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Reviewed 21 March 2015

Wonderful experience, beautiful scenery and the hosts are fantastic and nice people. Breakfast was delicious and such a wide spread :)

Excellent location to nearby waitomo caves and hosts even offers discount for nearby activities.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2015

So glad you enjoyed your stay and the Waitomo area. Thank you!

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Reviewed 20 March 2015

My son and I took a long adventure trip to celebrate his graduation and spend some time together before he moved away to start his career. Amidst what was probably the best vacation of my life, Kamahi Cottage stood out as a truly memorable experience. We stayed overnight as we went from rappelling and caving in Waitomo to backpacking the Tongariro Northern Circuit.

The cottage itself was a jewel nestled among beautiful surroundings. The attention to detail in the furnishings and fixtures was apparent. The friendliness and hospitality of the Cowan family made for a memorable stay. We enjoyed wandering the Cowan's property enjoying the impressive plantings and landscaping. Mr. Cowan took us for a tour of their property and we had the opportunity to watch sheep being sheared. Mrs. Cowan cooked us a delicious breakfast and both Cowans were friendly and engaging and we enjoyed discussing and learning about life in New Zealand.

Mrs. Cowan directed us to the Thirsty Weta in Otorohanga where we enjoyed a pleasant dinner.

I would hope to be able to stay at Kamahi Cottage on any return to the North Island.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with family
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2015

It was a pleasure to show you around. Thanks so much for your kind feedback

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

We had a lovely stay at the Kamahi Cottage!! We spent one night there at the end of our honeymoon and it was the most relaxing wonderful evening. Liz and Evan have created a romantic private escape - much needed after adventure filled travel. Liz is a remarkable cook and the dinner she prepared was the best we had on our entire trip! I have several dietary restrictions and she was able to work around everything. we wish we could have stayed longer but it was the perfect end to a trip and allowed us to recharge before traveling home. A stop at the a Cottage was one of the highlights of our trip!!!

We visited the Cottage after seeing the Hobbiton and the next day drove to the black waters rafting company for cave exploring - this was a perfect stop in between.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2015

It was wonderful to host you both after your adventure-filled holiday. I hope the recipes work out for you..have fun!

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Reviewed 7 March 2015

We stayed two nights in Kamahi Cottage. It is well maintained, and very romantic. The farm setting is beautiful, but the best part is the garden around the main (hosts) house. It is the most stunning private garden we have seen, and we enjoyed both breakfast and dinner amongst flowers, birds and the sweet smell of summer. The hosts are warm, professional and friendly. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2015

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed our little piece of NZ paradise...the rain on the garden in the last few days has been a welcome relief!

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Reviewed 5 March 2015

We have been at Kamahi Cottage for 2 nights. This house is a very perfect place to relax and sitting on the terrace and enjoying the fantastic panoramic view. The rooms are very comfortable and there are all things you need. It was a nice atmosphere at all. Liz gave us a very warm welcome and gave us any information we needed. The breakfast was one of the best we had in NZ. If you like you can order a dinner as well. Especially we loved her homemade tomato soup. GREAT! A real highlight for me were Evans explanations of the southern starry sky. Thank you for that, Evan. And thank you Liz, for making the Hairy Feet arrangement. It was a very private Hobbit experience. We enjoyed it very much.
Thank you, Gert & Christiane

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2015

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the "Hairy Feet Waitomo" film location tour.
I promised you several recipes, but have unfortunately mislaid your address. If you could contact me, I will send them to you. Thank you again for staying.

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