start each day. Use the Long Drop toilet or you can walk 200 m around and up to the shared unisex toilet/shower facilities, BBQ & covered seating area, perfect for lunch & evening dinner.

The space
The Morepork, your private get-away at Quirky Woods.... Midday sunshine, yet shaded by Manuka and Rimu trees it is the perfect place to spend time with nature and each other. Set well away from the Owners' home and other 2 cabins, it offers quiet and seclusion.
The Morepork has power and heating, a small fridge and basic breakfast making facilities. Water supplied in a jerrycan. The bedroom chamber is just so snug with luggage space at the foot end.
The deck is large with 2 super comfy chairs to star gaze in...
Most of the year your car can be parked in the grassy area nearby after unloading your luggage - unless we have had rain.
Bit of a walk around and up to shared toilet etc if not keen on the longdrop toilet in the bush.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Washer
Paid dryer – In building
Private patio or balcony
Backyard
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Maketu, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

If you do venture away, we are easy driving distance to Papamoa, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, Whakatane and Rotorua. Ask us about things to do!!
From our property you can walk 10 minutes to a private beach, Newdicks, a favourite with local surfers. We saw a Blue Penguin there when we took our dog for a walk and seals have also been spotted. If you choose to take your car, you can access this beach also over a private road at a $5 fee.
Maketu has 2 take-aways/restaurant, a dairy and BBQs by the Surf Club.
The Estuary is a haven for kite-surfers.
Maketu is a seaside settlement.... reminiscent of how NZ used to be.

Hosted by Charlotte And Simon

  1. Joined in January 2018
  • 95 Reviews
A little about us, your hosts:
Residents of the general Tauranga area for a long time, we have lived in Maketu for more than 5 years and moved onto this property at the end of April 2017. It captured our hearts..... and we named it Quirky Woods.

Simon is self-employed, successfully managing Aprons and More from home, and prior to 2000 worked in the hospitality industry for many years. He is passionate about playing his drums which live in our lounge. Music is an integral part of our lives as a result, with rehearsals, jams and gigs part of our social calendar.

Charlotte worked in various ways in the horticultural sector for 20 years before changing direction. She is currently employed as Collaborative Practice Coordinator and spends a lot of time in the wider community. Her passion is wellbeing, community, nature and creativity - and is working towards getting the balance of all parts just right!

Charlotte has travelled extensively in her younger days and can still speak Dutch, a little bit of French and can read German. Both Simon and Charlotte came to NZ as young children but consider themselves true Kiwis.

We are still in love with Quirky Woods and spend most of our spare time doing things here in the company of our 5 chickens, 2 ducks and 2 year old Great Dane dog (the size of a pony!) However, we enjoy going out to events that offer music, food and arts/crafts; camping (we spent our honeymoon in 201 7 in a tent at Raglan and Piha!); spending time with our 4 + 1 grown children and other extended family; the beach..... the list can go on - so little time, so much one can do!
A little about us, your hosts:
Residents of the general Tauranga area for a long time, we have lived in Maketu for more than 5 years and moved onto this property at the end of…

During your stay

We aim to be here upon your arrival to welcome you!
How much you would like to interact with us and other guests (if booked) is up to you, but as your hosts we are likely to bump into each other from time to time and have a chat. You may also meet up with other guests at lunch or dinner time, sharing cooking facilities.
We aim to be here upon your arrival to welcome you!
How much you would like to interact with us and other guests (if booked) is up to you, but as your hosts we are likely to b…
  • Languages: Nederlands, English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy