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Cute little bush cabin with stunning valley views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2)

Private peaceful and sunny little cabin with stunning valley views,overlooking native bush with bird-life in abundance.This is eco-living at its best-complete with solar panel for the shower,outdoor kitchen which is very well equiped and completely covered and a newly built compost loo in a magical position- down a little path next to a little gurgling stream.This is only 1 year old and is is designed using re-cyled materiels .to have the least impact on the natural environment possible.The water is all filterd rain water. This is one of the few places left which is free from all cell phone frequencies and wi-fi-a perfect place to re-charge and relax.Broadband internet is available close by if needed .Also a phone for emergencies.

Bethells Beach is a wild beach with black sands-great for surfing and.waliking-only 6 mins drive away.There are amazing bush walks at Cascade Kauri only 5 mins drive and a lovely cool river for swimming.

The owner lives in a house close by if needed -yet the cabin is completely private.Could be a good writers retreat or for a romantic getaway-there is a brazier to sit around under the stars.

This is a gorgeous place in a special location at an affordable price.

Special conditions:

Space for 1 car only

Use of washing machine ,telephone andamp; internet by arrangement only

Peace-loving respectful people preferred

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);

More Details

Property Manager
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

What makes this house unique

6 mins to the beach 5 mins to Cascade Kauri andamp; great bush walks.Omly 35 mins from Auckland CBD

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Cute little bush cabin with stunning valley views
average rating of 4.470588 based on 17 reviews
4

Lovely, peaceful location, thanks Joy!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, peaceful location, thanks Joy!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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We had a peaceful stay here.

  • 5 of 5

We had a peaceful stay here. It took us a moment to get used to the eco-contraptions, but was very rewarding once we were in the swing of things. Great to get back to nature and no cell phone service- What a dream! Highly recommend Totara Lodge

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Beautiful location, and we liked the eco character of the cabin but could do with a spring clean - e

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful location, and we liked the eco character of the cabin but could do with a spring clean - especially the mildew wasn't very appealing.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: This comment is confusing as two of us spent the whole day cleaning before they arrived Both of us found no mildew anywhere .Indeed it is in a very sunny spot so it is dry & warm . I wrote to them about it so I could remedy it but they do not reply .I asked them 3 times during the course of their stay if everything was ok .As I live next door it would be easy to come & clean anything we had missed .They did not mention any problems .
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5

Totally loved the privacy and the whole experience of Totara Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

Totally loved the privacy and the whole experience of Totara Lodge! We did so much exploring around the area and had such a great base to come back to.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

We stayed at the totara lodge for 2 nights and it was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the totara lodge for 2 nights and it was amazing. It was a great experience. The view from the cabin at night was magical especially with the fire on place. A beautiful place to getaway, romantic too!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Excellent Eco-friendly facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Eco-friendly facilities. Bedroom was nice and warm, and the covered-in kitchen area was also warm thanks to the little fireplace- the perfect place to relax and watch the rain fall amongst beautiful scenery.

A 5 star "glamping" experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Waitakere House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder season tariff
Feb 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$50
From
$57
 
 
Low season tariff
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
$43
From
$50
 
Available
Unavailable

Amenities

Waitakere House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming

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