Grays Beach across the road. No houses in front of us.

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

1 Bed

1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Cute eco cottage, by a gorgeous beach in sought after Kuaotunu on the Coromandel Peninsula.. Solar power, bamboo floors, non toxic paint & varnish used when building it. Wool insulation..warm & cosy in window. Just gorgeous in summer.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $109
Weekly Discount: 5%
Cancellation: Moderate


The space

"Thyme Out By The Sea is opposite beautiful Kuaotunu Beach, sixteen kms from Whitianga and by the sea. Enjoy this two bedroomed eco cottage. Beautifully decorated and fully self contained. Fantastic views of beach and also adjoining creek. Kayaks supplied.

Rent one cottage or both cottages( the other is on Airbnb as well & is called "Wild Thyme by The Sea")
The houses are separate, but joined by a huge deck.There is also a leisure built sleep-out for $30 a night for 2 people. The whole property can also be rented & can sleep 12 people. Room for tents right by the beach . Each house sleep 4 people .

By arrangement & if suitable, one well trained dog may be permitted. Check with us.

One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has a set of bunk beds. New queen beds, since mattress for the bottom bunk bed & sheets bought in April 2016

Solar powered (with grid back up), bamboo floors, dishwashers,fenced. Kayaks available Outside shower (& inside of course). Also an extra outside toilet & fish cleaning sink.

Beach front; unobstructed views and access right across the road. Great for body surfing and swimming. Collect mussels off the rocks and also fish from the beach, rocks or a kayak. Great boating and fishing area. also close to all the attractions of Coromandel Peninsula. Truly gorgeous.

We also have an Airbnb accommodation at Lake Tarawera near Rotorua. See The Fat Pigeon.

A comment from a visitor; "Wow; I've stayed in many holiday homes and these are in a class of their own. As well as the location and design, the warmth and creativity of these homes are unforgettable.
Thanks for having them so spotlessly clean and organised. It makes them a pleasure to stay in, and a pleasure to leave them that way for the next guests to enjoy.
We'll be back!"

Guest access

Big outdoor area on the deck, but also big grassed area right to a creek.
The deck area is fenced.

Interaction with guests

We do not live there but have a wonderful manager, Dianne who lives nearby. You can email or ring us at anytime.

The neighborhood

Fabulous little community of Kuaotunu. Friendly..Iconic cafe & eatery Lukes kitchen is a 5 minute drive away.

Getting around

Car parking at property.

Other things to note

During the busiest period from 27th December to January 27th it is a one week minimum & we give priority to those booking both houses

Otherwise 2 nights minimum

House Rules
Check-in is after 2PM

Please note that even though our holiday homes have all cooking facilities, BBQ etc, they are not serviced daily. They provide an independent holiday experience, which enables us to keep our prices lower. Please bring your own supplies including tea, coffee, sugar etc.

CHECK IN TIME ; after 2pm
CHECK OUT TIME: before 11am

EXTRA GUESTS. If you have extra guests they can stay at the leisure built next door if it's available for $15 per person.

CHILDREN are very welcome here. Enjoy the lego, board games bikes & kayaks.

TOILETRIES Please bring your own; eg soap,shampoo,toilet paper etc (we supply a few toilet rolls)

Well trained DOGS are welcomed by prior arrangement. Please pooper scoop..

GRAYS BEACH, right across the road is ideal for swimming, boating, boogie boarding, windsurfing & body surfing.. Sometimes the waves are big enough for surfing. At the western end of the beach mussels can be obtained off the beach at low tide ..After a big storm, scallops are often washed up onto the beach

FISHING is excellent in this area; especially for snapper. A boat ramp is situated 500 metres away on the road to Kuaotunu. Please clean your fish outside in the sink next to the outside toilet.

KAYAKS are for your use & are situated in the locked area under “Wild Thyme”.

Enjoy this beautiful area & have a wonderful time.You will need to bring your own food & supplies as there are no shops at Kuaotunu.

There is a café at the camp next door & also at Kuaotunu settlement on the Blackjack road.

Whitianga is approx 15 minutes away & Coromandel 20 mins away.

With thanks, Liz & Mike.

Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 20, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

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Rotorua, New Zealand · Joined in July 2012
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Come and explore the Bay of Plenty. We live locally and enjoy meeting the different guests we have come to stay. We have hosted people for many years; we have travellers on a cultural exchange as well as own & run holiday homes. We travel extensively & just this year we used Airbnb in Europe & loved it. Cant wait to use it again. It also gives us an insight to what travellers need & like.

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