Bill Moyes

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Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Sleeps 8 in divine luxury- 4 private bedrooms, each with ensuite baths

If you are coming to see the marvels of New Zealand's North Island, there is a wonderful way to do it! Poets Corner Lodge is located within a 1.5 hour drive (or less) of five of the North Island's most amazing places to experience, so you'll only have to unpack once! Just click on the website link given at the bottom of this listing (just above the big PHOTOS section near the bottom) to get the whole story and the ability to download our free brochure: 'Five Perfect Days on New Zealand's North Island'

Poets Corner Lodge sits high on a verdant hill overlooking the South Pacific with a stunning 180 degree green and blue view. It sleeps 8 in luxurious comfort, from the fine cotton bed linens that are hand pressed for your stay to a welcoming bottle of vintage wine upon your arrival.

Positioned high above Orokawa Bay and Waihi Beach with inspirational views across the Coromandel, Poets Corner is an easy 1 hour 50 minute drive from Auckland on good roads with beautiful scenery that makes the journey a pleasure.

The nearby bush and coastal walkways where you can discover pristine rivers, waterfalls, native birds or the famous Karanahake Gorge are the perfect way to see the many of the true treasures of the Coromandel. And then there's the 10 km. stretch of fine white sand that is Waihi Beach!

Marg and John Richie, the original owners of Poets Corner, designed this lovely home to make the most of one of nature's 'paradise spots'. What a wonderful place for the family, a group of couples, or a business retreat.

There are four bedrooms in the lodge; Each room features:

King-size Bed

Free High-Speed Internet Wi-Fi

Ensuite with shower

Heated towel rails

Underfloor Heating

Hairdryer, slippers, robes and toiletries are provided.

The large, fully equipped kitchen is perfect for entertaining, with microwave, gas hob, electric oven, large fridge, toaster, and all the necessities. And, if you like, fine 3-course dinners can be prepared for you and your guests right at the lodge by one the the top chefs in the area. Please requests this service if you would like it when you make your reservation of the Lodge.

The Lodge Features

Spa pool

Internet access, SKY TV

Beautiful outdoor furniture

Laundry w drying cupboard

Offstreet parking

DVD player and DVD library

Premium Gas BBQ Grill

Books & Magazines

There are King beds in each room, but any of these can be arranged as 2 twins in each room if you request that when you book.

If you have questions or would like to reserve the property, PLEASE CALL US DIRECTLY AT 719-661-9696 (USA)

Since this is a new on this website, there are not captured reviews yet, but here is what others who have stayed at Poets Corner Lodge have said about their experience:

'Poets Corner Lodge is a stunning contemporary styled lodge situated high above Waihi Beach in a beautiful hill top setting. The Lodge is entered through lovely wooden doors into an internal courtyard – with two luxury bedrooms on each side - leading to a impressive open plan living room and kitchen area where guests take breakfast and are encouraged to while away the evenings and share a glass of wine and converse with fellow guests. The huge living room with its vast sliding glass doors looks out over the well tended gardens to the most stunning sea views and the coast beyond. The bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and decorated to a very high standard. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom, with towels, bathrobes and slippers. The whole lodge exudes an atmosphere of calm and tranquillity & offers guests such a magical place to stay.' .

'My husband and I stayed here at the beginning of a month long trip round New Zealand and Poets Corner set a standard here that was not bettered elsewhere - excellent though the other lodges were. Comfortable and luxurious accommodation. Definitely our favourite place to stay.'

'Poet's Corner is a modern, private, comfortable, beautiful property. You enter into a quaint, well manicured couryard with 4-6 doors entering the guest bedrooms on either side. Through the courtyard you enter wall to wall, ceiling to floor sliding glass doors. The living area is large, modern, comfortable and extends through the dining and kitchen area. This results in 1 single huge open area giving a wonderful feeling of openess. The back wall (across from the courtyard entrance wall) is also wall to wall and ceiling to floor glass doors. The view is spectacular. Since the property is set on top of a hill, there are no obstructions and you can see beautiful ocean, hills and off to the right, waves crashing onto the beach. Truly spectacular! We would LOVE to visit Poet's Corner again SOON!!!'

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
Bill Moyes (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Bill Moyes

My wife and I came down here for vacation in February 2013 and fell in love with Poets Corner Lodge. It is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the face of the earth. Luckily, Marg and John Richie, who had built the lodge and run it as a boutique 'by-the-room' accommodation for many years, wanted to spend more time with their children and grandchildren, knew that we were in awe of the area, and asked if we'd like to purchase it. We now run it (as we do with our primary residence as a beautiful home for rent that sleeps 8 in luxury.

Bill Moyes purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Bill Moyes chose Waihi Beach

Well, just look at the photos and you will understand!

What makes this lodge unique

One of the great things about New Zealand is that winter in the Northern Hemisphere is SUMMER in New Zealand, so if you want to get away from the cold in December, January, February, or March, you'll find Poets Corner is warm and comfortable (never hot, like many parts of Australia during the summer). Average high temps during the summer months are 75F/23-24 C. SAnd getting here is easy- from Auckland, it is less than a 1 hour and 40-50 minute drive over good highway and road.

