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Powai s/c studio cottage bush & water views nr Kaiwaka

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Overview
studio
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
Country stay in rural Kaipara. Hosted self contained studio cottage style accommodation. Water views over the Otamatea River; Part of the Kaipara Harbour. Located just 90minutes north of Auckland city. Amazing rural countryside with bush and water views; come and discover a perfect escape ... It's a short bushwalk to the water's edge and mangroves. (though of course; tidal) There is an all tide boat ramp less than a minute down the road for those who would like to fish the Kaipara Harbour; fresh snapper, flounder and scallops. We could be a great stop off to break your journey north or vice versa. Or stay with us whilst travelling the twin coast discovery route. Powai accommodation is close to Wellsford, Mangawhai and Matakohe for the famous Kauri Museum King size bed, stove top cooker ...Country stay in rural Kaipara. Hosted self contained studio cottage style accommodation. Water views over the Otamatea River; Part of the Kaipara Harbour. Located just 90minutes north of Auckland city. Amazing rural countryside with bush and water views; come and discover a perfect escape ... It's a short bushwalk to the water's edge and mangroves. (though of course; tidal) There is an all tide boat ramp less than a minute down the road for those who would like to fish the Kaipara Harbour; fresh snapper, flounder and scallops. We could be a great stop off to break your journey north or vice versa. Or stay with us whilst travelling the twin coast discovery route. Powai accommodation is close to Wellsford, Mangawhai and Matakohe for the famous Kauri Museum King size bed, stove top cooker and electric frying pan, microwave, plunger for fresh coffee. Quality linen and towels
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
No smoking. No parties. WiFi can be slow. Best to arrive before dark, and before 9pm. Need to know if you would like to use the slipper outside bath for hot water etc. This is a rural spot, 15 mins from stores and cafes, come escape the every day hustle & bustle!
Bedrooms
1 Super King
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Cath P
Hosting since August 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are on sight if you need something; but respect your privacy.

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Jose
Jose
1 contribution
Awesome stay
It was such an amazing place to spend 2 nights.Owner Cath is caring and kind. My self and wife absolutely loved the place. Just a bit sad our stay was too short. Surely will be back again
Visited February 2020
Written 17 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Spinner915
Spinner915
Broadview Heights, OH161 contributions
Magical Place
Stayed at Cathy and John’s place for 2 nights at the end of our 2 month tour of the south and north Islands. It is a beautiful haven with their lush gardens and water views. There are little surprises sprinkled throughout the garden along with the bird calls and occasional moo’s from the cows in the distance. The little house is small but has everything you could possibly need and then some. It’s nicely decorated and very clean. We arrived to a bouquet of fresh cut flowers from the garden, fresh cut herbs and an amazing breakfast basket with eggs, muffins, toast, muesli, and homemade jams along with fresh yogurt, milk and butter in the refrigerator. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would love to return. Easy access to surrounding areas and nice to return to peace and quiet at the end of the day and a very good selection of dvds. Would HIGHLY recommend their accommodations!
Visited March 2018
Written 31 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Roaming_Nicster
Roaming_Nicster
Canberra, Australia81 contributions
Relaxing, lush vegetation, couple friendly
We stayed for 2 nights in Autumn. It was the perfect spot for quiet relaxation. Breakfast basket was delicious. All the amenities provided added some luxury to the cottage. Although located near the owners property, there was privacy but also room to wander and explore. We borrowed the owner's kayak and ventured out for some marine exploring, and Cathy and John made this easy by lending boat shoes etc. This far up the harbour, it's very still and a great area to bird watch and explore the inlets. The only downside was being limited to either side of high-tide due to water access, but that stopped us lazing in bed too late so no big deal Location is great, a short drive from Kaiwaka township with shops, cafes etc. Good base for exploring local areas like Waipu etc. a
Visited April 2017
Written 26 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lynette T
Lynette T
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
Stunning experience, exceptional service, gorgeous cottage set in a beautiful natural setting
Second time for us at Powai Cottage/ Lodge and couldn't wait to get back to a place where we feel enveloped by care in a tropical paradise. The views over the Kaipara harbour are stunning - changing with the light every hour of the day. Attention to detail is Cathy and Johns strength as well as being so welcoming and friendly. Luxurious beds with quality linen, FULLY equiped cottage for self catering. And the breakfast...yum....most of which comes straight from their garden like the tasty berries to name one. We took our extended family this time who loved their experience - two days felt like a week of relaxation and the outdoor candle lit bath was a highlight. We all left feeling like we were leaving behind our friends. No request was a problem. Many thanks Cathy and John. We will be back. I promise.
Visited January 2016 Travelled with family
Written 20 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer488179
Pioneer488179
Thank you so much for a wonderful review. Lovely to have you back to stay and we really enjoyed meeting and chatting with your family, here's to beautiful people...Cheers! Cathy & John
Written 22 January 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mslouisebrooks
mslouisebrooks
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
You had me at the homemade muffins (and cookies) ...
Powai Studio Cottage is perfect for those wishing for beauty, seclusion, comfort and a garden with a view. Cath and John were there to greet us and show us to the cottage where there was an extraordinary, more than generous, completely unexpected complimentary breakfast (muesli, fresh fruit, homemade marmalade, fresh bread, greek yoghurt) plus TWO tins of homemade baked goods (anzac biscuits and savoury muffins). The cottage is modern, spotless, and well decked out with new utensils, pots and pans and an ample selection of plates and cutlery. The Marimekko linen was a lovely surprise, the toileties better than most hotels, and the bed very comfortable. There are stunning views out to the lush garden and beyond that the majestic Kaipara harbour (the largest enclosed harbour in New Zealand). The garden is buzzing with bumblebees, monarch butterflies, wood pigeons and even a Tui or two. We highly recommend Powai for a classic Northland experience.
Visited January 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 3 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer488179
Pioneer488179
Perfect guests, so glad you chose to stay at Powai.
Written 7 January 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

