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Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast

38 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Private Room
Experience the peace and tranquility of Rock Retreat B&B whilst absorbing stunning mountain and limestone views of the central North Island and our wild west coast hill country. We pride ourselves on being an eco friendly,self sufficient accommodation.Our source of power is run by solar and wind. Take a moment and relax on your own private deck and watch Tui and Bellbird enjoy our native flax.Look out for Kereru(wood pigeon) and New Zealand Falcon. Spot our volcanic mountains.On a clear day you will see Mt Pirongia,Te Aroha,Kakepuku,Maungatautari,Pureora and Tongariro national park(Ruapehu,Ngaruhoe and Tongariro). A continental breakfast is provided in the cottage. Your hosts Biddy Stubbs and Rich Kersel,daughters Hazel and Fern....Experience the peace and tranquility of Rock Retreat B&B whilst absorbing stunning mountain and limestone views of the central North Island and our wild west coast hill country. We pride ourselves on being an eco friendly,self sufficient accommodation.Our source of power is run by solar and wind. Take a moment and relax on your own private deck and watch Tui and Bellbird enjoy our native flax.Look out for Kereru(wood pigeon) and New Zealand Falcon. Spot our volcanic mountains.On a clear day you will see Mt Pirongia,Te Aroha,Kakepuku,Maungatautari,Pureora and Tongariro national park(Ruapehu,Ngaruhoe and Tongariro). A continental breakfast is provided in the cottage. Your hosts Biddy Stubbs and Rich Kersel,daughters Hazel and Fern.More
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Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2014
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Reviewed 19 January 2019

We travelled to New Zealand to spend Christmas with family and our stay at Rock retreat was booked by our daughter-in-law's mum. We thought it was simply a wonderful place. It has everything one needs, but it is not, perhaps, for those who would like...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank mikesmith1951
richard biddy h... k, VR Owner at Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

Thank you Mike and Hilary.It was lovely meeting you both and so glad you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 10 December 2018

Lovely rustin cabin on a picturesque farm. Very small kitchen but adequate. Would stay in the village next time rather than the 10 klms of winding road. As there is no wifi, difficult booking things, advertised by owners that they are there to help and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Rhondabeth111
richard biddy h... k, VR Owner at Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hi Rhonda, So sorry you left feeling the way you did.We do advertise the fact we are off the grid and like to be WiFi free for others to experience the full retreat feel and are a 10 minute drive from Waitomo village.We realise we...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We only stayed at Rock Retreat for one night but we wish we could’ve stayed forever! The drive up was beautiful, rolling mountains covered in sheep, driving up the coast of NZ. We flew into Auckland and drove there, it was about a two hour...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank dhansen119
richard biddy h... k, VR Owner at Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thanks for your review.We are glad you enjoyed yourselves.Thanks for your feedback on the loft beds.We are definitely aware it's a more comfortable space for smaller families.

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The cottage was cozy and brim full of tiny details. Biddy was kind and helpful too. Wish we could stay longer. Thanks for everything.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank 134lizetteb
richard biddy h... k, VR Owner at Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thanks Lizette.Lovely meeting you.Glad you enjoyed your stay at Rock Retreat.

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Thank you Biddy for allowing us to stay at your wonderfull cottage. Our son loved the loft bedroom. Very comfortable, well appointed and in a very tranquil setting. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank shaunSKS
richard biddy h... k, VR Owner at Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thanks Shaun.Lovely meeting you all.Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Kettle
Trampoline
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
Deck
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Would you recommend this holiday rental for a group retreat?YesNoUnsure
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How to get there
Drive 9kms from Waitomo Caves village on Te Anga Rd.Turn right onto Hauturu Rd.Follow the Rock Retreat signs.We are 1km up Hauturu Rd,first house on left. Don't use a gps as it will send you on a wild goose chase to the other end of Hauturu Rd,which beyond us gets very narrow and windy on an unsealed road.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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