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The House With No Nails

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Badminton
Babysitting
Secured parking
Hot bath
Lazy river
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Boating
Bowling
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Snorkelling
Squash
Tennis court
Water park
Windsurfing
Aerobics offsite
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Salon
Solarium
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
On-demand films
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Mountain view
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English
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Teresa L wrote a review May 2023
Toowoomba, Australia1 contribution
Recently enjoyed the hospitality of Jen and Dewi at The House With No Nails. This is a beautiful Bed and Breakfast built by Dewi and beautifully decorated by Jen. Jen and Dewi are the perfect hosts. They made us feel very comfortable and welcome. The location is beautiful and views fabulous. The rooms are very roomy and comfortable. The story behind the house is very interesting. It is a New Zealand experience that shouldn't be missed. So pleased we found it.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Glen A wrote a review Mar 2023
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This is a destination to enjoy & you get to stay also. Only had the night but would have added days if I had time. Jennifer the host is a warm and welcoming person who loves people and has travelled a lot. She knows how to make you feel welcome and we spent an enjoyable evening and breakfast chatting with her and the other guests. The breakfast was very nice, better than the usual The house which Jen and her husband built is something to marvel. They taught themselves how to build this traditional style of building, which you don't see much of in this part of this world. I'm a builder and am impressed by their work. Spoil your self
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paul B wrote a review Jan 2023
Brisbane Region, Australia89 contributions70 helpful votes
This is a really relaxed place to stay, set in a beautiful location with an interesting history, and super-friendly hosts. Rooms are spacious and the beds are extra-comfortable. Lovely and quiet at night.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: All guest bedrooms are upstairs and there is also a separate loft.
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Gaye M wrote a review Dec 2022
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Heaven in the country doesn’t come close to describing the shear beauty of the countryside and the accommodation. Jen and Dewi have created a magical home and furnished it with beautiful, quirky and precious pieces. Our beds were the most comfortable that we have slept in. The home is warm and cozy with a feeling of being at home and at ease. Jen and Dewi were the most wonderful hosts and supplied us with great information about the area and sightseeing possibilities. We were fortunate to have a fabulous meal prepared for us on our last night with tomahawk steaks and vegetables from their garden. Don’t miss the opportunity to stay with Jen and Dewi. You will be talking about it for a long time. Thank you for making the trip one of the most memorable.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nic A wrote a review Jul 2021
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From the minute you walk up to the beautiful wooden front door you will be treated to a wonderful stay. We are a family who as a rule don’t do BnBs but made an exception as we wanted some unique Accomodation on our roadie. We weren’t sorry! Jen and Dewi are lovely and were very respectful of privacy. We would not have known they were in the same house. Jen is an absolute delight and has thought of everything! The breakfast was homemade and delicious. Best coffee too! On to the house - an amazing handcrafted barn house with three levels and your pick of multiple luxurious rooms. The kids loved the loft! Beautifully decorated with mood lighting and luxurious linen creates a perfect mix of rustic luxury. And in the morning a gorgeous view to the Kaimai’s. Highly recommend. It will be our go-to Accomodation for the Matamata area anytime we are there.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Graham & Jacquie wrote a review Apr 2021
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The house with no nails is an extraordinary experience. We were welcomed by Jen and Dewi, who made us feel so special. We were given a coffee and a detailed description and tour of the house and how it was built using old school techniques and no nails being used. The rooms were extraordinary, fabulously furnished and very comfortable. We loved that you could have choices of different areas to sit, and the views were amazing Our meal was delicious, cooked in an outside fire grill and we even got instructed in how to put together the chimichurri for the steaks . We loved the country atmosphere and the relaxing feel of the whole place. This would be a perfect place for a group of friends who wanted experience something unique together.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms are slightly different, but all are more than exceptable
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Celeste B wrote a review Nov 2020
Thames, New Zealand67 contributions14 helpful votes
We chose as on the Rail Trail, arriving the setting was stunning, the House is so interesting and a credit to the Owners who have built it by hand, and decorated with love. Jen was so open and welcoming, she clearly loves people and nothing was a problem, taking care of our every whim. We had drinks and a platter of nibbles in the afternoon, and a lovely Meal to follow. Rooms are spacious, comfy, and tastefully decorated with attention to detail. Thank you Jen for a stay we will always remember and we look forward to coming again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Terry wrote a review Feb 2020
Cornwall, Canada2 contributions
beyond description how friendly the host are. Seven Canadians stayed and had an excellent supper. There is an excellent view. The place is close to the Harakai (SP) trail. There are no nearby neighbours, so it is very quiet.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Gillian S wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia94 contributions61 helpful votes
House with no Nails is such a beautiful, creatively stylish home with sweeping views of the gorgeous countryside. Decor throughout is impeccable, with modern country comfort feel. Both Jen and Dewi create a feeling of warmth and friendliness as soon as you arrive; and are ready to help plan your exploration of the surrounding area. Bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and ample; and it’s a treat waking up to fresh country air and mooing of cows. Just remember to shut the windows at night as the mosquitoes tend to get in. A home you don’t want to leave
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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rebecca_alice91 wrote a review Dec 2019
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TRAVEL AGENT REVIEW - I recently visited the house with no nails in November and what a lovely hidden gem this really is! Its just fantastic! The house itself has such a homely feel to it, its cosy, stylish, rustic and extremely clean which is all you can ask for a property. The property is set back from the main road, with plenty of parking and as soon as you pull up on the driveway you realise just how wonderful the location is of this B&B. The Kaimai mountains are the back drop of the house and from the main dining room table and the lovely gardens you get the most fantastic views. One thing I think that really makes this property stand out from others is the "host" style you get from the owners, ,Jeni and Dewi. Both such lovely people who are so keen to show of their beautiful home and the area of New Zealand they live in. They have so much passion and Knowledge of the area and offer small group trips to local attractions. They also offer an evening meal option for you, Jen is a great cook and its a great opportunity for them to give you recommendations on the local area. Its about 1hour 45 drive from Auckland so its a perfect first stop on your new Zealand trip! I would recommend staying 3/4 nights here as its such a great location you can day trip to The Coromandel area, Tauranga, Rotorua and also Hobbiton which is on the door step! Its the ideal B&B for a few nights, it really is a must!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: All rooms are lovely but the wing is just perfect with a little more space.
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionMatamata
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The House With No Nails
Which popular attractions are close to The House With No Nails?
Nearby attractions include Wairere Falls Track (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The House With No Nails?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The House With No Nails?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The House With No Nails?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The House With No Nails?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The House With No Nails?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweet Painted Lady Cafe, Griddle Earth Cafe, and Kowhai Creamery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The House With No Nails?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The House With No Nails?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does The House With No Nails offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.