flossclark
flossclark
5 contributions
Paradise personified
If you're looking for Food for the Soul - Peace, Tranquility, Bush walks, Views with only the sound of the birds and bees, then this accommodation is for you. A wonderful, self contained cottage nestled privately on the edge of native bush. Stunning views from the deck and even from sitting up in bed! A very well appointed cottage with kitchenette, bathroom and comfortable beds. Everything you need to make this slice of Heaven so enjoyable. Owners, Cathy and John are friendly and approachable. Wander through their large country garden of vegetables and fruit - a Gardener's Paradise. We will definitely be staying here again.
Visited November 2015 Travelled with friends
Written 9 November 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer488179
Pioneer488179
Hope you can return soon, C
Written 10 November 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

emily h
emily h
1 contribution
it really is the perfect escape!
After a long flight from the UK and the hustle and bustle of Auckland, Powai is the perfect place to slow down and appreciate New Zealand's simple life. Powai is an easy drive from Auckland, and once you start following the dirt track you begin to get an idea of what is in store for you. The distance from the main road means there is no traffic noise to wake you up, only bird song and the smell of coffee. If you are up in time then watching the sunrise from the deck (or your bed) is pretty special. If you are a nature lover then there are plenty of birds, plants and fruit trees to spot in the garden. You'll find plenty of books around the accommodation to look up the local wildlife, or ask the hosts Cath and John who will help you with anything from bird watching, fishing spots or tide times if you want to get out on the kayaks. The facilities are more than ample if you want to cook for yourself but the evening meal and breakfast that the hosts prepared were delicious. I found Powai very well positioned for exploring the North Island, staying there on two separate occasions during my visit. As mentioned it is just 90 minutes from Auckland, Waipo Cove is a stunning surf beach about 40 minutes East, and the Bay of Islands to the North is both a beautiful and a historic part of New Zealand. Whether you are a Kiwi wanting a break for a few days or travelling from overseas you will have a very comfortable and relaxing stay at Powai Lodge.
Visited April 2015
Written 19 June 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer488179
Pioneer488179
Greetings from Powai, NZ Are you a travel writer! Thanks for your great review, C & J
Written 25 June 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Parking
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Countryside area
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

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About the neighbourhood
Hidden spot surrounded by New Zealand native bush, and view over water Slightly off the beaten track but worth while to stay in tranquil, native surroundings. This is hosted style accommodation so whilst we know you need your privacy we are here for assisting with extra details or something you have forgotten. Pre order sharing platter if you don't wont to drive or cook. ( Before arrival date) If you wish to use our slipper bath please let us know as we need to organise hot water. Kaiparaa harbour (the largest in the Southern hemisphere) was used for kauri logging and historically settled by missionaries. Breading ground for snapper.
Getting around
Great sushi shop, Three furlongs bar & grill, Indian restaurant. La Nona bakery. Mormors cafe fresh. Best to have your own transport
Access
Car required
How to get there
Heading north, Once in Kaiwaka, travel along till you see 3 furlongs bar & grill, turn left into Oneriri Rd, travel along Oneriri Rd for approx 10 mins. Sharp bend and right into Rangiora Rd, 1.5 km to 158 then down drive past mailboxes, follow discreet signs low in the ground, 'Powai'
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Powai s/c studio cottage bush & water views nr Kaiwaka

Powai s/c studio cottage bush & water views nr Kaiwaka is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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