Sit in the spa pool enjoying breathtaking views of Matakana valley in complete seclusion as the sun sets and the stars appear in the sky around you. Dine in nearby Leigh, visit Goat Is or Pakiri beach; all just 1 1/4 hours driving north of Auckland.
Our recently built guest suite is a separate wing with its own deck and cool bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities, toaster, and fridge. A cooked breakfast (using organic and local foods where possible) can be provided for an additional cost on weekends only($20pp) and will need to be arranged before staying. Gluten and Dairy Free meals are available. (host is GF & DF) For colder weather the bed is fitted with an electric blanket and there is a heater and blankets. Double glazing keeps the heat in year round. This space has also been geopathically assessed and given full marks for good energy!
On the day you arrive, we recommend you grab a bite to eat in (or takeaway) at Leigh on your way to our place. We are a little isolated and you may not feel like going out again. A self service continental breakfast of cereals, fruit, juice, yogurt, bread and spreads is provided.
Laundry can be accessed on request.
Off street parking is provided. Guest suite has its own deck and outdoor furniture. Feel Free to explore our property and venture into the forest if you wish.
A portable BBQ can be made available on request.
Interaction with guests
We are happy to give advice and assistance if needed. In the room there are brochures and a list of nearby amenities, attractions and instructions on how to use facilities but otherwise we will leave you in complete privacy. We assume you will want to use spa so it will be available for your use.
Other things to note
If you want isolation, this is your dream place. We are 5 km along an unsealed road and you will see more animals than people. Nearest food is 10 minutes away in Leigh. (so we advise you eat there on way up) Nearest is the famous Leigh Sawmill who do fabulous breakfasts/ brunches from 10.00am as well as dinners most nights. (check reduced hours in winter)
Newly opened Leigh cafe also has breakfasts and great fish and chip/grill choices for lunch or dinner. Leigh bar nearby also serves food and alcohol in the summer season.
No smoking inside or outside. No pets inside room.
Information for Guests
Check-in and Check-out
From 4.00pm on arrival day (unless changed by prior arrangement)
Check-out: Up until 12.00pm on departure day
Tank water-Our water supply comes from rainwater off our roof. It is filtered through 2 filters and is not only perfectly safe to drink, it doesn't have any added chemicals.
However we would like you to bear this in mind when you shower and not take too long especially in drought conditions.
Only bio-degradable materials should be flushed down the toilet or drain. Please place everything else in the rubbish bin. (don't worry we have seen it all before)
If you have already indicated you would like to use the spa, all you need to do is lift up the cover, fold it back and place next to pool and replace when finished. If you want any further assistance with the spa pool (e.g. programming) do come and get us.
Safety warning: Please be careful of the metal hooks on 2 sides of the spa pool. These are to secure the steel mesh cover we are legally required to use when no-one is on site in case a child accidentally wanders into our property and manages to lift the locked plastic cover... yeah right!
Fire Extinguisher is in bottom bathroom vanity drawer
Exit room by either set of ranch sliders on each side of the room, both providing access to decking and outside.
A torch will be available in the bathroom vanity for power cuts.
We will always be at hand also.
The property has security cameras which are monitored 24/7