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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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New Zealand's Premier Holiday/Vacation Rental -
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
New Zealand's Premier Holiday/Vacation Rental -
(719) 661-9696 (Colorado, USA)
Waihi Beach Western Bay Of Plenty District

Family of 6

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a 3 week Family trip to New Zealand and Australia. During our trip we stayed 3 nights at Poets Corner. The home is very beautiful and was the most updated/luxurious accommodations of our entire trip. 4 separate bathrooms allowed us all our privacy and made it very easy for our entire family to get showered and ready quickly so we had more time to explore the Beautiful area. My kids enjoyed nearby Waihi Beach and the quaint, historic town of Waihi. Spectacular views of the ocean from the back patio. Conservation land behind the house adds tranquility and privacy (although we found it unusual that New Zealand does not let you hike/trek thru conservation lands...completely preserved only to be enjoyed from afar).
We really appreciated the wonderful laundry facilities and it was great to have WIFI access (which can be difficult to find in New Zealand). We would definitely stay here again in the future! Thanks for sharing your beautiful house with our family!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Dan! Good news is there are wonderful maintained trails all around us- there's a great one from Waihi Beach (trail head at the north end of that beach) to Orokawa Beach and another trail starts up at the height of the Lodge and goes down to Homunga Beach (which is north of Orokawa.
New Zealand's Premier Holiday/Vacation Rental -
(719) 661-9696 (Colorado, USA)
Waihi Beach Western Bay Of Plenty District

An outstanding and beautiful Property and Beautiful area

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I booked 2 nights at Poet's Corner in February 2014 and upon our arrival changed our itinerary and added 2 additional nights. The house is amazing with a fireplace, gourmet kitchen and a great large hot tub. What also was great was the outside terrace with tons of comfortable seating and a huge wood table and Gas BBQ. The bathrooms were plush with large showers and even towel warmers. Nicki was so helpful - We really wanted to get out on the water, and she suggested a great spot to do so - that was a real highlight while there. Although we spent of the day's exploring, we used most evenings relaxing with a cocktail on the terrace and using the BBQ to do great dinner's. The owner suggested us to go to a restaurant which we did as well - The Bistro at Falls retreat - just excellent for lunch or dinner -awesome food and drinks. We would definitely rent this property again.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Auckland (International)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Highway 2
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Waihi Beach
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Waihi Beach Restaurants (The Porch, Flat White,etc
Car: recommended

Coromandel Activities and Walks

Karangahake Gorge Walk

There is such a lot of mining history in the gorge and a variety of walks The famous Windows Walk which takes you through old mines shafts Walking up one side of the river, across the swing bridge and down the other side learning about the mining histroy as you go. It is on State Highway 2 but cross a bridge and you are in another world. Lunch at Ohinemuri Winery after your walk.

Homunga - Waihi Beach Walk

This track can be tough in places, but rewarding for those who enjoy a bit more of a challenge.10km walk which takes you over farm land, along the rocky coast, past Orokawa Bay and on through bush to Waihi Beach. Spectacular in summer with the Pohutakawa trees in flower.

Orokawa Walkway

This relatively short walk takes you from the northern end of Waihi Beach to beautiful, secluded Orokawa Bay past spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Waihi Beach.

Black Hill Walkway

A short walk along the banks of the Ohinemuri River to Black Hill. Extensive views of Waihi, from the sea to the Karangahake Gorge. Recently opened rim walk around the open cast mine. . or there are many bush walks in the Kaimi Ranges.where you can visit the old Kauri dam sites or visit the kauri trees

Visit Tuhua (Mayor) Island

Helicopter ride out to Tuhua from Tuaranga, where your Maori guide will take you on a guided tour of the island and tell you about the history. Learn about the bush and bird life The island is a sanctuary and Kiwis have been released there This is a unique expereince with limited numbers of visitors each year.

Visit The Glow Worms

Take a guided kayak tour to Lake McLaren glow worms at dusk. Paddle into the evening and discover this wonderous unique and magical part of NZ There are glow worms in the canyon, in abundance. End the day with a BBQ

Martha Mine

An open cast mine in the middle of Waihi town. Actively being mined for gold and silver. Visit the Cornish Pump House, recently moved to sit at the top of the main street Take a 2 hour mine tour with a guide who will tell you all about mining in Waihi today. Visit the info centre where there is a display telling you about mining in the past.

The Waihi Museum

Is a nationally acknowledged treasure house of the mining, metallurgy and sociology of the region,

The Goldfields Railway

Starts from the historic station on Wrigley Street, running daily to the historic Waikino Station.

Waihi Beach

9 kilometres of white sand. It is a safe beach running south to Athenree. The north headland has a coastal walking track to Orokawa Bay, while the other, Bowentown – is the site of a fortified Maori pa.


Visit the hot natural mineral pools open daily 9am-7.30pm. (See Accommodation Section – Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park).

Victoria Battery

Site of the largest quartz-crushing plant in Australasia. See the underground ore kilns and tunnels.

Golf Courses

We have 6 within one hours drive from here, ranging from country courses to international standard


For children of all ages, there is Hobbiton, home of 'The Shire' in JRR Tolkien's wonderful novels. Movie set tours in this bucolic setting are available year-round. It's a bit of a drive (about 1.5 hours), but guests who have been there tell us it's worth it, even for parents!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Waihi Beach Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October Holiday
Oct 25 2014 - Oct 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
Early December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
January post Christmas
Jan 11 2015 - Jan 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Easter Weekend
Apr 17 2015 - Apr 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Inter'l Wire Reception $15
Cleaning (1 time charge) $140
Notes *CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS (Dec 20 to Jan 10) rent on a Sat-to-Sat basis normally, but shorter than 7 day rentals will be considered upon request to fill in around reservations already booked.

ALL RATES include accommodation for up to 8 people, exclusive use of the Lodge and Tax (GST). Cleaning fee is $140.
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Waihi Beach Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 in all- one with each bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • 4 Private bedrooms with King beds which can be configured into 2 twin beds if you prefer. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bath with shower
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
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